Become a Drupal Architect (1/5): Performance & Scalability

This is 1 of 5 classes in our "Become a Drupal Architect" series!

Overview

Let's be honest: sometimes there are 4 ways to do anything in Drupal, and 3 of them are best practices depending on circumstances. Pick the wrong path and you might still build a functional website.. for now. 6 months later you may find that architectural decisions are coming back to hurt you - your site may have slowed down, crashed, feel like it is held together with duct tape, or become hard to refactor.

Our 5-part "Become a Drupal Architect" series is designed to take the intermediate module developer to the next level. We want you to think higher level than code - it's time to think like an architect. This class is part 1 of the 5-part series, and it is focused on "Performance & Scalability".

Who is this for?

  • Entry to mid-level Drupal developers looking to make better long-term architectural decisions
  • Drupal developers who are already comfortable building Drupal 8 websites
  • Drupal developers who are already comfortable with PHP
  • Drupal developers who are already fairly comfortable with Object Oriented programming
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What You'll Learn

  • Understand & configure Drupal Cache API
  • Understand Drupal core caching, Varnish caching, CDN caching, and how to work with each
  • Cookies - the less yummy kind, but can be just as fun. Learn when and how to properly work with browser cookies
  • Determine when to implement client-side and when to implement server-side, and the implications of each
  • Learn how to perform thousands of operations at once without taking your site down
  • Learn your options for processing 100,000 items in the background
  • Wrap your head around Drupal and non-Drupal cron and cron jobs

A Better Way To Learn

Previous graduates built debugacademy.com, debugsociety.com, and more live websites!

Our personalized approach to teaching allows us to cater to individual student strengths and interests. Students are part of a real development team working on real projects. You'll even leave with a working portfolio and applied experience on a software project led by a senior developer.

 

Our Classes

  • I am very glad that I could get a job in Drupal

    At Debug Academy, Drupal front end training course is curated with real time use cases, regular exercises and home assignments to train an individual with minimal experience in computer programming. I was fortunate to be part of this training to fulfil my dream in software development field. While I sincerely worked on the tasks assigned to me and I got complete support from Ashraf and team to complete the tasks with clear understanding. The beauty of this training is that I was trained to be part of the real time projects.

    Shruthi Hulivana Nagaraju
    Drupal Developer
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  • "I think the way learning in this course is laid out is really well done"

    The structure and order of the course made a lot of sense, it was very logical, and paced in an appropriate way. As soon as I got curious about another topic, it came up later in a lesson or in the next lecture. I think the way learning in this course is laid out is really well done, and now I'm going to have a hard time following the structure of other courses if it doesn't feel just as logical. Well done. Thank you.

    J'Vaughn Johnson
    Software Engineer at Yale University
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  • "Being able to also work on a real project was amazing"

    I enjoyed the formal "lecture" and then the code along division of each class. Being able to also work on a real project was amazing and being part of real workflow using Git was especially helpful. Also, having Ashraf available for Zoom calls was quite nice in addition to the Slack chatroom.” Ashraf's a great instructor, he explains things in a way that make it seem more approachable.

    Jack Garratt
    Senior Full-Stack Drupal Developer at ICF
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  • "I really liked the support I received when taking the course!"

    I took the course and with the skills I gained, I was able to get placed on a high-profile project "The Cheesecake Factory"! && many other client projects right after. I must say the tools I learned here at Debug Academy are very similar tools that the teams I work with on client projects use as well which is pretty amazing! I highly recommend this course!!

    Lynda Santiago
    Drupal Developer at Debug Academy
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Meet Your Instructor

At Debug Academy, we make sure we've got the right to give you the best education possible. Our instructors are renowned experts who lead with empathy to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone.

  • Ashraf Abed

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    Ashraf Abed is a certified Drupal 7 & 8 Triple Certified Expert, and a former Technical Architect at Acquia. He is involved in numerous enterprise development projects and has been fortunate enough to experience working as the lead developer on websites like Whitehouse.Gov and other prominent Drupal websites. Teaching is his passion.

     

     

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