Managing technical debt: lessons learned and how modern Drupal helps you

Session track
Code & Development
Experience level
50 min

Modern Drupal is amazing and awesome, your site can continue to grow and evolve indefinitely. But it also poses challenges. Technical debt is impossible to avoid when working on software and the longer it lives and the bigger it grows, the larger that challenge becomes. At Dropsolid we have several cases with these challenges:

  • Keeping track of technical debt, measuring it and making sure it remains under control.
  • How to make sure clients are engaged and understand the importance of keeping Drupal core and contrib modules up to date?
  • How can you pick up new core modules like media and content moderation when existing solutions are already in place?
  • Can and should you make big shifts like moving from paragraphs to layout builder?

In this session we will share all the lessons we’ve learned over the years, show some of the challenges we’ve faced and how we’ve overcome them from different angles. Technically, but also regarding client interaction.