Course Outline

What is New in Drupal 8

  • Changes in internal systems and APIs

Handling HTTP Requests

  • Symfony HTTP request system

Cache in Drupal

  • Examples of cached information
  • Cache API in Drupal
  • Clearing caches
  • Tagging mechanism

Automatic Class Loading

  • Drupal 8 Specific Way
  • Dirs and namespaces

Drupal Rules, Programming

  • Alterability
  • Hooks
  • Plugins
  • Dependency Injection
  • Routing
  • Links
  • Module Themeable, Output
  • Separation of: Content, Configuration, State Data
  • i18n (internationalization)
  • Accessibility, Usability
  • DB Independency (database)
  • Security (all user-provided input is insecure)
  • Tests, Documentation

Drupal Mistakes, Programming

  • Programming Too Much
  • Over-Executing Code
  • Saving PHP Code in the Database
  • Alternatives for php code in db
  • Working Alone

Programming Examples

  • Registering for URLs and Displaying Content
  • Using the Drupal Form API
  • Programming with Ajax
  • Programming with Entities and Fields


  • Theming Engines
  • Twig template files and variables
  • Preprocess functions
  • CSS and JS inclusion

Programming Tools and Tips 


Drupal user knowledge, basic PHP or any other procedural language (like C, VB or other) required

 14 Hours

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