Decoupled Blocks in Drupal 8

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

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Matt Davis

Decoupled Blocks is a javascript-framework-agnostic, progressive decoupling tool to allow custom blocks to be written by front end developers in the javascript framework of their choice, without needing to know any Drupal API's.

It keeps individual components encapsulated in their own directories containing all the css, js, and template assets necessary for them to work, and using an info.yml file to declare these components and their framework dependencies to Drupal.

This empowers both javascript developers to create and re-use components without needing to learn Drupal, and site builders to be in charge of placement and visibility settings. Currently the module supports Angular 2 and React, with Ember support coming very soon.

First announced at DrupalCon New Orleans, come hear about the progress made so far on this project and the roadmap for where things are heading.