Run \Drupal\Tests\BrowserTestBase with SQLite

As part of the push to deprecate SimpleTest and use PHPUnit as the test runner in Drupal 8, there is the \Drupal\Tests\BrowserTestBase class. The BrowserTestBase provides a Mink runner that tests web pages in Drupal. Unlike kernel tests, which require a database and can be run via PHPUnit as well, browser tests use your default database connection. I prefer to run my tests with SQLite as I do not need to have my Docker containers running.

The simplest solution I have found, thus far, is to check the HTTP_USER_AGRENT

Drupal Commerce and Migrate status

First Steps

Plans were made back in December 2015 to put effort into the ability to support Migrate with Drupal Commerce to speed up adoption of Drupal Commerce 2.0. Commerce Migrate for Drupal 8 will provide migrations from Drupal Commerce 1.x, Ubercart for D6, and Ubercart for D7. Ideally, this module will also support other vendors, such as Magento and WooCommerce.

Drupal 8 Development Cookbook

I've been keeping myself busy with a few things over the past few months. One of them is the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook to be published by  around May 2016! The book will feature over 60 recipes that will help beginners and seasoned Drupalistas get a handle on Drupal 8. I have been helping on developing Drupal Commerce 2.x and given a hand with the Panels in Drupal 8 initiative. Taking from these experiences I have been working hard to create a great resource for all Drupal 8 hopefuls!