Immersion for Developers

All the essentials: from Drupal configuration to custom coding.

This course guides experienced developers to realize the power and flexibility of the Drupal system.

Schedule: 5 days with a focus on supplementing Drupal with custom code.

  • Day 1 - Drupal in a Day
  • Days 2 & 3 - Drupal Theming & Layout
  • Day 4 & 5 - Module Development. This can be supplemented with a 1/2 day focusing on PHP for those experienced with other languages or frameworks.
  • Who it's for: Developers who are making the full conversion to Drupal from .NET, Coldfusion Java or other framework or CMS with no prior experience with Drupal.
  • What’s Covered: How Drupal works from the ground up.
  • Benefits: Quickly get developers running full speed ahead in Drupal, and convey a full understanding of how Drupal sites are constructed and how the system works.

Courses in this track

Get a solid introduction to Drupal 7 in one day. Learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities. By the end of this day you will be familiar with Drupal terminology and be able to identify how Drupal sites are constructed. You will know how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality you need.

In this two day course you'll learn a variety of approaches to making dynamic layouts in Drupal, and how to choose the right approach for your site. You will learn techniques and best practices for configuring a flexible and extendable layout for your site, then you'll learn how to get more control over the look and feel by creating a custom theme in Drupal.

By the end of the course, you'll know how to save yourself time in making easy to configure, responsive and smart layouts. You will also understand best practices in making your site secure and fast, and easy to maintain.

In this course, you'll learn how to leverage Drupal's API by creating custom modules. You'll develop a module step by step and learn how to navigate the extensive documentation available and determine where you can hook into the system and add your new functionality. This course was designed for those who have experience with site building and knowledge of PHP.

Learn the essential features and structures of PHP, and how they are expressed in Drupal in this one day course. This is a great primer for the Module Development course.