Managing Drupal Projects Using Configuration Management

07/22/2015 - 14:00-07/22/2015 - 14:45
Balcony C
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Code and DevOps

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.


The ability to put your Drupal configuration in code is a straight up game changer for managing Drupal projects. Individual features can be developed in separate version controlled feature branches which can then be tested and reviewed by the project manager before going further down the workflow. 

Much of this configuration management functionality is available now with Drupal 7 (using the Config or Features module) and will be even better with the Drupal 8 Configuration Management Initiative (CMI). These configuration managment tools coupled with the ability to create feature branches on your development site will lead to excellence:

This session will feature both a basic overview for how configuration management works in Drupal 7 & 8 and will provide a project management overview of how to use CMI with version control as part of a managed feature branch -> development -> testing -> production workflow. Come join Matt Cheney from Pantheon in embracing modern configuration management in all its glory.