1-3 March 2019

City, University London

Tome : A static site generator for Drupal 8


A basic understanding of services of Netlify, Static site generators and Drupal will be helpful to relate.

Session details

Static site generators are pretty en vogue nowadays. It is as if developers around the world are suddenly realizing that, for most websites, a simple build process is easy enough to render the last 20 years of content management systems useless. All right, that’s a bit over the top. But for the average website without many moving parts, it’s pretty close!

Static site generators gave us as developers and “webmasters” the additional benefits.

  • Security-wise, static websites are a fortress.
  • A static website is incredibly fast to serve. Put it on a CDN and let it be consumed worldwide in no time.
  • Improved reliability.

Where does Drupal with all it's prowess of content management stand in the race of Static site generators? Drupal has been on a march towards excellence to become a successful platform and software to solve any need related to the content management sphere. But Static site generations is an unexplored terrain.

In comes the project called Tome. Tome is a static site generator and a static storage system for content. In short, we can still harness the power of Drupal content authoring and content management while the end product will be similar to Jekyll or Hugo.

In this session, I will cover:

  • What are static site generators?
  • What are the options for static site generators available
  • When to use and when not to use static site generators
  • What is Tome
  • Under the hood of Tome
  • Demo to build a site using Drupal 8 & Tome
  • Cool integrations.

By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of why a static site build may or may not be right for your project.

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Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

Closing Keynote

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