Monday, 10 October 2016 22:03

GSoC Student: Ruchiranga Wickramasinghe

More than an opportunity to find new talents for Joomla! and improve the software, Google Summe of Code, or simply put GSoC, is a big reunion of open source lovers to share, learn, teach and have fun. In 2016,year we had siz excellent student projects that were accepted by Google to be part of this program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development. Joomla Community Magazine invited Ruchiranga Wickramasinghe to talk about his experience.
Monday, 10 October 2016 20:10

The brains behind the Joomla! GSoC projects

We have been sharing monthly with JCM readers the step by step of the exciting Google Summer of Code journey. Now that you already know about the developed projects and students feedback, it is time to listen to a very important group: our mentors - the brains behind the projects. 
Sunday, 11 September 2016 11:28

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.
Sunday, 11 September 2016 11:04

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.
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.
Sunday, 11 September 2016 04:03

GSoC: The last one. Shareable Draft Content

The coding period has ended but has the project reached its destination? let's find out
Google Summer of Code is now over. Amazing three months I worked with the amazing team of Joomla. Learnt a lot and had much fun. My project was “Recording Actions Logs, Accessible by Super Admin” which I wish would be a good addition to the Joomla project.
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.
Published in 2016 August
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.
Published in 2016 August
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.
Published in 2016 August
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