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The Creating-Custom-Entity-Types-in-Drupal-8 Workshop
As will be demonstrated in the Drupal 8 Entity API session, Drupal 8 comes with a new and improved Entity API that makes it possible to create use-case specific entity types with very little custom code. And you'd be suprised what you'll get out of that little code: Never again write the database schema, form, display, views integration, … for your custom entity types again!
In this workshop we will create a custom entity type completely from scratch and take it to the limit of Drupal 8's possibilities. At the end of the two hours you will have a full-featured custom entity type on your laptop and you will never want to use Field UI again! ;-)
This workshop is for you find it appealing to work with entities that are no longer bland and generic but specifically geared to the specific use-case of your site. In particular if any of the following is true:
- You are tired of sites with >10 different node types
- You are a fan of the Drupal 7 Entity API module and you have an interest in Drupal 8
- You are annoyed that many Drupal 7 entity types - in core, contrib and custom modules - are not properly translatable and revisionable
A local Drupal 8 installation is a prerequisite for fully participating in this workshop.