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Data Management Applications with Drupal as Your Framework
Using the Drupal content management system as a development platform lets you build data management applications quickly, while leveraging the functionality of Drupal core and thousands of contributed modules.
In this talk, I'll describe a code-based approach to building a data management application with Drupal as the framework. This approach takes advantage of core Drupal features including roles, permissions, content access control, form validation and processing, and templating. The system is built as a collection of related Drupal modules, taking an aspect oriented programming approach. This allows building a generic framework that supports different features for different installations.
The system can be deployed rapidly using Drupal tools (drush make), so it is easy to update the system, or build a test environment to evaluate the capabilities of the system. The system can operate stand-alone, or with links to outside data sources.