In the October edition of the Joomla Magazine, I've started a series of articles about Joomla modernization. The first instance of the series is Talking about a Modern Joomla

A series of articles about Joomla modernization
Modern Times, by Chaplin By movie studio - ebay, Public Domain,

The first article has been aimed to be a conversation starter about the general need for a change of vision, from how the CMS was originally designed and the new requirements of a modern website.

Now, the second article of the series is almost out! 

After the last crazy-busy months of April and May 2018, I'm finally catching up with the delayed tasks. In the rush of preparing the presentation for UbuCon 2018 - Devops with
Lando and Docker, I also published an ambitious project: Lando Boilerplates for Joomla, WordPress and PrestaShop (GitHub repo).

I have been improving the project mainly with Joomla tooling, but also included WordPress CLI and PrestaShop recipes.

At this point, after these months of development and testing, I think that the recipes are improving and the direction is clear to implement best-practices and advanced tooling (integrated phpMyAdmin and MailHog) for CMSs. For instance, the current tools for Joomla include these nice commands for Lando:

recommended reading what if javascript wins

Today, I'm reading this article with a reflection about the current trend of JavaScript dominance: What if JavaScript wins?

From my last attendance to J and Beyond 2018, I can say that there were many sessions devoted to the topic of JavaScript development and the associated technologies. So, in some way, the current trend is affecting every corner of our world.

In this session, we are going to talk about the techniques and technologies necessary to develop a state of the art extension. Building on top of a classic component that includes modules and plugins, we are going to add a quality assurance procedure, progressive features, packaging tools and continuous deployment services. 



a modern extension for joomla