Monday, February 21, 2011

Joomla 1.6 - mxed feeling

Joomla 1.6 is finally released. I will not comment on the API changes, I had no time to look at it. For the web site designers two things are important: improved granularity for the access security. And the removal of the section/category classifcation by an unlimited levels of categories.

The last one is great. Things that are so limited (2 levels) are usually poor design. They however usually have their origin in the difficulty to maintain a  tree in SQL.

On the other side, this was not the major issue with Joomla classification. The key issues remain: an article is only in one category and categories applies to article, nothing else...

Modularity is great, but key supporting features need to be in the kernel. Joomla is moving to the right direction but slowly !

Friday, February 04, 2011


I will not discuss the pro and cons of Python vs Java. But I regret everyday my taking care compiler / ide.

Simple syntax error like a missing bracket , a bad function description are enough to get a module unloadable by OpenERP. Things that would be immeidlately noticed with Netbeans online compile consume sometimes hours of vain and frustrating research....

This morning I found a good tool, similar to lint but for Python :

It really helps...