Contents tagged with Orchard
How to start with Orchard development?
This is maybe the first question everybody starting with Orchard development asks. I.e. what should I do to have a Visual Studio solution that I can run and play with and use to start writing an Orchard module or theme? Here are the first steps.
Ways of source controlling an Orchard solution
When working in a team you naturally need source control but it's strongly advised even if you develop individually. So how to do this when working with Orchard? There are a few good options.
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.
Orchard Training Demo module updates
We just made some notable updates to our Orchard Training Demo module:
- File management demo with IStorageProvider
- Background tasks
- Unit tests
- And an awesome "map", and index file about the contents of the whole module where we abused C# to give you a conveniently traversable table of contents. This contains keywords (like "permission", "repository") and a pointer to where to look for an example in the module about them.
Check them out! And we'd be happy to hear your feedback!
Orchard development tutorial module released! - Orchard Training Demo
Yesterday we released our new module: the Orchard Training Demo module. This module serves as a tutorial: it guides you through learning Orchard development by showing many examples with plenty of explanation (and covers almost everything we listed under the topics of module development). If you're starting with Orchard now, check it out!
Tested Orchard on Azure Virtual Machines - and it rocks!
I recently played a bit with the new Azure Virtual Machines and Orchard 1.6. With Benedek we migrated Orchard HUN to an Azure VM (extra small instance) using SQL Azure to try it out and... ...and it's blazingly fast. Seriously. Orchard flies, even with every caching disabled. So very impressing!
Orchard PHP scripting demo on the Budapest PHP Meetup
Yesterday's PHP Meetup in Budapest also featured Orchard. This is not a mistake: I demoed the PHP scripting engine we recently developed.
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.
Orchard Training materials and corresponding module releases (introducing the External Pages module)
As you may noticed we have a new menu item: Training. There we collect all the topics and supporting materials not just for our Orchard course but also generally for Orchard trainings. So if you'd like to hold an Orchard training for your colleagues or fellow tech enthusiasts in you local community don't hesitate to use our materials. Just drop us an e-mail first as per the licence, we'd really like to know who teaches Orchard around the world.