Joomla Blog Posts from Around the Web (week 52)

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during 52nd week. Enjoy!

Brian.Teeman : Radical Transparency

As we approach not only the end of the year but the end of a decade I spent a little time looking back at some articles I wrote back in 2007. Finding this one I was perhaps not surprised but definitely disappointed that it's as true today as it was then.

The article was not looked at with a critical eye or an open mind in 2007, perhaps it is different today as the same discussions are still taking place?

Read the complete post here.... : Siteground Creates and Promotes Fake Awards

Written by Steve Burge 

We've covered Siteground twice before on this blog. The first time I talked with grudging admiration about how they manage to dominate hosting search results by creating fake review sites and putting themselves at #1. Then we looked at how they'd taken over the old Mambo website for self-promotion.

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Community Blog : Community input needed - choosing new OSM Board Members

Written by Ole Bang Ottosen

In February 2010 it is time for the Community Oversight Committee (COC) to elect new members for OSM Board of Directors.
During the years this process always been done without community interaction.
For this upcoming election we would like to change that.

Community Blog : Possible New Release Cycle for Joomla!

Written by Mark Dexter

One of the great things about the recent Joomla! Developers Conference in New York was that, with Andrew, Ian, Louis, Ron, Sam, and myself, we had all four Development Coordinators plus a majority of the Production Work Group all in one place for the very first time. This gave us the chance to talk in depth about an important issue that is critical to the future of the project -- the release cycle.

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Alltogetherasawhole : Rapid deployment and Capistrano

Written by Nathan Bohn

Where I work, we are using cvs ( i know), but it works. Currently we have our projects set up thusly: We have our Joomla current release package checked in as a single project, and then any custom work (modules, components, templates) get built on the same release, then diffed from the core and then checked in as a separate project. So, if you are keeping score at home, there is a multi-step process to deployments.

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Joomlaworks : Ten Commandments (in web development)

  1. Establish naming conventions
  2. Never use generic names for classes, IDs and form names in your code like “comment” or “article”. Someone else may do so too, so you can kiss your app’s functionality bye-bye!

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Phil Taylor : Special reduced Download Price On EVERYTHING !

Written by Phil E Taylor

If you get hacked over Christmas – I’ll be here! – so just contact me through our website and the go back to your party! From now until the end of the year you can now purchase ANY of our Joomla Extensions for only GBP£ 9.99 each!

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Joomlatools : DOCman Secret : Link documents in articles

Written by Tom Janssens

Did you know that you can easily insert documents into articles using DOCman 1.5? It's an awesome feature that few people know about.

Here is how you do it:

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Altogetherasawhole : J and beyond - an international Joomla conference is heading for the next step

Written by Alex Kempkens

After deciding on the final name for the event this week we are now heading for the next steps in the overall event organization. As discussed in the event group we have now more little items to cover. More and more people are getting involved in the idea of having an international event related the Joomla project and it is great to see the feedback and ideas we get. Please keep those ideas coming.

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