Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake!
In the space of five days in January, I found myself catapulted into Joomla! gatherings around the globe in some unexpected ways. All of them left me feeling grateful for this wide and wonderful community, and marveling at technological advances, as we all celebrated the launch of Joomla 1.6
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Coming together to announce a new era...

Coming together to announce a new era...

Unless you've been stuck under a REALLY big snowdrift, hopefully you're aware that Joomla! 1.6 was released on January 10, 2011.  Over three years in development, this new version adds many important features, lays a new architectural foundation for future releases, and starts us down a new path of time based release cycles. Joomla! 1.6 marks the beginning of a new era for our project. Here is a story about how our community worked together to announce this new era to the world...

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Post your Haiku here for February 2011

Post your Haiku here for February 2011

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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Open Source Matters: January 2011 Report

Open Source Matters: January 2011 Report

On January 10, the Joomla! leadership and community celebrated the healthy arrival of version Joomla! 1.6, weighing in at a strapping 8MB. January has been a month of celebration, as a new era is born!

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Developing jUpgrade: Interview with Matias Aguirre

Developing jUpgrade: Interview with Matias Aguirre

One of the biggest challenges facing Joomla! 1.6 is the lack of a clearly defined migration path to get from Joomla! 1.5 to 1.6. No More! With the brainchild of one Joomla! developer, and the willpower of the Joomla! community, the ability to easily move your site to Joomla! 1.6 with just a few simple clicks is becoming a reality! We caught up with that developer, Matias Aguirre, to get his take on the development of the jUpgrade component and the community efforts to make it a success...

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How off-line is Joomla!'s off-line mode?

How off-line is Joomla!'s off-line mode?

Joomla!’s temporary off-line mode is a very handy option to temporarily take your site down while performing maintenance —e.g. updating the Joomla! core or an extension— and is even suggested by the official documentation for the unfortunate time that your site has been compromised. However, is this really off-line, or are there any pitfalls you should be aware of?

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Joomla! in the Press/Media - February 2011

Joomla! in the Press/Media - February 2011

Welcome to Joomla! in the Press/Media. You will find links and short descriptions of where you can read recent articles about Joomla! in the Press and Media.

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Jane Beyond & friends

Jane Beyond & friends

Illustration by:  YeprJane Beyond

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The 2010 Video Interviews - Final Selection

The 2010 Video Interviews - Final Selection

During Joomla! Day West 2010 and the Community Leadership Team and Production Leadership Team Summit, Kyle Ledbetter and Jeremy Wilken were asked to produce a series of video interviews with Joomla! Leadership that was in attendance. Additionally, some interviews were done with other members of the community that were there. In this third installment we meet Sam Moffatt and Ian MacLennan as well as yours truly, Matt Lipscomb. They all take a few minutes with us to share their thoughts on the project, community, the impact Joomla! has had on them, and why they love it!

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Kyle Ledbetter: King of the launch room

Kyle Ledbetter: King of the launch room
In the days before the launch of 1.6, the Joomla! community came together to produce web pages, banners, announcements and resource links. Joomla! developer and designer Kyle Ledbetter of Pixel Praise played a key role in this endeavor, and shares his reflections on that suspenseful process with the JCM.
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Joomla 1.6 - Thoughts from Around the World!

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Good Resources for Joomla! Beginners

Good Resources for Joomla! Beginners

This article helps you, especially Joomla! beginners, get started with Joomla! CMS systematically by providing you with good sources of Joomla! tutorials. The selected websites have proven their reliability to many Joomla! users, and to me, for a long time. All sources are thoroughly designed with detailed instructions in both text and videos format so that readers have the best understanding of these tutorials.

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Website Case Study: High Court of Australia Case Study

Website Case Study: High Court of Australia Case Study

The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system, and was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts. The new High Court website acts as a central point of information relating to cases and the High Court. PB Web Development crafted a creative interface that is not only visually appealing, but is also built to meet web accessibility standards.

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Born to be Wild: An Interview with Chris Marinou

Born to be Wild: An Interview with Chris Marinou
Chris Marinou, a free-wheeling adventure seeker and Joomla! developer, sat down long enough to answer a few questions for the Joomla! Community Magazine.
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Rapid Development Techniques – Removing Mootools

A fact of web development is that no two people use the exact same tools – why should Javascript frameworks be any different? Whether you use jQuery, Prototype, YUI, Dojo, or something in between, we should all have the freedom of choice when it comes to our development tools.

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Fourteen secrets of Joomla! templating

Fourteen secrets of Joomla! templating

Over the past few months, Kyle and I have been compiling a killer list of Joomla! templating snippets that has the potential to change the way that you approach templating in Joomla!.

We had planned to publish this article well before the release of Joomla! 1.6, and to release the 1.6 version of this post to coincide with it going stable ... but alas, that is not to be. Given that the Joomla! 1.5 end life is still a long way off, I'm pretty sure you will find this list useful for your upcoming projects.

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