Tuesday, January 31, 2012

JomSocial: Open Source Social Networking Software

JomSocial is the top open source social networking software for online business collaboration. Jomsocial experts can now elevate your site to a new level of creativity and functionality, with flexible templates from JomSocial social networking software. Today, expert jomsocial developers are good in what they do, so you can expect the best quality from them.

JomSocial networking sites are a fun way of online relationships and networking within the community.
JomSocial developer makes it easier for you to install joomla social networking on your site. JomSocial developers design your web application on the joomla social engine that is built from ground up and comes with many features out of the box. JomSocial programmers can easily enable social networking to collaborate with your community with features such as activity streams, flexible templates and designs, photo gallery, video support, organic groups, event management, social graph management, customized profiles, private messaging, integration with external social networks and many more. JomSocial is the top open source social networking software for online business collaboration.

JomSocial applications are More fun than Facebook

Creating a fan page on Facebook alone is not enough for your business community, with the same color set, design and functions always. Jomsocial experts can now elevate your site to a new level of creativity and functionality, with flexible templates from JomSocial social networking software.

JomSocial is supported by a huge community of expert jomsocial developers, jomsocial programmers and jomsocial experts. They are good in what they do so you can expect top quality templates from them.
Any Joomla template can work with JomSocial. Moreover, JomSocial Professional comes with 4 professionally designed templates that will suit most of available Joomla templates. The jomsocial template system is highly configurable: changing the JomSocial look to your own liking can be done easily by expert joomla developers.

Experienced jomsocial developers with PHP knowledge easily work with JomSocial templates to customize them for any business.

We all love Facebook and Twitter

Jomsocial online business collaboration is the surefire way to grow your business.

Skilled jomsocial developers can easily leverage user bases and experiences from external social networking sites and tools for your community. Third party social networks like Facebook have exposed their APIs, so that a jomsocial developer can integrate them into your community site.

To make the registration process hassle-free, the developers of jomsocial included new Facebook-Connect login-module in the open source social networking software, so your members can log-in to your JomSocial-powered community using their Facebook account credentials. Adding this to your community site can improve signup rates immediately.

Profile pictures, status updates and more are pulled in safely and securely from Facebook, making it easy for new and existing users to sign up and stay logged into your community.

Blogs are a good way to keep new visitors coming back to your site for more. Your members in JomSocial can have their own blogs, post entries directly from their profile pages and share them with friends via JomSocial integration.

Blog posts by members will show up in the Activity Stream of your community. There is support included for JomSocial Avatar and members can accumulate user points every time they post a blog.

Members can also take Twitter inside JomSocial. They can post status updates in JomSocial to Twitter with the Twitter App for JomSocial. They can also retrieve Twitter timeline on their profile page and show how many followers they have. jomsocial experts are working for you: To make your site fast, safe and secure
JomSocial, the Joomla Social Engine, is built on top of the powerful open source platform Joomla that is extremely scalable for small communities such as a startup company, hobby sites and church sites to enterprise-class websites that need a power-packed social engine to drive sales and conversions.

It does not matter how big or small your server is - JomSocial is designed to extract the best performance from it and put it to good use. If your community relies heavily on videos and photos, the Amazon S3 integration will provide the needed extra muscle. Amazon S3 will keep your site performing at its best, at a lower price with reliable service.

Having your site on Joomla is as good as having hundreds of experts constantly watching over the security of your site. Even the most obscure vulnerability will get noticed and covered. JomSocial is developed under the same environment, so it is constantly kept up to date on the best practices in secure web applications development.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Flex User Group Tour

If you hadn’t heard already, Flex has been accepted by the Apache Software Foundation. If you are wondering what exactly this means, or you have asked yourself any of the following questions, then you might want to check out the Adobe Flex User Group Tour:
  • Do you want to learn more about the future of Flex?
  • Do you want to learn more about the Flex transition to the Apache Software Foundation?
  • How can you contribute and help make Flex thrive?
  • Do you have questions that you would like to voice to Adobe?
As promised, Adobe is kicking off The Flex User Group Tour to discuss recent events surrounding Flex and the Flash Platform.   These meetings are intended to help you understand the changes happening with Flex and Flash, the impact to related tools, as well as to educate about the process & transition to Apache.   You can learn more about the user group tour and get an up-to-date listing of dates & cities from the Flex Team blog - be sure to check back periodically for updates. Initial cities include New York, Boston, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sand Diego, and Dallas.   Expect more cities & countries to be announced at a later date.

We hope to see you at one of the upcoming events. I’m scheduled to speak at the Dallas event in April, and I hop to see you there!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Flex Accepted by Apache Software Foundation

In case you did not see the post on the Flex Team blog on Dec. 31st, it was announced that Flex has officially been accepted by the Apache Software Foundation.   You can view the Apache Flex proposal on the Apache incubator wiki at http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FlexProposal.
Apache Flex allows developers to target a variety of platforms, initially Apple iOS, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X with a single codebase. Flex provides a compiler, skinnable user-interface components and managers to handle styling, skinning, layout, localization, animation, module-loading and user interaction management.
Just a bit of extra detail for you, all of which is available through Apache:
Initial goals of the Apache Flex incubation project:
  • Donate all Adobe Flex SDK source code and documentation to the Apache Software Foundation.
  • Setup and standardize the open governance of the Apache Flex project.
  • Rename all assets from Adobe Flex SDK to Apache Flex in project source code, docs, tests and related infrastructure.
Via Tricedesigns.com

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Joomla 2.5, New Features

Joomla 2.5 will have a host of new features including new search functionality, multi-database support, and update notification. Use the one-click upgrade within Joomla to move from 1.7 to 2.5. Most of the extensions that run on 1.7 should run on 2.5 as well.

New Search Function
New natural language search function with auto-completion and stemming (uses the root of the word entered to locate matches) is faster and more versatile.

 Support for other Databases
Joomla has been rewritten so that different drivers can be written for different versions of SQL databases. Currently, drivers exist for MySQL and MS SQL.

Joomla Update Notification
On log in, see if Joomla is out of date and go to One-click update to Joomla.

Database Version Fix Button
Buttons to check if the database is up-to-date with any database schema changes added during upgrades and to fix if needed.

The core comes with a plug-in to use reCAPTCHA. Sign up with reCAPTCHA and enter your keys to enable CAPTCHA on new user registrations.

Linking New Menus with a Module
If there is no module associated with the menu, there is a link shown in Menu Manager that will take the Joomla developer into a new module the Joomla Developer can create.

Use the ‘Images’ and ‘URL’ Fields to Create Simple Standardized Layouts
Use the existing ‘image’ and ‘URL’ fields in the articles to set up a simple standardized layout for blogs, news reports, etc. After activating the feature, specify an image for the introduction and an image for the full article, as well as three links.

Administrator Notification on New User Registration
Choose whether the administrator gets a new message when a user creates an account.

Menu Item Note
Add a note to menu items to, say, identify the menu item, clarify how it is used, or why it was set up the way it was.

Custom Text Filters
Text filtering has moved to ‘Global Configuration’. In Joomla 2.5, a joomla developer can create custom blacklists.

The content for this article is adapted from Andrea Tarr’s blog at community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1533-new-features-in-joomla-25.html

Filtering by Category
In Joomla 2.5, selecting a category in the article manager will include its subcategories, down to the depth the Joomla programmer can select. If the joomla programmer wants only the single category, the Joomla developers can select Level 1.

Manager for Language Overrides
Make these changes in the familiar backend of Joomla. Search for the text that the Joomla Developer can see and get a list of language keys and text to select. Change what is needed and save.

User Notes
Attach notes to assign dates to the users. These can be used for say, a date for reviewing the user or the last date the Joomla programmers reviewed a user. A Joomla developer can design so as to have multiple notes per user and the notes can be in different categories.

Flexible Newsfeed Order
Reverse the order of the feed items. Display the most recent first or the oldest first.

Image Option for the Offline Page
With this feature in Joomla 2.5, no image is displayed by default when your system is offline.  Upload / select any image that the Joomla programmers select to be displayed.

Option to Have a Site Come Up Offline after Installation
Have the site come up offline so no unauthorized persons can see it until you want them to.

Better Performance in Menu Item Edit page
The extensive options in "Select a Menu Item Type" are not loaded unless you need them.

Status Display in Backend Enhanced
The footprint of the status displays (in English) has been reduced to prevent overcrowding.

Filter the Frontend Who's Online by User Group
The Joomla developers can optionally limit the display of online users on the website to those in the same user groups as the user.

Check for Native ZIP Support during the Installation
This will check during install if native ZIP is enabled on the host. Native ZIP is much faster than PHP to unzip, preventing timeouts when the Joomla Developers install large extensions or updates.

Syndicate Text Label More Flexible
Choose to not display text next to the syndicate icon or to use the default language pack text value.

Alternate Meta tags for multi-lingual sites
Search engines can see the meta tags and links for corresponding menu pages in other languages in the associated menu items.

Improving SEO: New system plug-in: languagecode
Allows search engines to see the language and country code they expect in cases where the Joomla language pack uses a different code.

Debug Plug-in Gets Formatting
Formats the different groups of data into sliders and color highlights database queries. This works in both the frontend and the backend.

A True Autoloader for the CMS
Developers no longer need to worry whether the class they need is in the platform files (libraries/joomla) or in the cms files (libraries/cms).

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Joomladay Iran 2012

The Persian Joomla Community is proud to announce Joomla Day Iran.

Joomla Day Iran will be held on April 12, 2012 in Mashhad. This is a ideal opportunity for the Persian Joomla community to come together & meet some of the Joomla experts and Joomla Farsi moderators.

This event will include speakings, presentations and workshops, with a wide variety of topics. And the most knowledgeable speakers. We have a special speaker through Skype- conference from the Joomla team, and Mohsen Firoozmandan (member of Joomla translation team and leader of JoomlaFarsi team). For further details about the speakers & the schedule, please visit our website.

We welcome both new users and more experienced users. The talks schedule will be designed to be a mix of both advanced & beginner tracks to cater to both kind of Audiences. After the event some gifts will be given to attendees.

Registration is limited, so make sure that you get your tickets soon!
for more information, visit Joomladay.ir

Organizer: JoomlaFarsi Team
Venue : Mashahd, Iran.
Date : 12 April 2012 - 24 Farvardin 1391
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Features in Joomla! 2.5

Joomla 2.5, due out in January 2012, will have a host of new features including new search functionality, multi-database support, and update notification. The following article describes these features. Many people in the community have contributed to making these features possible, some of whom are listed here. Moving from 1.7 to 2.5 can be done with the one-click upgrade within Joomla and most extensions that run on 1.7 should also run on 2.5.

New Search Function

Based on Finder, which was developed by jXtended, Joomla 2.5 has added an exciting new natural language search function. This feature incorporated auto-completion and stemming. Stemming is the ability for the search to use the root of the word you entered to locate matches. While there is still work to be done, this search is also much better at searching in languages other than English.

This new search is faster and more versatile that the standard search. The data is indexed to get this flexibility and speed. New plugins are required to use this search. Joomla ships with the new core extension plugins, but other extension developers will need to create their own plugins to work with this new search. By default, the standard search is active and this new search is disabled. You can enable the plugin and index your files when the extensions you want to search have the new plugins.

Of interest to: Users, site creators, developers
Credit to: Rob Schley, Michael Babker, Elin Waring, Chris Davenport, Omar Ramos, Viet Hoang Vu, Jean Marie Simonet, Rouven We├čling, Louis Landry, Gabriele Pongelli

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