Before I start to give you an outlook for 2012 I would like to show you what I'm currently doing.
1) Joomla! extension development:
I'm the developer of the 3 Joomla! extensions Discussions, Marketplace and Primezilla. This means 3 components plus a few supporting modules. Because of the major changes between J1.5 and J1.6/1.7 I'm currently maintaining 2 versions for each of my extensions. That's a lot of stuff to write and test for each release.
2) Ruby on Rails:
I'm also doing some Ruby on Rails development. As my first bigger project in Ruby on Rails I'm setting up the social network fuldany.de (german language) for my hometown Fulda. Its called "Fuldany", derived from Fulda, Germany.
3) Mobile devices:
I started to write apps for my Joomla! extensions and my new project Fuldany. First there will be Android apps followed by Windows Phone apps.
4) Freelance projects:
Yeah, even I need some money :-) Sometimes I'm working on projects which are offered to me. This can be everything. Developing software, writing documentation or specification and so on.
5) Community Management:
I'm running the online community italobikes.com (for friends of italian motorcycles). That means I have to deal with everything around community management, software, marketing and so on.
Discussions 1.4 is a forum extension for Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 1.5.
Discussions 1.4 offers new features and some optimizations especially for the Joomla! 1.7 version.
Discussions is running on Joomla! 1.7 and Joomla! 1.5 in native mode. It's also running on Joomla! 2.5 Beta 1 so expect it to work fine on the upcoming Joomla! 2.5 release.
See Discussions live in action: codingfish.com/forums
Marketplace, the Joomla! classified ads extension, is now available in Version 2.2.2. Of course it's available for FREE! Just go and get the latest and greatest version from the Downloads area.
Marketplace 2.2.2 is a bugfix release and available for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.7.
In Marketplace 2.2.1 some files and classes have been renamed due to a name conflict with other extensions. Unfortunately I forgot one file and that caused the category sort in the backend not to work. This bug is fixed in Marketplace 2.2.2.
No new features have been added to Marketplace 2.2.2 compared to 2.2.1.
Vernissage is a Flickr module for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.7. It displays Flickr photos of a specified user. In the backend parameters of the module you can set your API Key, enable/disable a database cache, number of photos to show and more.
You can see the module in action here on codingfish.com on the homepage.
Just go the download area and get it for free.
New in Vernissage 1.1:
- Vernissage is now available for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.7
- You can now display the Flickr photos in a browser window, Slimbox or RokBox
In August 2011 I had the great pleasure to attend the Joomla!Day South Africa in Cape Town and I had the opportunity to give two talks:
"Managing online forums - Using Discussions forum extension" and "Running a classified ads site - Using Marketplace classifieds extension"
The recorded videos are now on Vimeo (see below). A big "thank you" goes to the organization team of JD11ZA. They really did an awesome job. I hope to be able to attend the Joomla!Day South Africa in 2012.
- Chimoora for Android Sneak Preview [VIDEO]
- Marketplace 2.2.1 released
- Announcing Chimoora
- Primezilla 2.1 - Private Messaging for Joomla!
- Marketplace 2.2 released ... for FREE