I've a secret to share, but dont tell anyone

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Are you a developer who needs to know when you can expect deprecated old functions, an administrator who may have new features to gem up on, or perhaps just nosy and wants to know when the next release is due? Then read on and get the inside knowledge.

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The Vice President of Joomla is helping the Police with their enquiries

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Here in the UK, the phrase “helping the police with their enquiries" is synonymous with other phrases, such as “Assisting law enforcement with their investigation” and often ends with having “your collar felt.” 

Luckily, I even get paid to help them, which is not the usual turn of events when dealing with the Law, but in my case, it is because I build websites for several different Police groups in the UK.

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End-to-end testing with Joomla! and Cypress - My First Steps and thoughts

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Automated tests are not a special tool for software developers in large projects. Especially for extensions, automated tests are a help to quickly identify problems. They help to ensure that extensions work smoothly in newer Joomla versions.

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AI extensions you can use with Joomla

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the march, coming to the fore in many different industries and work spaces. Its impact is already felt online, with more content and images being artificially generated. What can we do with AI right now in conjunction with Joomla? This article explores what's already out there and what could be around the corner for joomla and AI.

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More than 30 gems for Joomla 4 I can't live without

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I am always very happy to pay Developers for Joomla Extensions because they deserve it.

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Meet an extension developer: Samuel Marshall JCH Optimize

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Patrick Jackson talks with Samuel Marshall, creator of JCH Optimize, a Joomla optimization component that can significantly improve your Joomla website’s performance, on how he got started with Joomla, and where JCH Optimize is headed.

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Transition your Joomla 4 website from Search to Smart Search

December-Search

The 'Search' and 'Smart Search' components have coexisted since Joomla 2.5.

Search (or com_search) would provide a straightforward search feature while Smart Search would offer indexing and more advanced search capabilities with filtering.

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Follow up extension developers: J4 how is it going

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After our previous series last year about how extension developers are getting their extensions ready for Joomla 4, we now have contacted a few developers in how in hindsight this transition went and if they came across challenges.

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Do you need another front end extension? Let's find out.

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Starting a new project with Joomla can sometimes be a little bit like writing a new article. I find myself staring at the blank page, overwhelmed by all the possibilities and different ways to acheive the same goals.

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Joomla 3.10 enters the Security Support Phase

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Joomla 3 has been around for a long time. It is easy to forget how successful the series has become and how much it has evolved over the course of the minor versions.

As it approaches its final year as a mature, stable version of Joomla, it is about to enter its security support phase.

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