Drupal in the Post-PHP-Renaissance


As the PHP renaissance continues to change how developers work with PHP, Drupal has made significant strides toward adopting PHP’s new best practices in both code and interoperability. New groups focussed on the interoperability of disparate PHP projects have begun to get traction producing such standards as PSR-0 and PSR-4 while others work to model a reusable request/response layer (yielding PSR-7). The interoperability awareness of PHP projects and frameworks has never been higher, and projects working to adopt and contribute to that interoperable future have an opportunity to contribute to the future standards of PHP in an unprecedented way. Drupal carries with it a significant existing install base, and componentization could lead to use in non-Drupal PHP projects and allow for trans-Drupal installs. Formally componentizing Drupal’s existing code base further and making individual components available to the non-Drupal world will spread our influence far and wide. In this talk I’ll elaborate on:

  • Building PHP Components
  • Componentizing Drupal
  • The future of modules
  • Component Interoperability
  • Stack PHP & PHP FIG
  • Expanding Drupal’s reach into the 80% of the web that is run by PHP

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Coding and Development

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