Field API is dead. Long live Entity Field API!

It is now a well known fact that the forthcoming Drupal 8 release brings massive API changes. Field API was not left behind - it was in fact almost completely rewritten. This session will present the major improvements to the way you will work and code with entities and fields in D8, that will make you wish you never have to work on a D7 site again.

  • New field types shipped in core
  • Better DX for working with field values in entities
  • Unification of "base" fields (node title...) and "configurable fields"
  • Integration with the configuration system ("CMI") for easier deployability
  • Everything as plugin classes: field types, widgets, formatters
  • and more...

Whether you're a coder or site builder, fields are one of the essential pieces of your Drupal site, so everyone is more than welcome to join !

Note: this is an updated version of the presentation made in DrupalCon Portland, DrupalCamp Vienna and DrupalDevDays Szeged- a *lot* has changed since then and we are now in the final state of the whole Entity Field API conversion in Drupal 8.

Schedule info
Coding and Development
Experience level: 
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 8.x
Time slot: 
Thursday · 14:15-15:15
Emerald · Acquia


federiko_’s picture

Really interesting session, may be the best that I saw during that conference. Very clear presentation of the features integrated into the entity field API.
This session should be watched by every drupa developer who want to dive into drupal 8.