9. Components Part III: Example Component Back End
In the previous two chapters, we looked at the Weblinks component to understand how components and the model-view-controller (MVC) design pattern work in the Joomla! core. In this chapter, we apply what we have learned and create the back-end code for our example component. We have tried to keep the example component as simple as possible while still using most of the important features we have discussed.
The code for the example component may be downloaded from http://www.joomlaprogrammingbook.com. You can download and install the code before reading this chapter, or you can create the component as we go along and only use the downloaded code to check your work. The second option is more ...