The Joomla! Project and Community is excited to announce the release of the Joomla Framework! The Joomla Framework is a major step forward in the evolution of the Joomla! Project. Taking advantage of years of experience in creating the Joomla! CMS and later the Joomla! Platform, the development team has extracted and refactored many of the essential functions necessary to create, manage and deploy a modern PHP web application and compiled them into a library of modular packages that can be easily mixed and matched with other PHP frameworks and packages using Composer for dependency management.
This step enables two major areas of growth for the Joomla! project:
First, it makes several packages, inspired by the demanding needs of the Joomla! CMS, available to the larger PHP developer community, paving the way to build new web applications and services. These packages are distributed via Packagist.org for use with Composer and can be combined with packages from other best-of-breed PHP frameworks such as Symfony, Zend, and Laravel. Web Applications built on a server with the Joomla! Framework will have the advantage of creating, managing and authenticating user accounts; retrieving, managing and displaying content retrieved from one or more databases; and taking advantage of many social media integration features. For example, the social media packages for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter are well executed. They have a common API that interacts with each of the services, and offers good coverage of each service’s program interface.
Second, it allows a future version of the Joomla! CMS to be built upon this Framework and thereby benefit from the broader base of PHP developers that adopt and can contribute back to the Framework, as well as the dependency management features of Composer. The Framework will bring new rapid development tools to CMS extension developers that will allow them to create and maintain more sustainable and robust extensions.
Together these areas of growth combine to increase the development velocity of the Joomla! project and facilitates project collaboration and growth for the Open Source community as a whole.
What does this mean for the typical user of the Joomla! CMS for their website? Not much at this moment as the Framework is a toolkit for software designers and developers. Downloading the Framework will do nothing to enhance your current Joomla! website. It is, however, a great promise of things to come for future versions of the Joomla! CMS.
A new era of rapid web application development is ahead and the many lightweight, modular and decoupled packages within the Joomla Framework positions the Joomla! Project to be an even more prominent leader in the larger community of Open Source PHP solution developers.
For more information about the Joomla! Framework, please visit http://framework.joomla.org.
The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:
JWC13: Signed, Sealed and Delivered, by Dianne Henning
So a Joomla! Guy Walks in to a WordCamp..., by Jon Neubauer
Dropping the Joomla! Torch, by Gene Page
WordPress and Drupal at the Joomla! World Conference, by Steve Burge
10 Arguments That Threaten the Security of Your Website, by Peter Martin
Introduction to the Power of Bootstrap in Joomla!, by Alice Grevet
Joomla! 3.2 New Features: Post-Install Messages, by Nicola Galgano
One Year of Joomla! Events, by Sigrid Suski
Yeah Baby, I Went to Harvard!, by Helvecio da Silva
Fires were Lit at the First Joomla!Ignite, by Duke Speer
Joomla! Web Development: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs, by Abdulkadir Shehu
Leadership Highlights - December 2013, by Alice Grevet
Roundup from JUG Corner - November 2013, by Ruth Cheesley
Browse the international articles submitted this month.
We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!
The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.16. 2.5.16 addresses three critical issues reported after the release of 2.5.15 earlier today. Aside from the links to the download packages, the text of the rest of this article is the same as that of today's 2.5.15 release.
For users on 2.5.15 who are unable to update to 2.5.16 via the core update component, please download the patch package from http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/18859/91475/Joomla_2.5.15_to_2.5.16-Stable-Patch_Package.zip and install it via your Extension Manager to update.
This is a security release addressing three security issues. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Developer Site.
The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.
Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.
*Please clear your browser's cache after upgradingWant to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.
Check the Joomla 2.5.16 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.
See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-15-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.
Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.
Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.
Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.
A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.
The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.15. This is a security release addressing three security issues. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Developer Site.
*Please clear your browser's cache after ugpradingWant to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.
Check the Joomla 2.5.15 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.
The Joomla! Project and Community is excited and proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! CMS 3.2.0 Stable.
With literally dozens of new features including:
Joomla 3.2 is truly a Something New for Everyone release. These exciting new features are highlighted and explained in a series of short video preview tutorials: Joomla! 3.2 Video Tutorials.