Drupal's Weak Link

12 July, 2016, Aten Design Group

One of the things I love about Drupal is the entity reference field. … However, I think as Drupal developers and architects, we’re fundamentally misusing them in far too many cases. … Mere entity references severely limit our ability to create rich, rational content type architectures and force us to jump through additional hoops and write more custom code than ought to be required. I believe that Drupal having only entity references to forge relationships between content types is a major shortcoming.