Brown bag happy-hour, April 19th 2016

Second appointment of April's BBH

News about Drupal, Telegram and Youtube for this new appointment of BBH!

Weekly News

Drupal, Telegram API and YouTube for this new appointment of BBH. By Enrico Sato.

Drupal 8.1.0 is now available

The testing for the first release candidate is concluded and now the drupal community published the first minor release of Drupal 8.1.0 version.

What is new?

  • Experimental UI for migrations from older Drupal versions;
  • Integration with BigPipe for performance of site;
  • CKEditor WYSIWYG spellchecking and language button;
  • Rendered entities in Views fields;

See all details at drupal.org

To update from 8.0.6 to 8.1.0 use the update procedure (it is the same as updating from 8.0.5 to 8.0.6). Drupal community recommends to test the update carefully before updating your production site.

A drupal distribution for publishers: Thunder

Thunder distribution

Media group Huber Burda Media released its Drupal 8 distribution, Thunder, that includes contrib and custom modules selected for publisher’s world. This distribution is born thanks to a strong collaboration between publishers and developers and the final product shows a particularly care to UX that soothes the publisher’s workflow. And, last but not least, it is built on Drupal 8!

You can download Thunder or test it out.

Telegram Bot API 2.0

Telegram Bot API 2.0

One year after the the first release of its Bot Platform, Telegram announces new tools for it: Bot Platform 2.0

Today we are giving bot developers a whole new dimension with Bots 2.0: inline keyboards, callback and URL buttons, location permissions and on-the-fly message editing. The new bots can also generate any type of content for you to share with friends, including documents, MP3s, videos, stickers, animations and contacts.

Telegram have already released some Bot’s example to try out the new capabilities:

(you must update your app to the last version).

See the Documentation about Telegram Bot API 2.0

But, if you are not a coder and you would like to test the potential of Telegram’s Bot, you can start with Chatfuel and the possible integration with Zapier.

Youtube introduces 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio

Youtube 360-degree live streaming

After the launch of support for 360 degrees videos, Youtube makes another step towards virtual reality: now its platform allows for streaming with 360 degree technology and spacial audio effects

Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role.

Youtube works with companies like VideoStitch and Two Big Ears to make their software compatible with 360-degree live streams or spatial audio. 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio technologies are avaliable at all YouTube Space locations around the globe, for people who wants to try this experience.


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About the author

Enrico Sato

Enrico Sato [ Frontend Developer ]

Web developer, bass player, tech lover. And a really really curious man.