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Erich Beyrent: Configuration as Dependency - Managing Drupal 8 Configuration with git and Composer

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:30pm

The Friend Center
Princeton Univeristy

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Drupal 8 provides a robust configuration management system which represents a paradigm shift from previous versions of Drupal. It's now easier than ever to represent your configuration in code and manage it with source control. However, that may not be enough.

This session will propose a new strategy for thinking about Drupal 8 configuration, treating it as just another dependency, managed the same way code dependencies are managed with Composer.

We'll cover:

  • Drupal 8 configuration management overview
  • New ways of managing your git repository
  • Composer and Drupal Console
  • Drupal 8 multisite considerations

This session will provide an overview of Drupal 8 configuration management. However, it might be helpful if you have a basic understanding of how Drupal 8 manages configuration.

Additionally, a basic understanding of git is beneficial, specifically in the areas of branches.

Erich Beyrent

Erich is a software engineer and a native New Englander who is passionate about life, the universe, and everything.

He works for BioRAFT as a Senior Drupal Engineer and is active in the Drupal community, having contributed modules and patches to the community. He presented at DrupalCon in Szeged Hungary, and co-presented at DrupalCon 2009 in Washington, DC.

Erich lives in New Hampshire, and when not writing code, Erich enjoys playing hockey, building skateboard ramps, and hanging out with his Great Dane.