Git-Flow & disposable testing sites

This session will demonstrate how easily you can create Drupal 7 & 8 testing sites from any git-flow branch... even feature branches.

This is particularly useful for testing where you need to create a site for each feature branch, see if your fixes are working, share/show the features working to your clients, and then merge your changes into Development branch.

We'll also demonstrate how these sites can be automatically updated when particular git-flow branches are updated.

"Roll your own" AWS cluster

Roll your own Drupal 7 & 8 clusters on AWS.

Save thousands of dollars on hosting by running your own clusters on the same infrastructure used by Pantheon, Acquia and RightScale.

Learn how to deploy your own Drupal 7 & 8 sites to high-performance, multi-server, scalable, fault-tolerant clusters on AWS. We'll demonstrate how the cluster automatically grows and shrinks based on site load.

We'll see how easily you can fine-tune your clusters for your specific needs using AWS tools.

Drupal 8 Plugin Deep Dive

Drupal 8 has introduced a number of new (to Drupalists) technologies, but embedded in this mix are a handful of Drupal-centric innovations. Amongst the first of these to be introduced to Drupal 8 was the Plugin system. The Plugin system is a far reaching PHP Component that has largely replaced the old hook_info/alter pattern within Drupal and can be used outside of Drupal as well.

Attacking Drupal

Drupal is a very popular content management system that has been widely adopted by government agencies, major businesses, social networks, and more -- underscoring why understanding how Drupal works and properly securing these applications is of the utmost importance.