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Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Matt Glaman
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Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Matt Glaman

Overview of this book

Began as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. With Drupal 8’s exciting features it brings, this book will be your go-to guide to experimenting with all of these features through helpful recipes. We’ll start by showing you how to customize and configure the Drupal environment as per your requirements, as well as how to install third-party libraries and then use them in the Drupal environment. Then we will move on to creating blocks and custom modules with the help of libraries. We will show you how to use the latest mobile-first feature of Drupal 8, which will help you make your apps responsive across all the major platforms. This book will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


Drupal 8 comes with a Proudly Built Elsewhere attitude. There has been an effort made to use more components created by the PHP community at large and other communities. Drupal 8 is built with Symfony. It includes Twig as its templating system, the provided WYSIWYG editor as its CKEditor, and PHPUnit for testing.

How does Drupal 8 promote using libraries made elsewhere? The new asset management system in Drupal 8 makes it easier to use frontend libraries. Drupal implements PSR-0 and PSR-4 from the PHP Framework Interoperability Group (PHP-FIG), and PHP Standards Recommendations (PSRs) are suggested standards used to increase interoperability between PHP applications. This has streamlined integrating third-party PHP libraries.

Both areas will be constantly improved with each minor release of Drupal 8. These areas will be mentioned throughout the chapter.