O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 12. Utilities and Useful Classes

Joomla! includes a number of useful utilities and classes that are used to perform specific tasks. In this chapter we will discuss the use of the most commonly used utilities and classes, including:

  • JArchive
  • JArrayHelper
  • JDate
  • JFile
  • JFolder
  • JLog
  • JMail
  • JNode
  • JPath
  • JTree

For detailed information regarding the classes discussed in this chapter please refer to Appendix F, Joomla! Utility Classes.

Joomla! extensions that require date and time handling can use the JDate class to handle date and time parsing, formatting, and time zones. In this chapter we will discuss how to use the JDate class to handle all of these aspects of date and time values.

Many extensions use the file system to store important data. In addition to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required