Blog: AGILEDROP: Drupal business sessions you don't want to miss at DrupalCon Nashville

Planet Drupal - 6. April 2018 - 3:43
There will be a lot of sessions at DrupalCon Nashville. That's nothing new to be fair. DrupalCons are the biggest Drupal events with the most Drupal session, so you can’t attend all of the sessions you would want to. Therefore, we have made a short list of the business sessions you don't want to miss. We sure won't.    Think Your Website is GDPR Compliant? Think Again! Thursday, April 10 Mark Shropshire, Open Source Security Lead at Mediacurrent   On May 28, 2018, GDPR will come into force - that is a data security legislation, which allows individualists to control their personal data… READ MORE

Stanford Web Services Blog: Welcome to Stanford Drupal Camp 2018!

Planet Drupal - 6. April 2018 - 0:41

Stanford Drupal Camp 2018 is already upon us!

The ninth annual Stanford Drupal Camp will be hosted at the  Stanford Law School on April 6-7, 2018.

Metal Toad: Drupal 8: Consumption of a Third-Party API

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 22:33
Drupal 8: Consumption of a Third-Party API Marcus Bernal Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:33

For a recent project, we were tasked to consume the client's internal data from a custom API. Now, this scenario was lucky for us, the API provides a total item count of about 5000, but when queried with a start date, it provides all revisions of items between then and now. The premise was that the data was to be downloaded at regular intervals, so that content editors didn't need to copy and past to keep product information up to date.

Jobwechsel: Apple schnappt sich Googles Suchmaschinen- und KI-Chef

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 18:30
John Giannandrea soll künftig in Cupertino unter anderem an der Sprachassistentin Siri und selbstfahrenden Autos arbeiten. Die Entscheidung gab offenbar Konzernchef Tim Cook selbst bekannt.

Astronomietagung EWASS: Mit den Beatles nach Alpha Centauri

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 18:30
Auf die Frage, ob es Leben im Alpha-Centauri-System gibt, kann die EWASS in Liverpool keine Antwort geben. Wie es herauszufinden wäre, dafür haben Wissenschaftler einige Ansätze parat und wollen mit den Beatles mehr Menschen für Astronomie begeistern.

E-Mail-Clients: Postbox 6.0 veröffentlicht

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 18:00
Mit Version 6.0 setzt der E-Mail-Client Postbox erstmals auf Firefox Quantum auf. Außerdem wechseln die Entwickler zu Maildir und fügen viele neue Einstellungen hinzu.

Rocket Lab will diesen Monat in Neuseeland erste Rakete starten

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 18:00
Innerhalb eines Zeitraums von zwei Wochen nach dem 20. April will Rocket Lab seine erste kommerzielle Mission starten.

Spotify ist an der Börse 26,5 Milliarden Dollar wert

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 17:30
Spotify wird seit Dienstag an der NYSE gehandelt. Zuvor war eine Aktie für maximal 132,50 US-Dollar verkauft worden, doch an der Börse lag der Preis deutlich darüber.

Die besten Add-ons für das Media-Center Kodi

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 17:30
Ist die eigene Medienbibliothek erschöpft, locken hunderte Add-ons für Kodi mit Amüsement. In einer Auslese stellt das Computermagazin c't die unterhaltsamsten Erweiterungen vor.

Schüsse in der Youtube-Zentrale

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 17:00
Eine Frau hat sich im Youtube-Hauptquartier in Kalifornien erschossen. Zuvor hatte sie Youtube-Mitarbeiter angegriffen.

Controller eingebaut: Kluge Motoren machen Copterbau einfacher

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 17:00
Auch Motoren können klug sein: IQ Motion Control baut in seine neuen Motormodule einen Mikrocontroller ein. Drohnenbauer und Maker können sie in ihren Projekten direkt anschließen und ansprechen. Ein extra Controller ist nicht mehr nötig.

Acro Media: Drupal Commerce 2: How to Add, Edit and Delete Coupons

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 16:45


Drupal Commerce 2 comes with promotions sub-module that lets you manage store promotions in so many different ways. One common promotion method is to give your customer coupon codes. Coupon codes "unlock" a specific deal for the customer. For example, if you're trying to get a customer to complete an abandoned cart, you may offer a coupon code for 20% off the entire order to try and push them. Maybe you have a weekly newsletter and you want to reward your subscribers with a deal just for them. A custom coupon code with a discount is a great way to do this.

In this Acro Media Tech Talk video, we user our Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site to show you just how easy it is to create a promotion and assign a coupon code to it. We'll also show you how you can set additional conditions so that the coupon is only available to use when the conditions are met.

Its important to note that this video was recorded before the official 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce, and so you may see some differences between this video and the current release. The documentation is also evolving over time.

Urban Hipster Commerce 2 Demo site

This video was created using the Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site. We've built this site to show the adaptability of the Drupal 8, Commerce 2 platform. Most of what you see is out-of-the-box functionality combined with expert configuration and theming.

More from Acro Media Drupal modules in this demo

Kryptogeld: Bitmain kündigt ersten ASIC-Miner für Ethereum an

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 16:30
Was beim Bitcoin seit langem Standard ist, könnte auch bald die Kryptowährung Ethereum ereilen: Der erste Mining-Rechner auf Basis effizienter ASIC-Technik soll im Juli kommen. Ist das Ethereum-Mining mit Grafikkarte bald vorbei?

Drupal Association blog: Global Training Days Survey Results

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 16:17

Last year one of the big topics for the Drupal Global Training Days (GTD) Working Group was sorting out what exactly we can do to help with organizing these events. To that end, we sent out a survey to learn more about the kinds of events that people doing GTD events run, or have offered in the past, and how the community can help. We got 33 responses to the survey and 9 of those fine folks also hopped on a phone call with us (myself (add1sun), Mauricio (dinarcon), or Marina (paych)) to talk about the survey answers in more depth. While it's been a little while since we conducted the survey and interviews, we figure this is really interesting and useful information to share with the community.

The first section of this post covers the questions we asked and the results on the survey. The second section dives into our takeaways from the interviews we conducted after the survey.

Survey Results What is your motivation for organizing GTD?

Far and away the most common motivation for running GTD events is to grow the local Drupal community, with over 90% selecting this as at least one reason. The second biggest motivation (39%) was to promote a company or organization, which was then followed up equally at 24% with finding new hires or new clients.

Is your company sponsoring your time to prepare and present the training?

For this question, about 60% of respondents have their company cover their time. There was also a mixed bag of people who are their own business or who freelance, where counting company versus personal time is a blurrier line, as well as people who straddle both, doing some of the work on the clock and the rest on their own time. 21% of those surveyed stated that they are not supported by a company for GTD events.

In which country (and city) have you organized a GTD?

Our list from the survey covered 36 events in 18 different countries, plus an online course with attendees from all over the world.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • India (5)
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico (3)
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • United States (11)
In which languages have you organized GTD?

23 (64%) of events are being offered in English. There were 12 languages other than English in the list, with Spanish taking the number 2 slot with 6 events, which lines up with the number of events in Spanish-speaking countries.

Given the wide range of countries, it is a little surprising that there is definitely a concentration of events that are offered in English.

What materials do you use to present the training?

This was split almost evenly between those that use materials they created themselves and those that use a combination of existing materials and their own.

What topics have you covered in the trainings you have presented?

113 responses (with multiple select) indicated almost everyone covers more than 1 topic, and the vast majority of those topics are introductions to Drupal and getting started. Of the topics presented:

  • 94% cover What is Drupal?
  • 85% do Site Building
  • 70% cover the Drupal Community
  • 51% do Theming
  • 42% do module development.

From the results to this question it is clear that most GTD events do not stick with just one broad topic.

What format do you usually follow?

The most popular format (76%) is to have the instructor do a live demonstration and have the students follow along. Next in line is to only give presentations, and the least popular was to have the instructor do a live demo but not have the students work on the project. There were also a couple of people who use recorded videos and then offer Q&A and support to the students as they work through them.

How long does the training last?
  • 36% give full day workshop
  • 24% give half-day workshops
  • 30% do a mix of the 2 formats.
How many people attend your event on average?

Event size was interesting. Over 50% of events had 11-20 attendees. Smaller groups, from 1-10 came in second around 27%, and only 21% of events had more than 20 attendees.

Choose the statement that fits you most with regards to venue cost

Just over a third of respondents have given events at different free venues, while 21% have access to a permanent free venue to use. 30% have used both free and paid venues. Only 1 person has a permanent paid venue they use for GTD.

What type of venues do you use?

Most events use either a company office or a university/educational facility, with conference spaces and co-working/community spaces making up much of the rest. There were also a range of locations from coffee shops to libraries included.

What is the attendee capacity of your venue?

Compared to the class sizes mentioned above, there is certainly space for bigger groups overall, with 60% of venues capable of accepting over 20 attendees.

If you organize GTD in a paid venue, how much does it cost on average? (Use local currency)

For those who do pay for venues, the costs are all over the place, which makes sense given the huge range of locations (both world location and venue type) for these events. The most expensive came in around $400 USD or ~325 EUR.

Which of the following does your venue provide?

Most venues (88%) provide a good internet connection, and a projector with screen. 21% of the venues provide computers to use. Others noted extras they get with their venues include things like parking, snacks, and coffee.

Interview Results

We also spoke to 9 people from 5 countries to dig into what they're doing and how the community and GTD Working Group can help. While everyone has different struggles and needs, there are a few common themes that come through.

Organizing and Marketing

There was a wide variety of needs around organizing and marketing GTD events. This included things like matching up people who like to teach with people who can organize and market the event (many times people don't really want to both!), and there was definitely a repeated request for marketing materials and guidelines for groups to help promote their events. There were also some interesting ideas like creating badges for trainers and attendees, as well as having better ways for GTD organizers and trainers to share information, either through online knowledge bases or in-person events, like GTD-focused activities at DrupalCons.


Not surprisingly curriculum and course materials came up for a lot of people. As we saw from the survey results, a lot of people create their own materials, often through need, not because they necessarily want to. There was a common thread of requests for workshop agendas, slides, and all kinds of training materials, centrally located so that people could more easily build a workshop without investing a lot of curriculum time. A number of people also pointed out that not having materials in the local language was a problem, and is time-consuming work to translate existing materials.


The last main theme that we saw was about the technical and venue needs. This ranged from funding for space to hold GTDs, having a standard way to get students set up with a local environment, and having a regular way to collect feedback on events, and be able to share that information.

While the GTD Working Group certainly can't tackle all of these things, this gives a good starting point for the biggest pain points that the community can address to accelerate GTDs and the adoption of Drupal. If there are particular topics or initiatives in here that you would like to help with, please reach out to the working group to get connected with others and see what resources are available to help.

Netzfrequenz 50 Hz: Zeitverlust aufgeholt

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 16:00
Seit heute liegt die Zeitabweichung von 50-Hertz-Synchronuhren wieder im normalen Bereich von unter 30 Sekunden.

CTI Digital: The Release of Drupal 8.5 (What’s New and What’s on the Horizon)

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 15:38

Drupal 8.5 was released on the 7th of March 2018 with a host of new features, bug fixes, and improvements. There are plenty of exciting updates for developers in this blog. Or if you're a business owner, click here to find out what this means for you.

Sony Xperia XZ2 im Test: starke Hardware, dickes Design

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 15:30
Mit dem Xperia XZ2 bringt Sony ein leistungsfähiges und modernes Smartphone zu einem Preis von 799 Euro auf den Markt. TechStage hat das Gerät seit einer Woche im Test und verrät alles Wichtige!

OPTASY: How to Set Up Google Analytics on Your Drupal Site: A Dead-Simple Step-by-Step Guide

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 15:04
How to Set Up Google Analytics on Your Drupal Site: A Dead-Simple Step-by-Step Guide admin Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:04

Let me guess: it's for “luring” online visitors that you've built your Drupal site! For attracting traffic, which would then turn into leads/retail sales/customers... you name it. Yet, without an efficient web analytics service, you're just firing at the target... blindfolded. And so, why not go for the best? Especially since it's free and there's even a dedicated Drupal module streamlining... everything. Here's how you integrate Google Analytics into your Drupal site.

Who are your visitors? Where do they come from? And what do they do precisely during their visits on your Drupal site? How long are their visits? What content on your site do they linger on and what content do they “stubbornly” ignore? Needless to say that for getting your answers to all these questions you need to set up Google Analytics on your website.


Adobe: Automatik für Premiere Pro, After Effects und Audition

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 15:00
Die Audio- und Video-Anwendungen der Adobe Creative Cloud erhalten neue Automatikfunktionen, um Farben in Video-Clips anzugleichen, die Lautstärke der Musik in Dialogen abzusenken und animierte Grafiken zu erstellen.

Datenzugriff in der EU: US-Regierung hält Microsofts Supreme-Court-Fall für hinfällig

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 15:00
Wenige Tage nach dem Beschluss des "Cloud Act" mit Regeln für den Zugang von US-Ermittlern zu im Ausland liegenden Daten hat das US-Justizministerium beim Supreme Court beantragt, den dort anhängigen Microsoft-Fall zu den Akten zu legen.