July 12, 2021

A word of appreciation for Group’s sponsors

Group module release 8.x-1.4
August 27, 2021

Improving Group (and core) with a modular handler system

Entity types in core come with what is known as handlers: Various smaller classes that carry out a specific task for the entity type. Group copied this system for its own plugins, but quickly found out that there are severe extensibility limitations to how core deals with handler declarations.

December 15, 2020

How did DrupalCon Europe 2020 compare to an in-person event?

As many of you know, DrupalCon Barcelona 2020 became DrupalCon Europe because of CoViD-19, turning what was supposed to be Europe’s annual Drupal get-together into a remote experience. Right off the bat I want to state that the effort that went into organizing this was stellar and the result truly showed.

August 20, 2020

Group is finally released. A look on the past and the future

After having worked on the Drupal 8 version for almost 5 years, the Group module has finally got its 8.x-1.0 release. I am personally very proud of this major milestone and am not even a little bit disappointed it took me longer than Drupal 8’s lifecycle to build. 

June 22, 2020

Drupal CMS 9 feels like home

It’s been a few years now, but I still remember the first time I saw a freshly installed Drupal 7 after being familiar with version 6. Or after I installed Drupal 8 for the first time and a “Woooow” went through my mind. Everything seemed familiar and yet new. But it’s exactly this wow effect that’s missing when upgrading from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9. And that’s a good thing.

February 11, 2022

Defining bundle fields in code

Fields in Drupal 9 can be defined in code, or they can be defined in configuration. Both techniques have their uses and advantages. Typically code fields apply to all bundles of the entity type, as so-called base fields, while config fields apply only to a single bundle.