New Version of Drupal to Integrate Symfony Framework
Dries Buytaert, the founder of the Drupal CMS, recently announced the launch of the French branch of the commercial open-source software company he co-founded in 2007. He also unveiled some features of Drupal 8, the new version of the CMS that should be released next year.
Drupal Gets Closer to Symfony Framework
Following his interview given to journaldunet.com, Dries revealed that the new version of Drupal would be more cloud-friendly and natively integrated with the PHP framework named Symfony.
The Symfony framework is built around independent modules which can be activated at any given time without needing to interact with each other.
This allows the website to better handle its workload and use its resources more efficiently.
Improve Mobile Experience
Moreover, the development team is focusing on providing a better mobile experience through using responsive tools offered by the HTML 5 standards. This was to be expected as more and more people are now reaching websites via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
In this new version, you won’t need to include special modules to allow visitors to browse websites, unlike in version 7.
Multi Language Support
Last but not least, the team has also confirmed that the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative (D8MI) will help web developers to easily build websites in several languages.
This will allow content managers to easily switch from one language to another. Drupal 8 is expected to be released in August 2013.
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