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Joomla!™ Programming by Louis Landry, Mark Dexter

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1. What Is Joomla! Development?

This chapter outlines the different ways you can extend and customize the functionality of Joomla!. In order to understand this, we need to first describe the various software programs that are used to build and run Joomla.

Developing for Joomla Is Not Difficult!

If you are new to Joomla and web development, you can feel overwhelmed by acronyms, jargon, and new concepts. However, with a little help and perseverance, you can succeed in writing code for Joomla to make it work just the way you want it to. Joomla is designed from the ground up to be modified and extended, and many people with limited technical knowledge have successfully learned to write programs for Joomla.

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