Joomla in the Spotlight in December 2011 Magazine
Written by Lucy Black   
Saturday, 03 December 2011

News that Joomla won the CMS category in the 2011 Packt Awards is included in this month's Joomla! Community Magazine. What else is in the issue?

Winning top honors in Packt Publishing's Open Source Awards for the third time in its history is something for Joomla contributors to be pleased about.

Rather less encouraging is the coverage Joomla received in the 2011 Water and Stone Open Source CMS Market Share report which included metrics that were far from positive. In his editorial Paul Orwig defends Joomla, pointing out that its market share is remarkable given it relies totally on volunteers. He also points to weakness in methodology in the report as well as inaccuracy in the data.

In the Developers Workbench section Andrew Holden looks at his two favorite mapping solutions for Joomla. Holden admits his involvement in Weever Apps which is a plugin that allow content in a Joomla! site to be “geotagged” with a location for placement on a mobile, GPS enabled map within a Weever App. It enables a site editor to turn article, categories, or tags into custom map-markers and add new locations while creating new articles. He also looks at Moxie Maps which works with Mosets Directory, the Joomla! extension that powers Joomla!'s own extensions directory.

The other article in the section, Write your own App using Joomla! Platform is a code-rich excerpt from Hagen Graf's Joomla! Development Beginner's Guide which is work in progress and will be released as a free pdf once complete. Follow this link to discover how to work with the framework that underlies, and is now separate from, the Joomla! CMS.

A resource with information on classes for learning Joomla and more is online schooling.

The other article that attracted my attention was Closed Source Complications about the disadvantages of relying on extensions that have encrypted code so that the developer cannot tweak them. It uses an entertaining analogy with car engines - but it makes a serious point.

 

 

For the rest of the contents of this and previous issues, go to the Joomla! Community Magazine website: http://magazine.joomla.org/

 

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