An interesting reporting tool: http://mydbr.com/
It’s more of a code generator than a report builder. It seems powerful enough to get basic reports built quickly, while allowing for a lot of customisation.
It doesn’t seem as full featured as some more commercial reporting tools, but I think for small projects it is quite powerful.
I’ll be playing with it more in the days ahead.
Stumbled across this video of Steve Ballmer going berserk about how much he likes Microsoft.
I don’t think it’s normal to act like this.
I’m not sure if I’m worried more for the employees or for poor Steve.
David from Insight Indonesia (site?)
John Insight Media
Tony from Inlight Media
Martin from Magnetic Websites
Joomla Plugins discussed or presented
Ignite Gallery – Presented as a flexible image gallery (Commercial)
Andrew Eddie’s Admin component Advanced Admin Menu
Andrew Eddie’s Content Manager component which works with
JX Control for access control
Joomla Works Ultimate Content Display some very impressive examples and demos, can display any content anywhere
Smooth Gallery but it seems a bit half baked
Phoka for commenting on articles – can’t find the link?
JomComment for commenting
JCE Image Manger Can supposedly do multiple uploads. Bah so can the MCE commercial plugin.
Joomla’s inbuilt Custom HTML module – Need to create a new module to see it, but it is inbuilt already.
InLight are using in a project of theirs:
DT Register for registrations (Matt not sure re quality)
DT Donate for donations
Phil Taylors Joomla Tags (Allows automatic tagging of content I think) Hmm I hate it, it uses jQuery and the comments are 50% negative. Why use it?
Capistrano for deployment
Little Snitch for ??
FishEye Menu (uses jQuery) – nice but have to dig around for the menu
Donation Plugin http://hybing.com/
Extras I found while browsing:
Phoca download plugin I will use it soon!
Joomla Themes discussed
Mynxx – A flexible theme. I think this is the right link, it’s a commercial Rocket Theme.
Hive Mind from Rocket Theme (in built tabs plugin)
Themes developer http://www.gavick.com/
Hints and Tips
Lightbox, to close it you can hit Esc.
Java ftp uploaders for clients to upload files – but then they need Java. Might work for one or two clients or corporate environements.
Joomla’s inbuilt Content – Load Module for loading any module in a content item
Invoicing software/website revolvehq.com (Australian company used by InLight) (link?)
Project Tracking software www.redmine.org
RSS Feeds to Joomla
Use feed2js.org to format the feed for the content item, and then read the content item.
The WordPress ecommerce bible http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/
Radmind Loadsets for software deployment of multiple application builds (on Windows, Mac, etc)
www.iCyte.com internet research tool