Migrate an existing Drupal 6 or 7 website to Backdrop and discover why you should consider using Backdrop when building a new website. Youll learn what Backdrop is, how to install and configure Backdrop, and create and manage content. Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop focuses on the user who is responsible for building, maintaining, and managing an organizations website and who is interested in Backdrops ability to meet their sites requirements. There is a major shift in the open source CMS market and Backdrop is emerging as a significant force. The Drupal teams decision to rebuild Drupal 8 on Symfony has many developers and organizations in a quandary - do you learn a whole new framework and undertake the effort of migrating to Drupal 8, stay on Drupal 7 which will at some point be officially unsupported, or adopt Backdrop as their go-forward strategic platform? There is also a large mid-market that may not have the ability to scale up with the skills required to support Drupal 8 (Symfony), making Backdrop a viable and attractive alternative. By reading this book, you will: Understand why you should use Backdrop and the power of the platform Quickly build confidence in your ability to use Backdrop Gain the knowledge necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Backdrop Understand the process for migrating a Drupal 6 or 7 site to Backdrop What You Will Learn: What Backdrop is and why you should use it How to install a basic Backdrop web site from scratch How to create content in your new Backdrop web site How to install and configure modules How to migrate a Drupal 6 site to Backdrop How to migrate a Drupal 7 site to Backdrop Who This Book Is For: This book is for technical users who need to use Backdrop to create websites using the platform or to manage existing content, as well as developers who are new to the Backdrop platform. The book is also targeted at organizations that currently use Drupal 6 or 7 and who wish to remain on the base architecture of those platforms as they move forward on Backdrop. Todd Tomlinson is a seasoned IT executive with 39 years of experience crossing multiple continents and technologies. He is a former Senior Director of EBusiness Strategy for Oracle Corporation, Senior Manager with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Practice Director for IBM, Vice President for Claremont Technology Group, co-Founder-Vice President-and CTO of Emerald Solutions, Senior Managing Partner for CNF Ventures, Vice President of the Drupal Consulting Practice at ServerLogic. Todd is currently an independent consultant focused on Enterprise Drupal and Backdrop architecture and development. Todds passion for the web began in 1987 when he worked for the National Science Foundation at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center) - and expanded when he helped Netscape Communication deploy their server platforms around the world in 1995-1996. He started using Drupal as a mechanism to teach advanced web design and development at the University of Phoenix, where he was the area chair and lead faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology. He has helped many of the worlds largest organizations refocus their business around the web. He is the author of Pro Drupal 7 Development, Beginning Drupal 7, Beginning Drupal 8, and this book - Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop (Apress Publishing).
Successfully architect a Drupal 8 website that scales to meet project requirements of any size and scope. Starting with a one-chapter review of Drupal basics, youll dive into deeper topics including software development processes, architecting a Drupal site, scaling Drupal, working effectively with themes, and more. In addition to a thorough discussion of custom module development and how to develop modules as building blocks, youll also review many common ways of integrating Drupal with other 3rd party systems. Building and maintaining an enterprise-ready Drupal website presents a unique set of challenges and complexities. From development processes and content management to deployments, version control and more, all aspects of Drupal development are impacted when two or more developers are on a project. If you are involved in a Drupal project that requires frequent updates and long-term support from a team of developers, system administrators, and end-users, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development is for you. Whether youre an experienced Drupal developer looking to expand your skills, a systems administrator managing a Drupal project, or a PHP developer new to Drupal, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to manage large and complex projects. What Youll Learn Architect Drupal for development teams and apply best practices for large Drupal projects Integrate 3rd party applications with Drupal Manage content, code, and configuration across multiple staging environments Build a consistent user experience for administrators and content creators Who This Book Is For The primary audience is intermediate to advanced Drupal developers who are working on large-scale Drupal projects and advanced PHP developers new to Drupal The secondary audience is IT Professionals such as Systems Administrators managing Drupal projects Todd Tomlinson is recognized globally for his expertise in Drupal and Backdrop. He is the author of Pro Drupal 7 Development, Beginning Drupal 7, Beginning Drupal 8, Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop and this book, Beginning Backdrop CMS. Todd is a frequent contributing author to Drupal Watchdog, the Drupal magazine, and has been the featured guest on several podcasts, including Acquia and Drupal Easy. Todd has worked with Drupal for the past 12 years, and has built hundreds of Drupal sites for large media companies, global publishers, higher education, manufacturers, retailers, state and local government. His involvement in the Internet began in the late 1980s when he led the technology team at one of the National Science Foundations supercomputing centers, and became the primary focus of his consulting career in the early 1990s. He developed Netscape Communications training programs and trained the early pioneers in the Internet and continued on with Netscape as he marched around the world implementing Netscapes server products. Todd was also the Senior Director of Oracle Corporations eBusiness Strategic Services practice and has travelled the world speaking on the future of business on the Internet and helping organizations adopt new business strategies, models, and technologies. Today you will find him filling the role of Senior Enterprise Drupal Architect, helping multi-billion dollar corporations fully embrace the capabilities of Drupal as an enterprise application platform.