Growth, improving, expanding! Is the status of the Joomla! project meeting its demands? Where do we want to go and why? What will Joomla look like in 10 years? And where will we be on an international level?
It’s 6:00 a.m., my alarm tells me to wake up. Not a normal time for me at all to wake up and travel to the other side of the country. But that’s just a small sacrifice for a full day of fun with a lot of people, while contributing to the project and then finishing the day with a nice pizza.
Written by Sarah Watz
A while back I discovered the heart in the Joomla logo. It’s been there all the time but for some reason I haven’t seen it. And now I can’t stop seeing it. I can’t get it of my mind. The creator of the logo has really captured the essence of Joomla. A heart. Or several hearts if you look closer. That is really smart. The heart can manifest a lot of different attributes for our community. Here are some that I see that I would like to share with you.
Written by Daniel Dubois
What kind of connection is strong enough to bring people together from Sydney, Seattle, Iquique, Oslo, Grand Case, Pune (India), Osaka or also Auxerre, to name a few? What kind of strange "madness" motivates hundreds of people to come to a German village, at the foot of a fortress, to talk about the web, code, links and free software for a few days?
Written by Dianne Henning
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Community Leadership Summit, lead by Jono Bacon and held in Portland, Oregon on July 18-20. I was joined by Sander Potjer (Joomla Community Leadership Team) and David Hurley (Joomla Production Leadership Team and Joomla's Community Manager). This was my first conference that was not a Joomla event, and it was also my first "unconference".
Written by Ruth Cheesley
Written by Michael Babker
For me, some of the more memorable moments of the 2013 Joomla! World Conference involved WordPress leaders being present at the event openly discussing both Joomla and WordPress and each project’s unique attributes. In my time contributing to the open source community, rarely had I seen “cross-talk” like this between projects, let alone those leading projects. After that event, my interest was peaked and one of my 2014 TODO’s was to not only attend a WordCamp, but also speak at it and share how our communities can learn from one another.
Written by Helvecio da Silva
Essa foi a terceira vez que aconteceu o Joomla Day Cidade do México nos dias 17 e 18 de julho. O evento de dois dias foi organizado pela JUG Ciudade de México. Posso resumir assim o #JDayMX14: participativo, internacional e com muitas caras novas!
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Written by Alexandru Pruteanu
This article will take a closer look at the problems and solutions related to Microdata and RDFa and why a simple problem isn't so simple.
Written by Ryan Bernstein
Joomla! Events scheduled in August and September circle the globe from India to the United States, Africa and Europe. Joomla! User Group (JUG) meetings and JoomlaDays are intended for everyone from casual users to core developers. The Joomla! Developer Conference, to be held in August, is intended for experienced developers and programmers interested in developing with the Joomla! CMS and Framework for the first time. Visit the Joomla! Events site to browse all events, submit an event or learn how to organize an event.
Written by Randy Carey
Imagine a large city with no active Joomla user group and only a handful of publicly visible Joomla users. How did its first JoomlaDay attract over 100 attendees? Will this ignite a new local community of Joomla enthusiasts?
Written by Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
On the weekend of July 26th and 27th nine developers from around the world gathered in Manchester, UK to clean up Joomla's bug tracker. The project's bug tracker had grown unkempt, with hundreds of issues that were stagnant for a long time. Some issues were there for over a year. Moreover, the JoomlaCode issue tracker wasn’t really fit for the amount of growth Joomla had experienced since 2005. It was necessary to put the number of issues under control and move to an improved bug tracker and that was the goal of the Joomla! Bug Sprint.
What is the outlook for Joomla 3.4 and beyond? Shorter and targeted release cycles, improved stability, no more STS/LTS, solving the Bootstrap challenge, and decoupling core extensions. In a video interview, David Hurley shares plans for achieving a new, lighter, and more stable Joomla core without breaking backwards compatibility.
The GPL gives us some wonderful freedoms, including the ability to solve our own needs when it comes to adapting and reusing software. But with such power comes responsibility. I am reminded of the phrase, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." And in this case, I am referring to selling software written by others as if it was your own.