Drulenium - Visual Regression Testing and Drupal

Ever wondered why your website breaks each time you add a new feature? Want to automate testing on your site? don't know coding? No Problem! Drulenium to your rescue!!

Drupal + Selenium = Drulenium

What is Visual Regression Testing?

Markup the Drupal 8 way

Drupal 8 uses Twig as its default templating engine. This has generated a lot of excitement but Twig isn't the only thing that has changed in the Drupal 8 Theme System - Twig has been a tool that has allowed us to make many other changes.

In this presentation I will give an overview of how markup should be printed in Drupal 8. I will also walk through some of the changes that have made outputting markup more complex and how to cope with them.

Topics in this session includes:

Managing Other Services with Drupal

One of Drupal's great strengths is creating good user interfaces on the web.  FAPI makes creating forms trivial.  The theming layer provides a consistent look and feel across the site while allowing for custom skinning of any page.

Creating a Custom Drupal Theme in 40 minutes

Can a custom Drupal 8 Theme be created in 40 minutes? It would be foolhardy to try in front of an audience. That's why it must be done. The results might not be pretty but we're going to create a theme from start to finish. In the process you'll get to see all the components that make up a theme and get acquainted with tools that get the job done.

Drupal 8 Layout without Panels or Context

In Drupal 7, for all but the most simple sites it seemed like no one used the core Block system. If you wanted to manage any kind of complicated layout you probably used Panels or the Context module.

Luckily for Drupal 8 the Block system has been vastly improved by a few key features:

Layouts, not Templates : Make every page your own with Panelizer

Traditional web site building relies on the idea of a template.  A fixed structure for a page.  A good example is a "landing page template".

A common conversation between a client and a designer/developer will be "you have a home page template, a landing page template, and two interior templates to chose from..."  

Meaning you have 3 layouts for the entirety of your site...

Examples are countless, and all of them are stories in frustration, and cement shoes.

Life on Purpose


The session will illuminate how our conscious choices impact ourselves, our future, and those around us. We will begin by discussing leadership, the current and future world of work, and the importance of living a life of purpose.

SSL Authentication for Your Users

SSL certificates are critical to web sites.  We all use them in even the smallest of sites.  They provide users with confidence that their data will be protected in transit and that the site they are sending their data is the one they expect it to be.

But SSL certificates aren't only for websites.  Users can use SSL certs to log into a site without sending a username or password.

Decoupled Drupal and the Front End

Decoupled content management has been taking the front-end world by storm recently as developers seek new ways to leverage battle-tested back ends alongside more flexible, extensible front ends. The JavaScript renaissance firmly envisages a future where single-page apps with ever-quickening advances can integrate seamlessly with "headless" back ends such as Drupal -- by bypassing the theme layer altogether.


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