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von/by Pascal Crott

Before drupalon, is before drupalcon!

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So we arrived thursday evening in Amsterdam central, quite some time before offical drupalcon starts. If you are planning your next trip to a drupalcon, you should consider that, too. Why? Because there is so much to see and do! None-involved people might think it is part of our nature as webdevelopers to prefer lonely dark places where we can focus working. Clishé! Around drupalcon all the nerdy developers came out of their basements to let out their supressed nature. Things to know about drupalists: - They like sprinting!

Drupalcamp Essen - Das deutsche Drupalcamp

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Auch dieses Jahr ist der Andrang in Essen nicht zu übersehen. Nicht ohne Grund, denn das Drupalcamp Essen hat in den letzten Jahren bereits durch gute Organisation, eine Fantastische Location und nicht zu guter Letzt mit qualitativen Inhalten geglänzt.

DrupalCon Prague - Day Three

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Drupalcon is over. I managed to get myself to the convention center today, and it really was worth it. I head some nice discussions about Drupal with various people.

The best session I saw today was by Tim Plunckett, who is one of the heads behind "Views in core". The session was called "Drupal 8 routing: the method in the madness" and was basically about the ideas and functunalities behind the new routing system and explaining why hook_menu was detached.

DrupalCon Prague - day two

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Yesterday, a worst case scenatio struck me. I got the "Drupalflu". Therefore I can‘t tell a lot about what happened during the last official day of DrupalCon. However, one thing I would like to talk about, and what I actually intended to do yesterday is the card game „Broken Head“. I missed the BoF about it, but luckily I went to the coder's lounge this evening and got the chance to play some rounds with the inventer patrickd.

DrupalCon Prague - Omega 4 has been released

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Today the 4.x branch of Omega has been released as a stable version. Fubhy (Sebastian Siemensen) pushed the release tag live on his BoF at DrupalCon Prague 2013. He briefly showed all of the new features compared to the previous version of Omega and explained the ideas behind it.

Drupalcon Prague - day one

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The day started early in Prague for several hundred developers, gathering to watch the great traditional opening session by Jam and Robert Douglass. Apparently, this was the first time that Robert could not be there in person, but Jam did a great job in entertaining the people. It was a great piece of musical and play act work, performing a „hacked opera“ of the magic fluet, and about a noob getting touched with the community. There where songs, tears and jokes, very amusing.

Drupal 8 #dreammarkup

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Now once TWIG was commited to core, I‘d like to talk a bit about the unofficial dreammarkup initiative. It‘s about getting the core templates clean and down to their needs, reducing the markup and class overad to semanticly right and usable markup to start with. If you are interested in getting involved, you can check out http://drupal.org/node/1980004 or search in the issue queue for the dreammarkup tag.

Portland - Persönlicher Erfahrungsbericht

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21 Jahre Jung, mein erster Tag in Amerika. Nun ja, das kam zumindest dem grimmig dreinblickenden Herren von der Passkontrolle spanisch vor, wobei auf meinem penibel genau ausgefüllten Einreiseformular ja stand ich sei Belgier in Deutschland wohnhaft. „Wieso nicht schon früher“ war auch die angenehmste Frage von vielen nach einem 12 Stunden Flug und noch mal einer Stunde in der Schlange warten. Doch schlussendlich durfte ich einreisen und hier bin ich, in Portland Orgeon.

Drupalcon Portland - It's all about Drupal 8

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The three conference days are over now, which means its time to draw a conclusion on DrupalCon Portland, which had been the largest DrupalCon so far with around 3,500 attendees. From a developer's point of view, the most prominent topic on the con was Drupal 8 with its code freeze only one month away. The sprints settled around the conference attracted many contributers who filled the code lounges and helped getting the job done by developing, testing or constuctive discussions. Furthermore, the community did a gread job by inviting new contributers to the "party", i.e.

Field Group: wrap fields with custom markup

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I belive every sitebuilder already had the need to wrap multiple fields with some markup, for example to group them in a fieldset or simply to wrap them with a div to solve theming issues. The easiest way to acoplish that is to use the field group module, wich gives you a nice and handy ui integrated in the core field_ui. It comes with a common set of often used wrappers, like expandable fieldsets or even horizontal and vertical tabs.