Joomla! is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content,
developed by Open Source Matters, Inc. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used
independently of the CMS.
Joomla! is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL (since version 2.5), or PostgreSQL (since version 3.0) database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, search, and support for language internationalization.