On Saturday May 7th, the attendees of J and Beyond 2011 all gathered in the auditorium of Rolduc Conference Centre for the awards ceremony of the annual J.O.S.C.A.R.S – the Joomla Open Source Creative Artistic Recognition Awards.
This year we have had a record number of nominations and the international panel has had a very hard task in creating a shortlist. Voting took place during the conference by all the attendees with the winners announce in a star studded celebrity awards ceremony led Open Source Knights Sir Brian Teeman and Victor Drover.
Our Nooku community was awarded with not one but four awards in 3 different categories !
This is a guest post from Daniel Chapman, CEO and Founder of Ninjaforge, Nooku Contributor and community member.
Drinking the Nooku coolaid can be dangerous
After we released Ninjaboard, our first major Nooku Framework based extension, Johan asked me to say a few words about what we felt about working with Nooku Framework.
Aside from Ninjaboard, we have used the Nooku Framework on a few client sites for custom work. We are also currently porting all of our major extensions over the Nooku Framework. At Ninja Forge, we are hoping to be fully Nooku Framework powered in the near future.
There has already been a lot said about the good things that the Nooku Framework has to offer so I am going to do the opposite, I am going to talk about the downsides that we discovered when using the Nooku Framework. … continue reading …
Christian Hent aka Captain 'H'
After a longer break, I re-joined the Joomla community about a year ago and was first shocked, then a bit confused. Johan, lead developer of Joomla 1.5, had left Joomla and was now working on a new project called Nooku. After the initial shock and confusion, curiosity followed. I signed-up for the mailing list and before I knew it found myself inside of a community, full with friendly and helpful developers.
Eagerly I began to explore the possibilities of Nooku Framework and played with com_harbour, Nooku’s sample component. I love demos that just work and help me to understand how a framework is intended to be used and com_harbour is just that. It works.
Harbour is a simple component build on Nooku Framework which manages something like a harbour dictionary. It supports BREAD, searching, letter indexes, pagination, ordering, SEF, various possibilities to limit the displayed data by relations, a nice dashboard plus a lot of trifles. The whole component is deliberately kept simple.
After three months of learning and playing I had some ideas on how to improve it. So I took the bold leap and asked if I could help maintain it and add new features to it. To my surprise I got the job as lead maintainer and have been working on it since.