Editor's Pick | Vol. 1 | Issue. 35

The Power of Unity


"Standing united in times of need" is a phrase that is very close to my heart, as I have experienced the profound impact it can have on individuals and communities alike. During the devastating flood that hit our state, Kerala, India, in 2018, I faced numerous challenges while trying to make my way home. The situation was dire, and I was initially overwhelmed.

However, what unfolded that day was a testament to the strength of community bonds. I couldn't believe the number of people who came forward to help. Strangers became friends, and together, we navigated the treacherous waters and challenging circumstances. Being part of such a compassionate and resilient community that pulls together in times of crisis was heartwarming.

This experience reaffirmed my faith in the power of unity and inspired me to contribute to the recovery efforts. It showed me that, even in the face of adversity, when people stand united, they can overcome the most daunting challenges.

Just as I witnessed the incredible strength of unity during that challenging flood in 2018, I have also seen the Drupal community embody the same spirit of togetherness. In the world of technology and open-source software, the Drupal community stands out as a shining example of how individuals from diverse backgrounds come together to support one another. Whether collaborating on projects, sharing knowledge, or assisting fellow members, the Drupal community mirrors the idea that "standing united in times of need" is a powerful force for positive change.

Now, let me provide readers with an overview of the stories from last week.

Last week, The DropTimes compiled 12 resources to assist beginners eager to embark on their Drupal journey, offering a valuable starting point for exploring Drupal. In a significant development, The DropTimes has been designated as the official media partner for DrupalCon Lille 2023, underlining our commitment to disseminating the excitement and spirit of DrupalCon to Drupal enthusiasts worldwide, irrespective of our ability to attend in person. This week brings forth six major events for Drupal enthusiasts to anticipate. The Backdrop CMS community is preparing for a highly anticipated virtual event scheduled for September 22 - 23, promising to reshape web development and our approach to web content.

In their article for TDT, Martin Giessing and Mad Norgaard introduce the transformative Transform API for Drupal 10, which facilitates the seamless delivery of JSON content across various screen sizes and devices, enhancing the capabilities of decoupled websites. Last week, the Drupal Association Elections for 2023 started. Mark your calendars for September 27, when Pipelyft, in collaboration with amazee.io, will be hosting a webinar offering valuable insights into automated multi-tenant deployments, flexible billing options, and the pivotal role played by amazee.io in transforming Pipelyft's SaaS venture.

Drunomics' blog post introduces the effortless integration of Drupal with OhDear, creating a robust website health monitoring solution. Meanwhile, software developer and Drupal expert Oliver Davies shares insights on optimizing Drupal projects for smoother upgrades. Additionally, Krisha Web sheds light on the advantages and best practices of outsourcing Drupal developmentUnleashed Technologies explores migration options in response to the impending end-of-life (EOL) scenario for Drupal 7, emphasizing the significant implications for website owners and developers.

Notably, Pantheon and ImageX Media have collaborated to offer a free Drupal migration Ebook, while Udemy has introduced an extensive new course tailored for Spanish-speaking learners. In a related vein, Digital Polygon's blog delves into website architecture and content management, highlighting the critical importance of agility and adaptability. Jacob Rockowitz's blog post introduces a groundbreaking solution designed for ambitious site builders by introducing the Schema.org Blueprint module.

Furthermore, Alex Moreno shared his insights about the future of Drupal and its potential for innovation in his blog post on Drupal Association blog. Promet Source is set to provide a free Drupal Course at DrupalGovCon, contributing to the Drupal community's ongoing growth and education.

Stay tuned for more updates, interviews, and informative articles in the upcoming editions of TheDropTimes. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions, contributions, or feedback. Thank you for being a part of our community!

That is all for the week.

Elma John
Sub-Editor, TheDropTimes

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