By Peter Martin on 2016-06-07 00:00 in GSoC 16 Improving the menu item workflow

Date: 7th Jun 2016
Time: 14:30 (UTC / GMT)
Meeting was attended by: Shubham Rajput, Gunjan Patel, Peter Martin, Puneet Kala

* Presentation and Review on work done last week

Shubham has analyzed the files of com_menu and com_content to understand the inner workings. He learned to code new fields in the list- and edit views of Articles (com_content) using Joomla’s JForms. He coded a new field Menu Title in the menu link tab.

Some of the problems that Shubham faced were:

  1. Understanding the difference between List Views and Edit View (Gunjan explained the difference)
  2. Understanding the workflow of View Form ("Learning Joomla!3 extension" book helped with that)
  3. His laptop crashed this weekend. So he prepared his workstation and installed Code Sniffer + setup Joomla Coding Standards again.
  4. He had some problems installing Joomla Coding Standards in PHPStorm. (Gunjan helped him). 

* Timeline and tasks

For June 14th - learn about adding information into the database (to create new menu items)

* Open Questions

Peter advised Shubham to keep a log (with date/time) of all the problems he would run into, the solutions he found (+ hyperlinks to sources on Internet) and the solutions that worked for him. Such a log might give Shubham a better overview about what he has learned at the end of the project. And it could be used in case he would want to write a short story about his Joomla GSoC experiences afterwards.