Drupal Module Development (Waltham, Massachusetts)
Learn how to get custom functionality using Drupal’s hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality. Participants in this course will have used Fields, Views and Panels to create websites but have never built their own module. Participants will start writing a simple module to writing a complex module, step by step which uses Forms API, Schema API, all of the top ten Drupal hooks, creates custom database tables.
Knowledge of PHP, and experience with Drupal site building and site management.
By the end of the training you will be able to:
*Understand Drupal's hook system and development architecture
*Learn about the construction of 90% of Drupal modules
*Know how to develop simple to complex modules
*Know how to insert and extract data using Drupal's core database abstraction layer
*Be able to responsibly modify contributed modules using patches
*Understand best practices, security techniques, conventions and coding standards
The training sessions will be held between 10AM to 5PM on both days. If possible, try and arrive between 9:30 and 9:45, so that we can get any technical issues solved and start the session promptly.
What to bring:
*Laptop computer (If you do not have a laptop computer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Notepad and pen
Morning coffee/continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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