Joomla JavaScript Dependency Management

Joomla JavaScript Dependency Management

In Joomla, JavaScript usage has been increasing over the past few years. Now it is becoming a required need to have a proper JavaScript dependency handling mechanism to maintain its JavaScript Code.

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Introduction to Plugin Development for Site Builders

Of all the Joomla Extension types available, plugins are the simplest to implement, but can be the most powerful with regards to customising your Joomla! website. Built into Joomla! are a number of events that trigger the execution of plugins, which essentially allow us to highjack the standard Joomla! code or output and insert our own code.

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Practical Development 3: Project

Practical Development 3: Project

Third in a series of articles on practical development. The advantages of dealing with your Project through an in Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as PHP Storm. Consult previous articles in this series.

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Practical Development 2: Working Environment

Practical Development 2: Working Environment

The second in a series of articles on practical development, dealing with your working environment in developing for Joomla! Consult last month's introduction for what to expect.

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Practical Development

Practical Development

Whether you are writing PHP code or styling a website with cascading style sheets (CSS), there are a range of tools which can make your life much easier and allow you to focus on writing good quality code quickly and efficiently. This "practical development" series of articles will focus on using PhpStorm as a development environment and will consider seven topics.

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Review: Component Creator for Joomla!

Review: Component Creator for Joomla!

This is about a tool which has gained a lot of attention in the Joomla community over the last few months.

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Lessons in Good Coding Practices: Don't Repeat Yourself

Lessons in Good Coding Practices: Don't Repeat Yourself

I'm a parent. That tends to sound a bit like a confession. But most people who know me also know that I love kids. I have three children right now, and hope to add more in the near future. I've learned many things from being a parent. I learned there is a strange phenomenon with children where they cannot hear something they are told unless I tell them multiple times. It's interesting because it doesn't seem to be all the time, only certain times, and usually only those times when they need to do something they don't particularly want to do. And I really get tired of repeating myself. It gets quite annoying after a while.

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Joomla! 3.2 New Features: Post-Install Messages

Joomla! 3.2 New Features: Post-Install Messages

Among the many new features released with version 3.2 of Joomla!, the one that most caught my interest, and perhaps one of the less publicized but certainly very useful for administrators and interesting for developers, is the so-called "post-installation messages". These inform the site administrator about features that require your attention after the successful installation of an extension.

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JLayout Improvements for Joomla! 3.2

JLayout Improvements for Joomla! 3.2

This article introduces you to the new JLayouts features in Joomla! 3.2. Most of the changes are focused in improve the flexibility of the system for third party developers.

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Demand Their Best

Demand Their Best

Dear Joomla! developers, jQuery is already installed in Joomla! 3... KNOCK IT OFF! 

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