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  • 1. Drupal Community Plumbing ! Lisbon, 27th May 2010 Hernâni Borges de Freitas "
  • 2. Ok, I want a web app !   Common difficulties:   From the ground - Hard to build and maintain an app from zero.   From the top - Hard to customize features, look & feel and specially small details.   Reiventing the wheel - Need to rewrite code/UI between all your projects, usually with worst results than using something done before.   Rock solid – But hard to maintain and to change when you or your client needs.   Alone in the dark – when problems occurs hard to understand the problem and correct the problem.
  • 3. Traditional Receipt   Use a Framework   Define your models, actions and controllers and mix up:   RubyOnRails, CakePhp, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Zend Framework, Django,etc....   Use a CMS   Features and UI already defined:   Joomla, WordPress, SharePoint, Ez Publish, etc..
  • 4. Drupal !   CMF - Content Management Framework
  • 5. CMS Highlights   Shipped in Drupal core you get:   Easy content creation, versioning and categorization   User & Roles Management   Navigation configuration   Look&Feel customization   MultiSite/MultiLanguage   Reporting   Caching   Routing
  • 6. Framework   Core can be expanded through hooks.   Aspect Oriented Programming.   Hooks are available on main functions   Content creation, user register and login, url routing,   Modules can define its own hooks.   All content should be themable and translable.
  • 7. Evolution   Started as university project by Dries Buytaert in 2000 in Antwerp.   Actually runs 1% of the web !   Developers   800 contributors to core   5000 modules provide almost any feature.   3000 developers in last drupalcon SF   Several distributions, based in drupal.
  • 8. Rockstars !   Entreprises (Inside/Outside the fw)   Government Entities   Media   Universities   Personal / Comunnities Sites   Freelancers / Web Companies
  • 9. Governments
  • 10. Enterprises
  • 11. Media
  • 12. Culture
  • 13. Universities
  • 14. Even them !!
  • 15. Represent Information !   Everything is reduced to a node   Node has basically   Type   Title   Body   Fields   Revisions
  • 16. CCK - Model it !   Every node type can be seen as a domain class, having attributes (fields).   Fields can have different types (text, numeric, links, references, media, location coordinates).   Fields edited by different widgets (drop-down, textfields, media browsers, maps..)   Fields can be shared between node types, related with other fields and its display can be customized.
  • 17. Views – Filter and show it !   Select which entities you want to show.   Select how do you want to show it (table, list, grid, xml/json/ rss output ?)   Select which fields you want to show.   Select how do you want to filter entities (type, attributes, terms).   Powerful query builder for all your information.
  • 18. Blocks & Panels - Organize it !   Modules can define blocks.   Each block can be deployed in different regions, pages and to different users.   Panels allows you to drag and drop content in your page.   Almost any content can be dragged anywhere.
  • 19. Hooks - Extend it !   Extension available by defining new modules which implement certain hooks.   Modules inside /sites/all/modules or /sites/default/modules   Common hooks   hook_nodeapi(&$node, $op, $a3 = NULL, $a4 = NULL)   hook_user($op, &$edit, &$account, $category = NULL)   Hook_menu   Hook_block   Hook_perm   Hook_install
  • 20. Module – Just use it !   Popular Modules   CCK and derived (Filefield, Date, Embedded media fields, Location)   Wysiwyg   Views (Gmap views, Calendar, RSS/XML output).   ImageApi/ImageCache   Notifications   Pathauto   Workflow & Rules   Auth Modules (LDAP, Fb/Twitter Connect)   Solr Search
  • 21. Languages - Translate it !   Drupal core and modules can be translated to different languages   When showing text from   T(‘text’) or l(‘text’) - verify if there is an available translation to current language.   Content can be translated using different versions for the same content.   Structure can be translated.   Core is translated to 40+ languages.
  • 22. Themes - Beautify it !   Several template systems available, PHPtemplate most popular.   All content should be outputed through theme () functions.   Theme functions look to templates suggestions in functions or template files.   Themes and modules can override module output by redefining these functions.   Currently around 900 themes available.
  • 23. HELP ? – Get it !   Drupal.org   Check if any module/path/code snippet provides the solution   Don’t be afraid. Really helpfull community!   Drupalmodules.com   Themegarden.org   Books   Drupal em pt   http://groups.drupal.org/portugal   http://groups.google.com/group/drupal-portugal/
  • 24. Questions ?