Drupal has come back to the fold. It’s time to pay attention.
Once upon a time, a little blue drop was born, a little blue Drupal drop in a sea of other frameworks. And as time passed, and other frameworks moved steadily towards standard practices such as OOP and MVC and unit-testing, the little blue drop wandered its own way, inventing its own ideas such as ‘hooks’, and its own custom front-end framework. And slowly but steadily, the little drop grew and grew, and slowly but steadily more and more people marvelled, and presidents and parliaments and countries came to depend on this little blue drop to champion their communication on the world wide web. And developers watched, and thought WTF? How does this even work?
And in the autumn of 2013, a new Drupal steps out. With PSR-0 chops, a Symfony pedigree, Twig, and PHP-Unit support. And it’s time to take notice. Because Drupal powers sites such as The Whitehouse, data.gov.uk, and Cern. Because the enterprise wants Drupal. And the SMEs want Drupal. And small one-man-bands want Drupal. And now that Drupal uses the same practices as everyone else, there’s no excuse to ignore it any more.
Now Drupal 8 has come back to the fold, it’s going to become more important than ever.