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Why Drupal 8? Why now? FEB/MAR 2015

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As of March 2015, when should you deploy Drupal 8? There are a very limited number of appropriate use cases and deployment circumstances right now. How can you know when Drupal 8 is ready for you and you ready for it? How do you have the conversation with a prospective client who wants Drupal 8, but whose project isn't right for it now? Don't forget Drupal 7 is stable, feature rich, and rapidly deployable *right now*. Examples of Drupal 8 sites and projects.

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Why Drupal 8? Why now? FEB/MAR 2015

  1. 1. Why Drupal 8? Why now?
  2. 2. PS - Drupal 7 is still awesome. Why Drupal 8? Why now?
  3. 3. Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Open Source Evangelist
 – Acquia •acquia.com/podcasts •jam@acquia.com •@horncologne
  4. 4. What is D8? And why should I care? Why is it important to me now and later?
  5. 5. Some features ● HTML5/responsive default frontend ● native web services/REST-first ● authoring experience ● incremental release cycle ● multilingual ● configuration management ● adoption of external components/communities ● simplification/unification of internal systems ● decoupled architecture
  6. 6. How do we know when we’re ready? When are we ready for D8? When is it ready for us?
  7. 7. Introduction Innovators “Tech Enthusiasts” Growth Early Adopters “Visionaries” Maturity Early Majority “Pragmatists” Decline Late Majority “Conservatives” Decline Laggards “Skeptics“ “I need an advantage” “I need safety” How do we know when we’re ready? (Chasm) (Now … … late 2016)
  8. 8. Drupal 7 is not legacy technology! Innovation Adoption Introduction Growth Maturity Renewal Decline
  9. 9. D7/D8 decision matrix *FEB/MAR 2015* Drupal 7 Public facing Rapid deployment Full feature set Mission critical User generated content Large, complex Established processes Secure, stable Build now, upgrade later - Ramp up training Drupal 8 Internal / R&D / Prototype Less urgent Can you do it w/ core? Experimental Brochure sites Small, simple Training, preparation Sandboxed, (stable) (Migrate in core!) Contribution, reputation In-house Symfony/PHP * http://webchick.net/critical-rundown-bogota * http://www.wunderkraut.com/blog/should-you-upgrade-to-drupal-7/2010-11-19 * https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/session/future-proof-your-drupal-7-site
  10. 10. Who is already on Drupal 8?
  11. 11. – Drupal.com
  12. 12. – Sommercable.com
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. – http://sgg-ssup.ch
  15. 15. – http://sgg-ssup.ch
  16. 16. – Lääkärikeskus Aava
  17. 17. ● D8 will deliver massive benefits ● Early D8 adopters can benefit now ● It’s time to prepare for D8 ● Drupal 7 is not legacy technology Recap: Feb/Mar 2015 • @horncologne • jam@acquia.com • acquia.com/podcasts • Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire
  18. 18. Recap: D8 *FEB/MAR 2015* 18 • @horncologne • jam@acquia.com • acquia.com/podcasts • Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire Drupal 8 • Internal / R&D / Prototype • Can you do it w/ core? • Brochure sites • Multilingual! • Integrations • Training, preparation • Contribution, reputation
  19. 19. Thank you. • Acquia Open Source Evangelist • Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire • acquia.com/podcasts • jam@acquia.com • @horncologne

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