Composer based workflows for Drupal 8


One of the biggest changes in "Getting off the Island" with Drupal 8 is the adoption of Composer.  Composer lets us easily manage dependencies and pull useful functionality from other parts of the PHP community and utilize them in Drupal. Its now not only used to pull in outside libraries, but also can be used to pull in all your Drupal modules as well.

I am currently working for a client who runs 200+ Drupal websites using a platform built on Drupal for Drupal.  Learn how we are adopting this platform to be used for Drupal 8, how we are leveraging composer to help us manage this process and how you can use it even if you are a beginner with just a single site.  

In this talk we will cover:

  • Introduction to Composer
  • How Composer is used in Drupal 8
  • How it can replace Drush make files
  • How to host private packages with Toran proxy
  • How we build a base distribution with Composer
  • How we deploy code, configuration and content

This session isn't just for big companies or expert composer users.  Everyone from small to large companies and beginners to experts will learn how they can leverage composer and build a Drupal 8 workflows to easily mange and deploy code whether it be on a single site, or hundreds of sites.


Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 29 September, 2016 - 10:45 to 11:45
Liffey Meeting 2 | Amazee Labs