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Pro Drupal Development

Authors: VanDyk, John, Westgate, Matt

  • The only book to cover Drupal internals and customization in detail
  • Written by two core Drupal developers
  • Common pitfalls identified and addressed
  • Foreword by Dries Buytaert, Drupal Founder
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-755-2
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book investigates in detail the inner workings of Drupal. It teaches readers how to add new functionalities and features to their sites, and how to customize or improve existing ones. … The structure of each chapter is clear and simple, with a summary at the end, some tips and notes in frames, many pictures and schemas and generally thorough explanations. … this is a very interesting and well-written book. It is a must-read for anybody dealing with content management systems, especially Drupal." (O. Lecarme, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2008)


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Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0190-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-755-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Out of print

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Drupal Development
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0190-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0190-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-755-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 428
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