We attended DrupalCon Prague in September, and it was great to see familiar faces from the Munich conference. The big focus for many attendees and certainly for us was the push to Drupal 8, especially the new theming layer, which uses Twig as its template engine. From what I saw, it looked like a significant leap forward for theming, especially for keeping logic and theming separate – as much as is possible or reasonable. I suspect the logic/presentation debate will rage on for a long time to come, because there will always be edge cases where the lines are a bit blurred. Switching to D8 will require porting your D7 TPL files to the new Twig method – for the moment you can find instructions here.
October 12, 2013