Announcing the New Developer Relations Program for Joomla!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new Developer Relations Team for Joomla! We'd like to take this time to invite developers to join our team as a Volunteer Developer Advocate. Together, our team will rally around one purpose: to make web development with Joomla! easier and more productive for all.

Many users are always looking forward to a new version of their favorite software because it could bring them new shiny things to play with. Many website maintainers are less fond of new versions as they wonder what will break this time round. As a software developing and using community we believe the responsibility is in all our hands and not just of those creating the release. We ask for your active participation in testing all 3.5 pre-releases. This will ensure we can move smoothly to this new version.

This document sets out a number of high-level goals and for each goal lists a number of objectives that support the attainment of that goal. Goals are statements of purpose towards which our efforts are directed. They can be quite generic and do not need to be strictly measurable or tangible. On the other hand, objectives are specific tasks that are made to support the attainment of our goals and should be measurable and tangible.

All of our goals and objectives are made in support of our declared mission:

"To provide a flexible platform for digital publishing and collaboration"

The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of new team members to the Joomla 4 User Experience Team (JUX).

The purpose of the JUX is to improve the usability of the Joomla project through extensive research and user testing, and to make recommendations to the relevant teams based on  findings.

The next major version for Joomla! has been on the radar for some time but lacking follow through, for reasons both organisational and technical. At JandBeyond, May/June 2015 in Prague the community took matters into their own hand and set up a “make it happen” session to discuss Joomla 4.