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Drupal 8 Module Development - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Develop Drupal 8 modules that do all the things you want
  • Master numerous Drupal 8 sub-systems and APIs in the process
  • Model, store, manipulate and process data to serve your purposes
  • Display data and content in a clean and secure way using the Drupal 8 theme system
  • Test your business logic to prevent regressions
  • Stay ahead of the curve and write code following the current best practices
About

Drupal 8 comes with a release cycle that allows for new functionality to be added at a much faster pace. However, this also means code deprecations and changing architecture that you need to stay on top of. This book updates the first edition and includes the new functionality introduced in versions up to, and including 8.7.

The book will first introduce you to the Drupal 8 architecture and its subsystems before diving into creating your first module with basic functionality. You will work with the Drupal logging and mailing systems, learn how to output data using the theme layer and work with menus and links programmatically. Then, you will learn how to work with different kinds of data storages, create custom entities, field types and leverage the Database API for lower level database queries.

You will further see how to introduce JavaScript into your module, work with the various file systems and ensure the code you write works on multilingual sites. Finally, you will learn how to programmatically work with Views, write automated tests for your functionality and also write secure code in general.

By the end, you will have learned how to develop your own custom module that can provide complex business solutions. And who knows, maybe you’ll even contribute it back to the Drupal community.

Foreword by Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal.

Features
  • Explore a plethora of Drupal 8 APIs and get the best out of them using the power of PHP coding
  • Learn to implement efficient data management and data security by creating dedicated modules for it.
  • Stay up to date with the changes introduced in the new Drupal 8 releases
Page Count 580
Course Length 17 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781789612363
Date Of Publication 28 Mar 2019

Authors

Daniel Sipos

Daniel Sipos is a senior web developer specializing in Drupal. He's been working with Drupal sites since version 6, and started out, like many others, as a site builder. He's a self-taught programmer with many years' experience working professionally on complex Drupal 7 and 8 projects. In his spare time, he runs webomelette, a Drupal website where he writes technical articles, tips, and techniques related to Drupal development.