A New Joomla! Implementor Has Startup Qs

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A New Joomla! Implementor Has Startup Qs

Post by mr-roboto » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:41 pm

Perhaps I'm being impatient, but I've been a Access/VB programmer for years and I want to start using Joomla! as my web app platform. [My guesstimate is that] It'll take a couple of weeks to get a real system up-and-running, but I'd like to cobble together a very simple demo using Joomla!, as a confidence builder for my client.

Using Packt Pubs' Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 as my initial guide, I'm learning about the system, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I need to make a couple of straight-fwd data entry forms and connect those forms to a menu. The Contact Manager stuf looks a lot like something I could adapt for my prototype. Admittedly, I mite be a little impatient, but here are my questions:

1. Is there a book/website recommendation illustrating a straight-fwd data entry facil for Joomla! ? I already grok mySQL/phpmyAdmin, so I'm looking for a quick-start that will explain the essentials of data entry to a table, by way of a form. A detailed explanation of the Contact Manager (extension ?) is the ideal reference, but anything like that would be a big help.

Having mastered other systems, I understand there's no substitute for RTFM and reading a lot of source code, esp when using OSS, but I'm hopeful the shortcut I'm seeking is out there and I just don't have the right Google query to find it. Even though I'm sure Joomla! will work in this situation, I need to demo something w/o (add'l) weeks of research. TIA....Jet

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Re: A New Joomla! Implementor Has Startup Qs

Post by Rogue4ngel » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:34 pm

I'm not sure there is any information out there specific to what you are looking for, but the api reference information may give you some leads...

api reference info
http://api.joomla.org/

api wiki
http://dev.joomla.org/component/option, ... Itemid,32/

Not sure if it will help, but may have something you can use.
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Re: A New Joomla! Implementor Has Startup Qs

Post by mr-roboto » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:44 am

Rogue4ngel wrote:I'm not sure there is any information out there specific to what you are looking for, but the api reference information may give you some leads...
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It's a place to get started. Much appreciated....Jet


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