Drupal Development Services

Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to content management systems. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS-feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can be used as a simple website, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content.

Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers. It’s distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or “GPL”), which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others.

Drupal Development

This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies that the Web has to offer. The Drupal project’s principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, and more.

Drupal 7 performs all of the standard functions of a web-based content management system. Visitors can view published information on the site, navigate through menus, and view individual pages, complete with images. Users can create accounts and leave comments. Administrators can manage the site configuration and control the permissions levels of users. Editors can create content, preview it, and then publish it when it is ready. Content can be syndicated to RSS, where feed readers can pick up new articles as they are published. With several built-in themes, even the look and feel of the site can easily .

  • Drupal frequently uses objects
  • Drupal does have certain subsystems that are object-oriented
  • Many Drupal modules are substantially object-oriented
  • Drupal makes frequent use of design patterns, for it is certainly the case that procedural code can use design patterns too
  • While the majority of this book uses procedural coding strategies, you will encounter OOP here and there. If you are not familiar with object-oriented conventions and coding styles,

Drupal provides a database API along with some SQL coding conventions (such as “don’t use LIMIT in your SQL”). The intent of these is to combine code and convention to make it as easy as possible to write portable code. Thus, we not only illustrate the API throughout this book, but we also focus on writing SQL statements that comply with standard Drupal conventions The de facto web data format is HTML (HyperText Markup Language) styled with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Client-side interactive components are scripted with JavaScript. As Drupal developers, we will encounter all three of these technologies in this book. While you needn’t be a JavaScript ninja to understand the code here, you will get the most from this book if you are comfortable with these three technologies