Development Tools Videos

Installing LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Joomla 3.x Development.

The following video demonstrates how to install LAMP onto Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.  Additionally you are shown how to install phpMyAdmin, set up Apache for Virtual Hosts, enable PHP debugging and install PHP's xDebug module.

Installing NetBeans on Ubuntu 16.04

This video demonstrates how to install the NetBeans IDE onto Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Installing Joomla 3.x on Ubuntu 16.04

This video will walk you through downloading and installing Joomla to your Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Host.

Importing Joomla in NetBeans as a Project

This video will show you how to add your installation of Joomla to NetBeans as a project.

Joomla Update, Upgrades and Extensions ... Oh My!

In this episode I cover diagnosing an issue with PHP when a server update has been done.  Edits are made to the php.ini file to resolve the issue long enough for it to be fixed.  I explain how to do a one click update to Joomla to upgrade from v3.5.1 to v3.6.0.  Next I cover the installation and use of Akeeba Backup to allow us to make backups of the site.  Finally, I cover downloading or transferring the backup from the site to a safe location.

Restoring a Backup of Your Website

In this episode I show you how to create an additional virtual host to test your Joomla backup.  I introduce Akkeba's kickstart application for restoring backups made with Akkeba Backup.  Remember, you can download these tutorials from my website located at