The Future of Commerce on Drupal 8 (and beyond)

Session Speaker(s): 
rszrama
Saturday, November 8 2014
Room: START
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Drupal Commerce was developed from the ground up on Drupal 7, both benefiting from and contributing to the development of the Entity API, Views, and Rules modules. It redefined what Drupal can do in the eCommerce space, empowering businesses to sell physical products, event registrations, reservations, and digital products. Its ecosystem of contributed modules supports recurring billing with all of its complexities in addition to complex tax, multilingual, multi-currency, and omnichannel configurations. Moving forward to Drupal 8, we're reevaluating our feature set and architecture to make Commerce easier to use and to develop for. Starting with sprints at DrupalCon Austin and in Paris the first week of July, we began developing a generic set of libraries solving currency formatting, pricing, and address management to share with the rest of the PHP community. These libraries are then used by our Drupal 8 modules along with a fresh implementation of the various entity types and subsystems that make up the Drupal Commerce framework. In this session, you will learn about:

  • The generic PHP libraries we are developing for handling currencies, price calculation and formatting, and address form building and formatting and our efforts to see them adopted by other PHP based eCommerce projects
  • The key features of Drupal 8 we’re taking advantage of
  • How changes to our architecture and user interfaces address the most common frustrations developers and merchants have with Drupal Commerce 1.x
  • What Commerce 2.x is capable of today and how our roadmap compares to the Drupal 8 release schedule

Let’s talk architecture, look at a demo, get excited, and start bidding on our first eCommerce projects powered by Drupal 8.

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