Welcome back. In this session I’m going to cover some of the software you need to run Joomla and give you some suggestion about development tools.

Welcome

Welcome to Learn the Art of Joomla’s Developer course for 1.6. My name is Andrew Eddie and I’ll be your host and trainer. Joomla is an amazing content management system with a huge number of available extensions. My guess is you’re here because you want in on some of the action, whether just for fun, or even for profit - but you are a bit daunted about where to start. Well, this is where I come in. I’m one of the developers that actually builds the Joomla core code, and I want you to come on a journey with me into that code so that I can share with you my insights of what I have learned over many years.

ArtofGoogle Mini is a component to allow seamless integration with a Google Mini appliance and your Joomla 1.5 web site. ArtofGoogle Mini polls your appliance directly and displays the results within the Joomla page so you can maintain a consistent user experience for both your content and search. For more information see http://www.theartofjoomla.com/extensions/artof-google-mini.html.

Joomla 1.6 is approaching release and it’s time for developers to start thinking about upgrading their components to be ready. In fact, now is a great time to start. Andrew Eddie walks you through how he upgraded a simple editor plugin with this instructional video for developers.

The Art of Joomla has released a new component called Redirect. This is a back-port of the same component that if found in Joomla 1.6 as developed by JXtended. For more information see http://www.theartofjoomla.com/extensions/redirect.html and join our group on people.joomla.org for all the latest extension news.

Version 1.0.1 of jhttp_scan, a command-line security tool for scanning Joomla sites, has now been released. Thanks go to Brian Teeman and Alex Kempkens for their fixes and contributions to this version.

ArtofEditor Version 1.0.3, a WYSIWYG editor plugin for Joomla based on the very popular CKEditor, has now been released. This version includes updates to the latest version of CKEditor 3.4.