Drupal 8, Pantheon & GitKraken: Intro

For those of you who know me well, you know I do not like to play around with code all that much or even use command line tools if I can avoid it. There are many reasons for this but mostly I am just not that comfortable setting up, maintaining and using these type of tools.  That being said I do like to site build in Drupal….A LOT :). 

Lately I have been creating and managing Drupal 8 sites with Pantheon and using a Git client called GitKraken to manage my version control workflow and I have to say the experience has been FANTASTIC!

With these three components I am able to:

  • Create a brand new Drupal 8 site
  • Export/Import my sites configuration
  • Have a fully version controlled workflow with dev, test and live environments
  • Generate SSH keys
  • Clone / create a local repository
  • Stage and commit changes
  • Pull & Push code to a dev environment

All without ever touching a line of code or a command line!  Want to learn more??

If you said YES then you are in the right place.

Following this intro post there will be a three part weekly series where I will walk you through my experiences with setting up a new Drupal 8 site on Pantheon, managing configuration changes with Drupal 8, and managing a Git repository with GitKraken.

This is a great set up/intro for beginners looking to work with Drupal 8 and keep their work versioned controlled (which we should all do) or for folks like myself who would just rather use a GUI as opposed to command line tools.


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