Joomla Revolution! How This Free Software Is Changing The Web?

by Antonio De Luca - Date: 2007-07-18 - Word Count: 896 Share This!

Joomla is changing the web, there is no one better sentence to describe what this young FREE SOFTWARE project is doing from two years ago. We all know that the web permeates today all sides of our life and therefore is perfectly comprehensible that Joomla, been born as a CMS for simplified construction of sites of all types, is interesting a lot of people around the world for the incredible amount of its FREE extensions, that are available through the central site, and for its large development community that give support and constantly enhancements of features.

But now Joomla wouldn't not be more considered only a CMS, whatever are the applicative targets in which we are interested to use it for. The time of standalone applications is ending and therefore we should understand that a revolutionary web application platform as Joomla is the right solution that all people are waiting for. The new version of Joomla, currently in Beta2 state, is an innovative and intuitive implementation of the MVC pattern, a famous generalized programming architecture that force the developers to write a more scalable and manageable code and that give to others a lot of competitive advantages as User Interface separation, lower development cost, greater reusability and maximized stability and adaptability.

Joomla 1.5, that's the version number of the new platform, has been rewrote from the scratch by the Core Development Team to obtain a very powerful framework that will boost web developer productivity and that will maximize the users experience. Obviously the Core Team don't know what will be the really boom that this new project would generate on the web but we can admit for sure that the stable release is attended from thousands of people.

Joomla 1.5 have the great merit of not attempt to be a "all purpose application in itself", trying instead to give users a solid platform around which can revolve various types of third party developed web applications. Joomla 1.5 is using moreover only well supported and diffused technologies as PHP and MySQL and it join these ones with an Enterprise oriented vision.

Joomla 1.5 is not compatible with the old Joomla 1.0.X and therefore a lot of people are thinking that only a few part of already existing extensions will be adapted to this system. The problem is that not all extensions, more precisely a lot few, are compatible with the new version of this framework. Some people believe that a software, that already do well what it would have to be done, is already a perfect software and that there are no reasons to change the way it work. They can ask for: "Why I should change my perfectly running system?". The answer is simple: "Because the time is changing and is not possible to use again a bicycle to drive into an highway".

Joomla 1.5 will help developers to implement stronger and powerful applications that will be available only to who will approach a new web project using this new platform. At the same time others old Joomla extensions , that are not compatible, will remain out of a market that will have the maximum momentum in the nearest future.

Many people have talked in those last years about the end of Internet economy and about a possible crash of all the infrastructure. Nothing wouldn't be more wrong. Internet is the future and only now we are seeing it arriving in our real daily life.

Internet is far from the period in which it was constituted of simple sites. Now internet is becoming a complex network of interactive systems and a lot of our social and economic habits are already based on it or they will be very soon. Every days thousands of people, companies and institutions join the big network with the objective of not only read/made some simple web pages.

Today we all ask for more interactivity and integrability of systems that get us capable of live and work in the new global world. Unfortunately users understanding is not evolving as fast as the global system in itself. We all also ask for solutions that simplify this tremendous competition and that will define a standard to help people in managing their web experience.

Evolution is not really if it is not for all and therefore a good solution MUST BE a FREE SOFTWARE one that people can use, modify, adapt and redistribute without limits. People need also simplicity because they wouldn't lose their time in trying to understand all the technological background.

Joomla 1.5 is offering NOW a FREE and REVOLUTIONARY web applications framework that with the use of thousands of external third party applications get users capable of implement their web place. It is very simple to install, config and use. Extensions are constantly growing and will cover all aspects of online activities very soon.

Joomla 1.5 will be the best choice for every day web development when interaction and availability of software would not continue to be limited on a single workstation. Joomla 1.5 will be the obviously choice for who will want to start projects with usability and simplification in mind. Joomla 1.5 will be the next web revolution for people that are not expert or guru. Joomla 1.5 will be the New Internet Indoor for who have never thought that he can do anything of this type. Joomla 1.5 will discover the Internet Potential of all people.

Antonio De Luca -

Antonio De Luca is an italian freelance web consultant and developer.r
nHe works aroung the Free Software world and are a Joomla CMS Expert and specialized in the Joone Neural Network Platform.r
nHe manages also a good directory, on his site, called Lighthouse, where you can find a lot of useful informations and tools specifically aimed to the web.r
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