As the web becomes more social, new and interesting ways to follow people across the Internet have emerged. “Activity Streams”, a term popularized by sites like Facebook and Twitter, are the backbone of services such as Zapier and IFTTT which allow to “connect the web” relying on user activities.
What are “Activity Streams”?
On the surface, it looks like a simple record of actions performed by people on the Internet. But what makes it interesting is the philosophy behind it. Activity Streams is rooted to a concept called Activity Theory.
Philosophy aside, the technology behind Activity Streams is also evolving. As more and more websites use it, a standard is being developed which allows Activity Streams to be syndicated in its own protocol (instead of using RSS or Atom).
Nooku Activities is a component built on top of the Nooku Framework that implements this standard and allows for logging, exposing and syndicating user activities.
Getting starting with something new is never easy. Taking that first step into the unknown if often the hardest step to take. Starting out with a new web framework is no different.
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to start to become great.” - Zig Ziglar
Without good code examples and supporting documentation getting to know the major concepts, structure, and conventions of that framework can be prohibitively challenging.
With the release of Nooku Framework 2.0 stable we needed an efficient way to distribute the framework and install it in Joomla.
We pride ourselves on how easy it is to write robust applications using the framework, so naturally installation should be hassle-free as well. That’s where Composer fits in perfectly.
Traditionally, towards the end of a Nooku Jam, all attendees get the occasion to share their most beloved tools. It was not different at our latest Nooku Jam.
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