[development] Developing for Drupal 7

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Mon Oct 12 01:45:44 UTC 2009

FWIW, I learned by stepping through a debugger as well. PHP debuggers
are a pain to setup, but the benefits are enormous.

Also, Pro Drupal Development book is still the developer bible, IMO.
Also worth its weight in gold.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Michael Favia <michael at favias.org> wrote:
> James Benstead wrote:
>> So, can anyone provide me with a framework of how Drupal core works that
>> will help me get started on more complex and rewarding patches, or should I
>> just keep plugging away semi-randomly at the issue queues and learn more or
>> less organically?
> Very few people have a keen understanding in ALL aspects of drupal core much
> like very few people have the same level of experience in the linux kernel.
> I would suggest finding an area of drupal that interest you or one that is
> receiving alot of attention and running it through a debugger (ZendDebugger
> or the like) to step through its function and get a general understanding of
> its internal operation. Take the knowledge gained and attempt to pair it
> with an issue or two i that area of core and repeat with other areas orf
> core. Over time you develop a passing understanding of a good portion of it.
> at least thats my M.O. -mf

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