Today we're releasing a major update to OSCampus, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla.
OSCampus is designed for online courses. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes.
OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and it's architecture is the basis forJoomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!
We're delighted to launch an important new class called, "Introduction to Object Oriented PHP".
This class is part of a series of new developer-focused classes at Joomlashack University. Last week, you saw the launch of new Joomla development classes.
Object oriented programming (OOP) is the most popular model used by PHP developers.
Joomla has long been a leader in terms of OOP. Back in 2008, the Joomla team launched version 1.5. This was a completely rewrite, in part to introduce OOP principles.
In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of OOP and, in particular, how they apply to Joomla and PHP.
Before today, it was really difficult to find Joomla development training. There are few resources available if you want to learn how to build Joomla extensions.
Today, I'm delighted to say that has changed.
At Joomlashack University, we've released the first of several Joomla development classes.
We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building Joomla extensions.
This first new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Modules".
We're delighted to introduce OSCampus, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla.
OSCampus is designed for online courses. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. The lessons can consist of anything from videos or text, to presentations and PDFs.
OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, here at Joomlashack University and also on the official Joomla.org training site!
If you use Joomla, then you use MySQL.
MySQL is the world's most popular database program and if you build Joomla sites, you'll benefit from an understanding of MySQL.
Today we're giving away 10 copies of the best-selling book, MySQL Explained. This book was published 6 months ago, and has been sitting on top of Amazon's listings ever since.
MySQL Explained is a clear, step-by-step guide that will enable you to understand how your data is being stored and give you the ability to design your own custom applications!
We have some very positive news for Joomlashack and Alledia.com users: we have merged Joomlashack and Alledia.
This blog post is an overview of everything you need to know about the merger.
Last week, we announced that over a dozen extra extensions were coming to Joomlashack, thanks to a merger with Alledia.com.
So, if you're a member of our Extensions Club, you will suddenly get 400% more value. Instead of 5 extensions, you'll have access to about 20.
Alledia's extensions include some of the most popular extensions in Joomla, such as OSMap, OSYouTube, Tabs and Sliders and more.
Today, we're can add one more to that list: JCal Pro.
JCal Pro is one of the most popular calendar and events components in Joomla.
We intend to make Joomlashack a one-stop destination for all your Joomla needs. We hope you'll agree that this another big step in that direction!
We have some very positive news for Joomlashack users.
We're going to merge Alledia.com into Joomlashack.com. If you're a member of our Extensions Club, you will suddenly get 400% more value. Instead of 5 extensions, you'll have access to about 20.
Sometime in the next few weeks, Alledia.com will redirect to Joomlashack.com, and over a dozen extra extensions will appear on Joomlashack. These include some of the most popular extensions in Joomla, such as OSMap, OSYouTube, Tabs and Sliders and more.
Since taking over Joomlashack in April, we've hard at work revamping everything.
We launched Clementine, a new template, plus major updates for Onyx, Vintage and Techie. We're also planning new versions of Breeze, Community, Optimus and Travertine. Once that's done, all our templates will be running on the Wright 3 framework.
Earlier this week, we published our roadmap for Joomlashack.
One of the key points on the roadmap was this:
"We're going to focus. During the last 11 years, Joomlashack has released over 100 templates. That's just too many to keep updated and supported. Over the next few weeks, we're going to retire some older templates, particular those that are only available for Joomla 1.5 or 2.5. All future releases will be for Joomla 3 only."
So, today we're releasing more details around that decision.