Automating Drupal Development with Patterns (co-presenting with Hao Liao, from the University of Fribourg)

DrupalCamp Spain 2012 (Madrid, 20/10/2012). 

Complex websites and web applications can be created by combining configurations of Modules, Content Types (CCK,) Views, Panels, Menus, Blocks, Categories, Roles / Permissions, etc. This site setup and configuration process is a very time consuming and repetitive bottleneck. Patterns module ( is built to bypass this bottleneck by managing and automating site configuration that is stored in YAML, XML or PHP serialized arrays.
The main goal of the session is providing an introduction to the use of patterns: from the use of the current components to reuse your configuration, to an explanation on how to make the settings of your contrib or custom modules automatically exportable.