Back in October at JoomlaDay Sydney, I caught up with Peter Bui from Joomla Beat Podcast where we did a quick interview. It turned out to be a great chat, where we dicussed briefly about JoomlaDay Sydney, then got on to how I got involved with Joomla and about the process I went through writing the book Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development. You can listen to the chat on episode #44.

Presented at JoomlaDay Sydney 2013 (Oct 19th) by Tim Plummer, this video introduces developers to the RAD (rapid application development) framework recently added to the Joomla 3.2 core called FOF (framework on framework). Using a simple example, Tim demonstrates how using FOF can significantly reduce the code required to create a Joomla component.

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Earlier this year I took on the challenge of writing a book called Learning Joomla! 3 extension Development which was published by Packt Publishing in July 2013. Back in March I was approached by Packt Publishing to write the book, for which they had a title and an idea of the target market this book should be for. They had contacted me based on a presentation How to create a Joomla component from scratch that I had posted on slideshare after presenting it at the Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra Joomla User Groups in late 2012. I had also turned this into 3 hour workshop which I presented at JoomlaDay Sydney 2012 and JoomlaDay Melbourne 2013. I had also turned this workshop into a 12 part video tutorial. I think Slideshare is a really underrated site that was once described to me as the youtube for business, and I really encourage you to all post any presentation you do on the site as you never know what it may lead to.

Last weekend at JoomlaDay Sydney, I presented on rapid application development using Akeeba Framework on Framework (FOF). It's really a game changer when it comes to Joomla extension development, and now that it's included in the core of Joomla 3.2, we are going to see a lot of people starting to use it.