1-3 March 2019

City, University London

Having fun with Drupal 8, PHP libraries and the Drupal.org API


A base knowledge of building Drupal 8 modules would be great, but not essential.

Session details

Did you know that Drupal.org has an API, and that you can use it to retrieve data for your favourite Drupal users, modules and themes?

As part of this talk, we'll start by looking at the API itself, and some examples of making requests and seeing what the returned data look like.

Then we'll move on to look at the PHP library that I wrote to work with the API - what it does, how it's structured, the tests that it includes, and discuss why you'd want to write a separate library in the first place.

Then we'll look at some Drupal 8 modules that I've written that use Composer to require the library, and explore some Drupal 8 module development concepts including service classes, dependency injection, autowiring, caching and more.

Session Track
Scheduled day
Session Time
12.05 - 12.50

Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

Closing Keynote

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