A Survey of Emerging Technologies That Complement Drupal

A Survey of Emerging Technologies That Complement Drupal

This presentation is a high-level survey of emerging technologies that complement Drupal. Drupal can do a lot of things well, but, Drupal is also capable of working with best of breed tools thanks to its robust framework and vast set of contributed modules. We explore how this integration occurs for some promising technologies.

 

We have selected new and popular technologies that solve impactful problems commonly found when creating Drupal implementations. We describe why each technology should be considered. We share the separation of responsibilities between the technologies and Drupal with a focus on circumstances in which the technology should be adopted. And, finally, we present potential approaches for solutions that leverage both Drupal and the emerging technology in a complementary manner.

 

The emerging technologies we will explore are:

  1. Hubspot and marketing automation/CRM

  2. ElasticSearch and search/log management/visualization

  3. Cypress.io and modern JavaScript testing

  4. GraphQL/Schemata and decoupled web services

  5. Pattern Lab and design systems

  6. Gatsby.JS and static site generation

 

Attendees can expect to learn high-level capabilities of the emerging technologies and ideas on how to use them in concert with Drupal. This talk would be ideal for architects, business analysts, or systems integrators passionate about understanding Drupal’s place within a larger enterprise of tools.

 
Other Events this was Presented at: 

Florida Camp 2019, DrupalCon 2019

Speaker(s): 
nerdstein
About the Speaker(s): 

Over the last four years, I have given various presentations at many Drupal events in the United States and several events multiple times. I have been fortunate to provide the keynote for several of those events, including Drupal GovCon, Drupal Asheville, Drupal Colorado, and Drupal Camp St Louis. I have been featured at Florida Drupal Camp, Drupal Asheville, MidCamp, and others. I have given international talks at Drupal North and Drupal Camp Costa Rica. I have presented remotely at Drupal Europe, Stanford Drupal Camp, Drupal 8 Day, and at the DC Drupal Meetup. Topics vary from Drupal 8 development, contribution, technical leadership, security, DevOps, design systems, community, agile, and more.

 

Here are links to some talks, including recordings:

  1. Better Together: Impact Through Contribution (GovCon keynote)

  2. The Unintentional Findings of a Honey Badger (Asheville keynote)

  3. Restoring Our Lost Imagination (Colorado keynote)  

  4. Security in Practice: Tools and Techniques (Florida featured talk)

My Journey to Understanding Technical Leadership (New Jersey / MidCamp talks)

Session Tags: 
Off the Island
Experience level: 
Everyone