eCitaro: Daimlers Elektrobus soll 150 Kilometer weit reichen

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 11:00
Für die vollelektrische Variante seines Stadtbusses Citaro hat Daimler nach eigenen Angaben schon Bestellungen vorliegen.

Mozilla veröffentlicht Notizen-App für Android

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 10:30
Mozilla hat zwei neue Test-Pilot-Experimente veröffentlicht: die Notiz-App "Notes" für Android und den Passwort-Speicher "Lockbox" für iOS.

Diesel-Fahrverbote in Stuttgart ab Jahresbeginn 2019

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 10:30
Diesel bis einschließlich Euro-Abgasnorm 4 sind betroffen, Euronorm-5-Diesel möchte die schwarz-grüne Koalition außen vor halten.

5Analytics lanciert Community Edition seiner KI-Plattform

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 10:00
Mit 5Analytics können Data Scientists R-, Python- und Scala-Code mittels Microservices deployen und gängige Softwaresysteme anbinden.

Sichler PCR-2000: Saug- und Wischroboter im Test

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 10:00
Der Sichler PCR-2000 saugt Staub; wischt automatisch und kostet weniger als 300 Euro. Im Test zeigen wir Stärken und Schwächen des Roboters.

Digitaler Wald: Eberswalder Institut zeigt neue Technik-Trends

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 9:30
Der Wald im Brandenburgischen Britz ist digital, und eine Kiefer twittert.

Apple stärkt Position von KI-Chef

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 9:30
Der von Google kommende John Giannandrea ist künftig "Leiter Maschinelles Lernen und Künstliche-Intelligenz-Strategie" und berichtet direkt an Tim Cook.

Programmiersprachen-Ranking: TypeScript rückt in die Top 50 des TIOBE-Index

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Im monatlich aktualisierten Ranking liegt TypeScript erstmals auf Rang 50, nachdem die Skriptsprache im Juni erst den Sprung in die Top 100 geschafft hatte.

Smart Downloads: Neue Netflix-Funktion lädt automatisch neue Serienteile runter

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Netflix startet mit Smart Downloads ein Feature, das Nutzern das Serien-Gucken im Offline-Modus erleichtern soll. Einige Probleme bleiben aber bestehen.

c't Photoshop jetzt online bestellbar

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Photoshop und Lightroom sind ein beliebtes Gespann. Das c't-Sonderheft Photoshop erklärt, wie Sie damit Fotos entwickeln und eigene Bildprojekte umsetzen.

Kurzzeitig Schadcode im User Repository von Arch Linux

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Ein Nutzer hat manipulierte Pakete in das Arch User Repository hochgeladen. Das Paket-Depot ist mittlerweile bereinigt.

WhatsApp kennzeichnet weitergeleitete Nachrichten

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Der populäre Messenger WhatsApp kennzeichnet ab sofort weitergeleitete Nachrichten. Die Maßnahme soll die massenhafte Verbreitung von Falschmeldungen eindämmen.

Digitaler Garten: Mähroboter statt Rasenmäher

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Aufrüstung im Garten: Mähroboter und automatische Bewässerungssysteme machen den Garten smart. Die Anschaffung lohnt sich aber nicht für jeden.

Sicherheitsforscher: Taiwan-Zensur für China führte zu iPhone-Abstürzen

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
In iOS steckte ein Bug, der bei der Anzeige der Taiwan-Flagge einen Crash herbeiführte. Hintergrund war offenbar eine schlecht funktionierende Zensurfunktion.

Neue Eskalation: USA kündigen weitere Strafzölle gegen China an

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Während US-Präsident Trump nach Europa reist, heizt seine Regierung den Handelskonflikt mit China an. Weitere Strafzöllen könnten kommen.

Patchday: Microsoft schließt 18 kritische Lücken in Windows & Co.

heise online Newsticker - 13. Juli 2018 - 6:30
Insgesamt gibt es diesen Monat 53 Sicherheitsupdates für Software von Microsoft. Die meisten kritischen Lücken klaffen in Edge und Internet Explorer.

Flocon de toile | Freelance Drupal: Make a SQL query on multiple tables with Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 12. Juli 2018 - 23:59
Drupal 8 provides an API, with EntityQuery, which significantly simplifies writing SQL queries to retrieve and list a set of contents. Thus it is very easy to retrieve a list of contents according to complex criteria and conditions, without needing to know precisely the tables and their syntax for each field associated with an entity. But we may need to resort to more complex queries that involve associating data from multiple tables.

Evolving Web: Drupal Association's Role in Growing the Community

Planet Drupal - 12. Juli 2018 - 20:49

As you probably know, voting is currently open for the Drupal Association’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors plays an important role in developing the Association’s strategic direction, and voting for the Board of Directors is an opportunity for members of the Drupal community to participate in shaping the Association’s future.

One of the reasons I’m running for this position is because I want to help grow the Drupal community into new areas, and to ensure that the Association’s strategic vision is representative of the needs of Drupal’s diverse community.

Although Evolving Web is a relatively small Drupal company, we have an incredibly diverse team, with our 15 employees coming from 11 different countries. Managing such an international team has broadened my perspective and made me think about the the Drupal experience in communities around the world.

There are several areas where I want to make sure that Drupal better serves the needs of its growing communities:

Toolkit for Drupal Event Organizers

Anyone who’s been to DrupalCon or a DrupalCamp knows that it’s an amazing opportunity to make connections with other developers and designers, to ask questions, share knowledge, and build a sense of community.

There are plenty of opportunities I see to create a toolkit that would allow for more and larger community-organized events. Already, the Association has standardized the branding for future DrupalCons, and provided a DrupalCon license that will be available so that the community can organize DrupalCons in Europe.

I think that it would be great to provide a more open version of this license, that would be a template anyone can use to organize DrupalCamps. For regions where the Drupal community is still small, and there are only so many people able to volunteer their time and effort, having an easily-adaptable format, planning procedures and best practices could make organizing a DrupalCamp a much less daunting prospect.

Similarly, this year we’re organizing the first ever Drupal Business Summit in Montreal. This is another type of event which could be replicated in other cities and regions, and could be a great tool for growing Drupal adoption along with community.

Promote Drupal Global Training Days

Drupal Global Training Days (GTD) is an exciting community initiative that I’m proud to be a part of. The idea behind Global Training Days is to introduce new and beginner users to Drupal. It’s a great way to introduce Drupal to regions where there are not yet large or active Drupal communities. It also provides a welcoming environment that can be less intimidating for non-developers or people just starting to explore Drupal.

Global Training Days are a great opportunity to expand any Drupal community, whether new or established, and can be used at the community level to promote Drupal. I think having more shared marketing tools to promote these trainings would be a powerful tool for growing the community.

Understand New Users’ Needs

As a trainer, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to introduce people from all over the world to Drupal and to see them on their journey toward using Drupal and becoming involved in the community. Over the past seven years, I’ve trained over 1,200 people from at least 17 different countries; across Canada and the US, at DrupalCon Munich, and at DrupalCon Asia in Mumbai.

Through these trainings, and my interaction with trainees, I’ve developed an understanding of how newcomers perceive Drupal, as well as an appreciation for the diversity of needs and priorities of Drupal users around the world. There’s an Admin UI initiative underway to improve the experience of content editors, which I think will go a long way to making Drupal feel more intuitive for new users.

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Drupal core announcements: New provisional Drupal 7 maintainer: Pol Dellaiera

Planet Drupal - 12. Juli 2018 - 19:23

I'm pleased to announce that Pol Dellaiera has accepted our invitation to be a provisional Drupal 7 core maintainer.

Pol is based in Belgium and has been working in the Drupal community for 13 years. He is working at the European Commission and is on the core team of the OpenEuropa Drupal 8 project. After being tasked to write a new theme that was going to be the base for all current and future Drupal 7 sites at European Commission, Pol wrote Atomium and Registry on steroids -- two of his last contributions.

Like many, Pol believes there is still so much good in Drupal 7 and is passionate about keeping it alive and healthy. You can read more about his background and thoughts on his blog.

Please join me in welcoming Pol as a provisional Drupal 7 core maintainer.

Jobmotor Games: Hoffnungen im Cologne Games Haus

heise online Newsticker - 12. Juli 2018 - 18:30
Neben den Gamescom-Messehallen haben sich 18 Spielefirmen angesiedelt. Die Hoffnung: Über Zusammenarbeit soll Deutschland endlich zum Spiele-Produzenten werden.