1-3 March 2019

City, University London

Saturday

Date

Visual regression testing on patterns

Speaker(s)
Scheduled day
Prerequisites

In order to get the most out of this session, the attendee will have

  1. Good working knowledge of atomic design principles.
  2. Good working knowledge of Drupal and Pattern Lab integration.
  3. Good working knowledge of visual regression testing.
Session details

In this session we will go over using BackstopJS for visual regression testing on Pattern Lab patterns on a Drupal 8 theme. We will not go over integration of Drupal and Pattern Lab, it is assumed that the attendee will already have working knowledge of how the integration works. We will go over how to setup regression testing for each pattern and for the entire pattern library. We will talk about the problems you could run into when setting up regression testing for patterns and the benefits of using this approach.

Room
Session Time
On
Session Track

Layouts in Drupal: past, present and future.

Speaker(s)
Scheduled day
Prerequisites

In order to get the most out of this session, the attendee will have

  1. Basic understanding of Drupal theme system.
  2. Basic understanding of the Drupal block system.
  3. Basic understanding of grid systems.
Session details

We will go through the history of building layout in Drupal. We will go as far back as using Node reference (CCK), Nodequeue and custom templates to build news paper and magazine style layouts in Drupal 5. We will also look at "page builders" like Panels, Context and Block Visibility Groups. We will dive into CSS Grid layouts and using plugins like Masonry and GridStack for more advanced grid style layouts. We will also cover alternative approaches like Paragraphs, ECK/IEF and Bricks to create custom layouts. We will see the pros and cons of these layout approaches and if and why they are now outdated. We will also talk about the new Layout Builder and some possible new approaches for building layouts in Drupal.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track

Continuous integration in a drupal project (docker, ansible, jenkins, …)

Speaker(s)
Scheduled day
Session details

In Droptica we automate everything. Since 5 years we have worked in Continues Integration environment setting up each project to have an automated workflow. We eat and sleep Continuous Integration.

In this presentation, I will describe our current approach to managing development, testing, staging and deployment using terraform, jenkins, docker and ansible. 

In particular, I will discuss:

  • why automation helps and why you should use it 
  • what does Continuous Integration mean
  • why Continuous Integration helps
  • how we use continuous integration to deliver software predictably and safely

About the author:
Maciej is a Drupal developer for almost 10 years. He is one of the founders of Droptica - a Drupal agency based in Poland. He is an active member of the Drupal community in Poland. He was a speaker at many conferences and camps and he gives Drupal trainings during Drupal training days

Room
Session Time
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Session Track

Getting Into Drupal 8 Configuration

Speaker(s)
Scheduled day
Prerequisites

You should know about Drupal 8. You should also have a basic understanding of what configuration is, but I will be going through this as well.

Session details

Understanding configuration in Drupal 8 is essential. It's a powerful tool that can streamline your development and deployment processes. After several rescue projects over the past year I have realised that the one thing that goes wrong first is the configuration. For some reason it's always left until last or even as an afterthought and this can really de-rail projects.

In this session I will cover.

  • How to get your configuration in and out of Drupal.
  • How to best manage your configuration.
  • Using configuration modules like Configuration Ignore and Configuration Split to manage your configuration across different platforms.
  • What to do when the client changes the configuration on your site and some other common problems that you might encounter.
Room
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Session Time
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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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