The Week in Drupal: April 1, 2015

Submitted by Wayne Eaker on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:12am

A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: March 25 - April 1, 2015.

News

Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, April 1

Community Notes

Drupal Association: 2015 At-Large Board Elections Announced

Drupal Association: Drupal Association Board Meeting: 18 March 2015

Drupal.org Content Strategy Update: What are we up to?

Drupal 8

Angie Byron: How and why D8 Accelerate is spending your hard-earned cash

Entity Storage, the Drupal 8 Way

Tutorials

Define Custom Validation using Field Validation in Drupal 7

How to Easily Create Drupal Views in Code

How to combine two facet items in Facet API

Form API #states

Mapping with Leaflet and IP Geolocation in Drupal

The Drupal mail system

Adding native JSON storage support in Drupal 7 or how to mix RDBM with NoSQL

Integrating Recurly and Drupal

Blog Posts and Podcasts

Modules Unraveled Podcast: 131 The Job Market in Drupal with Mike Anello

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source

The 5 Commandments of Accessible Forms

DrupalEasy Podcast 147: Ted's Phone Number (Adam Hoenich - Drupal Module Upgrader)

Lessons from DrupalCamp London

Chen Hui Jing: 542 days as a Drupal developer

Interesting New Modules

Views HTTP Headers - This module provides a views area plugin that allows you to specify custom http headers that should be output when the view is displayed.

EntityBulkDelete - Allows you to delete entities in bulk using batch processing API.

Field Type Generator - This module is a code generator for Drupal developers. It generates much of the code needed to create custom field types, as a downloadable module.

Features Package Settings - This module provides additional settings for Features modules, such as disabling automatic state checking when loading the Features admin page.

Pathauto Force Regenerate - Allows you to regenerate path aliases for content that already has an alias.

Slickmap IA (sandbox) - Slickmap IA modules provides a quick way to visualize Drupal sitemap in Information Architecture phases. Great way to review IA with client while utilizing Drupal menu.

Upcoming Events

DrupalCamp Florida - April 11 - 12, Orlando, Florida

DrupalCamp Stanford - April 10 - 11

Drupal Dev Days - April 13 - 19, Montpellier, France

Drupal Dev Day NYC - April 19, John Jay College, NYC