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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Building the MVC component

After all our planning and creating our sandbox and installation scripts, we can now start to build our component, right? Well, we are almost there, but first we need to do a bit more planning. Planning your component is crucial because so many of the MVC elements are interdependent.

The best place to start is to identify the entities that will be required by our component. Even though we have already identified and defined our entity and built the database schema in Chapter 4, Extension Design, a brief discussion on the process should prove useful for future projects.

One method for defining entities is to create an ERD (Entity Relationship Diagram). If you are not familiar with ERDs, there are plenty of online resources ...

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