The beauty comes from a fast, slick and reliable platform that readily provides developers with everything they'll need to build the backbone of a solid and secure component with wizards for authoring, access, publishing, aliasing, created/modified by dates... you name it, COOK provides it!
Easily create multiple layouts for forms, lists and items and work with a flexible and powerful redirection engine to help users navigate through your component.
There are 3 cherries on this cake;
1 - The developer responds fast to queries and issues when they arise and the platform is in a rapid development cycle with new features being constantly added
2 - a strong community of users providing excellent support in the forum
3 - The price... you just can't beat it!
J-Cook really surpasses all of the 'competition' as far as MVC tools are concerned! Try, love it and get cooking!
Speaking as a beginner, it was dead simple to install and get up and running with no issues! This has been largely due to good documentation & well developed software with an intuitive and logical user/admin interface. Unfortunately, this could not be said about all of the extensions I use on my site.
The only time I've ever really needed help to do anything inside MC, has been a matter of customising it as opposed to having any issues. On that note, the MC forums are incredibly active with lots of user input as well as awesome help from Germi (Mr. Music Collection) whenever required. Furthermore, Germi has always gone the extra mile to help with queries relating to customising the component/modules to suit my needs - despite this being outside of the scope of traditional support!!!
Over the course of the last 2 years I've become quite proficient in Joomla, custom coding and alike which can be attributed to the unparalleled level of support!
Joomla Music Collection is QUITE SIMPLY the ONLY media manager you'll ever need to manage music and video inside your Joomla community - however large or small!
Best of all, you don't need to break the bank to get it!
To sum up, MC is;
Robust, Well-developed, Well-supported, Highly-customisable & EASY TO USE!!!
Want to serve music & video in your site? Look no further than Music Collection!
Heavily customisable for any administrator of a joomla site and even more powerful for developers who want to offer their clients a more complete social media/interaction based site to gain more insight into their users/clients.
SIMPLY PUT THIS IS AWESOME! Support has been great - knowledgeable and timely whether plugging the gap in my facebook knowledge or helping me to further customise/integrate it into 3rd party components.
Definitely a must if you don't want to have to keep up with the fast pace that facebook is developing its API and at such reasonable price, it's money very well spent indeed!