The Christmas season is linked with people making gifts to each other, or even themselves. What’s a better gift than a book? I was fortunate enough to receive a free copy of Packt’s new book, Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook, a great resource for Joomla! site owners written by a knowledgable member of the Joomla! community and […]
Time over time, users make an unsurprising feature request on the AkeebaBackup.com forum: “Can you make it so that I can synchronize a live and dev site without a full backup?”. The typical answer they get is “No, because of technical issues”. I was surprised to see that a trending idea in ideas.joomla.org is exactly […]
When I roam around the open Internet I sometimes find myself in front of nasty surprises. No, I don’t mean what you think… I see code written so badly which, despite the author’s best intentions, manages to somehow introduce more problems than the single problem it tried to tackle. One such case was a set […]
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 […]
Today Joomla! turns 5. It was five years ago when a handful of individuals decided to put community engagement and Freedom of Choice above profit and fork the Mambo CMS, forming one of the most successful 100% community-driven projects in the world: Joomla!
Most of us are already very experienced with Joomla! so as not to require any help building our own sites. Listening to the client’s objectives we can intuitively translate their needs to extensions and potential set-ups. This knowledge comes from years of experience in doing this kind of work. However, this isn’t always the case […]
On quite a few occasions fellow developers ask me which is the best way to get started with Joomla! Development. Among other things, I always propose that they should have a complete reference of the Joomla! Framework API. The only book which was up to this task was “Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development”, […]
Like all of you, I just found out that the upcoming Joomla! World Conference in Melbourne was postponed due to… a rain forecast?! I understand that this is a figure of speech (OK, I’m Greek, I’m not stupid). The “rain” is used metaphorically and this is exactly why I tweeted yesterday that “It takes more […]
Unless you live under a rock, you already know that the past three days J and Beyond 2010 was taking place in Wiesbaden, Germany. The fact that it was the first international Joomla! event was further stressed as it was organized (impeccably!) by the community, for the community. It has been an amazing experience and […]
Republished from http://www.alltogetherasawhole.org/profiles/blogs/an-urgent-call-to-community. For everyone who has read the latest Joomla! Developer Working Group notes, there is one thing which instantly became apparent: Joomla! is like a patient on life support.