Transkribus entziffert Uromas Handschrift

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 18:30
Transkribus digitalisiert historische Dokumente, die sich nur noch schwer lesen lassen. Je mehr Text die Software auswertet, desto besser das Ergebnis. Jeder kann das Tool nutzen – auch Laien, die Uromas Briefe entziffern wollen.

Neue Gentest-Anbieter machen unrealistische Versprechungen

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 18:00
Können DNA-Tests verraten, welche Kosmetik man benutzen sollte oder welchen Wein man mag? In den USA kommt eine ganze Reihe derartiger Angebote auf den Markt, doch Experten sehen wenig Substanz dahinter.

Display Week 2018: Zungenroller fürs Shutter-Display

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 18:00
Ein Display der etwas anderen Art zeigt die New Visual Media Group auf der Display Week: Statt mit Flüssigkristallen oder organischen Leuchtstoffe erzeugt NVMG die Bildpunkte mit kleinen Metallröllchen, die auf Knopfdruck ausrollen.

Drupal blog: When should we release Drupal 9?

Planet Drupal - 25. Mai 2018 - 17:50

This blog has been re-posted and edited with permission from Dries Buytaert's blog. Please leave your comments on the original post.

Since the release of Drupal 8.0.0 in November 2015, the Drupal 8 core committers have been discussing when and how we'll release Drupal 9. Nat Catchpole, one of Drupal 8's core committers, shared some excellent thoughts about what goes into making that decision.

The driving factor in that discussion is security support for Drupal 8’s third party dependencies (e.g. Symfony, Twig, Guzzle, jQuery, etc). Our top priority is to ensure that all Drupal users are using supported versions of these components so that all Drupal sites remain secure.

In his blog, Nat uses Symfony as an example. The Symfony project announced that it will stop supporting Symfony 3 in November 2021, which means that Symfony 3 won't receive security updates after that date. Consequently, by November 2021, we need to prepare all Drupal sites to use Symfony 4 or later.

Nothing has been decided yet, but the current thinking is that we have to move Drupal to Symfony 4 or later, release that as Drupal 9, and allow enough time for everyone to upgrade to Drupal 9 by November 2021. Keep in mind that this is just looking at Symfony, and none of the other components.

This proposal builds on top of work we've already done on in the context of making Drupal upgrades easy, so upgrades from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 should be smooth and much simpler than previous upgrades.

If you're interested in the topic, check out Nat's post. He goes in more detail about potential release timelines, including how this impacts our thinking about Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and even Drupal 10. It's a complicated topic, but the goal of Nat's post is to raise awareness and to solicit input from the broader community before we decide our official timeline and release dates on

Drupal blog: The Royal Family using Drupal

Planet Drupal - 25. Mai 2018 - 17:45

This blog has been re-posted and edited with permission from Dries Buytaert's blog. Please leave your comments on the original post.

Last weekend, over 29 million people watched the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. While there is a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the newlyweds, I was personally excited to learn that the royal family's website is built with Drupal! is the official website of the British royal family, and is visited by an average of 12 million people each year. Check it out at!

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iX 6/2018: Chatbots entwickeln und nutzen

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 17:00
Sie sind nie müde oder genervt und entlasten Support-Mitarbeiter von Routine-Fragen: Dank Chatbots können Nutzer immer mehr Dinge im Dialog in natürlicher Sprache erledigen statt über Apps und Websites.

Sicherheitsleck bei mehr als 170 Online-Apotheken

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 17:00
Angreifer hätten über Wochen persönliche Daten und Bestelllisten von Kunden mehrerer Online-Apotheken mitlesen können. Betroffen waren Shops, die Software der Firma Awinta nutzen.

Tesla-Chef Musk teilt gegen "Heuchelei der großen Medien" aus

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 16:30
Nach kritischen Berichten über Tesla teilt Elon Musk scharf gegen die Medien aus: Sie betrieben "selbstgefällige Heuchelei", niemand glaube mehr der Presse.

iPhone-Leistungsdrossel: Kunden erhalten Gutschrift

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 16:30
Wer 2017 den Akku seines Apple-Smartphones tauschen ließ, musste dafür außerhalb der Garantie 89 Euro löhnen. Nach Kritik an der iPhone-Leistungsdrossel senkte Apple den Preis. Die Differenz gibt es nun zurück.

Riesiger Wasserfilter sammelt Plastikmüll aus dem Pazifik

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 16:30
Seit vergangener Woche laufen die ersten groß angelegten Tests mit einem gigantischen Wasserfilter, der die Weltmeere vom Plastikmüll befreien soll. Eine Idee, die vor fünf Jahren noch als verrückt galt, ist Wirklichkeit.

React 16.4: Jetzt endlich mit Pointer Events

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 16:30
Facebooks JavaScript-Bibliothek führt im neuen Minor Release nach einem lange anhaltenden Wunsch der Community endlich Pointer Events ein. Ein Bugfix ist ebenfalls mit an Bord.

Display Week 2018: Flinke Gaming-Displays mit Mini-LEDs für local-Dimming

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 16:00
Das 27-Zoll-Display von AUO werden Gamer lieben: sehr flinker Bildaufbau, 4K-Auflösung und HDR1000. Für die kontraststarke Wiedergabe sorgt ein Direct-LED-Backlight aus Minidioden. AUO hat auch eine Notebook-Variante in Arbeit.

Mediacurrent: Drupal Camp Asheville 2018

Planet Drupal - 25. Mai 2018 - 15:39

Mediacurrent team members will be heading to the mountains in North Carolina for a two day Drupal-filled event for all levels of Drupal skills. Asheville Drupal User Group is a small but dedicated community of Drupalers who will host their 8th annual Asheville Drupal Camp on July 13-15th at UNC Asheville. Mediacurrent will be sponsoring the event and will have 6 team members presenting sessions. We even have Mediacurrent Lead Drupal Architect, April Sides as one of the organizers of the event. From technical Drupal developing to making friends in a remote work place, check out what Mediacurrent has in store for Asheville Drupal Camp 2018:  

Demystifying Decoupled Drupal with Contenta CMS

Speakers: Mark Shropshire, Open Source Security Lead at Mediacurrent and Bayo Fodeke, Senior Drupal Developer at Mediacurrent

Contenta is an open source API-first Drupal distribution that makes out of the box decoupled Drupal accessible. This session will demonstrate installing Contenta, working with included features, using demo content and consumers, and working with the Contenta community.


  • Install Contenta
  • Know how to contribute back to Contenta
  • Know how to connect a frontend application to a Contenta backend
Pivoting in a Project: Strategies for adjusting to scope changes

Speakers: Brian Manning, Project Manager at Mediacurrent and Kelly Dassing, Senior Project Manager at Mediacurrent

Pivots come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be a minor change that’s quickly integrated into scope, or a major departure that alters the entire course of the project. When you encounter these shifts, it’s vital you strategize, communicate, and continue to capture the vision of the client so the final product is a solid foundation for your client’s goals and KPIs—not a point of resentment.

Key points:

  • Kicking off the project with an organized team and plan of attack
  • Communicating with your whole team and the client
  • Being ready to PIVOT
  • Keeping your team grounded in the delivery
  • Conducting a retrospective and additional planning—not a postmortem
GatsbyJS: A Powerful FE Tool for Decoupled Devs

Speaker: Grayson Hicks, Front End Developer at Mediacurrent

GatsbyJS is an exciting way of thinking about building sites for the modern web. Is it a framework? Is it a static site generator? This session will cover the benefits of using GatsbyJS and will include the best and not so best use cases.

Key points:

  • What Gatsby's GraphQL data layer is and how and why to embrace it
  • Gatsby's internal API for building a Gatsby starter to fit your team
  • Looking at Gatsby's plugin/source/transformer system for taking Gatsby from a a blog-generator to a site-generator
Common Accessibility Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Speaker: Ben Robertson, Front End Developer at Mediacurrent

Accessible web design really boils down to a few basic principles and when you have these as your first principles when starting a project, you can save your self, your team, and your clients hours of headaches around accessibility testing. 

This presentation will describe a few basic principles to keep in mind when building accessible web experiences, provide explanations and examples of these principles in code, and identify common accessibility pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Topics covered:

  • Simple JavaScript techniques for ensuring accessible components
  • CSS properties that affect accessibility
  • How to use modern CSS (flexbox, grid) without compromising accessibility
Only load what you need with Drupal 8 Libraries

Speaker: Zack Hawkins, Director of Front End Development at Mediacurrent

Gone are the days of having one massive JavaScript or CSS file. his session will explore the use of libraries to conditionally load assets and resolve dependencies.

Key topics:

  • Introduction to libraries in Drupal 8.
  • Library options and configuration.
  • What a component based workflow looks like with libraries.
  • Code splitting with Webpack and libraries.
  • Library gotchas and things to be aware of.
Friends Inside My Computer: Making Connections in a Remote Workplace

Speaker: Kelly Dassing, Senior Project Manager at Mediacurrent, Chris Manning, Director of QA at Mediacurrent, and Sam Seide, Drupal Developer at Mediacurrent

Hear the story of the real-life friendship that blossomed between these three Mediacurrent team members from different departments and how it helps them in their day-to-day work.

This session will be best appreciated by anyone who is a remote worker, whether employed by a small company or larger corporation.

Additional Resources

"Shrop" Talk at Drupal Camp Asheville 2016
Drupal Camp Asheville 2016
Mediacurrent to Present 7 Sessions at Drupalcon Nashville

Uber zieht Roboterwagen in Arizona komplett aus dem Verkehr

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 15:30
Uber zieht Konsequenzen aus dem tödlichen Verkehrsunfall in Arizona und beendet die Tests mit autonomen Fahrzeugen in dem US-Bundesstaat. In Pittsburgh und San Francisco sollen die Roboterwagen aber weiterfahren.

Kostenlos in 3D konstruieren mit Onshape

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 15:30
CAD-Software ist für Profis und deshalb sündhaft teuer – das stimmt nicht ganz. Wer nur seine privaten Projekte in 3D konstruieren will, kann den Werkzeugkasten des CAD-Cloud-Dienstes Onshape gratis nutzen. Wir zeigen, wie der Einstieg gelingt.

Urteil: Trump darf Twitter-Follower nicht blockieren

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 15:00
Wenn der twitternde US-Präsident andere Twitter-User blockiert, ist das verfassungswidrig. Das hat ein US-Gericht entschieden. Eine Anordnung zur Aufhebung der Blockaden spricht es aber nicht aus.

Nissan Leaf im Test: Harmonisch und stimmig

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 15:00
Der neue Nissan Leaf dürfte gute Chancen haben, ähnlich erfolgreich zu werden wie sein Vorgänger. Im Test hinterlässt die zweite Generation des Elektroautos einen harmonischen und stimmigen Eindruck

heiseshow: Die DSGVO kommt – Was genau passiert jetzt?

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 13:30
Am Freitag ist es nun soweit, nach langer Vorbereitung und fast panischen Debatten in den vergangenen Wochen wird die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung nun wirksam. Was das bedeutet, diskutieren wir in einer aktuellen #heiseshow.

ADCI Solutions: Drupal Cafe #17: inspiring to adopt Drupal and attend DrupalCon

Planet Drupal - 25. Mai 2018 - 12:21

On the spring Saturday morning we gathered together experienced and beginning developers to talk about Drupal, share how to get to DrupalCon and charge each other with inspiration.

Check what Drupal Cafe was like


next@Acer: Leistungsstarke Predator-Notebooks in Schwarz und Weiß

heise online Newsticker - 25. Mai 2018 - 12:00
Acers 17,3-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook Predator Helios 500 bekommt einen übertaktbaren Core-i9-Prozessor, das 15,6-Zoll-Modell Predator Helios 300 wird in einer Special Edition mit weißem Gehäuse aufgelegt.