It is not true that in order to live one has to believe in one's own existence. There is no necessity to that.
XHProf is a hierarchical profiler for PHP. It reports function-level call counts and inclusive and exclusive metrics such as wall (elapsed) time, CPU time and memory usage. A function's profile can be broken down by callers or callees. The raw data collection component is implemented in C as a PHP Zend extension called xhprof. XHProf has a simple HTML based user interface (written in PHP). The browser based UI for viewing profiler results makes it easy to view results or to share results with peers. A callgraph image view is also supported.Install XHProf
I made sure xhprof-0.9.2 was installed inside the www-directory of the webserver.
Provides a simple HTML5 geolocation service. User's location is returned in a callback via jQuery.
Geolocate module provides a more mobile friendly user geolocation service for Drupal. Most other geolocation solutions in Drupal seem to use a stored field, which doesn't make a lot of sense on the real time web. (Eg. why would you need to update the user's profile each time their location changes?)
Drupal 8 is the talk of the town and hopefully by Barcelona time, it can be the headliner. But with all of the excitement, there will also be changes that come with the new release. Drupal developers have grown used to using hooks throughout Drupal's history, but ‘times are changing’ as Joe Shindelar (eojthebrave) notes in his session about the new patterns Drupalistas will need to learn to make Drupal 8 work.
Since the last Drupal 8 core update, the API module maintainers started looking for co-maintainers, and Two-Factor Authentication was rolled out to anyone with the Community role on Drupal.org (among other improvements).What's new with Drupal 8?
Drupal 8's minimum PHP version increased to 5.5.9, and minimum PostgreSQL version increased to 9.1.2. Also, tim-e handed off co-maintainership of the Contact module to Jibran Ijaz and Andrey Postnikov; and Frando stopped being a maintainer of the Entity, Form, and Render systems — special thanks to both tim-e and Frand for their amazing contributions!
Some other highlights of the month were:
- A bunch of usability problems on the advanced search form, on autocomplete controls in modal dialogs, and on the modules/extend page were fixed.
- Brian Altenhofel at VMdoh listed 6 reasons why Drupal 8 is an exciting step forward, and Gábor Hojtsy announced a multilingual site-building hacks contest.
- The D7 to D8 migration path saw some work, as the dblog and syslog modules got upgrade paths.
- Dylan Tack at Metal Toad explained why Drupal 8 won't ship with REST content negotiation, and Darryl Norris explained how to request a node via REST using web services.
- Sascha Grossenbacher at MD Systems wrote a script to run tests on modules with D8 support, and Jon Peck at Four Kitchens explained his progress porting Site Audit to Drupal 8.
- To improve performance, CSRF links were made cachable, all token replacements now have cacheability metadata, and for certain LanguageManager strings, the number of calls to the t() function were reduced.
- Amber Matz of Drupalize.me wrote an article on learning Drupal 8 by looking at boilerplate code,
- Tim Millwood explained how to override Drupal 8 services, and Alex Pott at Chapter Three continued his series on configuration management with a post on configuration dependencies.
- To improve the developer experience, Text input form elements were documented as part of the push to move away from a monolithic, manually-maintained HTML file documenting the Form API, the custom menu caching strategy in the Toolbar module was replaced with Core's standard caching, and the Symfony response view listener learned to accept PSR-7 Response objects.
- A lot of discussion on building Drupal 8 sites is happening in the g.d.o group on Drupal 8 production sites.
- ThemeManager::theme() was renamed to ThemeManager::render()
See Help get Drupal 8 released! for updated information on the current state of the software and more information on how you can help.
We're also looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. Contact mparker17 if you'd like to help!Drupal 8 In Real Life
- Drupal Camp Costa Rica will be July 29–31 in San Pedro Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica. The schedule includes sessions on the RESTful features of Drupal 8, Drupal 8 for small sites, theming D8, migrating D7 sites to D8, writing D8 modules from scratch, and the Drupal Console project. Don't forget to register!
- There will be a Drupal 8 sprint weekend July 31–August 2 in the Wunderkraut offices in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
- DrupalCorn Camp 2015 will be July 31–August 2 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA, with sessions on D8 media management, and a full-day sprint. Early-bird tickets are already sold out, but you can still register for regular-priced tickets.
- Design4Drupal will be July 31–August 2 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, featuring sessions on Drupal 8 theming, and Drupal 8 for designers.
- Drupal Camp PA will be August 1–2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA with sessions on Drupal 8 theming and asset management.
- Drupalaton will be August 6–9 in Lake Balaton, Keszthely, Hungary. Tickets are still available, but you must sign up for the Drupalaton sprints separately. There are a number of sessions on Drupal 8 plus a full day of sprinting!
- acouch and the other awesome folks at NuCivic are organizing a Hackathon in Lieu of DrupalCamp Wisconsin on August 7 in Madison, Wisconson 53703.
- Drupal Rush In Sprints #2 will be held August 8 in Delhi, India.
- One of the biggest Drupal sprints every year, the Drupal MidWest Developers Summit will be August 12–15 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Don't forget to register for this awesome event!
- Drupal Camp Asheville will be August 14–15 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. August 14th will be a day of sprints!
Do you follow Drupal Planet with devotion, or keep a close eye on the Drupal event calendar, or git pull origin 8.0.x every morning without fail before your coffee? We're looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. You could either take a few hours once every six weeks or so to put together a whole post, or help with one section more regularly. If you'd like to volunteer for helping to draft these posts, please follow the steps here!
One of the most frequent questions we get asked by OSTraining members is this:"Is there an easy shopping cart for Drupal?"
Don't get me wrong. Drupal Commerce is a great system, and we have a detailed video class explaining how to use it. But no-one would describe Drupal Commerce as easy, and Ubercart is equally difficult.
There are few other valid e-commerce options. One, called Basic Cart, works great but doesn't actually have any payment options.
So in this tutorial, we'll explain how to use Shopify.com and Drupal together. Shopify is a robust option and can reduce the burden of maintaining an e-commerce store.
Whether you're counting Business Summit attendees or conference registrants with C-Suite titles, last year DrupalCon Europe saw about 500 attendees who were highly interested in the business-side of Drupal. As we saw in the Business Track and the business-related BoFs, there is a strong interest at Cons for not only learning the skills to code better, but also to make your business better, and DrupalCon Barcelona will be no different.
Last year we conducted a Drupal Job Market survey to better understand the opportunities for those who know Drupal. The survey showed strong demand for Drupal skills and demonstrated why Drupal is a rewarding and potentially lucrative career path. We are conducting another survey this year.
This year we are adding questions about compensation to help Drupal talent and hiring organizations benchmark themselves.
You can expect to see the results from the survey published in late August. Thank you for taking the survey!
This module is designed to provide a way for a VIEW to expose in the page settings the use of Entity Types or Entity Bundles as permission controls.
When using Menu Tabs, the need to limit those to a particular entity was a requirement in some situations. Without writing custom code every time, this module was born.
Allows users to authenticate against a SAML identity provider to login to your Drupal site.
Recently, I wrote a blog post on the benefits of integrating your website and CRM, and Anthony followed up with another on the typical integration patterns you commonly see. Annertech have a lot of experience integrating Drupal websites with various CRMs, so this is the start of a new series on CRM integration where we will go into more detail on some of the more popular CRMs we’ve worked with.
This was our 9th critical issues discussion meeting to be publicly recorded in a row. (See all prior recordings). Here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from Friday in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:
If you also have significant time to work on critical issues in Drupal 8 and we did not include you, let me know as soon as possible.
The meeting log is as follows (all times are GMT real time at the meeting):
https://www.drupal.org/node/2524082 => Config overrides should provide cacheability metadata [
=> 147 comments, 39 IRC mentions
https://www.drupal.org/node/2429617 => [PP-1] Make D8 2x as fast: SmartCache: context-dependent page caching (for *all* users!) [
=> 226 comments, 21 IRC mentions
https://www.drupal.org/node/2524082 => Config overrides should provide cacheability metadata [
=> 147 comments, 40 IRC mentions
https://www.drupal.org/node/2525910 => Ensure token replacements have cacheability + attachments metadata and that it is bubbled in any case [
=> 176 comments, 29 IRC mentions
http://drupal.org/node/2538228 => Config save dispatches an event - may conflict with config structure changes in updates [
=> 6 comments, 1 IRC mention
WimLeers: little late because I'm in a sprint and was helping people ;<
The upgrade path we're talking about http://drupal.org/node/2528178
http://drupal.org/node/2528178 => Provide an upgrade path for #2354889 (block context manager) [#2528178]
=> 143 comments, 1 IRC mention
berdir: is talking about http://drupal.org/node/2513094
http://drupal.org/node/2513094 => ContentEntityBase::getTranslatedField and ContentEntityBase::__clone break field reference to parent entity [
=> 36 comments, 1 IRC mention
Have you ever needed a quick and easy way for a site admin to contact a customer on a Drupal Commerce-powered site to send a message about his or her order? For example, to ask the customer question about the order, or to provide him or her an update on the order status?
Introducing Commerce Customer Contact, a module that extends and customizes the Contact module in core to display a contact form in any or all of the following places:
As one of Canada’s most successful integrated media and entertainment companies, Corus have multiple TV channels and websites for each channel.
It had been a challenge to have multiple channels' live schedule data displayed on websites. All the data are from a central repository. It became a little bit difficult since the repository is not always available. We had used Feeds module to import all the schedule data. Each channel website keeps a live copy of the schedule data. Things got worse because of the way we update the program items. We delete all the current schedule data in the system and then imported from the central repository. Sometimes, our schedule pages became empty because the central repository is not available.
Pedram Tiv, the director of digital operations at Corus Entertainment, had a vision of building a robust schedule for all channels. He wants to establish a Drupal website as a schedule service provider - content as a service. The service website download and synchronize all channels schedule data. Our content manager can also login to the website and edit any schedule items. The site keeps all the revisions for the changes. Since, the central repository only provide raw data, It is helpful we can edit the scheduled show title or series name.
I loved this brilliant idea as soon as he had explained it to me. We are building a Drupal website as a content service provider. It means we would build a CMS for other CMS websites. Scalability is always challenging for a modern website. To make it scalable, Pedram added another layer of cache protection. We added S3 cache between the schedule service and the front end web servers. With it, schedule service can handle more channels and millions of requests each day. Front end websites download schedule data from the Amazon S3 bucket only. What we did is creating and uploading seven days' schedule data to S3. We set up a cron job for this task. Every day, It uploads thousands of JSON schedule files for different channels in different time zones of next seven days each time.
This setup offloaded the pressure of schedule server and let it serve unlimited front end users. It gives seven days of grace period. It allowed the schedule server to be offline without interrupting the service. One time, our schedule service was down for three days. The schedule service was not affected because we have seven days of schedule data in an S3 bucket. By using S3 as another layer of protection, it provided excellent high availability.
Our schedule service have been up and running for many months without a problem. There are over 100,000 active nodes in the system. For more detail about importing large number of content and building an efficient system, we have some other blogs for this project.
So, it turns out the Drupal CMS can be beautiful. I kid you not! Anditko has updated the Adminimal theme with a material skin based on Android Lollipop. I've mentioned Adminimal before, an admin theme that greatly improves the look and feel of Drupal’s CMS, and the latest update takes it that step further into the land of stunning.
Commerce integration with the VirtualMerchant payment processor.Origin