The Week in Drupal: April 27, 2012

A look back at interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last weeks: April 20 - 27, 2012.

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Drupal News 

Google announces Summer of Code results for 2012 - Drupal gets 13 projects!!

DrupalCon Munich Accepting Session Submissions

Drupal core announcements: Future of javascript in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Initiatives: Drupal 8 Configuration System Funding Proposal

Drupal 8 Initiatives: Drupal 8 Web Services Funding Proposal

Drupal Association News: Tell us what you think in the Membership Survey

Great Posts and Tutorials

Palantir: Scalable Navigation Patterns in Responsive Web Design

Module Development with NodeJS Integration

Easy Drupal CDN integration for fun and profit

An improved way to put content in panels - introducing the Node Pane module

LESS is More

Drupal will become more MongoDB friendly

An overview of changes in Display Suite 7.x-2.x

Case Study: Building an Auto Dealership Portal with Drupal 7

Interesting New Modules

Content Menu - This looks like a pretty amazing replacement for Drupal's menu management UI. There's a blog post and screencast for it here.

Core Override - This module allows you to override individual functions in core modules without patching core. 

Views argument cache - Allows you clear cached Views for specific arguments.

Class Style Filter - This module provides an input filter that allows WYSIWYG embedded images to be restyled using Drupal's Image Styles functionality.

Commerce Webform - Like UC Webform, but for Drupal Commerce

Node Access Config - Allows the cooperation between various node access modules when they are installed in parallel.

Views Raw SQL - Allows arbitrary SQL expressions to be added to Views, currently as fields and sorts.

Context Active Menu Tree - Context plugin to expose the active menu as a context condition.

Text Format Access - Provides an ability to configure global or per-role access to text formats of particular field.

Field Collection Chart - Adds new field formatter to "field_collection" fields that allows users to display their fields as Google charts.

Node access book - Gives content access permissions on a book child page if users have access to the root of the book.

Wayne Eaker
April 27, 2012