API-First Initiative

Wim Leers

We are working on making Drupal 8 truly API-first: API-first initative.

We are:

  • Improving Drupal 8's REST API, to become be best-in-class by +8.4.0.
  • Bringing JSON API support to Drupal 8 core (experimental in 8.5.0).
  • … and there's so much more we'd like to see happen, such as: GraphQL, OAuth 2, UUID/revision support, CouchDB support. 

In doing so, we need:

  • frustrations! to hear where Drupal 8's REST support in core (and contrib) is currently failing, in terms of DX, capabilities, and so on.
  • roadmap feedback. (We need to hear what you think is important and why.)
  • help! We can provide mentoring: if you help out with patches, we'll provide reviews to help you land things in core!

This is an update of the session in Baltimore. At this core conversation:

  • We'll start with a succinct overview of what's going on, what has happened so far, and our long-term ambitions. Then we'll open the floor for discussion! When necessary, we'll explain subjects in more detail.
  • You don't need to be an expert in anything, just rudimentary knowledge about web services is sufficient.
  • You'll walk away knowing what's happening in the API-first initiative, and will hear about other attendees' concerns/thoughts/requirements/…

In Baltimore people suggested to have an API-First distribution. A year after we call that mission accomplised! Come to brainstorm to help make progress!

Session Track

Core Conversations

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 14:15 to 14:40