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Free Hands-On Drupal 8 Lessons

There is a lot of new ground to cover in Drupal 8, especially for developers. For those of you who are already familiar with developing in Drupal 7, these free Drupal 8 Activity Cards will help you with the leap. The cards were created by Tanay Sai and his study group while they bootstrapped themselves on the new code. They’ve done an awesome job covering the main topics you’ll need to know for the switch from Drupal 7 to 8. Each card is a lesson on a new development topic and altogether they cover 21 days of lessons.

Release Day: JavaScript in Drupal 8

We're happy to announce the addition of several JavaScript-related tutorials to our Drupal 8 Theming guide. These tutorials, along with our other tutorials on defining defining and attaching asset libraries will help you understand Drupal's JavaScript API and help you make sure your custom code follows the established best practices.

Learn Views in Drupal 8

One of the big changes in Drupal 8 is that Views, the most popular contributed module in Drupal 7, is now included as part of core. Learning Views is a key component of learning to build Drupal sites. Aside from having this tool built in core now, the beauty of this new feature is that it is almost identical to Views in Drupal 7. You can get started site-building with Views in Drupal 8 without waiting for any fancy version-specific instructions.

Release Day: Drupal 8 Migration Guide, Part 1

This week we're starting a whole new guide covering Drupal 8 migrations. We'll look at what migrations are, how they work, planning for a migration, the contributed module ecosystem, and performing a Drupal-to-Drupal migration.

Dig into Drupal 8 at DrupalCon

DrupalCon is almost here and it’s time to start filling out your schedule. There’s a lot to do and see (not to mention eating lots of great New Orleans food!), so we definitely recommend having at least a rough game plan for how to use your time. Here’s a look at things you should be considering, especially if you are looking to take away a lot of Drupal 8 knowledge.

Release Day: Theme Settings and Clear Drupal's Cache

This week we have a fresh batch of tutorials that cover how to configure Drupal 8 theme settings, how to add a screenshot to your theme, and several methods for how to clear Drupal's cache.

Custom Drupal-to-Drupal Migrations with Migrate Tools

Drupal 8.1 now provides a user interface (UI) for conducting a Drupal-to-Drupal migration. Since there is no direct upgrade path for Drupal 6 or 7 to 8, you should become familiar with the migrate system in Drupal, as it will allow you to migrate your content from previous versions to Drupal 8.

Release Day: Explore JavaScript Libraries in Drupal Core

Today I'm happy to say we've added three more tutorial to our theme guide that expand on JavaScript Libraries in Drupal. We now have tutorials that provide some orientation and basic exposure to Modernizr.js, Underscore.js, and Backbone.js and how to use them in a theme or module.

Release Day: Theme Hook Suggestions

We just added 2 new tutorials about Theme Hook Suggestions! First learn the concept behind this topic in our tutorial Discover Existing Theme Hook Suggestions. Then learn how to add them in our tutorial Add New Theme Hook Suggestions.

Release Day: Our Drupal 8 Theming Guide

Today, we're super excited to publish our Drupal 8 Theming guide, a collection of tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know to create amazing Drupal 8 themes. We've put hundreds of hours into researching, digesting and understanding the Drupal 8 theme system. We've poured over the existing documentation and helped to update it whenever we could. We've read the code that makes it all possible, we've dissected core and contributed themes, and talked with front-end developers at Lullabot about their experiences, in order to learn about best practices and unique challenges. And then we boiled it all down into the ultimate Drupal 8 theming guide.

Get Notified about Drupal 8 Topic Tutorials

In 2015, we released a series called What's New In Drupal 8, which gives an overview of the different things that have changed in the upcoming version of Drupal. We've added a "Notify me" button to these particular lessons so members can get added to a notification list for that topic.

Speak HTTP with Drupal::httpClient

With the release of Drupal 8 comes a new way of making web requests, available via the Drupal::httpClient. This is simply a wrapper for the wonderful Guzzle HTTP Client. In this post, we'll take a look at how we can use the Drupal::httpClient class for making HTTP requests in a module.