In this 11th part of our Drupal 8 development mastery, we introduce the central component of the Drupal 8 third-party integration system: Composer.
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Here, in quick succession, I will introduce three of the standard third-party libraries that were adopted in Drupal 8 to replace its previous custom solutions, as well as references to learn more. These are Guzzle, EasyRDF and Zend Feed.
It is common knowledge that Symfony is now an integral part of Drupal, specifically Drupal 8. But, what, exactly is it? What is it good for? How is it related to Drupal 8 and why was it adopted? What are its benefits and downsides, with respect to developing for Drupal 8? These am hoping to explore in this article
We explore the concept of Late Static Binding in PHP: Official definition, the problems it solves, how it solves it using very simple examples, how it is important to Drupal 8, and references to more in-depth treatments.
Here, we step back a bit and explore the topic of Object-Oriented Programming as a whole. This part of the series is very brief as it only introduces the subject and then off-loads the details as references to other excellent sources.
Here I will investigate the less known PHP concepts of Namespaces & PSR-0. We will look at what exactly they are, why they are important and ultimately their relevance to Drupal 8 development mastery.
I continue my exploration of the fundamentals of Drupal 8 development. Here I will explain what "Dependency Injection" design pattern is, it's advantages and disadvantages, some code examples to show DI in action and it's relevance to Drupal 8 development mastery.
In this article I continue my exploration of the fundamentals of Drupal 8 development. I explain what the "Factory Method" programming pattern is, why it is important and it's relevance to Drupal 8 development mastery.
This is the third part in the series in which I aim to explore mastering the basics of Drupal 8 development. In the first part, I outlined the road map that will be my guide in this endeavor. In the
This is the second part in the series in which I intend to take on mastering the basics of Drupal 8 development heads on. In the first part, I outlined the road map that will be my guide in this endeavor. I introduced the list of high level
As a Drupal developer, I know I can no longer continue to put off getting into Drupal 8, else I risk becoming obsolete and having to then play catch up by the time Drupal 8 goes main stream.
So here's what I did next:
In this second part in our series we will explore two often confusing terms CMS (Content Management System) and CMF (Content Management Framework) that are so often used to characterize rapid web applications technologies. And then we will look at what Drupal brings to the table as regards these concepts.
So you have reached a web development skill level where you are very comfortable with the requisite technologies and techniques. You know your techniques and technologies inside out. You eat OOP and design patterns for breakfast and best practices is second nature to you.
You can crank out a web application of just about any variety of