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MySQL in Oracle Environments, Part II: MySQL Enterprise Monitor & Oracle Enterprise Monitor, Integrated (29 Aug 2017)

MySQL Web Seminars - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:23

If you use both Oracle Database and MySQL and are wondering how you can more efficiently monitor and manage both databases, 1) you're not alone, 2) we have the answer: powerful, integrated tools! MySQL Enterprise Monitor helps you automate the management of your MySQL infrastructure and improve the performance and availability of your applications. The MySQL Plugin for Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) complements this by combining MySQL monitoring within OEM for comprehensive management of Oracle systems, reducing the cost and complexity of managing a mix of MySQL and Oracle technologies. During the webinar, MySQL and Oracle users will learn how to leverage the best of both MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Plugin for Oracle Enterprise Manager in order to efficiently monitor and manage their MySQL databases within their Oracle environment, whether on premise or in Oracle Cloud.

Don’t miss MySQL in Oracle Environments, Part I: Quick Start for the Oracle DBA live webinar on 22 August (or later, on demand).



Date and Time: Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017, 09:00 US/Pacific
Categories: Development News, MySQL

MySQL in Oracle Environments, Part I: Quick Start for the Oracle DBA (22 Aug 2017)

MySQL Web Seminars - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:21

You are an IT manager or Oracle DBA, comfortable and successful with your knowledge of how to keep an Oracle database up and running. One day, you find out you’ll now be supporting a popular MySQL database application. No one on your staff has MySQL expertise and you have no budget to hire.

Don’t panic! This webinar covers the different use cases for MySQL and Oracle Database, as well as the tools to manage both databases. Additionally, the presentation spotlights top MySQL solutions for high availability, disaster recovery, and high-level security to protect your databases and business. You’ll also see the advantages of managing a MySQL database side by side with an Oracle database in the Oracle Public Cloud with the push-button ease of the MySQL Cloud Service.

Make sure to join also us live on August 29th (or later, on demand), for MySQL in Oracle Environments, Part II: MySQL Enterprise Monitor & Oracle Enterprise Manager, Integrated.



Date and Time: Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017, 09:00 US/Pacific
Categories: Development News, MySQL

Why Oracle MySQL Cloud Service For You? (23 Aug 2017)

MySQL Web Seminars - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:23

The Oracle MySQL Cloud Service delivers an enterprise-grade MySQL database service enabling organizations to rapidly, securely and cost-effectively deploy modern applications powered by the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database.

Built on the proven MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Public Cloud, it provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise-ready cloud service, allowing enterprises and ISVs to deploy production applications globally at scale.

Join this webinar to discover how you’ll be able to benefit from the Oracle MySQL Cloud Service!



Date and Time: Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017, 10:30 Australia/Sydney
Categories: Development News, MySQL

PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 Released

PHP Announcements - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1. This release is the first beta for 7.2.0. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 builds on previous releases with: The much anticipated Sodium extension Opcache improvements Countable support for DOMNodeList and DOMNamedNodeMap Improved handling for invalid UTF8 in json_decode() And many bugfixes... For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 7.2.0 Beta 1 please visit the download page, Windows sources and binaries can be found at windows.php.net/qa/. The second beta will be released on the 3rd of August. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

What’s new on Drupal.org? - June 2017

Drupal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:46

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

Drupal.org updates

Healthcare Industry Page

Healthcare industry page launched

One of our major goals this year is to highlight the power of Drupal in key industries. The Drupal.org industry pages highlight the story of building a custom-tailored solution for each industry using third-party integrations, expert hosting, or even purpose built distributions for the industry. Each page also highlights case studies which show demonstrated success stories using Drupal in each industry. In June we've launched our latest industry page, highlighting the Healthcare industry.

Semantic Labels for Development Branches

Semantic labels for core

With a six month release cycle for Drupal core, the environment that project maintainers should test their code against will change fairly frequently. To make it easier for maintainers to keep up to date with testing - we've introduced semantic labels for the core branches. Maintainers can now configure tests against Default — the current development branch of Drupal, Stable — the most recent release of core, and Supported — the current patch/bug-fix branch.

These semantic labels should make it easier for project maintainers to manage testing. We hope to expand on this with a few more labels, and may even extend these semantic labels to the version field that issues are filed against in the future.

UTF8MB4 support

As mentioned in last month's update, we've updated the Drupal.org and the sub-sites to support the UTF8MB4 extended character set. While the changes for the sub-sites were deployed in May, we finished up by adding support to Drupal.org itself in June. Among other things, this means that Drupal.org will no longer throw errors if emoji are used in content.

Categories: Development News, Drupal

Take the Survey on the Community Governance Summit

Drupal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:28

I recently shared the community needs and potential strategies for evolving community governance, which resulted from the Community Discussions we held in person and online throughout April and May. You can find the webinar recording and written transcript, as well as the meeting minutes from all Community Discussions, at https://www.drupal.org/community/discussions.

Many community members who participated in these discussions agreed that the next step to take in this process is to hold a Community Governance Summit. However, we are not yet clear on where and when this event should take place, who should participate, and several other important details. I worked with community members to develop this survey so we can answer those questions.

Please take 5 minutes to take this community survey and tell us your thoughts about the Community Governance Summit. This survey will remain open until 11:59pm EDT on July 28, 2017. We will analyze the findings and report back on what we learned in a follow-up blog post by Friday, August 4.

Thank you for your time and participation.

Categories: Development News, Drupal

Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary - 28 June, 2017

Drupal News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 15:09

On 28 June, 2017, the Drupal Association Board held the second of four annual public meetings. It was a full meeting where staff provided operational updates and gained some strategic direction from board members on how to proceed in various areas. Some highlights included:

  • Summary of DrupalCon Baltimore’s performance and impact.

  • Progress on securing future DrupalCon locations.

  • Discussion on how to unblock community outreach efforts by making appropriate changes to the Drupal.org privacy policy

  • An update on the Drupal.org infrastructure RFP that was recently awarded to Tag1.

Whitney Hess also attended the board meeting to give an update on the Community Discussion work and invited the community to attend her webinar that shared her findings and next steps. You can learn more and watch the recorded webinar here.

Also, Jamie Nau, our “virtual CFO” from Summit CPA attended the meeting to review April 2017 financial statements, which showed that DrupalCon Baltimore exceeded expectations, positioning the Drupal Association for a healthier year, financially. This is encouraging news as we work through our financial turnaround, which started a year ago.

In an effort to be more transparent about board activities, the board chose to use this public forum to vote to approve the January through April 2017 financial statements. April 2017 financial statements showed that April was a successful month primarily due to DrupalCon Baltimore's strong financial performance. 

You can find the meeting minutes and board materials here

We were pleased to have community members attend and invite you to attend our next board meeting on 27 September, 2017 at noon CEST. It is located in the DrupalCon Vienna convention center and can also be attended via zoom.  

Categories: Development News, Drupal

Integrate Oracle Database with MySQL Cloud Service via Oracle GoldenGate Cloud (25 Jul 2017)

MySQL Web Seminars - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:18

Are you considering MySQL in the cloud? Are you looking for ways to use MySQL to offload workloads from your Oracle Database? Come join us in this webcast. We will show you how real-time data integration connects databases into an integrated data platform. Oracle GoldenGate provides real-time data integration for MySQL databases in the cloud or on-premises for comprehensive data-driven solutions. We will discuss Oracle’s latest cloud offerings in Oracle GoldenGate and MySQL and explain the business benefits of this new integration.



Date and Time: Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017, 09:00 US/Pacific
Categories: Development News, MySQL

How you can help during our membership campaign

Drupal News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:47

Join in the fun during the Drupal Association membership campaign happening now through August 4. We're providing personalized certificates of membership to individual and organization members who join or renew during the campaign and we need your help spreading the word.

The campaign has two goals: help us deliver 500 certificates and raise $18,250 during July 10-August 4. By sharing and encouraging Drupal users and people in the community to join us, you'll help us meet these goals. If we are told by 5 or more members that you referred them to us during this campaign, we'll thank you on social media.

Grab words and graphics from this post and share away. If you are a member who would like your own certificate let us know and we'll send one your way. Post your selfie or hang your certificate on the wall. Thanks for sharing!

Social

Share why you are a member.

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Graphics

Use these with https://www.drupal.org/association/campaign/certificate-2017

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Thank you for supporting the Drupal Association and for being part of our community.

Categories: Development News, Drupal

php[world] 2017

PHP Announcements - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 17:14
From the publishers of php[architect] magazine comes the 4th annual php[world] conference! As always this November in the Washington D.C. area. This year a number of changes have been made based upon attendee feedback, the biggest being an over 50% a drop in cost, with tickets available now as low as $325. The conference also is now just 2 days long, running on November 15th & 16th, and includes workshops as well as regular sessions. Monday & Tuesday before the conference are filled with multiple full-day training classes taught by experts in their fields. Overall we received amazing submissions to the Call for Speakers and the schedule this year we believe to be one of our best yet. Don't miss out on the highly reduced cost this year! We look forward to seeing everyone in D.C. this fall for an amazing 2 days of professional PHP content at the best price around.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

Now Available: The Community Discussions Webinar Recording

Drupal News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 19:09

Last week, we shared the high-level findings from our recent Community Discussions. Today, Whitney Hess hosted a webinar to explain those findings in depth, along with proposals from the community on how to evolve community governance.

We encourage you to watch the video and post your questions in the comment section here. If you have comments but wish to remain private, Whitney asks you to email her directly at whitney@whitneyhess.com.

You can find the transcript here.

Categories: Development News, Drupal

php Central Europe Conference 2017

PHP Announcements - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 18:04
phpCE is a first edition of the community conference for PHP programmers and enthusiasts. The meeting was stablished by merging two nation-wide events: PHPCon Poland and Brno PHP Conference. This edition will take place in the Ossa Congress & Spa Hotel near Rawa Mazowicka, Poland on November 3rd - 5th. The unique feature of the php Central Europe Conference is three-path split of agenda, according to difficulty level of talks: Relaxing, Intermediate and Geek. Submitting a talk you must point a proper level and suggest the Program Committee, which one do you prefer. In general, talks given in the Relaxing path should be done in native language of hosting country (Polish this year). We strongly encourage potential speakers to submit more than one submission on more than one topic. The more submissions you contribute, the more options you give us to pick you. Be sure your talk title and abstract define the exact topic you want to talk about and what you hope people will learn from the session. In previous years, some submissions sounded interesting but we just didn't have enough detail for them to make the final cut. php Central Europe Conference is not limited to just PHP-related talks. There have been sessions covering a wide range of topics supporting PHP developers and DevOps as well, and we encourage you to "think outside the box" to come up with your own unique topics. To get the ideas flowing, here's a few suggestions: APIs (REST, SOAP, etc.), Case Study, Continuous Delivery, Database, Design Approach, Development and Maintennance, Devops Life, Frameworks and CMSes, PHP Involved Technologies, Project Management, Team Building, Profiling and Performance, Security, Testing, UI/UX, Upstream, and other. When the Call for Papers closes, the organizers will sort through the submissions, making their selections. Speakers will be notified as soon as the selection process has been completed. Our speaker package for this year's event includes: Full conference pass, 2 complimentary hotel nights, Additional complimentary night (Thu/Fri) for speakers who decide to attend in our Opening Day for Speakers, 100% reimbursement of airfare/travel costs for international speakers (arriving outside Poland), Lunch, dinner, receptions and all other activities included in regular conference, We'll pick you up and drop you off to/from the airport so you don't have to worry about it. For further information on the php Central Europe 2017 Conference visit: 2017.phpce.eu. Direct link to Call for Papers is: cfp.phpce.eu.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

PHP 5.6.31 Released

PHP Announcements - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 18:03
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.31. This is a security release. Several security bugs were fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.31 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

PHP 7.1.7 Released

PHP Announcements - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:35
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.7. This is a security release with several bug fixes included. All PHP 7.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 7.1.7 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

PHP 7.0.21 Released

PHP Announcements - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:00
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.21. This is a security release. Several security bugs were fixed in this release. All PHP 7.0 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 7.0.21 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 3 Released

PHP Announcements - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:25
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 3. This release contains fixes and improvements relative to Alpha 2. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! For information on new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 3 please visit the download page, Windows sources and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. The first beta will be released on the 20th of July. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

DrupalChat - Critical - Multiple vulnerabilities - SA-CONTRIB-2017-057

Drupal Contributed Security - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:40
Description

UPDATE (2017-07-12): This SA originally recommended version 2.6, but it was incorrectly tagged. We've updated the SA to recommend version 2.7. Sorry for the confusion!

DrupalChat allows visitors of your Drupal site to chat with each other privately or together in a public chatroom.

The module did not confirm the validity of a chat request, resulting in a Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability which enables an attacker to trick a user to send arbitrary chat messages to any user.

The module did not filter administrator provided text, leading to a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

CVE identifier(s) issued
  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance with Drupal Security Team processes.
Versions affected
  • DrupalChat 7.x-2.x versions prior to 7.x-2.7.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed DrupalChat module, there is nothing you need to do.

Solution

Install the latest version:

Also see the DrupalChat project page.

Reported by Fixed by Coordinated by Contact and More Information

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the contact form at https://www.drupal.org/contact.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

Follow the Drupal Security Team on Twitter at https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity

Drupal version: 

OAuth - Critical - Access Bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2017-056

Drupal Contributed Security - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:17
Description

This module enables you to protect requests via the OAuth authentication protocol.

The module doesn't sufficiently notify the Cache API to avoid caching responses under the scenario in which an authenticated user requests a resource such as unpublished node.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must know the available resources in a Drupal site.

CVE identifier(s) issued
  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance with Drupal Security Team processes.
Versions affected
  • OAuth 8.x-2.x versions prior to 8.x-2.1.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed OAuth module, there is nothing you need to do.

Solution

In addition to updating the code, you must Clear all caches.

  • If you use the OAuth module for Drupal 8.x, upgrade to OAuth 8.x-2.1

Also see the OAuth project page.

Reported by Fixed by Coordinated by Contact and More Information

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the contact form at https://www.drupal.org/contact.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

Follow the Drupal Security Team on Twitter at https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity

Drupal version: 

PHP Developer Day 2017

PHP Announcements - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:24
The PHP USERGROUP DRESDEN e.V. invites you to the beautiful city of Dresden, Germany for the 3rd annual PHP Developer Day. We have 6 talks covering the following topics: Managing the PHP toolchain Middleware Web APIs in PHP 7.x PostgreSQL as a NoSQL database Event Sourcing Prooph components ReactPHP Just like the past two events in 2015 and 2016 top talks, free exchange of knowledge, community and fun are the focus of the event. Come along on SEPTEMBER 22nd at DRESDNER VOLKSHAUS, SCHÜTZENPLATZ 14 in DRESDEN, GERMANY For more information visit our website at http://phpug-dresden.org/en/phpdd17.html We're looking forward to see you!
Categories: Development News, PHP, PHP News

Community Discussions Findings and Webinar

Drupal News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:46

Over the last few years, many of us have seen the need to evolve community governance. Up until now, we had to focus on other priorities, but now is the time to address our needs for community governance especially in light of recent community events.

Our project has matured greatly and participation has expanded from developers and site builders to also include more content editors, designers, and marketing managers who work not only as freelancers or at Drupal shops, but also for large digital agencies or system integrators. We want all community members to be included in these community discussions so the redefined community governance serves everyone. This is an exciting time to create an even healthier future for our ever-growing community.

The Drupal Association is committed to staying in a support role as the community determines how to best evolve community governance to support everyone’s needs. We started helping by hosting Community Discussions that were mediated by Whitney Hess. There were 7 sessions at DrupalCon Baltimore and 7 virtual sessions between April and May. You can find the meeting minutes here.

The Community Discussions surfaced several common needs and identified several strategies for addressing those needs.

The most commonly shared needs of the community are (in order of frequency):

  • Awareness

  • Participation

  • Transparency

  • Clarity

  • Contribution

  • Healing

  • Trust

  • Understanding

  • Communication

  • Connection

  • Empowerment

  • Process

  • Progress

Strategies to address those needs ranged from clarifying the responsibilities and boundaries of the leadership roles throughout the Drupal project, determining how and where to communicate community decisions, improving processes for community management, and providing easier access to documentation about leadership roles and clearly communicating what is expected of Drupal community members.

In terms of next steps, the participants were in agreement that we need to come together in a Governance Summit to start architecting improvements to today’s governance structure. However, the community did not define the best way to hold this meeting. It is still unclear when and where it should be, and who should participate and facilitate. We will send out a community survey next to get input from you to answer these questions.

Attend The Webinar

We invite to you attend a webinar on July 6 at 11 am ET / 1600 BST / 8:30 pm IST hosted by Whitney Hess. Whitney will review the findings from our Community Discussions in more detail. We will record the video and share it with you afterwards, along with a written transcript.

Dial in details are below:

Video:

   https://zoom.us/j/589988397

Or Telephone:

   Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

   Meeting ID: 589 988 397

   International numbers available:    

   https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=KQN5xFuem0PrbwaqFQC3HJyEWuwQ7QHT

Thank you for your patience and participation as we tackle these big questions and move forward together as a stronger community.

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