Framework (CMS 1.5 and 1.6)

From Joomla! Documentation

A software framework is a reusable design for a software system (or subsystem). This is expressed as a set of abstract classes and the way their instances collaborate for a specific type of software. Software frameworks can be object-oriented designs. Although designs don't have to be implemented in an object-oriented language, they usually are. A software framework may include support programs, code libraries[1], a scripting language[2], or other software to help develop and glue together the different components of a software project. Various parts of the framework may be exposed through an application programming interface (API).

From Wikipedia

The Joomla! Framework[3] was an important part of the Joomla! CMS architecture in the versions 1.5 and 1.6. It was based on modern object-oriented design patterns that make the Joomla core highly maintainable and easily extendable. Between April and July 2011, the Framework was rebranded as the Joomla! Platform and is now being developed separately from the Joomla! CMS. The first version of the CMS to ship with the Platform was version 1.7.

Third party developers benefit from the rich, and easily accessible functionality that the Joomla Framework provides.

The Joomla Architecture

API Reference[edit]

On this page we'd like to provide you a way to reference of all classes and respective methods. Use the links below to navigate to further information about framework versions or the version classes which include, where possible, examples of use.

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See Also[edit]

  1. See also External Libraries in Joomla bundled with Joomla!
  2. See also JavaScript libraries bundled with Joomla!
  3. See also Subpackages

Further Reading[edit]