The Nooku Jam 12.2 is over and like all Nooku events, we had a blast! Twenty four attendees flocked to the green grass of the FlandersDC Creativity Lab on the 16th and 17th of May for two days of talks, coding, hacking, sharing and fun around the Nooku project.
The Jam, sponsored by Mindk, Beyounic and Timble, was an inspiring weekend for the Nooku community.
The recipe: great ideas, creative people, lots of food and Belgian beer and an inspiring venue! Check our photostream or read Tom’s story on storify for evidence of the inspiring weekend.
The jam was full to the brim with presentations about Nooku, PHP and web technologies around it. For this Jam we invited Nils Adermann, from ComposorPHP fame, to indulge us in all the great new stuff he is working on. We were impressed and you can bet that very soon Nooku will be composoretized!
Lot’s of other great sessions too. A handful to mention:
Of course in true Nooku tradition there was cake to celebrate Nooku’s 4th birthday. Hip hip hooray!
Curious about what other people had to say about their Jam experience? Checkout the blog post from the moyoweb guys.
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As the web becomes more social, a new and interesting way to follow people across the Internet has emerged. Termed as “Activity Streams”, it is popularized by sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social websites, Activity Streams has now become an essential part of “the Social Web”.
So what are “Activity Streams”?
On the surface, it looks like a simple record of actions performed by people on the Internet. But what makes it interesting is the philosophy behind it. Activity Streams is rooted to a concept called Activity Theory.
We may not be able to discuss the theory in detail , but I am quite certain that Activity Theory may drive the future of the social web. The concept is also very relevant to Open Source communities such as Nooku, as it explores the psychology behind collaboration, motivation and productivity.
Philosophy aside, the technology behind Activity Streams is also evolving. As more and more websites use it, a standard is being developed which will allow Activity Streams to be syndicated in its own protocol instead of using RSS or Atom. To know more about the Activity Streams Standard, read the Draft and the Wiki.
Where does Nooku come into play?
To easily integrate Activity Streams in your Nooku application, a new Nooku Component is here at your service – com_activities. By using this, logging user actions in your Nooku component and rendering Activity Streams can be effortless.
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The 17th of April 2012 marked the end of the state-of-the-art content translation tool for Joomla. The Nooku team is officially announcing the sunset of Nooku Content.
With the end of life of Joomla 1.5 coming up at the end of the month and the integrated multilingual capabilities that are now available in Joomla 2.5, we feel there is no longer a need for a separate multilingual solution for Joomla.
With the sunset of Nooku Content, we are putting all our focus on growing Nooku as a free and open source web application platform.
As Nooku starts its 5th year, we will slowly leave our Joomla roots behind and wander off into the wider PHP galaxy. Exciting times!
But first, the tool that speaks your language is bidding adieu and we thank all our partners who helped us build Nooku Content.