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|Tuesday, 08 June 2010 00:00|
Published May 2010 by Packt Publishing, Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, 2nd Edition, has just been released and is available now. Chuck Lanham has authored the 2nd edition, with a complete update covering Joomla! 1.5.17 and adding significant content and API documentation to the 1st edition.
The 1st edition was written by James Kennard prior to the official stable release of Joomla! 1.5 and was in need of a refresh to make it current and accurate.
The first edition contained 12 chapters and one appendix, and was 488 pages. The second edition still contains 12 chapters but now has 8 appendices and is 560 pages, excluding the appendices, and has been significantly enhanced, with comprehensive code examples that include fully working extensions (component, module, and plugins.) The appendices contain detailed information on nearly 90% of the Joomla! framework API.
The framework API has been thoroughly researched and represents the most accurate and up-to-date information available. The content and code is based on recent versions of Joomla! 1.5.14 - 1.5.17. While Joomla! 1.6 is looming large and there will be some significant changes to the API, current users of Joomla! 1.5 should still take a look at the 2nd edition as it contains the most current information available on Joomla! 1.5 as well as comprehensive and detailed instructions on how to build components based on the MVC pattern.