Drupal 8: Efficient Application Development

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By Gregg Marshall , Jason Blanda , Neeraj Kumar
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About this video

Drupal 8 brings a lot of groundbreaking changes to its ecosystem, from basic architectural changes to functional ones. Understanding these changes is vital to you if you are trying to explore Drupal 8.

In this course, you will get a practical knowledge of Drupal 8, that means you can jump into any existing Drupal 8 website and understand how it is built and how it is put together. Finally, we will learn to launch a Drupal 8 website.

You’ll start off by setting up your development environment, enabling you to begin writing custom code for a Drupal-powered website through PhpStorm.

You will learn about configuration management and creating custom content types before exploring the HTML5 features included. Views were used on more than 80% of all Drupal 7 sites; now they are part of the Drupal 8 core. If you use views, you might build 10 different view displays with different filters, without knowing that a contextual filter would require only a single display.

You’ll see how to create reusable templates using PHP scripting and use plugins and develop simple plugins on your own.

Towards the end of this course, you’ll find out how to test, deploy, and monitor your application effectively.

Style and Approach:

This course takes a step-by-step, practical, tutorial-style approach. Each section will help you build up your skill level and enable you to become an efficient Drupal 8 professional.

This course is a blend of text, videos, code examples, and assessments, all packaged up keeping your journey in mind. The curator of this course has combined some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

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Publication date:
March 2017
6 hours

About the Authors

  • Gregg Marshall

    Gregg Marshall has been using Drupal since 2006. While he installed Drupal 5, his first production site was Drupal 6. He started his career as a software engineer, switched to sales/marketing in an unrelated industry, and drifted back to development. After attending DrupalCon 2010 in San Francisco, Gregg switched from channel marketing that used Drupal for microsites to being a full-time Drupal developer.

    Gregg works as a consultant/contractor, frequently mentoring in-house development teams on Drupal best practices. His current contract is with WebNY, where he serves as the senior Drupal architect for the state of New York, helping build a single platform for all the state's websites.

    Gregg is a speaker at Drupal Camps and is a professional speaker to 30+ associations and corporate meetings. He has over 400 published articles in a variety of publications. Gregg has a bachelor's degree in chemistry, a master's degree in electrical engineering, and a master's degree in business administration. He is an Acquia Certified Drupal Grand Master.

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  • Jason Blanda

    Jason Blanda has been professionally developing and deploying websites using the Drupal content management system for over 7 years. He runs the OneStop How to Guys YouTube channel, offering a wide variety of free educational courses including but not limited to Drupal 8. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Archboard Media, a website development company in Canton, Ohio, building websites and web apps on the Drupal content management system.

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  • Neeraj Kumar

    Neeraj Kumar is a Drupal architect, author, project manager, and overall geeky guy who enjoys using technology for bringing value to businesses. He is also the chief engagement officer of Valuebound, an India-based Drupal consulting firm that provides enterprise Drupal solutions for media and product companies.

    He earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Indian Institute of Roorkee. Yes, you heard it right; he is an architect by degree training and used to design buildings. But nowadays, he is more into architecting Drupal solutions for enterprises and advocating best practices, along with contributing to the awesome Drupal community. You can follow Neeraj on Twitter at http://twitter.com/neerajskydiver or his LinkedIn profile at https://in.linkedin.com/in/neerajskydiver.

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