Exported Configuration: Now vs Drupal 8 (CMI)
Everyone knows that managing configuration changes from dev to live is one of the great pain-points of Drupal. There are some techniques that work today with Drupal 7, and a whole new world awaiting us in Drupal 8 with the CMI initiative going into core.
This presentation will explore:
- Why exported config and dev/stage/live matter
- Existing tools for managing configuration in D6 and D7
- Pros and Cons of current techniques (complexity, flexibility, stability, etc)
- What we will be getting with D8 and CMI
There will also be time for Q&A.
Josh Koenig has built 100s of Drupal sites, including large-scale installation profile style sites which required a a dev/stage/live workflow.
David Strauss is a long-time Drupal developer, the maintainer of Pressflow, and the technical architect of the CMI initiative for Drupal 8.
Josh and David are both founders and builders of Pantheon, a "Drupal as a service" platform that supports a dev/stage/live workflow.