We had Aaron Powell giving a presentation on the Umbraco History, some of his opinions on Umbraco and a demo on Chauffeur for deploying changes across environments.
- Aaron's blog post on Chauffeur - http://www.aaron-powell.com/posts/2014-06-09-introducing-chauffeur.html
- Code on GitHub - https://github.com/aaronpowell/Chauffeur
- Our Umbraco Package location - https://our.umbraco.org/projects/collaboration/chauffeur
Then Peter Gregory got on stage with his demo of using Umbraco Data Types within the Umbraco Custom Sections (on Umbraco 7.2.x).
Peter went on to show how Angular code was wired up to use user defined Umbraco data types in the back-office without creating them from scratch. In the live demo Peter showed how the Rich Text Editor and the Grid Control could be used in a custom section. Peter has promised a blog post on this in the near future.
For now keep watching his blog - http://www.littlewebempire.com/blog/
During the meetup and our Pizza break there were more discussions around the following topics:
- Joining the Umbraco Development Mailing List
- How Umbraco uses PetaPoco as an ORM rather than Entity Framework
- Using DbUp for simple database migrations
- Example from 24 Days In Umbraco (Christmas Calendar)
- Octopus - Automated deployment for .NET and how it could be plugged in (Which has a free community edition)
- USync for Source Control and Remote Development
- Package Info - https://our.umbraco.org/projects/developer-tools/usync
- Code on Github - https://github.com/KevinJump/jumps.umbraco.usync
Thanks to Robert Foster for organising this event and for the guys at Roadhouse Digital for providing the venue.
Hopefully we'll see more Melbourne Umbracians in the coming meetups...
If words are not enough to impress you - see this from http://www.reactiongifs.com (Thanks Aaron!)