Pro Drupal 7 Development

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Apress, Dec 28, 2010 - Computers - 689 pages
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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 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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    User Review  - BrauerFamily - LibraryThing

    This must-have book for any aspiring Drupal developer or old pro is a great way to learn Drupal programming as well as reference for review of concepts that one doesn't use day in and day out. It is not a how to build a site book rather it is a programming book. Read full review

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    About the author (2010)

    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.