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Joomla! Development - Common Mistakes To Avoid

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In this series of blogs, we will talk about common mistakes to avoid while building extensions for Joomla!.

In this particular blog, we will talk about these four common mistakes:

  • Not using language constants and instead of hard coding language strings
  • Not using JInput and instead directly accessing $_POST or $_GET
  • Not using the Joomla Database layer and writing plain database queries instead
  • Wrong usage of loadObjectList / loadAssocList() (Using loadObjectList() when just 1 row is needed)
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JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 in Chicago

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JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 at DePaul University in Chicago. If you plan to build your business using Joomla, Joe Sonn will guide you to build a successful Joomla based business. 

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Coding secure Joomla Extensions

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Among the different online content management platforms available, Joomla is preferred for its flexibility and improved security. Yet, this doesn’t stop hackers from prying into your site's vulnerabilities to exploit them. Regardless of the type of website and security level, websites are always susceptible to being hacked. Most times this is due to the use of vulnerable 3rd party extensions.

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TJ UCM - Yet another Joomla Universal Content Manager

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Joomla has tried to create a content manager / CCK for several years now. Though the project has been inactive, there are a few database tables that Joomla still uses, mainly for storing content history. Although the original UCM in its spirit isn’t part of Joomla, similar functionality has been introduced by article fields. 

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Be a part of the global “Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun” event in Pune

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At Techjoomla we take Open Source very seriously. All our products and solutions are offered on OpenSource licenses. One of the key ways in which we contribute to open source is supporting opensource events. We are proud to be associated with the global Joomla! community and sponsor the global Pizza, bugs & fun event. We are also hosting the Pune edition of the Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun(Joomla! PBF) to help local volunteers contribute to Joomla!.

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Serving 50 million hits a month with Joomla

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Aadhaar project by Indian Government operates on a massive scale. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which handles this project, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued more than 120 crores (1.2 billion) Aadhaar numbers to the residents of India till date. For context, the Aadhaar number in India is somewhat similar to the Social Security Number in the US.

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Joomlashack conference 2019 is going to take place from November 6-8

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Techjoomla has been a regular feature at the annual Joomla World Conference. The Joomla World Conference is a key Joomla event that brings together some of the best speakers in the Joomla world. Unfortunately this year the world conference got canceled over Brexit related travel uncertainties. 

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When is Joomla right for you?

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As the world goes digital, content management system (CMS) vendors are having a field day. 

According to reports, the global CMS market will reach a staggering $123.5 billion by 2026. Today, for the digital organization, there are more CMS options to choose from - all of them with powerful features, stunning UI, intuitive search, and seamless management capabilities. With the vast array of platforms available in the market today, choosing the one that’s best for your needs can seem like a daunting task. 

But, for organizations looking to drive value, Joomla is a popular choice for CMS. It is easy to understand and manage, offers a vast pool of expert tutorials, has an active online forum, offers more than 7000 extensions, and has an evolving community that is always happy to help. 

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The right way to build a Joomla site - Part I

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I recently happened to have a client approach us to build a mobile app. What should have been a fairly quick job turned out into a mid sized development project. The reason ? They had created almost half a dozen custom components where articles could have served the purpose.

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Techjoomla is a proud sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, Bugs and Fun event

Techjoomla is a proud sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, bugs and fun event
Techjoomla is proud to be a sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, Bugs and Fun event to be conducted on 19th October 2019. We have been associated with the Pizza, Bugs and Fun event for more than 8 years. We had blogged about the event in 2014, 2013 and 2011This year’s global Joomla Pizza, bugs and fun event holds special significance. Joomla 4.0 is...
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JoomlaDay Australia is going to take place from 3 August 2019 to 4 August 2019 in Brisbane

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JoomlaDay Australia will take place from 3 August 2019 to 4 August 2019 in Brisbane, Australia at the State Library of Queensland. The State Library of Queensland is the main reference and research library in the state of Queensland. 

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Joomla User Group-London Meetup with the Techjoomla team

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This month’s Joomla User Group-London Meetup will be held on 21 May 2019 at the London South Bank University. Ashwin and Parth - Co-Founders of Techjoomla will be speaking at this event about  "Joomla Backends and JS Frontends".If you are in London, do plan to attend the session and learn how you can leverage Joomla as a Backend to provide APIs and...
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Joomla: Using JLayout 'Search Tools' on Joomla 3.x at admin backend for list views

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Are you building admin list-view in your Joomla Extension? Do you want to include Search Tools in your Joomla 3.x extension? Here is a quick guide to doing so in easy steps.

First, we will check the folder structure needed, and then we will see sample code.

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TJ Queue - A message queue for Joomla

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As we go on in our pursuit to use Joomla in never-seen-before use cases a few interesting problems came forth.

  • A web-hooks implementation: Similar to how plugins can declare triggers they want to listen to, webhooks allow external applications to register URLs that can receive a JSON payload when an action happens in an application. Since there could be multiple webhooks, each webhook call is queued as a message and happens asynchronously.
  • In Shika: Recalculating user progress in the background. When a new lesson is added to a course, Shika recalculates each enrolled user’s progress to take into account the newly added lesson. When there are a lot of lessons and a large number of users enrolled in the course, this recalculation cannot happen in real time. In this case, a recalculation job does this in the background once the lesson is saved.
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JoomlaDay Florida is going to take place from 22nd-24th February 2019 in Tampa, Florida

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The fourth annual JoomlaDay Florida will take place from 22nd-24th February 2019 in Tampa, Florida at the Hillsborough Community College, YBor City Campus. JoomlaDay Florida is currently the largest attended Joomla Day in the United States. The who’s who of the Joomla community is going to be an integral part of the event. Even the Wordpress commun...
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