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Git-hg Mirror is now open source!Release, Open source, Git-hg Mirror
The code behind our two-way Git-Mercurial sync service Git-hg Mirror is now open source! We're quite an open source company with dozens of projects on GitHub but up until now the code of Git-hg Mirror was private. Why? Simply because we didn't think it's worth open sourcing (being a very specific solution) and it was just easier not to do it. But suddenly several people nudged us in the last weeks so it's now all open source! Check out the Git-Hg Mirror Daemon and Git-Hg Mirror Common repos on GitHub!
If you're an Orchard developer, do we have a Visual Studio extension for you!Release, Orchard, Visual Studio, Lombiq Orchard Visual Studio Extension
A long time ago you had to write Orchard code by hand, like cavemen. Then the era of code-writing code came when Orchardizer was released. Now we add our own take on an Orchard developer's Visual Studio extension, introducing Lombiq Orchard Visual Studio Extension with an enterprise-level long name!
Big improvements arrived to the Liquid Markup moduleRelease, Orchard module, Liquid Markup
Our Liquid Markup Orchard module now got a lot smarter! The module enables you to create templates (from the admin or from code) in which you can use the Liquid Markup language. This is a bit more restrictive than e.g. Razor what you may usually work with when developing Orchard. However still it's quite powerful and now we have the following new features:
Lombiq Fields Orchard module released with some useful content fieldsRelease, Orchard, Open source, Content fields
Fields in Orchard are simply to use ways of building your own content: you can enrich content items to store a variety of data in the available fields. With our Lombiq Fields module we now add two new ones: Media Library Upload Field and the Money Field.
Collecting Orchard usage telemetry with Azure Application Insights - module releasedRelease, Orchard module, Azure, Telemetry
You can't base decisions on assumptions. What you can't measure you can't manage. Familiar? Of course, and what you want to do with your software is specifically what's hinted: measure how people use it. Azure Application Insights is a tool for this, being an application telemetry service. Now we created an Orchard module for it for easy integration!
Use Orchard in any application: introducing Orchard Application Host! Get your imagination going!Release, Orchard, Orchard App Host
Orchard is not just a CMS but also a great framework too; and it would be awesome to use the capabilities of the Orchard framework not just in Orchard web apps, but... Any application? This is exactly what the Orchard Application Host enables!
Two Orchard module releases: Orchard Liquid Markup and Associativy Taxonomies AdapterRelease, Orchard module, Associativy, Liquid Markup
We haven't told you here yet but recently we released two new Orchard modules!
Orchard Liquid Markup is a module that extends the built-in Orchard.Templates module and allows you to write shape templates right from the admin by using the Liquid Markup language. The module is also included on DotNest sites!
Associativy Taxonomies Adapter is the other new module: extending the Associtiaty knowledge graph engine it provides an automatic way of building cool graphs by using existing taxonomies (coming from the built-in Orchard.Taxonomies module).
Which one got you interested?
Our User Notifications Orchard module released!Release, Orchard module
Ever wanted to send some persistent notifications to the users of your Orchard site? This is now very easy with our new User Notifications module that we developed for RealtyShares: with User Notifications you can send notifications to individual users or groups of users, regardless the number of recipients. Tracy Gonzales, the Lead Engineer of RealtyShares said this about our work:
This module has been in production on www.realtyshares.com for several months, and it runs without a hitch. Not only is it easy to use, but it's also very efficient. RealtyShares is able to send batches of notifications on the order of tens of thousands without straining the web server or interrupting the user experience. Scaling isn't a concern either, as the module was designed to handle much higher volume.
The notification content is also token aware, so it's possible to send personalized messages addressing the user by name. This feature is very handy.
If you're looking for easy ways to engage users on your site, this simple yet powerful module is an indispensable tool.
Check out User Notifications so your users always can know what's up!
Making simple Orchard development tasks simple with AbstractionsRelease, Orchard, Open source
Orchard, the beloved content management framework we built Lombiq on admittedly has a steep learning curve. Well, with great investment into learning Orchard comes great power or something, but still, how can we make some simple, everyday development tasks in Orchard easier? Can we also give beginner developers a tool to quickly flush out some simpler modules with only understanding the basics, leaving some more time to learn the whole system?
We've broken the Internet with downloadable content itemsRelease, Orchard module, Orchard, Open source
Our new Download as... Orchard module brings the ability to download content items as files: currently HTML or PDF. This means you can give automatic download links for your contents on your Orchard sites (something that's our profession to develop). The module even cares about flattening hierarchies of content that are defined with container-contained connections. We already use the module so you can download the vast knowledge collection of Orchard Dojo Library.
You can see a demo of the module on the Orchard podcast.
New Lombiq Antispam Orchard module, already in the Orchard coreRelease, Orchard, Open source
New Orchard modules: Watcher and Route PermissionsRelease, Orchard module, Orchard, Open source
At Lombiq we believe in open source and empower it how we can: for example we routinely release open source Orchard modules that are freely usable by anyone on their Orchard-driver websites. Recently we created two modules: Watcher and Route Permissions.
Our new Orchard module, Associativy Internal Link Graph Builder releasedRelease, Orchard, Open source
We recently released a new module of ours, Associativy Internal Link Graph Builder. This module lets you automatically build Associativy graphs by parsing internal links between content items. Associativy graphs are networks of connected content items that can be visualized, explored and searched in many ways, creating a unique form of content display. The Orchard Dojo Graph runs on Associativy too and uses our new module.
Lombiq's first open source projectsRelease, Orchard module, Orchard theme, Orchard, Open source
Lombiq maintains and/or provides commercial support for multiple open source projects, Orchard modules and themes, as you can see under our GitHub profile. There are two projects that we actually published along with the founding of Lombiq: Pretty Good Bootstrap Base Theme and Orchard Read-only.