Learn the new features of Drupal 7, how they work and how they will impact you
Get to grips with all of the new features in Drupal 7
Upgrade your Drupal 6 site, themes, and modules to Drupal 7
Explore the new Drupal 7 administration interface and map your Drupal 6 administration interface to the new Drupal 7 structure
Complete coverage of the DBTNG database layer with usage examples and all API changes for both Themes and Modules
Also includes an Appendix that introduces the beta release for Drupal 7. It is not a part of the book (print or e-book) but only available for free download
Drupal 7 contains features for which site administrators have been clamoring for years, including support for fields, an improved administration interface, better database support, improved theming, and more. You could of course make a laborious search on sites, blogs, and many online tutorials that would promise to update you about every new feature, but there's an even better way to know all about Drupal 7's new features: Drupal 7 First Look is the first and only book that covers all of the fantastic new features in Drupal 7 in depth and covers the process of upgrading your Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7. If you've used Drupal 6 and want to use Drupal 7, you need this book.
Drupal 7 First Look takes an in-depth look into all of the major new features in Drupal 7 so you can quickly take full advantage of Drupal 7. It also assists you in upgrading your site to Drupal 7. Some of the new features in Drupal 7 include:
Fields API, based on Drupal 6 CCK, which allows you to easily build your own content types
Improved user interface for administering your website
Built-in support for working with images and files
Improved security for the site and users of the site
Completely rewritten database layer DBTNG to make working with the database easier and more secure.
Improved API for custom module development and user interface theming
This book is your one-stop shop to know and utilize all of the major new features of Drupal 7