Celebrating Drupal Commerce 2.x
I'm excited to finally see Drupal Commerce 2.x getting released on 20th of September 2017, just a week before DrupalCon Vienna!
All the contributors together with Commerce Guys have been working hard to get the next version of Drupal Commerce out and I think all the guys involved in the journey deserves a big hug!
As a developer I personally think that one of the best things Drupal Commerce 2.x brought (along with the all new features), is the way they showed by example how the rest of the Drupal community could adapt composer usage. Today, it is possible to use composer with Drupal easier than ever before.
The reason why composer was important for Drupal Commerce, is that they've contributed to PHP community also during the process of DC 2.x development. They solved issues around commerce first within PHP context by making awesome libraries such as intl, pricing, tax, zone and enum and therefore making the Drupal side clearer in respect to scope and focus.
One of the major focuses in the last phase of DC 2.x development has been the work around DC 2.x contribs, especially the payment gateways. On top of that they've been receiving feedback (and fixing) real-life problems from real-life projects to make the final adjustments and edge cases covered in the final release. Wunder’s contributions show in contributions list in GitHub and from the issue queues. In addition to that we've created contrib modules too:
- Commerce Country Store (created by us)
- Commerce Swedbank Payment Portal (created by us)
- Commerce Klarna Checkout (D8 port created by us)
- Commerce PayOne Payment (created by us, work-in-progress/sandbox)
Our project Folkofolk.se has been one of these very first Drupal Commerce 2.x projects where we've put DC 2.x into test and launched the project successfully.
As some of you already know, we are going to celebrate this release at our Wunder Helsinki office on Wednesday, 20th of September starting at 4 p.m. We offer some drinks, snacks and good conversations about DC 2.x. Welcome! Please sign up before WED 20.9. Noon to let us know if you are coming.
If you are unable to join us live, we encourage everyone using Drupal to raise a glass to Drupal Commerce 2.x this Wednesday!