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Hard going, and not compatible with Joomla 1.0.x,
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This review is from: Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development: Creating Modules, Components, and Plugins with PHP (Paperback)I bought this book not realising it was designed for Joomla 1.5 (which is still in Beta) - although this was clear on the cover design it isn't clear in the title on Amazon! A big warning - items developed for Joomla 1.5 are NOT compatible with the current production release of Joomla, so this book has limited use unless you plan to develop a 1.5 component.
I found the book quite hard going - the main way it explains things is by showing you some code, then working through it. I would have preferred to see an explanation of the topic and then an example.
The whole book is a worked example of a component, module and plug-in.
This book will get you up and running in component development but it's not easy going. If you already develop componenets for Joomla 1.0 you might be frustrated by the lack of information explaining the differences between 1.0 and 1.5, and if you are thinking of developing for 1.0, then you'll find better tutorials available on the web for free!