Drupal 8 Adoption Myths Debunked

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  • Debunking Myths to Drupal 8 Adoption

    Greater Philadelphia Drupal Meetup Group January 17, 2017

  • Who the heck are you?

  • Agenda

    Recap of Drupal 8 from release until now

    Barriers to adoption

    Myths: Debunked

    What next?

  • November 19, 2015:Drupal 8.0.0 ships

  • Hundreds of release parties worldwide!

  • Lots of great new features

  • and new ones every 6 months!

    Drupal 8.1.0(April 20, 2016)

    Drupal 8.2.0(October 10, 2016)

    BigPipe module UI for migrations Better Composer support JavaScript Testing

    Content Moderation Improved admin UI

    (SettingsTray+Place Block) Improved REST API

  • Whats not to love?

  • And yet

    Drupal 8.0.0

  • Barriers to adoption Drupal is for more ambitious projects; 30,000+ cat blogs are now

    on Tumblr; affects quantity (not quality) in graph.

    Several top contributed modules not yet ready (or not seen as ready)

    Drupal 8 now object-oriented, modern PHP; requires upgrade of skills for D7 developers

    Upgrade of skills required to port modules is blocked on customers asking for D8, which is blocked on unavailability of modules (chicken/egg).

    Migration path from D7 => D8 still incomplete (D6 => D8 is better), also largely blocked on customers asking for D8.

  • Myth #1: No one is using Drupal 8 yet

    http://buytaert.net/drupal-8-turns-one

    http://buytaert.net/drupal-8-turns-one

  • NBA NASDAQ BURDA

    JURASSIC WORLD WWF

    AL JAZEERA HABITAT

    YMCA

    JACK DANIEL'S

    http://nba.comhttp://business.nasdaq.com/https://www.burda.com/en/http://www.jurassicworld.com/http://www.wwf.org.uk/http://www.aljazeera.com/http://www.habitat.org/https://www.ymcamn.org/http://www.jackdaniels.com/

  • Myth #2: Drupal 8 is too hard to learn

    http://redcrackle.com/blog/drupal-8/free-tutorials-list https://www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/200-drupal-8-videos/

    https://drupalize.me/drupal-8 https://www.appnovation.com/blog/top-resources-getting-

    started-drupal-8

    There are lots of resources (many of them free) to show you the Drupal 8 way!

    http://redcrackle.com/blog/drupal-8/free-tutorials-listhttps://www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/200-drupal-8-videos/https://drupalize.me/drupal-8https://www.appnovation.com/blog/top-resources-getting-started-drupal-8

  • Partial Myth #3:Contrib isnt ready yet.

  • How insiders evaluate a modules readiness

    1.1. Well-known

    maintainer? 2. Recent commit

    activity? 3. Good issue queue

    activity? 4. Did I try it and did it

    work on my site? 5.

    2.

    3.

  • How literally everyone else evaluates module readiness

    1. Does this module have a stable release?

    1.

  • Why? Alpha/Beta/RC not deemed as production ready

    due to experience in literally all other software. :P

    Core leads the way here: goes very out of its way to explain alpha is unstable, beta is hopefully stable, etc. and not recommended for production.

    Stable releases not only denote production ready but also grant security team coverage. This is really important!

  • If you have a D8 contrib module, and its working fine for you

    consider giving it the Shield of Awesomeness!

  • Not quite perfect? Take a cue from core:

    Theres always the next release for future polishing!

  • If it still needs work tell us how to help!

    https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/contrib_tracker

    https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/contrib_tracker

  • Test the migration path!

    If its not working, help with (verifying) bug reports/patches

  • Lets kick some contrib/migrate ass at Global Sprint Weekend! Jan 30/31, 2017

    https://groups.drupal.org/node/488988

    https://groups.drupal.org/node/488988

  • Lets get that Development number down by Baltimore!