September 03, 2019 :: Issue No 53
  • GraphQL is a powerful tool for querying data for use in your client-side applications, allowing the client-side to define the data it needs from the server. Laura shows us how to use GraphQL with Umbraco to get bespoke data alongside Umbraco content from a custom dashboard, and does so to build a tool to track her own carbon footprint as part of her efforts to help contribute to saving the world.

  • As a woman from Aruba, Natasha faces two challenges in the tech industry in the Netherlands as part of a male-dominated career and as a foreigner who didn't speak Dutch as her first language. Now part of the team at Perplex, she discusses the difficulty of her "double negative", and how those became positive traits in an industry that benefits from diverse voices.

Around the Web

A curated collection of Umbraco things around the web.

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    Protect Umbraco with Our.Shield

    Do you use Joshua's Our.Shield package? It adds a bunch of nifty security features you can set to enhance security on your Umbraco site, and version 1.1.0 is now live!

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    The Status of Accessibility in v8.1

    Keeping up with the accessibility initiatives for Umbraco? You should! Rachel has a great article letting you know how things are keeping apace.

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    Umbraco Redirects Alpha for v8

    Skybrud has been working on another of their excellent packages for v8 and it's in alpha! If you need a redirects solution, check it out, test it, and feel free to contribute ;)

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    Google Maps for v8

    As I'm sure we all know, maps can be such an incredible pain to work with. Thankfully, Arnold is here to save us the headache with his awesome new maps package!

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    Conditional Displayers for v8

    Conditional Displayers is now available for v8! Want to hide properties in the backoffice using other checkboxes? There's some cool usecases for this so you should give the package a peek :)