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Joomla! Voices Heard Around the World

Joomla! Voices Heard Around the World

The Joomla! Community is a thriving bunch of Open Source loving geeks. We share code and experiences virtually in forums, social media sites, skype chats and various places around the web each and every day. Every once in a while, we actually get together for some training and fellowship with other Joomla! community members through Joomla! User Groups and JoomlaDay events throughout the world.

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Helpful E-mail Marketing Components for Joomla! Powered Websites

Helpful E-mail Marketing Components for Joomla! Powered Websites

What do you think about an E-mail Marketing component written just for Joomla! powered websites? If you own a Joomla! based website and you want to carry out E-mail Marketing Campaigns to boost your site’s image, components integrating E-mail Marketing services with Joomla! are highly recommended.

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Review "Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook"

Review "Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook"
Like the Joomla! Site Blueprints we reviewed earlier the Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook contains a step-by-step approach. With over 80 recipes for taking control of Joomla! extensions, this is a great book for getting to know many extensions. Again, I do recognize this is about J! 1.5 - 1.6 is out, but even today we see new extensions for 1.5 appearing in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.
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5 Ways to Document Your Joomla Extension

5 Ways to Document Your Joomla Extension

When it comes to creating an extension for Joomla — or any type of software — documentation will always be an important part of that extension’s success.

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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.

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