Drupal 8 Kickstart for Developers
This track is focused on developers and the back-end technologies to deal with today’s and future challenges. With the coming release of Drupal 8, as well as emerging Web technologies, preparation is essential. These sessions will help you learn how to deliver effective solutions to meet these needs.
Presenting the essentials a developer should understand to dive into a Drupal 8 site and see where and how to integrate their custom module in Drupal 8.
The Drupal 8 Kickstart presentation will be enhanced by screensharing phpStorm showing Drupal 8 concepts in use in an actual new custom Drupal 8 module on a locally-installed demo Drupal 8 site.
Developers with Drupal 7 experience will find that the discipline and organization they have gained from developing to Drupal 7 will benefit them as that knowledge is expanded to include Drupal 8 concepts.
When this presentation is complete the developer will have a mental roadmap of Drupal 8. Plus, they will have a solid perspective on what they may still need to dig into further so that they can promptly develop to Drupal 8.
Aimed at busy Drupal developers who need to catch up on Drupal 8.
Provides a look at these aspects of Drupal 8:
- Site directory structure
- Module structure
- .yml files
- How Symfony fits in
- Basic OOP: Traits, interfaces, abstract classes, classes
- Basic OOP: create, __construct
- Dependency injection
- Bootstrap flow
- Routing and controllers
- Hooks in Drupal 8
- Basic Twig
- Basic Composer
- Drupal 8 Console
- Drupal Module Upgrader
- Drupal 8 sample module
- Valuable changes to know: No more drush disable; No more vget, vset..
- Drupal 8 <-> Drupal 7 visual map