For developers: Implementing Views into your custom module

As the title suggests, this session would run through the implementation of views so given fields/arguments from a developer's custom module would be available to include in a view. This would be useful for developers of a module that is:

  • Attempting to be lightweight for a given view by not using CCK
  • Pre-CCK (used the module for a long time and porting the content over as cck may not be the right choice)
  • Not necessarily a content type but collects other types of information for content (importance of content as set by a cron task, rating, etc)
  • Perhaps extend the core set of views provided in the views package (filter the content alphabetically)?

The plan would be to run through a given module and either:
a) Explain the view and how it connects (what is required).
b) Implement a view from scratch (which would also provide an explanation of (a))

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Integrated session

This portion of the session will be integrated with the session planned by Khalid (time to whip up some slides!)

Now a separate session

From talking with the event organizers, this will be a separate session now.

Should this node be

Should this node be published?

Re: Should this now be published

I have no idea... :(