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7 Books You Need When Starting To Learn Drupal 8

When I first heard that Drupal was going to be a fundamental change in the entire architecture by being based on the Symfony framework for version 8, I was a bit concerned that I would not be able to get up to speed on the new features quickly. I actually sat on the sidelines about remaining in Drupal development during the alpha and most of the beta phases. I dabbled in some of the releases but d... more »
Using the Private File System In Drupal 8 r0nn1ef Sat, 02/18/2017 - 22:30
The primary purpose of any content management system is to allow administrators to create content without having to have extensive experience with HTML or even an understanding of how a web server works, Drupal is no different. In today's online world, however, the definition of content has expanded far beyond text on the screen. Users want pictures, manuals, documentation, and audio and video con... more »
For the Record: Logging in Drupal 8 r0nn1ef Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:38
One of the most frustrating things about Drupal 8 is figuring out how to do things "the new way". watchdog() had been my faithful friend all through my development in D7. But, as famous Jedi once said, "You must unlearn what you have learned." Out with the old … In Drupal 8, watchdog() has been removed and replaced by a PSR-3 logging interface which is implemented as a Services. Out of the box, D8... more »
Understanding Core Search: Helping You Users Find What They Need r0nn1ef Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:34
Let's face it, it doesn't matter how pretty your new website is or what kind of bells and whistles you've built to get business done. If your users can't find what they are looking for, they will leave and find it somewhere else! That's why it's critical that your site have some sort of search capabilities. First, let me clarify, by search , I'm not talking about search engines such as Google or B... more »

Top 4 Drupal 8 Features

As of last night (October 1, 2015), Drupal 8 beta had reached 0 critical issues . This was a major milestone to enter the release candidate cycle . I've been keeping an eye on the dev cycle and toying with development off and on for over a year now ... waiting to see what is in store for developers. Now that everything seems to be leveled off and somewhat stable, I have created my top four feature... more »
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