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Pro Drupal Development

2nd Edition

By John VanDyk

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Bestselling Pro Drupal Development has been completely updated for Drupal 6 in this edition, and there are even more tricks of the trade to help you further yourself as a professional Drupal developer.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-0989-8
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Widely praised for its in–depth coverage of Drupal internals, bestselling Pro Drupal Development has been updated for Drupal 6 in this edition, and provides are even more tricks of the trade to help you further yourself as a professional Drupal developer.

Assuming you already know how to install and bring a standard installation online, John K. VanDyk gives you everything else you need to customize your Drupal installation however you see fit. Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition delves deep into Drupal internals, showing you how to take full advantage of its powerful architecture.

What you’ll learn

  • Find out how to create your own modules, develop your own themes, and produce your own filters.
  • 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.
  • Discover how to optimize your Drupal installation to perform well under high–load situations.
  • Gain the knowledge needed to secure your Drupal installation and other best practice techniques.
  • Learn to integrate Ajax into and internationalize your Drupal web site.

Who this book is for

Web developers maintaining and creating sites with Drupal. It is assumed that you already know the basics of Drupal and are able to install and bring up a basic installation. This book takes you deeper into the internals of Drupal and teaches how to tweak and modify it in order to create that perfect web site. Simply put, if you are working with Drupal, you need Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition.

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If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

On page 16:
variable_get('annotate_node_types', array('story'))
Should be:
variable_get('annotate_node_types', array('page'))

And the last sentence in the last paragraph should be:
We're going to allow annotation of page node types by default.

This is because on P15 & P17, the context states that the default value should be 'page', not 'story'.

On page 248:

In the function formwizard_multiform(), $step is initialized to 0 if $form_state is not set. It should be initialized to 1, otherwise the code runs incorrectly.

On page 306:

Typo in Drupal variable name legacysearch_cron_last in function legacysearch_update_index():

$last_change = variable_get('legacysearch_cron_last_change', 0);

should be (accordingly to the other functions of the example module):

$last_change = variable_get('legacysearch_cron_last', 0);

This occurs also in legacysearch.module file (at line 22) in the source code package.

Idem (at different position in code) in Pro Drupal Development 7 (3rd ed.).


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