As a support technical lead, the majority of support offerings are still in Drupal 7. With that said, your development practices do not have to lag behind those who get Drupal 8 OOP projects. I will give some neat tips about using XAutoload and composer for Drupal 7 to make developing Drupal 7 use the same muscles and continue to be fun. The Goals: Applying Xautoload Using Third Party Libraries Implementing Composer Template for Drupal Project This talk was given at Midcamp 2019 and featured on Pantheon's blog. See https://www.midcamp.org/2019/topic-proposal/make-drupal-7-development-fun-and-modern and https://pantheon.io/blog/allan-chappell-midcamp-and-modern-code-d7 A blog post to come Q4 of 2019.
Senior Support Lead @ Four Kitchens Good Ol' Country Boy Allan brings solid practical solutions to the table for any level of technical complexity. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems specializing in web development, and is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer and an Acquia Certified Developer. He specializes in DevOps, automated testing, automated code delivery, and continuous integration. Don’t be surprised if one day you catch him on his computer, developing a masterpiece, on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. Allan has spoken at several events including MidCamp, GovCon, and BAD Camp. He is a prestigious member of the North Texas Drupal User Group and has worked for Drupal based companies since 2012.