Please join us for our next Orchard Harvest Conference 2015.
October 05 - 06, 2015 (Monday - Tuesday)
The event will be held in Alicante, Spain at the Melia Hotel.
2 Days of Community, Networking, Speakers, and Social Activities
We are very excited about this event and look forward to welcoming members of the Orchard Project open source community.
For more information about the event, please visit the Orchard Harvest Conference 2015 website.
Speaker: Sébastien Ros
This session was about the future of Orchard. We discussed about the next major version.
The most wanted enhancements are on Data Access, Theming, Caching, Content management and Environment.
The ASP.NET vNext has amazing new features (Roslyn, Performance, Portability).
Speaker: N. Taylor Mullen
Taylor is a developer in the ASP.NET team and is currently working on ASP.NET vNext.
He made some very interesting demos with a new ASP.NET vNext application explaining how to add dependencies, retrieve configuration, specify routing, add controller and view component.
Speaker: Bing Huan Chio – 343 Industries
Bing is in charge of the Halo Waypoint blog (https://blogs.halowaypoint.com) and explained how they use Orchard as a Backend to edit the blog posts and expose theme through a REST API.
Many other people from the Halo team attended this session.
The results of the Orchard Harvest challenge were announced:
- MiniProfiler by Daniel Dabrowski
- Inline Editing by Matías Molleja
- Dynamic Forms by Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd.
They also presented their SAAS solution to host Orchard instances easily : https://dotnest.com/.
The attendees worked in small teams on various subjects:
- Orchard for Beginners
- Documentation improvements
- Need help?
- Create a module
- Charts module
On the second day of the Orchard Harvest, we had the chance to attend great sessions with awesome speakers.
Speaker : Damian Edwards
The Program Manager at Microsoft on the http://ASP.NET team presented the future of SPA applications.
The https://github.com/aspnet/MusicStore developed with ASP.NET vNext uses AngularJS, Jquery, Bootstrap, LESS, TypeScript, Grunt, Bower, …
Speaker : Sébastien Ros
Sébastien demoed how to build a theme TheBootstrapMachine similar to the one used by weblogs.asp.net.
It just took him 45 minutes (Slides included ).
Speaker : Sipke Schoorstra
Sipke (Ideliverable) made a demo on an approval content workflow.
Many steps (mail, timer, jobs, …) composed this huge workflow.
Speakers : Travis Maddox, Adam Anderson - AMC Theatres
This web sites has 30 millions page views / month.
Speakers : Eilon Lipton (Principal Development Manager), Scott Hunter (Principal Group Program Manager)
Scott talked about the vision of http://www.asp.net/vnext and the future of .NET.
Eilon made some impressive demos with Visual Studio 14 and the new asp.net vNext web application.
Speaker : Sébastien Ros
The next version should integrate new modules and enhancements like :
Audit trail, Deployment, Rest API, OData, Localization, Dynamic layout, …
Speakers : Bertrand Leroy, Piotr Szmyd, Sipke Schoorstra and Sébastien Ros.
The members of the steering committee answered questions about the future of the project.
This year, the 3rd conference Orchard Harvest has been organized in Redmond on the Microsoft campus on June 9th-11th.
Speakers : Ylan Kunstler - Bertrand Leroy
Bertrand gave us a little idea of the state of the project.
Orchard has released 20 versions in the last 5 years.
666k downloads on Codeplex, 6.1 modules downloads on the gallery.
92k messages on the Codeplex forum, 3000 questions on Stack Overflow
Speakers : Sebastien Ros
The cost to host all of these blogs is just 350$/month.
See Jon Galloway’s article for more details.
Speakers : Jorge Agraz, Eric Perez – OneStop
They are one of the early adopter of Orchard.
40+ of their websites are using Orchard and they develop module to build their own ecommerce solution.
A public repository is available to retrieve some of the modules they share with the community.
Speaker : Piotr Szmyd (CTO)
Piotr listed 3 modules that Proligence share as Open Source projects.
A testing framework for Orchard, a WCF library, and a PowerShell integration of Orchard.
Speaker : Samuel Goldenbaum
Samuel showed some web sites built with Orchard using web api and Backbonejs:
An Ipad app has also been created using Orchard as backend.
Speakers : Ross Gardler, Roopali Kaujalgi - Microsoft Open Technologies
The Azure Media Services module enables you to connect to WAMS, upload your assets, encode and play the videos.
It has been integrated in the core modules.
Speaker : Steve Taylor
He made a demo with Polymer.js (http://www.polymer-project.org/) to consume the youtube api and display and search videos.
The conference Orchard Harvest 2014 will be held in Redmond at the Microsoft Campus during 3 days from Monday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
The sessions have been announced and will include many interesting topics like ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Angular JS.
Great speakers from the Orchard team(Sebastien Ros, Bertrand Leroy, Sipke Schoorstra, Lombiq), Microsoft (Eilon Lipton, Damian Edwards, Scott Hunter) and other contributors will share their passion about the project and how they use it with some case studies.
Please join us for the first pan-European Orchard Harvest Conference 2013.
June 13 - 14th, 2013 (Thursday - Friday)
The event will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands at the wonderful Tobacco Theater.
We are very excited about this event and look forward to welcoming members of the Orchard Project open source community from across Europe as well as from around the globe.
For more information about the event, please visit the Orchard Harvest European Conference 2013 website.
You can register for the event directly from this website.
I had the chance to participate to the first Orchard conference organized 3 weeks ago, on September 8-9, in Santa Monica - California :
Here are some articles I wrote about the sessions I attended during the 2 days (I linked them with Microsoft translator because the original ones are in French) :
There were many speakers from the Orchard community who are also major contributors to the Orchard project.
The Argotic Syndication Framework is a Microsoft .NET class library framework that enables developers to easily consume and generate web content syndication services from within their own applications
Overview of framework features:
- Easily consume and/or generate syndicated content from within .NET client and web applications.
- Supports consumption and inclusion of 17 of the most common specifications used to extend syndicated content.
- Implements an extensible syndication extension model that allows users to easily develop their own pluggable syndication extensions.
- Supports asynchronous consumption of syndicated content resources.
- Automatic detection of syndication extensions utilized by syndication resources.
- Supports consumption of secure/authentication restricted syndication resources.
- Provides a format agnostic means of consuming syndication feeds.
- Supports HTTP 1.0/1.1 conditional GET retrieval of syndication resources to reduce bandwidth usage.
- Implements a provider model that provides a uniform interface between syndication services and data sources, allowing users to choose almost any storage media.
- Designed to be called by partially trusted code.
The framework provides full implementations of the following syndication formats:
- Atom Syndication Format 1.0
- Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML) 2.0
- Really Simple Discovery (RSD) 1.0
- Really Simple Syndication (RSS) 2.0
The framework is capable of consuming the following legacy syndication formats:
- Atom Syndication Format 0.3
- Outline Processing Markup Language (OPML) 1.0
- Really Simple Discoverability (RSD) 0.6
- RDF Site Summary (RSS) 1.0
- RDF Site Summary (RSS) 0.90
- Really Simple Syndication (RSS) 0.92
- Really Simple Syndication (RSS) 0.91
The framework provides full implementations of the following commonly used syndication extensions:
- Apple iTunes
- Basic Geocoding Vocabulary
- Creative Commons Licensing
- Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
- Feed History
- Feed Ranking
- Microsoft Simple List Extensions (SLE)
- Microsoft Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE)
- Pheed Photography
- RDF Site Summary Content
- RDF Site Summary Slash
- Well-Formed Web Comment API
- Yahoo Media