A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: April 1 - 8, 2015.
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Blog Posts and Podcasts
This topic is similar to what I'll be presenting at DrupalCon Los Angeles
Discusses the new Configuration Management system in Drupal 8 and dives into RESTFUL Drupal.
Interesting New Modules
This module provides rules events, actions, and conditions related to Drupal project update statuses. Imagine being able to send an email to your task management app with the server name, project name, and release info every time a security update is needed.
HTML Diff is an extension of the Diff module. While the Diff module itself only compares the source code of two revisions, HTML Diff lets you compare the rendered HTML code visually - like WYSIWYG. This should enable non-technical editors to review diffs without dealing with HTML tags.
Organic group cardinality (sandbox)
Limit the number of group content nodes a group can have, either per group member, node type or per user.
Menu Lockdown provides a friendly utility for blocking access to specified paths on specific environments. This helps ensure certain pages, like site-building admin pages, will not be casually accessible when they shouldn't be.
CKEditor Entity Embed (sandbox)
Embed entities in text fields that use CKEditor. This module contains a CKEditor plugin that adds a button to the toolbar. That button opens a dialog, which allows you to search for content to embed (the types of content available to render is configurable).
Upcoming Drupal 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