The Joomla Community Magazine
If you’ve been in the development business for awhile then you probably have a substantial library of code that you frequently use. It’s your work belt, your briefcase, your attaché that follows you into whatever project that you happen to be working on. You know, trust and love your code base because you wrote it and understand it intimately. Whether another developer would consider it up-to-standards or pretty is irrelevant — it works and so you use it whenever and wherever you can. It helps you follow that sacred tenet of programming, Don’t Repeat Yourself, that we all hold dear.
Our effort is to create the best and the most user-friendly collaborative project management tool for Joomla!. In this effort, we wrote down a list of features we would like to see in our projects based on existing project management tools and talked over the way we want to go with our project.
Open Source Matters is the non-profit organization managing legal, financial, and trademark related matters for the Joomla! project. November's report covers some of the initiatives begun over the past few weeks that have been shared with the community for feedback.
Over the years I've been involved in Joomla!, I’ve seen some great improvements in templates. Many templates are now very sophisticated, slick and beautiful. Just compare the early work of any of the veteran template providers with their recent efforts to see the quantum leaps they’ve all made.
I remember when 4K of RAM was considered alot of memory. Granted, this was quite some time ago and things have certainly progressed since then. Today it seems like every other year adds a Giga-byte or two of RAM to the default configuration of our personal workstation. Well, a similar trend is evident with online memory in shared PHP environments.
SPAM! This is one problem that any webmaster today has to contend with in his daily tasks. If not dealt with on a fundamental level, it can really become a pain in the neck and also end up in consuming time. Not removing Spam comments/registrations/forums posts on websites can really be harmful for its reputation and credibility.
In six issues, we at Team EaSE hope we've introduced to you some of the enormous potential of Joomla! and its extensions — the power, flexibility and creativity that the world's best CMS can unleash. Over that time, we've tried to dissolve the jargon into meaningful terms, simplify difficult technical topics and give you a sense of the fun we have using Joomla! to build websites and web applications.
Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haiku in every upcoming JCM issue.
2010 has been a great year for Joomla!. As our project celebrated its fifth birthday, we also surpassed 22 million Joomla! downloads worldwide and 138 million extension downloads from the Joomla! Extensions Directory. Here is a summary list of some significant accomplishments of the Joomla! project that took place in 2010:
During Joomla! Day West 2010 and the Community Leadership Team and Production Leadership Team Summit, Kyle Ledbetter and Jeremy Wilken were asked to produce a series of video interviews with Joomla! Leadership that was in attendance. Additionally, some interviews were done with other members of the community that were there. In this second installment we meet Ryan Ozimek, Andrew Eddie and the guys (Kevin Rice and Jesse Dundon) of Hathway. They all take a few minutes with us to share their thoughts on the project, community, the impact Joomla has had on them and why they love it!
During Joomla!Day West 2010 Pearson Publishing announced the release of Joomla! Press. The mission of Joomla! Press is to enhance the Joomla! experience by providing useful, well-written, and engaging publications for all segments of the Joomla! Community from beginning users to framework developers. Titles in Joomla! Press are authored by leading experts and contributors in the community.
Cantalupi Lighting is a 60 year old company that has grown from a small boat repair facility in Italy, to one of the leading high-end lighting and control solution providers in the marine and residential industries. Expression in Design (XiD) created a fully integrated online store that features over 600 products for customers to browse and buy. CantalupiUSA.com not only looks good, it makes shopping for lighting easier than ever before thanks to the custom search functions created by XiD.
Whether you have an e-commerce site or a blog or anything in between, the Holiday Season is a great opportunity for promotion. This month we compare Holiday snow effects, Team Member Nicholas Dionysopoulos has a special present for you and Team Member Sully Sullivan provides a little Holiday Fun!