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Email attachment helper

New Drupal Modules - 21 April 2017 - 3:05pm

This is a module for developers who want to attach files programmatically to emails send from Drupal 8.

This module has no configuration options.

Example:

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Super Powers Unleashed For Savage Worlds Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 3:00pm
Just about all of us wish we had some form of super power. Maybe it’s super speed, or flight, or heat-vision, or weather control. Whatever it might be, heading out and fighting crime with our powers (or perhaps being a super villain) isn’t really something we can do. But we can all live vicariously through […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

AcadeCon Gaming Convention Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 2:00pm
There’s a ton of things that go into running a gaming convention. Trust me, I know. One of the things it takes is money. If you want to book a convention space, have special guests, get special room rates, and have all the tables, chairs, and other million “little things” you need to make a […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Goblins: Ready Set Destroy Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Goblins might work together some of the time, but they’re just as ready to attack one-another as they are humans or elves or dwarves or such. They’re also rather sneaky, so you’ve gotta watch your back against surprise attacks. Keep your wits about you and you might just survive Goblins: Ready Set Destroy, a new […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Axon Punk: Overdrive RPG Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 1:00pm
Odd coincidence that within just a couple of days, we’ve had two stories that involve rap/hip-hop. *puts Danger Doom back on the radio* In this case, it’s Axon Punk: Overdrive. It’s a hip-hop/cyberpunk game where players must work together in order to defeat the oppressive corporations and governments in the near-future megacities of 2085. The […]
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RETS

New Drupal Modules - 21 April 2017 - 12:52pm

Integration Real Estate Transaction Standard. Primary designed for work as internal Drupal Real Estate module, but later divided to separate module.

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Valve aims to improve Dota 2 matchmaking by tying phone numbers to accounts

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 21 April 2017 - 12:26pm

Valve hopes to cut down on the number of people that use multiple accounts by requiring players to register a phone number prior to joining ranked queue. ...

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Arthur Lives! 2nd Edition Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 12:00pm
Pretty much all of us know of the Arthurian legends. Whether it’s because we’ve read the classic tales, seen the musical Camelot, or simply watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you know about the knights of the round table and the adventures they go on. Well, Arthur Lives! lets you play those classic characters […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Don't Miss: Multiplayer level design tips from a Call of Duty modder turned pro

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 21 April 2017 - 11:18am

Treyarch's Muhammad Ayub talks about the different design elements and considerations that go into creating a quality multiplayer map for a first-person shooter like Call of Duty. ...

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Friday Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 11:00am
Well, it’s Friday again. Woo! I hope your week went by as quickly as mine did. Being busy after a long weekend will do that. And this weekend looks to be really busy as well. Lots of projects just showed up at the door that I will be dealing with on Sunday as well as […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Valuebound: Object-Oriented Programming Concepts in PHP - Part 1

Planet Drupal - 21 April 2017 - 10:45am

PHP is a server-side scripting language, mainly used for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. Object-Oriented Programming (PHP OOP),  is a type of programming language principle added to php5, that helps in building complex, reusable web applications.

In this blog, we will be explaining some of Object-Oriented Programming concepts in PHP with  some examples.

The  Object Oriented concepts in PHP are :

  • Class 
  • Objects
  • Inheritance
  • Interface
  • Abstraction
  • Magic Methods

Class  & Object:

  • Class is a programmer-defined data type, which includes local methods and local variables.
  • Class is a collection of objects. Object has…
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One Page Rules Adds Wormhole Demons and Wood Elves

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 10:00am
One Page Rules is constantly looking to add more armies to their games. This update, there’s a pair of new ones for you fantasy players out there. They’ve got Wormhole Demons, which are broken up into four distinct groups that you can mix-and-match as you please. They’ve also got Wood Elves, a pretty traditional type […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Standalone Content

New Drupal Modules - 21 April 2017 - 9:33am

This module provides URL paths to display content (nodes, blocks, etc) as a standalone page.

This can be useful in situations such as personalisation, where content needs to be swapped out.

The module does not handle any of the personalisation - it only provides the URL for the content.

It draws from work done in the following projects:
https://www.drupal.org/project/esi
https://www.drupal.org/project/colorbox_node

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Tim Millwood: The Future of Drupal

Planet Drupal - 21 April 2017 - 9:22am
The Future of Drupal

Over the past month there has been a lot of focus on Drupal, the community. More recently it seems people are back to thinking about the software. Dave Hall and David Hernandez both posted eye opening posts with thoughts and ideas of what needs doing and how we can more forward.

A one line summary of those posts would be "We should slim down core, make it more modular, and have many distros".

To a degree this makes sense, however it could cause divergence. Core is not great at all following the same pattern, but contrib is even worse. As part of the Workflow Initiative specifically there is a lot of work going on to try and get the Entity API aligned, get many more entity types revisionable and publishable, using common base classes, traits, and interfaces. If we maintained Node, Block Content, Taxonomy, Comment, etc all as separate projects then there's a chance less of this would happen. Also by doing this we are laying out foundations and setting examples to be followed.

One solution to this may be to follow Symfony (yet again), they have a monolithic project but then split this up into the various components, which are "read only" repos. It's be pretty awesome if we could do this with Drupal. From there we could make Drupal downloadable without many of the core modules. People with the right skills can create a composer.json file to pull in exactly what parts of Drupal are needed, others could use a form on d.o to select which parts are wanted, which downloads a compiled zip.

What would be more awesome is if we could abstract more of Drupal out of Drupal. Imagine if the Entity API was a PHP generic library. Imagine if you could create a Laravel or Symfony app with Nodes. This would be really tricky, especially since Dries announced the plans to make Drupal upgrades easy forever, but possible.

Currently most Drupal sites are still on 7, and here we're talking about what would be Drupal 9? Maybe we need to take step back and look at why sites aren't being upgraded. Dave mentions "A factor in this slow uptake is that from a developer's perspective, Drupal 8 is a new application. The upgrade path from Drupal 7 to 8 is another factor." Although another reason is also why would a company spend the tens of thousands upgrading to Drupal 8? It looks at works (from a users point of view) the same as Drupal 7. Drupal is a CMS, a Content Management System, and the management of content is more or less the same. Yes, with initiatives like Workflow and Media this is changing, but even then similar functionality can be achieved in Drupal 7 with contrib modules. Will Drupal 8 be the version to skip? go straight from 7 to 9?

As Drupal is now pretty firmly an enterprise platform we need to look at this from a marketing point of view. What is going to sell Drupal 9? Why are people going to upgrade? What do they really want? Is a slimmed down core and more modular application really the selling feature that's wanted?

Drupal is a CMS, quoting Dave again "do one thing and do it well". We need to focus on making the authoring experience awesome, and the workflows that go along with it awesome too. This should all be done in a consolidated way to make managing Node content, Block content, etc just as intuitive as each other. If during this process we can also make things more modular, and less Drupally, that'd be awesome!

timmillwood Fri, 21/04/2017 - 17:22 Tags drupal-planet drupal 8
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April Releases Available From CMON

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 9:01am
It’s release day for a bunch of new games and expansions from CMON. That includes one of my new favorite games, Ethnos. Other than that, Rum & Bones 2nd Tide, the Pets expansion for Arcadia Quest, and 75 Gnom’ Street are all available now down at your gaming shop. From the announcement: New releases from […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Fall Weiss Expansion Available for Ostfront

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 9:00am
The opening to WWII was quick and brutal. The Germans swept into Poland using their Blitzkrieg tactics (so called because it was “as fast as lightening”). Then, after the decisive victories there, they turned their attention towards France, heading there and conquering that country in also rather rapid form. The Fall Weiss expansion of Ostfront […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Mediacurrent: ngconf 2017 - Build with Us

Planet Drupal - 21 April 2017 - 8:03am

The first week of April I was among the attendees at the year’s largest US Angular conference, ngconf, in Salt Lake City, Utah. As one of the keynote speakers last year, I was excited at the opportunity to attend again, and curious about how different the atmosphere would be this time around. Last year the community was anxiously awaiting the release of Angular 2.0, and this year 4.0 was released just before the conference.

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The Hunter’s Guild: Heralds of the Winter’s Moon Expansion Available For Guild Ball

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 8:00am
Here’s one that I’ve been waiting several months to post. The new expansion for the Hunter’s Guild for Guild Ball is now available from Steamforged Games. You’ve got a new captain, a new mascot, a new veteran player, and a new regular player. Want to get a look at what they do before you buy […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Dave Hall Consulting: Many People Want To Talk

Planet Drupal - 21 April 2017 - 7:52am

WOW! The response to my blog post on the future of Drupal earlier this week has been phenomenal. My blog saw more traffic in 24 hours than it normally sees in a 2 to 3 week period. Around 30 comments have been left by readers. My tweet announcing the post was the top Drupal tweet for a day. Some 50 hours later it is still number 4.

It seems to really connected with many people in the community. I am still reflecting on everyone's contributions. There is a lot to take in. Rather than rush a follow up that responds to the issues raised, I will take some time to gather my thoughts.

One thing that is clear is that many people want to use DrupalCon Baltimore next week to discuss this issue. I encourage people to turn up with an open mind and engage in the conversation there.

A few people have suggested a BoF. Unfortunately all of the official BoF slots are full. Rather than that be a blocker, I've decided to run an unofficial BoF on the first day. I hope this helps facilitate the conversation.

Unofficial BoF: The Future of Drupal

When: Tuesday 25 April 2017 @ 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Exhibit Hall - meet at the Digital Echidna booth (#402) to be directed to the group
What: High level discussion about the direction people think Drupal should take.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post had this scheduled for Monday. It is definitely happening on Tuesday.

I hope to see you in Baltimore.

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New Dreadnaught, Hobbit Miniatures Available to Order From Forge World

Tabletop Gaming News - 21 April 2017 - 7:00am
Two ends of the spectrum, of sorts, with new figures over in the Forge World webshop this week. On one side, you’ve got a new Space Wolves Contemptor Dreadnaught (with and without weapon arms). On the other side, you’ve got some new characters available for The Hobbit. From the website: A pelt-clad, stomping hulk of […]
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