How does a new feature end up in Joomla?

How does a new feature end up in Joomla? Peter will discuss that with a new feature (Category Item Counter) that ended up in Joomla 3.5:

* The purpose of the feature
* where and how the idea for the feature was created
* how the Joomla community has helped to develop this function
* how Joomla development cycle works, including testing procedures, and who is Travis?
* problems with different core components
* the hidden secret of com_categories
* how to add a Category Item Counter to your own components.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin loves the freedom and possibilities that open source software gives you as user and the knowledge sharing that you can only find within such open source communities. Peter has been active in the Joomla community since 2005: at first as a regular forum user, and later as a Global Moderator at Joomla forum and former member of the Community Leadership Team.

Peter has his own business www.db8.nl (founded in 2005) and supports companies and organizations with Joomla implementations, support and custom Joomla extension development. Furthermore he organizes Open Coffee (a monthly networking event for small businesses and self employed people) in his hometown Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Linux Nijmegen (a Linux User Group with monthly meetings).

His other interests are open source software, Linux (Debian, Raspbian), Raspberry Pi, Internet of Things (IoT), music (collecting vinyl records), art house movies, trivia.

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