Wrapping Up Another Year

Heads Up!

This article is several years old now, and much has happened in Umbraco land since then, so please keep that in mind while reading it.

We did it - the 2nd annual Christmas Calendar for Umbracians by Umbracians has come to the final installment.

Once again, a lot of ground was covered - from very code-heavy posts aimed at developers, to posts all about the editor experience - and judging by the tweets, comments and traffic, we liked it all and sucked it right in.

We would have loved to have a full post today with cool stuff for everyone, but the circumstances tells us it's not going to happen - we had something but had to let it go due to the increasing pressure that is December - everybody has tons of stuff to do and there's only 24 hours in a day, and personally, it feels like I've used them all a couple of times now :-)

Next year, we'll try something different to see if we can get this baby airborne a little smoother.

So for now, I'll just wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and as soon as I've published this, I'll hit the Generate EPUB button, and put a download link in after this paragraph.

 EPUB Cover 2013

(For the curious: The EPUB is generated by a bash script that downloads an XML export of all the articles, performs multiple XSLT transforms, downloads all the assets, transforms everything into the special formats required by an EPUB, copies everything into place and then finally zips it all up in the EPUB file).

That's it - I really hope to see you all sometime in 2014!

Chriztian Steinmeier

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