jab13 logoJ and Beyond, an International Joomla! Conference, is back for a fourth year.

From May 31st to June 2nd,  Joomla! developers and site builders from over 30 countries will gather in Noordwijkerhout, near Amsterdam.

J and Beyond is one of two big international Joomla conferences every year, with the Joomla World Conference being the other.

Why Come to J and Beyond?

Come to J and Beyond for all these reasons and more:

  • Learn from others
  • Share your ideas
  • Plan for the future
  • Meet the people behind the avatar
  • AND most importantly - to have fun!

Keynote Speakers Announced

The J and Beyond team are excited to have such a great and varied lineup of Keynote speakers including Pierre Joye from php.net who has made over 6000 commits to php.net.

It’s not just about the code - it’s about the relationships that are made. Chiara Aliotta will be speaking about the relationship between the designer and the developer and Xavier Dutoit will be there to build bridges between the Joomla and CiviCRM communities.

David Hurley (community development manager) and Andy Tarr (PLT) will be speaking on what have we accomplished in the past few years? Where are we in the current state of the web? Where are we going?

Finally there are two wildcards. Rod Martin and Peter van Westen will be bringing their unique, thought provoking and truly entertaining presentation styles with “Life Is Short And So Am I” and “What Nothing - Regular Expressions and other confusing s(?:tu|h[1i])([f]{2}|t)$”

2013 Location

Noordwijkerhout, is very conveniently located. The venue is near Amsterdam and is only 25km away from the Netherlands largest airport, Schiphol

Free Beer!

Well almost. The early bird ticket sales end at the end of April and with the money you save you can buy more beer (or soda).

Click here to buy tickets now.

Do you have something to say or share?

You can only win a speaker slot if you enter the competition. If you were waiting for an invitation to speak: THIS IS YOUR INVITATION. Submit your session proposal today. The deadline is the 15th April (no exceptions).

This year we are offering three different session lengths:

  • Show and Tell (5 to 10 minutes)
  • Regular (1 hour)
  • Super-sized (2 hours)

We want you to present. 

JCM April 2013

The April issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Listen Up!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Interview with Community Development Manager David Hurley, by John Rampton
Joomla! is the People, by Helvecio da Silva
Interview with CMSExpo Founder John Coonen, by John Rampton
The X Factor and Women in Tech, by Dianne Henning


JoomlaDay Boston, No Blarney!, by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights - April 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg


Progressive Enhancement: Flip the Script on Your Responsive Ways, by Ryan Boog


Tips to Find a Joomla Developer, by Johans Empuerto

Business Matters

Creating Call-to-Actions that Will Actually Get Action, by Hannah Kaufman
Easy To Use Joomla Search Operator Commands, by John Rampton


Head in the Tag Clouds, by Elin Waring
4 Ways Joomla Developers Can Monetize Free Extensions, by Pravin Daryani
Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: More Functionality, by David Hurley
Joomla! 3.1.0 Tag Field, by Roberto Segura


CDNs for Joomla - A Beginners Guide, by Steven Johnson

Community Choice Extensions

Community Choice Extensions - UPDATE, by Dianne Henning

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for April, by Dianne Henning

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.1 Beta3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.1. Joomla 3.1 is scheduled for release on April 15th, 2013.

Joomla 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla CMS, with Joomla 3.1 the second short term support release in this series.  Please note that going from Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration.  The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series.  That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing.

What is this release for?

This is a beta release and not for use on production sites.

Extension developers are encouraged to work with this release in order to prepare extensions for the General Availability release of Joomla 3.1, though there shouldn't be any backward compatibility issues. Users are encouraged to test the package for issues and to report issues in the Joomla! issue tracker

Click here to download.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3.1?

  • 29855 - Tags (click here to see the recent blog post about it)
  • 29822 - Show logs in debug console
  • 30085 - Refactor installation to use new application and MVC classes
  • 29965 - Added pagination in COM_SEARCH component
  • 29770 - Added triggers on save for com_config
  • 30230 - JPlugin autoloadLanguage property
  • 28924 - Added SQL Server subclass for FinderIndexer
  • 30318 - Media wiki package
  • 30369 - OpenStreetMap package
  • 30364 - UNION ALL feature

Miscellaneous: 28574 - Removed the GeSHi plug-in


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