Bundesnetzagentur beendet Abzocke mit weißrussischen Ping-Anrufen

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 10:00
Die Abzocke mit Kurzanrufen weißrussischer Rufnummern hat ein Ende. Die Bundesnetzagentur hat eine Reihe von Telefonnummern abgeschaltet. Bezahlen müssen Betrogene nicht.

Spiele per Steam Link: Apple will mitverdienen

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 10:00
Im App Store wurde die iOS-App des Valve-Spieledienstes zunächst blockiert. Nun äußerte sich der zuständige Manager Phil Schiller dazu. Die Anwendung verstoße gegen eine "Reihe von Regeln", darunter auch jener zu In-App-Verkäufen.

iOS 12 soll NFC-Funktionen des iPhone öffnen

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 9:30
Aktuell kann man den Nahbereichsfunkchip, der in aktuellen iPhones verbaut ist, nur eingeschränkt nutzen. Ein verbessertes Framework verspricht diverse neue Anwendungen, etwa als Schlüssel für NFC-Türen.

Battlefield 5 mit Frostbite-Engine: Druckwellen von Explosionen richten Chaos an

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 9:00
Battlefield 5 setzt mit seiner Frostbite-Engine auf mehr Realismus in der Technik wie etwa eine verfeinerte Ballistik, ein Ragdoll-System und die Berechnung von Druckwellen.

Straßenmusiker in London akzeptieren bald kontaktlose Bezahlungen

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 8:30
In der britischen Hauptstadt können Straßenmusiker bald kontaktlos mit den dafür ausgelegten Bezahlkarten oder einfach per Smartphone bezahlt werden. So sollen sie am Ende des Tages mehr Geld in der Tasche haben.

Möbelkauf per App: Augmented Reality holt virtuelle Sofas ins Zimmer

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 8:00
Die Hürde beim Online-Shopping von Möbeln ist die Vorstellungskraft: Wie wirkt der Tisch von der Webseite wohl zu Hause? Ist das Sofa nicht zu wuchtig für mein Wohnzimmer? Apps auf dem Smartphone sind eine Lösung.

Weltall an Erde: Alexander Gerst und seine Unicef-Botschaft

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 8:00
Alexander Gerst ist Unicef-Botschafter. Und ihm wird ein großes Herz für den Nachwuchs nachgesagt. Wenn er nun bald ins All startet, nutzt er seine Popularität für einen guten Zweck.

c't Fotografie Sommer-Spezial: Workshops von Foto-Profis

heise online Newsticker - 30. Mai 2018 - 7:00
Foto-Profis geben in unserem Sommer-Spezial 2018 Einblicke in ihre Arbeit und erklären, wie Sie neue Bildideen finden und umsetzen können. So bekommen Sie nicht nur Inspirationen, sondern auch gleich das nötige Know-How.

Drupal Association blog: Invest in Promote Drupal. Get A Special Bonus

Planet Drupal - 29. Mai 2018 - 23:29

Donate today

The Promote Drupal Initiative is your opportunity to make Drupal - and your business - known and loved by new decision makers. Donate to the Promote Drupal Fund today. Help us help you grow your business.

Together, let's show the world just how amazing Drupal is for organizations.

We are 70% to the $100,000 goal. Help us reach the goal.

Donate to the Promote Drupal Fund today. Invest $1,000 or more and be highlighted in:

  • Dries’ blog post once we reach 75% of goal

  • Dries’ presentation at Frontend United

Invest today!

To learn more go to: https://www.drupal.org/promotedrupal or watch the Driesnote.

Donate today

Hero (2018), Hero5 Black & Hero6 Black im Vergleich: Welche GoPro-ActionCam kaufen?

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 19:00
Der Actioncam-Hersteller GoPro hat aktuell drei verschiedene Modelle mit nahezu identischem Design im Angebot. TechStage zeigt die Unterschiede und erklärt, welche GoPro man kaufen sollte.

Mobomo: Key Drupal Taxonomy: Part 3

Planet Drupal - 29. Mai 2018 - 18:54


This is the final installment of Drupal Taxonomy that we feel is important for one unfamiliar with Drupal to know! At this point, hopefully, you understand some of the key language that is regularly used in the Drupal Community.  For reference, our first two blogs, Part 1 and Part 2, should provide you any background you may not already have.  Mobomo is the team that is behind NASA, the solar eclipse with NASA, the USGS store, and NOAA Fisheries, all of which are Drupal sites.  Similar to these organizations, Drupal is the CMS system for you if your needs are more complex, you are developing an e-commerce portal, or if you have a large amount of content to maintain.  If you have a Drupal project in the works or are about to migrate versions or CMS systems, Mobomo has some of the best and brightest Drupal developers in the DC area.

Key Terms:
  1. Permissions – This is a tool for controlling access to content creation, modification, and site administration at the application level.
    1. Administrators can assign permissions to roles, then assign users to these roles.
    2. The first user receives all permissions.
  2. Template – This refers to a file to express presentation
    1.  These are mostly written with a markup language that has variables representing data provided to the template.
  3. Theme Engine – This is a set of scripts that interprets code and makes theming a site easier. These scripts take the dynamically generated content and output it to HTML.
    1. The default theme engine is PHPTemplate
  4. Theme Hook – This is an identifier used by the calls to the theme() function to delegate rendering to a theme function or theme template.  Modules which extend Drupal may declare their own theme hooks to allow editors to control the markup of that module in their theme.
  5. Trigger – These typically result from a characteristic change in an entity maintained by a module.
    1. Types:
      1. Deleting content
      2. Adding a comment that a user has logged in
      3. Adding a term
  6. Triage – A new issue is assigned a priority based on its severity, frequency, risk, and other predetermined factors.
  7. Zebra Striping – This refers to the to the alternating colors between rows of data. It is most common for rows of data to alternate background colors between white and gray.
  8. Testbot – A continuous integration service for testing patches submitted to project issues on Drupal.org.
  9. Roles – A name for a group of users, to whom you can collectively assign permissions. There are two predetermined, locked roles for every new Drupal installation:
    1. Authenticated User – anyone with an account on the site.
    2. Anonymous User – those who haven’t yet created accounts or are not logged in.
    3. Additional roles can be added and users can belong to multiple roles.
  10. Path – This is the final portion of the URL that refers to a specific function or a piece of content.


Please reference Drupal.org for more information!

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Schleswig-Holstein: Beim Glasfaserausbau ist der Norden weit vorn

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 18:30
Glasfaser ist das Zauberwort für schnelles Internet. Der Norden ist hier ganz gut im Rennen. Beim Netzausbau will Minister Buchholz noch mehr Tempo machen. Er sieht bei dem Thema noch Reserven.

Drupal blog: Drupal.org gets videos that make Drupal easier to learn

Planet Drupal - 29. Mai 2018 - 18:14

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

In the beginning of the year I started doing some iOS development for my POSSE plan. As I was new to iOS development, I decided to teach myself by watching short, instructional videos. Different people learn in different ways, but for me, videos tutorials were the most effective way to learn.

Given that recent experience, I'm very excited to share that all of the task tutorials in the Drupal 8 User Guide are now accompanied by video tutorials. These videos are embedded directly into every user guide page on Drupal.org. You can see an example on the "Editing with the in-place editor" page.

These videos provide a great introduction to installing, administering, site building and maintaining the content of a Drupal-based website — all important skills for a new Drupalist to learn. Supplementing user guides with video tutorials is an important step towards improving our evaluator experience, as video can often convey a lot more than text.

Creating high-quality videos is hard and time-consuming work. Over the course of six months, the team at Drupalize.Me has generously contributed a total of 52 videos! I want to give a special shout-out to Joe Shindelar and the Drupalize.Me team for creating these videos and to Jennifer Hodgdon and Neil Drumm (Drupal Association) for helping to get each video posted on Drupal.org.

What a fantastic gift to the community!

Jugend forscht 2018: Ölbeseitigung, Recycling im All und bessere Wetterprognosen

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 18:00
Bessere Wetterprognosen, Wasserreinigung nach Ölunfällen, Recycling von Weltraumabfall: In Darmstadt sind die Preisträger von "Jugend forscht" ausgezeichnet worden.

Amazee Labs: Retrospectives

Planet Drupal - 29. Mai 2018 - 17:40

Retrospectives are an essential part of our team’s workflow. After each iteration, we get together to collect insights and feedback. By doing so, our teams ensure they have time to celebrate achievements, learn from mistakes and steer their efforts along a process of continuous improvement.

Josef Dabernig Tue, 05/29/2018 - 17:40

What are the steps of a retrospective?

Retrospectives will often be made up of 3 simple steps: a) What went well? b) What could we have done better? c) Action items for further improvements. More in-depth retrospectives can use the following model for deeper analysis:

1) Set the stage

A brief check-in allows everyone to get ready for the retrospective, i.e. we gauge how everybody is feeling about the past iteration.

2) Gather data - What?

The data gathering stage is all about collecting different viewpoints based on the metrics of how the sprint went, external feedback the team has received or things they have observed during the iteration. For retrospectives of longer time periods, we use a timeline to collect major milestones from participants and discuss them in a group.

3) Generate insights - So What?

Here we go into problem solving mode. Using brainstorming activities we are able to determine the reasons why things went well or not. For example, the 5 Whys can be used to identify root causes or by imagining The Worst We Could Do, our teams find out what they need to improve on.

4) Decide what to do - Now What?

Now it’s time for the team to create actions that will help them to become even better in the next iteration. Practices like Circle of Influence helps to focus them on what they can accomplish as a team. We find Divide the Dollar to be useful as well as other dot-voting activities when determining what we want to focus on.

5) The closing perspective

Finally, in the closing, we want to make sure that everyone gives their final input on how the retrospective went.

Things to keep in mind when running retrospectives

Retrospectives done right are a powerful tool to help your team open up and have meaningful conversations. As with any meeting, it’s important to ensure everybody is on board with the working arrangements, such as being on time and a willingness to contribute. As the facilitator of the meeting, you can do a great job at providing a space where participants feel encouraged to share what’s really on their mind.

Looking for ways to make your retrospectives more engaging? Retromat is a tool that helps you think of different ways to facilitate a retrospective. In terms of online collaboration, we found meeting on zoom.us with Realtime Board and collaborating on our retrospective notes in a shared Google Slides presentation to be most effective.

Thanks for reading our take on retrospectives. If you'd like to learn more about running retrospectives effectively, don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments section or get in touch using our contact form.

Thüringen: Tourismus künftig per Mausklick und App

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 17:30
Seit 100 Tagen ist sie im Amt: Wirtschaftsstaatssekretärin Valentina Kerst. Die frühere Unternehmerin soll dafür sorgen, dass Thüringens Wirtschaft bei der Digitalisierung mithält.

Netzagentur-Chef: Gleichbehandlung für Vodafone und Telekom

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 17:30
Klare Ansagen von Netzagentur-Chef Homann zum geplanten Deal zwischen Vodafone und Unitymedia: Die neue Rolle des dann gewachsenen Kabelnetzbetreibers will er genau unter die Lupe nehmen. Auch bei der Post hat der Regulierer genaue Vorstellungen.

VPNFilter-Botnetz: US-Behörden raten dringend zu Router- und NAS-Neustart

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 17:30
Weil wichtige Teile der Infrastruktur des Botnetzes VPNFilter gekapert wurden, kann ein Neustart die Infektion entschärfen. Deswegen raten FBI und US-Justizministerium zum Neustart von SOHO-Routern und NAS-Geräten.

Bundes-Sonderbeauftragter: Keine schnellen Erfolge bei sauberer Luft

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 17:00
Schmutzige Abgase in Großstädten und Fahrverbote für ältere Dieselautos – beides will die Bundesregierung mit einem Milliardenprogramm verhindern. Der Mann, der die Fördermittel verwaltet, bremst aber die Erwartungen. Und was machen die Städte?

DNA aus Nachfahren rekonstruiert – Ein afrikanischer Sklave und die isländischen Gene

heise online Newsticker - 29. Mai 2018 - 17:00
Vor mehr als 200 Jahren kam der Afrikaner Hans Jonatan nach Island. Überreste von ihm gibt es keine. Das hält Forscher aber nicht davon ab, seine DNA zu entschlüsseln. Die Insel macht's möglich.