Coding and Development

The Coding and Development track is focused on educating developers on the latest techniques and tools for increasing the quality and efficacy of their projects. Topics will include best practices for coding and debugging in Drupal 8, making decisions and plans for migrating sites from earlier versions of Drupal or other systems, upgrading contrib to Drupal 8, engagement with other frameworks and technologies, high performance and large scale development experiences, and exploring the advantages of participating in open-source culture. Come share the vast wealth of knowledge and lessons learned and collaborate with other engineers from around the world!

Benefits and pitfalls of integrating Drupal into a decoupled, static site build process for VA.gov

ElijahLynn
Conference Year
Co-Presenter(s)
Session Track
Coding and Development
Experience Level
Intermediate
Session Description

In this session we will discuss a bit about why and how we implemented the VA.gov CMS (Drupal 8) as a backend Content API to feed a decoupled, Metalsmith static HTML build and deployment system for...

Re-engineering Existing Libraries or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hack the Code

yeagermiester
Conference Year
Session Track
Coding and Development
Experience Level
Intermediate
Session Description

Arguably, one of the most powerful features of the Drupal ecosystem is modules. Similarly, libraries, in general, are a powerful way to speed along a project by using pre-existing code to add complex...