Why running \Drupal::entityDefinitionUpdateManager()->applyUpdates() in update hooks is bad
In this blog post I explain why running \Drupal::entityDefinitionUpdateManager()->applyUpdates() in update hooks is very bad. I've already seen this a few times now, and today it was one of times it caused a problem during updating a site.
Drupal's great little helpers: Random utility class
Drupal's API has a huge number of very useful utitlity classes and functions, especially in Drupal 8. Although the API docs are great, it's rather impossible to always find every little feature. Today I want to show you the Random utility class, which I've nearly overseen and found rather by accident.
2016 - the dawn of Drupal
If I had to find a movie title for a Drupal review of the past year, then I'd choose "2016 - the dawn of Drupal" because it was the first full year of Drupal 8, and D8 is really a game changer!