Masters of the Universe: Live-coding a React Application using Drupal Services


She-Ra, an advanced server-side champion, has heard a lot about the React framework. He-Man, an expert browser-side warrior, has seen a lot of different Drupal data layers. Separately, they may fail at delivering a successful application. But with their powers combined, they can become MASTERS of the UNIVERSE*.

In this presentation, we'll be live coding both the back- and the front-end of a decoupled React application. We'll be using Drupal Console to generate the services, and React Scaffold to generate the components. This presentation is perfect for React developers looking to dip their toes into Drupal, Drupal developers wanting to take a peek at React, and Architects looking to understand how the two combine.

In this session, participants will:

  • Experience the thrill of a live-coded presentation!
  • See how to spin up services with Drupal Console, and an application with React Scaffold in under 20 minutes!
  • Gain knowledge how to protect your work against React's licensing!

* Some assembly required. Castle Greyskull sold separately. Not suitable for developers under the age of five.


Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 14:15 to 15:15
314 - Blackmesh