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Drupal4Gov Webinar Series: ​​Configuration Workflow in Drupal 8

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Configuration is a key concept in Drupal 8 that sits at the intersection of backend development, dependency management, theming, site building, and (in)sanity. Already the community has seen several significant shifts in the recommended "best practices" and with the announcement of a second configuration management initiative, there is no clear end in sight!

Still, those of us that work with Drupal 8 every day have to manage configuration, and we have to do it in a reusable and stable way.

This talk focuses on configuration management best practices as they stand today.

We'll focus on things like:

  • Managing different configuration for different environments (config split)
  • Ignoring configuration entirely (config ignore)
  • Basic configuration workflow (including git, CI, testing, etc.)
  • Interaction with DevOps (using tools like Acquia BLT)
  • Dependency interactions with other config, modules, and composer
  • Working with configuration in code

Who should attend:

  • Site Builders
  • Developers

About the speaker, Mike Madison

Mike Madison is an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer and a technical architect at Acquia. With over a decade of experience in web and background in HCI, he has used open source technologies such as Drupal (and Wordpress and Semantic MediaWiki) to solve challenging problems for a variety of clients and organizations around the world. He also contributes to a variety of Drupal community organizations and projects such a Drupal4Gov (which sponsors and puts on Drupal GovCon) where he is the technical lead and as a maintainer of the Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) and Acquia's Build and Launch Tools (BLT).

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