Pro Drupal 7 Development

Pro Drupal 7 Development
Authors
Todd Tomlinson, John VanDyk
ISBN
1430228385
Published
29 Dec 2010
Purchase online
amazon.com

Pro Drupal 7 Development updates the most popular development reference for the newest major release of Drupal. With several new and completely-rewritten essential APIs and improvements in Drupal 7, this book will not only teach developers how to write modules ranging from simple to complex, but also how Drupal itself works. *Learn the Drupal APIs and major changes in Drupal 7 *Learn how to write Drupal modules using the APIs

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Pro Drupal 7 Development updates the most popular development reference for the newest major release of Drupal. With several new and completely-rewritten essential APIs and improvements in Drupal 7, this book will not only teach developers how to write modules ranging from simple to complex, but also how Drupal itself works.

  • Learn the Drupal APIs and major changes in Drupal 7
  • Learn how to write Drupal modules using the APIs
  • Learn proper development practices and how to become a contributing community member

What you'll learn

    • How to get started with writing basic modules
    • The flexible Drupal APIs and how they interact with modules
    • How new features in Drupal 7 make modules even more powerful and sophisticated
    • Best practices when developing in Drupal (coding standards, help developer modules)
    • How to write safe, secure, and tested code
    • How to contribute modules back to the Drupal community and maintain their modules using CVS

    Who this book is for

    This book is for existing Drupal module developers wanting to learn about Drupal 7 and people already knowledgeable in PHP who are interested in developing for Drupal. Simply put, if you are working with Drupal, then you need this book.

    Table of Contents

    1. How Drupal Works
    2. Writing a Module
    3. Hooks, Actions, and Triggers
    4. The Menu System
    5. Working with Databases
    6. Working with Users
    7. Working with Nodes
    8. Working with Fields
    9. The Theme System
    10. Working with Blocks
    11. The Form API
    12. Manipulating User Input: The Filter System
    13. Searching and Indexing Content
    14. Working with Files
    15. Working with Taxonomy
    16. Caching
    17. Sessions
    18. Using jQuery
    19. Localization and Translation
    20. XML-RPC
    21. Writing Secure Code
    22. Development Best Practices
    23. Optimizing Drupal
    24. Installation Profiles
    25. Testing
    26. Database Table Reference
    27. Resources

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