• Alex Pott
    Drupal Research Engineer
April 21, 2017
Wouldn't it be great if??? Configuration management is one of the most useful site development features in Drupal 8. It makes a site's configuration exportable, importable and manageable in git.
April 11, 2016
With the arrival of Drupal 8.1.0 finally you can test javascript interactions on Drupal.org. This is culmination of years of work by many developers to improve the testing API and infrastructure.
February 04, 2016
Nobody wants a website that can be hacked. Drupal has a great security track record and works hard to ensure that core and contributed modules are safe for everyone to use. One of the most common types of security issue is a cross-site scripting attack (XSS). In Drupal 8 we've made extensive changes to the theme system that reduce XSS vulnerabilities.
July 13, 2015
This is the third in a series of posts about Drupal 8's configuration management system. The Configuration Management Initiative (CMI) was the first Drupal 8 initiative to be announced in 2011, and we've learned a lot during thousands of hours of work since then. These posts share what we've learned and provide background on the why and how.
February 26, 2015
Whilst reading Drupal Planet recently I noticed a response to my blog post, Configuration Management Part 2.
January 09, 2015
This is the second in a series of posts about Drupal 8's configuration management system.
December 09, 2014
This is the first in a series of posts about Drupal 8's configuration management system. This system is one of its most eagerly anticipated features, according to a recent survey. The Configuration Management Initiative (CMI) was the first Drupal 8 initiative to be announced in 2011, and we've learned a lot during thousands of hours of work on the initiative since then.
October 27, 2014
Drupal 8 is the most fully featured Drupal version ever. Site builders will notice this most immediately when looking at what is available out of the box. Drupal 8 is faster because features that are expected of a modern CMS, like a WYSIWYG editor, are in Core. It's cheaper because you don't have to pay for custom development to change administration listings since they are Views. And it's better because there are less "why does this not work" moments including the ability to place the same block in multiple regions.
October 07, 2014
Drupal 8 presents major improvements to the existing Drupal ecosystem. It offers much, including a revamped Entity API that adds tremendous flexibility to content modeling, a core-level translation system for multilingual sites, responsive theming, in-place editing and the configuration management system. But with all of its improvements, Drupal 8 presents some hurdles for agencies like Chapter Three to identify and overcome.
July 31, 2014
One of the main responsibilities of a Drupal core committer is doing a final review of patches before committing them. Since July 1, 2014, I’ve committed over 250 patches to Drupal 8. Thanks to Chapter Three for making that possible. Reviewing code is time consuming. Here are some things that make my job easier: