PC-Wahl-Debakel: Kommunale IT-Dienstleister geben vorerst Entwarnung

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2017 - 8:00
Trotz der Sicherheitslücken in der Software "PC-Wahl" konnten die IT-Dienstleister der Kommunen "keine besonderen Vorkommnisse" zur Bundestagswahl feststellen. Störungen habe es fast keine gegeben.

c't Netzwerke bringt Fritzbox-Tuning und WLAN-Wissen

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2017 - 7:00
Fritzboxen gehören zu den besten Routern auf dem Markt. c‘t Netzwerke 2017 hilft bei der Wahl des passenden Modells und zeigt Tuning-Projekte, die mehr aus der Berliner Box rausholen. Außerdem: Router-Alternativen, Heimnetz-Sicherheit und WLAN-Praxis.

Pro & Contra: Ist das iPhone X zu teuer?

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2017 - 6:00
Zwischen 1150 und 1320 Euro kostet das neue iPhone-Topmodell. Hat Apple den Bogen dieses Mal überspannt?

Drupal Modules: The One Percent: Drupal Modules: The One Percent — Linked Field (video tutorial)

Planet Drupal - 29. September 2017 - 5:17
Drupal Modules: The One Percent — Linked Field (video tutorial) NonProfit Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:17 Episode 37

Here is where we seek to bring awareness to Drupal modules running on less than 1% of reporting sites. Today we'll consider Linked Field, a module which will allow you to easily wrap a link around another field.

Bay Area Drupal Camp: Session Schedule Posted, Training Classes Open for Registration!

Planet Drupal - 29. September 2017 - 3:05
Session Schedule Posted, Training Classes Open for Registration! Anne Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:05pm Sessions Lineup Now Posted!

Ready yourselves, fellow adventurers -- this year’s session and speaker lineup have been revealed! There will be sessions spanning the worlds of development, design, strategy, project management, technology communities and everything in between.

A hearty thank you to all the valiant souls who submitted over 187 session proposals, your contributions, year after year, are what make BADCamp excellent. And for those whose hearts still burn to speak, there will be BoF opportunities throughout the event.

Drupal Training Classes

Are you prepared to gain mastery of your Drupal Skills? BADCamp has two full days of Drupal Training offered from some of the most talented leaders in the Drupal community.

Join the masters on Wednesday and Thursday while they unfold the magic. This year BADCamp offers skills training in DevOps, theming, module development, content strategy, and much more!

BADCamp has historically provided a completely free training thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our sponsors. However, this year we must charge a nominal fee of $25 to cover operating expenses as we are short on sponsorship funding. We sincerely apologize for this short notice. We needed to find ways at the last minute to break even.

This was a really difficult decision for the BADCamp organizers to make.

If you can't afford the $25 or its super complicated to get funding, please reach out to the BADCamp organizers via the contact form and we will help! We have already had generous attendees offer to donate extra seats in the classes.

Sign up for the BADCamp 2017 newsletter to stay in touch (bottom of Homepage).

Do you think BADCamp is awesome?

BADCamp is 100% volunteer run and 100% funded by our sponsors and the support of our local community. Thank you for your support.

Would you have been willing to pay for your ticket?  If so, then you can give back to the camp by purchasing an individual sponsorship at the level most comfortable for you. As our thanks, we will be handing out some awesome BADCamp swag as our thanks.

We need your help!

BADCamp is 100% volunteer driven and we need your hands! We need stout hearts to volunteer and help set up, tear down, give directions and so much more!  If you are able to help us, please sign up on our Volunteer Form.


A BIG thanks to our sponsors, especially Acquia & Pantheon, who have committed and supported us. Without them, this magical event wouldn’t be possible. Interested in sponsoring BADCamp? Contact matt@badcamp.net or anne@badcamp.net

Drupal Planet

Moshe Weitzman: Porting Commands to Drush 9

Planet Drupal - 29. September 2017 - 2:00

Drush 9 features a deep rewrite of our app, both user facing and internals. We created and open sourced AnnotatedCommand (example), OutputFormatters, and Config. We leveraged Symfony Console for our CLI fundamentals. For details on Drush9, see the video or slides from our Drupalcon Vienna presentation.

Jacob Rockowitz: What "About" the Webform module and the Drupal Community?

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2017 - 23:32

For the past year, I’ve been experimenting with how to integrate content within the user interface of the Webform module with a goal of improving the overall user experience. These experiments include adding inline videos, help documentation, a "How can we help you?" menu, and promotions. As I work towards a stable release, it’s time to document the lessons that I’ve learned from these experiments and decide on a final approach.

The Webform module makes it easy to build feature-rich, powerful, and flexible forms. Within this user interface, I’m aiming to provide users with user experience that helps them understand the Webform module and the Drupal community.

Providing help and documentation is a requirement for all software, including Open Source. The open source nature of Drupal led me to have three primary requirements:

  • Make users feel comfortable and supported when using the Webform module.
  • Promote the Drupal community to new and existing members. 
  • Raise awareness of my work. 

Making users comfortable

The most immediate way to make someone comfortable is to start a conversation - to talk to them, to ask questions and to listen. Early on, as part of the Webform modules development, I started producing video tutorials and demos to provide a show-n-tell experience. At the end of more recent videos, I promote myself using the question, "How can I help you?".

Overall, I’m happy with how the videos have been received by the Drupal community and I think this feature is going to remain AS-IS. Once the Webform module has a release candidate, I’m going to redo all the screencasts and apply some of...Read More

MTech, LLC: Running custom migrations via a Web UI

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2017 - 21:01
Running custom migrations via a Web UI

The Migrate API is almost stable and the majority of its basic functions and ways that folks interface with it are are to see the state of a migration, execute (import) a migration, or revert (rollback) a migration. However, until now, you had to all this via a command line interface (Drush or Drupal Console). The community has been working hard to get all these functions to run through a web user interface (UI).

Here we'll discuss some of the various options for running a migration via a web UI. There are several options that we are aware in various levels of stability.

Edys Meza Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:01

Nextide Blog: Maestro D8 Concepts Part 3: Logical Loopbacks & Regeneration

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2017 - 20:04
Loopbacks and Regeneration

Since 2003, Maestro had the concept of "Regeneration".  Regeneration for Maestro on Drupal 7 was a rather nebulous concept if you didn't understand the complexities that exist within the original engine.  Most administrators would simply check the regeneration option to "on" and the option to "recreate all in production tasks" and never worry about what it actually meant.  Simply put, as a human reading a workflow diagram, we can understand when a logic condition causes a loop-back over already executed tasks. However, for a machine to detect when we're looping-back over already executed tasks produces a set of logical issues that are not easily overcome.

Vodafone: Bundesnetzagentur prüft unbegrenzte Datennutzung für einzelne Dienste

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 19:30
Auch Vodafone hat einen Tarif eingeführt, bei dem bestimmte Dienste nicht mehr das Datenvolumen belasten. Die Bundesnetzagentur nimmt das unter die Lupe.

Microsoft wird Sponsor der Open Source Initiative

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 19:00
Der Softwarekonzern Microsoft ist nun "Premium Sponsor" der OSI, die sich der Förderung von Open Source widmet.

USB 3.2: Geschwindigkeit von USB-C auf 20 GBit/s verdoppelt

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 19:00
Die Spezifkation für USB 3.2 ist fertig. Sie verdoppelt die Transferrate für USB-C-Verbindungen auf 20 GBit/s. Nun fehlt nur noch die entsprechende Hardware – selbst bei USB-3.1-Gen2-Hubs ist Ebbe.

Mediacurrent: A Brief History of Google’s V8 Javascript Engine

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2017 - 18:59

Javascript has a reputation in developer circles as a terrible language. It’s classless, loosely typed, and plagued by cross browser issues. Douglas Crockford, author of JavaScript: The Good Parts, said “JavaScript contains some of the best ideas ever put into a programming language and it contains some of the worst ideas ever put into a programming language.” It was created in just 10 days in 1995, and not standardized by ECMA until almost 3 years later. Microsoft initially decided not to implement the new standards, almost putting an end to the language in its infancy.

EU-Kommission zieht positives Fazit des "ersten Sommers ohne Roamingaufschläge"

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 18:30
Fast drei Viertel der Europäer wissen Bescheid, dass sie ihr Mobilgerät im EU-Ausland wie in ihrem Heimatland ohne zusätzliche Gebühren nutzen können. Datendienste werden seit 15. Juni doppelt so häufig auf Reisen genutzt wie zuvor.

O2 Banking: Datenvolumen als Bonus für Kreditkartenumsatz

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 18:00
Das Smartphone-Konto O2 Banking belohnt Kreditkartenumsätze künftig mit einem MByte Datenvolumen für jeden ausgegebenen Euro.

Elite Dangerous Update 2.4: Die Aliens sind da!

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 18:00
Wie lange angekündigt, halten die Thargoids mit dem neuesten Elite-Dangerous-Update Einzug in die Weltraum-Simulation. Ältere Spieler werden sich noch an die Aliens erinnern, ihre Schiffe tauchten zum ersten Mal im Jahr 1984 aus der Kälte des Alls auf.

iPhone X: Gesichtserkennung sorgt angeblich für Produktionsprobleme

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 17:30
Das aufwendige System zur Gesichtserkennung im iPhone X ist einem Bericht zufolge die Ursache für Probleme bei der Produktion von Apples neuem Top-Modell.

Gericht: 1&1-Werbung "Das beste Netz" ist irreführend

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 17:00
Da hat 1&1 den Mund wohl etwas zu voll genommen: Das OLG Köln stufte die mit dem "besten Netz" werbende Kampagne des Providers als irreführend ein.

Geldgierige Android-Malware missbraucht 10 Jahre alte Sicherheitslücke Dirty Cow

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 16:19
Unter Ausnutzung einer bereits seit 2007 existierenden Schwachstelle im Linux-Kernel versucht ein neuer Android-Schädling Opfern via Mobile Payment das Geld aus der Tasche zu ziehen.

IT-Jobtag im Oktober: Arbeitgeber und Bewerber treffen sich in München und Nürnberg

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2017 - 15:30
Bewerber und Arbeitgeber aus dem ITK-Bereich können auf den IT-Jobtagen in München und Nürnberg in persönlicher und direkter Atmosphäre zusammenkommen.