Joomla kicked off the summer with style and substance. There are a lot of kudos to go around but the J and Beyond team and the Joomla release team deserve much praise.
First, from May 29 through 30 (depending on your timezone), J and Beyond hosted 24 hours of non-stop sessions. It was an amazing effort with a wealth of content for one of the largest, by usage, open source projects on the internet. All of the sessions are available on YouTube.
Second and very exciting, is the announcement of Joomla 4 Beta 1. Joomla 4 has been in development for years with starts and stops, refactoring and rebuilding. Over the last few months the pace of development has increased as well as the overall community participation around Joomla 4.
I’m looking forward to kicking the tires this week especially with web services, workflow, and the media manager. Remember (REMEMBER!) this is a beta release, so no production Russian roulette.