Seasoned author Dan Rahmel walks you through the process of creating all three types of Joomla! extensions (modules, components, and plug-ins), explains how best to use Ajax technology, and shows you how to adopt design patterns and incorporate source code control. You'll examine the underlying technologies (PHP, Apache, etc.) that can be tuned to offer the best system performance, and you'll explore interfacing with outside content, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) setup, and much more. You'll even delve into the internal structure of the Joomla! framework, and obtain a unique behind-the-scenes education so that you can modify and extend Joomla! to meet the needs of you and your customers.
What you will learn from this book
The process of creating a module from scratch
Ways to use Ajax to add dynamic data retrieval to Joomla!
Techniques for using design patterns to solve common programming problems
How to create and retain a virtual community
Procedures for tuning a Joomla! site for both Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Management (SEM)
Who this book is for
This book is for web developers, hobbyists, web designers, bloggers, corporate content creators, and support specialists who are looking to build a more robust web site. Basic skills in the area of PHP programming are necessary.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
In a nutshell I think this book is already out of date and is carelessly written.
A lot of "filler" material and poorly written on top of it, many typos as well that are distracting and get in the way of the material.
Nowhere in this book are the fundamental concepts of how Joomla puts a page together laid out clearly.
I bought this along with other reads as I was starting my own business out of college. There was a lot of good information and material.Published 21 months ago by Marie O
This book was disappointing. Rife with errors, typos, missing code constructs. Code doesn't work as advertised, and when you figure out how to get it to work, you find that... Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by JimB
Eight pages of the UN/EDIFACT abbreviations. This is stuff like CALINF means "Vessel call information". Really needed in a book about Joomla Programming.Published on October 8, 2009 by B. Gulino
If you're looking for something professional level this probably isn't the book for you. I was hoping this book would help bring me up to speed as we are going to install a... Read morePublished on October 4, 2009 by Thawk9455
General coverage of basic skills needed to use Joomla. Heavy reference to third party extensions with brief overview of each. Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by Eugene S. Williams
A very good comprehension for people they like to know more details on the subject of how Joomla works what strengthen and what the weaknesses are. Read morePublished on April 1, 2009 by andyhelico
I'm still waiting for a book that deals in the specifics of writing extensions, etc. that can mesh with the Joomla core. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by Hank Castello
A new phenomena like the Joomla! content management system doesn't come along very often. When better ways of doing things first happen, there is a recognizable pattern. Read morePublished on November 19, 2008 by JoK=)