by Marco Dings

Joomla Component Builder (JCB) is but one of the solutions to helping you build your component. Until now JCB has kept out much of the spotlight, but it is definitively an alternative to consider. JCB has been around for quite some time it is opensource and as such its "free", it recently stepped up its documentation effort.
There is a learning curve to using JCB as the tool was initially setup with a developer mind. Having said that, that is what kind of attracted me to it as one of the features allows for modification of any of the generated source-code which then is "imported" back into the builder so when you "regenerate" you will not loose them.
Theoretically that could mean that when going to joomla 4 ( when support is ready ) you can compile/regenerate and have a joomla 4 component.
JCB supports many standard joomla concept so you get ACL, multilingual, version-history, categories, repeatable sub-form fields out of the box, as well as support for bs3, ui-kit, bs4 .
In this session want to share with you experiences based on the use-case of everycharacter.com a website i was volunteered/drafted to by my son Alex. Since the area to be covered is so complex i will not be able to cover all, but it should give a good impression if it would to the job for you.

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