13-15 March 2020

City, University London

Basic Understanding

This skill level is for people brand new to the topic of the session or have minimal exposure to it.

Experience level

State of Drupal 9

Session details

Drupal 9 is planned to be released June 3, 2020 while Drupal 8 goes unsupported by November 2021. By the time DrupalCamp London 2020 rolls around, the state of Drupal 9 will be of huge importance. This session covers the timeline getting to the Drupal 9 release as well as where are we and what kind of changes can you expect. It will be most valuable for developers but businesses can also get a summary about the value of Drupal 9 and what it means for Drupal 8 and 7 users.

Skill Level
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?

Building your first Drupal 9 module

  • D8 module development knowledge
  • PHP 7 knowledge
  • Object oriented programming knowledge
  • A laptop with a PHP IDE local Apache server with PHP7 installed (Acquia Dev Desktop, WAMP, XAMPP, MAMP, ...)
Session details

Drupal 9 is releasing in mid 2020s, so it's time to sit on roller coaster and cross your fingers to see what Drupal 9 holds for us. A fun-loving session with interactive ideas that demonstrate the real use-case of Drupal 9 module and its development.

Learning Objectives

  • Drupal 9 overview
  • Transition phase from D8 to D9
  • Drupal 9.0 API = Drupal 8.9 API minus deprecated parts + third party dependencies.
  • Hello world module and best practices
  • Autocomplete node search module - a case study in Drupal 9

Target Audience

The target audience for this talk is backend developers who are curious to build modules in Drupal 9.

Skill Level
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
Previous speaking experience
I have been a speaker in Drupal camp Goa - 2019.
Recorded session - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lohd4NVrvA

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