Many times we are asked about why Joomla is our only preferred platform for development and even requested to develop a specific functionality beyond Joomla. But, we have always discarded the idea and never ventured out aimlessly amongst different platforms. Team Ready Bytes has always strongly supported Joomla and even asks everyone to consider Joomla for achieving their dreams.
I presume that many will be asking this exact question based upon
the availability of variety of platforms available for you to use, then
why to choose Joomla?
I would even recommend you to reconsider Joomla if you have ever
used it earlier in your lifetime. A lot has changed in Joomla over the
time my friend, a lot. Todayâs Joomla family is standing tall and
strong holding each otherâs hand, just as any family evolves. Please
consider - it is an international family that I am writing about.
The thing that mostly connects and impresses me in Joomla is its synchronized development process. Each and every developer and enthusiast from around the world is constantly kept in the loop. Any suggestion is always heard as well as considered by the community.
âJoomla functioning is very synchronized considering the fact that it is vast.â
What I love in Joomla?
I have complied few awesome points that make me love Joomla more
and more, day after day. The most beautiful point being, that these
points are already implemented considering the upcoming future trends
of the Internet and the Joomla community.
Joomla is Responsive - Hell yeeeah, itâs the best thing
to happen in Joomla. It has shifted base towards mobile friendliness.
Staying up to the current trends of increased mobile usage traffic
Joomla is also responsive now.
Joomla adopted the Bootstrap framework to easily slide into the
mobile friendly dimensions with responsiveness offered to both its
frontend design and administrator interface.
When I first heard this feature in Joomla it was like a dream
come true to me and my team. As at that moment we were trying very
hard to impart responsiveness to PayPlans and our other products but
results were very disheartening prior to Joomlaâs switch on the
responsive side of the web.
Direct install from Web - Another new feature added in
Joomla 3.2. Really speaking it saves a lot of my time while
maintaining my website.
It provides me the entire JED interface at the backend of my
Joomla website allowing me to easily find out the best suited product
for me on JED and then install it then and there without any hassle.
You may also like see the video of its working and easy flow.
Joomla is more secure- The ultimate nightmare of any
digital user is his compromised online security. I am very glad that
Joomla took a very stern step in integrating new security measures.
To ensure the enhanced security and a peaceful life, Joomla
comes already equipped with two of its most wonderful features-
2 Factor authentication - An in-built Joomla 3.x
security feature added to the security arsenal. This feature is
determined to thaw all the efforts of security breach by the use of
any unauthorised access or hacking into the password security.
Every time a login attempt is made 2FA generates an
temporary code send to your mobile phone and by entering it only
you are allowed access to the admin section in the backend. We have
also developed this feature which is compatible for the Joomla 2.5
Bcrypt Algorithm - This is the latest hashing
algorithm used by Joomla to scramble all the passwords in your
database. Ensuring a better encryption and a hard to crack
situation for any hacker. Bcrypt hashing algorithm is based on the
Blowfish with a small twist.
Multilingual right from the start of installation & Easy language overriding - The more I think about the goodness of
Joomla and write, the more I feel the love bond to grow on me.
Joomla has thought about almost every aspect for the easy
usability of its users. Joomla allows you to install itself in a
language of your choice, considering our home planet which is a mix
of numerous cultures and dialects.
Moreover the language overriding techniques in Joomla is a
wonder which allows you to change the text as per your likeness
without the need for any coding. Instead of me explaining and you
brainstorming my words just allow me to show you the easiness of
overriding languages in Joomla.
Joomla handles the contents professionally - Being into
the blogging and content writing business this feature has saved my
day many times. It allows me to save multiple versions of my blogs
and let me venture out in the revision histories to bring out the
perfectionist in me âº.
If you have not used this feature try it out to maintain your
blogs, documents even company policies. It will provide you a
compiled versions of all the changes you brought about in any written
content and allow you to reflect on the changes. You may learn in
detail about how to get it started on a beautiful blog written by
Joomla shifted from Mootools to jQuery - This is one of
the topic that got us excited. Its a burning topic and can spark lots
of arguments amongst the fans while comparing between both the
frameworks. All I wish to say the the world has moved on and the
developer now loves to use jQuery.
Considering the current Joomla development I feel it to be a
very fit decision as -
jQuery has better mobile support than Mootools. It is widely
available in comparison to Mootools.
Based on our personal experience I can say that jQuery is
easier to learn when compared to the Mootools!
You are never alone - If ever you feel lonely or left
out while coding your way in the digital world just jump in the
bandwagon of your nearest Joomla Day. It will recharge you will all
the knowledge and kill all the boredom you felt.
When I first attended the Joomla Day Mumbai in India it was
then that I felt the power of the community, the power of being
myself. I was overwhelmed with the joy of the familiar greetings from
the persons whom I had only met virtually. Now, they were there in
front of me live and in flesh. It was awesome.
Just join in the community, share your experiences, gain new
perspectives and indulge in merry making âº that is what a Joomla Day
is all about.
Joomla Stack Exchange - The just above point justifies
that, â The power of Joomla arises from its community and its family
members â. The basic motto of Joomla is, âYou are Joomla!â. To
incorporate any change you need not to wait for any new release or
legal authorization. You need, you create it, you use it.
Completely based on this Joomla has recently acquired a domain
for exchanging information amongst its family members. Just have a
look at the page and you will see many many queries asked as well as
answered. All the answers are completely vote based it means the best
answer tops the chart and its writer enjoys the laurels and prestige.
So, I request everyone to contribute and
share on it, answers or ask questions both are invited.
Joomla is truly open source - Joomla being an open
source frontier took it one step further by switching from SVN to
GitHub. If anyone is unaware, let me inform that both of these are
code management systems.
The later being more true or close to the Open Source spirit.
The extensive use of Github allows everyone on the planet to
contribute easily in the development of the Joomla source code. It
means that every single person on earth can view the actual source
code of Joomla and contribute new changes as well as new features to
âGitHub eases the contributing process, bringing the
source code to the masses and above all the modification does not
require any pre-approval.â
Joomla is not limited to CMS - Joomla has its own
framework allowing the advanced users to create there own system
independent of the protocols of the CMS. Using the framework enables
you to define the structure and the logic of the applications.
Framework is a privilege for the advanced users or developers
allowing them to design their apps specifically for the projects - so
there is no redundant code and freedom to do anything you want.
So, considering all the above points (which are not the only
ones) I tried to explain - Why Ready Bytes love Joomla? Why everyone
should love Joomla?...... because it allows us to see the future. It
allows its users to know where it is going and what can be expected
from the community. Lots of possibilities are opened every time a new
release of Joomla is published. New concepts are there to explore new
traits and quality features which makes our beloved Joomla evergreen.