TBC March 2019

City, University London

Plugin API by examples

Prerequisites

People attending this session:

  • Should know Object-oriented programming
  • Should have a basic knowledge of D8
  • Want to master one of the most used and amazing Drupal 8 new systems.
  • Shouldn't be scared of watching few slides with PHP code
  • Don't already know how the Plugin API system works :p

 

Session content

When I started working with Drupal 8 one of the cool new toy was the Plugin system. Blocks are plugins, Fields (widgets, etc.) are plugins, Views plugins are plugins... and so what?
What's the common denominator? Why and When should I use plugins? And how?

You can find a lot of articles try to answer those questions, but - to simplify the learning process - most of them use weird examples. And again you are back where you were before: confused and alone.

Join me in this journey to discover the Plugin API system with real life examples, though common as well as rare case scenarios. How easy is to build and use your Plugin Manager, and make your projects components pluggable ans swappable.

 

At the end of this session you will:

  • Know how the Plugin API system works
  • When and how to use it
  • love it, and you may require another session about how to quit with plugins
Slide URL
https://github.com/gambry/plugin-api-presentation
Author
gambry
Skill level
Basic understanding
Track
Coding and Development
Session room
B200
Session day
Sunday

Keynote speakers

Ryan Szrama

Commerce Guys

Ryan Szrama

Ryan got his start in web development through an online sales company based in Louisville, KY. It was there that he nursed Ubercart through its infancy to its use on over 20,000 websites as the Project Lead and community face of the project.

In 2009, Ryan co-founded Commerce Guys and eventually led the development of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 7. He grew the new project from its first full release at DrupalCon London to its use today on over 60,000 websites.

As of February 2016, Ryan acquired control of Commerce Guys and assumed leadership of the business with his time split between managing the company and contributing to its various open source projects.

Chris Teitzel

Lockr

Chris Teitzel

Chris has been part of the Drupal community for 8 years and during that time has been fortunate enough to be involved in all aspects of the community. Originally part of the team supporting the Omega theme, he helped drive documentation and community support to lower the bar for theming in Drupal. He’s since been involved in projects spanning the globe working with all levels of business from top enterprises to startups building everything from bootstrapped humanitarian tools based on SMS to airline ticketing systems built in Drupal Commerce. In the recent years he has set his sights on security in Drupal and specifically around data privacy and security to again lower the bar for developers to adhere to best practices.

Baddý Sonja Breidert

1xINTERNET

Baddý Sonja Breidert

Baddý Sonja Breidert (baddysonja) is the CEO and Co-Founder of 1xINTERNET, one of the largest Drupal web agencies in Germany. 1xINTERNET has offices in Germany and Spain and has clients all over Europe.

Baddý graduated with B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Reykjavik in 2003 and after that completed her M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the Technical University in Vienna, where she today teaches Agile Project management and IT. She is also an European champion in Robotic Soccer - where she competed with her University in 2008.

Baddý has been very active in the Drupal community and has organised conferences and events both in Iceland and Germany. Currently she is one of the main organisers of Drupal Europe, which will take place in fall 2018.

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