Upgrade YOUR module to Drupal 8

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Drupal 8 is in API freeze and headed for its first beta. Now is the time to start upgrading contributed modules so that they're ready the day 8.0 is released. We'll begin with a quick overview of how to start the module upgrade process, and provide some brief information about new Drupal 8 APIs, including:

Configuring Drupal 8 - a developer's guide to the configuration system

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Drupal 8 has a new configuration management system. This session will cover how to use from an coding perspective and will be heavy on code samples!

Drupal 8 Field API - fields reborn

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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.

The Search API in Drupal 8

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Since the release of Drupal 7, the Search API module (along with its numerous extensions) has been providing a new, flexible way of creating searches in Drupal. It was considered as a model for core search in Drupal 8 at some point and is now used on Drupal.org for issue queue searches. However, as it was designed almost from scratch for Drupal 7, numerous shortcomings were identified in its architecture since its creation.