Josef Dabernig

Josef Dabernig

Upgrading vs. Upcycling - How Existing Web Sites Stay Ahead the Curve

As a website owner, you continuously want to stay ahead the curve. To keep up with online trends, technical debt or just to be able to refresh their appearance, websites get rebuilt between every 3 to 6 years. A full rebuild of a website can be a time and money consuming process. Over the last years, we have helped many customers transition from their legacy web systems onto Drupal 8 but not everyone is ready to do the move yet. Do you find yourself in the situation of having a well established web system that has seen a few years already but you aren’t ready to spend the time and money to do a full rebuild? This session is about exploring different approaches between upgrading and upcycling existing websites. Upcycling allows website owners bring improvements to their websites continuously without the need to wait for a full rebuild. We reduce time to market and risk and are able to leverage up to date technology by upcycling individual parts of the website. Topics covered Pros and cons of Upgrading vs. Upcycling How to leverage decoupled technology early on How to improve an existing Drupal 7 site How to migrate to Drupal 8 How to improve an existing Drupal 8 site