Drupal’s Latest Developments
In the interview, Buytaert highlighted some of the recent developments in Drupal, including the release of Drupal 9, which was a major update that introduced a more modern codebase, better performance, and improved user experience. He also mentioned the growing popularity of Drupal’s headless mode, which allows developers to use Drupal’s backend capabilities while using a separate front-end framework.
The Importance of APIs
Buytaert emphasized the importance of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in modern web development. He explained that APIs are a way for different systems to communicate with each other, and that Drupal has a powerful RESTful API that allows developers to easily access Drupal’s content and functionality from other systems.
He also discussed the rise of decoupled architectures, where the front-end and backend of a website are separated, allowing for more flexibility and scalability. Buytaert noted that Drupal’s API-first approach makes it well-suited for decoupled architectures and can help developers create more innovative and personalized digital experiences.
In the interview, Buytaert was also joined by Preston So, a senior director at Acquia, who shared his thoughts on Drupal’s future. So talked about the growing importance of personalization in web development and how Drupal can help developers create more personalized experiences for their users.
So also emphasized the need for Drupal to continue innovating and staying ahead of the curve. He mentioned the importance of keeping up with new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how Drupal can leverage these technologies to provide even better experiences for its users.