Joomla! Extension Building Options

Joomla! Extension Building Options
Recently we took on the task of continuing, and expanding, a popular Joomla! extension. Little did we realize the complexity of undertaking such an endeavor. It has been a lot of work, especially coming from the design side of Joomla! websites, and rapidly needing to shift in the role of developer. Add to that, every developer has their own "style" in their coding. In my reading on development, there was a lot of information, out on the web, that there were, as it was put, lots of redundant, but necessary files that needed to be created for MVC extensions. The project was looking daunting, but we stayed the course. Thankfully, there are numerous services and components available to assist in the creation of components for Joomla!. A few of these are Component Creator and Cook Self Service for online subscription based services, and jDeveloper, EasyCreator, Component Architect, and Advanced Component...
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CMS Review

CMS Review
I would like to take a few moments to put out this brief comparison review. I still come across people who say they've tried Joomla! and it was too confusing for them. When pressed on when they tested Joomla!, it was back in the early days, back with Joomla! 1.0 in 2005/2006. How can you actually make an honest opinion on something you checked out 10 years ago, but haven’t touched since? Joomla! is completely Open Source software, from the beginning to the last piece of code. Joomla! has 7,825 (50% or so commercial) extensions which are actively maintained. All extensions on the Joomla! Extensions Directory are Open Source, otherwise they don’t get listed. A common thing that will be seen with other reviews is that WordPress has over 45,000 plugins, compared to the 7,800 for Joomla!, so the reviewers will claim that that shows Joomla! is "dying," which is...
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