DrupalCon London 2011: THE RULES WAY OF LIFE

Presented by
Wolfgang Ziegler
Klaus Purer
Rules 2 for Drupal 7 is a powerful module that can ease your life as site builder drastically. This session will show best practices, tips & tricks and present how Rules can work together with other modules to gain even more power!

In particular, we'll show what the holy four -- rules, views, message & flag -- can achieve together!

Have you ever heard the sentence "there is a module for that"? Replace it with "there is a rule for that" ;-) The flexibility of Rules with its intelligent data selector widget enables you to access any entity and property in a very fast way (no more PHP eval() like in Rules 1.x). We will show you all the awesome concepts in Rules:

Direct input including tokens and the Data Selector
Use Rules components and start re-using configurations
Make use of loops & lists
Learn about recent developments (also including the Google Summer of Code project)
Furthermore we show how popular use-cases can be implemented with Rules and build them into regular Drupal modules using Features. Stop coding custom modules, start using the power of Rules & Drupal's ecosystem!

We'll show how one or more of those examples could be built:

Editorial workflows
Scheduled publishing
In addition, we'll show how developers can make use of the Rules API and create handy functionality just by writing some basic glue code.

You'll can find the slides as wells the presented notification feature module here.

Intended audience
Site builders, who are familiar with Drupal tools like Fields & Views

Questions answered by this session
How can I leverage the full power of Rules?

What modules play well with Rules?

How can I replace whole modules with the holy four?

What's going on in the ecosystem around Rules?

I don't want to write code, what can I do with Drupal?

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