Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 39:
• Seven Steps to Successful Joomla! Platform Evangelism
• Some thoughts about Transifex and Open Translators
• What are the security implications of NOT upgrading from Joomla 1.5?
• Joomla! forks you may have never heard of
• Team JoeJoomla Introduces Brian Peat
• JJ Tweets Module Updated For Joomla 1.7
• Joomla Site Developer's Pledge
• Join us in Milwaukee on November 12 for Joomla Day Midwest
Written by Ryan Ozimek
I'm pretty darn excited about the Joomla! Platform. Actually, that is my biggest understatement of 2011. I believe that the Joomla Platform has an opportunity to be one of the fastest growing development platforms of 2012, enabling the more than 200,000 Joomla developers around the world to break the bonds of CMS development and dive head-first into a world of ever-more global, mobile, and social applications.
Written by JOKR Solutions
One of the most lately exciting new projects in the Joomla community is the cooperation between Open Translators and Transifex. Open Translators and Transifex has become a valuable resource both for devs, translators and end-users. Devs now has a great platform to reach translators and provide complete translations for their extensions (and hopefully sell/provide more extension). Translators can easily contribute (with little tech knowledge) to the community and the dev. End-users dont have to do any translation and can just focus to use the extension.
Written by Joss Sanglier
As I was cleaning up my bookmarks today (they've reached around 5MBs!), along with some Joomla! gems and memories, I found a list of Joomla! forks I kept... I bet you never know those existed. Some are still active, some are dead. Check them out...
In March, 2006, Team JoeJoomla got started with a Joomla! / Simple Machines Forum at joejoomla.com. The purpose of the team was to help others benefit from what Joomla! had to offer. Our small team offered charitable organizations help to get them started with a professional Joomla! website. It was satisfying and we all learned a lot. Times changed and so did the people of Team JoeJoomla and their priorities.
With all the busyness of life and work going on we finally found time to update the JoeJoomla JJ Tweets Module. This has been on my mind for awhile. What is JJ Tweets you ask? It's a Twitter module for displaying your twitter status updates.
If you are already building or migrating to Joomla! 1.7 sites, no doubt you are looking for the essentials. A Twitter module is an important part of the toolkit for many websites. So if your strategy involves Twitter, consider the JoeJoomla JJ Tweets Module. It's free and a breeze to install and use.
Written by Jeremy Wilken
This past week I (Jeremy) was invited to speak at Joomla! Day Austin, a full day of Joomla from start to finish. It was a unique concept where the speakers walked attendees through the steps of building a website, from the planning phase, to a design workflow, to choosing and developing extensions, to site deployment. If you weren't there, you missed out, but have no fear some pieces should be available on the website at some point. My presentation was about using and evaluating Joomla extensions.
Written by Victor Drover
The inaugural Joomla Day Midwest at Potowatami Casino in Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA) is coming up on Nov. 12, 2011 and Anything Digital will be there! In addition to co-hosting the event, I will personally be on hand to meet and greet our customers. I am also speaking about one of out exciting new products, Advanced Site Search. Yannick Gaultier, the sh404SEF developer, will also be on hand to discuss improving the search engine rankings of your Joomla web site. Finally, Jeff Channell, the Lead Developer of Advanced Site Search and the upcoming JCal Pro 3 will be discussing security best practices when programming in PHP.