Pro Drupal 7 Development

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Apress, Feb 23, 2011 - Computers - 720 pages
Pro Drupal 7 Development updates the most popular development reference for the release of Drupal 7. With several new and completely-rewritten essential APIs and improvements in Drupal 7, this book will not only teach developers how to write modules ranging from simple to complex, but also how Drupal itself works.
  • Learn the Drupal APIs and major changes in Drupal 7
  • Learn how to write Drupal modules using the APIs
  • Learn proper development practices and how to become a contributing community member
 

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Contents

Introduction XXix
1
How Drupal Works
6
Writing a Module
13
Hooks Actions and Triggers
33
The Menu System
57
Working with Databases
89
Working with Users
115
Working with Nodes
137
How jQuery Works
391
Building a jQuery Voting Widget
405
Summary
416
Localization and Translation
417
XMLRPG
451
Writing Secure Code
465
Development Best Practices
487
Finding YourWay Around COde With grep
497

Working with Fields
163
The Theme System
185
Working with Blocks
223
The Form API
239
Form AP Properties
273
Manipulating User Input The Filter System
296
Searching and Indexing Content
307
Working with Files
323
Working with Taxonomy
343
Caching
365
Sessions
379
Using jouery
389
0ptimizing Drupal
499
Tuning Apache
503
B00St
509
Separate Database Server
517
Summary
523
Installation Profiles
525
Testing
545
Database Table Reference
565
Appendix B Resources
623
Index 731
631
Copyright

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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.

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