This course provided tons of hands-on practice with many Drupal APIs and best practices like writing automated tests. I feel more motivated and confident both in my ability [to] contribute back to Drupal core and to train others in Drupal development.
- Amber Matz, Winter 2023
"This is a great class, I am much more confident in my module building and have improved my coding standards... A "must do" for anyone who wants to write code that you can share with confidence."
- Adam Bauer, Summer 2022
Professional Module Development is DrupalEasy's newest long-form, best-practice focused, professional Drupal training course.
The full version of the course, approximately 90 hours of instruction, leads students through the process of learning modern Drupal module techniques and skills, setting up their development environment, running automated tests, and using modern code quality tools.
The course is presented with weekly rotating combinations of PhpStorm, Visual Studio Code, Lando, and DDEV. Developer tool lessons include details for all four of these tools.
If you're looking to become a professional Drupal module developer; there is no better way to learn the skills necessary as part of our friendly and professional DrupalEasy Learning Community.
Special pricing is available to Drupal Career Online alumni, non-profit organizations, and groups of 3 or more students.
The Lite version of the course, approximately 60 hours of instruction, provides a select portion of the curriculum for those who don't require the full menu of topics. PMD Lite runs concurrently with the full version of the course and is offered at a reduced price.
PMD Lite focuses on the core module development aspects of the class, skipping topics such as developer tools, events, custom Drush commands, and caching.
A fantastic course covering some really advanced stuff. If you understand the principles of Drupal, but want to move forward to deal with advanced development topics, this is a good place to start.
- James Shields, Winter 2023
Excellent course - cannot recommend highly enough! Covers all the necessary topics in great detail.
- Ian Finlay, Summer 2022
PMD not only provides the how to, but also always strives to answer the why.
- Why are coding standards important?
- Why should I use PhpStan?
- Why do I care about dependency injection?
- Why is Xdebug better than other debugging tools?
- Why should I take the time to write automated tests?
- Why do I need to pay attention to caching?
- Why does it matter which IDE I use?
Many PMD lessons start by making the case for why the topic about to be taught will save you time, make you more efficient, or allow your code to be more flexible - real motivation for you and your fellow classmates to fully embrace the topics.
- Registration deadline: January 26, 2024
- Class begins: January 30, 2024
- Payment deadline: February 2, 2024
- Class ends: May 2, 2024
- Lite registration deadline: February 9, 2024
- Lite class begins: February 13, 2024
- Lite payment deadline: February 15, 2024
- Lite class ends: March 28, 2024
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-3:30pm ET.
- Registration deadline: August 9, 2024
- Class begins: August 13, 2024
- Payment deadline: August 15, 2024
- Class ends: November 12, 2024
- Lite registration deadline: August 23, 2024
- Lite class begins: August 27, 2024
- Lite payment deadline: August 30, 2024
- Lite class ends: October 24, 2024
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-3:30pm ET.
"Fantastic dive into the details of module development. An excellent way to develop new skills or strengthen/hone your existing module development skills.
- Marvin Crippen, Summer 2022
Part 1 - Full course participants
- Course custom module user stories
- Course site configuration
- Developer tools (phpcs, PhpStan, Xdebug)
- Integrated development environments (PhpStorm, Visual Studio Code)
- Automated testing overview
Part 2 - Full and Lite course participants
- Overview of course custom module architecture
- Starting a custom module with test-driven development (functional PhpUnit test)
- Creating a configuration form (including configuration schema)
- Creating a plugin type
- Creating a plugin
- Creating a unit test
- Creating kernel tests
Part 3 - Full and Lite course participants
- Overview of services and dependency injection
- Custom form validation and submission
- Service parameters
Part 4 - Full and Lite course participants
- Managing custom modules with Composer
- Creating a plugin with an external dependency
- Creating a kernel test
- Implementing hook_user_login() and hook_cron()
- Using the Drupal Queue API
- Creating a admin form
- Using the Drupal Batch API
Part 5 - Full course participants
- Custom events and event subscribers
- Creating a custom Drush command
- Hooks related to installing and uninstalling modules
- Overview of Drupal caching techniques
Very thorough and detailed module development course that has given me a more comprehensive understanding of module development.
- Devon Ek, Summer 2022
- Experience with a local development environment (DDEV or Lando preferred)
- Experience with Composer
- Experience with Drush
- Knowledge of object-oriented PHP
- Knowledge of introductory Drupal module concepts (routes, controllers, forms, hooks)
Additional suggested prerequisites for the Lite version
- Comfort running local PhpUnit tests
- Drupal Coder
The best part of this course was that it gave me CONFIDENCE! I now know where to look for coding help, and can read/understand OO code. I have a better understanding of PHPStorm and how it's integral to coding PHP and Drupal.
- John Learned, Summer 2022