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I met up with +Steve Persch at +MADCamp this year and we have great discussion about site building.  He talked a lot about the content in this post.  

I'm mainly posting it here so I can find it later (I suppose I can post this to my collection instead, but like to overshare).
In my time as a Drupal developer I've had plenty of long—and sometimes heated—conversations about Panels module. Is it good? Is it too complex? Does it make a site faster or slower? Those are all fine questions to debate; after first agreeing what is Panels?
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With Drupalcon coming up, I really need to nail down a schedule.  There's going to be so much to go to.  Already I'm booked pretty solid with awesome tech talks, (maybe a training), BOFs and parties.

I hope to fit this Birds of a Feather (BOF) session in about how +MailChimp has evolved it's support for Drupal (and heading into Drupal 8)

http://thinkshout.com/blog/2015/05/mailchimp-d8-sprint/
Porting the MailChimp Module to Drupal 8 for DrupalCon LA
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With Drupalcon coming up, I really need to nail down a schedule.  There's going to be so much to go to.  Already I'm booked pretty solid with awesome tech talks, (maybe a training), BOFs and parties.

I hope to fit this Birds of a Feather (BOF) session in about how +MailChimp has evolved it's support for Drupal (and heading into Drupal 8)

http://thinkshout.com/blog/2015/05/mailchimp-d8-sprint/
Porting the MailChimp Module to Drupal 8 for DrupalCon LA
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Read tutorial on using the PhpStorm debugger - tool window, breakpoints, watches & more https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/PhpStorm/Using+the+PhpStorm+Debugger
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Useful command line arugments for gitflow

https://github.com/nvie/gitflow/wiki/Command-Line-Arguments

My new favorite: 

git flow feature finish -Fk <featurename>

merges  the feature into develop but fetches first and keeps the feature branch around (you might not actually be done)
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Hey +Michael Anello is it too late to buy this training?
Migrating content into Drupal can be a time-consuming and tedious process; luckily the Drupal community has provided a powerful tool to automate almost any type of data migration into Drupal 7. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how the Migrate module can populate a Drupal 7 site with ...
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Also, I don't see an option to pay for the training.  

OK, if I bring a check?  I promise not to troll, much.
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Drupal's tests are expanding to cover more platforms.

Traditionally Drupal has covered mysql with it's tests and have said, "Yea I guess you can use sqlite or postgress or mssql if you want, but you might run into problems"

With this issue: https://www.drupal.org/node/2467925 the D.O team is defining what platforms will be covered by the automated test runner along with the specific versions of PHP.  

It's great to see this level of effort applied to a key warning system like our tests.  Maybe we'll be able to catch the bugs sooner now.
Coming from the DrupalCI sprint debrief call today, it was raised that we really need firm answers to the following questions prior to deployment.
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This is probably the longest issue I've ever seen in the issue queue:

https://www.drupal.org/node/1493324

What makes it so, is that this is the second issue page opened to resolve the problems that users have with the way Drupal reports errors.  The effort goes beyond the basic requirement of meeting the WCAG 2.0 specification for providing more than just coloring to declare errors on the page.

Accessibility helps all of us.  This advances the way that fields can declare errors as well as display them.  How many times have we had to build this into our fields?  

It's really great to such a diligent effort put forth over multiple years  to make this happen.  Great work team!
Problem/Motivation Background This proposal stems from the Form Error Design Wiki where we gathered feedback from accessibility stakeholders (such as Everett Zufelt) as well as UX stakeholders (yoroy, bojhan). This issue was a new attempt to build consensus around an old problem that started in the issue queue in 2009 and had 265 comments without resolution. Let's solve this for D8!
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Read tutorial on using the PhpStorm debugger - tool window, breakpoints, watches & more https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/PhpStorm/Using+the+PhpStorm+Debugger
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It would be nice if there was an API that allowed me to get all the posts that are in a collection.  That might be a nice way to feed posts from G+ to a blog or something.
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I like the new EAP version of +PhpStorm 9 but I just can't drop back to the 32-bit version.  It's too slow for me.  

I'll be looking for a 64-bit version in the future.
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PHPStorm (EAP or 8) is a neat application. Even if I stopped building things in PHP 6 months ago, I still use #PHPStorm daily for all manner of #devops  activities. I think having the word PHP in its name does not do justice to the power of the IDE
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File this one in the Oh, so that's the benefit of having Views in core department:

https://www.drupal.org/node/1867518 was just committed to core and with it comes some great improvements for views that include multiple fields.  Just before the issue was committed +Marc van Gend reported that he was able to measure a 50% performance increase in this case and it's mostly because of leverage existing code.

Edit: forgot a closing thought

This is the benefit of having Views in core.  This performance optimization is possible because Core had to evolve in order to handle views.  Default displays of things in lists are now views.  And Views benefits from the extend capabilities of core.  And since Views is so vital to the majority of Drupal builds this is an all-around win for all parties.  

P.S.: speaking of parties, see you all at +DrupalCon 
Proposed commit message Issue #1867518 by plach, dawehner, epari.siva, Fabianx, yched, Wim Leers, marcvangend, iMiksu: Leverage entityDisplay to provide fast rendering for fields Problem/Motivation Rendering entity fields in views works like the following: For reach row, and for each entity field execute the following code:
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