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This week in Drupal Core: November 6, 2013

What's new with Drupal 8?

Greetings. For any of you who celebrated Halloween, Dia de Muertos, All Souls' Day, Samhain, or any other holiday marking the halfway point between equinox and solstice or between the material and spirit worlds, we hope you enjoyed your festivities and reflections. Drupal.org itself observed the event by dying for a day on October 31, and coming back to life as a Drupal 7 website on November 1. Thank you to everyone who contributed to that upgrade! If you're working on Drupal 8 core or are porting your modules to Drupal 8, and are encountering issues with the upgraded issue queue, be sure to read the Drupal.org Drupal 7 upgrade F.A.Q.

Over the past week, a lot of progress has been made in documenting Drupal 8 APIs. You can learn a lot by reading those pages, and you can learn even more by fixing or adding to them.

The brand spankin' new routing handbook!

Something we forgot to mention last week is Lewis Nyman's post on where things are at with the Seven Style Guide for Drupal 8. If you want to help make the administrative experience of Drupal 8 look awesome, there are a bunch of links there to guide you. Meanwhile, if you're interested not in the contents of CSS files, but in the system that adds those files to the web page as efficiently and extensibly as possible, the issue/sandbox to Introduce Assetic compatibility layer for core's internal handling of assets is far enough along that there's something for people to see and play with, but still plenty left to help out on before it's ready for committing to Drupal 8.

Finally, before we move on to this week's commits, articles, and events, be aware that Drupal 8 alpha5 is targeted for Nov. 18, and alpha releases will continue monthly after that.

Notable Commits

The best of git log --since "1 week ago" --pretty=oneline (48 commits in total):

Drupal 8 Around the Interwebs

This was a light week for blogging about Drupal 8, at least among blogs picked up by Drupal Planet. Despite the lack of quantity though, the quality is top notch: Ivan Zugec wrote Upgrading Code Snippets Module to Drupal 8: Creating a Custom Field, a very direct and informative walk through of creating a custom field type, widget, and formatter.

Drupal 8 in Real Life

Whew! That's a wrap!

Do you follow Drupal Planet with devotion, or keep a close eye on the Drupal event calendar, or git pull origin 8.x every morning without fail before your coffee? We're looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. You could either take a few hours once every six weeks or so to put together a whole post, or help with one section more regularly. Contact xjm if you'd like to help communicate all the interesting happenings in Drupal 8!

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