4-star: Amazon eröffnet Ladengeschäft in New York

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 16:00
In seinem neuen 4-Sterne-Store verkauft Amazon seine aktuellen Top-Seller, die mindestens eine Bewertung von vier oder fünf Sternen erreicht haben.

Photokina: Instagram: Die neuen Profi-Fotografen der Photokina

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 16:00
Hashtags, Feeds und Insta-Walks - das Kollektiv "German Roamers" zeigt, wie sich Profi-Fotografen heute finanzieren. Dafür gehen sie ungewöhnliche Wege.

Photokina: GoPro Hero 7 mit Bildstabilisator verfügbar

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 16:00
Die Action-Kamera GoPro Hero 7 Black soll Videos bei rumpeligsten Fahrten ruhig halten, selbst bei 4K-Auflösung mit 60 Bildern pro Sekunde.

hussainweb.me: Drupal Meetup Bangalore – September 2018

Planet Drupal - 29. September 2018 - 15:54
Another month, another Drupal meetup in Bangalore. This month’s meetup was held at Athenahealth office on Lavelle Road in Bangalore. Since the last month’s meetup was scheduled a week early, there was more than usual gap since the last meetup. This time, we had a full schedule and exciting sessions planned.

Sonde Hayabusa2: Noch mehr Bilder von der Asteroidenoberfläche

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 14:15
Beide japanischen Minerva-II-Landeroboter senden Daten von der Oberfläche des Asteroiden Ryugu. Sogar der Lauf der Sonne ist zu erkennen.

Merkel: Bei Ausbau der E-Mobilität "auf richtigem Pfad"

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 12:15
Wann kommen endlich mehr Elektroautos auf deutsche Straßen? Die Marke von einer Million sei mit zwei Jahren Verspätung erreichbar, sagt nun auch die Kanzlerin.

BKA: 70 Millionen Euro Schaden durch Cybercrime im Jahr 2017

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 11:30
Voriges Jahr wurde mit dem "Tatmittel Internet" ein Schaden verursacht, der 20 Millionen Euro höher war als 2016.

c't uplink 24.2: Gaming-PC in der Cloud, Tastaturen, gefälschte SD-Karten

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 8:30
Heute in c't uplink spielen wir auf einem Gaming-PC in der Cloud. Wir haben Highend-Tastaturen getestet und auf Wish.com gefälschte Hardware gefunden.

Facebook-Ausstieg kostete WhatsApp-Mitgründer 850 Millionen Dollar

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 8:30
Ein Jahr nach seinem Ausstieg bei Facebook hat WhatsApp-Mitgründer Brian Acton erklärt, warum er sich den fast eine Milliarde Dollar kosten ließ.

Test: Prynt Pocket macht iPhone zur Sofortbildkamera

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 8:30
Prynt Pocket an das iPhone klemmen und sofort visitenkartengroße Fotos drucken. Was nach einer guten Idee klingt, entpuppt sich im Test als wenig durchdacht.

Apple Watch und Herzprobleme: "Etwa 50 Prozent der Älteren merken es nicht."

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 8:30
Im Interview mit Mac & i sagt der Kardiologe Thomas Meinertz, Apple habe das EKG in der Watch clever gelöst. Anwender müssten jedoch lernen, damit umzugehen.

Landgericht: Verstöße gegen die DSGVO grundsätzlich abmahnbar

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 7:00
Das LG Würzburg hat im Rahmen eines Beschlusses festgestellt, dass Verstöße gegen die DSGVO von einem Mitbewerber abgemahnt werden können.

Qualcomm-Boss: "Apple wird wieder unser Kunde"

heise online Newsticker - 29. September 2018 - 7:00
Trotz des zunehmend harsch ausgetragenen Rechtsstreits mit dem iPhone-Hersteller gibt sich der Chef des Chipproduzenten versöhnlich.

Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: 5 More Tips to Get the Most out of Drupal

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2018 - 22:00

Previously, we covered some simple tips that allow you to get more out of Drupal and I think we covered some basics. This time we are going to go a bit deeper to see what Drupal can really do. In the right hands, Drupal can be a very powerful tool for more than just content management. The following tips will take you through a few different topics to get more out of Drupal than ever before. Some of these tips are a bit more on the advanced side, but they are very useful.

Evolving Web: What's New in Drupal 8.6

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2018 - 21:57

Drupal 8.6 was released a couple weeks ago and it’s probably the most exciting release since Drupal 8.0. As you might know, new features are added with each minor release of Drupal 8 (e.g. between 8.5 and 8.6). At first, I thought that this would just change how we test and update our sites. But it’s amazing to see how many new, valuable features are being added in minor versions. These are the features that allow Drupal to constantly evolve and innovate, and keep everyone excited about using Drupal.

Also, minor releases that add features are a great reason to keep your Drupal site up-to-date with the latest minor version!

I tried out Drupal 8.6 the other day and here are some of the highlights. Note that some of these features (Media management, Workspaces) are provided by experimental modules. They are not ready to use in production yet, but are ready to be tested out in development and sandbox environments:

Media

As a Drupal site builder, the media features are a huge step forward. I watch a lot of content editors use Drupal and it’s clear that having media editing work smoothly greatly improves the content editing experience. From the Admin UX research I’ve worked on, better media management is one of the number one things that content editors want.

So, what does media in core provide? You can now add media (images, video, audio, etc) through the WYSIWYG editor and via a new media field. You can re-use media that’s already been added to the site, or upload new items. You can also manage the media via an overview page and add new media items directly without creating content.

Quickstar

Drupal 8.6 comes with a Quickstart command that lets you install Drupal on your machine with a limited number of requirements. This makes it really easy to test out Drupal without installing other software, configuring a VM, or finding a vendor that provides cloud hosting.

I think it’s great to have a feature like this out-of-the-box so that we can have a better experience for newcomers to Drupal. In fact, there’s already updated documentation on Drupal.org about how to install a quick version of Drupal.

Thanks to Matt Grasmick for putting this together!

Out-of-the-box Demo

At DrupalCon Nashville, I tested out the new Umami install profile, which provides a demo of Drupal out-of-the-box. When you install Drupal, you’ll now see the Umami as an option on the install profile step. Umami comes with content, content types, views, and a theme for a recipe website. I think this profile, along with the Quickstart feature will allow developers and site builders new to Drupal to easily test out and demo its features.

Migrate!

Migrate has been around since the first minor release of Drupal 8, it’s the module that allows you to pull content into Drupal 8 from previous versions of Drupal or external sources. Migrate is now a stable module, which means that it will be easier for developers to create custom migrations without worrying about changes to the underlying code. This will also make it easier to write documentation and blog posts about how to do things with Migrate.

There are some features around migrating multilingual content which have been set aside in a separate module (Migrate Drupal Multilingual). This module is an experimental module, as there is still some outstanding work to be done in this area.

Workspaces

You are probably wondering: what is « workspaces »? This is a new, experimental module that allows a site administrator to create a new, parallel version of the site content - e.g. a Staging workspace - that can be deployed to the live site in one go. In Drupal 8.5, content moderation was introduced to Drupal, providing a workflow for content to be drafted, reviewed, and approved by different types of users. Workspaces takes this to the next level, allowing entire sections of content to be staged before publishing.

More Under the Hood

Besides new modules, there have been other improvements made to Drupal under the hood. There have been updates to the experimental Layout Builder module. It is now possible to create blocks via the layout builder interface, which will not show up in the global list of blocks. The process of porting tests from Simpletest to PHPUnit is almost done. Nightwatch.js was added to allow for automated javascript testing.

What’s next?

There are lots of new features planned for Drupal 8.7 including support for JSON API in core, potentially a refresh of the default Drupal admin theme (Seven) and work on features like automatic upgrades. Looking forward to seeing what’s next with Drupal in that release, which will come out early next year. Watch the latest DriesNote here, from Drupal Europe for an overview of the Drupal roadmap and new development in the works.

You can get more information from the blog post on drupal.org and the Drupal 8.6 press release.

Let us know in the comments what’s your favourite part of Drupal 8.6!

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Angriff auf AWS: Bandwidth Alliance senkt Traffic-Kosten für Cloud-Kunden

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2018 - 19:30
Entfallende oder stark gesenkte Traffic-Kosten für Cloudflare-Kunden sollen die Attraktivität von Cloud-Diensten unter anderem von IBM und Microsoft steigern.

Photokina: Neuer Mittelformatscanner OpticFilm 120 Pro von Plustek

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2018 - 19:00
Auf der Photokina zeigt Plustek die weiterentwickelte Version seines Filmscanner-Flaggschiffs Optic Film 120.

Kinder als Influencer: Kinderschützer kritisieren wachsende Vermarktung

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2018 - 18:30
Kinder als Influencer im Internet? An dieser Vermarktung von Kindern durch ihre Eltern stören sich Kinderschützer und sehen Regulierungsbedarf.

Fujitsu Esprimo G558: Mini-PC mit USB-C für Display und Stromversorgung

heise online Newsticker - 28. September 2018 - 17:30
Fujitsus Esprimo G558 setzt auf Coffee-Lake-CPUs mit bis zu sechs Kernen und lässt sich auch hinter Monitoren montieren, die ihn sogar speisen können.

OPTASY: Automatic Updates in Drupal Core? Top Benefits and Main Concerns With Drupal Updating Itself

Planet Drupal - 28. September 2018 - 17:21
Automatic Updates in Drupal Core? Top Benefits and Main Concerns With Drupal Updating Itself radu.simileanu Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:21

Just imagine... automatic updates in Drupal core.

Such a feature would put an end to all those never-ending debates and ongoing discussions taking place in the Drupal community about the expectations and concerns with implementing such an auto-update system.

Moreover, it would be a much-awaited upgrade for all those users who've been looking for (not to say “longing for) ways to automate Drupal core and modules for... years now. Who've been legitimately asking themselves:

“Why doesn't Drupal offer an auto-update feature like WordPress?”

And how did we get this far? From idea to a steady-growing initiative?