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JoomlaDay Texas 2019 Presentation Notes

Kubernetes Official Documentation:

https://kubernetes.io/docs/home/

https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/kubectl/cheatsheet/#apply

Step-by-step installation walk-through:

https://phoenixnap.com/kb/install-kubernetes-on-ubuntu

Docker Crash Course:

https://blog.sourcerer.io/a-crash-course-on-docker-learn-to-swim-with-the-big-fish-6ff25e8958b0

Ansible Crash Course:

https://github.com/blacksaildivision/ansible-tutorial

Jankenstein Parts List:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 (or better), 16GB SD card, case, power supply - $55
  • Mini AIO PC (quad core, 8GB RAM, SSD) - $200
  • Gigabit Switch - $25

You can watch the presentation online at UserGroup.tv: http://usergroup.tv/videos/scaling-joomla

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I'll be speaking at Joomladay Texas 2019

September 28th, I'll be in Austin speaking at Joomladay Texas. My topic is "Scaling Joomla", and I'll be going over the types of scaling (vertical and horizontal) as well as myths surrounding "the cloud".

I'll be using a portable cluster in the presentation to illustrate some of the benefits of horizontal scaling, as well as the pitfalls.

It should be fun. I'm bringing cookies for my audience.

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Hubble Legacy Field (without crashing your computer)

I was watching a YouTube video from Anton Petrov about the Hubble Legacy Field image that crashed his computer, and I thought it might be nice to provide a version that can be browsed and zoomed and won't break your computer. The image has been converted to tiles, and only the tiles visible on your screen are loaded for your chosen zoom level. This loads quickly on the internet (assuming you have a decent connection), but took a long time to generate.

The original image can be found here:

http://hubblesite.org/image/4492/news

Hubble Legacy Field viewer - (opens in a new window)

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I was worried, but not anymore

I've been writing Joomla extensions for a long time; something like 10 years. I'm no stranger to extensions that I write having their functionality absorbed into the Joomla core. I expect it.

Joomla 3.9 was concerning to me, because the core devs decided to absorb several of my extensions functionality into the core. I've been busy though, so I didn't really look into it much other than to identify that it was happening. Here's the short list:

  1. Privacy Consent - threatened to absorb my EU e-Privacy Directive plugin functionality
  2. Action Log - threatened to absorb my System - Software Log plugin functionality
  3. Repeatable field type - threatened to absorb my Fields - Subform plugin functionality
  4. User Actions Log - threatened to absorb my User - Profile History plugin functionalty

I could not have been more wrong about these updates to Joomla.

The privacy consent extension is a joke, it's not multi-lingual and doesn't offer an option to opt out, nor does it offer the granular control of my extension. Anyone serious about legal protection would be a fool to use the built in tool.

The Action Log doesn't record much of anything: User X changed something in Extension Y. Not what was changed, no log of the previous values - just that something was changed. This information is only useful if you really need to point fingers at someone, otherwise - you're still in a situation if your system has been changed and you need to restore the previous values without restoring a backup.

The repeatable field type - wow, I thought that was going to be a problem....but it isn't. You're limited to only a handful of field types, while my Subform plugin imposes no limitations - you can do anything that JFormXML can do.

The User Actions log is again, a monumental joke. It records that something changed and by who - but not what was changed. My profile history plugin is very granular, omitting only sensitive information like passwords.

All in all - I'm sure people worked hard on these improvements. I just need to keep my extensions at least one step ahead and I'll be fine. Nothing is getting pulled for redundancy, and from the looks of it - that won't be a problem for a while.

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