Smartphone-Photometer aus dem Schullabor "Mobile Analytik"

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 11:00
Ein 3D-Drucker, ein ESP8266-Board und ein Lichtsensor – fast schon fertig ist das mobile Photometer der HAW Hamburg, das Schulen den Chemieunterricht einfacher und günstiger machen soll.

Rekordhack bei Yahoo war drei Mal so groß

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 10:30
Yahoo was pwned. Komplett. Nicht eine Milliarde Konten, sondern alle drei Milliarden Konten wurden im August 2013 gehackt. Das will die Firma erst jetzt bemerkt haben.

Paul Johnson: Introducing Drupal's vast Creative Commons image library

Planet Drupal - 5. Oktober 2017 - 10:14

For several years a team of photographers have captured the essence of DrupalCon through the lens. Michael Cannon and more recently Suzanne Coates have done a sterling job formalising the photographic efforts into a professional (volunteer) operation. Not only is this a prime example of contributing to open source without code, we have curated a vast library of Creative Commons licensed images available for anyone to use.

Our long term objective has been to create a large library of high quality Drupal related imagery available for free so journalists, bloggers, Drupal end users and community members can easily find photos to brighten your news articles, blog posts, marketing materials. Please respect the CC licensing which requires attribution to the photographer. I look forward to seeing many more of these images appearing across the internet.

Below are links to the Flickr Groups for Drupal and DrupalCon's leading to over 10,000 images. Huge thanks to the many photographers who have contributed to this vast and colourful resource.

DrupalCon Mumbai Dries mass selfie. Photo: Michael Cannon

Sprint first timers at DrupalCon Barcelona 2016 Photo: Josef Jerabek

DrupalCon Vienna 2017 PreNote - Photo Dominik Kiss

Acquia Partner summit at DrupalCon Vienna 201. Photo Paul Johnson

Dries Buytaert delivers his State of Drupal Keynote 2017. Photo by Paul Johnson

Enlightened by the code. Photo by Boris Baldinger

Drupal Mentors - DrupalCon Dublin 2016. Photo Michael Cannon

Reflections of the group photo at DrupalCon Barcelona. Photo: Josef Jerabek

DrupalCon Amsterdam - Coder vs. Themer. Photo Bastian Widmer

Photo Michael Cannon

Vorstoß in den Kosmos: Russland feiert 60 Jahre Sputnik-Flug

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 10:00
Der Schock aus dem All kam als Piepsen. Vor 60 Jahren läutete die Sowjetunion mit dem Satelliten Sputnik 1 – einer Metallkugel von 83 Kilogramm und 58 Zentimetern Durchmesser – die Ära der Raumfahrt ein. Wohin steuert die Raumfahrtnation Russland heute?

Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik: Impressionen aus Hannover zur Nobelpreisverleihung

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 9:30
Die Gravitationsphysiker in Hannover haben zum Public Viewing des Livestreams von der Nobelpreisverkündung aus Stockholm geladen - und viele sind gekommen.

Oracle Open World: Alles soll in die Cloud

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 9:30
Im Jahr 2025 wird es laut Oracle kaum noch lokal installierte Anwendungen geben. Denn dann soll IT nahezu komplett in die Cloud ausgelagert und mit künstlicher Intelligenz ausgestattet sein.

Jobchancen in US-Technologiefirmen: Angehörige von Minderheiten werden benachteiligt

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 9:00
Selbst in den hippen Technologiefirmen der Bay Area herrscht keine Chancengleichheit: Angehörige von Minoritäten haben es ungleich schwerer als Weiße, in Führungspositionen zu gelangen.

NEC gewinnt Ceatec-Award für Gesichtserkennungssystem

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 9:00
Im Rahmen der japanischen Elektronikmesse Ceatec erhielt NEC den "Ceatec Award 2017" für ein Gesichtserkennungssystem, das auch auf Großveranstaltungen zuverlässige Ergebnisse erzielen soll.

Wissenschaftler stellen 3-in1-Smartphone vor

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 9:00
Gleich drei Smartphones in einem Gehäuse: Drei Wissenschaftler aus den USA und Kanada haben den Prototyp eines Handys vorgestellt, das man problemlos an Kinder oder Fremde verleihen können soll.

Europäischer Gerichtshof muss erneut über Datenweitergabe in die USA entscheiden

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 8:30
Ja, die Weitergabe privater Daten durch Facebook könnte EU-Datenschutzrecht widersprechen, meint der Irische Oberste Gerichthof nach einer Klage seiner Datenschutzbehörden. Entscheiden soll das aber der Europäische Gerichtshof.

Buchkritik: "Origin" von Dan Brown - "Und süßes Wissen herrscht"

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 8:00
An heutigen Dienstag erscheint der neue Roman von Dan Brown. Der Erfolgsautor liefert einen flott geschriebenen Thriller über den Ursprung des Lebens und die Zukunft der Informatik.

"Blade Runner 2049": Gelungene Rückkehr in die düstere Zukunft der 80er

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 8:00
Dreißig Jahre nach "Blade Runner" geht die Geschichte um die Frage, was uns zum Menschen macht, weiter. "Blade Runner 2049" knüpft nahtlos an das Original an. Die Technik ist oscar-verdächtig, die Story schwächelt bisweilen etwas.

Onlineambulanz für Internetsüchtige: Onlinespiele, Cybersex und soziale Medien

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 8:00
Seit einem guten Jahr bietet die Medienambulanz für Computersüchtige in Bochum eine Online-Ambulanz an. Jetzt gaben die Bochumer Betreiber einen Einblick in die Probleme ihrer Klienten. Das größte Gefahrenpotenzial geht demnach von Onlinespielen aus.

Zahlen bitte! Linux: mehr als 25 Millionen Zeilen Code

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 7:30
Der Linux-Kernel lernt ständig neue Funktionen und wird dadurch immer fetter. Aber ist das überhaupt ein Problem? Und wofür ist der ganze Code überhaupt zuständig?

CDU-Innenexperte warnt FDP vor Datenschutz-"Totalblockade"

heise online Newsticker - 5. Oktober 2017 - 7:30
Vor den anstehenden Koalitionsverhandlungen zwischen CDU/CSU, FDP und den Grünen appelliert der CDU-Innenexperte Armin Schuster an die FDP, die "Modernisierung der Kriminalitäts- und Terrorbekämpfung" nicht zu blockieren.

Lullabot: Lullabots Speaking at BADCamp

Planet Drupal - 5. Oktober 2017 - 1:24

Are you going to San Francisco for BADCamp? No need to wear some flowers in your hair (although that would be festive), but you should definitely check out these presentations brought to you by our Lullabots and the Drupalize.Me team. The event will be held October 18-21 at the University of California at Berkeley. And, if you haven't registered yet, here's a handy link for convenience! It's FREE!

Intro to Backdrop CMS Thursday, October 19, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

with Jen & Nate Lampton, Senior Technical Architect at Lullabot

If you aren't already familiar with Backdrop CMS, it's a simple and easy-to-use CMS built for the budget-conscious SMBs, educational institutions, and non-profits that need comprehensive CMS solutions that won't break the bank. Jen and Nate will give you an intro to Backdrop CMS and conduct a hands-on site building session from exploring pages and posts to deploying changes using Configuration Management. Check out the full details as there are pre-requisites for this session.

Theming Drupal 8 Thursday, October 19, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

with Joe Shindelar, Lead Developer & Lead Trainer at Drupalize.Me

Front-end developers: You're probably in a situation where you have an existing site that needs a little facelift or you're creating a new theme from scratch. Joe will show you everything you need to know about how Drupal 8's theme system works so you can make your websites beautiful. Also, if you attend this session, Joe has a little Drupalize.Me gift for your continued learning.

Debugging, Profiling, & Rocking Out with Browser-Based Developer Tools! Friday, October 20, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

with Mike Herchel, Senior Front-End Developer at Lullabot

Front-end developers have come to rely on browser-based tools for developing the modern web, but keeping up with the continuously evolving changes and features often presents challenges. Never fear! Mike will make it simple by walking you through live examples sharing tricks and tips for using Chrome, Firefox, and Safari developer tools, as well as common troubleshooting solutions.

So long and thanks for all the requests: Front-end performance in the age of http/2 Friday, October 20, 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

with Marc Drummond, Senior Front-End Developer at Lullabot

Curious to know how http/2 affects front-end performance when aggregating your CSS and JS? Marc says, "Don't panic!" New front-end performance techniques don't have to be drastically different from what you already know. In addition to recapping the basics of how http/2 is changing the way browsers process requests, Marc will take a look at performance strategies, stats, and studies on http/2 that will encourage attendees to continue the conversation and knowledge-sharing.

Big BADCamp Party Friday, October 20, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am 

And, of course, don't miss the party! We're proud to be a sponsor this year.

Photo by Changyu Hu

Drupal blog: Drupal 8.4.0 is now available

Planet Drupal - 4. Oktober 2017 - 22:20
What's new in Drupal 8.4.0?

This new version is an important milestone of stability for Drupal 8. It adds under-the-hood improvements to enable stable releases of key contributed modules for layouts, media, and calendaring. Many other core experimental modules have also become stable in this release, including modules for displaying form errors inline and managing workflows.

The release includes several very important fixes for content revision data integrity as well as an update to stop the deletion of orphaned files that was causing data loss for many sites, alongside numerous improvements for site builders and content authors.

Download Drupal 8.4.0

Important: If you use Drush to manage Drupal, be sure to update to Drush 8.1.12 or higher before updating Drupal. Updating to Drupal 8.4.0 using Drush 8.1.11 or earlier will fail. (Always test minor version updates carefully before making them live.)

Inline Form Errors

The Inline Form Errors module provides a summary of any validation errors at the top of a form and places the individual error messages next to the form elements themselves. This helps users understand which entries need to be fixed, and how. Inline Form Errors was provided as an experimental module from Drupal 8.0.0 on, but it is now stable and polished enough for production use.

Datetime Range

The Datetime Range module provides a field type that allows end dates to support contributed modules like Calendar. This stable release is backwards-compatible with the Drupal 8.3.x experimental version and shares a consistent API with other Datetime fields. Future releases may improve Views support, usability, Datetime Range field validation, and REST support.

Layout Discovery API

The Layout Discovery module provides an API for modules or themes to register layouts as well as five common layouts. Providing this API in core enables core and contributed layout solutions like Panels and Display Suite to be compatible with each other. This stable release is backwards-compatible with the 8.3.x experimental version and introduces support for per-region attributes.

Media API

The new core Media module provides an API for reusable media entities and references. It is based on the contributed Media Entity module.

Since there is a rich ecosystem of Drupal contributed modules built on Media Entity, the top priority for this release is to provide a stable core API and data model for a smoother transition for these modules. Developers and expert site builders can now add Media as a dependency. Work is underway to provide an update path for existing sites' Media Entity data and to port existing contributed modules to the refined core API.

Note that the core Media module is currently marked hidden and will not appear on the 'Extend' (module administration) page. (Enabling a contributed module that depends on the core Media module will also enable Media automatically.) The module will be displayed to site builders normally once once related user experience issues are resolved in a future release.

Similarly, the REST API and normalizations for Media are not final and support for decoupled applications will be improved in a future release.

Content authoring and site administration experience improvements

The "Save and keep (un)published" dropbutton has been replaced with a "Published" checkbox and single "Save" button. The "Save and..." dropbutton was a new design in Drupal 8, but users found it confusing, so we have restored a design that is more similar to the user interface for Drupal 7 and earlier.

Both the "Comments" administration page at `/admin/content/comment` and the "Recent log messages" report provided by dblog are now configurable views. This allows site builders to easily customize, replace or clone these screens.

Updated migrations

This release adds date and node reference support for Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 migrations. Core provides migrations for most Drupal 6 data and can be used for migrating Drupal 6 sites to Drupal 8, and the Drupal 6 to 8 migration path is nearing beta stability. Some gaps remain, such as for some internationalization data. The Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration is incomplete but is suitable for developers who would like to help improve the migration and can be used to test upgrades especially for simple Drupal 7 sites. Most high-priority migrations are available.

Moderation and workflows

The Workflows module is now also stable, however it only provides a framework for managing workflows and is not directly useful in itself. The experimental Content Moderation module allows workflows to be applied to content and is now at beta stability. Content moderation workflows can now apply to any entity types that support revisions, and numerous usability issues and critical bugs are resolved in this release.

Platform features for web services

Drupal 8.4 continues to expand Drupal's support for web services that benefit decoupled sites and applications, including a 15% performance improvement for authenticated REST requests, expanded REST functionality, and developer-facing improvements.

Further details are available about each area in the 8.4.0 release notes.

What does this mean for me? Drupal 8 site owners

Update to 8.4.0 to continue receiving bug and security fixes. The next bugfix release (8.4.1) is scheduled for November 1, 2017.

Updating your site from 8.3.7 to 8.4.0 with update.php is exactly the same as updating from 8.3.6 to 8.3.7. If you use Drush, be sure to update to Drush 8.1.12 or higher before using it to update Drupal 8.3.7 to 8.4.0. Drupal 8.4.0 also has major updates to several dependencies, including Symfony, jQuery, and jQuery UI. Modules, themes, and translations may need updates for these and other changes in this minor release, so test the update carefully before updating your production site.

Drupal 7 site owners

Drupal 7 is still fully supported and will continue to receive bug and security fixes throughout all minor releases of Drupal 8.

Most high-priority migrations from Drupal 7 to 8 are now available, but the migration path is still not complete, especially for multilingual sites, so you may encounter errors or missing migrations when you try to migrate. That said, since your Drupal 7 site can remain up and running while you test migrating into a new Drupal 8 site, you can help us stabilize the Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration path! Testing and bug reports from your real-world Drupal 7 sites will help us stabilize this functionality sooner for everyone. (Search the known issues.)

Drupal 6 site owners

Drupal 6 is not supported anymore. Create a Drupal 8 site and try migrating your data into it as soon as possible. Your Drupal 6 site can still remain up and running while you test migrating your Drupal 6 data into your new Drupal 8 site. Core now provides migrations for most Drupal 6 data, but the migrations of multilingual functionality in particular are not complete. If you find a new bug not covered by the known issues with the experimental Migrate module suite, your detailed bug report with steps to reproduce is a big help!

Translation, module, and theme contributors

Minor releases like Drupal 8.4.0 include backwards-compatible API additions for developers as well as new features. Read the 8.4.0 release notes for more details on the improvements for developers in this release.

Since minor releases are backwards-compatible, modules, themes, and translations that supported Drupal 8.3.x and earlier will be compatible with 8.4.x as well. However, the new version does include some changes to strings, user interfaces, and internal APIs (as well as more significant changes to experimental modules). This means that some small updates may be required for your translations, modules, and themes. See the announcement of the 8.4.0 release candidate for more background information.

Hook 42: Hook 42 at BADCamp 2017 - Sessions, Trainings, and Summits!

Planet Drupal - 4. Oktober 2017 - 21:22

BADCamp is back and Hook 42 is embracing all the magical goodness! This year we are not only a proud sponsor of the largest free Drupal Camp, but we also have the awesome opportunity to share our expertise across several platforms. Join us at our Supercharged SEO & Accessibility training, the DevOps Summit, and four sessions.

Physik-Nobelpreis für Nachweis von Gravitationswellen

heise online Newsticker - 4. Oktober 2017 - 21:00
Anderthalb Jahre nach dem ersten Nachweis von Gravitationswellen haben drei damit befasste Forscher den Nobelpreis erhalten. Anlagen in den USA und Europa hatten erst vor wenigen Tagen einen ersten gemeinsamen Nachweis vermeldet.

aleksip.net: Values, community and technological choices

Planet Drupal - 4. Oktober 2017 - 20:10
Drupal needs to adopt a JavaScript framework for its administrative interfaces. The selection of this framework is an important decision, which should not be based on just technical merits or popularity. Drupal has been an open source project and a community for over 17 years, and when we make decisions like this, our values should weigh more than what is the hottest JavaScript framework at the moment.