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.

We'd like to know more about how you learn Drupal 8 with this 3-question survey.

Summertime in the northern hemisphere means it’s time for Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC). In this great program, Google pays students to work on various open source projects for 10 weeks. Drupal was once again selected to mentor students. Our 11 students are working on some pretty cool projects with 26 community mentors.

Drupal 8.1.0 was released on April 20th. There are a few things that are exciting about this release; in particular the 2 new experimental modules BigPipe and Drupal Migrate UI.

This week we're starting a whole new guide covering Drupal 8 migrations. We'll look at what migrations are, how they work, planning for a migration, the contributed module ecosystem, and performing a Drupal-to-Drupal migration.

DrupalCon is almost here and it’s time to start filling out your schedule. There’s a lot to do and see (not to mention eating lots of great New Orleans food!), so we definitely recommend having at least a rough game plan for how to use your time. Here’s a look at things you should be considering, especially if you are looking to take away a lot of Drupal 8 knowledge.

This week we have a fresh batch of tutorials that cover how to configure Drupal 8 theme settings, how to add a screenshot to your theme, and several methods for how to clear Drupal's cache.