Nach Strava: Auch Fitnesstracker Polar stellte Militärangehörige und Agenten bloß

heise online Newsticker - 11. Juli 2018 - 7:30
Wie Strava sammelte auch Polar Fitnessaktivitäten seiner Nutzer auf einer Weltkarte. Darüber ließen sich sogar Militärangehörige identifizieren.

Rückkehr des XMLBeans-Projekts

heise online Newsticker - 11. Juli 2018 - 7:00
Das Apache-Projekt hat mit den Betreibern der POI-Bibliothek einen neuen Maintainer gefunden, die nun die Version 3.0 der Frameworks herausgegeben haben.

Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Developers wanted. ASAP!

Planet Drupal - 11. Juli 2018 - 5:45
Meet John. He is running a business. He is a digital agency owner and a CEO and currently employs 25 people of different profiles. Account managers, designers, developers, project managers, sales & marketing people,... And the business is going well for John and his team. In fact, so good he needs more bandwidth for his development team. They are already working long hours and with recent sales push giving first results and getting two new clients on board his team will need reinforcements. Because the existing team won't be able to handle the extra workload.    What are the… READ MORE

Ausbau von Windenergie in Deutschland geht zurück

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 19:00
Klimaziele werden nicht erreicht, Windkraftanlagen veralten und der Ausbau neuer Windräder geht zurück. Ursächlich sind politische Vorgaben.

Smart, aber geschwätzig: OBD2-Stecker fürs Auto sprechen mit Facebook & Co.

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 18:00
Per OBD2-Dongle und passender App vernetzt man sogar alte Autos. Datenschutzbedenken bremsen das Vergnügen jedoch, wie ein Test der c't zeigt.

Drupal Association blog: Calling all Drupal Agency Leaders: Participate in the 2018 Drupal Business Survey

Planet Drupal - 10. Juli 2018 - 17:28

The third edition of the annual Drupal Business Survey is here. Exove and One Shoe created the survey in collaboration with Drupal Association, to gain insight of Drupal’s health, focus and latest business trends. It also gives perspective on how Drupal agencies are doing and how customers see Drupal.

Analysis of the 2017 edition of the survey can be found here, and 2016 analysis here.

We encourage all Drupal business leaders to participate in this year’s Drupal Business Survey.  

Participation is anonymous and takes only about 10 minutes. The first results will be presented at the Drupal CEO Dinner at Drupal Europe on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Analysis and insights will officially be published on Drupal.org.

You can participate anytime now until July 31st, 2018.

The survey can be accessed here.

Elektroautos: Chinesen bauen Batteriezellen-Fabrik in Thüringen

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 17:00
Bisher kaufen Autobauer Batteriezellen für Elektroautos im fernen China ein. Ein neues Werk in Thüringen soll die Produktion nach Deutschland bringen.

Nachhaltiger Fjordverkehr: Autonome Elektro-Fähren statt Brücken und Tunnel

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 17:00
Bislang gibt man in Skandinavien Milliarden für Autoinfrastrukturen aus. Forscher setzen stattdessen auf autonome elektrische Fährschiffe.

Draw this: Raspi-Sofortbildkamera druckt Bilder nachgekritzelt aus

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 16:30
Eine Kamera, Mini-Thermodrucker und Raspberry Pi mit Künstlicher Intelligenz – fertig ist die Sofortbildkamera, die Aufnahmen nachkritzelt und ausdruckt.

Schweizer Börse baut Plattform für Handel mit Krypto-Währungen auf

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 16:00
Der Schweizer Börsenbetreiber SIX will ab Mitte 2019 eine Börsenplattform für digitale Vermögenswerte, wie Kryptowährungen und Tokens, einrichten.

Schweiz: Startschuss für Vergabe der 5G- Mobilfunkfrequenzen

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 16:00
In der Schweiz fiel der Startschuss für die Vergabe der Mobilfunkfrequenzen für das 5G-Netz. Mobilfunkanbieter können sich für die Versteigerung bewerben.

Droptica: Drupal outsourcing - How to find the best team

Planet Drupal - 10. Juli 2018 - 16:00
Drupal is fantastic for all sorts of websites and applications. It excels especially at large, complex content projects. If you know what you are doing, you can often cut development time substantially compared to other tools made for the same purpose.  Drupal's versatility, however, is a 2-edged sword. With great flexibility, extensive API and an abundance of modules created by the community, it takes a long time to get up to speed. Often there is not enough time on a project to go through Drupal's steep learning curve.  The more experienced your team is, the more benefits of Drupal you will reap and the less technical debt you will acquire, and the more successful your project will be in the end. Looking for a Drupal team There are a few critical elements you should consider when you are looking for to outsource a Drupal project:

Google entfernt Nahverkehrs-App "Öffi" aus dem Play Store

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 15:30
Die deutsche Nahverkehrs-App "Öffi" ist aus dem Play Store verschwunden. Nach Angaben des Entwicklers lieferte Google dafür keine plausible Erklärung.

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Experience Express in Utrecht: Conversational Design and Modern Front-end Approaches at Frontend United

Planet Drupal - 10. Juli 2018 - 15:26

With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. And this time, in Utrecht, a wide range of designer- and developer-oriented content greeted attendees both within and well outside the Drupal universe.

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Evolving Web: How We Can All Improve the Drupal Experience

Planet Drupal - 10. Juli 2018 - 14:37

The best part of my job is teaching Drupal. As a Drupal trainer, I get to meet a lot of Drupalers with really different backgrounds. Some are brand-new to Drupal, some have lots of experience. Listening to them tell of their Drupal journeys, both the highlights and the low points, has given me insights into the different ways people encounter Drupal and some of the most common reasons why they love it, use it and get involved in the community (or not).

I've recently been thinking about the Drupal community from a user experience point of view. I regularly host UI meetups for developers and designers, and I'm also volunteering on Drupal's Admin UI initiative, which is creating an accessible administrative interface based on user data and feedback. Both have taught me to empathize with others and understand why they might be feeling excited, warm and fuzzy, anxious, frustrated or curious about Drupal at any given point. It's also given me ideas about what we can all can do to improve the Drupal experience, including:

1. Participate in the community

If you think back to your own best experience with Drupal, there's a decent chance that it was a DrupalCon, DrupalCamp or another time when you had the chance to learn from other Drupalers or share your knowledge with them. It feels inspiring to mentor newcomers, help people solve problems on Drupal Slack or get advice from someone who seems to care. Let's keep it up and look for opportunities to take it further!

2. Recognize the challenges that you and others are facing

There's no point in pretending that using Drupal is always smooth sailing. Hiding the challenging parts of our experiences only makes others feel like they're alone or that they've missed something everybody else has understood. Asking new users around the world to tell me about their pain points has shown me, as just one small example, that Drupal terminology can often be intimidating. We all have our issues, and talking about them is the first step toward finding solutions for them.

3. Get involved with existing initiatives

Community members are on the job when it comes to refining certain aspects of the Drupal experience. The Promote Drupal Initiative has already enhanced Drupal.org's landing page with the persona-specific information its audience was looking for. Their next step will be devising ways to make it easier for new users to find their way into community engagement. And they're not the only ongoing project that could benefit from your time, expertise or financial support: the Out of the Box Experience Initiative, for example, is helping Drupal to make a better and more helpful first impression when it's installed by a prospective user.

4. Imagine new ways of solving problems

The beauty of being part of an open source community is that if you see a problem, you have the power to address it. If you have an idea for helping others have a better Drupal journey, why not try it out? Great user experiences encourage user-base growth and vice versa: a virtuous cycle that I'm committed to supporting.

Inspired by these ideas, I recently decided to run for a position on the Drupal Association's Board of Directors as a "director at large"---a community representative, in other words---because I would love to put my time, energy and knowledge towards growing the community and promoting Drupal to new groups and markets.  If you have an active profile on Drupal.org then you can vote in this election here any time before Friday, July 13.

For a video version of this post, here's a recording of my session on the topic at DrupalCamp Montreal:

+ more awesome articles by Evolving Web

Moderne Mumien - Wie Tiefkühlexperten den Sensenmann besiegen wollen

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 14:30
Himmel, Hölle oder ein neues Leben auf Erden? Unbeirrbare Optimisten glauben an letzteres. Eine Voraussetzung: Sachgerechte Tiefkühlung sofort nach dem Tod.

Elon Musk will in Höhle festsitzende thailändische Kinder mit Mini-U-Boot retten

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 14:30
Mit einem U-Boot in Kindergröße will der Unternehmer Elon Musk ein junges in einer Höhle in Thailand eingeschlossenes Fußballteam befreien.

Jetzt patchen! Exploit-Code für extrem kritische Lücke in HPE iLO4 öffentlich

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 14:30
Sendet ein Angreifer eine cURL-Anfrage mit „AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA“ an verwundbare HP-Proliant-Server, könnte er diese übernehmen.

Stuttgart: CDU-Politiker wollen Fahrverbote für Euro-5-Diesel weiter vermeiden

heise online Newsticker - 10. Juli 2018 - 14:30
Fahrverbote für ältere Diesel kommen wohl 2019 in Stuttgart. CDU-Politiker sehen aber keine Verbote für Diesel der Euronorm 5.

Droptica: Droptica: Drupal outsourcing - How to find the best team

Planet Drupal - 10. Juli 2018 - 14:24
Drupal is fantastic for all sorts of websites and applications. It excels especially at large, complex content projects. If you know what you are doing, you can often cut development time substantially compared to other tools made for the same purpose.  Drupal's versatility, however, is a 2-edged sword. With great flexibility, extensive API and an abundance of modules created by the community, it takes a long time to get up to speed. Often there is not enough time on a project to go through Drupal's steep learning curve.  The more experienced your team is, the more benefits of Drupal you will reap and the less technical debt you will acquire, and the more successful your project will be in the end. Looking for a Drupal team There are a few critical elements you should consider when you are looking for to outsource a Drupal project: