Drupal 8 Entity API


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While with Drupal 7 the Entity API was missing quite some essential functionality in Drupal core, Drupal 8 is about to fundamentally change that: Drupal 8 includes a feature complete, object-oriented Entity API just as a neatly integrated Entity Field API.

This session will give an overview of the functionality provided by the Drupal 8 Entity API and show how it can be help to manage your configuration and content. Developers will learn about the ideas behind the API design and the benefits the integration of the Entity Field API brings!

Covered topics will be about the following:

  • Different flavors of entities
  • Working with entities in Drupal 8
  • Providing a new entity type
  • Entity fields overview
  • Entity storage improvements
  • Displays, Widgets & Formatters - oh my!
  • Forms & Validation
  • Access control, Entity listings, Entity query
  • Configuration entities

Altogether, the session will provide a good overview of what the Drupal 8 Entity API brings and give you some good ideas on how you can take advantage of it!

Schedule info
Experience level: 
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 8.x
Time slot: 
Tuesday · 10:45-11:45
E - Phase2 | 4th floor


2ndmile’s picture

Thank you, thank you. A thousand times, thank you. Your work and time are valued by many (including me)!