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Pizza, Bugs, and Fun Sept 15, 2012, plus Birthday Party!
Written by Andrea Tarr   
Monday, 03 September 2012 00:00

We are announcing a Joomla! Pizza Bugs and Fun (and Birthday Party!) event scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012. The event is global for virtual participants with local venues whereever they are organized. There is always documentation that needs to be done as well. We say "pizza" but that could be any similar locally popular main course -- and be sure to get birthday cake, ice cream or stroopwafels as well to celebrate!

We realize that this is very short notice but we hope those of you who are available will join us.






Help Us Test Joomla 3
Written by Elin Waring   
Saturday, 01 September 2012 01:03

We're getting ready for the release of Joomla 3.0 and we appreciate you helping us find and fix problems as we work.

You can download a copy of the current codebase from Github.

If you haven't done testing before here are some tips.

  • Don't delete the installation folder when you finish installing! While we're working we turn that security feature off to make it easier to test.
  • Go to global configuration and set Error Reporting to Development (that's on the server tab) and enable both debugging and language debugging (those are on the system tab). Don't worry when you see ** around words --that means Joomla translation is doing its job.

How to test

  • First, do the things you normally do and see if you spot any problems.
  • Look at all of the front end views and record any problems
  • Look at all of the front end back end views and record any problems
  • See more ideas below

What to look for

  • Any error messages that say things like Fatal Error or Strict or similar things that indicate that something is not working correctly.
  • Untranslated strings. You will know these because they look like this: ?STRING_HERE?
  • Problems of rendering--items not aligned correctly, missing or wrong images, pages that just don't look right.
  • Unexpected behavior--anything that is working differently than it did in 2.5.

Report problems

If you find a problem please report it to the CMS Issue Tracker. You will need to register for a account if you don't have one.

More Testing Ideas

  • Pick one module or view and test all of the parameters.
  • Install an extension and see if anything breaks (report to the developer unless you are positive it is a core bug).
  • Turn on caching with different options
  • Try different session options
  • Install a language and test all the layouts.
  • Try different environments (like different servers which may have different version of PHP) or try you have IIS with MySQLi or SqlSrv. With millions of users Joomla needs to be ready for unusual environments.
  • Try different combinations of browsers (Chrome, IE, FireFox, Opera to start) and operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux).
  • Yes grammar and spelling errors are bugs too -- just keep in mind that we use British spelling.
  • Visit the Feature Tracker and test a new feature.

Thanks for helping make Joomla! great :).


Updated: Corrected list of places to check.






Joomla 3.0 Alpha 2 Notes
Written by Kyle Ledbetter   
Friday, 17 August 2012 17:55

Joomla 3.0 Alpha 2 has just been released and here’s what you need to know.






We Need Your Help to Explain Joomla 3
Written by Steve Burge   
Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:01

Joomla 3 is coming up at the end of September.

Joomla 3 is going to be a wonderful, revolutionary release. However, we have a problem and need your help.






Joomla!Day New York City-September 22-23
Written by Paul Orwig   
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 19:23

JoomlaDay New York City 2012 is coming soon, on September 22 and 23! This event is great for those that are interested in learning a little more about Joomla, and also those that have been developing with Joomla for many years, and want to learn more.  The cost for this event is $90 for a single day or $160 for both days.  Please sign up soon, as after 8/31 the rates will increase by $10 a day, and there will no longer be a dual day discount.  Your entry fee includes all workshops, breakfast and lunch!

Workshops on Saturday highlight the power of Joomla. There will be a Developer Track, a Component Track, a Template Track, and A Joomla Core Track designed for those new to Joomla. The session speakers, all experts and fantastic speakers, come from our New York City User Group, from around the country, and from around the world!  I will give a keynote address and probably share some stroopwafels, and then later in another session I'll lead a discussion about what's coming in Joomla 3.0.

On the second day of the conference, Sunday, technologies needed to make Joomla sites run well and succeed in the marketplace will be highlighted.  Sessions will focus on everything from email marketing to programming in PHP.

Look over the information on the JoomlaDay New York City 2012 website - it is updated daily with additional details about speakers and their presentations. This is truly an international event!

If you own a small business that would like to get a little more visability at the event, you can sponsor this event. Sponsorships begin as little as $350 which includes 1 dual day ticket.  For the extra money you get your logo on our website, 1/2 page advertisement in our program booklet and an invite to the  sponsor/speaker dinner for friday night before the event.  This dinner will be a great networking opportunity for you!

Some of the highlighted workshops for Saturday are:

For Sunday - Beyond Joomla


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