If you're using Drupal, Views is the toolbox of choice for creating lists. You'll find filters, sort criteria, pager options, contextual filters, data relationships and more to help you create dynamic lists for your Drupal site.
If you look at content-rich websites, what do you see? Upcoming events. The latest news. Today's TV listings. Movies by genre. A calendar. Image slider. Top ten fiction for young adults. Lists of all kinds are everywhere on the web.
Learning Views is an essential milestone for Drupal site builders and developers of all skill levels. Once you dive in to the tutorials in this guide, you'll quickly see how mastering Views will make enable you to build amazing things with Drupal.
The user interface of Views in Drupal 8 is much the same as it was in Drupal 7. So you can utilize the tutorials for Views in Drupal 7 even if you are using Drupal 8. The exception is the Coding for Views for Drupal 7 tutorials, which utilize Drupal 7's API, which has changed to an object-oriented framework in Drupal 8.