With the release of Drupal 8, for the very first time in its history, Drupal core will support upgrading directly from the end-of-life version (Drupal 6) to the very latest release (Drupal 8).
Part I: Background
- Shortcomings of Update.php
- Benefits of the new approach
Part II: Demonstrations
- A brief discussion of Drupal 8 changes from the site-builder perspective
- A demonstration of core-supplied migrations in action: where your data begins and where it ends up
- An overview of Migrate API internals: how your data gets from the source to the destination
Part III: A "State of the Module" address
Although Migrate API is not a beta-blocker, the API is expected to be stable by March 31. In the final segment of this session, get an overview of the project
- what's working
- what straightforward work remains to be done
- what sticky decisions are still outstanding
- where you follow along
- how you can help
In the second session, you'll have the chance to try your hand at running a migration yourself - See Migrate in Drupal 8: Let's Do This Thing for details. The sessions compliment each other, and you can attend either one individually, as well.
Melissa has worked with Drupal over 8 years as a site builder and trainer with a passion for quality assurance and user experience. She has been an active community member, coordinating the team that migrated Drupal.org from CVS to Git, the Portland User Group, and most recently, the IMP initiative aka Migrate in Core.