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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Joomla!

Joomla! 1.5 is based on a comprehensive and flexible framework that is easily and securely extended through a wide variety of extensions. In this chapter, we will introduce the Joomla! framework and learn how, as developers, we can easily extend it beyond its core functionality. This chapter will cover the following:

  • An overview and introduction to the Joomla! 1.5 framework
  • An introduction to Joomla! Extensions
  • An overview of the requirements to create and manage a Joomla! website
  • A summary of available development tools and coding standards

Overview

Joomla! is a modular and extensible PHP MySQL CMS (Content Management System). It is an open-source project, which is released under version 2 of the GPL license. Joomla! ...

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