Monday, June 13, 2011

Government of Greece Uses Joomla

Before every Joomla day this year, we're featuring a major Joomla site from the event's location.
This weekend is Joomla Day Greece which takes place on May 28 and 29 in Athens. Find out more at

Greece has given us many prominent Joomla developers and sites. Some major Joomla sites in Greece include these three from the media:, and

However, the site we're going to feature is the Ministry of Education The Joomla community has done a wonderful job lately of creating a list of governments around the world who use Joomla. There are close to 3000 sites listed from 204 countries! You can click here to see the full list and you're welcome to add any more that you know about. Here is the list for Greece.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Faster Flex Compilation with Flash Builder 4.5

The Flex 4.5 SDK compiler is slightly faster and more conservative about memory compared to its previous version. There are a couple of small changes that a developer can make to speed up compilation. One of them involves a new compiler option and others are related to organizing code in your project and can be leveraged by customers on the 4.0 SDK as well. 

The New Compress Option (non-mobile projects only)

SWF files can be compressed or uncompressed. SDK 4.5 exposes a compiler option to control whether the output SWF is compressed or uncompressed. Try setting -compress=false in Project properties -> Flex Compiler -> Additional Compiler arguments.

Before you go ahead and set this, note the caveats:
  1. Flash Builder automatically sets this option for Mobile projects (and removes it on an Export Release build).
  2. If you set the option, you'll have to remove the option before exporting a release build unless you are fine with 2x - 10x increase in SWF size.
  3. Strangely, we found Flex runtime performance implications when an uncompressed SWF was generated. This requires more investigation, but it is something that must be kept in the back of your mind and the reason why this is not the default behavior.
The numbers: 2239ms before and 1734ms after (On a large customer project when making an incremental change of width in MXML). That is roughly 22%, but your mileage will vary depending upon the actual contents of your project. Normal projects are unlikely to give this drastic an improvement in compilation speed.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Joomla Day Greece 2011

  • 33 presentations
  • 24 speakers from Greece, Europe and the US
  • 2 conference rooms with seat capacity of 600 & 110
  • 600+ signups before the event
  • 2 full days of Joomla!
The countdown till the first official Joomla! event in Greece has started.

In the weekend of 28 & 29 May 2011, JoomlaDay Greece 2011 will host Joomla! gurus from Europe, the US and of course Greece, who will talk about the past, the present and the bright future of Joomla!, as well as demonstrate all the cutting edge solutions that make Joomla! the most popular content management platform worldwide.

Joomla! is known to power around 3% of the world's websites. However in Greece, Joomla! is powering an estimated 16% (!) of all Greek websites, making it the most successful publishing platform in the country and establishing little Greece as one of the top countries worldwide with such a high usage of Joomla!. And let's not forget that some of the most popular extensions within the Joomla! have deep roots in Greece: Akeeba Backup, K2, Community Builder. Extensions which have been downloaded millions of times in total and translated into dozens of languages worldwide.

In the 2 days of JoomlaDay Greece 2011, visitors will be able to watch presentations and attend workshops (in both Greek and English) that cover subjects such as:
  • the latest version of Joomla!, 1.6
  • templating in both Joomla! 1.5 and 1.6
  • mobile templating
  • e-commere with Joomla!
  • Joomla! in the cloud with Windows Azure technologies
  • Joomla! and Microsoft's Web Platform
  • presentations for some of the most important extensions in the Joomla! community like Joom!Fish, Virtuemart, K2, Community Builder, Akeeba Backup and others
  • Joomla! website case studies from established organizations in Greece
  • Joomla! communities in Greece
  • first steps into the Joomla! community (for newbies)
  • security
  • backup
  • SEO
  • design
  • content and extension translation mechanisms and insights
  • the Nooku Framework and Nooku Server
  • extension development
...with a clear emphasis on both new and experienced Joomla! users and programmers.

But most important, JoomlaDay Greece 2011 is a great opportunity for the Greek Joomla! community to finally meet and exchange our opinions, knowledge and experience on Joomla!, in person.

After the event there will be an electronic lottery and visitors will get a chance to win gifts worth thousands of Euros, from over a dozen of providers, including extensions, templates, books and hosting packages.

JoomlaDay Greece 2011 will be held in the weekend of 28 & 29 May 2011, at Danaos, Kifisias Ave. 109, in Athens.

Doors open at 09.15 on Saturday and Sunday and all presentations start at 09.45 sharp.

Attendance to the event is FREE.

For further information, you may visit:

To see the full 2 day event program, you may visit:

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Joomladay USA NYC 2011

JoomlaDayNYC 2011
October 22 & 23

Join us for 2 days of Joomla! workshops, learning and networking!  This weekend is being put together by the user group.

Saturday, October 22 will be a 'typical' JoomlaDay, with multiple tracks which will be perfect for Newbies, Joomla! Developers, Joomla! Designers and advanced developers.

Sunday, October 23 is JoomlaDevDay  it will be dedicated to JoomlaDevelopers to train and work in the joomla environment.  Take your Joomla! programming to the next level!

Registration will be begin in Mid May, we expect to sell out, as we have in the past, so be sure to register early!

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