DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: Security, Drupal 9, and Navigating the Changing Web Landscape

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Oct 30, 2019

Jess (xjm)
Acquia, United States

Drupal 8 core has made its way "off the island" by leveraging industry standards like semantic versioning, package management, third-party libraries, and other external tools. This shift brings a lot of benefits, but has also impacted how we manage release schedules, backwards compatibility, and security. Drupal isn't alone in experiencing these impacts; they affect many CMSes, frameworks, and individual applications. This session explores some of the impacts, including addressing some of the following questions

- What's different about Drupal 8?
- What will be different about Drupal 9?
- ...And what about Drupal 10?
- How do third-party libraries affect release schedules and security procedures?
- What are some of the risks and drawbacks for applications using package managers like Composer, npm, and yarn?
- How can those risks be mitigated?
- Can (or should) we head back to the island?

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.