Staying sane with Drupal (a Developer's Survival Guide)
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.
Drupal is a powerful content management framework and among the most succesful PHP projects out there. Working with Drupal's modules and theme layer means that for any problem there's more than one way to that that. Picking a good solution, or dealing with the choices of previous developers will make you pull your hair out. I'll look at what you can do to make working with Drupal, shall we say, enjoyable? We'll look at how to evaluate contributed modules, what modules should be in all your installations, examine coding conventions in Drupal, and talk about development best practices for Drupal sites.
Slides are avaliabe here on Slideshare.