Joomla 4 Alpha 12 has been released this week, and the first Joomla 4 Beta version is due to November. Tomorrow, October 19th, 2019 09:00 am, the Joomla community has the global event to complete the next releases, Pizza, Bugs & Fun - Worldwide. On top of this intense volunteer activity, we have the new Atum backend template for Joomla 4 Alpha 12.
The Atum backend template is an alternative unofficial template developed by JoomShaper team. The effort has been lead by Kawshar Ahmed. The template is going to be proposed to the Joomla official repository soon. To join the conversation, please, check this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/joomlanospam/permalink/10156296192450997/
A quick note from the road, Sentry is a fantastic error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real-time. A few months ago, I created XT Sentry for Joomla for the Joomla Extension Directory (JED), a simple extension to install the client library to integrate the service: https://github.com/anibalsanchez/XT-Sentry-for-Joomla/releases
We have implemented it with great success on Joomla Extension Directory (JED). However, a user reported an error that has not being received in Sentry's reports. Looking for an answer, I've just noticed that errors received and formatted at the template error page are not processed further. To solve this case, this snippet of code can be dropped in the template error.php:
The Laravel ecosystem is currently one of the most popular solutions in the PHP world. The original Laravel library has gone from being a simple library to a complete organization of libraries and associated services. Once you start implementing a part of Laravel, you fall into the rabbit hole, and you never know how much Laravel technology you are going to adopt. In addition to the basic set of services, the common practice at Laravel often associates other well-known technologies such as Redis, Vue.js or Tailwind CSS.
For starters, Lumen is the micro-framework created by the Laravel team as the lightest flavor of the platform. It comes with a minimum set of features. After implementing the base package, you are free to adopt any of the other Laravel packages or services. For more information about Lumen: https://lumen.laravel.com/docs/5.8
I have started the implementation of the Tailwind CSS template on Joomla as a proof of concept of the idea of an utility-first framework. The final objective has been creating a full alternative of the classic front-end stack that empowers the current generation of the big CMSs. Today, I'm publishing XT Tailwind for Joomla 3.0. This version includes the HTML Asset Tags Builder, a tool to coordinate the Asset Tags of installed packages. At this point, it is possible to install the template on any Joomla site and integrate the content generation with the new design, based on Tailwind CSS.
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