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Developer Preview Status Update for 3.0.0-dp.4

Here is a brief status update on the Developer Preview (DP) as of it’s fourth release.

DP4 - released July 31, 2015

  • 66 external-facing issues addressed
  • 109 commits
  • 221 changed files
  • 6,102 new lines of code and 5,552 deletions

Lots of external-facing issues this week due to many refinements made to the control panel. Additionally, you can now update from 2.0 to 3.0.

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Developer Preview Status Update Week 3

The Developer Preview (DP) is now in its third week, and we thought we’d share some of the progress. DP1 was released July 13, 2015.

DP2 - released July 17, 2015

  • 28 external-facing issues addressed
  • 122 commits
  • 177 changed files
  • 2,236 new lines of code and 23,616 deletions.

Why all the deletions? This is the one where we wave goodbye to many legacy controllers. Some refactors of the new architecture have reduced lines of code necessary in controllers by as much as 90%.

DP3 - released July

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ExpressionEngine 3.0 Developer Preview Begins

Last week we mentioned that the ExpressionEngine 3.0 Developer Preview would be out this summer. It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’ve sent out the first release!

This initial Developer Preview release (DP1 or 3.0.0-dp.1) is a huge milestone. We still have a lot of work to do, and this release is not the finished product, not even a beta/functional preview. But it is ready to let some programmers outside of EllisLab start playing with the new architecture.

This includes the

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Modernize, Stabilize, Move Forward

Warning, tech content ahead!

ExpressionEngine 3.0 will bring tremendous foundational advancements without changing the things you know and love. The upcoming Developer Preview release (v3.0.0-dp.1 a.k.a. “DP1”) will not be feature complete nor will it be ready to run on a production site. It will have progressed to a point where it is safe to begin writing and converting add-ons. This will allow plenty of time to be ready for the public launch.

The three goals for the upcoming developer

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Some Things Just Make Sense

The Developer Preview for ExpressionEngine 3.0 will be out this summer. Many of the changes that add-on developers can expect to see are refinements that add up to a better experience for your users. You probably keep your plugins under source control, and you probably have a README.md file that you use to describe your add-on and how to use it.

GitHub readme example

ExpressionEngine 3.0 will use your existing README.md file, giving site builders beautiful in-app documentation that you don’t have to write twice.

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ExpressionEngine Focus Group Program

We want to hear from you more regularly, and give a voice and platform to those who may not engage via public channels, or are typically just too busy to do so. So we are spinning up an ExpressionEngine Focus Group Program. By opting in to this program, you will receive opportunities to participate in surveys, live chats, gain access to previews, and more!


What are you waiting for? Join today!

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Enabling fast, high-powered search in ExpressionEngine with Elasticsearch

This is a guest post from Matt Weinberg, Co-Founder, and Ben Smith, Technical Lead, of the New York City based interactive digital agency, Vector Media Group. The Vector team has immense experience with ExpressionEngine, including on high profile and high traffic sites. Find out below how they implemented Elasticsearch1 for blazing and powerful site searching in ExpressionEngine for a recent client.

We love ExpressionEngine and are always looking for new and exciting ways to integrate it with

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UpFront Conference Ticket Giveaway

We are giving away two tickets to this year’s UpFront Conference in Manchester, UK on May 19. That’s a £228 ($357) value! As the name indicates, UpFront is all about the front-end, and is for anyone who makes the bits we see and interact with on the web. ExpressionEngine CMS has always been the designer’s friend, so we are sponsoring and sending two happy customers to the conference.

To enter, tweet why you love ExpressionEngine, following the official rules:

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ExpressionEngine 2.10.1 Released

ExpressionEngine 2.10.1 is now available for download. It fixes a few bugs we noticed in a some installs of 2.10.0.

For a full list of the changes, take a look at the change log.

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PHP’s Fileinfo Required in 2.10.0

ExpressionEngine 2.10.0 introduced a new MIME type detection library. We use this library in our upload code to ensure the file being uploaded is safe. We now require PHP’s Fileinfo extension, which they note “is enabled by default as of PHP 5.3.0,” and we have updated our server compatibility wizard to check for Fileinfo. We have made the assumption that most hosts have Fileinfo available, however, it can be explicitly disabled via the --disable-fileinfo configuration option when compiling.

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