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Joomla 3.3 Hands on Preview

As it is listed in Joomla development strategy new release of Joomla is just behind the corner. I've spend the weekend testing Joomla 3.3.0 DEV edition and I have to admit that I am very impressed. Hands on Preview Joomla 3.3.0 Before I start with the preview teaser, have to mention that last week Joomla team officially announced changes in Joomla Framework license from GPL to LGPG, this might not matter at all for users, but certainly is a step in the right direction in terms of development. No let's talk about Joomla 3.3.0 core... There are several major improvements, that put Joomla 3.3.0 on the top of innovation ahead top open source competitors: Improved Microdata Formats Thumbnails Reviews Ratings Improved SEO capabilities MooTools replaced by jQuery – this step was expected earlier, without a doubt there are more things that can be done with lighter jQuery than heavier Mootools. Actualy MooTools were used at Admin Back-end only, but still an extra JS library means heavier website. Every area customizable. Literally mean that everything can be edited at front-end and back end. Practically even modules will be editable in the front-end. Cloud API integration –easy integration with Cloud services like Amazon...
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Hands-on Preview: Drupal 8

 So many web developers are excited about next version of Drupal, in this case Drupal 8. Drupal 7 had long live as long term support version. My opinion was a step back from Drupal 6 - very similar to one of the most powerful programing language (Python), a lot of modules were not compatible with previous version or were discontinued. Recently we've written Drupal 7 review and listed some of the downsides, but let's see what v8 is going to offer. Now before we start looking at whats new, probably we should take a look on migration options. I've read some positive improvements in this direction. Many trusted blogs claimed that upgrading to Drupal 8 from 7 would be an easy process, though I have to admit that I haven't test this personally. I will keep this preview short as v8 already started making titles in the news and there are a lot of resources, including list of features and improvements on official website: https://drupal.org/drupal-8.0 . Drupal 8 Features and Improvements Authoring A long awaited WYSYWYG is here. Drupal 8 comes with inbuilt CKEditor WYSIWYG editor. In-place editing of content without having to use the full edit form, as well as...
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