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Feeds Spreadsheet

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 5:38am

Provides an Excel parser for Feeds, which allows us to import very big data from Excel files. It's similar to Feeds Excel. The key difference is the library they are based on. Feeds Spreadsheet uses Spreadsheet Parser library which has much better performance than PHPExcel.

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Blair Wadman: Introduction to PHP type-hints for Drupal 8 development

Planet Drupal - 15 June 2017 - 3:44am

When you are calling a function or method that has an argument(s), you don’t always know what type (array, object, string etc) of argument to pass to the function. And if you end up passing in the wrong type, you’ll get a less than helpful error.

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Eventor

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 3:44am

Simplifies dispatching and handling events. No need to keep track of underscored event names.

The main idea is to give your event class a readable name. The method name for handling that event in your event listener must be prefixed with when.

Examples:

Event: UserHasRegistered
Method: whenUserHasRegistered

Event: EmailWasSent
Method: whenEmailWasSent

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Commander

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 3:39am

Provides a command bus

All you need to do is to create two classes, command and command handler, and pass the command object to the command bus.

How to use the module

1. Create your command handler plugin. That is a class that knows how to execute your command. You can inject any services into your handler class.

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Amazee Labs: Lead Developer UK Conference 2017, Day 1

Planet Drupal - 15 June 2017 - 3:38am
Lead Developer UK Conference 2017, Day 1

On June 8 and 9, I attended the Lead Developer UK conference for the first time. Its unique format allowed us to learn about leading and motivating teams in the tech industry from experts.

Josef Dabernig Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:38

The Lead Developer conference was my first non-Drupal conference in quite some time and I’m happy to write that I picked the right one. Not only could I learn and verify a lot of thoughts about leadership but it also gave me a new set of role models to be inspired by.

The outstanding single-track program featured blocks of 3 sessions, most of them around 30 minutes with some shorter ones of around 10 minutes and some longer ones up to 50 minutes. Let me share a few of my personal highlights: 

Patrick Kua – The Constant Life of a Tech Lead kicked off the conference by reminding us about the basics of leadership in tech and that we should focus on values and principles rather than tools or implementation details. People are unique, they differ and we need to find the right approach depending on the situation. It is especially important to help your team as much as possible by providing the necessary context to accomplish their goals, which is often forgotten in my experience.

Constant Life of a Tech Lead from Patrick Kua

Katherine Wu – Ask vs. Guess Culture Communication brought back the idea of how differently people “tick”. Are you a more upfront person that prefers a clear communication style with others, or are you more on the side that expects someone to read between the lines and work based on assumptions? I definitely find myself more on the guess culture side and knowing that this is not how everyone works already helps a lot.  

Anjuan Simmons – Leadership Lessons from the Agile Manifesto gave a very personal track record of how he mastered leadership for himself and his teams. Working with a hero analogy, Anjuan mentioned that as tech leads we get called for the adventure, we get mentored with wisdom and are provided gifts to finally approach the boss level and return to improve the ordinary world. A tech lead guides other people on paths they have already taken. How does Anjuan motivate his team? At any cost, he will try to preserve the dignity of each team member and therefore earn their trust to together iterate and improve.

Erika Carlson – Better: Fearless Feedback for Software Teams provided helpful insights for one of the topics I most struggle with: giving good feedback. Aside from the general feedback categories: positive to encourage and constructive to improve, there’s also a category that is often missed not considered. “Passive feedback” means that you don’t give feedback at all and that also mean something to your peers. Giving the right amount of feedback in time is critical to any healthy relationship. I also liked to find out about 360 feedback and the idea of having a dedicated #thanks slack channel to collectively practice appreciation.

Better - Fearless Feedback for Software Teams from Erika Carlson

Nickolas Means – The Original Skunk Works concluded the first day. It was a detailed look at the history of the aircraft manufacturer that showed what incredible achievements they could make based on Kelly’s 14 Rules. Providing a system to innovate and release quickly (continuous integration & deployments) was critical to the success of this team.

The slides for all of the talks are available and I added the links to them above. On top of the inspiring talks, the conference had some more features I really liked too. Meri Williams was hosting the conference in a well-organized and entertaining way and followed up on a code of conduct issue in a constructive way. The conference also had a live captioning feature of all the talks on a screen, which helped me follow the massive flow of audio information and was even entertaining at times.

At #leaddev conference in London today. All talks are live-captioned by @whitecoatcapxg, which is awesome. pic.twitter.com/KVcDdSsypu

— Mehdi El Gueddari (@MehdiElGueddari) June 8, 2017

Next week, let’s follow up with a summary of day 2 and conclusions for The Lead Developer UK conference.

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Product group builder

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 3:28am

Adds a page for creating a product display node with products consisting of product bundles, based on some assumptions:

- Only one product per bundle product.
- No pricing rules.
- SKUs are auto-generated.

You can adjust the settings for which field holds the products, and which node type is the content type for the product display.

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Cache compression

New Drupal Modules - 15 June 2017 - 2:49am

This module compresses data that is serialized for the expirable key-value and cache storage, in order to mitigate the problem of database max_packet_size errors.

For now, only zlib compression is supported.

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heykarthikwithu: Drupal - simplytest.me, Evaluate Drupal Projects Online

Planet Drupal - 14 June 2017 - 8:20pm
Drupal - simplytest.me, Evaluate Drupal Projects Online

How to use simplytest.me, to evaluate drupal projects online?

heykarthikwithu Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 08:50:40 - IST, Asia/Kolkata
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myDropWizard.com: Efficiently Manage Events on Your Drupal Site in a Way That Even an Intern Can Do!

Planet Drupal - 14 June 2017 - 1:51pm

When you're running your non-profit, there is so much to do: basically an unlimited amount of work, right? Board meetings, fund-raising - and then there's the actual world-changing work you signed-up to do!

Our ongoing series of helpful tips (click here to subscribe via e-mail) continues today with some help on how to efficiently manage one of the most common and important aspects of any non-profit: EVENTS.

In this article, we'll talk about how to setup events in Drupal, and at the end, there's a video tutorial showing the process step-by-step.

Read more to see how!

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Jacob Rockowitz: Coming to an agreement within the Drupal community and sponsoring a Webform feature

Planet Drupal - 14 June 2017 - 11:19am

Hi, my name is Jacob Rockowitz and I'm the individual responsible for maintaining the Webform module for Drupal 8. Two weeks ago, I posted Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? documenting my journey and experience building and maintaining the the Webform module for Drupal 8. My goal was to document the current state of the Webform module, while simultaneously planning for the project’s future growth and sustainability. One of the steps toward accomplishing this is an idea I put together called "Sponsor a Feature".

"Sponsor a Feature" is a process encouraging organizations to hire Open-source software maintainers and contributors to build features and fix issues that directly impact a company's project. Two key concepts behind "Sponsor a Feature": all work would be open source and the sponsoring organization would pay for tangible and immediate results directly to the working individuals.

I feel that selling "Sponsor a Feature" to the Drupal community is going to be an uphill climb, especially because no one can technically sell Drupal. In other words, no one is used to paying directly for open source work. For now, I am going to tread lightly when talking about "Sponsor a Feature". For example, last week, I wrote about how Crowdfunding does not help grow Drupal's community to explore the different ways people are currently funding open source development. On Twitter, Adam Bergstein‏ (@n3rdstein) and I began a conversation about how an organization might pay a project maintain/developer.
(https://twitter.com/n3rdstein/status/872856666114580482).

Putting together an agreement that pays a developer to deliver...Read More

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Paragraphs fields

New Drupal Modules - 14 June 2017 - 11:16am

Feature fields under active development

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Web Wash: Automatically Generate URL Aliases using Pathauto in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 14 June 2017 - 11:00am
Pathauto is a module which lets you automate the generation of URL aliases in Drupal. Instead of the URL being "/node/123", you can have "/blog/article/why-use-drupal". The module allows you to define custom patterns which are generated when an entity is created. URL aliases or URL slugs, help with search engine optimization and they're more user-friendly. Drupal core has supported URL aliases for a long time, but they weren't automatically generated. Pathauto helps with automating the process. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create aliases and patterns, and how to bulk generate paths.
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Simple Podcast

New Drupal Modules - 14 June 2017 - 10:11am
Simple Podcast

Simple Podcast is just that - a simple module for quickly setting up one or more podcasts within your Drupal site, and immediately having an iTunes compatible xml podcast feed, no coding or extensive configuration required.

Alternatives to this Module

While we think this module is the simplest solution, there are other ways to achieve the same end goal:

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Elevated Third: What is Elevated Third, Denver Website Agency

Planet Drupal - 14 June 2017 - 10:07am
What is Elevated Third, Denver Website Agency What is Elevated Third? Tony Dryer Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:07

Elevated Third’s namesake is rooted in company culture. It comes from the art world and refers to the experience one has when looking at a particularly moving or captivating piece of art. When you have a “get it” moment—that flash of understanding—an elevated third experience is created between the medium and you, the viewer.

At Elevated Third, a Denver website agency focusing on Drupal, we strive to replicate this experience for our clients, our partners, and our employees.

Our Culture 

Our culture and work ethic is based on an idea that the right environment can foster incredible talent. We don’t exclusively hire people who fit a job description, instead we hire people who are smart enough to grow into their own description. We choose employees based on their aptitude to overachieve. Then, we observe. We figure out what said employee is particularly good at and we create a job description around their strengths.

This practice is easier said than done. It requires a scaffolding of actionable core values and exceptional hires who allow their peers to be vulnerable. Because, of course, learning means making mistakes.

Ultimately, it is an environment of support, vulnerability, and observation that allows us to foster talent instead of hire it based on a list of requirements and a resume. The results: employees who feel important, who produce great work, and who are happy to work hard.

On top of all the standard agency perks like snacks and foosball, our new core values are essential to establishing and maintaining our internal culture here at Elevated Third. They are the guidelines for personal success. Following them is the best way to be successful at our Denver website agency. When our employees are successful, the company will prosper. Establishing the core values in late 2016 has had a direct impact on the business success we have seen thus far in 2017.

 

  Core Values

When we first got together to determine our core values, we knew it was not going to be a simple process. We had to get it right, and we had to take the time to carefully craft each value.  

We started by listing attributes that we believe make our employees successful. Things like accountability, effectiveness, work ethic, engagement, curiosity, positive energy, empathy, confidence, and thoughtfulness to name just a small sampling. For the next few months, we boiled down our list and crafted them into similar groupings. From these groups, the five values that we have now started to make themselves clear. It was a long, sometimes tedious, yet fulfilling experience.

The Elevated Third Core Values:

  • Start with empathy. Respect and honesty come first. Care about our clients, our users and each other.
  • Lean in and keep moving. Stay engaged, positive and persistent. Bring energy and never quit.
  • Make an impact. Seek out and solve the right problems. Be fearless! Fight for the win-win.
  • Be a remarkable player. Put the team first. Step up when it’s time, inspire by example.
  • Own the outcome. Take responsibility for results. Embrace data celebrate effectiveness and face failures. Never stop improving.

The core values we have put in place guide all the decisions we make within our Denver website agency. They help inform everything from questions in an interview process, project decision making, peer to peer feedback, internal growth strategy, and long-term client relationships. Every single aspect of the business can be applied to the five core values. Since implementing them we are seen our decision-making process become much more focused, both short term and especially long term.

 

 

We’ve made an initiative out of preventing the typical cliched core value design. Figuring out creative ways to implement them into our everyday process has become a necessary challenge. We specifically seek out the traits that the values exemplify in our hiring process. In addition, all new hires see the exact debut presentation our company founders shared during the core values unveiling meeting.

Our core values are meant to stand against the core value bandwagoners, they run through our day-to-day, our hiring, and our attitudes.

Each and every day, we’re seeking the elevated third experience.

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Perspective

New Drupal Modules - 14 June 2017 - 9:11am

From the https://www.perspectiveapi.com/ website:

What if technology could help improve conversations online?

Discussing things you care about can be difficult. The threat of abuse and harassment online means that many people stop expressing themselves and give up on seeking different opinions.

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Vasily Yaremchuk: Kiev Drupal Camp 2017: The First Impression

Planet Drupal - 14 June 2017 - 6:35am
Kiev Drupal Camp 2017: The First Impression root Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:35

I took part in Kiev Drupal Camp 2017 last weekend. It was a good decision to go to the code sprint. I'm sure that the second day of the conference was much better than the first one with formal presentations. My personal thanks to Dmitry Drozdik, Dmytro Danylevskyi and Alexander Schedrov for their help to meet OpenY.

The main issue of the first day was that presentations went in several 4-5 streams in different rooms and I missed a lot of useful information. Fortunately, Conference organizers recorded videos of all presentations.

On this Camp I had presentation: Paragraphs are more powerful than you can expect.

There was not enough time. I tried to provide the extended overview and 3 demonstrations, but overview was very short and demos weren't very attractive. There is the video above.

Also you can download PDF with slides by the link http://abzats.com/kiev17.pdf

Planet Drupal LandingPage Drupal 8
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Webform Paypal (hv)

New Drupal Modules - 14 June 2017 - 3:36am

This modules provides PayPal button behaviors when submitting a webform. That is, it builds a https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr upon webform submission and redirect to the PayPal platform.

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Piwik reporting API

New Drupal Modules - 14 June 2017 - 3:22am

Provides an API to retrieve statistics from the Piwik open source web analytics platform. This module is intended for developers to integrate statistics in their projects, it has no UI for end users or site builders.

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