Today, November 19th 2015, marks the release date of Drupal 8. To celebrate this release, I decided to publish my interview with Larry Garfield today.
Larry is a key member of the Drupal community and a core contributor to the project. Throughout the conversation, Larry tells us the origin story of Drupal 8 and how the technical challenges lead to the adoption of technology from the broader PHP community such as Composer, Twig and a set of Symfony Components.
I hope you like the interview, it gives a nice behind the scenes look at the history of Drupal 8 and how Drupal reached out to the PHP community to create a more modern code base.
Celebrate Drupal 8
As an evangelist in the hosting industry, I’m very excited about the release and I look forward to the first Drupal 8 deployments on our servers.
End-users should be equally excited, because Drupal 8 will be a lot easier to work with. Drupal used to be a content management framework, now it’s finally a content management system like its competitor WordPress.
And for developers it’s also a historic release: a more modern code base that uses more current PHP features than its predecessor. Composer support for dependency management, Twig as the templating layer and Symfony components for a lot of low-level parts of the application.
There’s an audio-only versio for those of you who want to listen rather than watch (because you’re commuting, you’re in the car, or your working out).
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