Upgrading your modules to Drupal 8

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This session will demonstrate how to take the code from a Drupal 7 module and convert it to Drupal 8. You'll learn about many of the new Drupal core APIs that are coming down the pipe, as well as some "gotchas" to be aware of. If you start porting your modules before DrupalCon, this session can help answer questions you've encountered along the way. If you start porting your modules soon after this session (for example, during the code sprint day), you'll still have a month before July's code freeze in which to help refine core APIs to cover the needs of your module. If you wait until after Drupal 8 is released, you'll have to live with the APIs that other people, who don't know the needs of your module, created.

This session will be an updated version of the one webchick gave at DrupalCon Sydney. Much will have changed in that time, and webchick will not be able to attend DrupalCon Portland. Because Drupal 8 was earlier in its development cycle, her Sydney session was a core conversation, but since DrupalCon Portland will be only 5 weeks from API freeze, this one is targeted to the general coding track.

Schedule info
Time slot: 
Wednesday, May 22 - 01:00pm-02:00pm
OR 202 - Lullabot
Session Info
Coding + Development
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I think a bunch of us are going to need to attend this one.

I can't think of a more important topic! This should be a great chance for module developers to get up to speed on Drupal 8 and make Drupal 8 adoption easier for everyone.

Thank Alex. Good stuff.