I'm not a Drupal developer but a pro Drupal site builder. I can read PHP and able to tweak and even write some code. I was thinking about learning the development but came across this idea that in D8 we have symphony and some other big changes. Now the question is that shall I start learning D8 dev or I should start with D7 dev?


Jaypan’s picture

D7. D8 is still far away from release.

davidrf’s picture

Even if D8 goes gold tomorrow, D7 will be the choice for substantial production sites for a while until a crit mass of modules port and the inevitable bugs shake out. And the need to maintain existing D7 sites will be a desired skill for years to come.

matoaoj’s picture

Right now if you learn Drupal 8 it may be another year or more before you start using it professionally. As for Drupal 7 it's live right now in a lot of places and it will be here for a while (look at Drupal 6).

So maybe learn 7 and keep and eye out for 8.