Drupal is hard. It's not just a CMS, it's not just a framework, it has the power of both and the simplicity of neither. So where do you get started?
This session will bring developers new to Drupal up-to-speed on exactly what they need to know to tackle that next big Drupal project. You will learn not about the newest and greatest modules and performance tricks, but instead about how a Drupal developers thinks and solve problems. Once you understand what Drupal wants from you, it's much easier to conquer any crazy requirement a client may give.
The best Drupal developers are lazy developers. Meaning that they only develop what's necessary to solve the problem and use the wealth of contributed modules to help them get there. Many new developers coming from handmade web sites tend to over-develop and waste time solving problems others have already solved or problems Drupal can already solve for you. This session will make you more efficient, saving you time and helping you get your projects out the door faster!