After over four years of hard work, the Drupal community was proud to announce the release of the first stable version of Drupal 8 at over two hundred release parties around the world. It's a really exciting time for everyone involved with the project, and followers of our blog will know how much we love the new features. We had a great time at the London release party last night (19th November 2015) meeting Drupal users old and new.
We confidently believe that Drupal 8 is going to be great for users out of the box. There are a number of significant user experience and user interface elements that are in Drupal core that are going to make substantial improvements to new and existing users alongside Drupal 8 being even quicker out of the box. In this post I am going to focus on the user or content editor experience and focus on more developer focussed parts in a subsequent blog post.
This Wednesday (28th October 2015) saw DrupalCambs' Drupal 8 release session, featuring three talks about the new version of the software. The session was very well attended, with people from a range of technical backgrounds and all levels of Drupal experience present.
As many of you will know, this week has seen the 25th Drupal Convention, which was hosted in Barcelona. Over 2,000 people attended from across the globe, participating in activities including knowledge sharing sessions and presentations, coding sprints where people work on Drupal itself, and a variety of social events. Many of those sessions concerned Drupal 8, which we're hearing rumours could have its first release candidate available on 7th October.