Sometimes we need the response returned from a controller to be something other than HTML content wrapped with the rest of a Drupal theme. Maybe we need to return plain text, or JSON structured data for an application to consume. Perhaps we need greater control over the HTTP headers sent in the response. This is possible by building on the fact that controllers can return generic
Response objects instead of renderable arrays, allowing you to gain complete control over what is sent to the requesting agent.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Look at how to return a plain text response, and JSON data
- Show how to make your responses cacheable by adding cacheability metadata
- Learn about how to use a generic Symfony
Responseto gain greater control over what gets returned
By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to return responses from a controller in a Drupal module that are not HTML content wrapped in a Drupal theme.
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?