Forms are one of the primary means through which users interact with a web application. The Form API is how Drupal module developers create, update, and modify forms. Learn how to leverage the Form API in a custom module with this new batch of tutorials from Drupalize.Me.
We've just released a new free guide on our site, Drupal 8 User Guide in order to help our members--and anyone--with minimal existing knowledge of Drupal get started building something quickly. It's a re-publication of the one already available on Drupal.org, with the addition of embedded videos.
I want to share a little bit about why we choose to republish existing content instead of creating new materials, why we've opted to add video to the user guide, and why we're giving it all away for free.
For a lot of developers, myself included, testing your Drupal code can be a bit of an afterthought. Today we're happy to announce the release of a series of tutorials that might change how you feel about that.
Our guide to Testing in Drupal 8 was largely written by Paul Mitchum. Paul (Mile23 on drupal.org) has done work on Drupal's continuous integration project, is an active core contributor, and is one of the maintainers of the Examples project among his other roles.
This set of tutorials starts with helping explain why testing is a good idea in the first place and then takes a look at the different types of tests that ship with Drupal core and the various frameworks that makes those tests possible. After that bit of groundwork orientation is done we'll learn how test files are organized in the Drupal codebase and how we can run existing tests using a few different methods. Once we know how to execute our test suite, we'll dig into implementation examples for functional and unit tests.
If you've been following along with the Drupal core development cycle you might already know that new minor versions of Drupal 8 are released roughly every 6 months. We're happy to celebrate the release of Drupal 8.4 yesterday! Let's take a look at a few of the new features that have been added to this release.
One of the most frustrating things about technical documentation and tutorials is when you find what you need, only to learn that it is out of date after spending a lot of time with it. We are dedicated to keeping all of Drupal 8 content up to date with the latest version of core, but until last week we didn’t have an easy way for you to double-check that yourself. We’ve now added some relevant indicators to our tutorials.
Recently we bolstered our Drupal 8 Module Development Guide with a few new tutorials. In particular I'd like to highlight 5 of them today that all have to do with Drupal's Field API from a developer perspective.
Earlier this month another regularly scheduled version of Drupal core was released. The current stable version of core is now 8.3.2. In this blog post we're going to take a look at some of the new features that have been added to this feature release and some of the tutorial updates we've made to make sure we're staying on top of the ever moving drop.
Drupal 8 was many years in the making and is gaining in popularity as it matures. One of the aspects of Drupal 8 development that keeps many people from jumping in is that there are still a fair number of contributed projects (modules and themes) that have not been upgraded yet. To recognize the people who do the hard work of creating and maintaining contributed projects, and to encourage more people to upgrade projects to Drupal 8, we will give free Drupalize.Me memberships to Drupal.org project maintainers and the folks listed in Drupal 8's MAINTAINERS.txt file. This will provide a top Drupal 8 training resource for the people on the front lines, making Drupal 8 available to the world.
This week, we've added 8 new tutorials to our Drupal 8 Theming Guide on breakpoints, responsive image styles, and core themes Bartik and Stark. In these lessons you will learn about breakpoints and media queries, and how Drupal uses these concepts outside of CSS files. We'll cover breakpoint configuration files and how to create one for your theme or module. Then, we'll dive into the Responsive Image module. We'll explore responsive image style configuration, popular responsive image use cases that you can solve with responsive image styles, and, step-by-step, how to create a responsive image style for a viewport-sizing use case. Finally, we have a pair of tutorials on Bartik and Stark. We'll take a look at these core themes, their purpose, and what you can learn from them.
We've got some new tutorials on Drupal 8 module development on the different kinds of menu links. We've also added a pair of tutorials on how to add an info file so that Drupal can recognize your module and how to define permissions for a module in Drupal 8. Our Drupal 8 Module Development Guide is ever-expanding; if you haven't checked it out lately, you might want to take a look. So far we've covered topics such as Plugins, Events, and Hooks as well as an assortment of other subjects.