The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Drupal 8 Bootstrap


Drupal 8 represents some fundamental architecture changes, and with them come lots of new and exciting vocabulary words. Composer? Events? Middleware? Oh my!

One of the best ways to learn about these concepts is from the source—the source code of Drupal, that is. But stepping through the bootstrap process in a debugger is tedious and annoying. Far better for *webchick* to do all of that nonsense, and then present the information in what is hopefully both an informative and entertaining way!

In this talk, you will learn things like:

- How does Drupal 8 find/register classes?
- How are the various sites* directories parsed?
- How does the a request come into/exit the Symfony routing system?
- And much, much more!

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 29 September, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00