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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
Jan
16

How Green Joomla Developers Drain Profits

How Green Joomla Developers Drain Profits

In the Marines, a “boot” is a new Marine and is what you are referred as for the first two years of your service, regardless of your rank.  When I served in the Marines, one of the things that bothered me as a boot was that leadership positions were assigned based upon experience.  The idea was that because the senior Marines had been in longer than the new guys they were more qualified to lead, but unfortunately this wasn’t always the case.  Blue Bridge has been in business nearly three times longer than I was a boot (six years). In reflecting upon my own experiences as a developer and seeing much amateur work over the years I've come to appreciate how important of a factor experience is and how the Marines might have ended up with that simplistic system.  Experience has a tremendous impact on how a project is accomplished and much of the time, that impact is felt directly by the client in their bottom line.

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Sep
26

Why It's so Tough To Find a Good Joomla! Developer

Why It's so Tough To Find a Good Joomla! Developer

Blue Bridge is based out of Portland, which has a thriving technology scene. We know lots of other graphic designers, developers, and web specialists. I regularly hear complaints about working with developers. A few weeks ago I was talking to one of these web designers about a site she manages and she made that common complaint and then asked me, "Why is it so hard to find a good WP developer?" It's not just the WP market where it is difficult to find good development help, it's the whole open source ecosystem, including Joomla.

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May
30

Rapid Solution Development with Joomla!

Rapid Solution Development with Joomla!

A few years ago, I was working on a job for a client that centered around providing information to their end-users using dynamically presented video and then testing them for comprehension. It was a Joomla! site, and we had some initial conversations about how they wanted to quiz there users. Originally, we discussed a custom solution, however I knew that there had to be some sort of prebuilt extension on the Joomla! extension directory that would most likely satisfy their needs and found one. I encouraged them to try using that extension first and if it didn't work for their purposes then we could look into the development of a custom solution. In this post, we'll explore some benefits and ramifications of utilizing Joomla!'s extensibility.

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