8 March 2017

Decoupled Demystified: The Present and Future of Drupal’s Web Services

By Preston So

A look at the progress with Decoupled Drupal and the possibilities of Drupal's web service APIs.

It’s been a little over a year since Drupal 8 was released with RESTful web services available out of the box, but that doesn’t mean that our community hasn’t kept pace with unprecedented progress in the landscape around us. Since November 2015, we’ve released two new minor versions of Drupal 8, each with exciting new features in the core REST API, thanks to the indefatigable team comprising the API-first initiative. 

Nonetheless, changes are occurring simultaneously in the wider API landscape which are challenging our perceptions and, accordingly, our approaches. Alternatives to our core REST implementation such as JSON API and GraphQL are quickly gaining steam in the front-end world.

Join the webinar as we delve into what’s changed since the release of Drupal 8 in core web services, how core and Drupal’s wider web services ecosystem will evolve in coming minor versions, and how the API-first initiative is anticipating further evolution in our fast-moving surroundings. 

Take a look at Preston's complete presentation.


What's in it for You? 

  • Learn about the changes in web services since Drupal 8’s release in 2015 

  • Understand how the wider context of web services has shifted around us, and how we are working to ensure Drupal remains at the forefront of API-first content management 

  • Learn how to work with web services solutions in the newest iterations of Drupal 8 

  • Know how the upcoming releases of Drupal will evolve to ensure Drupal’s web services success 

Preston So
About Preston So

Preston So has been a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, and a Drupal developer since 2007. As Development Manager of Acquia Labs, the innovation lab featured in international press such as VentureBeat and ZDNet, Preston leads new open-source and research initiatives at Acquia. Previously, he managed the Entertainment Weekly website, led its development team at Time Inc., co-founded the Southern Colorado Drupal User Group (est. 2008), and operated an award-winning web and print design studio. Preston has presented keynotes at conferences on three continents and in multiple languages, including Portuguese. He speaks around the world about diverse topics such as decoupled Drupal, responsive design, front-end development, and user experience.