Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

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Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

Postby hansieb » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:42 pm

Dear Member,
I am familiar with the basic concepts like HTML, PHP, MySQL etc.

I want to study (and understand) "Joomla Programming" of M. Dexter. What book could be a step between as a kind of preparation?

Thank you.

Hansieb

P.S. I already read "Learning Joomla 3 extension development" of Tim Plummer. I am looking more for a general introduction to a "website/PHP/MySQL" platform for better understanding and introduction to the Joomla! platform in order to do make/do the adaptations/programming myself.

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Re: Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

Postby xfsgpr » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:22 pm

I don't recommend any books for now because you say you already knw the "basic concepts like HTML, PHP, MySQL etc." This beaing so, you are almost there because there is no such thing as "Joomla Programming"

I suggest first try to learn how to use Joomla efficiently by following these three videos:

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https://www.[youtube].com/watch?v=B-7jsURjLiU   sushi bar
https://www.[youtube].com/watch?v=CiPzIiTWnLM   Helix framework
https://www.[youtube].com/watch?v=QG7rqu731sI  Larry's Garden Services


These are you tube videos (one word) so remove the square brackets in the links to make them work for you. The junta have blocked videos on these forums because they think Joomla is supposed to be as rivate as possible to make it worthwhile for people to investigate it further.

When you have done that, you also need to learn how bootstrap framework works. This is not necessary but it helps if you know how it works so that you can adapt your skills (especially css skills) to make your articles conform to bootstraps way of doing things. You will be amazed how wonderful bootstrap is and the default theme called "protostar" is based on bootstrap.

I can post some more links but I won't because the three videos will get you going within 24 hours.

Good luck.

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Re: Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

Postby hansieb » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:45 am

Thanks "xfsgpr" (or whatever, where does it stand for?) for your answer. I will study the video's.

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Re: Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

Postby hansieb » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:56 pm

Hello xfsgpr,
I studied the video's.

The solution is based on a specific template. Using this method a website can be available within 24 hours.

But I like to do the programming on PHP/MySQL level. It has the disadvantage of being slower, but now I can develop a website exactly according to my needs.

Thank you.

Hansieb

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Re: Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

Postby AlexVega » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:39 am

Hi there,

Also you can see the official docs, here you have the main page:
https://docs.joomla.org/Portal:Developers

And some examples like:

- Developing an MVC Component
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Developing ... _Component

- Creating a Plugin for Joomla!
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Creating_a ... for_Joomla

- Inserting, Updating and Removing data using JDatabase
https://docs.joomla.org/Inserting,_Upda ... _JDatabase

- Joomla! API
https://api.joomla.org

- Template Development
https://docs.joomla.org/Portal:Template_Development

Cheers!

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Re: Preparing for "Joomla Programming" (M. Dexter)

Postby hansieb » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:13 pm

AlexVega,
Thank you for your response!

Hansieb


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