Contributed by Super Administrator   
Nov 12, 2007 at 07:13 PM

Martin Brampton has written a next generation CMS called Aliro. It is highly OO and requires PHP version 5. The core of Aliro is a robust application framework. User oriented applications have been adapted from earlier CMS projects, but there is ample scope for new developments. Aliro is designed to aid efficient extension development, and will make further moves to support developers over time. There is much still to be done in the Aliro project, so if you are interested, please visit the Aliro site or the Aliro Forum. Please note that the Aliro forum is manually controlled, so requests for membership may take a little while to be approved. This is to avoid unwanted spam.

Last Updated ( Apr 02, 2008 at 08:33 PM )
Mambo book review
Contributed by Super Administrator   
Mar 05, 2007 at 01:12 PM

There is a new edition of Learning Mambo by Douglas Paterson, aimed at Mambo version 4.6. Martin Brampton has reviewed the new book, and you can find the full review on the Mambo Guru web site. If you've any interest in Mambo, the book is worth a look, but first read the review for a much more detailed appraisal.

Last Updated ( May 20, 2009 at 07:11 PM )
Contributed by Super Administrator   
Jun 28, 2006 at 05:39 AM

Black Sheep Research provides a range of services:

  • Technical: web related software development with PHP and MySQL or other database. As leader of the Mambo development team for around a year, Martin Brampton wrote the bulk of the changes to the Mambo content management system for its 4.6 release. Following his work on the development of Mambo, Martin created a new CMS called Aliro and wrote a book, published by Packt, "PHP5 CMS Framework Development", which can be purchased from bookshops or from Amazon. He is also the developer of popular components for Mambo or Joomla! including Glossary (does what the name implies) and Remository (a sophisticated file repository application) which can be found on the Remository web site. Martin specialises in the creation and customization of Mambo/Joomla! applications or customization of those systems. In all of these activities, advanced object oriented principles are applied to the creation of top quality software.
  • Speaking: Martin Brampton is a well known speaker at conferences and other events. He is available for keynote presentations, IT industry analysis or technical reviews
  • Writing: Martin Brampton writes a regular column for and is also available for other commissions
  • Although Martin's work is primarily aimed at technical solutions, Black Sheep Research is also able to provide a full range of web development solutions. Our US partners include

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Last Updated ( Mar 06, 2011 at 02:57 PM )
Contributed by Super Administrator   
Jun 01, 2006 at 05:31 AM

Remository now has its very own home! Remository is such a good component for Joomla or Mambo - a neat file repository with a good range of functions and an attractive user interface. And now Remository 3.40 is in public beta at the Remository web site! The database tables have been redesigned to improve the flexibility of the code and to make way for new features. WANTED! Beta testers for Remository 3.40 - please download from the Remository site and feed back your experiences. But don't be surprised if there are some bugs at this stage.

The documentation wiki had to be withdrawn because of the actions of link spammers, but I am hoping to provide some alternative soon.

Remository is developed by Black Sheep Research, and support services or customisation are available - contact us to discuss your requirements.

Last Updated ( Apr 28, 2008 at 08:47 PM )