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​Drupal Trends from DrupalCon Vienna 2017

Hello, Drupal Community! Here we highlight key Drupal technological insights gained during the DrupalCon Vienna 2017.

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Richest Core Ever

Drupal Core has never been so rich [not reach] as it will become in 8.5!

First of all, the media library will finally be in core:

With the power of the upcoming layout builder, the Drupal 8.5 release can change the way we use Drupal completely:

Furthermore, we will see workspaces in core:

Follow our blog for updates -- we will recap what has changed between 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, what will happen in 8.4 and what will be part of 8.5:

Pure Atomic Drupal

The fractal component library can now be used with Twig, enabling the transparent integration with Drupal 8:

It will be possible to use UI Patterns module to expose Fractal-managed components into Drupal:

And use the bricks module for building components together into organism-like structures:

We even did a quick sprint to make sure UI patterns + bricks work well together:

To easily bring all these component-driven features into Drupal we started Atomic -- Drupal distribution baked by Atomic Design [and an initiative with the same name]:

By the way, we kicked-off the Atomic initiative last week:

Drupal as Content Storage

Everybody talks about decoupling, headless CMS and so on. But now we have real community-driven feasibility behind this -- meet Contenta CMS:

Rise of Drupal Europe

Everything is changing, not just Drupal core. The European Drupal community is about to introduce the DrupalCon-sized but not DrupalCon-format event next year:


But wait. The DrupalCon is not just a tech conference -- it’s all about people and friends from all other the world:

Yes, good achievements! But a conference is also a good time to build up the team:

By the way -- we are hiring!


And last but not least, what we learned from DrupalCon -- beware of the Druplicon falling from the sky:

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