6 things to read if you are a Drupal Developer

6 things to read if you are a Drupal Developer

Happy new year!

2016 has been quite an year with all the hustle bustle around, lots of changes on its way to the next year. We recently celebrated Christmas with Joy and welcome 2017 whole heartedly.

We did a lot of articles, hands on trainings session and hope to bring more things to learn. We wrote about Cloud, Big Data and a lot about Drupal 8 including Migration and developer productivity.

Here are some of the most viewed and discussed posts from the past year. We have made a list for you so that it gets easy and you can also have access to other related posts.

1. How to send mail programmatically in Drupal 8

Sometime it is required that emails be sent on certain events e.g. for a blog website or a news site. We may need to send email after creating new article or blog or in case of e-commerce site. We might need to send confirmation mail after successful completion of an order.

This article is written by Aditya it shows us how we can use Mail API in Drupal 8 programmatically for sending emails.

2. Drupal 8: How to create a custom block programmatically

This article by Jaywant tells us the steps to follow to create a custom block in Drupal 8

In Drupal 8 Blocks are made up of two separate API. Block Plugin API, is a reusable API and Block Entity API, use for block placement and visibility control.

3. How to create Custom Rest Resources for POST methods in Drupal 8

One of the biggest changes in Drupal 8 is the integration of Rest services in the core. With use of Views it become very easy to create RESTful Services.

But there are certain situations when you need to create your own custom REST Resources. There are documentations available for creating a GET request using Views and using custom module. However there isn’t much documentation available for creating Rest Resources for POST methods.

In this article Malabya shared, how to create a REST Resource for POST methods.

4. How to Create Breadcrumb in Drupal 8

This post tells us how to create breadcrumb in Drupal 8. In Drupal 8, service is introduced as new concept to decouple reusable functionality.

Also to make these services pluggable and replaceable by registering them with a service container. For a developer, services are used to perform operations like accessing the database or sending an e-mail

5. Drupal 8 Commerce is on the Way! DrupalCon New Orleans 2016

Drupal commerce module to Drupal community, which took drupal to a different level in the CMS world.

Commerce 2.x which is the Drupal 8 version of drupal commerce. As like any other drupal developer / architect, Rakesh says “I  am also excited about Commerce 2.x”

6. How to build your Drupal 8 theme using Bootstrap & Less

This tute by looks into initiating your own custom theme using Drupal’s Bootstrap base theme. The Drupal Bootstrap base theme bridges the gap between Drupal and Bootstrap framework.