[development] Alternative to drupal_bootstrap when we want to access Drupal data from other application?

Ryan Chan ryanchan404 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 03:06:11 UTC 2011


I want to use some Drupal7 functions such as node_load,
taxonomy_term_load in my custom written PHP applications.

I managed to use them by running a full drupal bootstrap, function is okay,


$node = node_load(123);

However, when profiling the code using Xdebug, I found
drupal_bootstrap is just too heavy, i.e. used 80% of my application
CPU time even I am doing simple query such as node_load.

Of course, I can direct query the Drupal DB but I don't want to
reinvent the wheel, but now seems it is too much overhead.

Any suggestion when outside application want to access Drupal data,
for the above basic query (read only)?


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