From the reviews:
"This book investigates in detail the inner workings of Drupal. It teaches readers how to add new functionalities and features to their sites, and how to customize or improve existing ones. … The structure of each chapter is clear and simple, with a summary at the end, some tips and notes in frames, many pictures and schemas and generally thorough explanations. … this is a very interesting and well-written book. It is a must-read for anybody dealing with content management systems, especially Drupal." (O. Lecarme, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2008)
Drupal is the premier open source content management system available. It is used for high profile sites such as TheOnion.com and has been deployed by organizations such as NASA. Utilizing Drupal, you can create your own personal blog, a community driven site like Slashdot, or any other content oriented web site you can imagine. Pro Drupal Development is a book geared to professionals that need to deploy and customize Drupal. This book delves deep into the internals of the Drupal system and teaches the reader everything they will need to know to deploy a highly customized and optimized Drupal installation. Every web developer looking to deploy web sites quickly to their clients while still being able to harness the power of an excellent content management system needs this book.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
John K. VanDyk has been a Drupal developer since 2004. In 2005, he organized the first Drupal conference in Antwerp, Belgium, with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert. John has contributed several modules to Drupal-including the actions, workflow, publish, subscribe, and pubcookie modules-and has been instrumental in the design of Drupal's Content Construction Kit. John's day job is as an entomology professor and systems analyst at Iowa State University, where he teaches undergraduate courses about insects. In his spare time, when not hacking on Drupal, John enjoys squash hunting and raising children.