Umbraco 12.3 & 13 RC, Webhooks everywhere, special UmbraCoffee and Skrift episodes and more

UMB.FYI 2023-11-08


Umbraco HQ

📰 Umbraco 13 Release Candidate

Umbraco 13, the next Long Term Supported version of the CMS, is ready for testing. The release candidate includes upgrades like .NET 8 and C# 12 features, the Minimal Hosting Model, Webhooks for headless initiatives, Nested field limiting, Blocks in the Rich Text Editor, and a new Login Screen. Developers are encouraged to try it out and provide feedback to help ensure a successful final release, which is targeted for December 14, 2023.
📰 Umbraco 12.3 release

Umbraco 12.3 introduces several improvements, including UI support for preview URLs in a headless context, access to protected content through the Content Delivery API using the OpenID Connect flow, and a new setting to improve boot times for large websites by fetching all data from the database at once. The release features community contributions, with 32 out of 50 bug fixes and additions coming from 22 unique contributors.



📰 Skrift Issue #100 🎉

Featuring guest posts by Lotte Pitcher on 100 Issues Later: You’ve Come a Long Way, Umbraco!, Emma Burstow on Celebrating a Century of Skrift: Where Umbracians go to Share, Carole Rennie Logan on OWASP's Top 10 Security Risks, And Why We Should Care and Laura Weatherhead on Umbraco: The Next Chapter
📰 Adding a custom Webhook Type to Umbraco V13

The Umbraco V13 RC1 introduces support for Webhooks, allowing developers to trigger events like Content Publish, Content Unpublish, Content Delete, Media Save, and Media Delete. This functionality allows for extending Umbraco notifications (events) to notify external systems about various CMS actions. Developers can create custom Webhook events and seamlessly integrate them into the Umbraco site/application.
📰 Gotchas when making Umbraco packages run on Linux / Mac

Markus discusses adapting his Umbraco package, Newsletter Studio, for Linux and Mac. He emphasizes the importance of adhering to case sensitivity in Unix-like systems and covers topics like working with paths, Umbraco backoffice extensions, and handling different code based on platforms.
📰 Embracing the Future of Work: The Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Working

Adam explores the concept of hybrid working, highlighting its benefits and challenges. He discusses the importance of flexibility in the workplace, emphasizing a balanced approach that combines remote and in-person work.
📰 Let's Talk: Looking Back at UmbUKFest 2023

Corné reflects on Umbraco UK Fest 2023, discussing various highlights and insights from the event, including notable sessions, speaker takeaways, and the sense of community among Umbraco enthusiasts.
📰 CodeBunTes-ing it up at Umbraco UK Festival 2023

The article recaps the Umbraco UK Festival 2023, celebrating its role in the Umbraco community. It reviews technical talks on Umbraco 14's new back office, high-performance websites with Astro, and custom property converters using the v12 Content Delivery API. The event fostered community spirit and provided insights into Umbraco's future vision.


Watch & Listen

📺 umbraCoffee #300 - 🎂🎂🎂

This is the 300th episode of "umbraCoffee," a live-streamed event from a UK festival in London. The hosts reflect on their seven-year journey, starting as a Polish edition on YouTube and evolving into a platform for the Umbraco community. They discuss the evolution of Umbraco and its new features, such as web hooks, and express gratitude to the community for their support. The hosts also mention their plans for the show's future, including more packed episodes and engaging with the community at live events.
🎧 Celebrating OSS contributions: 100 issues of Skrift

This special episode features Erica, Janae, and Kyle, the team behind Skrift, an online monthly magazine for the Umbraco community. They share the story of starting Skrift eight years ago and their journey to 100 issues. They discuss their motivations, challenges in open-source contributions, technical talks, and offer inspiration for potential contributors.



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📆 Minneapolis November In Person Meetup

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 4:00 PM to Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM CST - Park OffiCenter 5775 Wayzata Blvd #700 · St Louis Park, MN
📚 Security in Umbraco Training Course

Wednesday, November 8th 2023 - Online, North America - €1150
📆 Leeds November Meetup: UKFest Recap

Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM to Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 8:00 PM GMT - Enjoy Digital, 23 The Calls · Leeds
📚 MVC and Visual Studio Training Course

Thursday, November 9th 2023 - Online, North America - €1150
📚 Application Integration Training Course

Friday, November 10th 2023 - Online, North America - €1150
📚 Load Balancing & Azure Training Course

Monday, November 13th 2023 - Online, North America - €1150
📚 Searching and Indexing with Examine Training Course

Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - Online, North America - €1150
📚 Umbraco Cloud Training Course

Wednesday, November 15th 2023 - Online, North America - €1150



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