Apr 6, 2015

"An Introduction to Entities"

An Introduction to Entities

I might be particularly dense about this aspect of Drupal, but this is the first article I've read that clearly and succinctly describes the closely related concepts of entity type, bundle, node, content type, field, and entity.

For those who are familiar with object-oriented programming, there is a comparison that is helpful, even though the analogy is not a perfect match.

Kudos to the authors.


  1. Have you found something similar in a Drupal 8 context?

    1. I think the conceptual overview provided by this article applies just as well to D8.

      However, the actual implementations between D7 and D8 sound wildly different. See, for example, "Entity API in Drupal 8", https://www.drupal.org/developing/api/entity