As Web CMS Report readers know, Joomla!'s roadmap for future versions is quite ambitious. The project has indeed incorporated many new features in the recently released Joomla! 1.5 Beta-2, called "The Red Barchetta." These include a new API and development framework, as well as improvements in accessibility and internationalization. But what makes it really different is that Joomla! was rewritten from scratch with almost zero code from its one-time parent, Mambo. Previously, almost all extensions, templates, and third-party applications developed for one could run on the other. No more. This presents two challenges to Joomla! and its users:
Joomla! for its part has a very vibrant and helpful community that you can turn to if you need any assistance. But new codebases always bring new challenges, and for better or worse, Joomla! is going its own way now.
Web Content Management Evaluation Stream looks at... Security in Joomla!
"There have been persistent reports that Joomla! is prone to security attacks. To an extent, these can be attributed to the fact that there is no governance to audit and certify the extensions that are developed by the open community, which can lead to potential security risks. Joomla! has attempted to mitigate these risks by ..."
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