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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
May
08

1 Easy Change to Level up Your Results

1 Easy Change to Level up Your Results

We were recently approached by a marketing firm that was looking for a partner to skin and build Joomla sites for them. One of the questions they asked of us was what sort of quality assurance we performed on our work. This is a great question, because if you talk to developers they will tell you that all software has bugs. Writing zero error software is extremely difficult. This was also a great question for us particularly, because our dedication to quality is one of our selling points. I won't bore you with our response to the firm, instead I want you to consider how we might reliably generate solid work when software is so fraught with challenges? The answer is not that we are god-like Joomla developers (though I won't deny we're good.) I'll give you a hint, the answer is something that any business and any individual can employ. Give up? The answer is systems. You may think that you already know the what and how of systems, but I promise in this post I will provide a unique perspective into their benefit you won't find elsewhere. So keep reading!

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Feb
06

What Does it Mean When "About Us" Reveals Nothing?

What Does it Mean When "About Us" Reveals Nothing?

The about us page on any company website is always important. It’s here that you’ll find out about the values of the company, their experience, and the founding principles that influence their work. It’s also where you meet the people who contribute their talents to the business and who you will trust with your project.

So, what does it mean when you explore a Joomla Development companies website only to discover that they don’t have an about us page, or the page doesn’t feature a single team member?

Short answer: It’s not a good sign.

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Oct
22

Software is Tough

Software is Tough

Kathleen Sebelius is the secretary of health and human services for the Obama administration. If you're outside the US, or not a news hawk, she's currently in the spotlight because of the trouble laden rollout of the Affordable Care Act. A key component of the execution of the act is the ability for citizens to browse, review, and purchase health insurance through government operated websites. Since going live, many of the websites have shown themselves to be bug ridden and unable to fulfill their core function. Mrs. Sebelius is currently being attacked by pundits and politicians for these technology failures. I'm not interested in commenting on the political nature of the healthcare act, however I think there are some simple lessons to be taken away from the program rollout.

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