InternetDevels: What’s new in Drupal 8?

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 1:45pm

If you stop, you loose. This rule works always, especially speaking about IT industry. Those, who work with Drupal for a long time, probably remember how hard it was to switch from Drupal 6 to its 7th version. Seems, that it all took place not so long ago, but official release of Drupal 8 took place recently…

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Pronovix: Hosting and playing videos in Drupal: Part 2

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 10:02am

Part 2 of our series about hosting and playing videos in Drupal explores hosted video solutions in detail, and offers some basic information about using video sharing sites. See part 1 for a short explanation of the most popular Drupal modules for video handling, and an introduction of CDNs and cloud storage services.

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Freelock : Drupal Dates off by timezone offset, after upgrading date module

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2014/12/05 - 2:41am

Just a quick note of how we resolved an issue related to an upgrade to Date.

We recently updated Date in our core distribution to date-7.x-2.9-beta1 and on one site, we had a number of date fields set up as just "Date". After the update, the display of all of these ended up 7 - 8 hours off -- when you edit the node, it shows up with the correct time, and when you display the node, it's off by 8 hours.

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Blue Drop Awards: Blue Drop Awards 2015: Join Us!

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 11:33pm

Although the Blue Drop Awards are still a few months away, preparation has already begun. However, this isn’t a one-man show; we need your help. There are many ways to get involved such as volunteering, becoming a sponsor, posting to your social media networks and more.

In case you were not aware, in 2012, a group of volunteers set out to create an annual program that aims to increase the awareness of Drupal and it’s capabilities. Now in it’s fourth year, this community-nominated, publicly-voted event recognizes the contributions of individuals, companies, and projects. The Blue Drop Awards are 100% volunteer-organized so we need your help to highlight and showcase the best Drupal websites/modules out there.

There are lots of ways of getting involved! Currently we're looking for sponsors to help us continue this annual project and volunteers to help us run the project. 

We're looking for kind volunteers, who are interested in helping with verifying nominations, web design, development, running the booth at DrupalCon LA, wrangling other volunteers and sponsors, and more.

Sponsors are the only way for us to make this a sustaining project because it takes significant amounts of time and resources to put this project on every year. Luckily for our fantastic sponsors, there are tons of benefits of becoming a sponsor! For 2015 we have four sponsorship packages to choose from; sign up and we’ll get your brand in front of tens of thousands of people in the Drupal community. This is a great lead generation and branding opportunity for our sponsors.

Regardless of whether you decide to sponsor or volunteer, we can't wait to see all of the great Drupal nominees come February!

A big THANK YOU to our talent in this Drupal video: Doug Vann (DougVann.com), Arnold Leung (Appnovation), Michael Spinosa (Unleashed Technologies), Stephen Weinberg (Commerce Guys), Ben Finklea, Erik Wagner, Brian Solka, Alexander Popov, and Gilbert Sauceda (Volacci).

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Drupal Association News: Global Training Days 2014 Wrap-up

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2014/12/04 - 11:01pm

In our third year supporting the Drupal Global Training Days Initiative, we have seen more training companies, more community leaders, and more individuals participate than ever before. 

Each quarter, communities and training companies host Introduction to Drupal sessions, building better and brighter community members. Global Training Days (GTD) is an opportunity for local training companies and community leaders to build their local community by offering low cost/free Introduction to Drupal training. The Drupal Association lists your training on our site, promotes GTDs and is available to consult on planning and curriculum.   Offering these trainings has anecdotally shown to significantly grow individual participation in communities, build a pool of developers, and raise general awareness for the Drupal project. 

This year 35 countries hosted over 170 low cost or free trainings. This year our Asian-Pacific communities really embraced GTDs! We had 8 Indian companies host trainings in Srinagar, Bangalore, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Gurgaon -- the most trainings in one individual country. China, South Korea, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan also hosted training sessions, really highlighting our growth and momentum in Asia-Pacific. 

Feeling inspired?  Sign up to host a GTD at your DrupalCamp, meet-up, or your local user group.  Are you new to Drupal, or do you want to participate in an introductory training? Try reaching out to local Drupal training company to host an event.

Make sure you save the following dates to host and participate in Global Training Days in 2015:

  • February 27/28
  • May 22/23
  • August 21/22 
  • November 20/21

For more details on the benefits of why you should participate and spread the word about GTDs, check out our webcast and video.  Let’s grow Drupal and our community one person at a time.

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— Rachit Gupta (@tweet_rachit) September 6, 2014

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