J & Beyond 2018 is this week, and we're as excited as ever to be heading to the annual Joomla conference.  As usual, there is a great program of talks and workshops to enjoy.  Aside from the program it's a great change to meet up and chat with the rest of the Joomla family, swap tips, create ideas and work together on the Joomla project.

 J and Beyond 2018 | An International Joomla! Conference - Mai 10 - 13, 2018, Cologne, Germany

This wednesday we're looking forward to presenting a talk about AWS Lambda & PHP at AberdeenPHP User Group.  Wednesday, 7th of February 2018, from 18:30 to 21:30 at Fifth Ring Ltd - 47-49 Huntly Street Aberdeen.

We will cover...

  • An introduction to AWS Lambda
  • Positives and negatives of AWS Lambda
  • Use cases of AWS Lambda
  • Options for running PHP on AWS Lambda
  • LambdaPHP workflow
  • LambdaPHP demo

There is usually pizza and beer on offer.  Thanks, as ever, to Danny Wilson for organising the meetup.

Last weekend we were at the Joomla World Conference in Rome, which was a fantastic event.

Over the three days there were some great talks, workshops and sessions from members of the Joomla! community and beyond.

Of course, aside from that, it was lovely to meet up with the worldwide Joomla! community.

We'd like to say a huge thanks to Rowan, Ronni and the team who put the conference together.

We're really looking forward to this Saturday's ScotlandPHP conference in Edinburgh.  Last year's inaugural event was a fantastic day and this year's looks to be bigger and better.


The line-up of speakers looks great...

We were delighted to be able to help with the Scotland wide Maths week at our local primary school today.  Schools across Scotland have been inviting people in to talk about how maths is used in the workplace, and we were delighted to be talking about maths in software development.  Today we spoke to two classes of p6 and tow classes of p7, using practical examples of maths in software.

On the 8th of July at the Ilec Conference Centre in west London, the UK's annual Joomla get together was a great event.

The day was expertly arranged by Rowan and the team, huge thanks to them.

All the speakers on stage for a group photo.

Joomla Day UK has come round quickly, only 11 days to go now.  There is a great line-up of speakers, with sessions and workshops that cover a wide range of topics, as well as three great keynotes.

We're also doing a session about DevOps, at 11.45am.

We are delighted to hear the announcement of Joomla Day UK 2017 and even more delighted to be speaking at the event again.

Our talk is titled "DevOps for Joomla" and will give a very practical overview of ideas, tools and methodology for Joomla centric DevOps.

We're just back from J & Beyond, full of energy and inspiration from a fantastic event.   Huge thanks to Robert and the team for once again making it happen.

We are, of course, proud and excited to be speaking at J & Beyond again.  This year our talk is titled "Your Joomla DevOps, CI & CD Toolbox" and we're on at 09:45 on Saturday morning. 

The talk synopsis is...

This talk will provide a gourmet buffet of information and ideas for dev-ops, continuous integration and continuous deployment. It'll include a good spread of practical details on tools and systems, and their use with Joomla, that you can take home and try with your Joomla development and deployment. It'll include, among other aspects...

  • Deployment automation
  • Using Joomla docker containers
  • Automated deployment with Akeeba UNiTE
  • Scripting options and choosing between node.js, shell and php
  • Headless browser options like Casper, PhantomJS and Zombie.js
  • CI platform options, like GitLab, Bamboo, Travis, Jenkins and GoCD
  • Simple monitoring solutions
  • Diagnostic tools

The talk will be supported by a repository of example code and notes in GitHub.