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There are several ways of setting up your workstation in for Joomla! development. Some suggestions can be found at Setting up your workstation for Joomla development.
Next, you should familiarise yourself with Joomla! Secure coding guidelines and the short article on Development Best Practices.
Documentation on the Joomla! API can assist with becoming familiar with the foundations of the Joomla! code base.
Finally, Joomla! has many resources for developers. Our Joomla! Resources page get you pointed in the right direction if you need help and solutions.
There are many articles, tutorials, references and FAQs which focus on component development. If this is your first time developing a component for Joomla, you should start with the Absolute Basics of How a Component Functions. If needed, you can visualise the control flow of a component with these diagrams.
Next, you will want to read our MVC tutorial → Developing a Model-View-Controller Component
Once you have read the tutorial and/or tried the example component, you can focus more on the specifics of your component with additional articles. These are listed on the Component Development Portal or any of the supporting Portals for Development(Plugins, Modules or Templates).
Our template development documentation contains many articles, FAQs and tutorials. A first step to developing a template is understanding how templates are executed.
List of all articles belonging to the "Migration" category
The development of Joomla developer documentation is carried out primarily by the Documentation Working Group. There is currently one sub-projects of interest to developers:
When creating a new page, ensure you place the following marker at the bottom of the page so it is included in the category list:
If you locate other articles you think are relevant to developers, please add this marker to those pages.
This is a short list of articles that might be written to support developers. Please feel free to add further topic ideas.
Developers should also be aware of security issues.
Joomla Security Forums