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Posted August 20, 2010
What is, in my opinion, indisputable is that this book is an eye-opening tutorial and, especially with the sumptuous appendices a huge and valuable reference to anybody that wants to extend Joomla.
As a relative newcomer I feel I must point out that I had to re-read some of the earlier chapters to make them more meaningful to me. It probably was my previous level of knowledge that meant I needed to really study things and chapter 5 was initially a bit confusing but now a veritable font of knowledge.
The detail with which some PHP topics are covered and related to the book subject like static and private variables, combined with the fairly huge resources in the appendix make this work quite nearly encyclopedic. The large page count excludes half a dozen extra downloadable sections.
I can describe my journey through the book as exciting. Each detail as it unfolded brought me closer to my first Joomla extension and each eye-opening detail like how easy it is to create the administrator menus for your component was a joy. You CANNOT google information like this.
How about an extensions cookbook with loads more examples? I'd buy it.
Yes I recommend it.