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An Introduction to the Joomla! Platform
The Joomla Platform is a platform for writing Web and command line applications in PHP. It is free and open source software, distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.
Since 2011, the Joomla! project was split up and the Platform is now being developed as a separate project. The Joomla Content Management System (CMS) is now built on top of the Joomla Platform.
You can download the platform at https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform
Documentation is in three main places, api.joomla.org, the docs folder at github and this wiki. All of these are works in progress and your contributions to improving them are welcome.
The Joomla! CMS provides a major set of examples of using the Joomla! Platform, but there are numerous other examples available.
Examples of Joomla! Platform code:
These are not code examples, just examples in the real world.