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:

Bright, colorful and clean: Atum backend template for Joomla 4 Alpha 12

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:

To begin with Laravel Lumen on Joomla

A year ago, I presented at UbuCon Europe, Devops with Lando and Docker Now, it is time to release an update to the sample recipes to the latest Lando version.

On February 01, 2019, the Lando team released a major update, Lando Is Ready For The Masses With RC2 Release. The article describes how Lando has been growing exponentially and the need for an architecture reorganization to reduce the technical debt and prepare Lando for the future.

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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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A month ago, on May 13, 2019, Tailwind team released 1.0.0, the first stable release of the project. Tailwind has been growing exponentially, and the step of defining a stable API is the most important milestone achieved so far.

At its core, Tailwind offers:

  • A clean and simple Utility-first set of tools and syntax to express any design
  • A modern toolbox to quickly manage templates
  • A consistent approach to achieve the objectives with a lean methodology

I have created a template for Joomla that implements Tailwind CSS. Now, it is the right time to publish the third version of the template that empowers this blog: anibalsanchez/XT-Tailwind-for-Joomla v2.0.3. The template comes with the latest Tailwind CSS version (1.0.3) that has been released after the v1 mark. It is powered by Tailwind, Webpack, PostCSS, PurgeCSS, and CSSNano. The final size of the stylesheet is minimal, 3KB.