This lessons looks at how you add the database table class that supporting loading and storing records in your component.

This lesson looks at creating a database table to store records (Hello messages). Looks at standard data fields like title, alias and body, checkin and checkout support, created and modified dates, and params.

This lesson outlines the planning the database needs for a component.

The Joomla database structure has remained relatively constant since Joomla 1.0 was first launched in 2005, and even beyond that to Mambo 4.5.2. After six years, it was time to refactor, fix many issues holding Joomla back, and set the stage for the next five or six years of development. The Converting Old Extensions guide has been updated to include changes in the Joomla 1.6 database schema, and this article provides further information on how that might affect common database SQL queries.

The previous article, “when should site owners upgrade to Joomla 1.6?”, looked at the things a Joomla web site owner would consider when trying to answer that question. But what about the developer? Do they have the luxury of “it depends” or is the question more critical, or less urgent for them. This article looks at some of the issues that face the Joomla extension developer and how they differ greatly from that of the web site owner.

Should I upgrade my site to Joomla 1.6? Can I upgrade it? Where are the extensions for Joomla 1.6? Is Joomla 1.6 stable?