After over four years in development, the day finally arrived. November 19, 2015; the day when Drupal 8 was released. Of course this was a very good reason to celebrate. So all of our three locations, Zürich, Austin, and Cape Town joined the global community with hundreds of Drupalistas in cities around the world for the global Drupal 8 Release Party!
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After the launch of Drupal 8 on November 19, 2015 we launched our first Drupal 8 business website, the Swisscom Interact Developer Hub platform in the morning of the next day. It's the first business website launch on Drupal 8.0.0 in Switzerland. Check it out!
The final release for Drupal 8 is just around the corner - for some it might feel way too early to think about using Drupal 8 to actually build sites, others already do so. It’s never too late to get started and here is how we approach figuring out, what we can already achieve for our clients with Dupal8.
After the beta version and the release candidate 1 it is time for the real deal! Drupal 8 is coming and it’s coming soon; on November 19, 2015.
Now that the Release Candidate is about a few weeks old, it is time for everyone to start thinking of using D8 for more than playing around with it. At Amazee Labs we started with our own website about 2 years ago. We built, among others, gottardo2016.ch on beta10, MBA of University of St. Gallen on beta11 and Social Media Gipfel on beta15. Since the RC1 release we started two new projects and over the last year, we have gained a lot of experience with all the aspects of Drupal 8 websites.
Around one year ago I explained our usage of Elasticsearch. A year is a lot of time in the field of software industry. This also means, that our beloved setup needs to evolve over time.
DrupalCon is not only about sessions, though they are a big part of the conference. Up to 10 presentations at the same time ensure, that there is quality content for any audience. At the same time, many things happen alongside of the sessions.
Some of the side activities might be really familiar to anyone who has attended a Drupal event; some might be hidden gems that I would definitely recommend checking out.
Drupal is all about the people behind the great software we are using. Let's find out together what happens during DrupalCon.
Thursday started well, as I was past the stress of giving a talk in front of a room full of people. I barely made it to the keynote, but got there just in time to see the two community keynotes, by David Rozas and Mike Bell.