GSoC: Every Story Has An Ending. Every Ending Is A New Beginning.

GSoC: Every Story Has An Ending. Every Ending Is A New Beginning.

Google Summer of Code 2016 came to an end. This article will give you a quick look at what really happened during the 3 months period and the results myself as well as our JavaScript testing team reaped out of it.

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GSoC: Helping out Yash Part-III

GSoC: Helping out Yash Part-III

At the start of the project my proposal was to add the previous 1.x feature of Joomla of creating a menu item directly from the component view in the newer versions of Joomla. During starting weeks me and my mentors discussed what approach to take to add such functionality. The decision was to make it between using helper function or using Plugins. In my proposal I had suggested to use the plugin method using various trigger event. So it was decided to first add the functionality for only article view(On-the-fly) version, after that the functionality can be made generic using plugin. So basically the method that I proposed at starting was used to achieve the final goals.

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GSoC: Browser Automated Tests for Joomla! CMS

GSoC: Browser Automated Tests for Joomla! CMS

The success of GSoC16 of joomla project opened a lot of doors for me. Here I am presenting my work with Automated Testing as BDD - Gherkin, codeception how we’ve written the test of scenarios to our project and how we helped Joomla! it through the project.

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GSoC: Improved Multi-lingual Content Management (Update Status)

GSoC: Improved Multi-lingual Content Management (Update Status)

Gladly the project had a big update in these months, so let me show you! Having such a complex project in your hands can be sometimes overwhelming, managing time, defining a certain task as finished, planning further tasks is the hardest part.

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GSoC: Improved Joomla! CMS tests using BDD Gherkin and Codeception

GSoC: Improved Joomla! CMS tests using BDD  Gherkin and Codeception

Hello folks! How to make Joomla! CMS tests better with Gherkin and Codeception? BDD (Behavior Driven development) in its grandest sense is about communication and viewing your software as a system with functionality and features. Using the BDD approach to write test cases makes test cases easy. BDD tests are easily understandable by non developers and testers.

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GSoC: Helping out Yash Part-II. Progress on improving Joomla Menu Item workflow

GSoC: Helping out Yash Part-II. Progress on improving Joomla Menu Item workflow

How to improve the menu item workflow to make it easier for Joomla! users? This is one of the Google Summer of Code 2016 projects in course now and this article shows its progress.

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GSoC: Creating a draft content in Joomla

I am back with the next article of GSoC 2016 project. Previously I wrote about the central idea Shareable Draft Content, so much to be coded but not so much time to finish it! The previous article explained the scope of the project, the steps of implementation and the advantages of this enhancement feature. In my second article the progress so far on this project, all the yay-nay moments over the past weeks of the coding is shared!



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GSoC: Why JavaScript Tests Need to be Merged Right Now

GSoC: Why JavaScript Tests Need to be Merged Right Now

The Google Summer of Code project on writing tests for the custom JavaScript libraries in Joomla! is close to completion. We are about to get them merged into Joomla! CMS soon. This article is about why those tests need to be merged as soon as possible.

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GSoC: Recording Actions Logs, Accessible by Super Admin (Status Update)

GSoC: Recording Actions Logs, Accessible by Super Admin (Status Update)

Imagine if the Super User could record the actions of users: who did what, where and when. This is the extension that I am developing in my Joomla! Google Summer of Code Project.

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Progress of the Joomla! Projects in GSoC 2016

Progress of the Joomla! Projects in GSoC 2016

Six students, six projects, a lot of codes. Google Summer of Code 2016 has crossed its midterm line. Our students running Joomla! projects are working hard with the support of their mentors and admins*. Will they finish in time? Will their projects bring good results for the Joomla! Project and for the Joomla! users?

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