Wolfgang Ziegler // fago Managing Partner, CTO at Contributions ○ Drupal 8 Entity API & Typed Data API ○ Contrib: Lupus CE Renderer, Custom Elements, Rules, Entity API, Field Collection, Profile2 drupal.org/u/fago @the_real_fago at Twitter
Web framework popularity Source: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2021#most-popular-technologies-webframe
A new generation of web developers. … how do they relate to Drupal?
“ “ Drupal is for ambitious site builders — Dries Buytaert https://dri.es/drupal-is-for-ambitious-site-builders May 4, 2022
Ambitious sitebuilders … ➔ sit in between the developer and content authors ➔ get a lot of things done by installing and configuring modules & by using Drupal through the UI. ➔ when needed, they can use custom code to make their site exactly how they want it to be They are not proficient in PHP
Customizations by sitebuilders ➔ Most customizations happen close to the user, in UI ➔ For decoupled sites this mostly affects the frontend ✅ ➔ Typical needs should require zero-code
Popular CMS options ➔ SAAS ➔ OpenSource ◆ Contentful ◆ Strapi ◆ Prismic ◆ Directus (& SAAS as well) ◆ Storyblok ◆ Tina(& SAAS as well) ◆ Sanity ◆ Cockpit ◆ Magnolia ◆ … ◆ ButterCMS ◆ …
Headless Drupal … done fast! ➔ Quick results ◆ SAAS / One-click setup hosting options ✅ ◆ Quick test-drive (DrupalPod, Simplytest.me) ✅ ➔ Pleasant frontend DX ❓ ◆ JSON API (+ extras?) ◆ GraphQL (v3, v4, compose) ◆ Lupus Custom Elements Renderer (no UI)
Possible hurdle: Config staging ➔ Is it even wanted? Skip it? ➔ If so - where to export changes? ◆ It should work without a Drupal localdev env! ➔ Auto-create PRs from Drupal ◆ https://www.drupal.org/project/config_pr ◆ https://www.drupal.org/project/config_patch
But… How to get started? ● There are plenty of options! (Hosting, APIs, Auth…) ● We have guides! https://www.drupal.org/docs/develop/decoupled-drupal ● but its WIP and leaves more questions than answers 😔
➔ https://www.drupal.org/docs/develop ?
But still… How to get started? ➔ Promote: Decoupled Drupal Stacks ➔ We got some. ◆ https://next-drupal.org ◆ https://www.drupal.org/project/gatsby ◆ https://www.drupal.org/project/lupus_decoupled ◆ http://druxtjs.org
Idea: Decoupled Drupal Stacks (2/2) ➔ Make getting started with stacks easy: ◆ Leverage distribution recipes! ◆ Integrate with project browser ➔ Promote well-supported stacks ◆ Install-time selection of frontend stacks
Thank you! Your thoughts?
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