Building Modules for Drupal 7 - Pre-conference workshop
Are you ready to jump into Drupal 7? Learn the basics of module building with Lullabot developers Jerad Bitner, Joe Shindelar, and Matt Kleve!
In this day-long class, you'll learn how Drupal works under the hood by building simple example modules and dissecting more complex code. You'll explore Drupal's most common hooks; learn how to use them together by building a simple module that responds to internal Drupal events; and investigate Drupal's 7's new database abstraction layer.
Normally $450.00, this accelerated Lullabot workshop is offered at the great price of $200 for DrupalCamp Colorado.
Anyone with a basic understanding of PHP who wants to learn to extend Drupal's functionality.
On completion, you'll be able to describe Drupal's event-based system and explain the role of modules in the Drupal ecosystem; you'll know what a hook is and be able to build a module that adds new functionality to Drupal; use Drupal's Database API to store, retreive, and manage data safely; and build simple input forms using the FormAPI.
- How Drupal Works: Step through the flow of a typical page request to Drupal, and explore Drupal's hook extension mechanism
- Implementing Hooks: We'll dissect a simple example module that covers some of Drupal's basic hooks, and take a detailed look at how hook_menu allows developers to add new elements to the site's navigation structure.
- Working with Databases: Discussion of Drupal 7's "DBTNG" database layer and how to write database queries in Drupal.
- Using Form API: Form execution workflow and examples of various form structures as well as validation and processing logic.
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