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With Drupal 8 now in Beta (as of this blog post), it’s time to start digging in and getting familiar with the new structure. As a way to start teaching myself D8, I decided to convert a pretty simple module I created in D7 into a D8 module and I was surprised at how many basic D8 concepts it touched on. I wanted to share my work with everyone so that we can all get up to speed together.

Shameless self-promotion: I will be on the PHP Roundtable podcast February 22nd!  The show will cover GitHub, contributing to open source, and other related topics.  You can watch live or view the post-show recording on YouTube. 

Anyway, here’s this week’s roundup:


Today’s best websites are robust and responsive environments that empower end-users to fulfill their needs easier and more quickly than ever before. Nonprofit publications can harness the power of content management systems (CMSs) to get their content online and in the hands of interested readers worldwide.


Colin O’Dell is a Lead Web Developer with Unleashed Technologies and has been with us since 2008. Colin has been developing websites since high school and he is a Magento Certified Developer. He recently sat down with us to discuss topics ranging from the Apple II-e to Symfony2.


Chris Ewing is a Senior Web and Media Account Executive with Unleashed Technologies and has been with us since September 2014. Chris is a video post-production expert and has earned Business Degrees from Towson University. He recently sat down with us to discuss topics ranging from eBusiness to Web Design.


Bringing print content online is no longer the laborious challenge it once was before Web 2.0. This is because today’s websites are more powerful than they have ever been, but, with that power comes greater expectations. Today’s website visitors expect easy content access from publishers they visit online regardless of access method or connectivity. In order to accomplish this several web development pieces need to be utilized.