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Essential books for Drupal in 2023

List of essential Drupal 10 books in 2023

Diving into the vast universe of Drupal, the open-source content management system, is an exciting and enriching journey for any web development enthusiast. Throughout my Drupal journey, I have discovered a collection of essential books shining beacons in my understanding and mastery of this powerful platform. In this post, I will share with you my selection. These works have been valuable guides in my learning and have acted as reliable companions in building robust and innovative websites. If you are a developer, designer or simply passionate about Drupal, this compendium of books will become your indispensable compass in the fascinating world of content management with Drupal. Join me on this literary journey that has transformed my approach to web development!


1. Drupal 10 Module Development: Develop and deliver engaging and intuitive enterprise-level apps


Drupal 10 Module development book


Join the Drupal module development journey with Daniel Sipos' latest guide. The fourth edition covers Drupal 10 enhancements, guiding you through building custom modules. From understanding the architecture to working with custom entities and database APIs, you'll learn how to develop complex modules. By the end, you'll have gained the confidence to tackle intricate business problems and contribute to the Drupal community.


2. Drupal 10 Development Cookbook: Practical recipes to harness the power of Drupal for building digital experiences and dynamic websites



The third edition of the "Drupal 10 Development Cookbook" explores the new features of Drupal 10, such as the Olivero front-end theme and the enhanced administrative experience with Claro. From creating and managing a Drupal site to customizing with modules and custom code, this book covers content structure, WYSIWYG editing, and core code performance. By the end, you'll be ready to create, manage, and customize Drupal sites to your needs.


3.Modernizing Drupal 10 Theme Development: Build fast, responsive Drupal websites with custom theme design to deliver a rich user experience



"Modernizing Drupal 10 Theme Development" addresses the challenges of working with themes in Drupal, exploring Drupal 10's new theme layer in depth. This book guides the entire process from creating a theme from scratch to optimizing Drupal productivity with tools like Webpack, Tailwind CSS, and Browsersync. You'll learn how to map design systems to Drupal site structures, and explore theme layering step-by-step, from building an HTML page to implementing fully coupled themes using JSON:api and Next.js. In the end, you'll be able to confidently build custom Drupal themes for cutting-edge websites in the modern front-end world.


I hope you like this compilation and that these books become your allies, providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to overcome challenges and unlock new possibilities in your Drupal journey - here are the keys to unlocking the doors to a world of innovation and success in web development! Until the next literary adventure in the Drupal universe!


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Adrian Vazquez Peligero
Technical Product Owner and Senior Drupal Developer