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My team has been looking into the Firefox add-on Selenium IDE as a quick and simple way to create automated tests for our Drupal sites. Selenium IDE out of the box does not support conditionals, making it hard to account for unexpected behaviour. For instance, it's easy to make a test of the basic Drupal login functionality, but if the user is already logged in when running that test (a common scenario when working on a site), the test will fail. The solution to this is called Sideflow.
A milestone event for the development of Drupal 8 takes place in Dublin in June.
Interactive charts for data visualization have undergone several waves of evolution over the years, yet they have not reached maturity for widespread use.
So you’re working on a site where the files folder on production is umpteen GBs and you want to save space on your disk for pictures, mp3s, movies and other important data. You might use the dummyimage module, but all those cat pictures might get tiring. You may also want to have real pictures from the production site showing up, with the correct size.
So I did some work on the Drupal module Semantic fields, to make it exportable. Did some patches, uploaded them and everything seemed ok, not so much activity in the issue queue so nobody else tested my stuff. So I deleted my folder with Semantic fields so I could test the patches myself. Then I realised I forgot to add important files to my patches - the new files with the exportability.