With over 200 new improvements and features, the world’s favorite Content Management Systems is even getting better. Yeah!! you have heard it right, Drupal comes up with its greatest release, i.e Drupal 8 which has something new for everyone, be it a developer, designer, content writer, site admin or just anyone. Drupal 8 is more than just a collection of features that can be used to achieve digital success. The release of the updated version prepares developer to start testing some of the great new features of Drupal 8 mentioned below.
Big Pipe is a browser rendering system designed by Facebook. It allows developers to break web pages up into logical blocks of content, called Pagelets. Incorporating the big pipe system into Drupal 8 allows for faster page loads which in turn maintains a high level of user engagement. Using BigPipe, you can significantly get fast loading sites without any technical investment. There is zero configuration needed.
Big Pipe module speeds up the website speed by decomposing web pages into small chunks and then pipeline them through several execution stages inside web server or browser. The overall process does not require changing existing web server.
Twig is a template framework and is a direct replacement for PHPTemplate. It comes with a twig debug mode to see which template is being used to render a particular section of content on your website.
Views is one of the most used features used in almost every Drupal site. Bringing views into Drupal core is now a strategic decision. Having views in core offer advantages in terms of consistency, learnability, stability, release cycle and so on. The module has been leveraged to power most of the default lists and blocks. In Drupal 8 Views, everything is managed with the help of plugins and fields the exception. If you need to create a custom field, you must generate a custom view plugin field.
View enables sections to be made from data based on certain criteria and then output selections in several ways as lists, slideshows, banners, RSS feeds and so on.
Drupal 8 now comes with semantic versioning conventions. The semantically structured data not only improves user experience and online visibility but also validates content input into fields by recognizing their structure as phone numbers and email addresses.
As a benefit of semantic versioning, dependency management between required Drupal core and module gets a whole lot simpler.
In Drupal 7, users struggled to set up an effective system of moving from development to live sites. The configuration management system in Drupal 8 is designed to make the task pretty much simpler. Configuration settings can now be stored in files rather than in the database. With this feature, the process of importing and exporting site configuration becomes almost effortless. This system is quite flexible to work on multiple workflows.
While Drupal is a compelling solution for facilitating rapid application development, it comes with a clear understanding of business objectives to be adopted by the developers for an efficient web hosting experience. This means you should always be prepared with a competent Drupal web development team to experiment with your own solutions while exploring this exciting new architectural paradigm. Additionally, you need to rely on your framework’s method for availing the benefits of user experience.
With all the features above, we expect to design a large scale Drupal web project with responsive and future-proof features. Drupal 8 has taken a huge step ahead in the direction of the web development by creating websites that are powerful and take less time to be launched.