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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
May
14

2 Common Mistakes for Joomla Component Development

2 Common Mistakes for Joomla Component Development

We are not often the first developers to work on a project. More often, we are the second or third developers hired. This is for a variety of reasons, but we're often called in to finish projects where other developers got stuck or couldn't deliver results. One of the key things that we offer our clients is code level expertise- we know how things work and do top notch development. Unfortunately, nearly all the Joomla component development projects we take over have serious code level issues. In this post, I'll cover two common mistakes we see and how they cost our clients time, money, and sanity if not addressed.

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Apr
10

Hitmen and Hiring Joomla Developers

Last year, I wrote a blog post about the importance of professionalism in working with developers. Reflecting on that post recently got me thinking about the movie "The Professional," about a freelance assassin. I realized that there are likely a lot of similarities between hiring a hitman and hiring Joomla developers. In both cases, you're looking to work with a gun for hire that you don't have any previous experience with. Because of this, it makes the screening process critical.

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Nov
21

2 Keys to Joomla Application Development

2 Keys to Joomla Application Development

Blue Bridge has built several web applications (and many, many extensions) using Joomla during our years in business. Joomla is an outstanding application development environment because it has commonly needed features built-in, a large extension directory addressing a cornucopia of needs, and a modern underlying framework for custom Joomla development. We've used all of these features to help businesses build solutions and through our experiences have gained some hard earned lessons on how to successfully build a web application with Joomla. In this post, I'm going to share two key principals that have a dramatic effect on a Joomla application development project’s success.

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