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Building an accessibility green board for Drupal

We are in the process of establishing an accessibility testing green board for Drupal. A green board will allow us to know when accessibility regressions are introduced to Drupal core as we approach the beta and release candidate stages of the Drupal 8 release cycle.

Content editing enhancements in Drupal 8

Much of the community is focusing on the improvements to Drupal 8 under the hood. Now, based on modern PHP practices, a standardized framework, and an improved theming system, Drupal 8 brings many enhancements for developers and designers. However, as a content editor familiar with Drupal 7, you might be wondering what you’ll find for you in Drupal 8.

This Week in Drupal Core: October 3, 2013

"Cross Posted from groups.drupal.org"

The most notable Drupal core news since last time around is DrupalCon Prague happened, with lots of Drupal 8 sessions, sprints, and all-around goodness.

Dozens of core developers spent over 30 hours in 20 dedicated brainstorms and deep-dives to solve hard problems in Drupal 8 core, focusing on three critical areas: Drupal 8 API completion, developer experience (DX), and performance. The notes from these talks can be found at http://bit.ly/prague-notes and are making their way to the issue queue.

And, of course, lots and lots of sprinting! There were 120+ sprinters on Monday, before the conference even started, which required folks to sprint on the floor since we ran out of tables and chairs. :) Friday's sprints sported hundreds more, in both the main contribution sprint room and the Get Involved with Core Sprint, and about 30 hardcore folks even stayed the weekend past the conference. The RTBC queue for Drupal 8 core was 170+ issues by Monday.

Drupal Commons Tutorial: Customizing Community Website

Often community managers are moving between a variety of fractured systems. They might have a community discussion in a forum application, but they need to edit content in a CMS. Recently we completed two live tutorials showing community managers how to manage groups, users and the content on their sites using Drupal Commons.

Drupal 8 OOP benefit 1 of many: entity types

Many people, including me, have been blogging about Drupal 8 and its transition to object oriented programming. One question that comes up often is why?, given the extra layers of abstraction, complexity, and verbosity that often accompanies that. Dries wrote a post, answering that question at a high level.

This Week in Drupal Core: September 18, 2013

"Cross Posted from Drupal.org"

Welcome to the inaugural entry in the "This Week in Drupal Core" series, which aims to highlight cool happenings in and around Drupal core for people who don't have their home pages set to http://drupal.org/project/issues/user (as shocking as it may be to hear, apparently these people exist ;)).

Acquia Cloud Free is now generally available!

Today we are excited to launch our freely available version of Acquia Cloud to the general public -- no credit card or beta codes required!

Acquia Cloud Free provides Drupal developers a free sandbox on the most secure and reliable development platform. Use it to experiment with new features, test your code quality and create extraordinary digital experiences!

Acquia Cloud Free also provides an easy way to trial the features that makes our offering so special:

Acquia Cloud Gettin' Git

I'm pleased to announce that the Acquia Cloud will soon support Git repositories! We're rolling this out over the next few weeks. I'd like your feedback: Are you a Git user? ... an SVN user? ...or something else? If you're a current customer, how we can make the upgrade process as painless as possible?

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