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This video was part of a series of presentations produced in anticipation of Drupal 8's official release. For information about Drupal 8 module development based on official releases of Drupal 8, view tutorials in our Drupal 8 Module Development series.
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title: Drupal 8 Module Development Guide
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One of the things that makes Drupal an attractive platform for developers to build their applications with is its extensibility. If you've ever used a contributed module, or written your own, you've taken advantage of this fact. Almost everything about the way that Drupal core works can be altered, extended or even replaced in order to allow developers total control. Historically that's always been done by implementing hooks. In Drupal 8 however, we've got some new tools to allow module developers to extend, alter, and enhance core's functionality.
In this presentation we'll take a high-level look at these new options, including:
- The role of hooks in Drupal 8
- The new plugin system for adding functionality
- Using routes to map HTTP requests to custom code
- Events and event listeners
- The service container and adding new services
- Using the Entity API for data storage
After watching this presentation you should have basic knowledge of the various ways in which Drupal 8 can be extended, and when to use each one. You'll also get information about what you can do now to start preparing for using these new tools.
API Documentation on api.drupal.org:
Articles and Video Tutorials:
- Module Development Essentials (KnpUniversity on Drupalize.Me)
- Dependency Injection and the Art of Services and Containers video tutorials
- Responding to Events in Drupal 8 article
- Unravelling the Drupal 8 Plugin System article
- An Introduction to YAML (Drupalize.Me)
- Altering, Extending, and Enhancing Drupal 8 — Joe Shindelar (eojthebrave) (DrupalCon New Orleans, May 2016)
Drupal's Change log:
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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?