I work for a college and write web apps from scratch. I've inherited a huge pile of .asp apps on an IIS Website which all need to be moved/maintained/forgotten along with new projects all the time. We needed a kick a$$ framework so we aren't constantly reinventing the wheel with every new project. I've tried out many CMS/CMF systems and have settled on Joomla! because A) Huge 3pd JED B) many Authentication options including AD/LDAP C) Framework for custom apps.
The "out of box" experience pretty much sold me when I was able to d/l a few extensions and enable access to thousands of users from our existing Active Directory accounts. We already have five separate account databases on various un-synchronized systems and the number one support call is for password reset. This really was key so hats off to Sam Moffatt for all his work on the LDAP stuff. Looking forward to additional granularity in group ACLs I've read about in 1.6. Really would like to use AD groups somehow but haven't found that implemented yet.
In the future after I get a good feel for Joomla! framework and general mechanics I hope to be able to give back in some way.
Thanks to all who contribute and make it look easy! I know it isn't all easy.
M3t00 18:09, 10 June 2009 (UTC)