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Zero to Drupal: Headless Drupal & AngularJS Hackathon - St. Louis

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2014 - 3:14pm
What do you get

When you cross Drupal, AngularJS, and a room full of folks eager to learn more about Drupal 8, api's, rest services, and front-end frameworks? You get St. Louis' first Headless Drupal Hackathon...that's what!

When

Thursday, October 23rd - 6:30p - 9:00p

Where

The Journey - Reber Place 4900 Reber Place St. Louis, MO

Details

For the first time in our beloved history as a Drupal User's Group, we will be hosting our first interactive meetup. Our goal is to collectively build a faux pizza ordering app using Drupal 8 as a backend, and AngularJS as the front end.

For more information, see our Meetup event page for more info.

Hope to see you there!

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Dynamic View Mode

New Drupal Modules - 11 October 2014 - 1:10pm

This module creates a "dynamic" view mode that gets replaced by a view mode specified in the node edit form.

How is this useful?

For example, to create views of rendered nodes that display with different layouts:

For a quick guide of how to use this module, see this quick tutorial. API function to allow setting the view mode programatically is available.

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Medium

New Drupal Modules - 11 October 2014 - 11:27am

The Medium module provides a field widget for textareas using MediumEditor.js (https://github.com/daviferreira/medium-editor).

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SitePoint PHP Drupal: DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 Report

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2014 - 8:00am

As has been the pattern of many recent DrupalCons and Camps, DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 was all about Drupal 8 and the changes that it’s bringing to the platform and community.

This has coincided with an increase in attendance at Drupal events (2300 in Amsterdam) and an increasing professionalism to DrupalCons. Drupal 8 has pulled us (sometimes forcibly) from out of our comfort zone and into the wider PHP and developer community. This has resulted in more talks covering a variety of non-Drupal topics, which, in my opinion, is a great thing.

The big news of the conference came on day 2, with Drupal 8 finally making it into beta. You can now effectively build basic sites in Drupal 8. In fact, a few brave souls already have, and I intend to do so too with my next site.

Dries Keynote

The regular ‘Driesnote’ was a thought provoking academic discussion on a current hot topic in the Open Source world, sustainability of projects and funding models. He started by stating that there are actually few good Open Source examples we could be following. In Dries’ opinion, the prevalent model of one company funding development is not a good one. Instead he suggested we look to other models, especially the concept of how Open Source software could be treated as a public good, or to coin a British term, ‘The Commons’. He used the example of public roads to show how community desire and amateur implementation can grow. Firstly via business investment (and sometimes privatization) and often resulting in Government control and management. To summarize:

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