Pro Drupal Development (Google eBook)

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Apress, Apr 15, 2007 - Computers - 428 pages
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Drupal is one of the most popular content management systems in use today. With it, you can create a variety of community-driven sites, including blogs, forums, wiki-style sites, and much more. Pro Drupal Development was written to arm you with knowledge to customize your Drupal installation however you see fit. The book assumes that you already possess the knowledge to install and bring a standard installation online. Then authors John VanDyk and Matt Westgate delve into Drupal internals, showing you how to truly take advantage of its powerful architecture.

Youll learn how to create your own modules, develop your own themes, and produce your own filters. You'll learn the inner workings of each key part of Drupal, including user management, sessions, the node system, caching, and the various APIs available to you. Of course, your Drupal-powered site isnt effective until you can efficiently serve pages to your visitors. As such, the authors have included the information you need to optimize your Drupal installation to perform well under high-load situations. Also featured is information on Drupal security and best practices, as well as integration of Ajax and the internationalization of your Drupal web site. Simply put, if you are working with Drupal at all, then you need this book.

  • This book is written by Drupal core developers.
  • Drupal architecture and behavior are mapped out visually.
  • Common pitfalls are identified and addressed.
  • Chapters provide regular discussion and reference to why things work they way they do, not just how.
  • Features a foreword by Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder.
  

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I don't feel like this book is complete. It's missing a whole section on the entity API and the forms API could use more. Read full review

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Contents

How Drupal Works
1
Writing a Module
11
ModuleSpecific Settings
23
The Menu System
31
Working with Databases
49
Working with Users
63
Working with Nodes
83
The Theme System
107
Caching
243
Sessions
253
Using jQuery
261
Localization
279
XMLRPC
291
Writing Secure Code
301
Development Best Practices
317
Optimizing Drupal
339

Working with Blocks
131
The Form API
147
The Filter System
185
Searching and Indexing Content
197
Working with Files
213
Working with Taxonomy
221
Installation Profiles
357
Database Table Reference
365
Resources
385
Index
391
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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.

Matt Westgate is a core developer of the Drupal project and original author of the e-commerce package for Drupal. Matt also wrote the path aliasing module, along with many contributed modules such as tinymce and img_assist. He currently co-operates Lullabot, a consulting and training firm focused on making open source software easy to use and understand.

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