Fields, Entities and Lists, Oh My!

You've installed Drupal and you've made a content type with a couple extra fields.  You've even managed to create a custom module, and gotten Drupal to recognize it. Now what? You need to make lists, you need to manipulate that content, and you need to know how Drupal treats that content.

Senior Developer Joshua Turton will cover fields, entities, their common functions, and how to make lists . You will learn:

  • Entities - what are they?
  • Fields - what are they, and how do they relate to Entities?
  • Common Hook functions
  • Two ways of Making Lists (Views and EFQ)
    • When should I use the Views Module?
    • When (and how) should I use Entity Field Query?

This session may include a live demo on a sandbox module, and is focused on Drupal 7 development.

About the Presenter

Joshua Turton brings a wide variety of skills to his role as a developer. A module-developing data nerd, he also brings a strong visual sensibility to his work. More than a decade of experience both in agencies and as an in-house developer give him a great flexibility.

Joshua has worked on a wide variety of projects, with an emphasis in the last few years on Drupal work. Highlights include the web site for the Federal Department of Energy and Pac-12 Networks.

He's also an accomlished international speaker, having presented at Drupalcon Los Angeles (2015), DrupalCamp Costa Rica (2013, 2014, 2015), and BADCamp (2012, 2013, 2014), as well as multiple Drupal User Groups.
A long-time Bay Area resident recently returned to California from Costa Rica, Joshua earned an MFA in Computer Arts/New Media from the Academy of Art University. He has also been an instructor there, teaching web technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching Little League, board games, and chocolate.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00am

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