July has been and gone so here we take a look back at all the best bits of news that have hit the Drupal community over the last month.
Dries Buytaert discussed why more and more large corporations are beginning to contribute to Drupal. He shares an extended interview with Pfizer Director Mike Lamb who explains why his development team over there has ingrained open source contribution into the way they work.
Drupal 8.5.5 was released in July, this patch release for Drupal 8 contained a number of bug fixes, along with documentation and testing improvements.
It was announced that Drupal 8.6.0 will be released on September 5th and the Alpha version was released the week beginning July 16th. The beta was also recently released, the week of July 29th. This release will bring with it a number of new features, Drupal released a roadmap of all the fixes and features they aim to have ready for the new release.
The Drupal association welcomed a new board member in July. Suzanne Dergacheva joins the board after winning the community-at-large elections. After coming through 8 rounds of voting she was eventually elected with 62% of the vote and will now commence with her role in serving the wider Drupal community.
Drupal Europe announced 162 hours of sessions and 9 workshops for the event on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They also urge anyone with any ideas for social events at this year's event to submit any suggestions to help fill out the social calendar with community led ideas.
On August 17-19, New York will play host to the second ever Decoupled Drupal days. For those that don’t know Decoupled Drupal Days gathers technologists, marketers and content professionals who build and use Drupal as a Content Service -- for decoupled front ends, content APIs, IoT, and more.
DrupalCamp Colorado recently took place. The event proved popular as per usual and this year's Keynote “The Do-ocracy Dilemma and Compassionate Contribution”, was delivered by Acquia Director of research and innovation, Preston So. Preston discusses why a more compassionate approach to contribution is so critical when it comes to managing open-source projects, crafting conference lineups, enabling a successful team, and building a winning business.
New modules, updates and projects were of course released throughout July, the pick of the bunch includes:
- Commerce 8.x-2.8 - E-commerce suite sees a number of bug fixes
- google_analytics 8.x-2.3 - Module sees a number of bug fixes
- Drupal 8.5.5 - Patch release that sees a number of bug fixes and testing improvements
That is the end of this months round up. Keep an eye out for next months where we cover all the latest developments in the Drupal community and all the important news affecting the wider Drupal community.
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