Monthly commentary and interviews about websites, technology, and consulting. Produced by Bob Bloom, founder and developer of LaSalle Software.

Produced 57 podcasts from 2010 to 2016.

Currently on hiatus.



The Bob Bloom Show #57: On Hiatus


Thursday May 12th, 2016


I am putting this podcast on hiatus. When the time is right, I will restart my interview podcasts. I will continue to produce my LaSalle Software News podcast at the top of each month.


The Bob Bloom Show #56: What The Laravel Framework Means To Me


Tuesday March 15th, 2016


In this brief podcast, I express that The Laravel Framework means a lot to me. Two years ago I decided to make it my technical specialty


The Bob Bloom Show #55: Endearing Enduring Clients


Thursday February 18th, 2016


This month I talk about bringing on board enduring, and endearing, LaSalle Software clients. Creating a revenue producing web app is difficult. It starts with understanding the value proposition you are offering and call-to-action(s) that need conversion. Enduring clients understand this!


The Bob Bloom Show #54: Family Of Clients


Tuesday December 15th, 2015


In my 54th episode of my Bob Bloom Show, I talk about the type of client that would get the most out of my LaSalle Software.


The Bob Bloom Show #53: I Want You In Web Applications


Tuesday November 10th, 2015


Good to be back behind the mic. The economics of web apps has changed. You should contemplate doing a web app instead of a WordPress-y site.


The Bob Bloom Show #52: Learning From Ash And Rastin, Part 2 Of 2


Wednesday April 25th, 2012


Rastin and Ash catch me off-guard while describing their ideas for start-ups. Part 2 of 2.



Rastin Mehr

The Bob Bloom Show #51: Learning From Ash And Rastin, Part 1 Of 2


Tuesday April 24th, 2012


Things I learned about open source software from Anahitapolis.com's Arash Sanieyan and Rastin Mehr. Part 1 of 2.



Rastin Mehr

The Bob Bloom Show #50: Throwing The Book At Joe LeBlanc, Part 2 Of 2


Thursday March 22nd, 2012


First time guest Joe LeBlanc talks about the new Podcast Suite, the Joomla and Beyond conference, book publishing, and the SquareOneCMS Joomla Distro, Part 2 of 2



Joe LeBlanc

The Bob Bloom Show #49: Throwing The Book At Joe LeBlanc, Part 1 Of 2


Wednesday March 21st, 2012


First time guest Joe LeBlanc talks about the new Podcast Suite, the Joomla and Beyond conference, book publishing, and the SquareOneCMS Joomla Distro, Part 1 of 2



Joe LeBlanc

The Bob Bloom Show #48: Tickets, Framework, And Testing With Nicholas Dionysopoulos


Thursday March 8th, 2012


Nicholas Dionysopoulous returns to talk about his FoF Framework, software testing, his new ticket system, and more.



Nicholas Dionysopoulos

The Bob Bloom Show #47: Alan Langford Tables Paid Extension


Thursday February 23rd, 2012


Why did Alan Langford create his first commercial extension after years of offering free downloads? Is it more trouble than it's worth? How did he price it? In this interview, Alan takes us behind the scenes.



Alan Langford

The Bob Bloom Show #46: Squaring Off With Jeremy Wilken, Part 2 Of 2


Thursday January 19th, 2012


SquareOneCMS is a groundbreaking Distribution of the Joomla open source content management system. Founder Jeremy Wilken takes us on a tour of "S1", in this first of our two part podcast. Today we talk about the what Square One actually intermediates, details of how the Updater is used, the critical role of Continuous Integration, among other things!



Jeremy Wilken

The Bob Bloom Show #45: Squaring Off With Jeremy Wilken, Part One


Thursday January 12th, 2012


SquareOneCMS is a groundbreaking Distribution of the Joomla open source content management system. Founder Jeremy Wilken takes us on a tour of "S1", in this first of our two part podcast. Today we talk about the difference between a "fork" and a "distro", the Update Manager, wielding the power of controlling the code to express a vision, GitHub making it easier to use Joomla as Raw Material, motivation for "S1", and about learning how to traverse the path least taken.



Jeremy Wilken

The Bob Bloom Show #44: The Birth Of LaSalleMart


Thursday January 5th, 2012


The birth of LaSalleMart, a fork of Tienda. A friendly fork by my Club Commerce.


The Bob Bloom Show #43: Hackerprenomics With Rastin And Ash


Thursday December 15th, 2011


Arash Sanieyan and Rastin Mehr, core architects of the Anahita Social Engine, talk about hackerpre-nomics and podcasting their subscriber Google Hangout sessions. (Lots of annotations in this transcript -- as it turned out, a precursor show to my forking Tienda)



Rastin Mehr

The Bob Bloom Show #42: Virtual Guest Alan Langford On Joomla Distro, Content Pattern Plugin, And Transcripts


Thursday December 8th, 2011


Technical glitches cause me to reschedule my show with Alan Langford. I recap our unrecorded conversations, talking about Alan, the SquareOneCMS Joomla Distro, Transcriptions, and Alan's Content Pattern Plugin



Alan Langford

The Bob Bloom Show #41: Power, Hackerpreneur, Tienda, Tech Talk, Nooku


Thursday December 1st, 2011


Tienda is ready -- very ready. Tweet sweetly even in heat -- same with blogging -- for I love that technical talk! The way for users to capture the inherent power of Free Open Source Software is to join hackerpreneur clubs. Yes, I do care about the Nooku Framework! Nooku is now starting to focus on Change Management.


The Bob Bloom Show #40: Why I Am Not Using The Nooku Framework


Thursday November 17th, 2011


Right now, many Nooku Framework versions are used to build Joomla extensions, but only one NFW version is installable on a Joomla site. Since NFW versions are so different, an extension written with one NFW version will not work with other NFW versions. For me, this renders the Nooku Framework unusable.


The Bob Bloom Show #39: Why I Came Home To Joomla and Tienda


Thursday October 6th, 2011


Today I talk to you about why I came home to Joomla ecommerce in general, and to Tienda in particular. The call to Magento was particularly strong.


The Bob Bloom Show #37: Socializing With Anahita, Part 1 Of 2


Thursday September 15th, 2011


Arash Sanieyan and Rastin Mehr, Core Architects of The Anahita™ Open source Social Networking Software, join me to delve into Anahita. This is part one of our two part discussion.



Rastin Mehr

The Bob Bloom Show #38: Socializing With Anahita, Part 2 Of 2


Thursday September 15th, 2011


Arash Sanieyan and Rastin Mehr, Core Architects of The Anahita™ Open source Social Networking Software, join me to delve into Anahita. This is part two of our two part discussion.



Rastin Mehr

The Bob Bloom Show #36: Clubbing At Club Commerce


Monday September 12th, 2011


Of all the nearly 60 podcasts I've produced since February 2010, this podcast is the most difficult I've put together. With a mountain of notes and over 50 takes, I know I have too much on my mind about my new Club Commerce. Why am I forming a Club of Clients, how am I going to run it, what are my objectives for you and me? I've been doing Virtuemart consulting for five odd years. Three-quarters of my clients were fellow consultants; and, one-quarter were site owners bootstrapping their own sites. With such unusual difficulty putting this podcast together, I've concluded that the best way for me to approach this podcast is to just speak from the heart, as a consultant. My marketing may not be the greatest, my copywriting not the slickest, but so what? I'm going to help you make a ton of money with Tienda. Who needs slick? Let me just lay it out for you.


The Bob Bloom Show #35: Torkil Johnsen: Nooku Framework Development Set-up


Friday June 3rd, 2011


Torkil Johnsen is an active contributor to the Nooku Framework project. We talk about setting up a development environment using eclipse and symlinking. This is my first of an ongoing series of podcasts digging into the Nooku Framework.



Torkil Johnsen

The Bob Bloom Show #33: Getting To Know Chill Creations’ David De Boer


Thursday May 26th, 2011


David de Boer, founder of ChillCreations.com, joins me today for my first "The Bob Bloom Show" interview of 2011. We talk about why David dropped out of school for Joomla; the impact of upcoming Joomla versions, Nooku and Molajo; free vs commercial extension offerings; and, more.



David de Boer

The Bob Bloom Show #34: David De Boer: Choices and Decisions – Joomla Development


Thursday May 26th, 2011


Tough decisions face Joomla extension purveyors. David de Boer, founder of Chill Creations, talks candidly about the the choices and decisions facing Joomla extension developers.



David de Boer

The Bob Bloom Show #32: I’m Specializing In Tienda-Nooku


Thursday April 28th, 2011


I am greedy. I want it all! I want power! Feature upside, templating, Joomla integration, customization. That's why I am specializing in Tienda-Nooku


The Bob Bloom Show #30: ‘Splaining About Going For-Profit


Thursday March 10th, 2011


The hardest podcast I've ever put together, I talk about taking my podcasting for-profit.


The Bob Bloom Show #31: I Have Some ‘Splaining To Do: Three Ascendent Joomla Technologies


Thursday February 17th, 2011


On my BlogTalkRadio podcasts last year, I talked about what I called "The Three Joomla Ascendent Technologies". Today, I want to follow up with these technologies.


The Bob Bloom Show #29: Joomla Jabber With Joe “Joomla” Sonne


Thursday November 18th, 2010


Joe "Joomla" Sonne joins me today to talk about Joomla training, and the increasing need to go mobile.



Joe Sonne

The Bob Bloom Show #28: Healthy Dose Of Vertical Marketing With Faisal Qureshi


Thursday November 11th, 2010


Faisal Qureshi and I talk about vertical markets and the need for consultants to specialize in a vertical markets.



Faisal Qureshi

The Bob Bloom Show #27: Fork Or Distro: The Joomla Tines Are A-Changin’


Thursday October 28th, 2010


Fork. Distro. Don't get caught up in semantics. The Joomla "tines" are a-changin'. This is a shining moment for Joomla consultants.


The Bob Bloom Show #26: Magento And Joomla, Part Two, With Ray Bogman


Thursday October 21st, 2010


Ray Bogman joins me to talk about Magento, Joomla, and the Magebridge extension. Part two of two.



Ray Bogman

The Bob Bloom Show #25: Magento And Joomla, Part One, With Ray Bogman


Thursday October 14th, 2010


Ray Bogman joins me to talk about Magento, Joomla, and the Magebridge extension. Part one of two.



Ray Bogman

The Bob Bloom Show #24: The Grateful JED: Does It Rock Or Roll? The Rejoinder


Wednesday October 13th, 2010


Matt Lipscomb and Paul Orwig, co-managers of the Joomla Extension Directory, joins Nicholas Dionysopoulos and myself to follow-up our JED discussion.



Matt Lipscomb

The Bob Bloom Show #23: The Grateful JED: Does It Rock Or Roll?


Thursday October 7th, 2010


Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos talks about his post on the Joomla community site, where he posted a terrific comment about the Joomla Extension Directory.



Nicholas Dionysopoulos

The Bob Bloom Show #22: The Nooku Framework: Why Is It Compelling?


Thursday September 23rd, 2010


Talking to David Deutsch and Stian Didriksen about the Nooku Framework.



David Deutsch

The Bob Bloom Show #21: Emergence Of Nooku Framework Based Joomla ECommerce


Thursday September 16th, 2010


Nooku Framework based Joomla ecommerce is coming. It will be the Joomla ecommerce platform of choice for Joomla consultants.


The Bob Bloom Show #20: Template Frameworks: Favoured Friend Of Joomla Ecommerce Sites?


Thursday August 12th, 2010


Chris Rault and Diane Henning talk about Joomla template frameworks.



Chris Rault

The Bob Bloom Show #19: Joomla Security And Infrastructure Essentials With Alan Langford


Thursday August 5th, 2010


Rounding the security bases with Alan Langford.



Alan Langford

The Bob Bloom Show #18: Following Alice’s Adventures In The Joomla Wonderland


Thursday July 22nd, 2010


Catching up with Alice Grevet.



Alice Grevet

The Bob Bloom Show #17: Round Table Takes Change To Task


Thursday July 8th, 2010


Discussing Tienda's status, and some Tienda reviews in the Joomla Extension Directory.


The Bob Bloom Show #15: Nooku Ninja With Stian Didriksen


Thursday June 10th, 2010


Talking with the Ninjaboard developer, who is also developing the Morph template framework and contributing to the Nooku Framework, among other things.



Stian Didriksen

The Bob Bloom Show #14: Bed, Migration, And Beyond


Thursday May 27th, 2010


Talking about putting Virtuemart to bed, migrating away from it, and thinking beyond that.


The Bob Bloom Show #13: Your Template For Success With Andy Miller


Thursday May 20th, 2010


Talking with the Founder of RocketTheme.com.



Andy Miller

The Bob Bloom Show #12: GIT On With Source Code Repositories With Andy Singleton


Thursday May 13th, 2010


Talking about Git and Assembla.com.



Andy Singleton

The Bob Bloom Show #11: Guest Round Table: Are We Entering The Golden Age Of Joomla ECommerce?


Thursday May 6th, 2010


My Round Table of Guests wonder if we are really entering the Golden Age of Joomla ecommerce.


The Bob Bloom Show #10: A Helping Of Zendesk With Adria Richards


Friday April 30th, 2010


Overview of ZenDesk.com



Adria Richards

The Bob Bloom Show #9: The Anahita Social Engine With Rastin Mehr And Ash Sanieyan


Thursday April 22nd, 2010


Discussing the new Anahita Social Engine.



Rastin Mehr

The Bob Bloom Show #8: Framing Extensions With Nooku, With Johan Jansenns


Thursday April 15th, 2010


Discussing the new Nooku Framework.



Johan Jansenns

The Bob Bloom Show #7: De-Mystifying Joomla-the-Project With Ian MacLennan


Thursday April 8th, 2010


Ian MacLennan, co-founder of Joomla Users Group, Toronto; and, member of the Joomla Leadership Team, explains how Joomla is structured as a project; and, as an organization.



Ian MacLennan

The Bob Bloom Show #6: Social ECommerce Joomla Sites With Alice Grevet


Thursday April 1st, 2010


Discussing selling products from your Joomla social site.



Alice Grevet

The Bob Bloom Show #5: Interview With Viktoria Osipenko


Thursday March 25th, 2010


Discussion about Tienda.



Viktoria Osipenko

The Bob Bloom Show #4: Coming In For A Landing Page With Derek Heck


Thursday March 11th, 2010


Landing page discussion with Derek Heck.



Derek Heck

The Bob Bloom Show #3: Reviewing Tienda Alpha With Joe ‘Joomla’ Sonne


Thursday March 4th, 2010


Joe "Joomla" Sonne talks about co-founding the Joomla Users Group Toronto and the Southwestern Ontario Joomla Group; and, about Tienda's Alpha version.



Joe Sonne

The Bob Bloom Show #2: Joomla Jabber And Talking Tienda With Alan Langford


Thursday February 25th, 2010


Alan Langford, Joomla Bug Squad member, Joomla Security Team member, JUGT leader, and Joomla extension developer, talks about Joomla and Tienda.



Alan Langford

The Bob Bloom Show #1: Tienda Talk With Rafael Diaz-Tushman


Thursday February 18th, 2010


Interview about Tienda, new Joomla ecommerce software. for Joomla.



Rafael Diaz-Tushman

The Bob Bloom Show #16: Tienda, Nooku FW, Anahita Face My Round Table


Friday June 17th, 2005


Today is our season finale show, with my Round Table talking to the authors of the Tienda ecommerce extension, the Anahita Social Engine, and the Nooku Framework. Lots of people are here today.


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