September is the month in which the Joomla community celebrates its anniversary. The issue of the monthly magazine looks at Joomla's recent accomplishments and developments. This convergence of important milestones and activities is likened to an astronomical conjunction.
An astronomical conjunctions
Joomla!: The Symphony isn't about making music, but rather about the formation of the Joomla! project six years ago and the article suggesting you Celebrate Joomla's 6th Birthday at your September JUG (Joomla User Group meeting) summarizes the projects achievements over the past 12 months.
Another feature article starts on a list of ten ideas for getting involved in the Joomla! community both for those who program and those who don't. This item will be concluded in the next issue. There is also a Help Wanted appeal - including lots of opportunities for volunteering for the magazine.
A paragraph that caught my eye in the editorial explains how the Joomla! Platform (the framework for creating web applications) has been separated from the Joomla! Content Management System. Paul Orwig explains:
This separation will allow more innovation to occur within the Joomla! Platform, and will hopefully also encourage more developers to experiment with and contribute to the Joomla! project. Standalone Joomla! Platform applications can do just about anything a creative developer can set his or her mind to! There is already a growing list of Joomla! Platform standalone example applications that have been written and shared. Developing these standalone applications is not as hard as you might think. What can you envision creating with this powerful new tool?
So if you have time to get involved with an open source web development project consider Joomla!
For the rest of the contents of this and previous issues, go to the Joomla! Community Magazine website: http://magazine.joomla.org/
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