Drupal Europe is the main gathering of the European Drupal Community of this year. People from the European and global Drupal community collaborate together on tackling challenges and engage in order to make Drupal grow both as a technology and as a brand.
While the Drupalcon webseite has a good few pointers to the well-known major tourist attractions, as locals we'd like to share our knowledge about some of our favourite places with you! Check out the list of our recommendations!
The first Drupal IronCamp took place in the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic in Prague at the end of November 2016. More than 200 attendees from 27 countries took part in four days of sprints and two days of sessions.
Last October Drupal Austria organized a full day long free workshop for getting started with Drupal 8 in Vienna. drunomics sponsored the event and I had the favour of presenting on Coding with Drupal 8. Meanwhile, Drupal Austria has got the recordings of the workshop up, the result: 4 hours of high-quality Drupal 8 training material in German.
Last week we had to pleasure to join 2300 other Drupals to visit Drupalcon Amsterdam. Besides the usual great number of sessions and BoFs, the highlight of the conference was the first Drupal 8 beta release.
Also, the conference was a great opportunity to present together with Kristof De Jaeger (swentel) and Yves Chedemois (yched) about about the recent Entity Field API improvements. The session was a revival of the gorgeous presentation we did in Portland and a great success. If you missed it, check out the recording.
Today is a big day for the #d8rules initiative! Our crowd funding campaign was successfully funded and reached 100 % on Drupalfund. We really want to thank all you great 125+ supporters from the community: together you made this happen. Fago & Klausi may continue with the progress that has been made already for porting Rules to Drupal 8 now and we are looking forward to gather additional funds in order to make sure that all 3 milestones can be reached in time!
Today, I've the pleasure to introduce the #d8rules initative, our combined effort to get the Rules module ported to Drupal 8 in time!
Drupal 8 is coming...
Fortunately, the first beta of Drupal 8 is coming closer so it's time to make sure all the modules are ported and ready for Drupal 8. Unfortunately, the Rules module - my long term number one contributed module - is about to be left behind. I've worked a lot on Drupal 8 to get critical Entity API improvements like the new Entity Field API (called Entity Property API at the time of the introduction) as well as the new Typed data API done. Of course, the work on core is time intensive, not "done" yet and won't stop - so there is not a lot contribution time left for my contributed modules. :/
So where is Rules for Drupal 8 now?
For my Blocks & Layouts presentation at our local Drupal Austria Meetup, Drupal Dev Days Szeged & recently at DrupalCamp Donetsk, I have reached out to the community to gather some data. 60 participants provided their input on favorite Drupal 7 layout tools and what they expect from Drupal 8. It's time to share the results.
vagrant is great when it comes to pre-configuring reproducible, and portable development environments for Drupal - in particular in combination with Ansible. However with sites of a decent size the performance of Drupal projects running on the NFS share vagrant uses for shared folders has become more and more of an issue - at least with Virtualbox. syncd forms a simple, pre-configurable solution that automatically syncs changes into the vagrant box, such that the files can be served from the regular VM filesystem instead.
Last week was a packed experience of sprinting, presenting & exchanging at Drupal Developers Days Szeged 2014. Here are our favorite picks.