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Announcing Project: SolarJoomla

Announcing Project: SolarJoomla

When #Eclipse meet #Joomla!…from 0 to #Joomla! in 3 minutes


The easiest way to develop component, modules, plugin for #Joomla! using best of the breed open source software. 
In order to speed up development of #Joomla software, I did develop a developer package "start and ready to work". So basically nothing special for any experienced developer, just a gain of time. Less experienced developer will enjoy the package!  Just unpack the big ZIP file on any drive, start 2 program and you have a running Eclipse and Joomla! environment for developing

Read more in the WIKI

To be release in a few hours from now

Content of package

eclipse logo
Eclipse 3.4
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing a vendor-neutral open development platform and application frameworks for building software. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation formed to advance the creation, evolution, promotion, and support of the Eclipse Platform and to cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products, capabilities, and services.
PDT 2.0The PDT project provides a PHP Development Tools framework for the Eclipse platform. This project encompasses all development components necessary to develop PHP and facilitate extensibility. It leverages the existing Web Tools Platform (WTP) and Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) in providing developers with PHP capabilities.
XAMPP 1.7.0
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.
apache http server

  • Apache HTTPD 2.2.11 + Openssl 0.9.8i

The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996.
with mod_rewrite

php logo

  • phpMyAdmin 3.1.1
  • FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.29
  • Mercury Mail Transport System 4.52
PHP is a popular open-source programming language used primarily for developing server-side applications and dynamic web content, and more recently, other software. The name is a recursive acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor".

with PHPdg debugger support
with GD2 image manipulation library

PphpMyAdmin 3.1.1
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.

Accessible through:

joomla logo
Joomla 1.0.15
Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

configured to access mysql dev10x database
admin panel login: admin
admin panel pwd: admin
joomla logo
Joomla 1.5.9
configured to access mysql dev15x database
admin panel login: admin
admin panel pwd: admin
mysql logo
MySQL 5.1.30 
root login: root
root password: empty
Eclipse Launcher Version 2.0.2A tool for java developers using eclipse IDE. The eclipse launcher provides developers to manage multiple workspaces and to start those. The program is shown in system tray from which it is possible to edit or start the workspace definition in an easy way.
KDK 1.6u11
Java Development Kit from Sun Microsystems that implements the basic set of tools needed to write, test and debug Java applications and applets. Needed to run Eclipse.

 MySQL Administrator is a powerful visual administration tool that makes it easy to administer and monitor your MySQL environment and gain significantly better visibility into how your databases are operating. MySQL Administrator now integrates database management and maintenance into a single, seamless environment, with a clear and intuitive graphical user interface.

MySQL Query Browser is the easiest visual tool for creating, executing, and optimizing SQL queries for your MySQL Database Server. The MySQL Query Browser gives you a complete set of drag-and-drop tools to visually build, analyze and manage your queries.

The MySQL Migration Toolkit is a powerful framework that enables you to quickly migrate your proprietary databases to MySQL. Using a Wizard-driven interface, the MySQL Migration Toolkit implements a proven methodology and walks you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a database migration project.

Some figures

  • Distribution is available as zip
  • You will have to accept and Read all licenses in directory SolarJoomla\licenses\
  • start one program to enjoy a running a Joomla developer environment in no time!
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