There is always a great deal of Joomla! development activity underway and communicating with other developers in the community is essential. This site is a resource for anyone looking to build or maintain software based on the Joomla! platform.
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Since version 1.5, the Joomla CMS contains a Gmail authentication plugin. Its main purpose was to illustrate how you can build a Joomla authentication plugin for an external service with a ‘real world’ example. The web has changed dramatically since then, but not this plugin. The technique the plugin is using is not anymore state of the art and less secure.
With the release of Joomla 3.8 a first compatibility layer for Joomla 4 was released. What does this layer contain? Why is such a layer needed? Questions like this will be answered in this post.
With every new major version release of our popular CMS, we have some points of attention to bring to our developers and users. With the upcoming Joomla 4 launch, this is no different. You can load any UI framework you want in your extension, template, plugin, ... But you may not unload any media of the package (Bootstrap, jQuery, MooTools, Chosen, or whatever libraries are being introduced into 4.0), otherwise things will break.