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Joomla! Community Magazine | February 2011

Written by Joomla Announcements Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:37

Joomla! Community Magazine | February 2011 The February issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

Thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Manolis Markatselas, Peter Bui, Jarrod Nettles, Anh Tuan Bui, and Nicholas Dionysopoulos.

Editor’s Introduction

Coming together to announce a new era... by Paul Orwig

 

Feature stories

Dianne Henning introduces us to a developer who is equally talented and helpful in her Born to be wild: An Interview with Chris Marinou.

Alice Grevet unveils how all the great Joomla! 1.6 launch content came into existence in Kyle Ledbetter: King of the launch room.

Jon Neubauer highlights the crucial work being undertaken to simplify migrations from Joomla! 1.5-1.6 in Developing jUpgrade: An interview with Matias Aguirre.

International stories

Manolis Markatselas has submitted an article in the Greek language for this issue.

Opportunities are now open for community members to submit articles in 17 different languages.

Leadership Connections

OSM board member Alice Grevet shares some updates on what OSM has been doing during January on behalf of the Joomla! project.

CLT member Matt Lipscomb takes us behind the scenes one final time at Joomla! Day West 2010: The 2010 Video Interviews - Final selection.

Website Case Studies

Peter Bui invites you to pass judgement on the Joomla! solutions implemented on the High Court of Australia website.

JUGs and Events

Alice Grevet shares her experiences in connecting with Joomla! 1.6 celebrations all over the world in Let Them Eat Cake!.

Developers Workbench

Jarrod Nettles shares with us his perspectives on how to maintain your sanity by keeping your code in a single library across multiple projects in Rapid Development Techniques: Removing Mootools.

Did you know…?

Anh Tuan Bui shares some really helpful links in Good resources for Joomla! beginners.

Designer's studio

Anthony Olsen shares a lot of great ideas in Fourteen secrets of Joomla! templating.

Administrator's toolkit

Nicholas Dionysopoulos asks some hard questions and reveals some possible pitfalls in How off-line is Joomla!'s off-line mode?.

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Mark Bender bring us Joomla! in the Press/Media — February 2011.

On the lighter side...

Yepr has contributed another Jane Beyond and friends cartoon.

The Joomla! Haiku: Share yours!

Prolific poets,

punsters and word masters too,

spread the Joomla! love...

Post your February 2011 Haiku here!

IN OUR NEXT ISSUE

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!

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Is the net closing on web freedom?

Written by BBC News Technology Friday, 04 February 2011 12:37


Al Gore believes users, and not corporations, should be in charge of the web

While the internet in Egypt has been re-established, the decision to...

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Data buoys Asian stocks as oil hovers above $100 (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 31 January 2011 23:38

Data buoys Asian stocks as oil hovers above $100 (Reuters)

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, led by shares of resource companies, as strong U.S. factory data and surging commodities prices offset fears that unrest in Egypt could spread to other parts of the Middle East.

Brent crude oil futures steadied after topping $100 a barrel overnight for the first time since 2008, adding to...

Read more: Data buoys Asian stocks as oil hovers above $100 (Reuters)

 

Retailers to report chilly end to holiday season (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 31 January 2011 23:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Retailers are poised to show only a modest rise in January sales as record snow in many parts of the United States kept shoppers away from malls and crimped demand for early spring merchandise.

January numbers will also reflect a pullback in spending by shoppers, after they opened their wallets during November and December,...

Read more: Retailers to report chilly end to holiday season (Reuters)

UPS Q4 profit seen up 40 percent as economy mends (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 31 January 2011 23:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) – United Parcel Service (UPS.N) is expected to report a 40 percent increase in quarterly profit on Tuesday as more confident consumers opened their wallets.

The gain might be less than estimated by Wall Street because of unusually harsh winter storms and higher fuel costs that slowed momentum from higher holiday sales, improved...

Read more: UPS Q4 profit seen up 40 percent as economy mends (Reuters)

 

China PMI foreshadows slower growth and sticky inflation (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 31 January 2011 21:49

BEIJING, Feb 1 (Reuters) – China's factories slowed a touch in January under the weight of monetary tightening, but input prices rose quickly, keeping the pressure on the government to tackle inflation despite easing growth.

The official purchasing managers' index fell to a five-month low of 52.9 in January, the China Federation of Logistics and...

Read more: China PMI foreshadows slower growth and sticky inflation (Reuters)

Are JUGs worth it?

Written by Joomla Extension Editor Monday, 31 January 2011 18:18

 

Are JUGs worth it? Several Joomla User Groups (JUG) have reports of around a hundred people attending, joomladays might have 3-400 people attend. So why in some cases do JUGs only have 4 or 5 attend their meetings and 100 at a national event?

How do you make a JUG successful, is it food? beer? or dancing penguins and a late night disco?

Several JUGs have on an...

Read more: Are JUGs worth it?

 

Auto sales seen losing momentum in January (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 31 January 2011 17:46

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. auto sales lost momentum in the final weeks of January, auto executives and a leading analyst cautioned on Monday, setting the stage for a softer start to 2011 than the industry had expected.

J.D. Power, which gathers sales data from almost 9,000 U.S. car dealerships, issued an unusual update to its monthly sales forecast...

Read more: Auto sales seen losing momentum in January (Reuters)

iTunes films bust copyright laws

Written by BBC News Technology Monday, 31 January 2011 08:46

iTunes screen grab, AppleThe films can be bought and downloaded from the App store on iTunes.

Russian films are being made available through Apple's iTunes service without the consent of the copyright holders, the BBC has learned.

The...

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