Getting started with the Joomla! Framework

A Joint GTA PHP User Group and Joomla! User Group Toronto presentation.

Join us for an informative evening with keynote speaker Michael Babker from the Joomla! Project Leadership Team!

Learn how to get started developing apps with the new Joomla! Framework, how you can contribute to the Joomla! Framework Project and have your questions answered by one of the Joomla! Framework’s lead developers. 

A new PHP framework from the developers of the award winning Joomla! CMS

The Joomla! Framework is a new free and open-source PHP framework (a collection of software libraries/packages) for writing web and command line applications in PHP. 

The Joomla! Framework has been separated from the Joomla! CMS and provides a stable, lightweight PHP Framework for developing cutting-edge PHP applications.

What does the Joomla! Framework mean for you?

Whether you are a PHP Coder looking for a stable lightweight framework for your next app or a Joomla! Extension Developerlooking to spread your wings & delve into developing standalone applications, the Joomla! Framework provides benefits for everyone.

In addition, Joomla! Framework users and contributors benefit from the awesome level of support and collaboration which has become the hallmark of the worldwide Joomla! community!

For PHP Coders

If you are a strong coder looking for a lightweight framework that is easy to adapt and extend, the Joomla! Framework is for you.

The Joomla! Framework is available using Composer. This allows you to build projects from the many packages included in the Joomla! Framework as well as packages that best fit your needs from any of the other PHP frameworks that use Composer.

For Joomla! Extension Developers

If you are a Joomla! Extension Developer you can now apply your knowledge and experience when using the Joomla! Framework to build apps as it maintains a similar set of function, class, and method names.

This is advantageous for you in many situations, for example, when you land a project with requirements that don't really fit into the ‘website or CMS box,’ or the CMS is simply too much overhead. There may also be times when you need a simple tool to migrate data from one Business Intelligence system to another or a lightweight RESTful service to talk to a mobile application. These are just some examples of cases when the Joomla! Framework will prove beneficial to you. 

Where to Get More Information on the Joomla! Framework

Visit the the official Joomla! Framework website at

About Michael Babker, Joomla! Production Leadership Team

Michael is an active member of the Joomla! community, participating in the Bug Squad, contributing code to the CMS and Framework, and is currently a member of the Joomla! Production Leadership Team. 

His contributions to the community have been recognized with the 2012 J!OSCAR "GitHub Junkie" Award. His high standards for code and focus on automated testing have raised the overall quality of Joomla's code and helps ensure a stable and quality product for every Joomla user.

When he isn't working on core code, he can be found working on his own set of extensions, opinionating on Twitter, or out in the real world enjoying the sights and sounds of wherever he may be at the time.

Sponsors and Acknowledgements

Jobspring Partners - Venue Sponsor

The GTA PHP User Group Toronto would like to thank for providing us with a venue to MeetUp.

Jobspring Partners is a professional recruitment and placement agency with operations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County, CA, and Toronto, Canada. We specialize in technology hiring for both permanent and contract positions, and have made over 30,000 successful technology hires since 1989.

Joomla! User Group Toronto

Special thanks to the Joomla! User Group, and in particular, Niv Froehlich, for facilitating our first joint Joomla! User Group Toronto and GTA PHP User Group seminar.

We look forward to many more collaborative efforts!

The Joomla! Production Team and Marketing Team

The GTA PHP User Group Toronto would also like to express gratitude to the visionaries and amazing efforts of the Joomla! Production Team and the Marketing Team who are forging a bright future for the Joomla! CMS and developing the foundation for more amazing Joomla! applications to come.

In particular, special thanks to our keynote speaker, Michael Babker from the Joomla! Production Team.

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  • Joseph M.

    Good turn out. Interesting topic.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • David C.

    great guest speaker

    2 · June 11, 2014

  • Niv F.

    Great venue - thanks Jobsprings for providing such a great location! It was great presentation!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Krzys

    Hey, I'm at the entrance of the building but the doors are locked.

    June 10, 2014

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