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Tandem's Drupal Blog: Lando is ready for the masses with RC2 release

Planet Drupal - 31 January 2019 - 12:24am
February 01, 2019 We've waited, we've bided our time, we've gathered data and now we are ready to smite traditional local dev to ruin by unleashing the true power of Lando Holla!!! We are super pumped to announce the release of Lando 3.0.0-rc.2!. About midway through 2018 we reached a few of the milestones we were looking for: Over 5,000 monthl...
Categories: Drupal

Effective Game Design: Software Challenges - by Pavel Shylenok

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 30 January 2019 - 10:08pm
Game design is the most important part of every game, but there are no specific tools for game designers. Dialogues must have a diagram-like layout to keep them organized, a game library database requires more structured storage...So what can we do?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Dries Buytaert: 2019 Australian Open 'aces' the digital experience with Acquia and Drupal

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 6:00pm

Since I was young, I've been an avid tennis player and fan. I still play to this day, though maybe not as much as I'd like to.

In my teens, Andre Agassi was my favorite player. I've even sported some of his infamous headbands. I also remember watching him win the Australian Open in 1995.

In 2012, I traveled to Melbourne for a Drupal event, the same week the Australian Open was going on. As a tennis fan, I was lucky enough to watch Belgium's Kim Clijsters play.

Last weekend, the Australian Open wrapped up. This year, their website, https://ausopen.com, ran on Acquia and Drupal, delivered by the team at Avanade.

In a two-week timeframe, the site successfully welcomed tens of millions of visitors and served hundreds of millions of page views.

I'm very proud of the fact that many of the world's largest sporting events and media organizations (such as NBC Sports who host the Super Bowl and Olympics in the US) trust Acquia and Drupal as their chosen digital platform.

When the world is watching an event, there is no room for error!

Team Tennis Australia, Acquia and Avanade after the men’s singles final.

Many thanks to the round-the-clock efforts from Acquia's team in Asia Pacific, as well as our partners at Avanade!

Categories: Drupal

Flag conditional confirm

New Drupal Modules - 30 January 2019 - 4:45pm

This module adds a "Conditional Confirm Form" link type for Flags. This
allows administrative users to set Flags to use the Confirm form only
under certain conditions.

For example, and administrator could set a Flag to require confirmation
when unflagging content but not when flagging.

The administrator will have this additional setting when configuring
the flag:

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: How to Display Flickr Images on Your Drupal 8 Site

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 4:00pm

The Drupal 8 "Flickr" module allows you to insert Flickr images or photosets (albums) on your site, without the need of keeping the images on your server. This has a couple of advantages (we won’t discuss the disadvantages in this tutorial):

  • Less use of resources on your own server
  • Improvements on the performance of the site
  • You avoid copyright issues in your site, Flickr takes care of that
  • Make use of thousands of Flickr images available under CC License.
Categories: Drupal

DrupalEasy: Make 2019 the Year of Drupal Talent Development

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 3:01pm

All sorts of organizations have made their predictions and proclamations about what 2019 will be the year of... Some say it is the Year of Optimism and growth for helicopters, others, …of the Hack & Slash, …of indigenous languages, …of the electric SUV, and even the International Year of the Salmon.  It all comes down to what someone sees as an important aspect of their field to promote or what is or should be a trend.  DrupalEasy would therefore like propose we make 2019 the Year of Drupal Talent Development.

As an active member of the community, we've observed, had great discussions and provided several sessions at Camps and Cons about the talent shortage in the community as well as how to build a Drupal career. We feel it is pretty important to Drupal. Right now, there are more than 2,000 jobs requiring Drupal skills on Indeed, and hundreds more continually being added. The Drupal Association also recognized the need, as we discovered while putting together this blog post, with the introduction of a Drupal Educational Opportunities Newsletter, which will help get the word out to those looking to further their skills, and those looking to start a career in Drupal.  

As a training organization, we not only train within the community, but bring in new people to develop passion for Drupal. We’ve had over a decade to watch people who started out not being able to spell Drupal develop the commitment and skills to excel at it. We’ve seen our Drupal learning community grow, diversity, and expand internationally, as new students hone their skills and strive to contribute to the community while they do it. Through all of this talent development for Drupal and the community, most gratifying is seeing the companies and organizations compete for the people building rewarding and fulfilling careers through experience and participation. 

How can we make it the Year of Drupal Talent Development?  A simple way is for each of us to simply sharie information on Drupal as a career and the opportunities in Drupal to those who may benefit from it. For those with the need and resources, providing the education and training needed for individuals or teams. There are some great resources to get information about Drupal as a career

The US Department of Labor has an Occupational Outlook Handbookprovides summaries of careers including salary ranges, anticipated job growth, and types of work environments.  Their entry on Web Developer careers, though not specific to Drupal, seems to track pretty well. There is also great salary information about Drupal specific web development through the Indeed Salary Tool, as well as Glass Door's version

Of course, salary is just a part of it, so a few years ago, we put together a Drupal Career Resources page to provide an index of information, insight and news for those looking to get into Drupal. It is a quick way for those of us who are in the community to share a lot of information.    

We also truly believe that solid education in the ways of Drupal is key to get and keep people active in the community.  Mike Anello teaches our our 12-week live, Drupal Career Online course twice each year.  The career technical education course is licensed as a certificate program through the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education.

Drupal Career Online is a  comprehensive program that includes 2 class sessions and one co-working lab session each week, along with Mike's office hours and access to other training provider resources, most recently Drupalize.me.  Participants are also provide rich learning resources including a lesson guide, class slides, links to go further in-depth into topics, and a screencast for every lesson, which is all accessible through a session-specific class web site. 

Prior to each DCO session, we hold Taste of Drupal mini-webinars to introduce people to Drupal, Drupal careers and our course.  There are 2 more sessions before the Spring 2019 session of Drupal Career Online kicks off on February 25th.  Those interested can sign up for a Taste of Drupal, or contact us to get more information.      

Categories: Drupal

DrupalEasy: Make 2019 the Year of Drupal Talent Development

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 3:01pm

All sorts of organizations have made their predictions and proclamations about what 2019 will be the year of... Some say it is the Year of Optimism and growth for helicopters, others, …of the Hack & Slash, …of indigenous languages, …of the electric SUV, and even the International Year of the Salmon.  It all comes down to what someone sees as an important aspect of their field to promote or what is or should be a trend.  DrupalEasy would therefore like propose we make 2019 the Year of Drupal Talent Development.

As an active member of the community, we've observed, had great discussions and provided several sessions at Camps and Cons about the talent shortage in the community as well as how to build a Drupal career. We feel it is pretty important to Drupal. Right now, there are more than 2,000 jobs requiring Drupal skills on Indeed, and hundreds more continually being added. The Drupal Association also recognized the need, as we discovered while putting together this blog post, with the introduction of a Drupal Educational Opportunities Newsletter, which will help get the word out to those looking to further their skills, and those looking to start a career in Drupal.  

As a training organization, we not only train within the community, but bring in new people to develop passion for Drupal. We’ve had over a decade to watch people who started out not being able to spell Drupal develop the commitment and skills to excel at it. We’ve seen our Drupal learning community grow, diversity, and expand internationally, as new students hone their skills and strive to contribute to the community while they do it. Through all of this talent development for Drupal and the community, most gratifying is seeing the companies and organizations compete for the people building rewarding and fulfilling careers through experience and participation. 

How can we make it the Year of Drupal Talent Development?  A simple way is for each of us to simply sharie information on Drupal as a career and the opportunities in Drupal to those who may benefit from it. For those with the need and resources, providing the education and training needed for individuals or teams. There are some great resources to get information about Drupal as a career

The US Department of Labor has an Occupational Outlook Handbookprovides summaries of careers including salary ranges, anticipated job growth, and types of work environments.  Their entry on Web Developer careers, though not specific to Drupal, seems to track pretty well. There is also great salary information about Drupal specific web development through the Indeed Salary Tool, as well as Glass Door's version

Of course, salary is just a part of it, so a few years ago, we put together a Drupal Career Resources page to provide an index of information, insight and news for those looking to get into Drupal. It is a quick way for those of us who are in the community to share a lot of information.    

We also truly believe that solid education in the ways of Drupal is key to get and keep people active in the community.  Mike Anello teaches our our 12-week live, Drupal Career Online course twice each year.  The career technical education course is licensed as a certificate program through the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education.

Drupal Career Online is a  comprehensive program that includes 2 class sessions and one co-working lab session each week, along with Mike's office hours and access to other training provider resources, most recently Drupalize.me.  Participants are also provide rich learning resources including a lesson guide, class slides, links to go further in-depth into topics, and a screencast for every lesson, which is all accessible through a session-specific class web site. 

Prior to each DCO session, we hold Taste of Drupal mini-webinars to introduce people to Drupal, Drupal careers and our course.  There are 2 more sessions before the Spring 2019 session of Drupal Career Online kicks off on February 25th.  Those interested can sign up for a Taste of Drupal, or contact us to get more information.      

Categories: Drupal

Commerce Quantity Pricing

New Drupal Modules - 30 January 2019 - 2:39pm

// Todo: Expand this

Commerce Quantity Pricing allows you to directly couple the quantity of a product to the price a customer pays, based on Taxonomy term.

e.g If you sell 100 envelopes, you might want to have the customer pay $10, but if they buy 150, you want them to pay $8.

How to use during dev

Settings page will come later, core functionality is key currently.

Categories: Drupal

Video: King's guide to level design for casual games

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 30 January 2019 - 1:08pm

King's Jeremy Kang takes the stage at GDC Europe 2016 to deliver a rare look at how King (Candy Crush Saga) goes about designing levels for its various free-to-play mobile games. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Webform Submission Import

New Drupal Modules - 30 January 2019 - 1:02pm

Allows admin to upload a CSV of form submission data for import into a forms existing submissions.

Install as normal. A new tab labeled "Import Submissions" will be added to your webform (i.e. /admin/structure/webform/manage/{my_form_id}).

From there, simply upload a CSV file with the first row containing headers that match the field names from your form. Any extra columns are ignored.

Form fields are validated on import, so any data from your CSV that does not pass validation will be skipped and logged.

Categories: Drupal

John Svensson: Convert from Drupal 8 tarball to Composer

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 12:46pm

If you were an early Drupal 8 adopter you've might have downloaded and installed your Drupal 8 sites by downloading a tarball or using Drush. We did as well, but the benefits of using Composer are so great that it's time to convert those in to being Composer-managed.

Luckily, grasmash has built a great Composer plugin called Composerize Drupal which does all the heavy-lifting for us.

Here's how we did it:

Before you even begin, make sure you branch out $ git checkout -b chore/composerize-drupal

And then we installed the Composer plugin globally:

composer global require grasmash/composerize-drupal

Consider the plugin options available:

  • Use the --exact-versions option if the site is big and complex. Especially if you don't have any good test coverage to ensure your site doesn't break. The option sets the constraints of your composer.json to the exact versions of your currently downloaded modules.

Now we run the command:

composer composerize-drupal --composer-root=. --drupal-root=. --exact-versions

Next:

  • Update your .gitignore and ignore the vendor/, core/ and modules/contrib folders. If the files were already commited you also need to remove them: Ignore files that have already been committed to a Git repository
  • Re-apply your patches! Since all the core code and contrib. modules are managed by Composer you'll need to add those patches to your composer.json:
    Something like this:
"extra": { "enable-patching": true, "patches": { "drupal/core": { "2492171 - Adds transliteration to uploaded file and images": "_kodamera/patches/use_new_transliteration-2492171-72.patch" } } ...

When you run composer install they are automatically applied for you. No more manually work here. Yay!

Do some regression testing and if everything looks fine, you're done! Commit and deploy :)

Categories: Drupal

12 years in, Nintendo is closing down the Wii Shop Channel

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 30 January 2019 - 11:10am

Today marks the last day for the Wii's built-in digital marketplace and many of the WiiWare games that were available exclusively through the storefront.  ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

February marks the final round of PlayStation Plus games for Vita and PS3

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 30 January 2019 - 10:11am

PlayStation has revealed the games it†™ll be offering free to PlayStation Plus subscribers next month, and in doing so revealed the last games to come to both the Vita and PS3 through the program. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

CTI Digital: Drupal Camp London 2019

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 8:46am

Drupal Camp London is a 3-day event celebrating the users, designers, developers and advocates of Drupal and its community! Attracting 500 people from across Europe, after Drupalcon, it’s one of the biggest events in the Drupal Calendar.

Categories: Drupal

DrupalCon News: Community Connection - Garvita Kapur

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 7:57am

We’re featuring some of the people in the Drupalverse! This Q&A series highlights individuals you could meet at DrupalCon.

Every year, DrupalCon is the largest gathering of people who belong to this community. To celebrate and take note of what DrupalCon means to them, we’re featuring an array of perspectives and fun facts to help you get to know your community.
 

Categories: Drupal

Blair Wadman: How do you place a block in a Twig template

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 7:16am

There are various ways you can add blocks to regions in pages in Drupal. You could add it in the block interface, use Panels or Context. But what if you just want to place a block directly in a Twig template?

The simplest way to place a block in a Twig template is to use the Twig Tweak module. Twig Tweak is a very handy module that gives you a range of functions to make theming with Twig easier. Read on to find out how...

Categories: Drupal

Craft of Coding: Drupal on OpenShift: The business value of OpenShift

Planet Drupal - 30 January 2019 - 6:50am

Looking to achieve production grade Drupal deployment using Kubernetes? Find out the business value of running your Drupal site on OpenShift, the industry’s most advanced Kubernetes distribution. Somewhere around 2017, I recall migrating my blog(running Drupal 8 at that time) to Kubernetes, just to test the then uncharted Kubernetes waters attempting to understand the buzz behind […]

The post Drupal on OpenShift: The business value of OpenShift appeared first on Craft of Coding.

Categories: Drupal

Video: Zero Budget Marketing - by Michal Napora

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 30 January 2019 - 6:22am
It goes without saying that in order for your game to succeed, you need to have some marketing behind it. However, that doesn't mean that you need lot's of dollars to do it.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Get an Inside Look on Sports Party Co-Development for Nintendo Switch with Ubisoft - by Veronika Chebotareva

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 30 January 2019 - 6:20am
If you ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid games and interested in its development process - now you have an opportunity to find it out! Sports Party, the long-awaited game developed by Magic Pockets and published by Ubisoft is available since October 30t
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Some things you may learn as you release your first indie game - by Daniel Prokisch

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 30 January 2019 - 6:17am
Finishing a game is hard. However when you do, it’s important to re-evaluate what you have learned and define the mistakes you made. Coming up to my second game release as a solo developer, I wanted to share some of the things I learned in the process.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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