Not only celebrating Indonesia's Independence Day on August 17th, i also wants to congratulate Joomla for it's 10th Birthday. It's been a journey with this one of the most popular open source CMS (Content Management System) in the world, beside of Wordpress and Drupal (as far as i know). First time i knew Joomla, it was introduced by a friend in 2007. At first i don't really pay attention to him. But then he bought a book about tutorial using Joomla! then i borrow it to learn. Who knows, my professional life never be the same anymore after i learnt this CMS.
I realize there are many people, especially some close friends, that prefer to use Wordpress instead of Joomla, because it's much simpler. But unfortunately, i've put my time, effort, and heart to Joomla! While many people (that i knew) use Joomla! to build websites with good SEO so they can monetize with Google Adsense and stuffs, i do differently by exploring how Joomla! CMS can actually be use to build many beautiful and good looking websites, while still maintaining it's SEF (Search Engine Friendly) feature.
I just wish that the community can grow stronger, especially in Indonesia. Happy Birthday Joomla!