Configuration management has only gotten more complex as Drupal 8 has matured. With Config 2.0 going full speed ahead, some improvements have arrived. Unfortunately, our dream of being able to save configuration directly to files is more cumbersome than it should be, and the community has created complex workflows to work around the problem of storing configuration in the database.
Now the workflow has been automated for you.
The crux of Configuration Workflow is that Drupal must create and update database schema during configuration import. The answer? Automatic configuration import and export with a small contributed module.
Come talk configuration automation with me, and lets talk through the future of config in Drupal 9. You'll leave the session with a more detailed understanding of configuration management and a tool that will save you time on every site build.