[development] Forms API newbie guide?
sgrover at open2space.com
Mon Jun 19 06:58:50 UTC 2006
Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> In the Drupal handbook, there is a great resource called "Creating
> modules - a tutorial":
> Needs to be updated in places (was written for 4.5), but despite this,
> it still does an excellent job of teaching you the basics of Drupal
> module development. Grokking the menu callback system, and its central
> role as the foundation of almost any page request in Drupal, is
> probably the biggest challenge for new developers. Also a challenge is
> getting your head around the "hook magic", and how all of that
> actually works, and then understanding a few of the more important
> hooks in detail (e.g. hook_block, hook_help, hook_nodeapi). This
> tutorial will help you to at least begin to overcome these challenges.
Thanks. That document was my first stop, even before posting here. It
IS a good introduction. Unfortunately, I'm jumping in with both feet,
and immediately had a need beyond what the tutorial covered. But it did
help me get my initial shell in place, which is getting better as I
learn tidbits in my journeys (like using the db_next_id() function
instead of auto_increment fields).
and you're right about understanding how the hooks work. For me it's
more of a matter of figuring out which hooks to use when.
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