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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
May
14

2 Common Mistakes for Joomla Component Development

2 Common Mistakes for Joomla Component Development

We are not often the first developers to work on a project. More often, we are the second or third developers hired. This is for a variety of reasons, but we're often called in to finish projects where other developers got stuck or couldn't deliver results. One of the key things that we offer our clients is code level expertise- we know how things work and do top notch development. Unfortunately, nearly all the Joomla component development projects we take over have serious code level issues. In this post, I'll cover two common mistakes we see and how they cost our clients time, money, and sanity if not addressed.

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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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