Navigating the Dark Arts of Configuration Management

There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this session. As such, there are few who appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is configuration management. However, for those select few who possess the predisposition, this session will teach you how to bewitch the code and ensnare the configuration. This session will tell you how to bottle updates, brew features, and even put a stopper in update errors. Then again, maybe some of you have come to BADCamp in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel confident enough to not pay attention!

Implementing a workflow can be elusive and oftentimes becomes a timesink of issues.  In this session we will go over key concepts, common pitfalls like the UUID mismatch, content vs configuration, and tips and tricks.

Topics will include:

  • Using the Drupal UI    
  • Using drush and touch the key config commands
  • Defining directories in settings.php
  • Using Configuration Split
  • Environment and site specific configuration setups
  • Different types of workflow
  • Configuration management in Drupal can be complex and some topics are technical,but the goal is to remain friendly for beginners while providing a nice refresher and good “lessons learned” and “gotchas” for experienced developers. No coding or programming knowledge is required. However, you’ll probably pick up a thing or to on drush.

Configuration management in Drupal can be complex and some topics are technical, but the goal is to remain friendly for beginners while providing a nice refresher and good “lessons learned” and “gotchas” for experienced developers. No coding or programming knowledge is required. However, you’ll probably pick up a thing or to on drush.

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