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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

Scaffolding code through Console

When Drupal Console was first introduced, one of the biggest highlights was its ability to scaffold code. The project has turned into a much larger Drupal runner over the command-line interface, but much of its resourcefulness is code generation.

As you may have noted in the previous chapters and recipes, there can be a few mundane tasks and a bit of boilerplate code. Drupal Console enables Drupal developers to create various components without having to write all of the boilerplate code.

In Chapter 10, The Entity API, we covered the creation of a custom entity type. In this recipe, we will automate most of that process using Drupal Console to generate our content entity.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need to have Drupal Console installed. The tool will generate everything else for us. You will need to have a Drupal 8 site installed. Many of Console's commands will not work (or be listed) unless they can access an installed Drupal site. This is because...