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Arpit Jalan: GSOC 2016- Making Label Detection results configurable and improving documentation- Week 12

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 9:02am
TL;DR Last week I had worked moving the helper functions for filling Alt Text of image file to a new service; and moving the reused/supporting functions of the tests to an abstract parent class, GoogleVisionTestBase. This week I have worked on improving the documentation of the module and making the label detection results configurable.
With all major issues and features committed to the module, this week I worked on few minor issues, including the documentation and cleanup in the project..
It is an immense pleasure for me that I am getting the feedbacks from the community on the Google Vision API module. An issue Improve documentation for helper functions was created to develop more on documentation and provide the minute details on the code. I have worked on it, and added more documentation to the helper functions so that they can be understood better.
In addition, a need was felt to let the number of results obtained from the Vision API for each of the feature as configurable, and allow the end user to take the control on that. The corresponding issue is Make max results for Label Detection configurable. In my humble opinion, most of the feature implementations and requests to the Google Cloud Vision API have nothing to do with allowing the end user to configure the number of results. For instance, the Safe Search Detection feature detects and avoids the explicit contents to be uploaded, and does not need the number of results to be configurable. However, the taxonomy tagging using Label Detection should be user dependent, and hence, I worked on the issue to make the value configurable only for Label Detection purpose. This value can be configured from the Google Vision settings page, where we set the API key. I have also developed simple web tests to verify that the value is configurable. Presently, the issue is under review.
I have also worked on standard coding fixes and pa-reviews and assisted my mentor, Naveen Valecha to develop interfaces for the services. I assisted him on access rights of the functions, and fixing the documentation issues which clashed with the present one.
Lastly, I worked on improving the README and the module page to include all the new information and instructions implemented during the Google Summer of Code phase.
With all these works done, and all the minor issues resolved, I believe that the module is ready for usage with all the features and end user cases implemented.
Next Week, I’ll work on creating a video demonstration on how to use Google Vision API to fill the Alt Text attribute of an image file, detect the emotion in the user profile pictures and to group the similar images which share the same dominant color.
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The Domes of Ishaq-Zahur RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 August 2016 - 9:00am
I’ve said it countless times before and I’m sure will say it many more times in the future: there’s no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from for their games. Sometimes that comes from new world books. Sometimes that comes from new monster compilations. Sometimes that comes from full adventures. The […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Four Kitchens: Launch Announcement: American Craft Council

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 9:00am

The American Craft Council (ACC) gets a shiny new Drupal 8 site, encouraging visitors to appreciate the culture of craft. […]

Categories: Drupal

Migrate Google Sheets

New Drupal Modules - 16 August 2016 - 8:40am

The migrate_google_sheets module provides a Migrate Plus data parser plugin for Google Sheets.

Requirements
  • The source Google Sheet will need to be published and viewable without authentication.
  • Migrate Plus
Examples

The migrate_google_sheets_example submodule provides a fully functional and runnable
example migration scenario.

Categories: Drupal

SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 Miniatures Skirmish Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 August 2016 - 8:00am
SLA Industries has been around as an RPG for a while, coming out originally in 1993. Originally released by Nightfall Games, it puts players in a horrific reality filled with horrible monsters, where the population is kept in check by crazy reality tv shows (and this was decades before we got Jersey Shore!). The game […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Alpha Release Cycle: Running a Successful EA Program - by Josh Ge

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 August 2016 - 7:59am
Sharing the entire process behind building a single major alpha version, from start to finish. Project management and marketing all in one!
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Making Drupal User File Uploads Safe(r)

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 7:48am

Do you let users upload files to your Drupal site? You know that "user" is a synonym for attacker, right?.

To keep your Drupal site secure you need to remember and account for the fact that any string or file upload that comes from a user can be an attack. Even if you don't let users register without administrator approval, a site user may have re-used their password or otherwise have their account compromised and then used to attack the site.

Tags: acquia drupal planet
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Invisible Sun RPG Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 August 2016 - 7:00am
Monte Cook Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Invisible Sun, their new mystery-filled RPG. This ambitious project takes gaming to a different plane, filled with secrets both within the game and within the game components. It is also designed to tackle that biggest of gaming problems: getting an entire group together on a regular […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Zivtech: 3 Developer Podcasts to Hear

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 6:58am
Podcasts are a great way to get intel on the go. Listen while you walk, drive, exercise, or unwind. According to recent research in The Infinite Dial 2016, podcast listening has experienced sharp gains, with an average of 5 podcasts consumed per week.


If you can think of a topic, there’s probably a podcast about it. Web development is no different. Here are three podcasts to listen to if you’re a developer. Code Newbies​ For new developers, it’s enlightening to listen to others talk about how they started coding and the struggles that they faced along the way. Saron always interviews interesting people (including many women in tech) and has a segment where she asks about the worst advice the interviewee has ever received. With over one hundred episodes, there’s a lot of content to leave you feeling inspired. Javascript Jabber This podcast has an incredible amount of content at over two hundred episodes and counting. Rather than a single interviewee, the episodes include panels of individuals, all with different but equally insightful perspectives. As a newer developer, you’ll get exposure to new concepts and resources, which is extremely valuable considering Javascript is all the rage these days. PhillyDev Podcast This podcast is fairly new and was created by a NYCDA grad. It’s fun and informative and provides a closer look at the Philly tech scene: it highlights the movers and shakers, how they got into the field, and the technologies they use. Steven always includes his “sweet nug” segment where he asks the interviewee to share a piece of wisdom or a recommendation for his listeners.

Do you have a favorite podcast about development? Let us know in the comments below!

Categories: Drupal

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Friends Like These Adventure For Star Wars RPG

Tabletop Gaming News - 16 August 2016 - 6:00am
The operatives of the Rebel Alliance will go anywhere and do anything in order to keep a system free from the tyranny of the Galactic Empire. But you never know who you can really trust, because the Empire has their own operatives roaming around. Also, the various native populations of the planets might have their […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

InternetDevels: Lviv Euro DrupalCamp 2016: every drupaler’s destination for September 3-4

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 5:47am

Greetings, dear readers! We have recently welcomed you behind the curtains to show you how we organize our famous IT events. And now it’s time to announce one of them approaching! This is a very famous annual Drupal meetup, long awaited by so many people across Ukraine and beyond. Lviv Euro DrupalCamp 2016 in the magic city of Lviv is coming on September 3-4!

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When Game Design Goes too Far - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 August 2016 - 5:09am
It's very easy for game designers to go crazy with adding content to their games, but there is such a thing as going too far with building a game.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Communication Tips for the Video Game Music Composer - by Winifred Phillips

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 August 2016 - 5:07am
Good communication amongst team members can make or break the development of a game. This article highlights some GDC 2016 sessions that discuss this topic, and also includes a personal anecdote from the development of the SimAnimals game.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Jay L.ee: How To Make The Web Widgets Module Work With Drupal 7.50

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 5:04am

For users of the awesome Web Widgets module, you'll notice that it'll no longer work after installing Drupal 7.50. But after digging into this issue, I realized that the problem was much simpler than I had originally imagined (Drupal 7.50 supporting PHP 7). Sometimes all it takes is to just RTFM lol. Anyway, here's how to solve it:

1) Understand what the source of the issue is. The cause of the problem was "Protection against clickjacking enabled by default".

Tags: Drupal 7Drupal Planet
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ComputerMinds.co.uk: Dependency Injection - how to access services in controllers

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 5:00am

If you are trying to get to grips with Dependency Injection in Drupal 8 then here is a walk-through of how I applied it in one of my Drupal 8 test projects.

I have a project I have been using to investigate Drupal 8 since alpha10 which has been invaluable in my learning process. But as a result, some of my code is over 2 years old and written when I barely had a grasp of Drupal 8 concepts.

In the past week a very old @todo jumped out to me:

Categories: Drupal

Pokemon Go’s future is bleak without game balancing - by Dan Bergin Holly

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 16 August 2016 - 2:56am
Pokemon Go may be wildly successful, but as with any uber-hyped game, it faces a struggle in the long term. Here, we analyse what Niantic needs to consider with game balancing and what other developers and studios can learn from the game.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Views Token Argument

New Drupal Modules - 16 August 2016 - 1:07am

Views Token Argument allows you to use token as contextual filter for Views.

You can use both current user values or the entity related to the current page (for example the current node on node/x pages, or the user on user/x, etc.).

This module is very simple with very few lines of code.

This module has no dependencies but uses Token module to browse available tokens.

Categories: Drupal

Drupal goes to Rio

Dries Buytaert - 16 August 2016 - 12:05am

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro enters its second and final week, it's worth noting that the last time I blogged about Drupal and the Olympics was way back in 2008 when I called attention to the fact that Nike was running its sponsorship site on Drupal 6 and using Drupal's multilingual capabilities to deliver their message in 13 languages.

While watching some track and field events on television, I also spent a lot of time on my laptop with the NBC Olympics website. It is a site that has run on Drupal for several years, and this year I noticed they took it up a notch and did a redesign to enhance the overall visitor experience.

Last week NBC issued a news release that it has streamed over one billion minutes of sports via their site so far. That's a massive number!

I take pride in knowing that an event as far-reaching as the Olympics is being delivered digitally to a massive audience by Drupal. In fact, some of the biggest sporting leagues around the globe run their websites off of Drupal, including NASCAR, the NBA, NFL, MLS, and NCAA. Massive events like the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, and the Olympics run on Drupal, making it the chosen platform for global athletic organizations.

Categories: Drupal

Dries Buytaert: Drupal goes to Rio

Planet Drupal - 16 August 2016 - 12:05am

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro enters its second and final week, it's worth noting that the last time I blogged about Drupal and the Olympics was way back in 2008 when I called attention to the fact that Nike was running its sponsorship site on Drupal 6 and using Drupal's multilingual capabilities to deliver their message in 13 languages.

While watching some track and field events on television, I also spent a lot of time on my laptop with the NBC Olympics website. It is a site that has run on Drupal for several years, and this year I noticed they took it up a notch and did a redesign to enhance the overall visitor experience.

Last week NBC issued a news release that it has streamed over one billion minutes of sports via their site so far. That's a massive number!

I take pride in knowing that an event as far-reaching as the Olympics is being delivered digitally to a massive audience by Drupal. In fact, some of the biggest sporting leagues around the globe run their websites off of Drupal, including NASCAR, the NBA, NFL, MLS, and NCAA. Massive events like the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, and the Olympics run on Drupal, making it the chosen platform for global athletic organizations.

Categories: Drupal

Observations From A Gamer's Chair: Fun in Games

RPGNet - 16 August 2016 - 12:00am
Who gets the most enjoyment out of a roleplaying session?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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