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Drupal 7 Module Development by Ken Rickard, John Wilkins, Larry Garfield, Matt Butcher, Greg Dunlap, Matt Farina

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Tools for developing Drupal code

Drupal is a sophisticated platform, and from the glimpse above we can see already that there are numerous systems and structures to keep track of. In this section, we try to provide tools that simplify or streamline the development process.

We assume that you have your own web server stack and your own PHP development tools. The authors of this book each use different editors, operating systems, and web server stacks, so we collectively understand that there are many good tools for developing PHP applications. And Drupal itself doesn't require anything special.

If you are just getting started, you may want to look at Acquia Drupal (http://acquia.com). They offer entire application stacks to get you started on Windows, ...

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