Moshe Weitzman: D8 Configuration Management
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Davenport Conference Room
25 1st Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Configuration Management is a game changer for Drupal development. Understanding how it works helps you to harmonize the moving pieces when designing a code deployment workflow for Drupal 8 sites. This session proposes a full circle workflow for pushing from multiple development environments to staging/QA and finally to production, and then integrating back changes that were made directly on Prod (a Block weight gets changed, a View gets changed, etc.).
The workflow proposes that code and config are stored together in a single git repository. The Drush config-export command is featured in order to update Git when config changes are made. Drush's config-import helps update Drupal's configuration store when a code deployment is pushed. Drush's config-merge (as part of config-extras) helps developers easily collaborate on configuration across multiple active development branches & environments.
Come to this session to learn how to implement a best practice managed workflow for your Drupal 8 projects and embrace Configuration Management in all its glory.
Moshe has been a consistent contributor to Drupal core and Contrib since November 2001. As such, he has pretty much touched the whole core code. He maintains the user.module, the bootstrap code, and the groups.drupal.org web site.