In the past, I have written about how I believe Joomla to be more of a base for simple to complex 'End User focused applications'.

On the Joomla level, we need to be very flexible and create an infrastructure that 'enables' creation of systems for more specific use cases. This I believe is possible via distributions and one of the important things that are needed to be able to create a good distribution is a flexible admin template. This will allow distribution managers to easily tweak and brand a template as required and have a better UX. I've already posted a RFC for this on Github. I'm documenting it here as well to keep things in one place for me !

Hey Guys ! Whats up This August I turned 10. That's very young you might say. Sure in human terms of that's pretty young..not even into teens yet.But in software terms..for that's what I am, Being 10 is not necessarily that. I am not sure what it is in fact.. But I am said to be more or less mature now. But then I have been stable and mature many a times in my life cycle so far...

I am a foster child and I have been cared for by hundreds if not thousands of parents and each of them have put a bit of themselves in me. As you might imagine I have grown to have multifaceted personality. For some people I am a simple website building tool, for some a flexible content management system while some see me as a platform to build web applications on. And that's just some of the ways in which people tend to perceive me.

Read on for my complete story on the #joomla community magazine .

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It was great fun to be part of the Google Plus Joomla hangouts on air project which was initiated by Russel English & be a speaker on the first Edition! In this edition, my talk was about the new features that were introduced in Joomla 3.3. Peter Martin the other guest on the session talks about the Joomla Forum . 

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Joomla Tekdi Story

This Blog was written on the occasion of Joomla's 5th birthday as an article in the Joomla Community magazine. My first exposure to Joomla (which was called Mambo back then) came while working on a not for profit portal while i was still in college studying for my degree in Mechanical Engineering . We mainly dabbled in something called as PHP Nuke back then and Mambo to us was a breath of fresh air. The comprehensive back end interface and the super cool 'Extension Installer' is what got be hooked.  Coming from modifying a zillion files from text file instructions to add any new functionality to PHPNuke, the single file installer in Mambo was love at first sight. 

Discovering Mambo and then Joomla played a huge role in making our career choices eventually when we took the 'Entrepreneurial Plunge' in 2006, Joomla was a central part of our strategy. Over the years we have grown with Joomla and tried to help make it even bigger whenever and however we can.

Do keep in mind that this article was written a while ago in October 2010 and a lot has changed since then. I've published various blogs later as well as talked about our story post this milestone which I will be linking from this site as well.  Rather, i'd say that this is not about just 'My Joomla Story' , but rather its about 'My Joomla Journey' . 

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