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 (, Joe Sonne (, and Suzan Marie Chin ( 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...