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Orchard Hungary back online!
We had some various issues but all are gone now: the Orchard Hungary website is back online! Did you miss us? :-)
You'll see our new contents soon!
Orchard Hungary is now driven by Lombiq Technologies Ltd.
We're very excited to announce that we decided to bring our Orchard-related activities to a new level and we founded our company: Lombiq Technologies Ltd. Lombiq will focus on Orchard development, consulting and training in the beginning. To aid learning Orchard we also opened Orchard Dojo.
Orchard University course in the 2013. spring semester ended today
As you may have heard, the Orchard Hungary Team hosted a university course at the Óbuda University's John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics this semester. The course started in the middle of February and ended today with the "final" 9 participants (forming 5 teams) presenting their projects. Let's see them in the order of presentation:
Our first training assignment in Manchester
The Orchard Hungary Team completed its first training-related assignment at the end of January. We were contacted by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, which is a governmental organisation in the United Kingdom, that they would like to migrate both their intranet and internet applications to Orchard - a process they already started to execute. They have an experienced team of software developers at the Manchester HQ for whom they sought training solutions in Orchard: that's where we came into picture.
Orchard university subject starting in February
We're happy to announce something that some of you (those who attend/watch the weekly community meetings) may already know:
as tutors, we'll begin the first official university subject built around Orchard at the Óbuda University in February. The participants will start by exploring ASP.NET MVC and then dive deep into Orchard module and theme development. Since we're still university students, this is something of a great magnitude for us, not to mention that all the 20 places for our course were filled in 2 days: here's the evidence!
Update: the subject's capacity was increased to 24 places but again it's full.
Yesterday we finally upgraded our sites to 1.6 (it's been sitting in the repository for a while), though we had to face some difficulties with the Web Deploy process.
A tale of experince with spam bots and Custom Forms (and Rules)
We have been experiencing some weird behaviour from our email notification rule, which sends an email to our Orchard Hungary mailing list with the message details when a contact form is submitted on our pages. In detail, the weird behaviour was that we received a notification almost every day and the emails were empty (aside from the nicely configured and tokenized message skeleton). The emails we receive also contain a link to the submitted contact form content item, which displayed a 404 page, however, the content item ids were incrementing.
I have to confess: we ignored it for a while. :)
Orchard Training at Óbuda University
Two weeks ago, we've started to teach Orchard to a small group of Hungarian students and developers at our university: the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics of Óbuda University. During this course we are covering the features and usage of the Orchard Admin interface, will discover theme development and learn how to deploy Orchard to hosting services, like AWS.
All the lessons are recorded and uploaded to YouTube to a playlist (the first three lessons are already available)!
Of course, if you don't speak Hungarian it won't make much sense, but still, it may worth to take a look into our lessons! Our notes and used resources will be available for everyone soon (they are written in English) for other enthusiasts to be able to start teaching and help more people know about Orchard and learn how to use it!
Orchard PHP scripting now supporting shapes
As you've probably read, we've created a generic scripting environment for Orchard, currently supporting PHP scripting (C# and VB coming soon) usable as an action with the Orchard Rules engine or in views with the PHP view engine. PHP scripting employs Phalanger to run PHP inside .NET. Since Phalanger currently lacks support for .NET dynamic objects it was not possible till now to modify Clay objects, that in Orchard are used mainly for shapes. This meant that e.g. you couldn't write proper shape overrides in PHP for display shapes that generally have a dynamic Model injected.
Orchard Scripting Extensions gets script content types for versioned scripts
Our Orchard Scripting Extensions module what provides re-usable scripting services (and is implemented e.g. for PHP scripting) and what we reported on earlier just got a new feature: scripts are now content items.