One of our favorite sessions at DrupalCon Portland was the Future of Views from Tim Plunkett. Since we returned last week, this session – which addressed upcoming changes for Views in Drupal 8 – has been on our minds; so we decided to recap a few high points along with thoughts and opinions from the New Target team. If you were in the session and have additional comments, please chime in!
The most prominent change is that Views will no longer require a separate download and installment. Drupal 8 will include Views as part of the core which essentially enables it as a default setting for all websites. Our team considers this a major improvement… particularly, because Drupal 8 will simplify the process for overriding the default views template and because Views will be stored as configuration files.
The Views bulk operations (VPO) has been a helpful module operating as an add-on for Views. As part of the core Drupal 8, various operations like changing entities and updating nodes can be done in bulk by using VBO.