|Sent on:||Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:14 AM|
On my drive home from last night's meetup I was thinking about what I would like to see at our next meeting - or some future meeting beyond that.
I think it would be really useful for the entire group - regardless of whether you are new to Drupal, whether you are a themer, moduler, or webmaster, regardless of your familiarity of object-oriented methodologies - to go through a real world Drupal project (I have a few that would be good to use) and discuss the various ways to implement different aspects of the project. We can discuss some of the limitations of Drupal from an Object-Oriented perspective - in particular its inability to harness the powers of polymorphism, inheritance/instantiation, abstraction, and encapsulation - and how one can best implement Drupal concepts to attempt to achieve some level of OO value.
An example of what I mean is found in how you can't create a field for Name and use that field across multiple content types such that it is meaningful in each instance of itself - so that Name of an Author is different than Name of a Publication, but that each instantiation of Name inherits certain base-class characteristics of a Name.
From: Terry Brown
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [The-Austin-Drupal-Meetup-Group] Last Chance for Refreshment Requests!
Should we still hold this meetup in light of the "immenent"
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On Apr 29, 2009, at 4:31 PM, Terry Brown <[address removed]> wrote:
I've got bottled water, coke and diet coke - any other requests?
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