When the question When is D8 ready? was asked during a leadership Q&A session at DrupalCon Prague, the responses were testament to an orchestration of unity. None of the house-trained members of the panel dared to go beyond the “it’s ready when it’s ready” response.
At flink we're not afraid of speaking out for the sake of some great debate.
So here are some thoughts we have. Caution: may provoke. The comment box is open!
Emotive discussions have been and are being held about Drupal8, Symfony2 and "all that" in various forums and blogs. Examples can be found here and just this weekend here. The latter coincides with the sad withdrawal from D8 core by two "hero" contributors to both D8 core and contrib.
I am well aware that even seasoned site builders fear to tread into that hidden-by-default upper right-hand corner of the Views UI configuration page labelled "Advanced". Most of us have opened it once, seen the heading "Contextual Filters" and gone "Mwaaah… what's that cr@p and what good is it to me?"
Well quite a lot of good, actually. If you can just hang in there, I'll get straight to the point.
We've been having a lot of fun with maps recently. From the challenges of dealing with 100,000 markers (see this DrupalCon Portland mapping session) down to smaller maps that attractively reveal the nature of their data locations through animated clustering and beautiful marker images in colours that reflect location type, such as the kind of shop (hairdresser, camera store etc) or the price range of rental accommodation.
The Drupal module Leaflet More Maps already offered a considerable set of over 20 attractive maps from a variety of providers, including high-res versions of Google Maps. All available at the click of a drop-down selector, when you have the Leaflet or IP Geolocation Views & Maps modules installed.