Our team in a variety of countries share ideas, experiences, advice, news and more in their blogs…
So you’re running a Drupal 6 site, and everybody’s talking about how great Drupal 8 must be once it’s ready. Do you have to go to Drupal 7 or make the big leap to Drupal 8?
Drupal has been around for more than 10 years and while we've seen more and more organizations migrate to Drupal, there is also a increasing number of organisations that are running Drupal websites in the whole world and in extension in Belgium (the birth place of Drupal). A few years ago most of the requests started with : "Dear Wunderkraut, we want to build a new website and ... " - nowadays we are addressed as "Dear Wunderkraut, we have x websites in Drupal and are very happy with that, but we are now looking for a reliable partner to support & host ... ". This blogpost tells the story of how we came to be that reliable partner.
- We are participating in a big and interesting tender process at the moment. The Request for Proposal asked us to either offer a fixed-price project or bind the project costs to a target price which adjusts according to actual costs incurred.The target price works as follows: Parties agree on a target price - for example 100 beans. If the project finishes early with 80 beans, the vendor gets a 50% bonus from the part they helped save. 10 beans for nothing!
With the overhaul of many API's in Drupal 8, one of the new kids on the block is the configuration system with its integration with the entity API. This means that we can now define configuration entities (that work much like the regular content entities) for the purpose of managing more complex configuration. For example, a View is a configuration entity and so is a field or an image style.
Half a year ago I wrote a blog post about various stumble blocks I had run into in my first year as a Drupal developer. I called them gotchas because they were not necessarily bugs - they might just be Drupal’s way of doing things which may confuse people new to or experienced with Drupal. Sometimes they are annoyances - they could be called paper cuts too. The post got some attention - which was great because people started sending me tips about things they ran into. Now there is time for a new round!