The Composer dependency manager can sometimes be a little intimidating for new users - until you learn just a little bit about what is under the hood, then the full power of both this tool is fully revealed. In this half-day workshop, we'll learn the basics of Composer to manage a project's dependencies using hands-on examples. Once we know the basics, we'll take a look at a the "Drupal Composer Drupal Project" Composer template - a current best practice for managing Drupal 8 codebases. As time permits, additional Composer-related tips and tricks will be discussed and demonstrated.
- All students should be comfortable working on the (Linux-y) command line, including using commands such as: cd, ls, vi/pico/nano, chmod, and chown.
- Some experience with Git
- Composer installed
- PHP 7
- A copy of Drupal 8 does not need to be installed on your local machine.
About the Trainer:
Michael Anello (@ultimike) is co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida. Mike has been one of the main organizers of the Florida Drupal Users' Group and Florida DrupalCamps for over ten years, is a member of the Drupal Community Working Group, and also helps manage the Drupal Association's Community Cultivation Grants program.
Michael has been developing Drupal sites for over 12 years specializing in module development, theming, and general site-building with a strong focus on best practices and sustainable development. Michael is also the lead trainer and curriculum developer for DrupalEasy's intensive, 12-week Drupal Career Online.
He can be heard interviewing fellow Drupal community members, talking about current Drupal news, and highlighting new and upcoming modules on the twice-monthly DrupalEasy Podcast. He is an Acquia Certified Developer and a Drupal 8 core contributor as well as the author of "Professional Local Development with DDEV Explained".