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Looking for gems in my old gists

Inspired to do some spring cleaning today, I reviewed my archived gists to see if there's anything noteworthy. I was pleasantly surprised to find a few nuggets buried amongst random error logs and git diffs.

Some of them are interesting technical guides that took hours to write, and it's a shame that they've rotted away in obscurity. Several others were picked up by google, and turns out they even got a few comments and a bunch of stars.

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Choosing Modules and Themes for Drupal 8

If you're a Drupal developer who's on the fence about trying Drupal 8, we hope this post will push you to go for it... or inform you that it's better to wait, if your project depends on a module that's not there yet.

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Introducing our Drupal 8 Training Program

Over the past four years at Evolving Web, we've built up a comprehensive curriculum of Drupal training. Now that Drupal 8 had come out, we're re-writing all our trainings. It's exciting to go through the material, re-think the curriculum, and produce an updated and improved set of training material. So far, we've added the following courses for Drupal 8: 

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Recap of MidCamp 2016

MidCamp 2016: 4 days of Midwestererns training on, talking about, sprinting and breathing Drupal. The camp was held in Chicago at the University of Illinois Chicago's medical campus. To get the real midwestern feel, half of our team road-tripped down to the conference. Here's a recap of our time in the Midwest:

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Migrate for Site Builders: Getting Your Content into Drupal

This post is based on a talk I gave at DrupalCon Barcelona and this year at MidCamp. You can see a video version of the talk below.

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Drupal 8 Theming Foundations: Using Stable vs. Classy as a Base Theme

For themers, there are lots of exciting new features in Drupal 8: the Twig tempting system, libraries for loading assets, and the replacement of theme functions with templates. There are also a new set of core themes that come with Drupal 8.

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Evolving Web at DrupalCon Asia 2016

We had a blast going to Mumbai for DrupalCon Asia. On day 1 of the conference, we presented our new Drupal 8 Theming training for a group of 50 first-time DrupalCon attendees.

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New Tools for Drupal 8 Theming: Defining and Using Libraries

Drupal 8 theming has lots of new features, one of the most exciting is the addition of libraries. You can use libraries to add stylesheets and javascript to your theme, globally or in particular situations.

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