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Pro Drupal 7 Development, 3rd Edition

  • Length: 720 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-12-29
  • ISBN-10: 1430228385
  • ISBN-13: 9781430228387
  • Sales Rank: #1358495 (See Top 100 Books)

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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