Coming right up: a great way to start getting familiar with Drupal 8.
With the official release of Drupal 8.0.0 on the horizon, "real world" Drupal 8 stories are becoming more valuable.
Now that the train is actually approaching the station, we all want to know what it will be like to get on.
Mediacurrent, a leading Drupal design firm, got their Drupal 8 ticket punched early. They partnered with Acquia to launch a Drupal 8 site for Manhattan Associates, a supply chain management software provider, back in August, 2015, when Drupal 8 was in beta. The site has been on the Drupal 8 frontier ever since.
So what has the experience been like?
A "real world Drupal 8" series from Mediacurrent and Acquia has been telling some backstories.
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In my last post, we discussed the advantages to getting a headstart on Drupal 8 before its official release.
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