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Media entity download seeks to solve a content management issue when dealing with files and media.
Last week, Dries Buytaert published a post detailing the organisations that sponsor Drupal. It’s an insightful report, and we’re proud to be represented among the top 30 contributing organisations globally based on the number of Drupal.org commit credits.
This is due to the hard work of our development team. We’ve written before about why we think businesses should pay developers to contribute to open source, and we continue to practice what we preach.
I spend around 20% of my work week contributing to open source, primarily Group – the Drupal 8 module I wrote to allow you to create arbitrary collections of content and users, and grant access control permissions on those collections. Check out all the reasons Group is awesome!How much time I spend on open source.
Before I joined Deeson I worked almost exclusively on Group in my own time. My previous employer promised me time for Group but I could never really get round to it properly during office hours. It started putting a massive strain on my personal life. Since joining Deeson, I work one day a week on contrib or core.
My main focus is Group, which gets the most attention throughout the year. However, sometimes I need to add or fix something in core so I focus on that instead. That may take up several weeks but in the end I always return to Group.
I now only spend my personal time reading incoming issues, blog posts and Twitter about Group and coming up with architecture. The actual coding is done during office hours.Employer buy in is key.
Deeson cares about what I work on, encourages me to work on high-visibility modules and issues, and generally gives me the space I need to properly contribute back to the project.
They recognise the fact that this type of work leads to a high level of expertise which in turn benefits the company in the quality of the work we do for clients.
Deeson ranks top of the list for me, hands down, when it comes to agency commitment to encouraging developers to work on open source projects. When they say I get one day a week, I get one day a week.
Only over the summer with people on vacation was I asked to cover for others for a couple of weeks. Which is only natural when you’re part of a team. The rest of the year I really get the time I need to keep up with my contributions.Contributing to open source makes for better developers.
Open source is what I do. The inherent constant peer review is exactly what I need because I don’t have a degree in computer sciences. If it weren’t for the way open source works, I wouldn’t be the developer I am now. It has really helped my hone my skills in a way that education probably never could.
In other words: My job would probably suck if it weren’t for the fun aspects open source software has to offer!
If you want to work for an agency that offers paid time to support open source projects, check out our current vacancies.
Prepare to start in the middle
Help your peers get up to speed before Drupalcon so that while at Drupalcon you can more quickly go beyond “getting everybody on the same page” and move on to making decisions and defining next steps.
It helps getting this info out there before Drupalcon because Drupalcon itself is where you then get together to decide and agree on path(s) forward.
Help people prepare so that you can start in the middle.
Maybe the feedback forces a restart from scratch after all because the problem is actually a different one than initially imagined. That’s still a win :)
Drupalcon is a great way to connect with the known experts and to onboard new experts.
Let us know what you hope to achieve.Tags drupalplanet
In a bit less than a week's time of writing this post, I’ll be packing my bag and getting ready to fly from Edinburgh to Vienna for the annual DrupalCon event.Bryan Gruneberg Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:40
For those reading this who don’t already know, DrupalCon Europe is a community-focused event intended to bring existing community members together as well as encourage new participation in the project. There are a number of session tracks focusing on broadly accessible topics such as “Being Human” all the way through to the detailed and technical sessions. There are also sprint workshops focused on adding features and fixing bugs in the existing and future version of Drupal. In a very real sense, there is something for everyone.
Compared with some of the other Amazee Labs team members, I am a relative DrupalCon newbie. I’ve only recently moved to the UK, so this will be my second DrupalCon. For some of the team members, this will be their 10th or even 15th DrupalCon!
Something that struck me last year, and that I’m really excited to see again this year, is the diversity of the attendees and how much work the organisers and community put into making the event accessible. I’m really looking forward to seeing people from all ages, races, and genders getting together under the banner of something we all have in common, namely our support (albeit in varied forms) for the Drupal Open Source project.
There is a growing sense of excitement in our daily standups and on our Slack channels as we draw closer to this year’s event. We have people coming from across Europe, South Africa, the UK, Taiwan, and the USA. While most of us are traveling to the event by way of planes, trains, and automobiles we can proudly boast that one of our team members is cycling all the way from Zurich to Vienna through the Alps! This is not the result of a lost bet between rivals but rather Amazee’s latest “Extreme Challenge” participant. Check out the Tour de Drupalps if you are (understandably) intrigued. You can also follow @dasjo or the #drupalps on Twitter.
Amazee submitted a number of session proposals this year and we are extremely proud of our team members who were selected to share their knowledge and ideas with the Drupal community.
Dania and Michael from the Amazee Group will present “How to go from one to seven companies around the world and how to run them”.
Bastian and Tyler from Amazee.io will be showing us “Power to the People - How using containers can make your life easier”.
With so many of our core team members working all over the world, we love to take these opportunities to have some real-world and in-person conversations. Our team dinner is a great opportunity to buy that person - who is usually on the other side of the world - a beer to say thanks for that one time where they made magic happen on that deadline that needed to get done that one Friday. It’s also a great opportunity to seek out that core or module developer and say thanks for all their efforts on the Drupal project.
Looking beyond ourselves, we’re also really excited to see what other companies and teams are doing and thinking. Josef is super excited for the Community Summit on Monday. Mary is excited to see the presentation on “Teaching Clients How to Succeed”, and I’m looking forward to seeing a presentation on Drupal & Ethereum as well as the Commerce 2.0 “Lessons Learned”.
If you’re attending, I hope to see you around! If you’re not attending you’ll be able to follow along with us. During the course of DrupalCon we will be posting at least one blog post per day on our Amazee Labs blog about the various events and highlights of our team’s experiences, so check back here and keep an eye out for our various social media posts.
Here is where we seek to bring awareness to Drupal modules running on less than 1% of reporting sites. Today we'll investigate Module Sitemap, a module which will help you navigate through pages associated with modules you have enabled on your site. We also briefly review the Coffee module.
I'll be presenting at DrupalCon Vienna next week as part of my evangelising against static design tools like Photoshop, InVision, and Sketch. The talk will cover items such as "What's the problem we are trying to solve?", "Why do static tools not solve the problem?", and "Why is working with component design and design in the browser the most sustainable solution?".
I got a request today from a former colleague:
Tasty Backend provides a ready made administration experience for day-to-day content administrators.
Most admin users won't, and shouldn't, have full access to the Drupal administration backend. They need to concentrate on tasks like adding and managing content, taxonomies, menus, and possibly other users. They do not need access to configure views, install/configure modules, or any other full administration privileges.
The idea of this module was born on a project where instead of Commerce Customer Profiles, user profiles were displayed in the checkout process with Commerce User Profile pane module. Instead of creating new customer profiles for each order, a user can see and modify its current profile data in the checkout process. Because we still need to keep track of actual billing data for an order, we developed this module that saves actual revision id of an account to each order.
We used to feel satisfied with just giving a few lectures at Drupal Global Training Day. What do we see now? We see young Drupal developers who are hungry not only for knowledge but for practice, too.
Данное решение позволяет подключить Ваш интернет-магазин к облачному сервису КОМТЕТ Касса с целью соответствия требованиям 54-ФЗ для регистрации расчетов с использованием электронного средства платежа в сети Интернет.
Drupal deployment automation for Pantheon hosting - save time, make deployments safer, automate your testing workflow, and leave the boring repetative work to the computers!
If you want to build a large, multi-level drop-down menu in Drupal 8, then the Superfish module is a great choice.
The Superfish module makes use of the jQuery Superfish menu plugin, which is useful for multi-level drop-down menus. Superfish has more features than most dropdown menus. It supports touch devices and keyboard interaction.
Ctanywhere (Change text anywhere) module helps site admin to find and replace text anywhere in the drupal site. This avoids many form alters for text changes and also helps site admins to change text at places where developers find difficult to alter the texts.
Site admin must add a url, text to find in the url and text to replace values in the admin section. This module then finds and replaces text at the particular url.
Summits are one-day events focused around specific topics and areas of practice that gather people in specific industries or with specific skills to dive deep into the issues that matter and collaborate freely.
Nonprofit Summit (Wed)
The BADCamp Nonprofit Summit (NPS) is back in Berkeley for 2017 with even more opportunities for nonprofits and developers to collaborate, learn, and grow! We’ve got a full day of case studies, presentations, and small-group breakout sessions, all led by nonprofit tech experts. Come discover new tools and strategies, learn how to use them, and make contacts with other members of the Drupal nonprofit community!Higher Ed Summit (Thurs)
The Higher Education Summit is a unique opportunity for site owners, IT managers, developers, content creators, and agencies dedicated to supporting and advancing the use of Drupal in academia to share, learn, and strengthen our community of practice. Through panels, talks, and ample breakout sessions, participants share and learn from one another’s victories and challenges, and build momentum in cross-institutional initiatives. Drupal behind the login. This year's theme is using Drupal as a collaboration tool (intranets, research sites, data sharing, administrative tasks, portals, etc.).Front End Summit (Thursday)
Perhaps more than any other discipline, front-end development has been rapidly evolving over the past several years to accommodate an ever-changing variety of workflows, toolsets, best practices, and technologies. As BADCamp turns 10, let us acknowledge the past, assess current trends, and discuss the future of front-end development at the Frontend Summit.Backdrop Summit (Wed)
Backdrop CMS is a content management system based on the Drupal you know and love, but with a new mission that aims to decrease the cost of long-term website ownership. The goal of this Drupal fork is to empower more people to do more things on the web. At the Backdrop Summit you'll learn about the Backdrop software and its differences from the Drupal CMS.DevOps Summit (Thurs)
Want to accelerate development at your organization? The DevOps Summit is about inspiring people (aka YOU) with new processes and tools to help transform ideas into working web applications. We’ll be discussing topics like automated testing, continuous integration, local development, ChatOps, and more. Along the way you’ll have a chance to pick the brains of leading DevOps professionals in the Drupal community. Anyone who is looking to work with happier development teams while saving time and money should attend.Do you think BADCamp is awesome?
Would you have been willing to pay for your ticket? If so, then you can give back to the camp by purchasing an individual sponsorship at the level most comfortable for you. As our thanks, we will be handing out some awesome BADCamp swag as our thanks.We need your help!
BADCamp is 100% volunteer driven and we need your hands! We need stout hearts to volunteer and help set up, tear down, give directions and so much more! If you are local and can help us, please sign up on our Volunteer Form.Sponsors Drupal Planet
After the success of last year's GSOC project with Drupal, I thought it would be a great idea to see if we could take what we did there (server-side encryption) and do something similar on the client side. The benefit of this approach is that unencrypted content/data is never seen by the hosting server. So it's not necessary to trust it to the same degree. This has been a requested feature for some time, and become very popular within the instant-messaging space.
I posted the idea, but wasn't sure how much traction there would be given the additional complexity. Before long, there were two interested students, Marcin Czarnecki and Tameesh Biswas, who were interested in the project given their interest in cryptography. They both wrote very good proposals, which we in the Drupal community accepted.
With the help of Adam Bergstein (my co-mentor from last year) and Talha Paracha (last year's student), we were able to mentor both students in working towards completing their projects, even with the added complexity. Unlike last year, users' passwords couldn't be used to encrypt anything because the site has access to these. An out-of-band mechanism was necessary to perform the encryption, public-key cryptography. It needed to be in the hands of users themselves instead of being handled implicitly by the server.
I'm delighted to report that both students passed. The community can now take their projects and build upon them. Please review the new Drupal modules at Client-side content encryption (overview) and Client Side File Crypto (overview). If there are any issues, please open tickets in the respective queues.
This article, Client-side encryption options now available in Drupal, appeared first on the Colan Schwartz Consulting Services blog.
Shoehorns Twig template compiling into Drupal 7. Especially useful when you already have twig templates rendering your components in another system (e.g., an external styleguide) and don't want to re-implement everything in PHPTemplate.Installation Download the Twig library
This project depends on the Twig PHP library, which can be installed one of three ways: