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13 years ago a CMS was Born. Today it powers an entire industry. Happy Birthday Joomla !

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13 years ago on this day, the core Mambo development team in a letter to the community announced its intention to fork away from the Mambo project. This letter was the seed that led to Joomla becoming a reality. However the name Joomla was not announced till the 1st of September 2005. It was a time of change. Head to these early posts on the Joomla forums to be transported back to 2005 ! So there could be some controversy on when is Joomla's birthday really ? 17th August or 1st September ? I'll let you decide :)

Since 2005 Joomla has come a long way. Today it powers an entire Industry and provides thousands of jobs to people world wide. It has truly been a change maker on a massive scale. 

Personally for us, it has been central to our growth and strategy over the years. When Joomla was born, I was still in college using Mambo for some Non profit work with my partner Ashwin. When we started our first company in 2006 Joomla ! Was our CMS of choice. Joomla literally has been central to our story since the very inception and it remains one of our core offerings to this date. We had published Our Joomla Story back in 2010 when Joomla completed 5 years. 

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Maintenance updates for JGive, Quick2Cart, and JTicketing

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We are happy to announce the release of Quick2Cart 2.9.13, JTicketing 2.2.5 and JGive 2.1.9. These releases mainly address an important security issue we found in our internal audits. Besides this, each extension ships with a few bug fixes.

All the releases are compatible with the most recent version of Joomla, Joomla 3.8.11.

Buy JGive    Buy Quick2Cart    Buy JTicketing

Read on for the detailed changelog for all the extensions.

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Some JavaScript code snippets in Joomla worth keeping in your stash

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In this blog, I will be explaining some JavaScript snippets which are very useful while developing extensions in Joomla. Let’s start one by one.

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Joomla Day Brazil is going to take place from 10 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 in São Paulo

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Joomla Day Brazil will take place from 10 August 2018 to 12 August 2018 in São Paulo at the Eniac College in Guarulhos, Brazil. Guarulhos is the main financial, corporate and commercial center of South America. Joomla Day Brazil will host the first ever Joomla Certification in the Americas. This is going to be one of the biggest Joomla events that provide a great platform for knowledge sharing for developers, entrepreneurs, and technology students.

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Shika 1.2.10 released with GDPR compliance

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A new version of our Learning Management System for Joomla is out. Shika 1.2.10 has been released with a small change needed for better GDPR compliance. We have added a new field "Term and conditions" on payment(order) page that the user would need to accept before proceeding with the payment for the “Paid Courses”. Besides this, we have added a new course filter for LMS-filter module that would be displayed for courses at the frontend. Go through Shika 1.2 release notes and instructions in case you are updating Shika 1.2.10 directly from Shika 1.1.x. Do take a look at the release notes before upgrading to the latest version.

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Read on for the complete list of features and detailed changelog

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JTicketing 2.2.3 is here!

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JTicketing 2.2.3 has been released. This is primarily a bug fix release. We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible. Do read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version.

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Read on for the detailed changelog.

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JGive v2.1.8 is out!

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We are happy to release JGive v2.1.8, a bug fix release for the issues reported by some of our subscribers. We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible. Do read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version.

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Read on for the detailed changelog.

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JGive 2.1.7 is here!

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We have released JGive 2.1.7. This is primarily a bug fix release. We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible. Do read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version.

Read on for the detailed changelog.

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JTicketing 2.2.0 is here with event waiting list

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We are super excited to release JTicketing 2.2.0 which brings the ‘Event Waiting list’ feature. This brings a lot of value to those of you building event marketplaces, simple event sites or even those using JTicketing to manage their organization trainings.

While our original JTicketing v2.2. roadmap talked about a lot more features, we decided to get v2.2 out with the major feature that was in the original plan - Waiting lists. The rest shall be released very soon in a version update. This was done to do the release quicker since some of the other features were taking more time than expected. We will do a new roadmap for v.2.3 soon with complete details of what to expect.

Besides the feature, we have resolved quite a few bugs and made some overall improvements in this release.

Read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version as there are some backward compatibility breaks in this release.

To know more about this release and complete details on how the Waiting list system works, read on!

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Difference between let and var keyword in JavaScript

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When any developer is working in JavaScript, He/She often uses let, var keywords. Most of us use it randomly as there has been a lot of confusion regarding the use of let and var in JavaScript. So, I am trying to clear most of the confusion by presenting one example.

So let’s check the difference between `let` and `var `with one example:

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Shika 1.2.9 is here with improved Shika JTicketing integration!

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Shika 1.2.9 is here and brings a complete rewrite of the Shika JTicketing integration with a simplified workflow. Please make sure you are using v2.1.3 of JTicketing with this version of Shika. Besides this feature, we have also introduced the ability to set/update user timezones from the User import in enrollments.

Before you upgrade Shika, you must first uninstall the current version of jLike from your site. In this version, we have done some packaging changes due to which you need to specifically follow the upgrade instructions. If you are upgrading to this version from Shika 1.1.x then make sure you read the release notes.  

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JUG Wallonie - An opportunity to get Joomla certified

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Along with many Joomla related events like JWC and Joomla Days, Joomla User Groups (JUGs) and their meetings are an integral part of the Joomla world. Get ready for JUG Wallonie, the first ever JUG organized by a French-speaking Joomla team. The event is set to take place on 16th June 2018 at Rue Du Web (Mont-Saint-Guibert), Belgium. The organizers for this event are Marc Dechèvre and Christophe Avonture.

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Some great memories from J and Beyond 2018

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Have you ever been to a Joomla Event?  Till recently they came in 3 main flavors.

  1. The Joomla Days - which tend to be super local and get a good mix of integrators, developers and business people
  2. JandBeyond (JAB) - which is an EU event but attracts a global audience and focuses on content that’s not just Joomla but also beyond. JAB tends to be more developer focussed.
  3. Finally the Joomla World Conference - the first few editions of which happened in the US and since it has traveled the world and been to Mexico, India, Canada & Italy. This event was retired after the Rome edition in 2017 with funds being diverted by OSM to making more local events happen.

The Events Page on the Joomla Community site is the best place to stay on top of events happening worldwide. So if you have not been to an event yet, plan your outing today!

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JTicketing 2.2.0 - What to expect?

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Thank you for the amazing response to the JTicketing 2.1.0 release. We are happy to bring you the roadmap for the changes planned in the next major release - JTicketing 2.2.0. The main focus of this release is the event waiting list that will allow people to enrol for the event even after the maximum number of registrations has been reached. Read on for the detailed list of features planned for the next major release.

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Building Chatbots with Joomla

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Chatbots are a great new way to engage with clients. A chatbot allows for a more "conversational" style of interaction as opposed to the traditional "transactional" way of interacting with web applications. A well-designed conversation experience can keep users hooked and increase the time spent with your applications. In this blog, we write about how we used FlowXO to create a quizzing bot for Shika

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JGive v2.1.4 is out!

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We have released JGive 2.1.4. This is primarily a bug fix release and we have also addressed a few security issues. We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible. Do read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version as backward compatibility breaks in this release.

Read on for the detailed changelog.

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Learning goes Social with Shika LMS for Joomla!

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Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Right from blogging about your experiences, posting videos, starting discussions on your favourite topics and sharing viral content, everything is possible with social media. Learning as an experience as well as an industry is not unaffected by this trend. In fact as more learning goes online, it is something that will need to be embraced as a toolset to improve user engagement and reach by Learning management systems. 

Shika has embraced this very early in its product lifecycle and is always evolving its feature set to make it a true Social Learning Management System. Read on to see what features Shika offers that gives it a Social edge!

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Techjoomla is a Bronze Sponsor for J and Beyond 2018

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Techjoomla is proud to support J and Beyond - possibly one of the most unique tech conferences in the world as a Bronze Sponsor this year! We have been attending this conference for a while now. In fact, our first introduction to this amazing event was due to a partial scholarship by the conference back in 2012 when we first got introduced to the international Joomla community in person! Since then we have been hooked and have attended almost every JAB then on.

Techjoomla co-founders Parth & Ashwin will be attending the event. Parth will be a key speaker at the event where he will do a session on 'The Spirit of Open Source'. This is a must-attend session to learn how you can use open source to accelerate value addition for our clients and your own business! Do look us up at the talk or at our sponsor area to know more about our products and offerings.

Read on for more details.

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SocialAds v3.1.10 is out!

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An updated version of SocialAds, SocialAds 3.1.10 is now available and all our customers are requested to immediately upgrade to the new version. Along with the security fixes, we have fixed the geo-targeting issue that has been reported by some of the customers.

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JTicketing 2.1.2 is here!

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In keeping with our commitment to ensuring our products are secure and bug-free, we are happy to bring you a security and maintenance release for JTicketing v.2.1.2. We have fixed a few bugs apart from fixing issues found in our audits.

Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version as there are backward compatibility breaks if you are upgrading from 2.0.x or lower versions.

It is recommended you upgrade to the latest version of JTicketing as soon as possible to ensure you are on a secure version.

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