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Dependency Injection

If you are starting to learn about Drupal 8, you must have come across a term called "Dependency Injection". If you are wondering what it means, then this is the post you should read. Through examples, you will learn why dependency injection is useful for decoupling the code as well as unit testing effectively.

Free Drupal 8 Tutorials – An Exhaustive List

If you are starting to learn Drupal 8, you are probably overwhelmed by the number of blog posts that offer free tutorials on different aspects of Drupal 8. The only way to find all these tutorials is to search online. In this post, we have created an exhaustive list of the free resources online for mastering Drupal 8, organized by categories. Use these links as a reference when starting on your next Drupal 8 learning expedition. Perform a Ctrl+F search to quicky find the topic of your choice.

Getting Started

Inheritance

In Object Oriented PHP Programming post, you learned how to create classes and objects and how to use them in your code. In this post, we'll dig a little deeper and introduce the concept of inheritance. You will understand when to use it and the benefits associated with its use. You will understand Method Overriding in PHP. You will also learn when to set the visibility of properties and methods to public, protected or private. We'll continue where we left off in the previous post.

Object Oriented PHP

I am sure that by now you must have heard that Drupal 8 is using Symfony components and is based on object-oriented programming in PHP. If you are a Drupal 7 developer, then you may not know what is object-oriented programming or fail to understand the benefits it offers. In this post, you will learn the basics of object-oriented PHP programming so that you can start developing for Drupal 8.

Configure PHPStorm to debug Drupal 8

Devel module provides dsm() and dpm() functions to output variables on the page for debugging Drupal. But if the problem is more complicated, then that's not sufficient. You can simplify debugging tremendously if you stop code execution using breakpoints and then execute the application one step at a time. All IDEs that support PHP debugging, such as Eclipse, Netbeans, PHPStorm, etc., provide the functionality to put breakpoints in the code. But it requires quite a bit of configuration to make it work.

Creating the simplest headless Drupal 7 site

In What is headless Drupal post, you learned what exactly is headless Drupal. You also understood the two ways a headless Drupal application can be developed. You got to know of the advantages and disadvantages of both the approaches. In this post, you will create the simplest headless Drupal application possible in less than 15 minutes. By the end of this post, you will have a simple HTML page. On loading this page, JS will send a request to Drupal. Drupal will generate a random number and send it back to the JS.

Adding multiple SKUs of a product

This is tutorial #2 in the Drupal Commerce tutorial series. In the previous article, we showed you how to add a basic product along with a display to showcase that product in the front end. This article makes product addition and management smoother by using the Inline Entity Form module.

Adding A Drupal Commerce Product And Product Display

This article is the first in a tutorial series that teaches beginners how to configure a Drupal Commerce site. Follow this series to gain a basic understanding on how to build online stores of your choice. If you would like to see the full list of articles in this series, go to Drupal Commerce Tutorial page.

Drupal Commerce Tutorial - Create your first e-commerce store

Drupal Commerce is a distribution capable of building e-commerce sites. In this series of tutorials, you will learn how to create a Drupal Commerce site from scratch. You will know how individual modules in Drupal Commerce suite fit together to build an e-commerce store, whether you are selling products, services or subscriptions. Following topics are covered:

Using IcoMoon To Convert SVG Icons Into Icon Fonts

Icon Fonts are popular vector-based graphics that can be used in projects by applying CSS styles. They are scalable, small in size and browser-friendly. Icon fonts differ from conventional fonts because they don't feature numbers or letters. Instead, they feature glyphs and symbols.

IcoMoon allows you to build custom icon fonts that can be used in projects of your choice. In this article, we will import SVG icons and convert them into icon fonts.

 
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