Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.


  • Why we are talking about Drupal 8 today? (I should hit pushed record)
  • Drupal 8 - Status, is there an official status
  • It’s done when it’s done
  • Are customers asking?
  • How does an agency prepare?
  • When does an agency prepare?
  • What happens when it comes out…what is your criteria for using it?

RC1 Predictions

  • Nic - August 31
  • John - September 21
  • Tim - August 19
  • Stephen - Oct 10


Drupal Release Date -

Drual 8 Status -[0]=1&status[1]=13&status[2]=8&status[3]=14&status[4]=4&priorities[0]=400&categories[0]=1&categories[1]=2&categories[2]=5&version[0]=8.x

Acquia Annouces it is Ready for Drupal 8 -



Bean is an acronym that stands for Block Entities Aren't Nodes.

What is Bean?

Think of a Bean as a method to provide new types (compared to node this would be a content type) which then provides an add content interface to create as many blocks as you require (see screenshot below). The bean content can then be placed around the site just like any other block.

Beans were driven by the API first. This means that you can create block types (bean types) all in a plugin class turning off the UI. The entire configuration in code. No worry about feature reverts.


  • Stephen Cross - @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - @nicxvan


  • Tim Dickens - @Tregonian
Direct download: TalkingDrupal099.mp3
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