Presentation on Saturday 19 July 2008
at 10:00 AM
A quick overview of the tools provided by Developer Module, and bundled extras including macro.module, devel_generate.module, devel_node_access.module, and the new Drupal 6 devel_themer.module, and how they might fit into your workflow.
Learn about installing and configuring devel.module, and what happens when you click the links in the Devel block and the extra tabs on your pages. Then get to know more about using the contributed modules to do things like generate dummy content, reduce your development time by automating form submissions while testing, and using Devel node access to see who has access to what nodes.
This will be followed by a more extensive look into the features of devel.module specifically, and some ideas about how you can use it to help cut back on the amount of time and caffeine it takes to debug your own modules. We’ll look at using devel.module’s query logger to find and tune expensive database queries, and the short-cut functions for printing out variable contents and how you can use them to find the bugs in your code and squash them for good.