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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

Implementing and using a third-party JavaScript library

In the past, Drupal has only shipped with jQuery and a few jQuery plugins used by Drupal core for the JavaScript API. This has changed with Drupal 8. Underscore.js and Backbone.js are now included in Drupal, bringing two popular JavaScript frameworks to its developers.

However, there are many JavaScript frameworks that can be used. In Chapter 5, Frontend for the Win, we covered the asset management system and libraries. In this recipe, we will create a module that provides Angular.js as a library and a custom Angular application; the demo is available on the AngularJS home page.

Getting ready

In this example, we will use Bower to manage our third-party Angular.js library components. If you are not familiar with Bower, it is simply a package manager for frontend components. Instead of using Bower, you can just manually download and place the required files.

If you do not have Bower, you can follow the instructions to install it from bower...