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Display modes, view modes, form modes - what's the difference? Free as in Training. Blink Launches Free Drupal Training Initiative. Blink Reaction has announced it has begun to offer free live public Drupal training online, in NYC and in other major markets.The free classes will focus on Drupal 8 adoption and will include Site Building classes formerly offered at $799.

Free as in Training. Blink Launches Free Drupal Training Initiative

Announcing the decision to offer free Drupal training, Blink CEO Nancy Stango explained the decision. Building a robust Drupal ecosystem requires attention to all the things. We can’t just build great software.

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Site building. Security. Testing. Community. Documentation. Theming. Case Studies. To read. Probably the best Drupal screencasts in the world. Drupal code. Drupal Time? Drupal Time?

Drupal Time?

Steve Purkiss, Free Software Advocate, Drupal Consultant, founder of the Brighton Drupal group and former Drupal Association “At Large” Director, on the software which powers over 2% of the web Throughout history, humans have used standardisation in order to improve universal technical communication and mutual understanding, facilitate exchange of good and services, remove technical barriers to trade, and improve transfer of technologies. For example, in 1840 the Great Western Railway introduced Railway Time which led to the creation of Time Zones. Previously each region had their own local time but as the railway network grew, timetables became confusing and there were increased numbers of accidents and near misses.

Fast-forward to Tim Berners-Lee and the creation of the World Wide Web we can see that creating some well-defined points of reference to “hook” on which we can all freely make use of is sometimes a very Good Thing to aim for. So, everyone’s out of a job, right?

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8 Web Apps & Tools to Boost your Drupal Developer Workflow. This week, we're continuing our Drupal Developer Toolkit series with eight lightweight web apps.

8 Web Apps & Tools to Boost your Drupal Developer Workflow

These tools will make your day-to-day Drupal development routine more effective. If you've got your own hidden gem to add to this list, let us know! 8 Best Web Tools for your Drupal Workflow List These are some of the key web apps we use for singular tasks throughout our web development work. These are the quick, single-use quality of life improvement tools. 1. ​ Once you've worked with a team of other web developers, one of the things you'll notice about their code is differing methods of to create indents. The best way to handle this is to set a standard for your team to work against.

If you've got a mess of code and want to quickly clean it up without having to do so manually (and your Integrated Development Environment (IDE) doesn't have its own method), there's a great, free, simple, web app to handle this: Tabifier. 2. 3. 4. Drupalcon Session: Looking for the value in Content Strategy. Drupal Performance Monitoring, Find and Fix Errors. New Relic provides deep insight into what’s happening in your Drupal application.

Drupal Performance Monitoring, Find and Fix Errors

Database performance Viewing slow SQL queries is a breeze. Most Drupal sites rely heavily on Views and CCK which can generate non-optimal SQL queries. New Relic allows you to quickly pinpoint these types of queries. Modules Monitoring You can identify which modules are slowest by call count or by slowest call time. Apdex New Relic uses Apdex scoring to help you evaluate how well your Drupal application is performing for your end-users according to an industry-standard measurement. Function Performance Using Web Transaction Traces, you can see which functions are the slowest in your application. Front-end performance All that wonderful flexibility within blocks, views, and panels can sometimes result in complex page renderings that need to be processed by the browsers of your end-users. Sign Up for New Relic.

Build a Blog in Drupal 8: Content types and Fields. With Drupal 8 on the horizon, now is a good time to start using it.

Build a Blog in Drupal 8: Content types and Fields

The best way to learn the new version is to build something with it. Over the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series of tutorials teaching you how to create a blog in Drupal 8. The aim of the series is to help new comers, as well as experienced site builders, how to create a blog website using Drupal 8. Throughout each tutorial, major changes between Drupal 7 and 8 will be highlighted. Even if you know Drupal 7, follow along and you'll learn what's new in Drupal 8. In this first tutorial, you'll learn how to create a Blog content type and how to add custom fields. Install Drupal Before we begin, make sure you have installed Drupal 8 using the Standard installation profile. Create Blog Content Type When using the Standard installation profile, you'll get an Article content type. Videos.