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This Week in devot:ee #46 - December 7, 2012

December 7, 2012
by Ryan Masuga

This week, we present our December 2012 Editor’s Pick: Stash, by Mark Croxton. Also, the 2012 AcademEE Award voting is now open.

December 2012 Editor's Pick: Stash

This month we chose Stash by Mark Croxton (@croxton) as our Editor's Pick. This add-on has changed how we approach our EE templates. Books probably can and should be writen about this incredible add-on and the various ways in which it can help you cut down on excessive queries on your templates. If you are at all concerned about performance, you owe it to yourself to become familiar with Stash. For more information on Stash, you can start here:

EE Podcast Episode #78: Stash & Template Partials
EE Podcast Episode #79: Add-on Development with Mark Croxton
EE Insider Article: Template Partials using Stash - Adrienne Travis (@adrienne)

2012 AcademEE Award Voting is Open

The 2012 AcademEE Awards are now open for voting through 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, December 16. Winners will be announced the following week.

We realize that categorizing add-ons the way we have been doing for the past few years isn't holding up as well these days with the way add-ons are now. So many good add-ons often contain multiple 'types' in a single package. We've removed duplicates from the categories, trying to limit any add-on that made the cut to its most important type. We may have to revise the categories for next year, but for now, we carry on as before.

The instructions are simple: One vote per devot:ee member. Choose one add-on in each category, and one developer as Developer of the Year. Like every year, add-ons listed were submitted to the site between Dec 1 of the previous year and November 30 of the current year, and have made the list through a combination of general popularity, downloads, purchases, and traffic. Unlike the add-on categories, Developer of the Year is not limited to new add-ons released in the past year. The developer list is put together based on our own research which includes factoring in general buzz, number of downloads and/or sales of their add-ons, and the most traffic to their pages.

AcademEE Award 2012 categories include:

  • Accessory of the Year
  • Extension of the Year
  • Fieldtype of the Year
  • Module of the Year
  • Plugin of the Year
  • Developer of the Year

Good luck to the candidates, and thanks for voting!

New Add-ons This Week

  • Google Maps Proxy ($) by Objective HTML
    Google Maps Proxy allows you to quicky and easily enable your own proxy to re-route requests away from a cloud or shared hosting envionment.
  • Safecracker emailer by Punch Buggy
    Sends a notification each time an entry is updated with Safecracker. You can optionally choose a specific channel. Supports {short_name} tags throughout the fields, for both channel settings and channel field names.

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