...and we're back! After a holiday hiatus, Andrew, Ryan, Ted, and Mike are back for a guest-less news round-up. We set the timer and spent 3 minutes on over a dozen different Drupal-related news items from the past 8 weeks. Topics covered include Drupal 8, Drupal.org user personas, a major merger, someone gets a job, and several 2014 lists, along with our picks of the week.
##Lots of Stories
- Building Bridges, Linking Island - Larry Garfield challenges our community again.
- Top 10 open source projects of 2014 - Drupal made the list.
- Building Multimedia Sites with Drupal 8 - nice, recipe-style post.
- Vulnerability announced: update your Git clients
- Business model innovation beats technical innovation - blog post from Dries
- Introducting Drupal.org User Personas and User Personas in the Community
- Drupal 8 and Backdrop CMS - A Brief Comparison - blog post from John Hannah
- Status of the Top 100 Modules for Drupal 8 - from Bluespark Labs
- Attitude Beats Experience - blog post from Dries
- Most popular 2014 posts from The Weekly Drop email newsletter
- Introducing the Mediacurrent Contribution Committee
- Drupal 8 Configuration Schema Cheatsheet
- Blink Reaction merging with Propeople
- Major improvements in addressfield 7.x-1.0-rc1
- Help get Drupal 8 released! and Ghent critical issue sprint recap - currently at 87 critical bugs (Ghent sprint worked on 51, closed 28!). Drupal core critical issues sprint in Princeton, January 29-February 1 (partially funded by the new Drupal 8 Accelerate grant program!)
Picks of the Week
- Mike - Context Entity Field by mavimo. Provides a Context condition that returns true when a particular entity field contains a particular value.
- Ryan - PHP the Right Way by Josh Lockhart and the PHP community is a consise collection of articles on PHP best practices from OOP to Design Patterns to Security and everything in between. Voices of VR Podcast by Kent Bye.
- Andrew - Smart Trim module - implements a new field formatter for textfields that improves upon the "Summary or Trimmed" formatter built into Drupal 7.
- Ted - Views Beans module - creates Bean types for Views Content Pane displays allowing per Bean settings.
- Global Sprint Weekend - January 17-18, 2015.
- DrupalCamp New Jersey - January 30 - February 1, 2015, Princeton, NJ - featuring Drupal 8 Module Development Training by Six Mile Tech (Ted).
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