Drupal 8/9 Module Development Best Practices

2 days
Course Category
Drupal 8/9
Course Price


This 2-day class provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential skills necessary for creating and modifying the functionality of Drupal 8 websites. The student will build multiple custom modules during the course for a comprehensive hands-on understanding of Module Development best practices.

Course Outline

Module Development Day 1

  • Drupal Module Development Fundamentals
    • About the Drupal Framework
    • The Page Call Process
    • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
    • MVC, Controllers, and Routing
    • Services and the Services Container
    • Hooks and Plugins in Drupal
    • Drupal Formatting & Coding Standards
  • Creating Your First Module
    • Module Naming, Location & Basic Requirements
    • Create mymodule
    • Implementing a Hook in MyModule
    • Add Pages and Menu Items
  • Building a Fully Functional RSVP List Module
    • RSVP List: Module Requirements
    • RSVP List: Create a Form
    • RSVP List: The Install File

Module Development Day 2

  • Building a Fully Functional RSVP List Module (continued)
    • RSVP List: Database Integration I
    • RSVP List: Permissions
    • RSVP List: Creating the Block
    • RSVP List: Build Administrative Settings Page
    • RSVP List: Reporting Results
    • RSVP List: Altering the Node Form
    • RSVP List: Database Integration II
  • Automated Testing
    • About the Simpletest Module
    • Writing Functional Tests with Simpletest
    • About PHPUnit
    • Writing Unit Tests for Classes with PHPUnit
  • Drush and Drupal Console
    • Different Tools for Differing Needs
    • Downloading and Installing Drush
    • Using Drush
    • Downloading and Installing Drupal Console
    • Using Drupal Console

Should I Take this Course?

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • programmers unfamiliar with Drupal development
  • Drupal site builders who need to take more control over functionality
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal Certification