7 Free Tools For Drupal Development

by May 2, 2016 0 comments

After WordPress, Drupal CMS is really a popular open source platform for developing your own website . But creating your website according to your requirements is not an easy task you requires  lots of programming skills and expertise in core Drupal framework. However, there are some development tools that can help you develop websites and here they are.

Drush

Drush is a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal. Drush core ships with lots of useful commands for interacting with code like modules/themes/profiles. Similarly, it runs update.php, executes sql queries and DB migrations, and misc utilities like run cron or clear cache.

 

Trac for Bug Tracking and Code History

Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management.

 

Coder

Coder checks your Drupal code against coding standards and other best practices. It can also fix coding standard violations for you with the phpcbf command from PHP_CodeSniffer. Coder lets the user verify whether a module is meeting the coding standards of Drupal or not.

 

Backup and Migrate

Back up and restore your Drupal MySQL database, code, and files or migrate a site between environments. Backup and Migrate supports gzip, bzip and zip compression as well as automatic scheduled backups.

 

Masquerade

The Masquerade module allows site administrators (or anyone with enough permissions) to switch users and surf the site as that user (no password required). That person can switch back to their own user account at any time. This is helpful for site developers when trying to determine what a client, logged in as themselves, might see when logged into the site.

 

Diff

This module adds a tab for sufficiently permissioned users. The tab shows all revisions like standard Drupal but it also allows pretty viewing of all added/changed/deleted words between revisions.

 

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