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If you're following along at home, you may have seen that we recently made the move to Pantheon hosting. Last week during our maintenance window, Joe and I worked through our migration checklist, and officially moved the site over to our new host. The process had a few hiccups, but we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what went into our migration process. Hopefully sharing what went into our planning process, as well as what is in our pipeline for improvements now that we're on Pantheon, will help you if you ever find...

This week we're adding five new tutorials to our Drupal 8 Migration Guide that walk through the process of creating a custom Drupal-to-Drupal migration, allowing you to fine-tune every aspect of the migration from a previous version of Drupal into Drupal 8.

DrupalCon is a great opportunity to learn all kinds of new skills and grow professionally. For the 3 days of the main conference in Dublin (September 27–29) there will be sessions on just about everything related to Drupal that you could want. One amazing opportunity that you may not be aware of though is the Mentored Sprint on Friday, September 30th. This is a great place for new folks to learn the ropes of our community and how to contribute back. What may be less talked about is the chance to be a mentor.

We’re happy to announce that we are moving the Drupalize.Me site to Pantheon hosting. We’ve partnered with Pantheon in the past to bring you a full series on using this great service. We’re glad to deepen our partnership and take advantage of Pantheon’s great tools to support ourselves. Moving a site to new infrastructure is always a big task, so we’re going to share our process with you as we make the move.

Today we're adding six more tutorials to our Drupal 8 Migration Guide. With a focus on understanding source, process, and destination plugins. Critical information for anyone planning to write a custom migration or wanting to use the Migrate API with a non-Drupal source.

When it comes to learning Drupal I have a theory that there's an inverse relationship between the scope of knowledge that you need to understand during each phase of the learning process, and the density of available resources that can teach it to you. Accepting this, and understanding how to get through the dip, is an important part of learning Drupal.

When Drupal 8.1.0 was released it included some additions that broke our Get a Service from the Container tutorial in the Drupal 8 Module Development Essentials series. But don't worry, it's fixed now.

There is a lot of new ground to cover in Drupal 8, especially for developers. For those of you who are already familiar with developing in Drupal 7, these free Drupal 8 Activity Cards will help you with the leap. The cards were created by Tanay Sai and his study group while they bootstrapped themselves on the new code. They’ve done an awesome job covering the main topics you’ll need to know for the switch from Drupal 7 to 8. Each card is a lesson on a new development topic and altogether they cover 21 days of lessons.

On Tuesday, July 12th, the Drupal security team issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about
a *highly* critical security release that happened today, Wednesday, July 13th at 4pm UTC. This security release gets the extra push of *highly* and a PSA because this very dangerous vulnerability will allow an attacker to execute their own PHP code on your site. Here are a few important things to know.

We're happy to announce the addition of several JavaScript-related tutorials to our Drupal 8 Theming guide. These tutorials, along with our other tutorials on defining defining and attaching asset libraries will help you understand Drupal's JavaScript API and help you make sure your custom code follows the established best practices.

One of the big changes in Drupal 8 is that Views, the most popular contributed module in Drupal 7, is now included as part of core. Learning Views is a key component of learning to build Drupal sites. Aside from having this tool built in core now, the beauty of this new feature is that it is almost identical to Views in Drupal 7. You can get started site-building with Views in Drupal 8 without waiting for any fancy version-specific instructions.

Drupalize.Me is excited to present this series of screencasts to get you up and running with Symfony 3 with these video tutorials from our friends at KnpUniversity.

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