Just another component creator?

Are you a Joomla! developer? If Yes, you know how repetitive copying and pasting it is. When you are developing a component following Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern, you need to do the same thing many times in Joomla!. Often you need to copy and paste the codes. While doing work on some components, I was tired doing this copy and paste, and was thinking how to avoid this. And fortunately found this component at Joomla! Extension Directory. It’s named Just Another Component Creator or JACC.

The idea is simple! and great. First you create the data model. Design the tables in database and their relationship. JACC follows some simple conventions for naming the tables and columns. If you follow these you’ll see the magic.


You install JACC as a Joomla! component. It shows in Components menu in Joomla! control panel. Just select the menu. Then give your component a name, version number, short description. Select the tables for the components, and click Save & Close button. This generates the component and shows it listed inJacc – Components screen.


You can download the component package from this list and install that on another Joomla! site.

The code generated through this is of high quality and supports both Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 2.5 without any changes. After generating such prototype – it includes basic CRUD (create, update, delete) functions with Joomla! front-end and back-end interface. You just need to fine tune the code to add your business logic.

And did I say It’s FREE? yes, it’s absolutely free for download and use. To give thanks to the developer(s) you may just visit their site http://www.janguo.de/lang-en/.

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