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Mastering Mambo by Christian Wenz, Tobias Hauser

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Chapter 9. Your Own Modules, Mambots, and Components

The crowning achievement when working with Mambo is the development of your own components and modules for the system. Even though you can find a component (or even several) for nearly every topic on the Internet—largely due to the enormous Mambo community—your own code is always more flexible.

This approach is, however, not totally risk free:

  • New Mambo versions could possibly not be compatible with old versions. Although Mambo 4.5.3 will remain compatible with 4.5.2, nobody really knows what will happen with a possible version 4.6 or 5.0. You have to customize your own code with a new Mambo version as well and so it is ultimately up to you—whom do you trust to reprogram your code to new versions ...

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