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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
Jan
09

Why Custom Development Isn't the Only Option

Why Custom Development Isn't the Only Option

Most of the work that Blue Bridge does is for Joomla and this requires that we continually think about how our work will be integrated with the work of other developers. When talking to clients about their needs, occasionally they'll ask me how we’ll execute a project and I sometimes hear them sigh, "You'll probably need to code this from scratch, huh?" This response derives from their experience with past Joomla development companies telling them, "Whoever worked on this last did a horrible job. We’ll have to re-write everything." Now, don't get me wrong, we rarely work with other developers’ code that is to our standards of quality. However, we also rarely tell our clients that we have to start everything over or that what they want can only be coded custom if it's going to work well. Development companies may benefit by custom developing everything, but it's rarely in your best interest to take this approach. In this post, we'll explore when and why you would want opt for custom development and what the options for integrating with other developer’s work are.

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Feb
19

Javascript vs. Dyslexia

I'm an enormous fan of education— I can't think of anything more important to the human species than our capability to discover and pass on knowledge.  Additionally, I'm an enormous fan of educators.  Not only have I been blessed with many good teachers, but I know many good teachers and they are all passionate about what they do and continue to advance their capabilities. My brother Sam, one of these teachers, works with kids with behavior and learning disabilities and he recently forwarded me an article concerning dyslexia.

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