We're back with news from the Joomla industry, including updates with the Joomla CMS, CMS Critic award and Joomla World Conference 2017.

Joomla Win CMS Critic Award

For the third year running, Joomla has won the CMS Critic Award. This year for "Best Free CMS" with WordPress coming runner up.

See the awards list of all the winners from various categories.

Joomla Updates in 3.8

Many updates from Joomla 3.8 including a new routing system, forwards compatibility with Joomla 4 and new encryption library available with PHP 7.2.

Joomla World Conference 2017 Comes to Rome

This year the main event, Joomla World Conference is being held in Rome, Italy hosting hundreds of attendees.

With so many great sessions lined up, I hope to speak to a couple of people that are either attending the conference or is presenting at the conference to give our listeners and idea of what is going on and what they are missing out on.

Find out more about the conference from the main website at conference.joomla.org.

Joomla Beat Updates

We've been travelling a lot. If we are not somewhere in South East Asia, working with our team of developers there, we have been travelling between Sydney and Brisbane working with clients in either city here in Australia. Constant travel gets quite tiresome.

We're back for now and will be continuing the Joomla Beat Podcast as long as people want it.

Our business has been our main focus and we have pivoted slightly working a lot more with WordPress and Laravel building JS frontend websites coupled heavily with APIs.

It appears that Joomla still doesn't have a full RESTful API build into out which means others can't extract data from the database via Joomla to other websites or apps just yet.

jBackend looks like a good solution for the interim.

Please give us feedback and let us know what you want to hear more about.

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