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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

John is the owner and senior developer of Blue Bridge.
Apr
29

Opensource Security Risks Explained

Opensource Security Risks Explained

Heartbleed made national news recently. If you're not familiar with it, a vulnerability was found in an open-source software library used by most of the web to transmit information securely. This affected credit card transactions and usernames and passwords and had the potential for serious abuse. It has a lot of people wondering how good of an idea it is to use open source security and whether open source applications, like Joomla, are secure. In this post, we'll explore how the "openness" of an application affects its security.

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Apr
10

Hitmen and Hiring Joomla Developers

Last year, I wrote a blog post about the importance of professionalism in working with developers. Reflecting on that post recently got me thinking about the movie "The Professional," about a freelance assassin. I realized that there are likely a lot of similarities between hiring a hitman and hiring Joomla developers. In both cases, you're looking to work with a gun for hire that you don't have any previous experience with. Because of this, it makes the screening process critical.

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Apr
03

Double Trouble - Running Joomla and WP in Tandem

Double Trouble - Running Joomla and WP in Tandem

Have you ever seen a motorcycle with a sidecar?  By attaching a little car to the side of a motorcycle, you get the benefits of the motorcycle's size and open air travel and the benefits of a car's long distance comfort.  Many site owners choose to do something similar by running Joomla and WordPress simultaneously.  They want Joomla's flexibility and power in addition to WordPress's wonderful blogging capability.  However, running these applications in tandem introduces several issues and, for a number of reasons, I recommend against using both systems together.

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