I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Packt's new book: Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites. Written by David Mercer, this book is a complete guide to every aspect of creating a variety of different websites using Drupal. The book has been written against the latest release v4.7.
Packt are big supporters of open source and are keen to support the Drupal project in more ways than just publishing a book on the subject. Therefore, as part of their Open Source Royalty Program, the project will receive a percentage of every book sold.
"From top to bottom, Drupal is the type of project that makes the Internet work as a medium for communication" explains author David Mercer. "With powerful and flexible functionality, it is the ideal tool for people to begin creating their own Websites, without being subject to the burden of learning how to program."
He goes on to say that he "would not hesitate to recommend Drupal as the tool of choice for anyone wishing to have their own Web presence. Accordingly, I hope that the book I have written will prove to be an invaluable tool for a whole new generation of people switching on to Drupal."
Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites is published by Packt and can be ordered now from their website at http://www.packtpub.com/drupal/book/.
Chapter 2, "Setting up the Development Environment" has been made freely available to download [544KB]. A full table of contents can be viewed here. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/drupal/book/.