Joomla / MySQL
This has been an area of new discovery for Peter, as he has begun to explore the world of open-source tools, specifically in the area of web development. He says, “It’s always fun to learn new stuff, and for someone who is used to working as part of a larger team where you have very little control over the end product, it’s satisfying to be able to manage a project from beginning to end. I am strongly motivated by the opportunity to do affordable work for small businesses, community groups and charities who probably could not afford an Oracle-based system”. For a sample of his first efforts with Joomla and MySQL, see the City Church Small Groups site which he built in April-June 2008.