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Decoupled Drupal in Practice

Architect and Implement Decoupled Drupal Architectures Across the Stack

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  • Written by the Director of Research and Innovation at Acquia and Drupal developer since 2007, Preston So, who is the foremost expert on decoupled Drupal, having spoken on the topic at Frontend United and at keynotes on four continents in multiple languages

  • The first comprehensive and in-depth look at decoupled Drupal architectures across the stack. No other book at this level of depth, with material for developers of diverse backgrounds, exists on the market today

  • With the evolution towards services-oriented architectures, API-first patterns, and decoupled CMSes, developers, architects, and technical leads need more practical and actionable resources than ever

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. The Decoupled Drupal Ecosystem

  2. Integration with Consumers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-312
    2. React

      • Preston So
      Pages 313-334
    3. React Native

      • Preston So
      Pages 335-354
    4. Angular

      • Preston So
      Pages 355-380
    5. Vue.js

      • Preston So
      Pages 381-397
    6. Ember

      • Preston So
      Pages 399-416
  3. Advanced Topics in Decoupled Drupal

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 417-418
    2. The REST Plug-in System

      • Preston So
      Pages 419-426
    3. Schemas and Generated Documentation

      • Preston So
      Pages 445-453
    4. Caching

      • Preston So
      Pages 455-464
    5. The Future of Decoupled Drupal

      • Preston So
      Pages 465-479
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 481-492

About this book

Gain a clear understanding of the most important concepts in the decoupled CMS landscape. You will learn how to architect and implement decoupled Drupal architectures across the stack—from building the back end and designing APIs to integrating with front-end technologies.  You'll also review presenting data through consumer applications in widely adopted technologies such as Angular, Ember, React, and Vue.js.

Featuring a foreword by Drupal founder and project lead Dries Buytaert, the first part of this book chronicles the history of the CMS and the server–client divide, analyzes the risks and rewards of decoupled CMS architectures, and presents architectural patterns. From there, the book explores the core and contributed landscape for decoupled Drupal, authentication mechanisms, and the surrounding tooling ecosystem before delving into consumer implementations in a variety of technologies. Finally, a series of chapters on advanced topics feature the Drupal REST plugin system, schemas and generated documentation, and caching.

Several projects point to a decoupled future for Drupal, including the Contenta CMS and work to modernize Drupal's JavaScript using React. Begin learning about these and other exciting developments with Decoupled Drupal today.

What You’ll Learn

  • Evaluate the risks and rewards of decoupled Drupal and classify its architectures
  • Authenticate requests to Drupal using OAuth, JWT, and Basic Authentication
  • Consume and manipulate Drupal content via API through HTTP requests
  • Integrate with other consumer applications for native mobile and desktop as well as set-top boxes (Roku, Apple TV, Samsung TV)
  • Add new resources to Drupal's REST API using the REST plugin system
  • Generate API documentation that complies with the OpenAPI (Swagger) standard

Who This Book Is For

Those with some exposure to CMSes like WordPress and Drupal and those who wish to follow along with JavaScript application development will benefit.  A familiarity with API-first or services-oriented architectures is helpful but not presumed.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ridgewood, USA

    Preston So

About the author

Preston So has been a web developer since 2001, a Drupal developer since 2007, a Drupal contributor since 2009, and a globally recognized expert on decoupled Drupal since 2015. Currently, he works as Director of Research and Innovation at Acquia, where he is the primary subject matter expert and evangelist for decoupled Drupal and API-first approaches. Previously, he led the Entertainment Weekly development team at Time Inc. (now Meredith). Over the last decade, he has given talks at over 50 conferences on five continents in multiple languages on a variety of topics, including front-end development, responsive design, user experience, Drupal development, open-source innovation, emerging technologies (conversational interfaces, augmented reality), the decentralized web, and decoupled Drupal. He has presented at SXSW Interactive twice (2017, 2018) and at industry conferences around the world, including Frontend United, Great Wide Open, and others. He has also delivered keynotes at conferences on four continents in multiple languages on the subject of decoupled Drupal.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Decoupled Drupal in Practice

  • Book Subtitle: Architect and Implement Decoupled Drupal Architectures Across the Stack

  • Authors: Preston So

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4072-4

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books

  • Copyright Information: Preston So 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4842-4071-7Published: 12 December 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4842-4072-4Published: 12 December 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 492

  • Number of Illustrations: 152 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Web Development

Buy it now

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access