Packt publishing has offered me to make a review of two of their new books (Thanks to them). I should receive free samples for review beginning of next week. Since it is two of my favorite subjects (Maven and Joomla!® ), I think it may also interest you. A review will follow in some days.


Build and Manage Applications with Maven, Continuum, and Archiva

  • Install Apache Maven and follow the sample application to build up your project as quickly as possible
  • Test your applications to ensure maximum stability using Maven's inbuilt tools
  • Use Maven's report and checking tools to ensure the health of your projects
  • Explore Apache Continuum which will help you to ensure the health of your source code
  • Improve your team builds with the powerful combination of Maven, Archiva and Continuum
  • Install and run the repository manager Apache Archiva



Joomla!® 1.5 Development Cookbook 

  • Make your extensions extensible, add extensions points to allow third parties to customize your extension
  • Create international extensions by enabling multilingual capabilities
  • Build more than just HTML pages - create PDF documents, Atom Feeds, and more!
  • Improve the user experience by adding Ajax
  • Create Atom and RSS feeds to keep users up-to-date
  • Utilize the power of Subversion to maintain your source code
  • Execute database queries and handle returned data in order to access and modify your data
  • Dynamically extend your database tables using JParameter to make your extensions more flexible
  • Keep your gremlins at bay by handling errors the Joomla! way
  • Work with the file system, interrogate existing files and folders and store data in the file system
  • Take control of your workflows by using www.JoomlaCode.org to manage your Joomla! projects

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