Drupal Module Development
This two-day workshop teaches you how to create a comprehensive Drupal module. We'll use and explain each of the top ten Drupal hooks, the menu system and the Form API. You’ll learn how to conform to Drupal coding standards. You’ll write secure code by using Drupal’s built-in functions to sanitize data for display. You’ll learn the correct way to save and retrieve data, including how to add your own custom database tables. We’ll also practice using theme system from your module. Depending on interest, we’ll show you how to expose your custom data to Views, demonstrate how to create SimpleTests for your module, or teach you the proper way to upgrade your custom database schema.
What you will learn:
- Drupal coding best practices
- Understanding hooks
- Using the Form API
- Saving custom data
- Providing themable output from your module
- Techniques for keeping your site secure
At least six months of prior PHP development. Familiarity with Drupal terms such as nodes, blocks, fields and views. Experience with Drupal configuration and contributed modules/themes is necessary for understanding the concepts of module development.
What to bring
Yourself and your laptop. The training site is equipped with power and internet access. Lunch is included.
Venue & Directions
Please look at map on Chapter Three's website. Google maps is WRONG, Chapter Three is located on Bryant between Folsom and Harrison.
300 Beale St, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94105