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

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Summary

In this chapter, we have seen that Joomla! 1.5 is based on a comprehensive and flexible framework that is easily and securely extended through a wide variety of extensions. There are essentially six types of extensions: components, modules, plugins, languages, templates, and tools. As we have seen, each type has a very specific use. We have briefly discussed the way in which extensions of different types can be dependent upon one another.

We learned that there are many development tools available, both open source and commercial, some that are and some that are not Joomla! specific. The developers' forge is also a great resource available to Joomla! extension developers.

We also learned that the coding standards that we use are ultimately ...

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