- Series: Joomla! Press
- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (April 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 013278081X
- ISBN-13: 978-0132780810
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Mark Dexter has been writing software since the 1970s. He cofounded and ran a commercial software company for 28 years before retiring to do volunteer work in open source software. Mark first started using Joomla! in 2008 and joined the Production Leadership Team in 2009. He has worked extensively in different areas of the project, including the user forums, Google Summer of Code, documentation and help screens, and the Bug Squad. Mark has actively participated in the Joomla! development process since 2009, including fixing bugs, adding features, and coordinating the release of new Joomla! versions. Mark lives in Seattle, Washington.
Louis Landry wrote a large part of the Joomla! framework for version 1.5 and 1.6, and he has been a major design architect for Joomla! for more than five years. His first experience with computers was playing on a 286 with Basic at his father’s office. Louis has programmed in many languages, ranging from low level x86 assembly to managed languages like Java and scripting languages like PHP. He was a founding member of his university’s robotics team. Louis is a car nut, and enjoys working on them in his spare time. He lives in Silicon Valley in California.
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Top Customer Reviews
Joomla is an easy to use, open source content management system used to power millions of websites. Not only is it designed to make it easy to build and manage a website, it also is built to make it easy to add new functionality. This book explains how to extend Joomla in a variety of ways, starting from layout overrides and modules all the way through building platform applications and extending classes.
There is a third audience, too, which is self-taught people like me who have worked with Joomla code for a long time, but mainly to solve particular problems. For us, this book gives us the missing big picture view that will help us hack in the right way. And amazingly, the right way usually involves less work, not more, which is the power of the Joomla design patterns and platform.
There are many things to like in the book, but one thing that I particularly appreciated was the way security topics are integrated in each chapter. They really explain not only what you should do to build secure extension but also why some kinds of code can make your site vulnerable.
Written by two of the people who know Joomla best, Mark Dexter (project manager for the Joomla! CMS) and Louis Landry (principal architect of the Joomla Platform), this book is a must have for every Joomla developer and every webmaster who wants to understand how Joomla works and is thinking about modifying a file.
Elin Waring is a Joomla web master and hacker, contributer, active in the Joomla Bug Squad and co-author of The Official Joomla! Book (Joomla! Press)
I can only hope that the upcoming Joomla Templates (by Angie Radke) covers the templates as in-depth as this book covers the core. That's the one reason I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars, there's just not enough on templates, which to me is an essential and integral part of Joomla Programming. They also glossed over the MooTools functionality, I would have liked to see more on that.
Also, let's face it, this is the most in-depth book on 2.5 that's out there.
Buy it, unless you are already programming extensions, in which case you probably don't need it (except maybe as a reference).
Best book on Joomla development!
Very confusing. It is only later that you learn that the tpl_ is a naming convention for language files.
To be fair, it may have been mentioned prior to page 73 but I can't find it anywhere in the index.
The book is a pretty tough go for me.
Best of luck in your reading / parsing of this text.
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Good reference book for programmers. Need to check online for latest features.
I think they knew what they were talking about but they're programmers, definitely not technical writers.Read more