We need revisions and CRAP everywhere in core


Let's face it, content staging will never make it into core, there isn't one way to do it for everyone. But the lowest common denominators for any content staging, replication or syndication solution are revisions and CRAP - Create Read Archive Purge!

Drupal 8 have already brought us a really solid Entity API with good revision support. The Multiversion module takes this even further in contrib.

In this session some compelling arguments will be laid out for why we need revisions and a Create Read Archive Purge storage for all content entities in core! We weren't wrong when we identified this back in 2011 as the future of Drupal, we just need to do it!
A concrete and actionable plan for how we can implement this will also be introduced.

Code Sprint

This session will also be a great introduction to the topic for anyone interested in joining the Content Staging in Drupal 8 sprint that the presenter is hosting during the sprint days! Sign up on the sprint spreadsheet!

About the Presenter

Dick Olsson (aka dixon_) is a long time core contributor and author of the defacto content staging solution for Drupal 7 - the Deploy and UUID modules.

Dick started his Drupal career at NodeOne (now Wunderkraut) and later went on to work for Al Jazeera Media Network as their Lead Drupal Developer. Now he's working as a Digital Engineering manager at Pfizer where he's managing a content staging soultion for hundreds of websites.

Session Track

Core Conversations

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Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 - 15:45 to 16:45
518 - Trellon