David Hernandez, (davidhernandez), one of the DrupalCamp New Jersey organizers as well as one of the "evolution of Drupal governance" volunteers and Manager of Learning and Contributions at FFW and an Acquia certified Grand Master joins Mike Anello to talk about all of this roles (and a few more), trends in Drupal meetups, regional camps, and DrupalCons, event organizer burnout, and Docksal. In addition, we really had to work to figure out the answer to one of the "five questions".Interview
- DrupalCamp NJ - February 2-4, 2018.
- Community Governance Meeting Takeaways blog post.
- Evolving Community Governance - Survey Results and a Call to Action blog post.
- Docksal - Docker-based local development environment.
- Mastering Drupal Development Workflows with Pantheon - begins February 27.
- MyDropWizard.com - Long-term-support services for Drupal 6, 7, and 8 sites.
- WebEnabled.com - devPanel.
- DrupalCamp New Jersey - February 2-4, 2018.
- Florida Drupalcamp - February 16-18, 2018.
- DrupalCon Nashville - April 9-13, 2018.
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Out of the Box has just been Committed to Drupal Core 8.6.x
After two years of planning, discussing, and (eventually) coding, the "Out of the Box" initiative has just been committed to Drupal Core.markconroy Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:30
One of the things most often requested of Drupal has been a better experience "Out of the Box", so that when a new users installs it they see something more positive than a message saying "You have not created any frontpage content yet".
To that end, a strategic initiative called the "Out of the Box Initiative" was set up. I was a member of that team. What we sought to do over the past two years was create a website for a (fictional) publishing company. We decided upon the name "Umami" for a food publishing company, publishing articles and recipes. We went through the full web design process - user stories, validation, requirements gathering, wireframes, design, development ... up to creating what we called the "MEGA Patch". And then submitted about 50 versions of it.
This week we hoped our work would be committed to Drupal 8.5.0-alpha1, but we just missed that deadline. Instead, we had a meeting with the product owners last night to have the final "Needs Product Owners Review" tag removed from the "Create experimental installation profile" issue. Here's the video of that demonstration and meeting:
Following that meeting, the tag was removed and our code was committed to Drupal 8.6.x. This means you'll see it shipping in Drupal in September at the latest, but we hope to get the final beta blockers fixed to have it backported to 8.5.0-beta. If you'd like to help squash some of the bugs, follow these "Out of the Box" issues. Here's the tweet from @webchick (THANKS!) announcing it:
So, what is in this commit?
This commit brings a new installation profile to Drupal. The profile is called "Umami" and has a corresponding "Umami" theme. It creates three content types - basic page, article, and recipe. It has listing pages for articles and recipes, some promotional blocks, a homepage, contact form, and search page. It is a fully-featured (small) website built using only (stable) Drupal core modules.
We are not using experimental modules such as content moderation, layout builder, media, etc. Once they are stable, we hope to bring them into the "Out of the Box" experience as well.
If you'd like to install it, try this link on SimplyTest.me.
So I am upgrading my Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7
My site has over 70000 articles.
My developers are telling me that the node number based url of my Drupal 6 site will all change when transferring them to Drupal 7 software.
I do have url aliasing on so they will remain same however my search engine data will change?
Is there anyway to do the 6 to 7 update and preserving the node urls?
Thanks in advance!submitted by /u/froddo7
Another year of work behind which means thousands of patches, new iniatives and modules. Simple put: ever more modern and robust platform to create web applications and sites.
An article  published by Drupal association they gave some recent figures about the development of the framework from last year from which some interesting were:Planet Drupal Community Drupal
We have sat down with our Development manager, Igor and ask him a couple of questions. Enjoy the interview. When did you start working at AGILEDROP and what were your initial responsibilities? I started working at Agiledrop in September 2015 as a junior developer. At first, I was working mainly as a frontend developer with some small site building tasks so that I got more familiar with Drupal (I didn’t work with Drupal before). After few weeks I got more and more backend tasks and soon I became Drupal backend developer. Initially, I was there to learn Drupal and try to improve my… READ MORE
A new Intranet Platform for Allianz Suisse
We are proud to present the new intranet platform for Allianz Suisse. The intranet platform is designed to show the Allianz team news, events and updates and offers all the advantages of a cloud-based platform while conforming to the company’s stringent security standards.Sian Wheeler Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:48
The brand new intranet platform is an internal business tool for Allianz Suisse and thus, not accessible to the public. Thanks to the single sign-on function, users can now log in via Drupal using their existing Allianz account, while the ability to comment on and “like” different topics makes the whole system that bit more engaging.About Allianz
Allianz Suisse offers a range of innovative products and services in all aspects of insurance, pensions and wealth management. With premiums of around CHF 3.6 billion, Allianz Suisse is one of the largest providers of property, casualty and life insurance in Switzerland.About the Project
The project was developed based on Drupal 8, in partnership with drunomics. The platform features a Kerberos-based single sign-on functionality. All users are signed in automatically, while employees are also able to post their own replies to comments and “like” their favourites. Elasticsearch makes it easy to locate documents and content anywhere on the platform, providing the ideal solution in an age where instant access to information is a prerequisite.
As an early holiday present, for December's meet-up we had a very special accessibility guest, Heydon Pickering who chatted about "Prioritizing Accessibility.” For those of you who are veterans of the world of website accessibility, you probably already know a lot about what Heydon has contributed to our field. But for those of you new to this field, let me take a quick minute to give you some more background on our speaker.
Is this something you might like to do on your modules? Read on for more information.by Lee Rowlands / 19 January 2018 What is churn
As Matthias details in his blog post - churn is a measure of the number of times a piece of code has been changed over time. The red flags start to crop up when you have high complexity and high churn.Enter churn-php
Churn php is a library that analyses PHP code that has its history in git to identify high churn/complexity scores.
You can either install it with composer require bmitch/churn-php --dev or run it using docker docker run --rm -ti -v $PWD:/app dockerizedphp/churn run /path/to/codeSome results from core
So I ran it for some modules I look after in core, as well as the Drupal\Core\Entity namespace.Block Content File Times Changed Complexity Score core/modules/block_content/src/Entity/BlockContent.php 41 6 1 core/modules/block_content/src/BlockContentForm.php 32 6 0.78 core/modules/block_content/src/Plugin/Block/BlockContentBlock.php 20 6 0.488 core/modules/block_content/src/Tests/BlockContentTestBase.php 16 6 0.39 core/modules/block_content/src/BlockContentTypeForm.php 18 4 0.347 core/modules/block_content/src/Controller/BlockContentController.php 8 6 0.195 Comment File Times Changed Complexity Score core/modules/comment/src/CommentForm.php 60 45 1 core/modules/comment/src/Entity/Comment.php 55 25 0.548 core/modules/comment/src/Tests/CommentTestBase.php 33 29 0.426 core/modules/comment/src/Controller/CommentController.php 32 20 0.274 core/modules/comment/src/CommentViewBuilder.php 37 16 0.25 core/modules/comment/src/Plugin/Field/FieldFormatter/CommentDefaultFormatter.php 32 18 0.24 core/modules/comment/src/Form/CommentAdminOverview.php 29 17 0.191 core/modules/comment/src/CommentAccessControlHandler.php 17 28 0.19 core/modules/comment/src/CommentLinkBuilder.php 15 29 0.17 core/modules/comment/src/CommentManager.php 29 15 0.157 Drupal\Core\Entity File Times Changed Complexity Score core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/ContentEntityBase.php 115 173 0.808 core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/Sql/SqlContentEntityStorage.php 61 196 0.465 core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/Sql/SqlContentEntityStorageSchema.php 56 203 0.427 core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/Entity.php 131 43 0.212 core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/ContentEntityStorageBase.php 41 105 0.16 Conclusion
So, what to do with these results?
Well I think if you're looking to simplify your code-base and identify places that would warrant refactoring, those with a high 'churn' score would be a good place to start.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.Tagged Drupal Core, Code Complexity, Drupal 8