The Week in Drupal: July 6, 2012

A look back at interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: June 29 - July 6, 2012.

Floating Marble

Drupal News

DrupalCon Munich Session Schedule Announced!

DrupalCon São Paolo Updates and Call for Session Proposals

Drupal 8 Initiatives: Where to find updates on D8 Development Progress

Drupal core announcements: New Routing system in progress; needs feedback

Great Posts and Tutorials

RedHen CRM: Keeping all your eggs in one Drupal basket: Part 1, Part 2

Engagement Scoring - A Case for Native Drupal CRM

The Hybrid Designer

Page Cache vs. Landing Page Performance

Creating Page Layouts with Omega Theme

A Simple Async JavaScript Loader

De-Drupalizing The Login Form

Jeff Hanbury and the LiveThemer Project - Modules Unraveled Podcast

nginx / MariaDB / PHP / Aegir on Mac OS X with optional Drush 5 (works on Mountain Lion!)

Interesting New Modules

Commerce Express Checkout - The Express Checkout button redirects to the Checkout page directly, without going to the Cart first, It also removes the Review page and adds the Payment checkout pane to the Checkout page, so the whole checkout process is done on one page.

MergeDocx - This module allows user to create Microsoft Word ( in .docx format file) by creating a Microsoft Word template file with Mail merge fields serve as data placeholders and Drupal node as data source.

Biblio Autocomplete - This module provides functionality for auto-completion of fields in the Biblio node type using third party services (currently two plugin modules are included: IPNI and ZooBank).

Commerce Invoices - Commerce Invoices allows you to enter an Invoice number, Company name and Amount and it will generate an Invoice that the client can pay on your site using any payment method supported by Drupal commerce.

Admin Menu Flusher - Extends the admin menu so that you can allow people to flush the cache, without giving them permission to administer the entire site.

HeadBar - A HelloBar clone

request_queue - Uses the queue system to fire off HTTP requests asynchronously. The intention is to avoid delays in loading pages due to waiting on HTTP requests.

Privatemsg Taxonomy - Allows to send message to all members with taxonomy term.

Feeds PHP Fetcher - Allows power users and developers to write custom PHP code that will be used to fetch data from remote sources.

Comments as Block - Removes the display of comments from nodes and exposes as a block.