This is a multi-part tutorial on how to develop a Model-View-Contoller Component for Joomla! 2.5. You can find the other parts of this tutorial on each page in the right sidebar under "Articles in this Series".
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You need Joomla! 2.5 (with PHP, MySQL, Apache and Microsoft II) or greater for this tutorial.
Joomla! 2.5 is constructed using three different applications:
The installation application is used once. The administrator and public are used through the concept of components. Each component has two entry points:
Both are called com_componentname/componentname.php (the com_ prefix is a historical trace)