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It's that time again: Drupal 8.4 is now available

If you've been following along with the Drupal core development cycle you might already know that new minor versions of Drupal 8 are released roughly every 6 months. We're happy to celebrate the release of Drupal 8.4 yesterday! Let's take a look at a few of the new features that have been added to this release.

New Tutorial Up-to-date Indicators

One of the most frustrating things about technical documentation and tutorials is when you find what you need, only to learn that it is out of date after spending a lot of time with it. We are dedicated to keeping all of Drupal 8 content up to date with the latest version of core, but until last week we didn’t have an easy way for you to double-check that yourself. We’ve now added some relevant indicators to our tutorials.

Field API Tutorials Added

Recently we bolstered our Drupal 8 Module Development Guide with a few new tutorials. In particular I'd like to highlight 5 of them today that all have to do with Drupal's Field API from a developer perspective.

Updates for Drupal 8.3

Earlier this month another regularly scheduled version of Drupal core was released. The current stable version of core is now 8.3.2. In this blog post we're going to take a look at some of the new features that have been added to this feature release and some of the tutorial updates we've made to make sure we're staying on top of the ever moving drop.

Free Memberships for Drupal 8 Project Maintainers

Drupal 8 was many years in the making and is gaining in popularity as it matures. One of the aspects of Drupal 8 development that keeps many people from jumping in is that there are still a fair number of contributed projects (modules and themes) that have not been upgraded yet. To recognize the people who do the hard work of creating and maintaining contributed projects, and to encourage more people to upgrade projects to Drupal 8, we will give free Drupalize.Me memberships to Drupal.org project maintainers and the folks listed in Drupal 8's MAINTAINERS.txt file. This will provide a top Drupal 8 training resource for the people on the front lines, making Drupal 8 available to the world.

March 2017 Tutorial Updates

March was a busy month for us as we continue to work on producing the best Drupal 8 tutorials. We released new tutorials for developers of modules and themes alike.

Release Day: Breakpoints, Responsive Images, and Core Themes

This week, we've added 8 new tutorials to our Drupal 8 Theming Guide on breakpoints, responsive image styles, and core themes Bartik and Stark. In these lessons you will learn about breakpoints and media queries, and how Drupal uses these concepts outside of CSS files. We'll cover breakpoint configuration files and how to create one for your theme or module. Then, we'll dive into the Responsive Image module. We'll explore responsive image style configuration, popular responsive image use cases that you can solve with responsive image styles, and, step-by-step, how to create a responsive image style for a viewport-sizing use case. Finally, we have a pair of tutorials on Bartik and Stark. We'll take a look at these core themes, their purpose, and what you can learn from them.

Release Day: More Module Development Tutorials

We've got some new tutorials on Drupal 8 module development on the different kinds of menu links. We've also added a pair of tutorials on how to add an info file so that Drupal can recognize your module and how to define permissions for a module in Drupal 8. Our Drupal 8 Module Development Guide is ever-expanding; if you haven't checked it out lately, you might want to take a look. So far we've covered topics such as Plugins, Events, and Hooks as well as an assortment of other subjects.

New and Updated Tutorials: January-February 2017

We've been busy creating tutorials for you! Mostly we've been focusing on Drupal 8 module development, but we've also made updates to our Configuration Management and Drupal 8 Theming series. In addition, we have a fresh batch of Drupal 7 Hands-On Exercises using the Movie Project. Check out what we've published or updated in January and February of 2017.

Experimental Module Changes Coming in Drupal 8.3

Drupal 8.3 is still a few months away, coming April 5, 2017, but there are already some changes we can look at, most notably in the experimental modules. In December, 2 new experimental modules were added to core, and BigPipe was officially changed from a beta module to stable. The 2 new modules you'll find in 8.3 are Workflows and Layout. Let's take a peek at what these are all about.

Release Day: Extending Drupal 8 with Events

We just added tutorials on using Drupal 8's Event API. Learn what events are, how to subscribe to existing events, and how to dispatch new events.

Updated Tutorials: Configuration Management

We've done a major overhaul of the tutorials in our Drupal 8 configuration management series, re-recording video tutorials, adding written tutorials to complement videos, correcting errors, and adding new information.

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