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Flocon de toile | Freelance Drupal: Make a SQL query on multiple tables with Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 12 July 2018 - 2:59pm
Drupal 8 provides an API, with EntityQuery, which significantly simplifies writing SQL queries to retrieve and list a set of contents. Thus it is very easy to retrieve a list of contents according to complex criteria and conditions, without needing to know precisely the tables and their syntax for each field associated with an entity. But we may need to resort to more complex queries that involve associating data from multiple tables.
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Config Delete

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 2:31pm

Delete configuration items from the UI.

You can delete configuration items on the following page:

/admin/config/development/configuration/delete

Categories: Drupal

Assault Publishing Returns as Assault Publishing Studios

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 2:00pm
You can’t keep a good gamer down. Like a phoenix, they rise from the ashes. And that’s just what they’re doing at Assault Publishing. Closing up shop just 2 months ago, they’ve returned as Assault Publishing Studios. But this time, they’re more than a game company. They’re an open community designed to help game makers […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Shatterlands Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 1:00pm
Stonegate Forge is looking to add to their miniatures skirmish game, Shatterlands. They originally had the game successfully funded on Kickstarter, so they’re headed back again, with new minis, new terrain tiles, and more. Head on over and check it out. From the campaign: Shatterlands launched a year ago, and we’ve been blown away by […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Summer Issue of Casual Game Insider Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 12:00pm
Summertime. Summertime. Sum-sum-summertime. Summertiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime. In case you didn’t know, it’s summer. So that means sand, surf, and sun… or if you’re a gamer like me, it means staying inside as much as possible, because it’s hot out there! Best to curl up with a good gaming magazine, and we’re in luck, since the summer issue […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Evolving Web: Drupal Association's Role in Growing the Community

Planet Drupal - 12 July 2018 - 11:49am

As you probably know, voting is currently open for the Drupal Association’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors plays an important role in developing the Association’s strategic direction, and voting for the Board of Directors is an opportunity for members of the Drupal community to participate in shaping the Association’s future.

One of the reasons I’m running for this position is because I want to help grow the Drupal community into new areas, and to ensure that the Association’s strategic vision is representative of the needs of Drupal’s diverse community.

Although Evolving Web is a relatively small Drupal company, we have an incredibly diverse team, with our 15 employees coming from 11 different countries. Managing such an international team has broadened my perspective and made me think about the the Drupal experience in communities around the world.

There are several areas where I want to make sure that Drupal better serves the needs of its growing communities:

Toolkit for Drupal Event Organizers

Anyone who’s been to DrupalCon or a DrupalCamp knows that it’s an amazing opportunity to make connections with other developers and designers, to ask questions, share knowledge, and build a sense of community.

There are plenty of opportunities I see to create a toolkit that would allow for more and larger community-organized events. Already, the Association has standardized the branding for future DrupalCons, and provided a DrupalCon license that will be available so that the community can organize DrupalCons in Europe.

I think that it would be great to provide a more open version of this license, that would be a template anyone can use to organize DrupalCamps. For regions where the Drupal community is still small, and there are only so many people able to volunteer their time and effort, having an easily-adaptable format, planning procedures and best practices could make organizing a DrupalCamp a much less daunting prospect.

Similarly, this year we’re organizing the first ever Drupal Business Summit in Montreal. This is another type of event which could be replicated in other cities and regions, and could be a great tool for growing Drupal adoption along with community.

Promote Drupal Global Training Days

Drupal Global Training Days (GTD) is an exciting community initiative that I’m proud to be a part of. The idea behind Global Training Days is to introduce new and beginner users to Drupal. It’s a great way to introduce Drupal to regions where there are not yet large or active Drupal communities. It also provides a welcoming environment that can be less intimidating for non-developers or people just starting to explore Drupal.

Global Training Days are a great opportunity to expand any Drupal community, whether new or established, and can be used at the community level to promote Drupal. I think having more shared marketing tools to promote these trainings would be a powerful tool for growing the community.

Understand New Users’ Needs

As a trainer, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to introduce people from all over the world to Drupal and to see them on their journey toward using Drupal and becoming involved in the community. Over the past seven years, I’ve trained over 1,200 people from at least 17 different countries; across Canada and the US, at DrupalCon Munich, and at DrupalCon Asia in Mumbai.

Through these trainings, and my interaction with trainees, I’ve developed an understanding of how newcomers perceive Drupal, as well as an appreciation for the diversity of needs and priorities of Drupal users around the world. There’s an Admin UI initiative underway to improve the experience of content editors, which I think will go a long way to making Drupal feel more intuitive for new users.

+ more awesome articles by Evolving Web
Categories: Drupal

Thursday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 11:00am
Obviously my favorite Terrain Corner of the week, it’s time for the Thursday Terrain Corner. I’ve got an almost ridiculous amount of gaming lined up for the weekend. And that means we’ll probably need some terrain. So let’s see what we’ve got. Today we have: New Industrial Pipes From Tabletop Scenics, New Bases/Plinths Available From […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Opinion: It's past time to get serious about social media policies

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 12 July 2018 - 10:46am

"If engaging with people is a skill--and it absolutely is--then it should be compensated as such," writes contributor Katherine Cross. "Especially if failing at it is what costs you your job." ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal core announcements: New provisional Drupal 7 maintainer: Pol Dellaiera

Planet Drupal - 12 July 2018 - 10:23am

I'm pleased to announce that Pol Dellaiera has accepted our invitation to be a provisional Drupal 7 core maintainer.

Pol is based in Belgium and has been working in the Drupal community for 13 years. He is working at the European Commission and is on the core team of the OpenEuropa Drupal 8 project. After being tasked to write a new theme that was going to be the base for all current and future Drupal 7 sites at European Commission, Pol wrote Atomium and Registry on steroids -- two of his last contributions.

Like many, Pol believes there is still so much good in Drupal 7 and is passionate about keeping it alive and healthy. You can read more about his background and thoughts on his blog.

Please join me in welcoming Pol as a provisional Drupal 7 core maintainer.

Categories: Drupal

JSnippet

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 10:13am

This module allows you to create Javascript snippets for use on a site. It supports including either javascript code added to the text area, or a URL to a third party resource. Any snippet created will be wrapped in a Drupal Behavior, written to the public file system, and made available through Drupal's libraries system. Snippets are stored as configuration entities and are exportable to the site's code base.

Categories: Drupal

Steamforged Previews Veteran Cinder For Guild Ball

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 10:00am
The Blacksmith’s Guild is unlike any other Guild in Guild Ball. They don’t have a dedicated Captain. They don’t have mascots. It’s just pairs of Masters and Apprentices. But even with time, not all Apprentices become Masters immediately. Some have to work at it. In this case, we get a look at Veteran Cinder, who […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Turn exercise into a game and see encouraging results

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 July 2018 - 9:39am
A team of researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits.
Categories: Virtual Reality

Domain Multisite Sitemap

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 9:18am
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Dries Buytaert: Kevin Thull's unique contribution to Drupal

Planet Drupal - 12 July 2018 - 9:00am

If you've ever watched a Drupal Camp video to learn a new Drupal skill, technique or hack, you most likely have Kevin Thull to thank. To date, Kevin has traveled to more than 30 Drupal Camps, recorded more than 1,000 presentations, and has shared them all on YouTube for thousands of people to watch. By recording and posting hundreds of Drupal Camp presentations online, Kevin has has spread knowledge, awareness and a broader understanding of the Drupal project.

I recently attended a conference in Chicago, Kevin's hometown. I had the chance to meet with him, and to learn more about the evolution of his Drupal contributions. I was struck by his story, and decided to write it up on my blog, as I believe it could inspire others around the world.

Kevin began recording sessions during the first community events he helped organize: DrupalCamp Fox Valley in 2013 and MidCamp in 2014. At first, recording and publishing Drupal Camp sessions was an arduous process; Kevin had to oversee dozens of laptops, converters, splitters, camcorders, and trips to Fedex.

After these initial attempts, Kevin sought a different approach for recording sessions. He ended up developing a recording kit, which is a bundle of the equipment and technology needed to record a presentation. After researching various options, he discovered a lightweight, low cost and foolproof solution. Kevin continued to improve this process after he tweeted that if you sponsored his travel, he would record Drupal Camp sessions. It's no surprise that numerous camps took Kevin up on his offer. With more road experience, Kevin has consolidated the recording kits to include just a screen recorder, audio recorder and corresponding cables. With this approach, the kit records a compressed mp4 file that can be uploaded directly to YouTube. In fact, Kevin often finishes uploading all presentation videos to YouTube before the camp is over!

This is one of Kevin Thull's recording kits used to record hundreds of Drupal presentations around the world. Each kit runs at about $450.

Most recently, Kevin has been buying and building more recording kits thanks to financial contributions from various Drupal Camps. He has started to send recording kits and documentation around the world for local camp organizers to use. Not only has Kevin recorded hundreds of sessions himself, he is now sharing his expertise and teaching others how to record and share sessions.

What is exciting about Kevin's contribution is that it reinforces what originally attracted him to Drupal. Kevin ultimately chose to work with Drupal after watching online video tutorials and listening to podcasts created by the community. Today, a majority of people prefer to learn development through video tutorials. I can only imagine how many people have joined and started to contribute to Drupal after they have watched one of the many videos that Kevin has helped to publish.

Kevin's story is a great example of how everyone in the Drupal community has something to contribute, and how contributing back to the Drupal project is not exclusive to code.

This year, the Drupal community celebrated Kevin by honoring him with the 2018 Aaron Winborn Award. The Aaron Winborn award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. It's named after a long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn, who lost his battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in early 2015. Congratulations Kevin, and thank you for your incredible contribution to the Drupal community!

Categories: Drupal

Kevin Thull's unique contribution to Drupal

Dries Buytaert - 12 July 2018 - 9:00am

If you've ever watched a Drupal Camp video to learn a new Drupal skill, technique or hack, you most likely have Kevin Thull to thank. To date, Kevin has traveled to more than 30 Drupal Camps, recorded more than 1,000 presentations, and has shared them all on YouTube for thousands of people to watch. By recording and posting hundreds of Drupal Camp presentations online, Kevin has has spread knowledge, awareness and a broader understanding of the Drupal project.

I recently attended a conference in Chicago, Kevin's hometown. I had the chance to meet with him, and to learn more about the evolution of his Drupal contributions. I was struck by his story, and decided to write it up on my blog, as I believe it could inspire others around the world.

Kevin began recording sessions during the first community events he helped organize: DrupalCamp Fox Valley in 2013 and MidCamp in 2014. At first, recording and publishing Drupal Camp sessions was an arduous process; Kevin had to oversee dozens of laptops, converters, splitters, camcorders, and trips to Fedex.

After these initial attempts, Kevin sought a different approach for recording sessions. He ended up developing a recording kit, which is a bundle of the equipment and technology needed to record a presentation. After researching various options, he discovered a lightweight, low cost and foolproof solution. Kevin continued to improve this process after he tweeted that if you sponsored his travel, he would record Drupal Camp sessions. It's no surprise that numerous camps took Kevin up on his offer. With more road experience, Kevin has consolidated the recording kits to include just a screen recorder, audio recorder and corresponding cables. With this approach, the kit records a compressed mp4 file that can be uploaded directly to YouTube. In fact, Kevin often finishes uploading all presentation videos to YouTube before the camp is over!

This is one of Kevin Thull's recording kits used to record hundreds of Drupal presentations around the world. Each kit runs at about $450.

Most recently, Kevin has been buying and building more recording kits thanks to financial contributions from various Drupal Camps. He has started to send recording kits and documentation around the world for local camp organizers to use. Not only has Kevin recorded hundreds of sessions himself, he is now sharing his expertise and teaching others how to record and share sessions.

What is exciting about Kevin's contribution is that it reinforces what originally attracted him to Drupal. Kevin ultimately chose to work with Drupal after watching online video tutorials and listening to podcasts created by the community. Today, a majority of people prefer to learn development through video tutorials. I can only imagine how many people have joined and started to contribute to Drupal after they have watched one of the many videos that Kevin has helped to publish.

Kevin's story is a great example of how everyone in the Drupal community has something to contribute, and how contributing back to the Drupal project is not exclusive to code.

This year, the Drupal community celebrated Kevin by honoring him with the 2018 Aaron Winborn Award. The Aaron Winborn award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. It's named after a long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn, who lost his battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in early 2015. Congratulations Kevin, and thank you for your incredible contribution to the Drupal community!

Categories: Drupal

Fantasy Flight Announces X-Wing Second Edition Tourney At Gen Con

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 9:00am
Gen Con is, like, right friggin’ around the corner. Geeze… Anyway, that realization (that I’m having at least a couple times each day) aside, another thing that’s near is the release of X-Wing 2nd Edition. And if you’ll be at Gen Con, it’ll be your first chance to officially play the new set, as some […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Config Element

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 8:50am

This module provides an form api elements to view and edit configuration items and language overrides.

Categories: Drupal

Phase2: Backend Drupal 8 101 (Part 1): Data Digging in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 12 July 2018 - 8:17am

One of the most fundamental tasks of back-end Drupal 8 development is learning how to capture and utilize data. Unfortunately, as a new developer, trying to do so feels like wandering into an endless labyrinth of arrays, methods, objects, and arcane wizardry.

Categories: Drupal

Edit Unpublished Node Warning

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 8:16am

This is a TINY module that shows a warning to users when they are editing an unpublished node.

Depending on how the node add/edit form has been laid out it can be difficult for users to know if they are editing an unpublished node.

Categories: Drupal

Ubercart Branch Pickup

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 8:03am

Adds an option for an Ubercart order to be collected from a selected list of branches.

Individual products may be limited to one or several branches - or available to be picked up at any branch (the default behaviour).

Branches are read from a branch content type - see installation instructions below. This may get wrapped up into a feature in the future. The branch content type can be used to show branch details to visitors as part of the site - only the title and address field are required, any others may be added as required.

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