Joomla Development (5)

nooku-jam-illAs you might remember, I went to the first ever Joomla Night Stockholm earlier this year. While there, I also attended the Nooku Jam session with Johan Janssens and other members of the Nooku team.

I filmed Johans presentation about what Nooku is and how it can help developers. I finally got around to editing and publishing the complete video to YouTube. So, now you can sit down, grab a cup of coffee - or a beer ;) - and learn a bit about the Nooku framework in this 35 minute presentation.

In October 2009, I wrote a blog post about migrating a Joomla! 1.5 site to version 1.6. I gave it the ambitious title of Migration from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 will be easy. And it probably will. When the script is ready.

However, Joomla 1.6 was released this week without a migration script in place. When I started to look at the state of this script, it seemed everything stopped back in 2009. Apparently, there was little interest from developers to create this script.

After some digging, I contacted Matias Aguirre, the one who started the original discussion around a Joomla 1.6 migrator script. He responded immediately, and I got some more info on the script. Matias has been working on a script called jUpgrade. It's partially working, but he needs help finishing it.

Upgrade to Joomla 1.6In a few months, the next major version of Joomla will be ready for production sites.

The first release candidate for Joomla 1.6 is just around the corner, so a stable release shouldn’t be too far away.

What does it take to move your Joomla site to Joomla 1.6? Read on for some tips :)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the Apple iPad. The iPhone big brother arrived a few weeks ago, and Apple has sold a huge number of devices already.

The iPad is already a success, and as a device for consuming information it's really great.

So how does this relate to your reality as a Joomla user? In short: You need to make sure that your Joomla website works on the iPad. And not just that it works. It should be a delight surfing your website on the iPad.

yootheme-template-phoenixYesterday, I changed the template for this blog. After some tweaking I changed it from the SolarSentinel template from RocketTheme to the new Phoenix template from Yootheme.

Wasn't happy with the load time on the former template, and I had some issues with SuperBlogger. Also, I feel that the SolarSentinel template gave a somewhat "heavy" impression, and wanted a lighter feel to the site.

Besides that, wanted to test out the new Warp framework YooTheme has implemented in the Phoenix template. It's allegedly much faster than earlier iterations of their template framework.