Enterprise Drupal 8 Development: For Advanced Projects and Large Development Teams

  • 4h 54m
  • Todd Tomlinson
  • Apress
  • 2017

Successfully architect a Drupal 8 website that scales to meet project requirements of any size and scope.

Starting with a one-chapter review of Drupal basics, you'll dive into deeper topics including software development processes, architecting a Drupal site, scaling Drupal, working effectively with themes, and more. In addition to a thorough discussion of custom module development and how to develop modules as building blocks, you'll also review many common ways of integrating Drupal with other 3rd party systems.

Building and maintaining an enterprise-ready Drupal website presents a unique set of challenges and complexities. From development processes and content management to deployments, version control and more, all aspects of Drupal development are impacted when two or more developers are on a project. If you are involved in a Drupal project that requires frequent updates and long-term support from a team of developers, system administrators, and end-users, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development is for you.

Whether you're an experienced Drupal developer looking to expand your skills, a systems administrator managing a Drupal project, or a PHP developer new to Drupal, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to manage large and complex projects.

What You'll Learn

  • Architect Drupal for development teams and apply best practices for large Drupal projects
  • Integrate 3rd party applications with Drupal
  • Manage content, code, and configuration across multiple staging environments
  • Build a consistent user experience for administrators and content creators

Who This Book Is For

The primary audience is intermediate to advanced Drupal developers who are working on large-scale Drupal projects and advanced PHP developers new to Drupal

The secondary audience is IT Professionals such as Systems Administrators managing Drupal projects

About the Author

Todd Tomlinson is recognized globally for his expertise in Drupal and Backdrop. He is the author of Pro Drupal 7 Development, Beginning Drupal 7, Beginning Drupal 8, Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop and this book, Beginning Backdrop CMS. Todd is a frequent contributing author to Drupal Watchdog, the Drupal magazine, and has been the featured guest on several podcasts, including Acquia and Drupal Easy.

Todd has worked with Drupal for the past 12 years, and has built hundreds of Drupal sites for large media companies, global publishers, higher education, manufacturers, retailers, state and local government. His involvement in the Internet began in the late 1980’s when he led the technology team at one of the National Science Foundation’s supercomputing centers, and became the primary focus of his consulting career in the early 1990’s. He developed Netscape Communications training programs and trained the early pioneers in the Internet and continued on with Netscape as he marched around the world implementing Netscape’s server products. Todd was also the Senior Director of Oracle Corporation’s eBusiness Strategic Services practice and has travelled the world speaking on the future of business on the Internet and helping organizations adopt new business strategies, models, and technologies. Today you will find him filling the role of Senior Enterprise Drupal Architect, helping multi-billion dollar corporations fully embrace the capabilities of Drupal as an enterprise application platform.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Drupal
  • Building a Practical Software Development Process and Team
  • Engineering Drupal
  • Creating Modules for Drupal 8
  • Drupal 8 Theming
  • Leveraging Your Content
  • Optimizing Your Site Architecture
  • Integrating Drupal 8
  • Building a Smart Administration User Interface
  • Scaling Drupal
  • Drupal 8 DevOps
  • Migrating to Drupal 8