Reflections from day 3 - Umbraco Codegarden 11 in Copenhagen

umbraco-flag-boat Day 3, the final day of Codegarden 2011, the annual Umbraco festival, is over and the Umbraco community is once again scattered all over the world. An interesting point that was maid during the round up was that only 250+ of the 200 000 active Umbraco users attended the conference. However, the fortunate part of the community, which were able to attend, is an awesome crowd with lots of really talented people. Thank you all for making it such a great experience.

Highlights from Codegarden 11:

Umbraco is the single most active project on Codeplex

…Umbraco is teaming up with Mark Boulton Design to give users a better and more beautiful experience…

Umbraco v5 CTP is available for download on Codeplex, the beta is scheduled for release later this summer and the final version will be coming at the end of 2011…

…v5 is a complete rewrite built on ASP.NET MVC with a solid foundation, rearchitected from the ground up using best practices, patterns, and frameworks like unit testing, IoC, DI, nHibernate, Autofac, etc…

…you can read all about and influence the development of v5 at http://jupiter.umbraco.org

Deli is the new Umbraco package marketplace on http://our.umbraco.org where you can buy and, or sell packages…

…there are basically two approaches for implementing multilingual sites in Umbraco, either you duplicate the node structure per language, or use logic in your templates to get the language specific content from another sub document or property.

www.asp.net has run on Umbraco for more than a year now. Microsoft is planning to move MSDN and Technet to Umbraco as well, which means that Microsoft is really pushing Umbraco and because of this, Umbraco’s growth has escalated, even in the US.

Courier 2 is the way to do continuous integration and deployment with Umbraco. There are no providers for TFS yet though…

ClientDependency framework is a powerful tool for managing JavaScript and CSS dependencies in ASP.NET applications and has been an integral part of Umbraco since v4.

Finally, i give the conference 5 of 5 because its so much more than just a conference, actually more of a festival including great people, activities, sessions, service, and food. Very much recommended if you’re into Umbraco in any way.

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