Learning Drupal 6 Module Development: A practical tutorial for creating your first Drupal 6 modules with PHP

By Matt Butcher

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With nice energy comes... great flexibility. Drupal is an award-winning open-source content material administration approach, and the feature-packed 6th free up is correct round the nook. It's a modular process, with a sublime hook-based structure, and nice code. those are many of the perks that make Drupal a call platform for builders who wish the ability of a longtime CMS, however the freedom to make it paintings for them. From social networking to AJAX to e-commerce, the loads of current modules attest to Drupal's flexibility. for those who create a brand new module for Drupal, it matches seamlessly into the appear and feel of your total website. when you can imagine it in Hypertext Preprocessor, you could code it as a Drupal module.
Dive into Drupal module improvement as we create the thinker Biographies site, constructing new modules and issues to fulfill sensible targets. Create customized content material forms. upload AJAX performance with the jQuery library. Use exterior XML APIs so as to add content material for your web site. e mail newsletters to web site individuals. Use issues. Empower directors with additional beneficial properties. And package all of it up in a customized install profile. You won't discover a "hello world" right here!
If you're wanting to commence growing modules for Drupal 6, this is often your e-book. stroll in the course of the improvement of whole Drupal modules with this primer for Hypertext Preprocessor programmers. particularly written for Drupal 6, this e-book gets you coding modules as speedy as attainable, and assist you upload the good points that would supply your paintings that pro gloss!
Just getting begun with Drupal improvement? This publication provide you with a transparent, concise and, in fact, useful assistance to take you from the fundamentals of constructing your first module to constructing the talents to make you a Drupal developer to be reckoned with.
Are you a Drupal developer seeking to replace to model 6? This ebook covers the recent and up to date APIs to steer your transition to Drupal 6. the recent menu process, the varieties and Schema APIs, and lots of middle revisions are coated during this booklet.
What you'll research from this book?
* A developer's evaluation of vital Drupal suggestions and APIs, like nodes, menus, and forms
* utilizing Drupal instruments for module development
* making a new module from scratch
* Harnessing the ability of the Drupal hook system
* utilizing key Drupal functions
* developing customized content material varieties, from simple to advanced
* appearing database operations
* Writing module installers and uninstallers
* Making Drupal content material to be had to JavaScript with a JSON service
* Interacting with the subject process to construct crisp layouts
* developing richer person interfaces with Drupal's JavaScript libraries
* operating with blocks, nodes, activities, and menus
* utilizing an internet provider to retrieve and demonstrate XML data
* developing an management interface
* Customizing person profiles
* Writing activities and triggering them with events
* operating with the kinds API
* Defining customized hooks and making modules paintings together
* Exploring the database and schema API
* developing an set up profile to package your modules right into a customized Drupal distribution

Who this booklet is written for?
This ebook is written for personal home page builders who are looking to upload customized gains to Drupal. it is very important be aware of the fundamentals of Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL programming, yet no event of programming Drupal is needed, even supposing you can be anticipated to be accustomed to the fundamental operation of Drupal.

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HTML5: Up and Running

By Mark Pilgrim

If you do not know concerning the new good points on hand in HTML5, now is the time to determine. the newest model of this markup language goes to seriously switch how you enhance internet purposes, and this booklet offers your first actual examine HTML5's new parts and attributes.

Even although paintings on HTML5 is ongoing, browsers similar to Safari, Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome already help lots of its good points -- and browsers for shrewdpermanent telephones are even farther forward, particularly iPhone's MobileSafari browser. With HTML5: Up & Running, you are going to learn the way this new edition allows browsers to have interaction with JavaScript even more simply than ahead of. you will additionally find out how HTML5 might help enhance purposes that:

  • Display video without delay within the browser, with no need to depend upon plugins
  • Work even if a consumer is offline, through making the most of HTML5's continual garage
  • Offer a drawing canvas for dynamically generated 2-D photographs

This concise advisor is the main entire and authoritative booklet you will discover at the topic. writer Mark Pilgrim writes the weekly digest for the HTML5 operating crew, and represents Google at meetings on HTML5's features. remain prior to the curve. Order a replica of this publication today.

Five belongings you should still find out about HTML5
by way of Mark Pilgrim

1. It’s no longer one colossal thing. you'll good ask: “How am i able to commence utilizing HTML5 if older browsers don’t aid it?” however the query itself is deceptive. HTML5 isn't really one giant factor; it's a number of person good points. so that you can’t notice “HTML5 support,” simply because that doesn’t make any experience. yet you can realize help for person positive aspects, like canvas, video, or geolocation.

you might imagine of HTML as tags and attitude brackets. That’s a big a part of it, yet it’s no longer the full tale. The HTML5 specification additionally defines how these perspective brackets have interaction with JavaScript, in the course of the rfile item version (DOM). HTML5 doesn’t simply outline video tag; there's additionally a corresponding DOM API for video items within the DOM. you should use this API to discover aid for various video codecs, play a video, pause, mute audio, music how a lot of the video has been downloaded, and every thing else you want to construct a wealthy consumer event round the video tag itself.

bankruptcy 2 and Appendix A will educate you ways to correctly notice aid for every new HTML5 function.

2. You don’t have to throw whatever away. like it or hate it, you can’t deny that HTML four is the main profitable markup layout ever. HTML5 builds on that luck. You don’t have to throw away your current markup. You don’t have to relearn belongings you already recognize. in the event that your internet program labored the previous day in HTML four, it's going to nonetheless paintings this day in HTML5. interval.

Now, for you to enhance your internet purposes, you’ve come to the appropriate position. Here’s a concrete instance: HTML5 helps the entire shape controls from HTML four, however it additionally comprises new enter controls. a few of these are long-overdue additions like sliders and date pickers; others are extra sophisticated. for instance, the e-mail enter variety seems to be similar to a textual content field, yet cellular browsers will customise their onscreen keyboard to enable you sort e-mail addresses. Older browsers that don’t aid the e-mail enter variety will deal with it as a typical textual content box, and the shape nonetheless works with out markup alterations or scripting hacks. this suggests you can begin enhancing your internet types this day, whether a few of your viewers are caught on IE 6.

learn all of the gory information about HTML5 varieties in bankruptcy nine.

three. It’s effortless to get started. “Upgrading” to HTML5 could be so simple as altering your doctype. The doctype should still already be at the first line of each HTML web page. prior types of HTML outlined loads of doctypes, and selecting the perfect it is easy to be tough. In HTML5, there's just one doctype: !DOCTYPE html

Upgrading to the HTML5 doctype won’t holiday your latest markup, simply because all of the tags outlined in HTML four are nonetheless supported in HTML5. however it will let you use -- and validate -- new semantic parts like article, part, header, and footer. You’ll examine all approximately those new components in bankruptcy three.

four. It already works even if you need to draw on a canvas, play video, layout higher types, or construct net functions that paintings offline, you’ll locate that HTML5 is already well-supported. Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and cellular browsers already aid canvas (Chapter 4), video (Chapter 5), geolocation (Chapter 6), neighborhood garage (Chapter 7), and extra. Google already helps microdata annotations (Chapter 10). Even Microsoft -- not often recognized for blazing the path of criteria help -- should be aiding so much HTML5 good points within the upcoming net Explorer nine.

each one bankruptcy of this e-book contains the all-too-familiar browser compatibility charts. yet extra importantly, every one bankruptcy encompasses a frank dialogue of your concepts if you would like to help older browsers. HTML5 positive factors like geolocation (Chapter 6) and video (Chapter five) have been first supplied by means of browser plugins like Gears or Flash. different positive aspects, like canvas (Chapter 4), may be emulated totally in JavaScript. This booklet will train you ways to focus on the local beneficial properties of recent browsers, with out leaving older browsers at the back of.

five. It’s the following to stick. Tim Berners-Lee invented the area extensive internet within the early Nineteen Nineties. He later based the W3C to behave as a steward of net criteria, which the association has performed for greater than 15 years. here's what the W3C needed to say in regards to the way forward for net criteria, in July 2009:

    Today the Director declares that once the XHTML 2 operating crew constitution expires as scheduled on the finish of 2009, the constitution aren't renewed. via doing so, and via expanding assets within the HTML operating crew, W3C hopes to speed up the development of HTML5 and make clear W3C’s place concerning the way forward for HTML.

HTML5 is the following to stick. Let’s dive in.

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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition

You needn't be a techie to construct a community-based web site on your university. With this advisor to Drupal you can create an internet studying and sharing house to your scholars and co-workers, fast and easily.


  • Create a robust device for communique between academics, scholars, and the neighborhood with minimum programming knowledge
  • Produce blogs, on-line discussions, teams and a media website hosting platform utilizing Drupal
  • Step-by-step directions in a teacher-friendly procedure; growing your school room web site can be an stress-free task

In Detail

As social networks develop into extra renowned, their function within the school room has come lower than scrutiny. Drupal deals a large choice of necessary instruments for educators. inside of a unmarried Drupal web site, you could arrange social bookmarking, podcasting, video webhosting, formal and casual teams, wealthy person profiles, and different beneficial properties usually linked to social internet communities.

" Drupal for schooling and E-Learning - moment version" teaches you the way to create your personal social networking website to increase instructing and studying objectives within the lecture room, whereas providing you with entire keep an eye on over beneficial properties and entry. converse with scholars, percentage studying assets, and tune assignments via easy projects with this hands-on guide.

In this publication you are going to discover ways to set up and configure the default Drupal distribution after which expand it to incorporate blogs, bookmarks, a media sharing platform, and dialogue forums.

The booklet additionally covers tips on how to arrange your website to simply song pupil paintings at the website, and the way to manage who has entry to that info. also, it teaches you ways to make the positioning effortless to take advantage of, the right way to retain the positioning, and the way to invite for and obtain assist in the Drupal community.

What you are going to research from this book

  • Build an intuitive constitution to permit scholars and academics to discover appropriate content material by means of developing blogs for either academics and students
  • Create roles and permissions for controlling entry to diverse components of the site
  • Share and deal with bookmarks, podcasts, photographs, and video to aid educating and learning
  • Foster dialogue and communique between lecturers, scholars, and in addition the bigger institution neighborhood to collaborate on projects
  • Support a number of sessions in the similar site
  • Publish assignments for college kids on your classes, and song pupil responses to these assignments
  • Learn to interchange aid with the Drupal community
  • Discover the right way to backup and continue your website as soon as it's built


With transparent directions and many screenshots, this ebook offers the entire aid and advice you will want as you start to create your lecture room web site. step by step tutorials allow you to use Drupal within the best and potent methods attainable. humans new to Drupal will discover a solid creation of the fundamentals; whereas more matured clients will examine necessary suggestions and methods for utilizing Drupal in a lecture room context.

Who this ebook is written for

If you're an instructor, train or an educator who desires to construct an internet site to your lecture room, be it straight forward or any larger schooling, "Drupal 7 for schooling and E-Learning - moment version" will consultant you in attaining your aim at each step. No event with programming languages, HTML, or CSS is required to appreciate the examples during this book.

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A Developers Guide to the Semantic Web

By Liyang Yu

The Semantic net represents a imaginative and prescient for a way to make the large quantity of data on the net instantly processable via machines on a wide scale. For this goal, an entire suite of criteria, applied sciences and similar instruments were precise and constructed during the last couple of years, and so they have now develop into the root for various new applications.

A Developer’s consultant to the Semantic Web is helping the reader to profit the center criteria, key parts, and underlying ideas. It presents in-depth assurance of either the what-is and how-to points of the Semantic net. From Yu’s presentation, the reader will receive not just a fantastic realizing concerning the Semantic net, but additionally how one can mix every thing to construct new functions at the Semantic Web.

Software builders in and scholars focusing on internet improvement or Semantic internet applied sciences will locate during this publication the main entire consultant to this intriguing box on hand this day. in keeping with the step by step presentation of real-world initiatives, the place the applied sciences and criteria are utilized, they're going to gather the data had to layout and enforce state of the art applications.

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Getting StartED with CSS

By David Powers

Wisdom of Cascading variety Sheets (CSS) is key for constructing sleek, appealing web content, yet many newcomers are dispose of by way of the necessity to know about surprising strategies, similar to selectors, houses, and periods, prior to they could in attaining whatever. Getting all started with CSS takes a pragmatic method via displaying you ways to exploit CSS in easy levels, beginning through altering the default visual appeal of HTML tags to enhance the glance of textual content and hyperlinks. It assumes no previous wisdom of CSS and avoids bombarding you with pointless technical information. even as, it explains all of the details and acts as a reference so you might come again to if you happen to have to refresh your reminiscence. extra complex thoughts are brought steadily, in order that through the top of the ebook you'll have a pretty good figuring out of the entire major elements of CSS. specific awareness is paid to fending off the typical pitfalls of novices, permitting you to create web content that not just glance strong, but additionally are effortless to maintain.

* calls for no past wisdom of CSS
* speedy results—starts off through displaying how enhance the glance of an internet site degree by way of stage
* Doesn't bombard you with unending principles and jargon

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The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization (Theory in Practice)

By Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, Jessie Stricchiola

Four stated specialists in website positioning percentage directions and cutting edge strategies to help you plan and execute a entire search engine optimisation technique. This moment variation brings you brand new on contemporary alterations in seek engine behavior—such as new rating tools regarding consumer engagement and social media—with an array of potent strategies, from uncomplicated to advanced.

  • Comprehend SEO’s many intricacies and complexities
  • Explore the underlying idea and internal workings of seek engines
  • Understand the position of social media, person facts, and links
  • Discover instruments to trace effects and degree success
  • Recognize how alterations in your website can confuse seek engines
  • Learn to construct a reliable search engine marketing crew with outlined roles
  • Glimpse the way forward for seek and the search engine optimization industry

Visit www.artofseobook.com for late-breaking updates, checklists, worksheets, templates, and guides.

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Web Performance Daybook Volume 2

By Stoyan Stefanov

Functionality is necessary to the good fortune of any site, and support with utilizing today's new instruments is vital. during this awesome consultant, 32 top internet functionality specialists supply sensible guidance, strategies, and recommendation for optimizing your site's consumer experience.

Originally written for an internet calendar, this number of articles will motivate you to squeeze each ounce of functionality out of your web site, no matter if you're an online developer, cellular developer, or internet clothier. fee the desk of contents and you'll be convinced.

In order of visual appeal, Web functionality Daybook authors include:
• Patrick Meenan
• Nicholas Zakas
• man Podjarny
• Stoyan Stefanov
• Tim Kadlec
• Brian Pane
• Josh Fraser
• Steve Souders
• Betty Tso
• Israel Nir
• Marcel Duran
• Eric Daspet
• Alois Reitbauer
• Matthew Prince
• blood brother Brewer
• Alexander Podelko
• Estelle Weyl
• Aaron Peters
• Tony Gentilcore
• Matthew Steele
• Bryan McQuade
• Tobie Langel
• Billy Hoffman
• Joshua Bixby
• Sergey Chernyshev
• JP Castro
• Pavel Paulau
• David Calhoun
• Nicole Sullivan
• James Pearce
• Tom Hughes-Croucher
• Dave Artz

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A Practical Guide to Managing Web Projects

By Breandán Knowlton

Those that make web pages occasionally say that their consumers are unreasonable. those who pay for web pages occasionally say that the pros they rent don't comprehend enterprise and can't keep on with time cut-off dates. A venture supervisor is true within the center - and a clever venture supervisor can resolve misconceptions in either instructions whereas inspiring everybody concerned to interact creatively.

Veteran undertaking supervisor Breandán Knowlton has been engaged on the net on account that its starting, and has obvious impressive successes and disastrous mess ups alongside the way in which. In handling net initiatives he presents recommendation, checklists and directions for every section of your paintings on a regular internet venture, even if you've got a proper history in venture administration. From preliminary inception via to ultimate overview, this ebook is stuffed with functional principles that can assist you make your subsequent net undertaking a favorable adventure for everyone.

WHO may still learn THIS BOOK?

Those who proportion accountability for tasks aren't constantly referred to as venture managers. If you're an online expert, corporation central, or signify an corporation commissioning an internet site, this publication provides you with the aspect you must preserve issues on course on your region, count on dangers and create soft relationships between stakeholders.

Topics include:

PART 1: starting A PROJECT

So you’re going to do an internet undertaking? It’s time to think about your ambitions, your venture administration method and to cartoon out the trajectory of the project’s levels. during this part, I'll learn proven venture administration methodologies, the simplest methods of working conferences and the tips to promoting internet paintings and providing bids. developing powerful briefs and suggestions, and estimating the size of a possible undertaking also are right here. as soon as the bid is received and your crew is organized, this part also will provide you with assistance for making plans a good kick-off, workshops and venture communications.


At this level, you’ve obtained the fairway gentle and are able to cross ahead with the venture! person and marketplace examine, content material governance and value checking out all lie sooner than you and your workforce. during this part, I’ll speak about undertaking interviews, developing personas, offering learn, doing content material inventories and designing for usability. making plans the mixing approach and estimating key values on your venture also are severe abilities during this part of undertaking management.


The wireframing section brings up plenty of questions of constancy, supplier, and presentation. during this part, I overview taxonomies, paper prototyping, layouts and layout constraints. I’ll additionally speak about some of the many elements of visible language and photo layout, as they relate on your venture administration procedure, together with the tough comps query, consumer trip sketches and selecting the suitable instruments. With lots of sketches and annotations to symbolize your team’s paintings, you’ll be ready to go through the visible layout part with confidence.

PART four: development AND TESTING

Content administration platforms and integration current undertaking managers with an array of advanced judgements. during this part, I talk about your CMS suggestions and discover the maze of integrating with firm databases and client dating platforms. As you progress in the course of the construct and deployment levels, I'll assist you concentrate on swap and threat administration. I’ll additionally speak about many of the trying out and Agile improvement strategies that may aid your crew in the course of the project.


With the venture nearing final touch, you'll discover the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel. yet there are a number of extra issues to deal with earlier than the positioning is going stay. during this part, I speak about checklists, catastrophe making plans, social business plan, handover, pursuits, metrics, analytics, and changing your accomplished initiatives into gleaming case stories. i'll additionally assessment a couple of instruments and methods for making plans for the longer term after wrap-up is finished, together with aid contracts and staff improvement.

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Building E-commerce sites with VirtueMart Cookbook

This brilliantly obtainable booklet is the proper advent to utilizing all of the key positive aspects of VirtueMart to establish and set up a fully-functioning e-commerce shop. From the fundamentals to customization, it is easily indispensable.


  • Get to grips with VirtueMart and construct an enticing shop powered via Joomla!
  • Increase the visibility of your shop with search engine optimization and product descriptions
  • Keep your shop ecocnomic via configuring tax, delivery and orders

In Detail

VirtueMart is a most appropriate eCommerce answer powered through Joomla!

In construction E-commerce websites with VirtueMart Cookbook you'll easy methods to create a full-functioning and tasty eCommerce resolution with VirtueMart. you'll be proven find out how to set up and configure VirtueMart, how you can set-up and run your shop daily in addition to configure and customise the appear and feel of your shop. With this e-book via your part, it is possible for you to to beat as difficulties developing, administrating and customizing your eCommerce store!

This booklet finishes with blueprint tasks that means that obtaining began with VirtueMart is even more uncomplicated for the amateur and aspiring web site builder or developer. when you have constantly desired to create a professional-looking shop, yet are apprehensive in regards to the complexity and trouble concerned, then this ebook is for you! With quite a few recipes, functional suggestions and options development eCommerce websites with VirtueMart Cookbook will take you thru each step required to accomplish eCommerce success.

What you'll research from this book

  • Set-up and set up a fully-functioning eCommerce store
  • Configure tax, transport and orders
  • Administrate your store day-to-day
  • Customize the appear and feel of your store


Written in a pleasant, recipe-based sort, this functional cookbook will assist you to create, preserve and customise appealing eCommerce options with ease.

Who this publication is written for

This publication is written for somebody who's drawn to development eCommerce recommendations with VirtueMart. when you have little to no event with eCommerce this publication will help you conquer any challenge irrespective of how advanced it seems that. skilled website developers and directors also will locate the strategies this cookbook bargains necessary. uncomplicated HTML and CSS will be beneficial.

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AngularJS Testing Cookbook

Eliminate risky code through taking regulate and figuring out tips to try AngularJS applications

About This Book

  • Learn tips to construct a great and extra trustworthy AngularJS codebase via test-driven improvement utilizing essentially outlined recipes
  • Understand the right way to arrange and configure your improvement atmosphere for unit and end-to-end checking out of AngularJS applications
  • Over 50 hands-on recipes that can assist you construct an exceptional starting place in AngularJS

Who This e-book Is For

This ebook is meant for builders who've an figuring out of the elemental ideas in the back of either AngularJS and test-driven improvement. You, as a developer, have an interest in taking out the terror relating to both introducing assessments to an current codebase or beginning out checking out on a clean AngularJS program. if you are a staff chief or a part of a QA staff with the accountability of making sure complete try insurance of an software, then this e-book is perfect so that you can understand the entire checking out scope required by means of your builders. no matter if you are new to or are good versed with AngularJS, this ebook will warrantly a whole realizing of your software code and support decrease the price of bugs.

What you'll Learn

  • Install and configure all required instruments and dependencies to start trying out your AngularJS application
  • Understand the anatomy of a unit try out and combine middle basics to start checking out AngularJS
  • Discover navigation and routing utilizing either the AngularJS router and the ui-router library
  • Explore tips on how to try out controllers
  • Analyze try directives and user-based interaction
  • Explain the makes use of of spies and try out events
  • Test companies utilizing mocks and spies
  • Animate try situations, either synchronously and asynchronously

In Detail

AngularJS stepped as much as supply a accomplished approach to frontend improvement with minimum dependencies and a transparent set of objectives.

This publication follows the AngularJS philosophy and gives information on how you can method trying out parts that make up the AngularJS framework. firstly of the booklet, you'll discover find out how to configure your procedure to run unit and end-to-end checks. Following this, you will familiarize yourself with primary rules on checking out AngularJS with Jasmine. Then, you are going to know the way spies can aid you attempt your code with larger insurance and ease all through your program. the ultimate result's an AngularJS program that's confirmed with integrity, assisting facilitate a cleanser and extra trustworthy codebase.

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