At the Joomla! Developer conference in NYC, December 6th, 2009 Andrea Tarr talks about accessible administrator templates in Joomla! 1.6.
At the Joomla! Developer conference in NYC, December 6th, 2009 Ian MacLennan talks about Joomla! core code base testing.
At the Joomla! Developer conference in NYC, December 6th, 2009 Sam Moffatt explains the new update system in Joomla! 1.6 works.
This is a powerful system that will allow Joomla! site owners to easily keep their components up-to-date.
I needed to load a modal pop-up on page load for a Joomla component I am working on. It's actually pretty easy to do. The code is below. This is developing in the Joomla 1.5 framework using the core MooTools 1.1 and SqueezeBox 1.0.
The second set of Coda clips are for JFilterOutput. What the heck is JFilterOutput you ask? It is a class in the Joomla! framework that strings and text in various ways. The number one thing I use it for is to replace "&" (ampersands) with "&" by using JFilterOutput::ampReplace for valid XHTML.
There are other methods to this class that do things like stripping text of formatted and scripting code (JFilterOutput::cleanText) and making text strings URL safe (JFilterOutput::stringURLSafe).
You can use JRequest to filter incoming variables to avoid injection or returned raw.