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Leveraging the Chaos tool suite for module development

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
308 Rackspace

Presented by

Roger López (zroger)
Rent the Runway
Under the HoodUnder the Hood
Technical details: Study servers, Drupal core, module building, and more.

CTools, aka the Chaos tool suite is one of the most popular (#31 as reported by in early January 2010) and arguably least understood modules in the contributions repository. While most users will enable it only because of a dependency (i.e. panels), there are some wonderful gems in this tool kit that simplify module development.

In this session I will cover the JavaScript and AJAX tools introduced by CTools.

  • Dependent form widgets
  • Form handling within an AJAX context
  • AJAX Commands Framework
  • Modal windows

Related links

You may also want to check out AJAX and Javascript in Drupal7 (for developers), where Randy Fay, Rob Loach and Katherine Bailey will amaze you with the new AJAX features that are part of Drupal 7.

Experience: Advanced, Expert
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit
Tags: ajax, api, ctools, javascript

Yeah! Looking forward to it. Would love to see coverage of the AJAX Commands Framework in D7 while you're here. It should be the same.

Can't wait!