Deploying Drupal Updates with Gulp

Gulp is a great tool for automating your development workflow. It can also be a great tool for updating your Drupal site. The multiple steps of logging in, enabling maintenance mode, uploading files and running update.php can be replaced with a single "gulp deploy" command.

First Impressions of Drupal 8

Major versions of Drupal are not compatible with previous versions. This may sound like a bad thing, but it gives the developers a chance to clean-house without being hindered by the requirement to maintain backwards compatibility. Drupal 8 brings some enhancements to the front end and big changes under the hood.