Knowing how to define a new plugin type will allow you to write modules that are more extensible, and more configurable. In doing so you'll learn more about best practices in decoupling code within your module, and get an in-depth look at how the plugin system works. Even if you're not defining a new plugin type in your own module, understanding how the system works will give you more insight into how many parts of Drupal work. This is essential knowledge for anyone developing modules for Drupal.
By the end of this tutorial you should be able to determine if defining a new plugin type is the right solution to your problem, and then understand the steps involved in doing so.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?