Pro Drupal as an Enterprise Development Platform by Jamie Kurtz

By Jamie Kurtz

In professional Drupal as an company improvement Platform authors Jamie Kurtz and Thomas Besluau clarify how builders can shop themselves money and time, and construct their functions swifter with fewer insects through the use of the Drupal CMS as a origin for his or her tasks. the times whilst customized buyer purposes have been equipped completely from scratch are over. at the present time, it makes enterprise experience to take advantage of a versatile, hugely scalable framework comparable to Drupal, Joomla or DotNetNuke as a beginning. This ebook makes a speciality of why Drupal makes a very powerful selection for almost all of developers.

With an unparalleled point of group aid, tens of millions of well-proven plug-ins and modules on hand for obtain, and complex content material administration principles and configuration engines Drupal is versatile adequate to supply an organization base upon which nearly all firm software builders can construct their very own customized solutions.

As this e-book will clarify, it's now not worthwhile for builders to put in writing complicated functions totally from scratch for every in their consumers. Instead,they may still commence through the use of an enterprise-class CMS like Drupal to supply a strong origin for them for you to focus their time and abilities into fixing the business-specific difficulties of every person patron maximizing the worth that they upload to every assignment.

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Once the modules are selected, you will walk through the process of modeling your content types and their relationships. As with any data modeling, you need to define your entities, as well as their attributes and relationships. In fact, a lot of what we’ll be doing throughout this book will feel very similar to typical software development practices. For example, in the previous paragraph we talked about mapping features and requirements to existing modules. This is exactly what any seasoned architect or developer would do when building a new application.

For every special that will start within a week and that hasn’t been emailed yet, the site will send an email to every user of the site that has defined preferences matching the special’s interest tags. We will utilize a few very powerful modules to implement this feature—without having to write any code whatsoever. Everything you need to build this emailing feature is available through existing Drupal modules. Modules for Specials Custom Behavior In this section, you will learn about four modules that will be needed by nearly all web applications and mobile back-end services.

Title • Body Text • Appetizers (Any number of Menu Items) • Entrees (Any number of Menu Items) • Desserts (Any number of Menu Items) • Drinks (Any number of Menu Items) Restaurant Branch Corresponds to a physical branch of the K&B franchise. • Title • Body Text • Owner • Hours • Menu (1 Menu) 33 Chapter 3 ■ Business Application Fundamentals Special For a given time, at select locations for some menu items, you can have a special price or some perks that you want to advertise. • Title • Body Text • Locations (Any number of Restaurant Branch) • Menu items (Any number of Menu Items) • Date (start—end) A good idea after figuring out your content types is to make a simplified UML class diagram—or content type diagram, to be exact.

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