Blog Written with a loving hand by kitt some time around 09:42 on 20 June 2006
Across the Drupal developer list, an email came across two days ago:
> ... > The current Module Developers Guide is a great start. But misses some > of the details that make everything "click" for a new Drupal coder. In the Drupal handbook, there is a great resource called "Creating modules - a tutorial": http://drupal.org/node/17914 Needs to be updated in places (was written for 4.5), but despite this, it still does an excellent job of teaching you the basics of Drupal module development. Grokking the menu callback system, and its central role as the foundation of almost any page request in Drupal, is probably the biggest challenge for new developers. Also a challenge is getting your head around the "hook magic", and how all of that actually works, and then understanding a few of the more important hooks in detail (e.g. hook_block, hook_help, hook_nodeapi). This tutorial will help you to at least begin to overcome these challenges.
Given that I wrote that tutorial, the email gave me warm fuzzies.