Drupal 7 Module Development

For PHP developers, this is the most practical book available if you want to start coding within Drupal. Every chapter has working code samples, allowing you to establish a great foundation for building your own tools.

Drupal 7 Module Development

Matt Butcher et al.

For PHP developers, this is the most practical book available if you want to start coding within Drupal. Every chapter has working code samples, allowing you to establish a great foundation for building your own tools.
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ISBN 139781849511162
Paperback420 pages

Book Description

Drupal is an award-winning open-source Content Management System. It's a modular system, with an elegant hook-based architecture, and great code. Modules are plugins for Drupal that extend, build or enhance Drupal core functionality.

In Drupal 7 Module development book, six professional Drupal developers use a practical, example-based approach to introduce PHP developers to the powerful new Drupal 7 tools, APIs, and strategies for writing custom Drupal code.

These tools not only make management and maintenance of websites much easier, but they are also great fun to play around with and amazingly easy to use.

If you're eager to learn about these new APIs and start creating modules for Drupal 7, this is your book. Walk through the development of complete Drupal modules with this primer for PHP programmers.

From basic modules and themes to sophisticated Drupal extensions, learn how to use Drupal's API and hook system to build powerful custom Drupal websites. With an emphasis on practical programming, this book takes a project-based approach, providing working examples in every chapter
Specifically written for Drupal 7, this book will get you coding modules as quickly as possible, and help you add the features that will give your work that professional gloss!

This book will walk you through the development of complete Drupal modules and show you how to add various features to meet your requirements.

The Drupal content management system, written in the popular PHP language, has skyrocketed in popularity.

Developers for this system are in high demand. This book prepares PHP developers for Drupal development, explaining architecture, exploring APIs, and emphasizing practical approaches.

In each chapter, readers will learn new aspects of the system while creating fully-functioning modules, themes, and libraries. Learn how to “hook into” any part of the Drupal process, creating custom content types, extending existing capabilities, and integrating with external services and applications.

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What You Will Learn

  • Build modules extending Drupal's core functionality
  • Create custom content types and entities
  • Learn how to work with Drupal's hook system
  • Explore the major APIs introduced in Drupal 7 that the pros use to build successful Drupal websites
  • Test your code programatically with Drupal's new Simple Test framework
  • Build and extend themes to make your Drupal 7 shine
  • Author interactive form-based tools with Drupal's Forms API
  • Apply the principals of Test Drive Development (TDD) using Drupal's built-in SimpleTest framework
  • Leverage the book's working module examples as a starting point for you own code
  • Discover the secrets of Drupal professionals as they explain the practical aspects of good Drupal development

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