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Add-on Development Basics from Erik Reagan

Over at his company blog, Erik Reagan has kicked off a cool new series that will help people approach building their first add-on. It’s not a how-to in the sense that you’ll build an add-on. Instead, Erik will drop some knowledge on everything you need to know to get started building your first add-on. A good idea because the initial context of building an add-on is usually missing for most people.

I thought it might be handy to come up with a list of tools or concepts you’ll need to be familiar with when approaching add-ons. Some of these items are specific to EE while others are more general to PHP or CodeIgniter. The list will be delivered in a series of posts in which we will encourage you to look at the new terms and post any thoughts or followup questions in the comments.

The series will be in the ABC format, so there will be one concept for each letter of the alphabet. I’m really looking forward to this and hopefully it’ll be a good resource for anyone undertaking their first EE add-on.

Erik starts off with the letter “A” and the topic of…wait for it…“Add-on.” Read his first post: The ABC’s of EE Add-on Development

Posted on May 21, 2011 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: CodeIgniter, Development Tools, EE Add-ons, ExpressionEngine 2, Training