Craft Plugin Development In-Depth

Visualizing a Craft Plugin

Ben jumps right in and maps an illustration of a Craft plugin with the actual code. Even if you've built a plugin, this will help you create a clearer mental model of how the plugin works.

Here are all of the videos in Craft Plugin Development In-Depth:

1 Visualizing a Craft Plugin Ben jumps right in and maps an illustration of a Craft plugin with the actual code. Even if you've built a plugin, this will help you create a clearer mental model of how the plugin works. 08:26
2 How a Plugin Variable Works Continuing with the EntryCount plugin, Ben takes a closer look at a plugin variable and what happens when you access a variable from a template. 09:49
3 How a Plugin Controller Works Ben focuses on the plugin controller. He helps clear up confusion about plugin controllers and how we interact with them using Action URLs and POSTed forms. 12:37
4 How Service APIs Work Ben continues his journey through a plugin's internals. This time he focuses on how Service APIs work. 12:05
5 Data Structures and Storage Go deep with Ben on data structures and storage and learn a lot about a core part of plugin development for Craft. 15:49
6 Database Setup & Migration Ben walks you through how to use the Craft database for storing persistent data for your plugin. 09:51
7 Debugging and Troubleshooting Ben discusses the difference between a good developer and a great developer: debugging and troubleshooting skills. 14:18
8 Scalability and Performance Now that you have your plugin built, how does it perform? Ben tackles making performance improvements on the plugin. 18:25
9 Config Settings and Extensibility Ben wraps up the course by walking through how config settings work and how to use events so other developers can extend your plugin. 11:02

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