Search engine-friendly URLs and unique resource IDs
By extending the SEF functionality within the Mambo core, it was possible to base the JobShop website around easily-remembered and search-engine friendly URLs; for example, job vacancy URLs are based on the vacancy's unique database identification number, for example upsu.net/jobshop/jobs/J0000619 (and, in a slightly excessive moment of future-proofing, I ensured that the numbers will simply continue increasing should the JobShop ever exceed 9,999,999 vacancies). Employer URLs are similarly structured. This has three key benefits: the first is that vacancies and employers can be and are indexed by Google, the second is that there is and - for the life of the vacancy, or for as long as the employer is registered with the JobShop - always will be one unique resource locator for that particular piece of information. The third benefit, tied into the second one, is that we can also generate a unique reference identifier for a job or employer, e.g. J0000619, which can be used by developers and back-office processes alike as a reference number.