myDropWizard.com: Drupal 6 versions of CAPTCHA and Clientside Validation are not affected by SA-CONTRIB-2017-072 or 073

Planet Drupal - 6. September 2017 - 22:24

Today, there were two security advisories posted for modules that have Drupal 6 versions:

Happily, neither issue affects the Drupal 6 version of the modules!

I think this is particularly important for the Critical issue in Clientside Validation. Anyone who uses the Drupal 7 version of that module should update immediately! But, this time, Drupal 6 users can rest easy. :-)

If you'd like all your Drupal 6 modules to receive security updates and have the fixes deployed the same day they're released, please check out our D6LTS plans.

Note: if you use the myDropWizard module (totally free!), you'll be alerted to these and any future security updates, and will be able to use drush to install them (even though they won't necessarily have a release on Drupal.org).

Mediacurrent: A Project Manager Walks into Decoupled Dev Days

Planet Drupal - 6. September 2017 - 21:49

No, this is not a joke.

Decoupled Developer Days took place in New York City on August 19th and 20th and was hosted by NBCUniversal at 30 Rock in the heart of Rockefeller Plaza.

This was a first time event. Mediacurrent was a Gold Sponsor and several colleagues were going to be in attendance including Co-Lead Organizer Matt Davis with whom I’m currently working with on a client project.

Initial Coin Offerings: China verbietet Investmentform mit Kryptogeldtokens

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 20:30
Während immer mehr Anleger immer mehr Geld in die spekulativen Plattformen der Initial Coin Offerings stecken, zieht China den neuen Märkten den Stecker.

Xeno Media: Xeno Media's Michael Porter to present "Automating Putting Jenkins To Work For You" at Drupal Camp St. Louis, Saturday, Sept. 23

Planet Drupal - 6. September 2017 - 19:28

Xeno Media lead developer Michael Porter was selected to present Automating Putting Jenkins To Work For You at Drupal Camp St. Louis, Saturday, Sept. 23. Michael is a seasoned speaker and an expert on automation and testing.

Michael will explain how can we use the power of Continuous Integration (CI) servers for offloading some of the repetitive tasks developers and software maintainers need to do on a daily basis. Running core and module updates, unit tests and reporting can be automated and communicated using tools he will outline in this presentation.

We chose Jenkins as a Continuous Integration Server because it is:

  • Well documented
  • Open Source
  • Widely Used
  • Extensible

In this session, Michael will demonstrate how to use Jenkins to automate:

  • DB backups
  • A multibranch Stage/Testing Server
  • Behat tests
  • Coding standards tests
  • SiteSpeed.io reports

The fourth annual Drupal Camp St. Louis is going to be held September 22nd and 23rd at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  Learn more at https://2017.drupalstl.org.

Gerücht: Intels Sechskernprozessor Core i7-8700K soll am 5. Oktober erscheinen

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 19:00
In genau einem Monat will Intel laut einem Bericht die ersten Sechskern-Prozessoren der Coffee-Lake-Serie veröffentlichen. Erste Benchmarks deuten auf starke Konkurrenz zu AMDs Ryzen-7-Prozessoren hin.

WinBtrfs 1.0 erschienen: Dateisystem Btrfs nativ unter Windows einsetzen

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 19:00
Mit Version 1.0 erscheint WinBtrfs erstmals nicht mehr als Beta-Ausgabe. Nutzer können dank der Open-Source-Software das Dateisystem Btrfs unter Windows verwenden. Ursprünglich entstammt es der Linux-Welt.

Reddit fährt Open-Source-Entwicklung zurück

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 18:30
Neun Jahre nach der Quelloffenlegung von Reddit hat sich die Position des Unternehmens laut Eigenaussage so gewandelt, dass es schwer fällt, Open-Source-Ansprüche und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit unter einen Hut zu bekommen.

Zahlen bitte! Voyager 1 – Mehr als 19 Lichtstunden in 40 Jahren geschafft

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 18:00
Seit genau 40 Jahren ist Voyager 1 unterwegs und die NASA-Sonde hat sich so weit von der Erde entfernt, dass Signale trotz Lichtgeschwindigkeit fast 20 Stunden brauchen, um die Sonde zu erreichen. Sehr lange wird sie aber sowieso keine Daten mehr senden.

Private Chats im Büro: Was erlaubt ist und was nicht

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 18:00
Über einen Messenger-Dienst beantwortete er Kundenanfragen, chattete aber auch mit der Verlobten. Der Arbeitgeber führte Protokoll und kündigte dem Mann – und ging damit zu weit.

Finger weg von SHA-1: 320 Millionen Passwörter geknackt

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 18:00
Wenn Webseitenbetreiber Passwörter von Kunden nicht sicher verwahren, ist der Super-GAU vorprogrammiert. Daran erinnern abermals Sicherheitsforscher, die in überschaubarer Zeit Millionen Passwörter entschlüsselt haben.

Facebook stellt verteilten Data Store für Logs vor

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 17:30
Um die Menge der bei Facebook produzierten Logs verfügbar und geordnet zu halten, hat das Unternehmen mit LogDevice ein für unterschiedliche Ansprüche optimierbares Projekt gestartet, das noch im Jahr 2017 Open Source werden soll.

Löschen statt Sperren: BKA bekommt mehr Kinderpornografie aus dem Netz

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 17:00
2016 stieg die Löschquote bei Hinweisen auf kinderpornografische Inhalte, die das BKA an Kontaktstellen im Ausland weitergeleitet hat, wieder an. Nur sehr wenige beanstandete Links führten ins Tor-Netzwerk.

Sicherheitsindustrieller Komplex: Bürgerrechtler warnen vor "militarisiertem Panopticon" in der EU

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 16:30
Beobachter von Statewatch haben Hunderte von der EU finanzierte Forschungsprojekte untersucht. Für sie ergibt sich daraus der Versuch, ein ausgefeiltes, schier universell einsetzbares "Hightech-Überwachungssystem" zu entwickeln.

AMD Radeon RX Vega: Preise weiterhin deutlich über AMD-Angaben

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 16:30
Obwohl mittlerweile Grafikkarten der Serien Radeon RX Vega 56 und 64 erhältlich sind, bleiben die Preise deutlich über den von AMD kommunizierten. Das ärgert viele potenzielle Käufer.

Smartphone-Fotografie: Zahl weltweit aufgenommener Fotos wächst rasant

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 16:00
2017 werden weltweit insgesamt 1,2 Billionen Fotos aufgenommen werden, schätzt die Bitkom in einer Anfang September veröffentlichten Studie. Das seien fast doppelt so viele wie 2013. Hauptgrund sei die Smartphone-Fotografie.

iPod touch: Apples iOS-Stiefkind wird zehn

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 16:00
Der einzige offiziell noch verfügbare iPod feiert einen runden Geburtstag. Sechs Generationen hat der iPod touch schon geseheh, wirklich zu lieben scheint ihn Apple aber nicht mehr.

Nextide Blog: Maestro D8 Concepts Part 2: The Workflow Engine's Internals

Planet Drupal - 6. September 2017 - 15:54
Maestro D8 Concepts Part 2: The Workflow Engine's Internals randy Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:54

The Maestro Engine is the mechanism responsible for executing a workflow template by assigning tasks to actors, executing tasks for the engine and providing all of the other logic and glue functionality to run a workflow.  The maestro module is the core module in the Maestro ecosystem and is the module that houses the template, variable, assignment, queue and process schema.  The maestro module also provides the Maestro API for which developers can interact with the engine to do things such as setting/getting process variables, start processes, move the queue along among many other things.

Lilium: Entwickler von Elektroflugzeugen bekommt Millionen von Investoren

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 15:30
Bei der Entwicklung kleiner elektrischer Flugmaschinen zeichnet sich ein Wettlauf ab. Die Firma Lilium aus München rüstet sich nun mit einer kräftigen Geldspritze für den Bau eines Elektrojets, der länger und schneller fliegt als die Konkurrenz.

Vardot: A Preview of DrupalCon 2017 in Vienna

Planet Drupal - 6. September 2017 - 15:01
A Preview of DrupalCon 2017 in Vienna Dmitrii Susloparov Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:01

DrupalCon Vienna must be music to the ears of Drupal developers. Every year, Drupal developers flock to DrupalCon to collaborate, network, and learn in a beautiful urban European or North American location, with the objectives of supporting the Drupal community and furthering their Drupal careers. Year 2017 will be no exception. The popular annual European version of the event will be held in Vienna, the grand Austrian capital, September 26-29, 2017. Vardot, a long-time contributor in the Drupal community and sponsor of DrupalCon Vienna will be there.

 

Why you should attend DrupalCon Vienna

There are many reasons for attending DrupalCon Vienna. If you are new to Drupal 8, you definitely want to come to soak up all things Drupal 8 this year. In fact, Drupal developers have 132 reasons to attend DrupalCon Vienna, one per accepted conference session. The excellent sessions rank high in most developers’ checklist. For the 2017 conference, a whopping total of over 500 session proposals were submitted. Acceptance standards were most rigorous, and only 132 sessions, or 26%, were accepted for DrupalCon Vienna. Attendees will not be disappointed by the quality of the carefully pre-selected sessions.

 

The accepted sessions together make up 108 hours of quality learning opportunities for attendees. To help you find the sessions that interest you the most, the sessions are classified into 13 tracks, covering the entire spectrum of topics of interest to the Drupal community. The top 4 tracks with the most submitted session proposals in DrupalCon Vienna are: Being Human, Coding and Development, Business, and Site Building.

 

Being human

While 3 of the 4 above mentioned session tracks are reasonably self-explanatory, the Being Human track perhaps needs some explanation. This track covers the human dynamics in a Drupal project and community. Speakers are encouraged to share personal anecdotes to illustrate principles of maintaining a healthy community and project. Leadership, mentorship, gender gap, work-life balance are all key ideas in the Being Human track.

 

Specifically, three of the sessions in this track draw my attention. Two are related to promoting diversity in the Drupal workspace, and to a large context, the Drupal community. The Debugging the Gender Gap session addresses the current gender imbalance in the Drupal industry, and suggests some solutions to correct the situation. The From a Single Fighter to a Team Player session makes an effort to bridge gaps of a different kind, namely, cultural and language gaps. The speaker relates back to his personal experience as a visible minority in the European tech industry. To paraphrase him, how a job is done is more important than doing a perfect job.

 

Drupal is different (and better) than a lot of other open-source projects because of its vision and commitment to be an open and inclusive community. These sessions are steps toward fulfilling that vision.

 

Coding and Development

DrupalCon marks almost 2 years since the release of Drupal 8. So, it is not surprising that DrupalCon Vienna sessions, including the Coding and Development track, are almost exclusively Drupal-8-centric. If you are still in the process of migrating to Drupal 8, it is not too late. Migrate Everything into Drupal 8 and Doctor, Will My Drupal 7 Commerce Site Survive the Upgrade? are 2 sessions that you should not miss.

 

One huge benefit of attending DrupalCon Vienna is to learn the latest practical development tips and techniques. Drupal developers will pick up valuable debugging knowledge from the Wait, there’s more! - Advanced debugging tactics session. I also like 2 other sessions on testing. Improved development process with better QA approach will frame a good overall mindset on testing, while Testing small to medium size client projects with Behat will drill into a specific test tool.

 

Business

Unless you are a pure Drupal hobbyist, sooner or later, you will have to figure out how to make your Drupal business viable. Pinpointing star sessions in the Business track is difficult because it depends on where you are in the life cycle of a Drupal business.

 

If you are an entrepreneur about to start a new Drupal venture, I’d recommend Co-operative Drupal: Growth & Sustainability through Worker Ownership. Here, you are challenged to make every employee an owner of the company. The coop ownership model is still very much a novelty in the Drupal industry. However, the speaker will argue for its merits, and share personal success stories.

 

If your objective is to grow your existing Drupal business, then sales and marketing is perhaps your focus in this track. You can weigh whether accessibility is an applicable value that you can sell to your clients, as suggested by the Accessibility as a Business Proposition session. You can also learn valuable lessons on how to build a sales team from the session entitled Is Selling Drupal an Art or a Science?

 

Last but not least, if you are running a well-established Drupal business and pondering on the next step, then How to go from one to seven companies around the world and how to run them is a must-attend for you. The speakers will present the challenges of diversifying a successful company and how they met the challenges head on.

 

Site building

Decoupled Drupal (aka headless Drupal) has the potential to effect a paradigm shift in how websites are built. Essentially, the idea is to separate content (the Drupal CMS backend) from the display frontend. The Site Building track in DrupalCon Vienna includes 2 sessions which feature the headless architecture: Decoupled site building: Drupal's next challenge, and

Headless, stateless, DB-less: how Kurier.at is transforming digital production with Drupal, NodeJS and Platform.sh. These sessions not only introduce the possibilities and implications of such an architecture, but also point to some working examples. Site builders not familiar with the idea should definitely attend at least 1 of the sessions.

 

Other tracks (and sprints too)

Kudos to DrupalCon Vienna for the breadth of topics covered. Besides the above 4 tracks, developers will also be attracted to the Core Conversations, DevOps, Front End, Performance and Scaling, PHP, and Symfony tracks. And, if you want to step temporarily away from the programming side of Drupal, you will be stimulated by the Project Management, Drupal Showcase, and Horizons tracks.

 

While the formal sessions are great, you may want to add some activities that are more participatory in nature. DrupalCon Vienna has planned for that as well. Besides the formal sessions, there are also Birds of a Feather (aka BoF) sessions and Sprints.

 

BoFs are informal gatherings during DrupalCon Vienna on a specific Drupal topic, but without a pre-planned agenda. This allows attendees to collaborate and share their ideas freely and organically on a target topic. BoFs are fun and their outcome often unpredictable. In contrast, Sprints are hands-on sessions to tackle specific focused tasks for the Drupal project. Example activities include bug squashing, specifying a new feature, refactoring a small module, etc. Both BoFs and Sprints are very popular among attendees and can fill up quickly.

 

Have fun

DrupalCon Vienna offers more than just sessions. You can sprinkle DrupalCon Vienna with social events in order to network with fellow Drupal community members. And what better backdrop to befriend them than Vienna, a city of music, art, culture, and fine cuisine.

 

Fellow developers, when you attend DrupalCon Vienna this coming September, drink up on coffee because you are going to need it with so many good activities for your enjoyment and career development. And if you bump into someone from Vardot at the coffee lineup between sessions, don't forget to say hello - we’re always happy to see drupalists around.

 

And what sessions of DrupalCon Vienna are you planning to attend? Which ones are the most attractive for you and why? Share with us your opinion in the comment section below. See you soon in Austria!

Merkel: "Wir wollen nicht im Technikmuseum enden mit Deutschland"

heise online Newsticker - 6. September 2017 - 15:00
Die Welt schläft nicht", meinte die Bundeskanzlerin in der letzten Bundestagsdebatte vor der Bundestagswahl und betonte, es erfordere weitere Anstrengungen bei der Digitalisierung Deutschlands.