I went to this Buffalo Billiards bar in Austin, TX with some friends.
Right in the next table there was some folks playing billiard and wearing t-shirts written Joomla! Day 2007. I asked one of them:
- “OK, so which one is better? Joomla! or Drupal ?”
- “You can choose whatever you want, they are both good.” — he said in the same millisecond.
- “So both are good ?”
- “Yes, both are very good.”
Two minutes later he came back and said:
- “I am the wrong person to ask, because I’m Joomla!’s project manager.”
Later I did some research and I found that Austin was hosting the Joomla! Day 2007 in the next day.
For whom doesn’t know, Drupal and Joomla! are both web content managers, a type of software that helps you build general purpose (or also specific) web sites. You should be mad, or have a very good reason, to start a website without the help of this kind of software.
Amongst these content managers, I have only used for my own blog WordPress.org which is simpler, more blog-oriented and very popular.
Between Drupal and Joomla! — more advanced ones — I can only say that Joomla! has a better name, nicer and more colorful logo and a project manager well tunned with the open mind wing of the Open Source movement.