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Last week we started our learning series, Introduction to Vagrant. In the first five lessons we covered the basics of getting Vagrant installed and running. We treated the server as if it were a regular Ubuntu server and installed our LAMP stack "by hand". In this week's videos we're going to turn things up to 11 and add in configuration management for automated provisioning with Chef.

Curious about Leaflet? Join Drupalize.Me Trainer Amber Matz for a live tutorial on how to add Leaflet maps to your Drupal site during this Acquia hosted webinar on May 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT.

If you have worked with the Field UI in Drupal 7 you will know that you are able to prevent fields from being displayed when viewing entities (e.g. content, users etc). It was fairly simple, you would go to the Manage Display tab of an entity and move the field to the ‘Hidden’ region as shown in the screenshot below.

Ever wonder what it means to host your site in "the cloud"? This week's Drupalize.Me podcast, Drupal in the Cloud, uncovers these mysteries. We discuss: what differentiates cloud providers; what it takes to get Drupal in the cloud; and what the future of cloud computing looks like.

Did you know? You have FREE access to Drupalize.Me with your Professional, Pro Plus, or Enterprise Acquia Network subscription. All you need to do is sign up!

Last summer I wrote a little blog post on the different environments I have setup in my home office. One of the things I touched on was the Vagrant environment I use on my OSX machine. In that blog post I asked you to drop us a line if you wanted a lesson series on how to use Vagrant. You responded with a resounding "YES!", so I am delighted to announce our latest learning series: An Introduction to Vagrant.

With the release of Drupal 8 approaching, it’s time again to answer and update the age old question: What is Drupal?

If you are looking for good community event ideas, or just want to understand some of what goes into planning an event, check out this week's Drupalize.Me podcast on The Story of the TCD'OH Drupal Unconference. Addi and Joe Shindelar hop on the line with Barry Madore and Tim Erikson to discuss why they did an unconference, and how they pulled it off. As a hint, it is less work than a DrupalCamp, but still requires a little thought about how to structure the unstructured day.

In fewer than eight weeks DrupalCon will be upon us. Those registering for Breaking Down Component-Based Web Design before May 2nd will also receive a FREE annual membership from Drupalize.Me.

As you may know, a significant vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library was discovered this week. Unfortunately this software library is used to encrypt most of the Internet, including the servers on which Drupalize.Me resides. But our team took immediate action to patch this bug, and our servers are no longer vulnerable. The same can be said for our payment processing software, which stores your financial information.

This week, we're wrapping up Joe Shindelar's latest series Building Web Services with Drupal 7. In these last four videos, you will learn how to use Views to build your API, how to create your own services resource in a custom module, and best practices for how to document your API. Next week, Emma Jane Westby guides you through the process of setting up Vagrant as a local development environment in her series Introduction to Vagrant.

This week, you'll take your HTTP response and request skills to the next level as you learn how to tackle common use cases such as filtering returned data to get only what you need and authenticating requests to get data behind a login. In this installment of our series, Building Web Services with Drupal 7, Joe Shindelar will walk you through how to query, test, and authenticate your D7-backed web services.

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