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Drupal Module Development

Course Description

Developing Drupal modules allows you to create customized functionality for your Drupal site. While Drupal is designed to be a flexible, extensible platform, it can be challenging to figure out the best techniques for extending it and how your custom module fits into the Drupal’s overall architecture.

In this training, you'll learn the process for developing a module with standard components like blocks, permissions, forms, and pages. The course will cover the concepts behind module development, how to use Object Oriented Programming for Drupal, and essential Drupal developer tools. It will give you an overall understanding of how modules work and you’ll get hands-on experience developing modules from scratch.

For more advanced training, check out the Advanced Module Development course. 

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • How Drupal works from a back-end perspective

  • How to create a Drupal module

  • Using api.drupal.org, the Examples module, and core modules, as documentation

  • How to work with Drupal Console and Drush

  • Setting up your development environment

  • Object-oriented programming for Drupal

  • Best practices for Drupal module development

Week-by-Week Outline

You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions (exercises with video instructions) and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.

Week 1

  • Install Party & Introductions
  • Why We Build Modules & Module Planning
  • Creating Your First Drupal Module
  • Drupal Coding Standards

Week 2

  • Using Drush, Drupal Console, and Composer
  • Creating Pages Programmatically
  • Creating Custom Field Types
  • Creating Custom Forms

Week 3

  • Creating and Applying Patches
  • Creating Blocks Programmatically
  • Configuration Management
  • Wrap-Up

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course?

This course is ideal for developers who are new to Drupal and want to be able to create or maintain custom modules. It will also be useful for Drupal 7 developers who want to upgrade their skills.

FAQ

Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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