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Mastering Drupal 8

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Learn
  • Discover how to better manage content using custom blocks and views
  • Display content in multiple ways, taking advantage of display modes
  • Create custom modules with YAML and Symfony 2
  • Easily translate content using the new multilingual capabilities
  • Use RESTful services and JavaScript frameworks to build headless websites
  • Manage Drupal configuration from one server to another easily
About

Drupal is an open source content management system trusted by governments and organizations around the globe to run their websites. It brings with it extensive content authoring tools, reliable performance, and a proven track record of security. The community of more than 1,000,000 developers, designers, editors, and others have developed and maintained a wealth of modules, themes, and other add-ons to help you build a dynamic web experience.

Drupal 8 is the latest release of the Drupal built on the Symfony2 framework. This is the largest change to the Drupal project in its history. The entire API of Drupal has been rebuilt using Symfony and everything from the administrative UI to themes to custom module development has been affected.

This book will cover everything you need to plan and build a complete website using Drupal 8. It will provide a clear and concise walkthrough of the more than 200 new features and improvements introduced in Drupal core. In this book, you will learn advanced site building techniques, create and modify themes using Twig, create custom modules using the new Drupal API, explore the new REST and Multilingual functionality, import, and export Configuration, and learn how to migrate from earlier versions of Drupal.

Features
  • The most up-to-date advanced practical guide on Drupal 8 with an in-depth look at all the advanced new features such as authoring, HTML markup, built-in web services, and more
  • If you are looking to dive deep into Drupal 8 and create industry-standard web apps, then this is the ideal book for you
  • All the code and examples are explained in great detail to help you in the development process
Page Count 456
Course Length 13 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781785885976
Date Of Publication 26 Jul 2017

Authors

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.

William Hurley

William Hurley, is the chief technology officer at Forum One. He is responsible for partnering with clients to develop technical recommendations that truly serve their organizational needs. He received a bachelor's degree from George Mason University's department of computer science. He's also a culinary aficionado, and he has a notably soft spot for curry. William has been developing for the web since 1997 using PHP, Java, Adobe Flex, JavaScript, and ColdFusion, and brings a breadth of technical expertise to clients' most difficult digital dilemmas.

William is an active member of the Drupal community. He has contributed more than 10 modules, along with patches to Drupal core and other contributed modules. With close to a hundred commits, William does his best to give back to the Drupal community.