Paul de Raaij

Paul de Raaij

Dutch webdeveloper creating websites for medium and small sized companies. Develops in Java and PHP and has worked with multiple frameworks. Works with Joomla for a year now and tries to incorporate other frameworks for easier component development.

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In this article I'm going to show you how you can make use of Interceptor Filters via annotations within a Joomla application. It makes use of the principle of Aspect-Oriented Programming.
Sunday, 01 May 2011 00:00

Using Doctrine ORM in Joomla!

Joomla is a decent CMS with very nice features. It works great for the end user and has many components ready to use from the online world. What I don't like personally, as a developer, is the model implementation in Joomla. For me the way ' model and table' classes are implemented, just doesn't feel right to me. Also it is very difficult to get other models in a controller or an other model class. With Symfony I have worked with Doctrine regularly and in this blog I'll show you how to use Doctrine for your own component in Joomla. Doctrine is an Object Relational  Mapping framework and offers you a persistence library. This not the holy grail and you should determine  if you need the extra overhead and if you are comfortable with it.