We've been using CCK extensions almost as long as we've been using Joomla, but we're seeing a really positive evolution lately. As the Joomla! content component has improved, there has been less that we needed CCKs for.  In tandem to this, the Joomla! plug-in architecture has become really useful.  So rather than replacing the Joomla! content component with a whole extra user interface, we can extend it, adding our fields data as required.  The solution we've been using for the last year or so is FieldsAttach which allows you to augment the Joomla! content editor with fields of your choosing.

It looks like an interesting future for Joomla! There is a great interview with Dave Hurley at...

We're now proud to be members of 57 North Hacklab.

57 North Hacklab is a great creative space with a diverse array of members all drawn towards the ideals of hacking and making.

It's located in the heart of Aberdeen, at 35a Union Street, just opposite Jamie's Italian restaurant.

For more info, see...

We're just back from another great Joomla Day UK in Ascot, west London.  it was really good to catch up with the Joomla UK family again, and it always acts as a great reminder what a rich, diverse and warm community it is.

A huge thanks to Ruth, Jodee and the team for all the hard work and planning that goes into it every year.  As ever, it was a huge pleasure to be involved again.

Joomla Day UK 2014
Yes, there were Stroopwaffles.

We're on our way to the ever fantastic Joomla Day UK and looking forward to catching up with the Joomla family.  With friends from across the UK, Holland, Greece, Germany and USA all heading there it is always great to get immersed in Joomla.

Also looking forward to our two sessions.

You can keep up to date with the event at...

TechMeetupWe are delighted to be speaking at TechMeetup Aberdeen on 17 September.

We've been involved with TechMeetup for several years, so were delighted to have the opportunity to speak at September's meeting. The talk will be a "state of the union" theme, covering trends and developments in web programming generally and also locally within Aberdeen.  Trends and ideas, font end, back end, global and local, a wide ranging breakdown of the web world today.

For more details, see http://techmeetup.co.uk/aberdeen.html

The full speaker list and schedule is now online for Joomla Day UK 2014 is now online on the Joomla Day UK site.  It's a great line-up from across the world, with some PLT members and community leaders taking to the stage.  We're looking forward to it, always a great Joomla event it sounds even better this year.

We were down at Aberdeen's 57North Hacklab today, great to see what's happening.  There was a great talk by Tony Travis of Minke Informatics on Parallella.  It's a great place for the Aberdeen technology, making and hacking community.  Tuesday is open night, so always a good time to pop down.  It's just opposite Jamie's in Union Street, so very central.

Finally, after probably far-too-long, we've updated our website.  It was very much a case of the cobblers children with no shoes, being too busy working on client's sites to keep our own up to date.  But, well, frankly, it was getting a bit embarrassing, as it was pretty much the same site as we created on start-up in 2008.

We're looking forward to speaking at Joomla Day UK, it looks a great line-up and we're proud to be a part of it.