Intermediate

JavaScript: Beyond the Drupal Way

You may know how to JavaScript The Drupal Way, but do you know how to write clean, maintainable scripts using some of the latest techniques available to JavaScript developers?

This session will cover how and when to use several key design patterns in JavaScript. Familiarity with IIFEs and Drupal behaviors is expected and won't be covered in this session. (These will be covered in JavaScript: The Drupal Way.)

JavaScript: The Drupal Way

Drupal has its own, special way of working with JavaScript—and it's often misunderstood by both front- and back-end Drupal developers. Those misunderstandings lead to all manner of bugs, unintentional side effects, and scripts that are difficult to maintain. Worse still, there isn't much good documentation out there describing how to write good JavaScript for Drupal.

Collaborative Content Management with Migrate

As programmers we know to keep our code DRY and as Drupal developers we use tools like git to collaborate on a single codebase and easily track revisions. Keeping information in one place isn't just a best practice, it's fundamental to working on a team and knowing the current state of a project. When it comes time to be site builders, however, we sometimes lose track of these good practices and get overwhelmed with contradictory site maps, countless revisions of content docs, and scattered information about what actually goes into the content management systems we craft.

Bliss and Enlightment: Automated testing with Behat

Seldom in the english language do two words combine to express hope, optimism, enlightenment, joy, and bliss in quite the same way that the words Quality Assurance do.

No? That string of adjectives isn't what you think of when you think of quality assurance?

Come and gain enlightenment. See for yourself how using behat to create and run automated tests can lead your projects and development team into a state of complete and utter bliss.

Let's break in to Drupal: Security, from a hacker's perspective

Making Drupal secure is so boring. Let's talk about breaking into Drupal. This session will look at code and configuration vulnerabilities from the perspective of a hacker. We'll review common misconfigurations and several vulnerabilities in Drupal 7 from the past few years to see how an attacker could leverage them to break into a Drupal site.

What does that mean? It means we'll see each of these vulnerabilities at play:

Understanding XHProf: Pinpointing Why Your Site is Slow and How to Fix it

Stop guessing about why your site isn't meeting performance goals. XHProf is the tool that can tell you precisely where time is spent generating a page so that you can focus on surgically targeted fixes rather than taking shots in the dark. But how should you navigate its complex UI and turn that pile of data into actionable recommendations to improve site performance?
This session demystifies XHProf with a mix of conceptual grounding and hands-on exploration.

This session will cover:

Drupal 8 for Drupalistas

Are you a site builder, themer, or backend developer who is comfortable with Drupal 7 (or 6) and worried about gearing up for Drupal 8? Want a headstart? I'll show you how to dive into Drupal 8 and learn what you need to know.

This session is a synopsis of Amazee Lab's day long training which sold out at DrupalCon Austin and will be offered in Amsterdam. You'll learn what's changed, which areas to dive into, and how to prepare for building sites in D8.

Securing Customer Credit Card Data

Drupal Commerce, Ubercart, Recurly: downloading and installing one of these community supported modules makes it easy to add a shopping cart to any Drupal site (large or small) and start processing credit card transactions. Unfortunately, insufficient security measures can make it relatively easy to steal this credit card data, which opens the door to significant financial liabilities and PR challenges for the site owner.

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