A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: April 15 - 22, 2015.
Limited to under 500 users, apparently. If you haven't been contacted, you're not one of them.
Looks like I have the coveted last session of the day slot on Wednesday.
More consolidation in the mega-agency space.
You can't assume you have libraries like jQuery loaded on every page in D8. You need to specifically include them for your module.
Serializing field data as a single chunk instead of loading all 350 fields (!!!) from their standard tables.
Shows you how to hook into Drupal's ajax events as well as trigger them.
Blog Posts and Podcasts
Weekly Module Review - Fast Permissions Administration
Interesting New Modules
Allows certain user roles to be able to enable or disable a small subset of modules, without providing those users full administrative access. This is useful in certain situations, such as when developing a custom distribution.
Rules Date Check (sandbox)
A small Rules module providing some date and time comparisons and formatting. Useful for comparing the current time to a given hour or day, such when in building conditions like "if it is after 6am on Tuesday..." Since multiple conditions can be applied, conditions like "before 9am between Tuesday and Thursday" can be created. It is particularly useful for cron-triggered rules.
Paragraphs Defaults (sandbox)
Allows setting defaults for Paragraphs fields, which can be used for 2 reasons: to have a set of default paragraphs pre-added and filled in when creating new content, and to batch apply default paragraphs to existing nodes
Allows users to submit entityforms in a group context, and gives access to view/edit/delete those submissions based on organic groups membership and group-level permissions.
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