Chapter 1. Wherefore Drupal?

Drupal started as a content management system, and that's what its core is all about. Since its inception in 2001, the Drupal environment has attracted thousands of users and developers who have improved all aspects of the environment.

There are many industrial-strength Drupal installations built on shared and custom code. This chapter discusses the Drupal core and modules that are commonly used.

If you are reading this book, you probably have some experience with Windows programming and perhaps are familiar with content management systems that run in a Windows environment. I'll mention a couple of these in this chapter and take you though the path that led me to Drupal. Perhaps you've had a similar journey.

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