Jacob Rockowitz: Drupal is the worst Content Management System except for all those other solutions

Planet Drupal - 3. April 2018 - 0:03

Recently I read Why is Drupal now the second most-hated platform behind SharePoint? followed by the predictable Reddit discussion trashing Drupal. Every time I read someone's negative, yet reasonable, criticism of Drupal, I can't help but rephrase Winston Churchill's famous quote about democracy in the context of Drupal and Open Source.

Churchill's defense of democracy came at a time when the notion of democracy was under a direct threat. Drupal and Open Source are not imperil in the same way, but the lesson Drupal and Open Source can learn from history is that it is essential to recognize, respond, and adapt to potential threats. Ignoring problems is the worst thing anyone can do.

Introspection and discussion is a significant part of our process to improve and affect change within Drupal. I am looking forward to Owen Lansbury's DrupalCon Nashville presentation called Have We Reached Peak Drupal?. I have seen a preview of his presentation and it puts Drupal’s current state into perspective while also looking at its future. If you want to learn more about the discussion around "peak drupal" you should also check out Dave Hall's blog post, "Drupal, We Need To Talk."

While building and maintaining the Webform module for Drupal 8, I have thought a lot about the future of Drupal and the Webform module.

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Acro Media: Drupal Commerce 2: A Comprehensive Technical Overview

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 17:40

The development of Drupal Commerce 2 has come a long ways. We've had an official release for a while now and many of the sub-modules and add-on modules are coming along nicely. However, with all of the focus being on development, it can be hard to find good documentation for Drupal developers and Technical Managers who want to know more about the underlying systems and design.

Look no further!

A while ago we contact Steve Oliver and asked him to help us out. Steve has been developing Drupal for a long time (at the time of writing, his Drupal.org profile is 12 years, 3 months old). He's contributed to all aspects of Drupal, including Commerce, and is quite active in IRC and Slack, providing support. We asked him if he would be interested in providing us with one document that contained everything you might want to know about Drupal Commerce from a technical perspective. We're talking about the systems, design patterns, concepts, core modules, contrib modules, and more. Steve blew us away, coming back to us with a 22 page document that has it all. We've taken all of that wonderful information and put it on our site for everyone to enjoy. It's a great starting point or general refresher.

So without further delay, take a look for yourself. I bet you'll be happy that you did!

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Acquia Developer Center Blog: Introducing the Acquia Decoupled Starter Kit for React

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 17:11

The Starter Kit includes three separate applications to demonstrate various Headless Drupal design patterns: a React application, a GraphQL application, and a Headless Lightning Drupal website. Each application was created to work in tandem with each other, but also as a collection of boilerplate tools for your personal applications.

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Umbau bei Microsoft: Windows-Chef Myerson geht

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 16:30
Paukenschlag bei Microsoft: Terry Myerson, seit über 20 Jahren in Redmond und zuletzt als "Mr. Windows" für das Betriebssystem verantwortlich, verlässt das Unternehmen im Zuge einer Umstrukturierung.

Specbee: Symphony2 Components In Drupal 8 : An Integration Every Drupaler Must Know About

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 15:13

Symphony is an open source PHP based web application framework. Symphony uses a set of reusable PHP components to build web applications from scratch. Symphony follows MVC architecture. A kernel is the heart of symphony (Its just a class) and symphony extends this class to in its built applications.

Sooper Drupal Themes: SooperThemes Drupal 8 Release Candidate 3. Patch update for Glazed and Glazed Builder Drupal 7.

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 14:03

Our latest update for Drupal 8 and 7 fixes a bug with Chrome browser's latest release and the 3rd level "dropdown" menus in mobile navigation and side-header navigation. If your websites does not use 3rd level dropdown menus these updates are probably not important for you. We also use the opportunity to get our Drupal 8 products up to date with Drupal 8.5 and we made sure everything is tested to work with the recent highly critical security updates.

Drupal 8 RC3

Fixing an issue with Font Awesome 5 Pro icons and some other minor issues, our RC3 release is ready to quickly transition into a stable release. We're now focused on updating our product pages, documentation, and other sooperthemes.com infrastructure to make sure downloading, using, and updating our Drupal 8 projects will be a smooth experience. We expect to be ready for the official Drupal 8 launch of all our products in about 2 weeks, but this release candidate is a perfectly fine starting point if you're already looking to start a Drupal 8 project with Glazed Theme, Glazed Builder, or our SooperThemes Portfolio module.

Glazed 7.x-2.6.9 and Glazed Builder 7.x-1.1.8

We release patch updates for Drupal 7 Glazed Theme and Glazed Builder, making minor improvements to both products and of course we've done extensive testing to make sure everything works after the recent Drupal core security updates that touched some very "core" parts of Drupal. See the Glazed CHANGELOG and Glazed Builder CHANGELOG for an overview of changes. No changes related to the security update were made.

SooperThemes Updates Coming Soon

The Drupal 8 stable release has been a long time coming, and now the product is ready. We're just holding off the official launch until our website and documentation are also brought up to date to support Drupal 8. If you're interested in our progress just keep an eye on the website. Sooperthemes.com will be undergoing changes in both content and design. For a sneak preview check out our "work in progress" Glazed Builder product page, which now features tons more information than before. You'll also find that I'm experimenting with a video format that I'd like to use for both documentation and marketing communications.

When we are finally completely stable with all our Drupal 8 products we will develop new product features and Glazed Theme demo designs. All product updates will be available to both Drupal 7 and 8 product versions. The specifics of development we'll be focussing on will be determined in the near future by asking you guys what you want and need.

Open Source Contributions Scheduled After Stable Drupal 8 Release

I regret that while working so hard on our Drupal 8 product updates for premium products, our open source projects have been neglected. This was an inevitable result of our Drupal 8 work overrunning budget and timelines by huge margins. I'm looking forward to start investing again in the free version of Glazed Theme we host on drupal.org, and of course publish a stable Drupal 8 version of the free theme and Glazed CMS distribution on drupal.org. We'll make sure Drupal 8 gets the free theme it deserves, with more flexibility and customizability than any other free Drupal theme. 

Geschäftsgeheimnisse: Justizministerium patzt beim Whistleblower-Schutz

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 13:00
Das Bundesjustizministerium will die umstrittene EU-Richtlinie zum Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen umsetzen. Eine Klausel, die parallel das Klagerisiko für Hinweisgeber auf Missstände mildern soll, hat es dabei weitgehend übergangen.

Bundesgerichtshof erlaubt Rabatte von MyTaxi

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 13:00
Im langjährigen Rechtsstreit zwischen Taxi Deutschland und der Vermittlungs-App MyTaxi haben die Taxizentralen in der letzten Runde eine Niederlage erlitten: Der BGH hat das Rabattverbot für MyTaxi aufgehoben.

Ausprobiert: Apples Pages für digitale Bücher

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 12:30
Die neue Version von Apples Textverarbeitung soll sich besser zum Erstellen digitaler Bücher eignen und unterstützt den Apple Pencil – zeigt dabei aber Schwächen.

Internet Security Days: Countdown für den Call for Papers läuft

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 11:00
Noch zehn Tage können Vorschläge für einen Fachvortrag bei der diesjährigen Sicherheitskonferenz ISD eingereicht werden. Themen sind unter anderem sämtliche Aspekte der Internetkriminalität sowie Praxistipps für den sicheren IT-Betrieb.

Datenschutzgrundverordnung: Google führt unpersonaliserte Werbung an

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 11:00
Wer in Europa Google-Werbung ausspielen will, soll ab Mai von seinen Nutzern die Zustimmung zum Tracking einholen. Wer dies nicht tut, muss mit Einnahmeausfällen rechnen.

ADCI Solutions: Cloud hosting platforms. Part two: Acquia Cloud

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 10:00
A basic web hosting stores code and a database of a site and makes it accessible for internet users. However, modern hosting platforms do more than that - they act as a tool of the development process. Acquia Cloud is one of such modern hosting platforms that can enhance your work in a number of ways.

Bundeshack: Bundespolizei stellt Strafanzeige, tausende Logindaten könnten betroffen sein

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 10:00
Beim Hackerangriff auf die Bundesregierung könnten deutlich mehr sensible Daten abgeflossen sein als bislang bekannt. Die Bundespolizei vermutet offenbar, dass Zugangsdetails ihrer Ermittler zu einer Lernplattform abgegriffen wurden.

Acer Switch 3: Surface-Clone für 400 Euro im Test

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 10:00
Das Switch 3 ähnelt stark dem Windows-Tablet Surface von Microsoft. Acer hat sich unter anderem bei Type-Cover und Eingabestift inspirieren lassen. Ob das Tablet für 370 Euro eine Alternative zum Original ist, zeigt der Test von TechStage.

Pencil für alle: Das neue iPad 6 und iPad Pro im Vergleich

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 8:00
Das neue Einstiegs-iPad unterstützt nun den Apple Pencil. Was hebt das mehr als doppelt so teure iPad Pro dann noch vom 350-Euro-iPad ab? Die Unterschiede im Überblick.

DrupalCon News: So It's Your First Time at DrupalCon

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 7:25

If you are getting ready to attend your first DrupalCon, here are a few ideas to help you prepare for an intense week of open source software community from @horncologne. Watch the interview video for more tips and inspiration from my Drupal friends.

Festo entwickelt Flughund-Roboter und verbesserte Radlerspinne

heise online Newsticker - 2. April 2018 - 7:00
Überraschende Bionik-Projekte hat Festo in der Vorschau der Hannover Messe vorgestellt. Darunter ist ein Flughund, der trotz 2,28 Meter Spannweite enge Radien kurven kann, sowie ein Roboter, der ähnlich einer Sahara-Spinne krabbeln und auch rollen kann.

Matt Glaman: drupal_install_test.ibd: To start over, you must empty your existing database

Planet Drupal - 2. April 2018 - 6:00
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In prep for DrupalCon Nashville, I was working on our Drupal Commerce demo sites that we'll be showing off. They have been running in silent mode for some time and recently received an overhaul so they use our demo and out of the box theme for Drupal Commerce, Belgrade.

Programmiersprachen: Rust 1.25 setzt auf LLVM 6

heise online Newsticker - 1. April 2018 - 14:30
Außer dem Update der Compiler-Infrastruktur lassen sich nun Imports gruppieren. Darüberhinaus tragen die angekündigten Verbesserungen der Dokumentation erste Früchte.

Playstation VR: 100 Euro billiger, etliche neue Spiele angekündigt

heise online Newsticker - 1. April 2018 - 14:00
Das mit der Playstation 4 kompatible PSVR-Headset kostet künftig nur noch 300 statt 400 Euro. Außerdem hat Sony etliche neue Titel angekündigt. 12 davon haben wir angespielt - unter anderem Wipeout.