Joomla testing – With a little help from your friends

Testing software can be an arduous task. Every web environment comes with it’s own PHP version, server configuration and quirks. For a project as big as Joomla, this can quickly become a problem.

Each new Joomla release is deployed on thousands of different environments around the world in a matter of hours. Some bugs might go unnoticed until end-users install on PHP versions that haven’t been tested. This can lead to a frustrating time for everyone involved.

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Joomla console - A command line interface for Joomla developers

Testing Joomla installations and extensions can be a tedious task. You need to setup different versions of Joomla, install extensions, configure Joomla, run different tests, etc. Doing all this manually is very laborious and  time consuming.

At Joomlatools we are testing almost daily and had to come up with a better way to quickly and automatically install Joomla sites. Meet, Joomla Console.

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Composer for Joomla – An extension installer for developers

Are you tired of reinstalling the same extensions over and over again every time you start a new Joomla project? Wouldn’t it be great if you could install and update multiple Joomla extensions in one go, without lifting a finger?

If you create websites for clients on a regular basis you require tools that allow you to get things done quickly and automatically. That’s why we have created a Composer installer for Joomla extensions.

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Joomla in a box - A Vagrant box for local Joomla development

Our Joomlatools Vagrant box is a preconfigured Vagrant Box that comes with a working LAMP Stack to get you up and running building Joomla sites in no time.

This box is a self-contained Joomla developer environment and has everything you need right from the start. You don’t have to worry about setting up Vagrant, provisioning the server or even configuring Joomla installations. Since everything is packaged into the box, you can simply focus on your code.

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