Drupal 8 Kickstart


Presenting the basics a developer should understand to step into a Drupal 8 site, the developer will see where and how to integrate their custom module code in Drupal 8.

The Drupal 8 Kickstart presentation will be enhanced by screensharing phpStorm and concurrently showing Drupal 8 concepts in use in an actual new custom Drupal 8 module on a locally-installed demo Drupal 8 site.

Developers with Drupal 7 experience will find that the discipline and organization they have gained from developing to Drupal 7 will benefit them as that knowledge is expanded to include Drupal 8 concepts.

When this presentation is complete the developer will have a mental roadmap of Drupal 8 that will help them kickstart their Drupal 8 development. Plus, they will have a solid perspective on what they may still need to dig into further so that they can develop to Drupal 8.

Aimed at busy Drupal developers who need to catch up on Drupal 8.

Provides a look at these aspects of Drupal 8:

- Site directory structure

- Module structure

- .yml files

- How Symfony fits in

- Basic OOP: Traits, interfaces, abstract classes, classes

- Basic OOP: create, __construct

- Dependency injection

- Services

- Bootstrap flow

- Events

- Routing and controllers


- Hooks in Drupal 8

- Basic Composer

- Drush for Efficiency

- Drupal 8 Console

- Drupal Module Upgrader

- Drupal 8 sample module

- Valuable changes to know: No more drush disable; No more vget, vset..

- Drupal 8 <-> Drupal 7 visual map

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version