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Pro Drupal 7 Development updates the most popular development reference for the release of Drupal 7. With several new and completely-rewritten essential APIs and improvements in Drupal 7, this ...

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Overview



Pro Drupal 7 Development updates the most popular development reference for the release of Drupal 7. 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 the Concurrent Versions System (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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430228394
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,163,509
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

John K. VanDyk has been a Drupal developer since 2004. In 2005, he organized the first Drupal conference in Antwerp, Belgium, with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert. John has contributed several modules to Drupal�including the actions, workflow, publish, subscribe, and pubcookie modules�and has been instrumental in the design of Drupal's Content Construction Kit. John's day job is as an entomology professor and systems analyst at Iowa State University, where he teaches undergraduate courses about insects. In his spare time, when not hacking on Drupal, John enjoys squash hunting and raising children.

Todd Tomlinson is a seasoned IT executive with 36 years of experience crossing multiple continents and technologies. He is a former Senior Director of EBusiness Strategy for Oracle Corporation, Senior Manager with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Practice Director for IBM, Vice President for Claremont Technology Group,co-Founder-Vice President-and CTO of Emerald Solutions, Senior Managing Partner for CNF Ventures, Vice President of the Drupal Consulting Practice at ServerLogic. Todd is currently the Senior Enterprise Drupal Architect for Unicon. Todd's passion for the web began in 1987 when he worked for the National Science Foundation at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh(Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center) - and expanded when he helped Netscape Communication deploy their server platforms around the world in 1995-1996. He started using Drupal as a mechanism to teach advanced web design and development at the University of Phoenix, where he was the area chair and lead faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology. He has helped many of the worlds largest organizations refocus their business around the web.� He is the author of Pro Drupal 7 Development, Beginning Drupal 7, and Beginning Drupal 8 (Apress Publishing).

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