DJI Spark im Test: intelligente Flugfunktionen, durchschnittliche Akkulaufzeit

heise online Newsticker - 16. August 2017 - 9:00
Die DJI Spark ist eine kompakte Drohne mit hochautomatisierten Flugfunktionen. Darüber hinaus kann sie per Handgesten gesteuert werden. Mit einem Preis von 599 Euro ist sie allerdings kein Schnäppchen. TechStage hat die Spark unter die Lupe genommen.

Breitbandausbau: EU-Kommission genehmigt Beihilfen für Vectoring-Projekte

heise online Newsticker - 16. August 2017 - 8:30
Auf Basis der Beihilfevorschriften hat die EU-Kommission grünes Licht für drei virtuelle Zugangsprodukte in Deutschland gegeben, über die der DSL-Turbo Vectoring in staatlich geförderten Breitbandnetzen genutzt werden kann.

Spracherkennung: Google erweitert die Cloud Speech API

heise online Newsticker - 16. August 2017 - 8:15
Der Dienst zum Umwandeln von gesprochenem in geschriebenen Text kann nun Audiodateien mit bis zu drei Stunden Länge verarbeiten. Außerdem gibt es 30 neue Sprachvarianten.

Standortgefahr: Industrie verteilt schlechte Note für den Breitbandausbau

heise online Newsticker - 16. August 2017 - 7:45
Die Unzufriedenheit der produzierenden Unternehmen mit der Breitbandanbindung nimmt immer weiter zu, hat eine Umfrage des Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammertag ergeben. Die Politik unternehme zu wenig, dies sei ein "ernstes Warnsignal".

iPad-Smart-Connector: Geschäft kommt nicht in Gang

heise online Newsticker - 16. August 2017 - 7:30
Seit 2015 liefert Apple seine Profi-iPads mit einem magnetischen Anschluss aus, der die schnelle Anbindung von Zubehör erlaubt. Doch bislang nutzt die Peripherieindustrie ihn nur selten.

Spekulationen über Verzögerungen beim iPhone 8

heise online Newsticker - 16. August 2017 - 6:00
Einem Medienbericht aus Korea zufolge könnte Apples nächstes Top-Smartphone erst im November in ausreichenden Stückzahlen verfügbar sein. Es sind nicht die ersten Gerüchte über Verzögerungen bei dem OLED-Gerät.

myDropWizard.com: FREE migration to Drupal 8 for 10 nonprofits

Planet Drupal - 16. August 2017 - 4:01

Migrating your site to Drupal 8 isn't simple or cheap. Nor is maintaining it or getting support once your new Drupal 8 site is live!

This is a problem that affects all organizations using Drupal, but it's particularly hard on smaller nonprofits.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a super long article detailing how Drupal 8 has left many small nonprofits behind. It also proposes a possible path for fixing it!

We're building an Open Source platform for nonprofit websites built on Drupal 8 and CiviCRM, available as a SaaS with hosting and support included.

That article was primarily about why - in this article I'd like to talk about the details of how!

There's a lot to discuss, but I'll try to make this article shorter. :-)

Oh, and we're looking for 10 adventurous nonprofits to join the BETA and help build it.

If you join the BETA, we'll migrate your existing site to the new Drupal 8 & CiviCRM platform for FREE!

Read more to learn about all the details we've got worked out so far...

Tameesh Biswas | Blog: Gsoc17 : Client Side File crypto : Week 11

Planet Drupal - 16. August 2017 - 0:16
Gsoc17 : Client Side File crypto : Week 11

This blog post summarizes the eleventh week of writing open-source code for Drupal with Google Summer of Code.

The module is finally complete with most of it’s major features. It is complete for testing and a bit more changes are to be made that have been discussed, suggested and some things that were planned and are left to implement.

tameeshb Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:46 Tags GSoC Google Summer of Code 2017 Drupal Drupal Blog

ActiveLAMP: Drupal Modules to Help Improve Your SEO

Planet Drupal - 15. August 2017 - 22:00

So you just finished building an awesome new website on Drupal, but now you’ve run into a new dilemma. How do optimize the site for search engines? Search engine optimization, or SEO, can be overwhelming, but don’t let that cause you to ignore certain things you can do to help drive traffic to your website. There’s nothing worse than spending countless hours to develop a web application, only to find out that users aren’t able to find your site. This can be extremely frustrating, as well as devastating if your company or business heavily relies on organic traffic.

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Mediacurrent: Accessibility, Nachos, and a Responsibilities Document

Planet Drupal - 15. August 2017 - 21:17

I had this blog post written last week but didn’t publish because it felt wrong. It wasn’t until earlier today, when I was listening to one of my favorite public speakers, that I realized it was because I was talking at you, not to you. In truth, whenever I’ve discussed this document I keep talking about the what its purpose is and how it could bring value to our Drupal community but not why you should care.

Elevated Third: Decoupled Drupal Technologies and Techniques

Planet Drupal - 15. August 2017 - 20:17
Decoupled Drupal Technologies and Techniques Decoupled Drupal Technologies and Techniques Joe Flores Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:17

Part 3 in this series is continued from a previous post, Decoupled Drupal: A 10,000ft View.

One of the main considerations when building the POWDR website was uniformity. POWDR is a holding company composed of many separate companies, all with individual websites. In order to ease the burden on content admins, we sought a solution that avoided multiple content types for each separate site. As a holding company with so many websites to maintain, managing many content types can become really complicated really quickly. It was our job to keep the content admins at top of mind in order to make their job updating the various websites as easy as possible.

Drupal Multisite for Easier Administration

The reason we ended up going with a multisite is that for each POWDR property there is a separate Drupal instance. In typical ski industry form, POWDR continues to acquire additional resorts and companies. They are constantly bringing on companies with different processes, different applications, and different third-party vendors. Many have different teams acting as admin. So, one of our first considerations was how people on the main POWDR team were going to administrate and edit all of this content.

We considered doing it all in one large API site though that plan quickly became too complicated when it came to permissions. Instead, it was decided that the project would be split up into multiple sites. Acquia made this process nice and easy. Using Acquia and Drupal 8, we were able to spin up a new multisite instance within the parent Drupal instance.

After some practice, we are now able to spin up a new instance in a matter of minutes. Using Drupal 8 and configuration, we copy the configuration from a parent skeleton site into a new site This allows the design team to start their development process with a basis on the API side without us having to reprogram and rebuild from the ground up.

Paragraphs Makes Complex Content Manageable

Working with Hoorooh Digital, we created an overarching entity structure using paragraphs that allowed us to make a baseline unit to build upon. Each paragraph was essentially a different piece of the website. They made components within Angular line up with paragraphs on the Drupal side. If you’re not familiar with paragraphs, in Drupal 8, their entities in and of themselves. This was nice for us because it allowed us to load and alter them programmatically, much like any other entity on the backend. They could be rearranged and served to the frontend from any site to meet design needs.

Implementation was one of the larger challenges of the POWDR project. The difficulty arose as we matched up the frontend to the Drupal backend. Custom code was required to ingest the paragraphs in the components. If you’re thinking about taking on this project, be sure to consider this step during the estimation process. In our experience, a good portion of the frontend development was required to render frontend components. We took the time to decide how componentry and paragraphs would be ingested from the Drupal platform, then matched up with the frontend framework. This allowed us to standardize all of the content coming out of the API so that frontends wouldn’t have to be rewritten for every site.

D8 and JSON REST API Decrease Development Time

The real power here was that, out-of-the-box, Drupal 8 does have a JSON REST API. We took that and ran with it. We realized early on that the Angular frontend and the out-of-the-box JSON API were going to require a lot of work to get them to work together. Instead of sacrificing this time, we extended the JSON encoder class in Drupal 8 and created our own POWDR format JSON encoder. This allowed us to create a serializer service and a bunch of custom entity normalizers. We then added related entities and some custom processing to meet the frontend needs. Out-of-the-box, the JSON API is built so that you’re requesting each related entity down the line. You get an entity ID and then you make another call to the API to get the content of that entity.

Essentially, what we did by extending the JSON encoder and all the entity normalizers was create an entity reference class. By using this structure we were able to load related entities, such as paragraphs and media, all on the same parent node, enabling the JSON encoder and all the entity normalizers to load the related entities and be served up as pieces on the API call. This gave POWDR the ability to create pages in much of the same structure that they’d be using on the frontend. The content admin sees a structure similar to the frontend and their API calls. POWDR is building pages on the backend in much the same way that they’re coming out on the frontend. This saves a lot of these extra extraneous API calls.

One of the great things about Drupal 8 is that it is built on Symfony, and incorporates a lot of modern PHP concepts, which helped our development of this custom API move quickly. Using Drupal 6/7, we would have to build from the ground up then figure out how the API was going to call itself. Instead, we just extended the class, extended a few other classes and, in a matter of days, had at least a working model for the design team to work from.

Overall, development was much faster for this project. Since everything was an entity point the back end API could load taxonomies, media, paragraphs in the same way and they also looked the same. This meant the design team could be presented something that is agnostic to the backend functionality but still utilizes Drupal’s media power.

To Be Continued...

In the next post of this series our hosting Partner, Acquia will cover the ins and outs of the POWDR project’s frontend design. Stay tuned!

Web Wash: Moving Forward with Webform in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 15. August 2017 - 19:00
In part two of our Webform tutorial, we’ll show you how to create multipage forms, apply conditional logic, create layouts and much more! We’ll take the simple newsletter signup form created in part one of this tutorial and add additional pages. Then we’ll demonstrate how to show or hide an element depending on the selection made on another element. We’ll also look at layouts and then finish off with an overview of some of the other great features Webform has to offer. For forms with many elements, it’s best to spread them across two or more pages. In this section, we’ll take the form we created in part one and move some of the elements to make a two page form. We’ll also add a preview page and make changes to the confirmation screen.

Dota-2-Turnier The International: Berliner Pro-Gamer gewinnt mit Team Liquid

heise online Newsticker - 15. August 2017 - 18:30
Team Liquid gewinnt das E-Sports-Turnier The International. Gespielt wurde der Valve-Titel Dota 2.

Mediacurrent: Mediacurrent to Present at Decoupled Dev Days NYC

Planet Drupal - 15. August 2017 - 18:14

The Mediacurrent team is excited to be supporting the inaugural Decoupled Dev Days event in NYC this week (August 19-20) as organizers and sponsors! We hope you’ll be joining us, however, we know how busy summer weekends can be so we will be sharing session recordings after the event.
 

Hetze nach rechtem Anschlag: US-Webhoster GoDaddy verbannt Neonazi-Seite

heise online Newsticker - 15. August 2017 - 17:00
Eine bekannte Neonazi-Seite aus den USA hat am Wochenende in einem Artikel massiv gegen eine junge Frau gehetzt, die am Wochenende offenbar das Opfer eines rechtsterroristischen Anschlags geworden war. Nun zieht der Hoster der Seite die Reißleine.

Erpressung von HBO: Hacker veröffentlichen mehr Material

heise online Newsticker - 15. August 2017 - 16:30
Seit einigen Wochen muss sich der US-Bezahlsender HBO mit Lösegeldforderungen einer Hackergruppe herumschlagen. Diese soll 1,5 Terabyte an Daten kopiert haben und droht mit der stückweisen Veröffentlichung.

Heizen: Dresdner Start-up vermarktet Server-Wärme

heise online Newsticker - 15. August 2017 - 16:30
Server produzieren Hitze – und müssen für viel Geld gekühlt werden. Dresdner Tüftler haben dieses Problem in einen Vorteil verwandelt. Ihre Server-Schränke können nicht nur rechnen, sondern auch Häuser beheizen.

InternetDevels: The Entity Browser module in Drupal 8: mission and configuration

Planet Drupal - 15. August 2017 - 16:01

Creating unique content is a direct way both to Google’s and your customers’ hearts, and Drupal 8 is making the road much smoother and the journey more enjoyable! Creating interactive HTML5 content and content modelling in Drupal 8 are just a couple of examples we’ve already described.

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Hacken mit DNA: Forscher dringen mit manipuliertem DNA-Strang in Labor-Computer ein

heise online Newsticker - 15. August 2017 - 16:00
Zum ersten Mal ist es offenbar gelungen, mit Hilfe von DNA die Kontrolle über einen Computer zu übernehmen. Das Forscher-Team warnt vor künftigen Gefahren – räumt aber auch ein, dass ihr Angriff bislang wenig realistisch ist.

Windows 10 mit Blicken steuern

heise online Newsticker - 15. August 2017 - 16:00
Mit dem "Fall Creators Update" lernt Windows 10 Augenverfolgung: Eye-Tracking-Hardware der Firma Tobii lässt sich dann als Alternative zu Maus und Tastatur nutzen.