D8 Configuration workflow Notes

  1. D8 configuration is different, in that it is meant to capture the whole site from local>dev>stage>prod, instead of configuration changes captured in Features and encapsulated in individually importable modules, as in D7.
  2. That said, Features would still be employed for exporting a chunk o code / config for use in ANOTHER site, but once  the feature is imported, it all is a part of the site and managed though the core config management
  3. Configuration may be overridden on a particular environment through the $config array in a *.settings.php
  4. All feature/module default configurations are stored in YAML files that are dragged around as part of the config deployment.
  5. Config syncing (ie Stage>Prod) scenarios and solutions:
    1. Scenario 1: Configuration not managed at all.
    2. Scenario 2: Configuration sync directory in use, but sometimes configuration on the live site is edited: set up a local development instance, make and test your configuration changes there, export your configuration to files in your config sync directory, and finally use command-line tools like Git and Drush to deploy and import changes to the live site
    3. Scenario 3: Configuration changes are always made and tested on non-production instance(s) and then deployed to live: set up a strict workflow policy
    4. If you’re the one and only site admin and developer… learn how to use both GUI and command-line tools to manage and move your site’s configuration between instances.
    5. If you’re working on a team…

yay! one thing green

today, I learned about D8’s core multilingual settings, thought it seems odd to me to go to the /en-gb/node/id URL alias in order to get at the translation for content.

For multilingual, you’ll need to enable the Drupal 8 Core Region/ Language Translate modules.

Nonzero… month?

So, how successful has my non zero initiative been? Well I certainly haven’t been posting about it as is evident here. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had any nonzero days. I’ve spend some time working on a table, I can spend some time working on a game system with Bennett, I’ve had some ideas sketching, but but I haven’t done any learning of Jubal skills at practice and site building at all, since the last time I posted here. I think I do need to make a habit of doing so, and as I can dictatedictated by voice, as I am doing now, then I should be able to at least make some silver progress report I’m on my commute to and from work so there won’t be a complete communication blackout between myself and myself. As myself is the only one reading this. But as I was saying I just need to push myself to make myself better because I’m not doing it on my own,