Thirty-seven LaSalleMart News podcasts were published between January 2012 and May 2015, reporting the progress of my LaSalleMart software.



Note: Starting in the Fall 2015, LaSalleMart News podcasts continue as


LaSalleMart #37: One More Month


Monday May 4th, 2015


On track to release LaSalleCMS, along with other pacakges, at the end of May.


LaSalleMart #36: Blog App On Track


Wednesday April 1st, 2015


Hand crafted with love using the latest Laravel 5 framework, I did it my way, in the way that I envisioned building it. It made the initial effort harder, which makes it all the more satisfying with the results. LaSalleCMS is comprised of a series of packages that are added on to the main app. Each package is related to each other, and must be installed together.


LaSalleMart #35: The Slog And Winding Road


Friday February 27th, 2015


It's been a slogging type of month, with lots of journeys of discovery: Laravel 5's recent release; structuring my software as proper open source projects on GitHub, Packagist, and Travis-CI; figuring out what package development approach works for me (L5 dropped it's L4 pkg dev facility with no replacement); setting up cloud server with a real domain just to see what my software looks like on a real site.


LaSalleMart #34: FOSS The API


Tuesday January 27th, 2015


Update on progress, thoughts on Laravel 5, making LaSalle Software FOSS, economics of web apps is changing, interview at Laravel News, closed Atlassian accounts,.


LaSalleMart #33: Plans For 2015


Tuesday January 6th, 2015


LaSalleCMS, LaSalleMart, LaSalleCast.


LaSalleMart #32: From The Ground Down


Friday August 1st, 2014


It's been three months since deciding to change my technical specialization. Do I have regrets? Do I wake up at night wondering if I made the right decision? Three months is long enough to sense if I am on the right track.


LaSalleMart #31: Need To Get It To Get It


Tuesday July 1st, 2014


A big thank you to all in the Laravel community who provide an abundance of educational materials and source code. The May Laracon 2014 NYC videos recently released are very helpful -- although the lightening talk was surprisingly about lightening.


LaSalleMart #30: From Joomla To WordPress And Laravel


Sunday June 1st, 2014


I am dropping Joomla. Therefore, my massive investment in LaSalleMart 3.0 is being dumped. Moving to the Laravel Framework.


LaSalleMart #29: Spreading Technology Wings


Thursday May 1st, 2014


Last month I wanted to stay heads-down programming LaSalleMart 3.0, so I basically cancelled my last month's podcast. I have lots to update.


LaSalleMart #28: Bursting!


Tuesday April 1st, 2014


I am absolutely bursting to tell you about my private client group. But, with a family emergency last month I am behind with LaSalleMart. I am back on track now, and am mere weeks away now from releasing my first production version of LaSalleMart 3. It is better that I stay focused on development right now, being so close to the first production release. So I'm going to hold off getting you up to date. And then I will burst!


LaSalleMart #27: Convention, Details, And Broader View


Friday February 28th, 2014


This month's podcast reviews LaSalleMart's progress, the details of implementing the vision of LaSalleMart; and, reviewing other upcoming projects.


LaSalleMart #26: Pursuing A Modelling Career


Saturday February 1st, 2014


What data model decisions should I make?


LaSalleMart #25: Demo, Show And Day


Friday January 3rd, 2014


This month's podcast is an informal chat about LaSalleMart3's progress, a renewed "The Bob Bloom Show" podcast, a brand new Value Proposition, thoughts on my Joomla Distro; and, a word about a potential JoomlaDay Toronto this year.


LaSalleMart #24: LM3 Alpha One Achieved


Sunday December 1st, 2013


It is unusual that I get so excited about non-production, first Alpha, software that is not even available to the public. But, today is that day because the initial Alpha version of LaSalleMart3 is done...


LaSalleMart #23: Vision Fruition


Friday November 1st, 2013


Although LaSalleMart 3 development slowed down by client work in October, the second prototyping is going well. I am so concerned about using Joomla and the Framework on Framework in a certain way that I'm still testing my approach. So far, it is going very well...


LaSalleMart #22: LaSalleMart 3


Tuesday October 1st, 2013


No forking around! LaSalleMart 3 is from-scratch based on the superb Akeeba Framework on Framework.


LaSalleMart #21: LaSalleMart 2 On Ice


Sunday September 1st, 2013


After a longer than expected journey, LaSalleMart 2 is done. A wonderful base Joomla ecommerce package, with a nice little knowledge base to supplement its administration screens. LaSalleMart 2 is now at the point where it's time to broaden its functionality, start refactoring the code, and move it to Joomla 3. Exactly where I want it to be. Except that I've concluded that it is better to start fresh than to build out LM2. A startling conclusion!


LaSalleMart #20: Nyet To JED


Thursday August 1st, 2013


The JED listing process has been very educational...


LaSalleMart #18: JED, JUGT, And Roll Redux


Wednesday June 5th, 2013


Installs, JED, JUGT presentation, Demo, Mandrill, Framework on Framework.


LaSalleMart #17: Real. Live. LaSalleMart.


Thursday May 2nd, 2013


LaSalleCMS distro was ignored last month. LaSalleMart development is just too intense right now. In April the new Knowledge Base sprouted, there were six builds, several core areas received a makeover, and I'm up to 41 issues in my issue tracker already...


LaSalleMart #16: JED, Jump, And Roll


Wednesday April 3rd, 2013


Updates on LaSalleMart, JED, client tricks...


LaSalleMart #15: Ready For Your Site


Tuesday March 5th, 2013


There was the initial launch on New Years when I released LaSalleMart 2 for user testing. That initial user testing went well, as problems were discovered. The order details form in admin was broken, checkout was not ready and had to be revamped, the default date format was messed up, and there were a bunch of little things that were cleaned up. PayPal Standard was tested and passed -- to my relief...


LaSalleMart #14: Real World Intrudes


Monday February 18th, 2013


Your demand for LaSalleMart 2.0 is getting ahead of my user testing debugging and checkout improvements...


LaSalleMart #13: New Year Update


Monday January 7th, 2013


LaSalleMart 2.0 is at a delicious point now. The forking exercise is done. The builds are done. The websites are done...


LaSalleMart #12: Re-Launch, Plus New LaSalleCMS


Tuesday December 11th, 2012


A month ago, I completed my LaSalleMart 2.0 launch. Having done so, I took a deep relaxing breath and looked at my handiwork. It didn't take long to conclude that I had more work to do. Most glaring was the lack of a LaSalleMart website. Wanting to direct everyone to my SouthLaSalleCommerce site, all that I accomplished was to confuse myself. My sites were not intuitive to follow...


LaSalleMart #11: Joomla-LaSalleMart Package A Reality


Friday November 9th, 2012


Cover new LaSalleMart website, available packages, Joomla distro, quick hits, and what development is on-deck...


LaSalleMart #10: Announcing LaSalleMart For Joomla 2.5


Monday October 15th, 2012


LaSalleMart 2.5 is a fork of the nascent Tienda for Joomla 2.5. Continuous deployment and multiple packages are key goals of LaSalleMart. To set the table, I busted up the Tienda zip file into 61 separate installable zip files. There is an extension zip, a library zip, a system plugin for the library, 19 modules, and 39 plugins. Each has its own repository. There are 69 build files to put it all together. The only way to install 'em is via the Joomla installer. A typical install will only use 10 to 15 zip files, so no need to worry about installing 61 separate zips...


LaSalleMart #9: LaSalleMart News


Wednesday September 19th, 2012


More on software development, Moneyball of software, and LaSalleMart's progress.


LaSalleMart #8: LaSalleMart News Video


Sunday August 5th, 2012


Regular monthly update about LaSalleMart and Club, this time via a video.


LaSalleMart #7: LaSalleMart 1.0 Is A Reality


Thursday June 7th, 2012


My vision is nothing more than a pissed-off angry consultant who is told over and over again by extension purveyors to change the code myself. Well, I did. Not only did I change the code myself, but I did it with my distinct user perspective. Having sat down and actually translated my vision into a tangible and concrete cart extension, and succeeded -- well, it blows my mind...


LaSalleMart #6: Continuous Development – You Need To Get A Piece Of This Action


Tuesday March 27th, 2012


... he gets features to his site faster using "Continuous" ideas. This is, ultimately, the message that is getting out to the programming community, and we should be taking note...


LaSalleMart #5: Moneyball And The Soul Of Value


Tuesday February 28th, 2012


Written summary of my Hangout, as technical problems derailed its publication...


LaSalleMart #4: The Moneyball Of Joomla ECommerce


Thursday February 9th, 2012


The Moneyball movie is an interesting backdrop for telling you about how I want to approach LaSalleMart's development....


LaSalleMart #3: Inaugural LaSalleMart Hangout Podcast


Thursday January 19th, 2012


Zach Atkinson (MachineAndMagic.com), Joe Sonne (JoeJoomla.com), and Suzan Marie Chin (CreativeRaven.com) join me today to talk about the philosophy behind LaSalleMart, creating simultaneous builds, the reseller idea, funding, and other topics.


LaSalleMart #2: The Response To "It's Free Open Source Software"


Wednesday January 18th, 2012


Earlier today, we recorded our inaugural LaSalleMart Hangout podcast. Before I publish our first Hangout, background is needed. There's a philosophy behind my Club Commerce and LaSalleMart...


LaSalleMart #1: Welcome To The LaSalleMart Podcasts


Tuesday January 17th, 2012


Welcome to the LaSalleMart News and Hangout Podcasts. Bringing you updates, and private conversations, about LaSalleMart...



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