One of the goals I am working on is learning how to write tests for Drupal. I have been collecting resources on how to do so, and I thought others might find these resources useful too.
What do you think about Drupal’s theme system? What’s your preferred way to change the appearance of a Drupal site? As with many things, that depends.
Your background and skills are going to have a big impact on what you need out of a system that helps change the way a Drupal site looks. What works well for me might not work well for you.
Drupal 8 offers big improvements to the front-end development experience. Twig improves working with markup; requiring libraries to declare dependencies allows us to deliver only necessary CSS and JS; and there are now two flavors of markup in core, provided by Classy and Stable. Yet we can still do more to improve front-end development with Drupal. At MidCamp in Chicago, a number of people who work with Drupal discussed some big potential improvements we could work towards, including:
Drew power walked down the gravel path, fists pumping back and forth. A cloud of birds burst from a nearby bush, scattering in all directions. Eyes widening, Drew skidded to a halt. Stiff arms pressed down, dug into hips. Short, tattered breaths settled into a long sigh and a groan.
“You spooked them.”
Drew glanced to the side. There sat a world-weary figure, perched on a bench, eyes glinting with mirth. “Didn’t mean to spook them, just trying to get where I need to go.”
Tonight I watched the Big Short for the second time. I highly recommend it to anyone. It does a remarkable job explaining some pretty complex financial topics in a way that is clear and understandable. If you want to understand why the economy collapsed in 2008, watch this movie.
The director typically does comedies, and that worked out really well, because it's a very enjoyable movie. Great acting, great dialogue. I've read the book twice, and the movie is very true to it. (The book's well worth a read too.)