If you are a loyal reader of the Joomla community magazine, you surely remember the project to secure the Joomla updating process by using “The Update Framework”. Even though it has been a little quiet on the project in the last couple of months, work has continued in the background - finally leading to another code sprint at the end of June 2023.
Once, there was a time when testers had to manually test everything in Joomla, clicking through all the views and features each and every time a change was made. It was exhausting, cumbersome and prone to errors.
Along came Selenium! A tool to automatically control browsers, defining long click paths through all of Joomla, repeatable, reliable, not exhausting and requiring less people-power. And the testers saw all the tests that they made, and it was very good.
If you’re anything like me, you value the time and effort that Joomla’s community of component developers put into giving us excellent software to build our websites with. Much of which is free.
Have you ever wanted to make a web page, but don’t know where to start? Let alone how to write the HTML code necessary to make your website look great. A page builder might be a good place to start.
Have you ever wondered how new features make it into the Joomla core? While in the past, Joomla followed the paradigm "write the code, then we look at it and make a decision," Joomla today has a professional process that supports the "think first, then implement" strategy.