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Programming Drupal 7 Entities

Programming Drupal 7 Entities

by Sammy Michael
     
 

Writing code for manipulating Drupal data has never been easier! Learn to dice and serve your data as you slowly peel back the layers of the Drupal entity onion. Next, expose your legacy local and remote data to take full advantage of Drupal's vast solution space.

Programming Drupal 7 Entities is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a thorough

Overview

Writing code for manipulating Drupal data has never been easier! Learn to dice and serve your data as you slowly peel back the layers of the Drupal entity onion. Next, expose your legacy local and remote data to take full advantage of Drupal's vast solution space.

Programming Drupal 7 Entities is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a thorough knowledge of Drupal's entity paradigm and a number of clear step-by-step exercises, which will help you take advantage of the real power that is available when developing using entities.

This book looks at the Drupal 7 entity paradigm, and breaks down the mystery and confusion that developers face when building custom solutions using entities. It will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take full advantage of Drupal entities in your web solutions without much coding.

You will also learn how to expose local and remote data to give your legacy data new life as fully-fledged Drupal entities that can be used by other modules such as views, rules, and so on. In addition to this, you'll learn to create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD) entities, their properties and fields, along with some programmatic wizardry to manipulate complex entities such as field collections. If you want to develop quickly and easily using Drupal entities, then this is the book for you.

You will learn everything you need to know to develop code and expose data using entities in Programming Drupal 7 Entities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782166528
Publisher:
Packt Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Making Drupal do wild things has been a pleasure in Sammy's life since 2004. During that time, Sammy volunteered to be a core maintainer for Drupal 6 and a maintainer of the e-commerce module, which was the commerce module of choice way back when. For the e-commerce module, Sammy made design changes to the payment system, built a few modules to support payment gateways, and added PostgreSQL support among other things.

In 2008, IDG Australia contracted Sammy to design and lead the development of a hybrid Drupal/legacy platform. The platform allowed IDG developers to gradually migrate their websites and web applications over to Drupal 6, which was still in beta. In addition to the platform, Sammy was tasked with creating a module suite for IDG staff to create surveys and report on them. This module suite was built prior to webform and leveraged the power of the Drupal 6 Form API in all its glory. Sammy also trained IDG developers to develop modules and themes in Drupal 6. Early in 2009, a short contract with Demonz Media in Sydney, Australia brought about some patches to Ubercart, which Demonz gladly contributed back to the community.

Following that, Sammy travelled to Louisville, Kentucky USA where he contributed code to improve the developer experience for developers extending Ubercart using its API. Ryan Szrama introduced Sammy to Chick-fil-A and Lyle Mantooth introduced Sammy to Korean food and some amazing fried chicken.

In 2011, Sammy joined the Magicspark team, building Drupal sites and maintaining servers. During this time Sammy built a services platform to feed webform data to Marketo and LoopFuse from client Drupal sites via Magicspark's servers. In addition to this, Sammy redeveloped the UI on the Where to Buy page of the Redwood Systems website using OpenLayers mapping. Aside from the geeky stuff, Sammy loves to cook, fine-tune recipes, play pool, carve turns on a snowboard, hit the gym, ride motorcycles, indulge in fine dining, and drink champagne. Programming Drupal 7 Entities is the first book Sammy has authored. Sammy was technical reviewer for one of Packt's books, Migrating to Drupal 7.

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