Build robust components and plugins using Packt's new Joomla! book
06/21/2010

Packt is pleased to announce Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, a new book that describes how to extend the power of Joomla! by adding components, modules, plugins, and other extensions.

Online PR News – 21-June-2010 – – Packt is pleased to announce Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, a new book that describes how to extend the power of Joomla! by adding components, modules, plugins, and other extensions. Written by James Kennard and Chuck Lanham, this book will help readers to design and build secure and robust components as well as customize document properties through an interactive user experience.

Joomla! is the world’s hottest open source, award-winning content management system written in PHP that uses the MySQL database system to store information. It enables developers to build professional websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla! one of the most popular CMSes available.

Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development is an invaluable reference guide for Joomla! development tasks, that will take users through the complexities of implementing add-ons, components, modules, and plugins in Joomla! 1.5. This book starts by explaining the structure and design of the Joomla! Framework and then goes on to deal with multilingual requirements. Users will also learn to create robust, user-friendly, and professional extensions quickly.

With this book, developers will understand how the Joomla! 1.5 framework operates at its core to develop efficient and well-designed extensions for Joomla! The developers will also be able to organize their code with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern and build their own components to manage a specific set of data. Furthermore, developers will be able to modify their system’s functionality without the need to alter existing code in addition to preventing malicious attacks on their systems.

Packed with expert advice, working examples, and tips, this in-depth comprehensive and accurate guide is ideal for PHP developers, who want to learn how to work with the Joomla! Framework. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: www.packtpub.com/mastering-joomla-1-5-extension-framework-development-2e/book