Drupal 8 and Relativity: Building a web ecosystem (Part 4) - Broward Drupal Meeting Minutes - August 9, 2017

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This month Jay Epstein (https://twitter.com/jeppy64 http://jay-epstein.com/) covered the fourth part of "Drupal 8 and Relativity: Building a web ecosystem." With the new Drupal 8 offerings the game has changed for the better and continues to get more powerful with each major release. We need to explore the bigger picture. In Part 4 at our August 2017 meetup, Jay had discussed the following topics:

In Part 1, he discussed the following topics:
• The definitions of an ecosystem and the required DNA
• The two-sided logic of a main menu builder and master content type
• How to define proper entity relation structure
• The importance of flattest possible Information Architecture
• The Relativity Vertical Master and the spin up version
• The concept of Features for consistent spin up and edge case development

In Part 2, he discussed the following topics:
• Mastering Drupal core as a site builder
• Fields, references, and multi-tier data relationships
• UI elegance and utilizing field states for logical thought input
• Name spaces and indexing
• Initial Views with multi-tier relationships
• Intro to Configuration management

In Part 3, he discussed the following topics:
• Review of fields we created
• Form and Display view modes
• Review of content types we created
• Base table Views
• Views relationships for base table and related table data visibility
• Contextual filters for parent node filtering
• Twig tokens in Views
• Views presets and overriding defaults
• Views query render and display statistics

In Part 4, he went on to discuss the following topics:
• Block visibility groups and reaction displays
• Continue data modeling and ui control lessons
• Static page build outs with child node management
• Static page View blocks with Visibility Groups and reactions
• Finish up the Event content type modeling, Views blocks and Visibility Groups

The slides of Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1r9ycNFgusN9bubA3MpqFbOzEy87fq6M1...

We also discussed a future project that all of us will be building together.

We had two remote users and twelve in person.

To keep up with the Broward Drupal meetup group, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/browarddrupal or go to our website: http://BrowardDrupal.org

-- Hector


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