Building Your First Module
This session will be appropriate for those who are already familiar with Drupal and its terminologies, and want to get into the exciting art of developing a new module. Will also provide a greater understanding of existing modules- how they work and how to work with them.
- Where custom modules fit in the scheme of Drupal customizations
- How to figure out if you need a new module
- How to store data
- Basic Hooks
- Advanced Hooks
- Coding Standards and best practices
- Using the theme layer
- Updated for Drupal 7
An initial grasp of the hook system and theming layer and module files. Will be able to start writing a simple node module and other types of modules. Will be able to evalute and understand contrib and core modules to a greater degree.