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Drupal for Programmers

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An Introduction to Drupal for Programmers and young Engineering Graduates

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Drupal for Programmers

  1. 1. Presentation Title w w w . u n i m i t y . c o m DEC 2010 Drupal as a Content Management Framework Unimity Solutions. 3, 5th Floor, "Kasi Arcade" 116, Thyagaraya Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017 India, Phone: (91- 44) 43923800 www.unimity.com
  2. 2. Presentation Path <ul><li>What does Drupal mean to a programmer? </li></ul><ul><li>History of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal‘s Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights of Drupal - LIVE DEMO </li></ul><ul><li>Key Drupal Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Modules For Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal 7 </li></ul><ul><li>The Next Frontier – Web 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Links </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Drupal <ul><li>Dries Buytaert was the founder of Drupal. </li></ul><ul><li>He started a small news site with a built-in web board, allowing a group of friends to share content. He called it drop.org. Drop was a typo for the dutch word drop that meant village </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2001, Dries released the free software Drupal, that means Drop in dutch! Over 650,000 users </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does Drupal mean to a programmer? <ul><li>Access to a frame work to build on </li></ul><ul><li>Faster reach to customer </li></ul><ul><li>A whole bundle of Contributed modules </li></ul><ul><li>Coding standards </li></ul><ul><li>Community and Support </li></ul>
  5. 5. Drupal’s Architecture <ul><li>Content Publishing is it’s Key feature </li></ul><ul><li>At the core is Data/ Assets – Multiple data formats and media are supported </li></ul><ul><li>Modules provide various functionalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing data to cater to different contexts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blocks and menus are output / navigation elements – allows for personalization of representing information </li></ul><ul><li>User Permissions – roles based access to information and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Template – provides for various layout options – allows for presentation and styles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Highlights of Drupal <ul><li>Modular and extensible </li></ul><ul><li>Quality coding </li></ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul><ul><li>Low resource demands </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Drupal Modules <ul><li>CCK </li></ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Group </li></ul><ul><li>Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Image </li></ul><ul><li>File field </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Simple News </li></ul>
  8. 8. Drupal Module For Programmers <ul><li>Devel module </li></ul><ul><li>Coder Module </li></ul>
  9. 9. Drupal 7 <ul><li>USABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>Better media handling </li></ul><ul><li>Custom content types in core </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Better Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Better tools to structure/organize content </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Views like module </li></ul>
  10. 10. The next frontier – Web 3.0 <ul><li>The advent of semantic web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Context based information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User interface for content enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide for personalized publishing and interaction </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to all the functionalities and capabilities of Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Useful Links <ul><li>Drupal.org Handbook Pages: http:// drupal.org /handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Lullabot: http ://www.lullabot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal dojo: http:// drupaldojo.com / </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>

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