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Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
Feb
19

Javascript vs. Dyslexia

I'm an enormous fan of education— I can't think of anything more important to the human species than our capability to discover and pass on knowledge.  Additionally, I'm an enormous fan of educators.  Not only have I been blessed with many good teachers, but I know many good teachers and they are all passionate about what they do and continue to advance their capabilities. My brother Sam, one of these teachers, works with kids with behavior and learning disabilities and he recently forwarded me an article concerning dyslexia.

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Feb
12

JLoader Introduction

If you code clean and have clear separations of responsibility, at some point you'll need to include a new class in your component, plugin, or module. In PHP 5, there is an autoloader class within the Standard PHP Library. Autoloaders enable a developer to only include a file when it's needed and a class calls it. This saves in memory and performance.

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Jan
22

Rigorous Thinking

I'm not very stylish. I've been known to walk around in sandals and socks, jeans that had some sort of glitter applied that I couldn't see in the store where I bought them, a bathrobe for trips to get groceries, t-shirts with holes around the neck, t-shirts too small for me, and "Grandpa" jeans. Most of the nice clothes I wear are Christmas and birthday gifts from my mother (Thanks Mum!).  In summary: I'm no sharp dressed man.

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