Drupal 8 Module Development: Mad with Power

Ted Bowman, Software Engineer, Office of CTO, Acquia

Module development in Drupal 8 is drastically different from Drupal 7 and previous versions of Drupal. The changes in Drupal 8 can appear daunting at first, but after you learn a few tricks you’ll be surprised by how much you can do with so little code.

Want to add fields to the node table? No problem. Want to make a condition that can be used in Blocks, Panels, or Rules? Super easy. Need to extend or alter the functionality of field form matters or widgets on your site? No sweat. This presentation will introduce the powerful new things you can do easily in Drupal 8. Topics covered will include:

  • What it means for module development that Drupal 8 is object oriented
  • How to leverage the power of an IDE like never before
  • How to speed up development and learn Drupal 8 quickly