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Databases: The Next Generation

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
307 Commerce Guys

Presented by

Larry Garfield (Crell)
Under the HoodUnder the Hood
Technical details: Study servers, Drupal core, module building, and more.

Back by popular demand...

Drupal 7 features a newly rewritten database layer. If you had a complaint about Drupal 6's database handling, odds are it's been fixed in spades. Multi-database support, 3 supported databases in core, more query builders than you can shake a USB stick at, Master/slave replication, transactions, a clean object-oriented Fluent API, the works!

Great, so now how do I use this new-fangled gadgetry?

This session will cover the new database API, and how to leverage it in your own code. It will be a code-centric presentation but there will be some content for people setting up sites as well. Along the way we'll get a look at Drupal's most Object-Oriented subsystem, and a glimpse of things to come.

Whether or not the gratuitous geekery of previous iterations of this presentation will make a reappearance has not yet been determined.

Experience: Intermediate, Advanced
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit
Tags: database, Drupal 7

I can't speak for anyone else, but I vote for as much gratuitous geekery as possible.