Attendess will get the most out of this session if they are decoupled-curious. Perhaps they have considered it, but are unsure if it will work for them. Otherwise, anyone with a general interest in decoupled concepts or who fancy a good story of adversity and triumph, should get something out of this talk.
Decoupled Drupal is a key phrase in the Drupal community at the moment, and you can see why. Having a feature-rich CMS such as Drupal, coupled with a modern frontend framework has the potential to deliver some amazing results. As an agency, we have been considering this approach for a while. In our work for Panasonic, where we had several traditional Drupal 7 monoliths, we knew their migration path to Drupal 8 was going to be painful. A switch to a microservice approach by decoupling Drupal from the frontend promised many benefits.
In this talk we will take you through our appraoch in delivering a Drupal 8 upgrade for Panasonic, incorporating a fully headless Drupal 8 content store and an Angular frontend. We review what worked for us, and what didn't, as well as how Drupal 8 can fit into an enterprise microservice architecture, and why this is important. We will also discuss how this approach, and the distributed nature of Drupal 8 has benefited other Panasonic stakholders with a similar approach.