How to develop simple component for Joomla! CMS 1.0

JOOMLA! 1.0 COMPONENT TUTORIAL – PART 1: FRONT-END
A tutorial explaining how simple component for Joomla! CMS 1.0 works, and how to create a component. One may wonder why to write about version 1.0 of Joomla!, when version 1.5 is almost ready (as of  January 2007). I think version 1.0 is still a very good framework: one can get to know how Joomla! works, extend the PHP knowledge, and prepare for Joomla! 1.5, which is a lot different and more advanced. And since there rather will not be upgrade possible from 1.0 to 1.5, just migration (hopefully a fast and easy one, thanks to great developers), there may be still a lot of existing web sites working on Joomla! 1.0  for quite some time.

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Read and write Excel data with PHP Using XML support

Microsoft Office 2003 for the Microsoft Windows® operating system opened a whole new set of opportunities that non-Microsoft engineers have yet to realize. Of course, you had the usual set of new features. But the big new advance was the addition of XML file formats. With Office 2003, you can save your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet as XML and use the file just as you would the binary equivalent. The same goes for Microsoft Word.

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