Chris Pliakas: "Accelerate Drupal Development By Getting Off The Island"
As Drupal 8 development marches forward, it is clear that the community is looking beyond its borders by integrating non-Drupal projects into core. However the current Drupal landscape, including Drupal 8, makes it difficult for module developers to benefit from third-party code in the same way that Drupal 8 core does. This presentation takes a practical look at the tools and techniques that module developers can use regardless of the Drupal version being used in order to accelerate development by leveraging code in the larger PHP ecosystem.
Chris is an Engineering Manager at Acquia and the Technical Product Owner of Acquia Search and Acquia's Commerce practice. His is passionate about solving real-world business problems with technology and is an active open source contributor.
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