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JomSocial 1.8 is here. What does this mean for you & me

The release of the latest version of JomSocial,V.1.8 codenamed "Wazi" (Swahili for clear, openness and clarity), opens up a whole new vista of possibilities for the average JomSocial based Social Network. I bet you have already have heard about what features have been packed into this new release.There's the amazing new Social Events Management system, then a bettered activity stream & much enhanced media handling, Ability to edit walls to name a few features. What we shall also be looking at is how this affects you & how it affects our extensions.

From my perspective , the announcement of JomSocial going GPL with this release holds much more weight than all its new features combined. On one front it proves that quality commercially supported extensions can be built & sustained while being licensed under GPL. Secondly, the best part of this is that you can now install JomSocial on any number of sites, though you may only request support for one domain. So now you can get all those cash strapped projects up & running !

 

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Jomsocial 1.6 'Brillo' is here . Whats under the hood & what does it mean for our products ?

As you might already know, the folks over at 'Azrul' have just released the latest version of JomSocial, V1.6 code named 'Brillo'. .
Whats with the code name Azrul ? Hope the cleaning guys don't sue you for using it !
Our development team has been keeping a close eye on the development & has been trying out all the Beta releases that were available & we definitely have been impressed with everything that we saw :)
Edit : Reply by JomSocial to What does Brillo mean , @techjoomla It's a spanish word for luster, shine and brilliance  http://bit.ly/bMVfo1

What does it mean for users of Techjoomla Products ?

Q : " I use a lot of Techjoomla Products. Do i need to upgrade for them to work with the new JomSocial ? "
A : The happy answer is no ! We have tested all our products & they work just fine with the new versions !

Q : "What does this mean for future releases of Techjoomla products ?"
A : Quite a lot ! The improved JomSocial API introduces a lot of new possibilities which will add quite a lot more to our extensions. Read on to know the possibilities.

Read on to know what the release of JomSocial 1.6 brings for developers & users !

 

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4 Steps to Successful Outsourcing

Nobody can do it all. In web development and design, some projects are simply beyond the scope of a person or company’s expertise, time, or capabilities. Complex coding, custom extension development, or new, innovative elements may call for the help of a third party. Teaming up with the right outsourced expert– who has the specialization, knowledge...
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Will Gmail's new tabbed interface affect Email Open rates on Newsletters ?

Recently Gmail has introduced a New 'Tabbed' interface that intelligently categorizes your emails into Tabs. The feature is pretty intelligent & categorises conversations pretty accurately. This really helps in getting your inbox uncluttered so you can focus on whats important.. The feature lets you choose which tabs you wish to enable from a m...
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Setting up Mandrill to handle your Joomla Emails without any additional plugins using SMTP

Mandrill is a scalable and affordable email infrastructure servic from MailChimp. In just a few easy steps, you can setup Mandrill to handle all the outgoing emails from your Joomla sites. If you are finding that your emails are landing up in Spam boxes of users,this is one way to quickly & painlessly avoid that. Mandrill can be setup with Joom...
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Joomla is what you make it !

What is Joomla ? Why Joomla ? Can Joomla do this ? These are some of the most common questions that come up in any client pitch, consultation or any non Joomla events that i speak at. The answers very much depend on the target audience & are given depending on their level of technical know how & areas of Interest. I believe Joomla is like clay.. th...
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