Widely praised for its in-depth coverage of Drupal internals, bestselling Pro Drupal Development has been updated for Drupal 6 in this edition, and provides are even more tricks of the trade to help you further yourself as a professional Drupal developer. Assuming you already know how to install and bring a standard installation online, John K. VanDyk gives you everything else you need to customize your Drupal installation however you see fit. Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition delves deep into Drupal internals, showing you how to take full advantage of its powerful architecture. What you'll learn Find out how to create your own modules, develop your own themes, and produce your own filters. Learn the inner workings of each key part of Drupal, including user management, sessions, the node system, caching, and the various APIs available to you. Discover how to optimize your Drupal installation to perform well under high-load situations. Gain the knowledge needed to secure your Drupal installation and other best practice techniques. Learn to integrate Ajax into and internationalize your Drupal web site. Who this book is for Web developers maintaining and creating sites with Drupal. It is assumed that you already know the basics of Drupal and are able to install and bring up a basic installation. This book takes you deeper into the internals of Drupal and teaches how to tweak and modify it in order to create that perfect web site. Simply put, if you are working with Drupal, you need Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition. What you'll learn Develop conceptual models of client data using interviews and client documentation Normalize data models to enhance scalability and the long term use of valuable data Translate conceptual models into high-performing SQL Server databases Secure and protect the integrity of data as part of meeting regulatory requirements Take full advantage of new SQL Server features such as the spatial datatype, XML support, transparent data encryption, and more Create effective indexing to speed query performance Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and Implementation is designed for programmers of all types who want to use SQL Server 2008 to store data. Rookie database programmers will find a complete course on the fundamentals of database design that includes conceptual designs and physical implementation. Seasoned veterans will find many tips and tricks for implementing database systems that will be well worth the time invested in reading this book.
Pro Drupal Development, Second EditionAuthor(s): John K. VanDyk Publisher: Apress Publication Date: 21-Aug-2008 Edition: 2 Number of pages: 703