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.
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.
Joomla is an open-source content management system with a living community (his heart) and an enormous ecosystem. The sheer number of available extensions and templates (most free) benefits developers, webmasters and everyday users alike. But like any other ecosystem, Joomla is also fragile and needs to be protected if we want to keep it alive.
With Joomla 4 stable already released, many people are thinking about migrating their sites or starting new sites directly on Joomla 4. But, the question that arises is if all the extensions or templates are already available. To answer that question, we have been talking to the developers for several months now to find out what their update plans are. On this occasion, we talked to Sascha Dube, from YooTheme Pro, one of the major page builders we can find on the market today.
Joomla 4 Stable is out, and of course, you want to migrate your site as soon as possible. But… wait… what about your extensions? If they’re not ready, they might cause your site to break (always make a backup, people). Of course we have Joomla 3.10 with the pre-update checker to establish if your extensions are ready, but the JCM goes a little further: we ask the developers. This issue we had a nice conversation with Alex Andreae from SourceCoast, the developers of the go-to tool for connecting your website to social networks: JFBConnect.
As you may have discovered by now, Joomla 4 Stable is out! This is the time you might start to worry about your extensions. Are they compatible? And if they’re not, will they ever be? And if they’ll be compatible, when?
You might have heard about Joomla 3.10 being the bridge to a smooth transition from version 3.x to 4, but maybe you need a little more reassurance. We get that, and that is why your very own JCM asks the developers where they are right now when it comes to compatibility.
This month we interviewed Chetan Madaan from Joomdev, the people behind numerous templates and extensions, including the popular Astroid Framework.
For some months now, we have been approaching extension developers to ask them how they are working towards Joomla 4. This time we talked to Tomasz Kowalski, from DJ-Extensions, whose primary focus is on the customers and making the next version upgrade as smooth as possible.
If you’ve taken a look at Joomla 4 Beta, you’ll have noticed large changes in the layout of the Administration area in the backend of the site. The new Admin Dashboards form part of the restructuring of the Joomla 4 UX and are designed for site managers to optimise their site management experience for themselves or clients quickly and easily.
Joomla 4 is one step closer. The last Beta version has recently been published, and we are already waiting for the first Release Candidate. Enough reasons to know how extension developers are working towards the release of the stable version. This time, we talked to Roland Dalmulder, a well-known contributor in the Joomla Community over the years. Today, he told us how he is working on updating his extensions.