Event API - Extend our Joomla extensions

The need to extend the functionality of an extension goes hand in hand with using Joomla. The current standard in dealing with this need is to try to use existing Joomla event triggers. This isn’t bad, but maybe not as granular as you would like.

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New DOCman API guides

DOCman is built on top of our Joomlatools framework. The framework is specially built to make our extensions easily extendible. No core hacks are needed to integrate our extensions in your custom projects. Your requirements get met and our extensions can continue to be upgraded, as it should be!

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Debugging Joomla with PhpStorm and Xdebug

Debugging is inevitable. Whether you do it right or wrong, you will always end up trying to figure out what is wrong with your code. It does not matter how skilled you are, your code will contain bugs! That is a fact.

Sometimes these are easily spotted by just using a var_dump, print_r and/or die statement. I still use those sometimes, no shame on that. However, when code gets complex you need to have the right companion at your side. My companion is called PhpStorm.

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