Advanced PHP for Drupal 8

Course Overview

This class covers the new PHP techniques that you need to know to program modules for Drupal 8: object oriented programming, namespaces and autoloading, dependency injection, using Composer for dependency management, annotations, and event handlers.

Who is it for?

If you know the basics of PHP (variables, functions, conditionals, and loops) but want to learn the modern style of PHP used in Drupal 8, this is the class for you.

How is it taught?

The class will consist of two weekly video lessons, each around 3.5 hours long, and two weekly live Q&A sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover the topics listed below and can be watched on-demand, anytime that is convenient for you. At the end of each lesson, you will be given an assignment to practice what you've learned. (We will provide web hosting for your practice work, so you don't need to worry about setting that up.)

The weekly live sessions will be conducted online, using the webinar software GotoMeeting. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions from and will help troubleshoot any issues you have doing the assignment. (GotoMeeting allows us to view your computer, and take control of your keyboard and mouse if needed. So, we can see any error messages that you're seeing and figure out how to fix it right on the spot.) In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions during the week.

After the course is over you can continue to access the lesson videos, free of charge, forever. There are no monthly subscription fees. Just come back and watch the lessons whenever you want. They are a great reference when you forget how to do something.

Lessons In This Class

Lesson 1: Object Oriented Programming
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  • Introduction
    00:06:12
  • How PHP Works
    00:12:20
  • Using the DrupalTutor DevStack
    00:28:42
  • Using the Example Code in This Class
    00:15:38
  • Object Oriented Programming: stdClass Objects
    00:08:02
  • Object Oriented Programming: Classes and Objects
    00:38:55
  • Object Oriented Programming: Namespaces and Autoloading
    00:28:31
  • Object Oriented Programming: Type Hinting
    00:29:18
  • Object Oriented Programming: Static Members
    00:28:03
  • Object Oriented Programming: Inheritance
    00:40:12
  • Object Oriented Programming: Interfaces
    00:23:14
  • Using Databases and SQL
    00:48:37
  • Modern PHP: Introduction
    00:14:56
  • Modern PHP: Managing Dependencies with Composer
    00:22:05
  • Modern PHP: Annotations (and Doctrine)
    00:37:26
  • Modern PHP: Dependency Injection
    00:43:59
  • Modern PHP: Event Listeners / Subscribers
    00:29:50
  • Class Wrap-Up
    00:03:54

See It In Action

Watch this sample video to get a sense of what this course is like.

Watch Example Video

Wayne Eaker
Wayne Eaker
Drupal Architect, Developer, and Trainer

About Your Instructor

Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students.

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Our Guarantee

Try this course for a week, and if you don't agree that it's the best way to learn Drupal, we'll refund the full price. No questions asked.

$ 148
Per student
  • 7+ hours of video lessons
  • 2 weekly live webinars with your instructor
  • Permanent access to the recordings of all the lessons and live sessions
  • A development environment for your practice Drupal site
  • Access to an online forum to ask questions of the instructor and discuss with other students
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Your Class Session Details

Lesson Videos

Your lesson videos will be available starting January 22, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting February 5, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting February 19, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting March 4, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting March 18, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting April 1, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting April 15, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting April 29, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting May 13, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting May 27, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting June 10, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Development Environment

Your practice development environment will be available from January 22, 2020 to February 19, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 5, 2020 to March 4, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 19, 2020 to March 18, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 4, 2020 to April 1, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 18, 2020 to April 15, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 1, 2020 to April 29, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 15, 2020 to May 13, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 29, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 13, 2020 to June 10, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 27, 2020 to June 24, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from June 10, 2020 to July 8, 2020.

Live Webinars

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Webinar Schedule
Date Time(s)
January 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 4 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
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February 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 18 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
February 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 3 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
March 10 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 17 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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March 24 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 31 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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April 7 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 14 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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April 21 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
May 5 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
May 15 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
June 2 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 9 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
June 16 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 23 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT