Drupal is one of the most powerful and secure content management systems that run some of the biggest websites on the virtual platform. More than 1,136,828 developers are contributing to the Drupal community. That is every new version release of Drupal is embraced with high enthusiasm and excitement as it manages to surpass the previous version in performance and functionalities. Developers around the world have been waiting for the release of Drupal 8.0.0 from a long time. First release candidate (RC) for Drupal 8.0.0, which was a combined effort of more than 3200 contributors, was out in October 2015. Since then, final release of Drupal 8.0.0 was awaited eagerly. According to the latest news, the final release of Drupal 8.0.0 is scheduled on 19thNovember 2015.

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So what is it about the Drupal 8.0.0 release? How Drupal 8 will set a new standard for open source content management systems? Let us look at the Drupal updates – Leaner core, easier migration process, modern object oriented programming approach on the backend and a lot of new features make Drupal 8 amazing. End users, clients, site builders, designers and developers can benefit from the innovatively new features of Drupal 8 version. Enhanced authoring experience, mobile friendly designs, responsive core themes and improved accessibility are some of the major factors of the latest version that appeal to the end users and clients. Site builders can benefit from the improved page building layouts, advanced data modeling tools, fully customizable views and restyled administration interface. Multilingual improvements such as community translation download and expanded language data tracking grabs the attention of tech community. All themes and core components of Drupal 8 use HTML 5 markup out of the box which make it a preferred option among designers. HTML 5 form elements and integration of new front end libraries definitely makes the customization process easier. Last but not the least, developers can benefit from the new configuration management settings, web services and Symfony framework of the latest Drupal version.

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