Issues by Year

Read up on the latest news and views from Joomla authors around the world.

This month I had the great opportunity to interview Joomla Development Manager David Hurley.  David walks us through some of the top Joomla development skills and how he's achieved them over the years.  Hope you enjoy the interview!

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Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.

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More and more leaders in the Joomla project have been talking about how important it is to listen. At JoomlaDay France last weekend, I had the opportunity to hear in person what people are thinking. It was an enriching experience for me, and sometimes surprising…

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This article describes how to use the new tag field added to Joomla! 3.1.0 and the new tools available for Joomla! developers.

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How does one go about finding a Joomla Developer around the globe? This article gives you some tips...

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The Joomla 3.x development series has been progressing steadily for several months now. At this point you should have a fairly good grasp of the basics of extension development and hopefully you've begun writing code of your own. This article will continue to expand your knowledge of code and the use of Bootstrap in your development. Don't forget to review the past articles in this series.

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I had the privilege to interview CMSExpo Founder John Coonen this month. We talked about everything from how he started CMSExpo to what the Joomla community really needs and how they are trying to bring them to life.

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Your website is finally finished! You have added great content, cool images, the whole nine-yards. Now that your site has been done for a while, you've been doing data analysis for your site and realize people don't seem too interested in downloading your content. Most likely this isn't due to the content on your site, because you have been getting heavy traffic on your blog. Have you ever thought that there could be something wrong with your call to action?

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Last December I wrote about the "X Factor and Women in Joomla". This time, I am extending it to women in tech. On March 23, I attended the LibrePlanet 2013: Commit Change conference that was held at Harvard University. A two-day conference, I was only able to attend the first day, and I was on a mission to follow up with Marina Zhurakhinskaya from GNOME's Outreach Program for Women.

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It must be that Spring is in the Air! New goals, new plans, new roadmaps, new visions, new events, new leadership members, new processes... And on top of that a brand new developer site!

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We had a great turn-out and a high percentage of women (26.6%) at the first JoomlaDay Boston held on March 16 at the Microsoft NERD Center. 

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Lately I've been spending almost all of my Joomla! time working on the new tags feature that will be in CMS 3.1. It has been a huge and exciting project, and we'll see it for real on April 15, but in the meantime anyone can test it or even better test and give feedback. So many people have helped already with this, and you can too.

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Der Artikel beschreibt den Gebrauch der neuen Tag-Funktion in Joomla 3.1.0 und die neuen Tools, welche Joomla! Entwicklern zur Implementierung zur Verfügung stehen.

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Immer mehr Führungspersönlichkeiten aus dem Joomla! Projekt haben in letzter Zeit darüber geredet, wie wichtig Zuhören sei. Anlässlich des JoomlaDay France hatte ich letzte Woche die Gelegenheit, persönlich zu erfahren, wie die Leute denken. Eine für mich durchaus bereichernde Erfahrung, ja in mancher Hinsicht auch eine überraschende....

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In letzter Zeit habe ich fast all meine Joomla!-Zeit damit verbracht, am neuen Tag Feature zu arbeiten, das in der CMS Version 3.1 dabei sein wird. Es war eine riesige Aufgabe, es war aber auch eine spannende Zeit - wir werden die Resultate ab dem 15. April sowohl sehen, als auch benutzen können. Bis es soweit ist, kann aber jedermann beim Testen helfen oder - noch besser - Feedback geben. Viele Leute haben dies bereits getan - auch Ihr könnt helfen.

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Ich hatte neulich das Vergnügen, den CMSExpo Gründer John Coonen zu interviewen. Wir sprachen über viele Dinge, angefangen vom Start der CMSExpo bis zu dem, was die Joomla! Community wirklich braucht und wie dem allem Leben einzuhauchen ist.

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Designer und Entwickler denken immer noch vor allem so, wie der durchschnittliche Desktop-User. Aber heute, wo die mobile Revolution angekommen ist, wird Design immer deutlicher zu einem mehrstufigen Prozess. Wie macht man ein Design für jemanden, der mit seinen Fingern auf einem Smartphon herumtippt? Und womit fängt man an, mit dem Design für die mobilen Geräte, oder dem Desktop Design? Es stellt sich heraus, dass die progressive Erweiterung - das heisst anfangen mit der mobilen Version - später zu einer besseren, benutzerfreundlichen Webseite führen kann.

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When I first discovered a CMS, years ago, I saw a tool that would help me broaden my menu of services as a designer. After all these years, I feel as if I have gone through a life changing experience and I thank a thriving community of people from different parts of the world who work together, in diferent areas, to keep Joomla alive.

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Dans le cadre de cette série de tutoriel pour le développement d’un composant Joomla! 3.0, et afin de vous proposer un exemple concret, j’ai choisi de vous présenter le processus de création d’une véritable extension. Ce composant sera disponible en consultation et téléchargement sur le site d’accompagnement cité en référence tout au long de cet article. Mon objectif est d’écrire un composant plus complexe que le traditionnel "Hello World", afin d’aborder l’ensemble des éléments clés dans le développement d’un composant.

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Cela fait quelque temps déjà que je m’interroge sur l'utilité de ce premier article dans le cadre d’une série portant sur le développement d’une extension, et j’ai finalement décidé que ce billet était en fait digne d'intérêt. Il est en effet important de s'assurer que vous disposer de fondations saines, puisque dans le cadre de la création d’un composant pour Joomla! 3.0, de nombreux aspects doivent être pris en compte et planifiés dès le premier jour.  Ceci est le premier d’une série d'articles portant sur le développement d'extension ; série qui serait incomplète si l'on ne prenait pas le temps de discuter des étapes initiales et nécessaires de planification et de structuration d’une extension. Je vous propose ainsi les différentes étapes suivantes pour vous permettre d'être plus efficace et d’assurer la réussite de vos débuts dans la réalisation d’une extension pour Joomla!.

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