To make it easier to process the continuous flow of Drupal 8 content, we reviewed all the articles, videos, and tutorials we could get our hands on, and condensed the best of them into learning paths (a sort of customized playlists). To do so we used Outlearn, a new learning system for developers. Outlearn makes it easy to assemble articles into paths and set learning objectives for yourself or your team. We hope this will make it easier to get familiar with Drupal 8, whether you are a developer, site builder or themer.

What’s in this series?

In the first batch of Drupal 8 tutorials and articles, we prepared learning paths for three different roles:

  • Site builders
  • Themers
  • Developers

Learning path for Drupal 8 developers

We created our first path for Drupal 7 developers who’d like to quickly get on board with Drupal 8. In the learning path titled Drupal 8: Developing your first modules, we cover the basics, bring your attention to changes, then get into details like annotation-based plugins, incorporating 3rd-party PHP and JS libraries, understanding dependency injection through the services, and finding out how to continue your learning process.

We would love to make the path even better with help from the community. If we missed something important or if you have any other feedback, please let us know. Or you could just create a pull request on GitHub. You can also fork the path and create your own customized version and publish it on Outlearn yourself.

The best articles from all over the web

Besides creating the learning paths, our curator team collected the best articles from the web to help you get started with Drupal 8. We have curators from different fields (developers, site builders, technical writer) to make sure that the quality of each article is verified by someone experienced in the topic.

More to come

We are partnering with Outlearn and will be working on quality Drupal 8 content for the community that will be released on a regular basis. We plan to have 3 new learning paths and 10-20 fresh articles each month.

Let us know about any topics for learning paths that you would want to see in the future. You can also publish your own paths. Let us know if you have created something that should be included in the Drupal 8 topic stream.

Stay tuned for our blog posts about the learning paths we created for site builders and themers!

What is Outlearn?
Outlearn is a training platform that makes it easy to curate and combine public training materials into a learning path. As the curators for Drupal 8, we used the platform to build learning paths that collect the best content about Drupal 8 that is out there, and ordered them so that by following the learning path, you can easily become more and more experienced with D8. We verified the quality of each article and added tasks to help your learning process.

About the author

Diána Lakatos

Senior Technical Writer

Diána is a Senior Technical Writer at Pronovix. She is specialized in API documentation, topic-based authoring, and contextual help solutions. She writes, edits and reviews software documentation, website copy, user documents, and publications. She also enjoys working as a Program Monitor for NHK World TV and Arirang TV.

She graduated as a programmer, then went on earning system administrator and system analyst and designer degrees. She's fluent in English and German, and worked as a translator for a publishing company translating books from German to Hungarian. She's the Hungarian translator of Basecamp.

Before becoming a writer, she worked with international clients like Sony Pictures Television, Da Vinci Learning and The Walt Disney Company as a key account manager in integrated marketing campaigns focusing on digital media.