Drupal by the Drop: November 4, 2015

Wayne Eaker
Drupal by the Drop: November 4, 2015

A review of interesting Drupal tutorials posted this week: October 28 - November 4, 2015.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19

At long last, the release is in sight.

How to Help with the Drupal 8 Contrib Porting Tracker

Help the community track down the porting status of the top 1000 modules.

For Site Builders

Accessibility Linting

A tool for adding accessibility testing to an automated test suite, so it can run on every commit. Cool idea.

Building an Email Notification System for Drupal

This uses the Message module and Rules, which is probably the best way for a site builder to it. Does not require any coding.

For Module Developers

An introduction to preventing SQL Injection in Drupal modules

A good clear example of what not to do and how to fix it.

Disposable Drupal installations with drush

Dynamic field group titles

How to Get a Summary of Watchdog (dblog) Messages

For Themers

Transitioning From theme() and Theme Functions to Render Arrays and Templates

In Drupal 8, the theme functions have been removed. They are all replaced with twig template files. Anywhere you would call theme('xxxxxx') in Drupal 7, you now use a render array.

Custom Drupal 404 Pages

Upcoming Drupal Events

DrupalCamp Mexico - November 5 - 7
DrupalCamp Chattanooga - November 7
DrupalCamp Scotland - November 7
DrupalCamp Oslo - November 14 - 15
Drupal 8 Release Parties - They are all over the world, November 19. Check Drupical for the closest one near you.