This Week in devot:ee #45 - November 29, 2012
November 29, 2012
by Ryan Masuga
The 2013 AcademEE Awards are coming up and the ExpressionEngine Stack Exchange beta is open to the public.
2013 AcademEE Awards
Next week we'll have voting up for the 2013 AcademEE Awards. Voting will be open for the first couple weeks of December. At this time the awards will function the same as they always have, highlighting add-ons relesased from Dec 1 of the previous year through the end of November of the current year.
ExpressionEngine Stack Exchange Beta Open to Public
I'm excited to see the ExpressionEngine Stack Exchange site get up and running. The beta is now open to the public. When I got into EE in 2006, the EE Forums were the definitive place to go to ask questions and get answers. Over the years the EE forums have become less and less relevant, and the Stack Exchange site looks like it's poised to become the go-to place for community-based peer-to-peer support. I've even started answering some questions myself (I'm user 380) and admit I've gotten a charge out of seeing my reputation go up.
Devot:ee is all for the Stack Exchange site and are working on ways to integrate it with devot:ee add-on and developer listings using their API. We're exploring the Stack Exchange API right now to see what we'll be able to do with it.
New Add-ons This Week
Tag Extra ($) by Hop Studios
If you're running SolSpace's tag module, there might be times when you want some default tags to appear on each entry. This extension adds those tags at new entry and edit time so if an entry has no tags, it'll get the default ones.
Dollars Fieldtype by Working Concept (Matt Stein)
Simple fieldtype for accepting human-friendly dollar formats and storing integers.
More Entries by Isaac Raway (Airways)
More Entries allows you to query data in exactly the same way that the built-in Channel Entries tag allows. More Entries supports all parameters, variables and third party extensions supported by Channel Entries, and most importantly can be called inside of an existing Channel Entries loop!