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Drupal 8 Module upgrade workshop at Drupal Developer Days in Szeged

Gábor Hojtsy, Jesse Beach (jessebeach), and Jess (xjm) will lead a Drupal 8 module upgrade workshop during Drupal Developer Days in Szeged, Hungary.

Now is the time to start upgrading contributed modules so that they're ready the day 8.0 is released. This long session (4 hours) will be hands-on with only a few short presentations.

We'll begin with a quick overview of how to start the module upgrade process, and provide some brief information about new Drupal 8 APIs, including:

  • Object-oriented programming and dependency injection
  • The new Drupal 8 routing system
  • The configuration system
  • Plugins
  • The new Entity API
  • Declaring module assets
  • and more!

Following our introduction, we'll get everyone started porting a contributed module from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. This workshop is BYOM (bring your own module) so bring a contributed module you maintain, or one that is critical to your business. Module developers will have the opportunity to collaborate with core developers who contributed to many of the new sub-systems in Drupal 8. The most important thing we want you to take from this workshop is what resources are available to you as you work with Drupal 8, and how to find the answers you need.

Drupal Dev Days is a very international event and is pretty affordable to attend. Tickets as of this writing are 30 EUR for a whole week of sprints and sessions/workshops. The event is nearing its capacity and ticket prices will be raised to 50 EUR on March 1st, so purchase a ticket soon.

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