Drush for Developers, 2nd Edition

Sub-title: 
Effectively manage Drupal projects using Drush
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2015-01
Page count: 
164
ISBN-13: 
978-1784393786

Drush for Developers, Second Edition, takes common challenges in Drupal projects and solves them using Drush. This book starts with the different installation approaches for Drush and its command structure. It then moves on to perhaps the trickiest challenge in Drupal projects: keeping code and configuration together during a project's lifetime. Next, we will deep dive into the tasks needed to keep a website under control and learn how to run, automate, and monitor them effectively.

Error validating and debugging our Drush commands is a must and this book has a whole chapter on that topic. The magic of managing remote Drupal projects through Drush site aliases is explained in the following chapters through a practical example. Finally, the book wraps up by putting in practice all the concepts covered in previous chapters in order to implement a development workflow for a team.

Drupal 8 Configuration Management

Sub-title: 
Make the most out of Drupal 8’s coolest new feature – the Configuration Management system
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2015-03
Page count: 
148
ISBN-13: 
9781783985203

With all the complex configuration options of Drupal, the Configuration Management system allows you to keep track of your configuration and move configuration changes between several development environments with ease. Its API allows you to add your own configuration settings within a custom module.

Drupal 8 Configuration Management will teach you everything you need to know about the Configuration Management system and get you started with using its features quickly, whether you are a Drupal site administrator with no programming knowledge or a seasoned developer. Starting at defining what Configuration Management actually means and why you should be using it, the book also covers how site administrators can make the most out of it without any programming knowledge. For more advanced users with programming skills, the book explains how to use the API to add custom configuration and how to upgrade custom modules to use the new Configuration Management. The book also covers some essential tools and best practices.

After reading the book, you will be able to write schema files for custom configurations, make use of the Configuration Management API, and upgrade modules to the new Configuration Management systems. Additionally, you will learn how to migrate configuration from Drupal 6 and 7 to Drupal 8 and how to manage configuration for multilingual websites.

Responsive Theming for Drupal

Sub-title: 
Making Your Site Look Good on Any Device
Authors: 
Publisher: 
O'Reilly Media
Publication date: 
2014-02
Page count: 
78
ISBN-13: 
978-1449373313

If you want your Drupal website to work well on smartphones, tablets, and desktops, this practical guide shows you how to incorporate Responsive Web Design (RWD) with specific Drupal 7 themes. You’ll learn how to create attractive, easy-to-navigate layouts for everything from tiny phone screens to 30-inch desktop monitors—all with the same codebase.

Ideal for experienced Drupal developers, this book takes you through RWD basics and shows you how to build sites based on Aurora, Zen, and Omega—three popular base themes created by Drupal contributors. Whether you’re creating a new site with RWD or adapting an existing one, you’ll learn how to become a better, more efficient Drupal themer.

  • Understand how Responsive Web Design and CSS media queries work
  • Learn how the Sass stylesheet language and Compass framework support RWD
  • Adopt a mobile-first approach to RWD—and learn why it’s important
  • Get step-by-step instructions for creating custom subthemes on top of Aurora, Zen, and Omega
  • Tackle common problems when building and theming responsive Drupal sites
  • Explore alternative options for accommodating smartphone and tablet users

Instant Premium Drupal Themes

Sub-title: 
Learn how to create visually stunning themes to add the wow factor to all of your Drupal sites!
Authors: 
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2013-10
Page count: 
40
ISBN-13: 
978-1783281756

What you will learn from this book

  • Understand Drupal theme structure and terminology
  • Configure raw HTML in a Drupal environment
  • Populate Drupal themes with dynamic content
  • Learn how to customize the search result page and how to add regions to your home page
  • Discover the best practices and conventions of using Drupal to speed up your development

In Detail

Drupal’s theme layer, and the themes that use it, are responsible for the look and feel of a Drupal web site. Themes have the final say and ultimate control over almost every aspect of each page. Good themes consist of all the same elements that you would find on any reputable web site, including standards-compliant XHTML markup, CSS, and JavaScript. How it all comes together is what is so special and what makes Drupal themes so flexible and powerful.

Premium Drupal Themes is a practical, hands-on guide filled with clear, step-by-step examples which shows you how to create Drupal themes using HTML. This book will show you the best practices and conventions that you should adopt and utilize so you can change the way Drupal looks using HTML without wasting energy digging through Drupal’s code.

Starting with the essentials including Drupal terminology and Drupal theme structures, this book will show you how to configure raw HTML in a Drupal environment. You will learn about the Drupal template variables and also how to populate a Drupal theme with dynamic content. You will also discover how to customize the search result page and how to add regions to your home page. This book will help you familiarize yourself with the theme engines and will help you learn about the core of Drupal’s theme rendering system. Finally, you will learn how to create your very own Drupal theme that will take people’s breath away!

Approach

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A step-by-step guide filled with recipes that will show you how to create your very own Drupal themes using HTML.

Who this book is for

This book is great for developers who are new to Drupal. It is assumed that you have some experience in HTML, PHP, and CSS. You’ll need a PHP (LAMP/WAMP) environment to install Drupal. It is also assumed that you know how to install Drupal. Some familiarity with CMS will be useful but is not essential.

High Performance Drupal

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Sub-title: 
Fast and Scalable Designs
Publisher: 
O'Reilly Media
Publication date: 
2013-10
Page count: 
264
ISBN-13: 
978-1449392611

How can you help your Drupal website continue to perform at the highest level as it grows to meet demand? This comprehensive guide provides best practices, examples, and in-depth explanations for solving several performance and scalability issues. You’ll learn how to apply coding and infrastructure techniques to Drupal internals, application performance, databases, web servers, and performance analysis.

Covering Drupal versions 7 and 8, this book is the ideal reference for everything from site deployment to implementing specific technologies such as Varnish, memcache, or Solr. If you have a basic understanding of Drupal and the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) stack, you’re ready to get started.

  • Establish a performance baseline and define goals for improvement
  • Optimize your website’s code and front-end performance
  • Get best and worst practices for customizing Drupal core functionality
  • Apply infrastructure design techniques to launch or expand a site
  • Use tools to configure, monitor, and optimize MySQL performance
  • Employ alternative storage and backend search options as your site grows
  • Tune your web servers through httpd and PHP configuration
  • Monitor services and perform load tests to catch problems before they become critical

Pro Drupal as an Enterprise Development Platform

Sub-title: 
Develop enterprise applications quickly and efficiently with Drupal
Authors: 

Jamie Kurtz, Thomas Besluau

Publisher: 
Apress
Publication date: 
2013-11
Page count: 
350
ISBN-13: 
978-1430260042

From the publisher's description:

In Pro Drupal as an Enterprise Development Platform authors Jamie Kurtz and Thomas Besluau explain how developers can save themselves time and money, and build their applications faster with fewer bugs by using the Drupal CMS as a foundation for their projects. The days when custom client applications were built entirely from scratch are over. Today, it makes business sense to use a flexible, highly scalable framework such as Drupal, Joomla or DotNetNuke as a foundation. This book focuses on why Drupal makes a particularly strong choice for the majority of developers.

With an unprecedented level of community support, tens of thousands of well-proven plug-ins and modules available for download, and advanced content management rules and configuration engines Drupal is flexible enough to provide a firm base upon which almost all enterprise application developers can build their own custom solutions.

As this book will make clear, it is no longer necessary for developers to write complex applications entirely from scratch for each of their clients. Instead,they should begin by using an enterprise-class CMS like Drupal to provide a robust foundation for them so that they can concentrate their time and skills into solving the business-specific problems of each individual client maximizing the value that they add to each assignment.

Start reading Drupal as an Enterprise Development Platform today to get your development team out of the trenches and back on track to delivering real-world business value.

What you’ll learn

  • Achieve a thorough understanding of how Drupal supports enterprise-grade application development. Find the answers to most common development, testing, deployment and maintance questions relating to large-scale deployment.
  • Read a comprehensive walk-through of the common business continuity, regulatory and security concerns that come with using Drupal as a development platform and how to address them effectively.
  • Walk-through real world examples of integrating Drupal into new or existing service-oriented architectures (SOA).
  • Be inspired as to the many and varied application build types that Drupal is easily able to support.
  • Get a head-start on your competition!

Who this book is for

This book is targeted at enterprise software developers, architects, and managers looking to increase productivity and reduce time to market on new services, applications, features, and bug fixes. Knowledge of PHP is not required.

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