May 2011 Archives

WebGUI 8 Status Report

A major milestone in WebGUI 8 development was reached this week: A dry-run of the WebGUI 8 upgrade was successfully run against the database. This means the only thing remaining from releasing an alpha 8.0.0 is updating all the custom code on and As always, and will be the first sites running the latest bleeding-edge version of WebGUI (unless one of you wants to beat me to the punch).

This month, I also gave a presentation to Madison.PM about building applications in WebGUI 8, a quick introduction to Assets and an overview of the most important changes to how they work. The slides are available at and the code samples are linked at the end.

On an unrelated topic, I really enjoyed using S5 to build my slides, SHJS to highlight the code inside, and Github Pages to host the whole thing. I plan on doing the same for all my presentations: They look good, readable without a special program, editable without a special program, anyone can fork and update my presentations, and they're served by a nice, fast, free host.

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