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  1. Drupal 8

  2. Hi! I’m @eaton. I work for Lullabot. We big content.

  3. Is Drupal 8 Ready For You?

  4. 13 years 64,000 miles 4 release cycles 4 Drupal 8 projects

  5. 80 years old in cat years

  6. 80 years old in cat years

  7. Hacking vs. Clicking

  8. Layout WYSIWYG Batteries now included Custom fields Views Content types Workflows

  9. Slower cycle, slower adoption

  10. 6 months 11 months 9 months 1 year 3 years 4.5 years 4.6 4.7 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0

  11. Less appetite for destruction

  12. eight is enough
 eight is enough
 eight is enough
 eight is enough
 eight is enough
 eight is enough
 eight is enough eight is enough

  13. It will delay the release, but we should add these new features! The release is late, this is our only chance to add new features!

  14. New core features every six months

  15. Migration UI; partial rendering Content moderation, date ranges Form layouts, CKEditor 4.6 Media browser? Page layouts? 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4

  16. 9 months 1 year 3 years 4.5 years 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0

  17. Up-front investment More predictable Less risk

  18. Content modeling ✔

  19. ‣ Dates, ranges, links, phones ‣ Reference fields ‣ Views + display modes ✔

  20. ‣ Media module ‣ Entity Embed module ‣ Entity Browser module ✔

  21. Editorial experience ✔

  22. ‣ WYSIWYG just works ‣ Customizable forms ‣ Workflow/approval states ✔

  23. Critical modules !

  24. ‣CiviCRM: pre-alpha ‣Drupal Commerce: beta ‣Webform: beta ‣Panels: beta ‣SearchAPI: release candidate !

  25. Migration and upgrade path !

  26. ‣ Very robust API ‣ SQL, XML, CSV ‣ D6, D7 core upgrade ‣ Drush + custom code !

  27. Web services, decoupling !

  28. ‣ JSON, XML, CSV feeds ‣ Simple REST API ‣ DIY web, mobile apps ‣ DIY model, aggregation !

  29. Developer tools ✖

  30. ‣ Few examples ‣ Few overviews ‣ Lots of internal changes ‣ IDE + Drupal Console required ✖

  31. Content housecleaning ‣ Inventory, audit your content ‣ Plan your “ideal” content model ‣ Consider in-place pre-migration

  32. Home & landing pages ‣ Landing page = content type ‣ References for curation ‣ Entity Views Attach for dynamic ‣ Paragraphs for ‘stacked bits’

  33. Home & landing pages Embedding D8 Blocks Fields, Paragraphs

  34. Theming ‣ Twig syntax, blocks everywhere ‣ Think patterns, not pages ‣ Plan variations carefully ‣ Twig Tweak, Twig Field Values

  35. Before you jump… ‣ Get your content house in order ‣ Identify missing must-haves ‣ Watch for upcoming features ‣Talk to other organizations

  36. Attending Drupalcon? Check out the Lullabot Pantheon party! Wednesday, April 26th 8-11pm The Maryland Science Center 601 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230