Business Application Fundamentals
Now that you’ve got an instance of Drupal up and running, it’s time to start building an application. In this chapter, we will explore the fundamentals of using Drupal to build a business application, starting with the task of defining what the application will do. In a real software project, the process of gathering requirements would generally take some time and be done by one or more qualified analysts. For our example application, though, we aren’t really concerned with the quality or coverage of these requirements. We just need to make sure we’re all on the same page with what we’re building. As such, we’ll cover the requirements quickly—just enough to get an idea of our application’s basic functionality.