As the owner of a small development shop, I deal one on one with all of my clients. Most of the time these are happy/pleasant exchanges. But then on occasion, (usually when I'm on vacation, in the middle of an 8 hour meeting, or somewhere that my access to the internet is severely hindered), I get an email/text/call from a client whose site is down. No matter which form of communication, these exchanges are always written with caps lock.
As a module maintainer working on porting my modules to Drupal 8, and being a self taught Drupal PHP developer (PSR what?), one of the biggest new things to deal with are namespaces.
When setting up this site, I first bug I ran into was that the “Number of posts on front page” setting was mysteriously missing. Additionally, so was the front page.
So I remembered hearing about the default “list” pages being replaced by views. After enabling the Views module, there it was, a view for the front page. Great!
Then knowing that I wanted to get this site listed on Drupal Planet, I would need to create a “Planet Specific” feed. One vocabulary and one taxonomy term later, Done.
So I decided last week that I was going to start blogging about my adventures with Drupal 8. I figured the best way to do that would be to build a site on Drupal 8 (albeit a simple blog).
Its not that I don’t like to write, or cant write; its just that I never thought of myself as a ‘teacher’. I regularly copy and paste error/debug messages into google to figure out what has broken. Stack Overflow is my friend, and api.drupal.org is my bible. I envy more seasoned developers that can quote api functions from memory.