Tag1 Consulting: Next steps for components everywhere in Drupal – part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 Emerging approaches to front-end development portend a very different world from the one we live in today with regard to handling and juggling components. After all, new best practices promulgated by the likes of JavaScript technologies like React are overturning our preconceived notions about components and our foregoing definitions. For instance, React now contains both declarative rendering of components through JSX and efficient document object model (DOM) diffing through the concept of Virtual DOMs. Despite all of this progress, however, content management systems (CMS) like Drupal and others have not kept pace with the rapid change in how components are realized in front-end ecosystems. Can they ever catch up? Fabian Franz (Senior Technical Architect and Performance Lead at Tag1) presented a well-attended session entitled “Components everywhere: Bridging the gap between back end and front end” at DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019 that articulated his dream vision for shared components across back end and front end in Drupal’s own native rendering. He recently rejoined Michael Meyers (Managing Director at Tag1), and me (Preston So, Editor in Chief at Tag1; Senior Director, Product Strategy at Oracle; and author of Decoupled Drupal in Practice) for [a Tag1 Team…

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