- Series: Joomla! Press
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (August 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321943228
- ISBN-13: 978-0321943224
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #906,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The number one position is a suitable spot for this book, and almost any Joomla user– from absolute beginners to seasoned experts–can extract valuable information from this book.”
–Theo van der Zee
“Steve Burge started his business at the same time I did back in 2007. Over time, I’ve seen him struggle and succeed with different initiatives, but the following things were always constant: his honesty, business persistence, and true leadership in the Joomla! Open Source community. We’ve been a satisfied customer of ostraining.com since its initial launch and would highly recommend his work.”
–Ogy Nikolic, CEO, OGO Sense
“Finally! A Joomla book for non-geeks.”
–Charlie Sasser, R.E. Mason Company
“Joomla!® 3 Explained, Second Edition, is both comprehensive and thorough . . . a fantastic resource for Joomla users everywhere!”
–Jonathan Gafill, CEO, CloudAccess.net
“This is an excellent resource for the web developer new to Joomla . . . a great book both to start with and to keep on hand as a reference manual.”
–Les Platz, Web Developer
“Joomla!® 3 Explained, Second Edition, is a book I’ve recommended many times. In plain English, Stephen makes it easy to learn material that could otherwise be a daunting challenge. For those building a site for the first time, and for those completely new to Joomla, I can’t think of a better starting point.”
–Scott Wolpow, Founding Board Member, NYC Joomla! Users Group, and CEO, Netalytical Inc.
“Having taught college-level computer science and programming courses, I can only express my admiration for the organization and didactic techniques Burge has used in this book. I would recommend it highly to anyone interested in learning the basics of Joomla.”
–Gary Albers, Website Designer
“Overall this is a really good introduction to Joomla for the absolute novice. If you’re a site admin suddenly told that you’re looking after a Joomla site, then this tutorial is a great place to turn to.”
–Pan Pantziarka, Publisher of TechBookReport
“The book is as complete as you could desire for a beginning book, and if you master it you will be building websites in their totality. It is simply the best out there.”
–Bill S., Tokyo Joomla User Group
“The final verdict is that this is one of the best introductory books on Joomla I have encountered.”
–Ian Elliot, IProgrammer, Reviewer
About the Author
Stephen Burge runs OSTraining.com, which specializes in teaching website development. OSTraining.com’s clients include Apple, Pfizer, and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Education, and Commerce. Burge’s Joomla!® Explained (Addison-Wesley, 2011) and Drupal™ 7 Explained (Sams Publishing, 2014) are each the world’s best-selling guides to the software they cover.
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This is absolutely not true for Joomla 3 explained. I'm in my last year before graduation, and I can honestly say that this book ranks right along side of the top 2 or three textbooks I've purchased. It's written in a clear and concise manner, and almost every page is part of a valuable exercise. Stephen Burge took great pains to make absolutely sure the book was written in a way that literally anyone who has an interest in the subject can come away from this book knowing that if they didn't have a rock solid understanding of the material, then they really didn't have the interest to begin with. I can't say enough good things about this book. In addition, if you really want drill down and get a greater understanding of the most complex topics concerning Joomla, the book is full of references to online Joomla resources and forums.This book is pure, 100% gold. If you have questions about anything that I may have missed in this review, please feel free to ask.
What this book does well:
It explains the basics and takes you through the process of building a fictional website using Joomla. While the screenshots and terminology are a little dated (out of the author's control), it's easy to follow and I did not come across any mistakes.
What this book doesn't do so well:
The author spends far too many pages writing the same thing over and over again. I finished the first 200 pages in a little over an hour while following along, because there's so much repetition. I mean, it's literally the same thing over and over again. I understand the need for reinforcement, but the sheer number of pages devoted to outlining the author's 'CASh' process is obscene.
I feel like the price point is a bit high for this level of effort into the book. Ten dollars is a more reasonable cost for a book like this.
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