Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring best practices and coding standards, part of Drupal 7: Custom Module Development.
When developing modules, regardless of the audience, there are number of standard best …practices that one should be aware of. …First, I recommend using some sort of source revision control software. That way, code changes …can be tracked over time, improving collaboration and accountability, providing a mechanism …for versioning and facilitating backups. …No matter how large or small the project is or how many people are participating, source …control is a valuable tool. …I personally use git which is a distributed revision control and source code management …system used by Drupal, Linux core and many other projects. Drupal.org offers free sandbox …git repositories for open source projects for developers looking to experiment.…
For more information on git I recommend Git Essential Training with Kevin Skoglund here …in the lynda.com online training library. …Another extremely popular system is Apache Subversion. …There are many other open source and commercial options available beyond git in subversion …
- Creating your first module
- Interacting with hooks
- Working with permissions and roles
- Controlling access
- Adding a menu item to an admin interface
- Using the Form API (FAPI) to quickly create a form
- Creating custom form validation
- Manually creating a custom content type
- Validating user input
- Importing content using feeds
- Creating a block
- Understanding best practices and coding standards
Skill Level Advanced
Q: gmap3_tools is not working the way I expected it to. What version of gmap3_tools should I be using?
A: Use the free exercise file containing the version of gmap3_tools used for recording; the published version of the module on drupal.org has changed since recording and is not backwards compatible.
Q: I attempted to run the Drupal site root from the project files, but the site isn't loading. Why not?
A: The Drupal configuration file in sites/default/settings.php contains database configuration specific to the environment used to record the movie. This may be different than your environment. Edit the file and search for "windfarms" - you may need to change the database host, username, password, db name and port to match your specific environment.