Drupal 8: Enterprise Web Development

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Learn
  • Set up a local “stack” development environment and install your first Drupal 8 site
  • Find out what is available in the Drupal 8 core
  • Integrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with Drupal
  • Understand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionality
  • Build custom block layouts with reusable and fieldable blocks
  • Work with the new Twig PHP templating engine
  • Develop a theme from scratch following a step-by-step project outline
About

This Drupal 8 course takes you through the journey of building, extending, and customizing websites to build highly scalable and enterprise-ready websites.

The first part—Learning Drupal 8—takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. You will start with the basics, such as setting up a local “stack” development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then we move on to image and media handling and extending Drupal modules. This section will help you get to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and you’ll learn how to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. After learning to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal 8, you’ll start exploring different techniques to take advantage of the new Drupal 8 features.

The next module—Drupal 8 Development Cookbook—is your go-to guide to experimenting with all of Drupal 8’s features through helpful recipes. You will explore techniques to customize and configure the Drupal environment, create blocks and custom modules, as well as make your web apps responsive by harnessing the mobile-first feature of Drupal 8. This module will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps.

In the third part—Drupal 8 Theming with Twig—you will master Drupal 8’s new Twig templating engine to customize the look and feel of your website. This section will walk you through a real-world project to create a Twig theme from concept to completion while adopting best practices to implement CSS frameworks and JavaScript libraries. You will see just how quick and easy it is to create beautiful, responsive Drupal 8 websites while avoiding the common mistakes that many front-end developers make. By the end, you will have learned how to develop, manage, extend, and customize an enterprise-level website.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Features
  • Build complete, complex websites with no prior knowledge of web development entirely using the intuitive Drupal user interface
  • Ensure your sites are modern, responsive and mobile-friendly through utilizing the full features available in Drupal 8
  • Quickly master theme administration, custom block layouts, views, and the Twig template structure
Page Count 1005
Course Length 30 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781787281530
Date Of Publication 30 Dec 2016

Authors

Nick Abbott

Nick Abbott is the head of training at iKOS. Nick started his digital life in 1981 working on an ICL 2904 mainframe, a Commodore PET, and a Commodore VIC20. After the ritual stint in BASIC, he moved on to writing games in Z80 and 6502 assemblers, hardware interfacing, and many happy hours creating business solutions with the BBC Micro based around the Acorn View family. Old but not obsolete. He graduated with a first class degree in applied physics in the late 1980s, and he worked in IT and education right up until he joined iKOS in 2008.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is the Technical Director and co-founder of iKOS (now part of the Inviqa group)—a European digital agency specializing in Drupal. Richard's first computer was an 8-bit BBC Master and this began his journey into computing proper. Indeed, his first introduction to working with Nick was by way of a school database project using the then legendary Acorn ViewStore package—way ahead of its time as an EPROM-based offering. He graduated with a first class degree in mechanical engineering in 1996 and has been working with various web technologies ever since.

They have both worked exclusively with Drupal on all their projects for 7 years. Richard and Nick have been collaborating on projects since the mid-1990s and have a great balance of skills between them that mean the first draft of collaborative work will have already been through many critical rewrites.

They both live in the Drupal ecosystem on a daily basis and Getting Started with Drupal Commerce—the first title they worked on with Packt Publishing—was well received.

Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman is a Senior Drupal Consultant at Commerce Guys and co-maintainer of Drupal Commerce. He is an open source developer who has been working with Drupal since 2013. Since then, he has contributed to over 60 community project.

Chaz Chumley

Chaz Chumley, ever since Chaz can remember, he has been picking up a crayon, a pencil, a pen, or a computer, whether to draw a picture, write a poem, share an article, or develop the next great website. Looking back at these qualities, it's the reason he chose to use those passions to give back to the open source community. His journey has opened doors to great experiences as a consultant, instructor, trainer, author, web developer, technical architect, Drupalist, and most importantly, a father. However, he could be none of these without first being a student and learning from life, love, and a passion for education, community development, and of course, science and technology.

The sum of these things has allowed Chaz to share his experiences as an active member of the Drupal community, having participated in developing Lynda.com Drupal training videos, authoring multiple Drupal books for Packt Publishing, and giving back his knowledge by contributing numerous articles, training, and presentations at Design4Drupal, BadCamp, DrupalGovCon, and DrupalCon, all the while bringing topnotch Drupal expertise to his clients' work.

However, his greatest journey is still in front of him as he continues to learn new creative ways to architect open source websites, write about the next best things, and laugh with his colleagues along the way.