Alchemy4Tridion V1.0 Officially Released
By Josh Hebb
We’re all excited to announce that Alchemy4Tridion has officially been announced; version 1.0. We’ve been working hard to ensure that all plugins in the Webstore are compatible on SDL Tridion 2013 SP1 & Web 8 (including 8.5); the CM versions we’ll be supporting moving forward.
Check out some of the latest updates with version 1.0.
Please see the following for all Alchemy4Tridion links:
- Alchemy4Tridion Download
- Webstore Help Section (NEW)
- Alchemy4Tridion Plugin Framework
- Alchemy4Tridion Nuget Package
- Alchemy4Tridion VS Extensions
With the release of version 1.0, we are now offering enterprise support. Contact us to talk about support agreements and how we can help you.
Keep in mind we can be reached on the Webstore, or on Twitter (@alchemy4tridion) at any time for general issues with the framework, Webstore or individual plugins.
Hotfixes can now be installed through Alchemy4Tridion; similar to how plugins are installed. We’ve also included a powershell script which allows the user to view which hotfixes are installed, uninstall and also install hotfixes outside of the Alchemy4Tridion GUI. Hotfixes update critical Tridion libraries and files, therefore it’s crucial that Hotfixes can be installed and uninstalled in case of failure.
Webstore Plugin Upload Improvements
We’ve listened to the issues users have faced uploading their plugins, and have made UI improvements which should give developers a better understanding of the status of their plugins.
Updated Help Section
The Alchemy4Tridion Help section has undergone recent improvements in an effort to make A4T information more visible to our users. We’d love to hear from you as to how it can be improved.
The latest A4T installer comes equipped with audit logging, logging plugin operations including installation(s) and configurations.
With the official release of Alchemy, we’ve rolled out a new Alchemy4Tridion Nuget package which can be downloaded below. Included in the latest Nuget package is support for new Web 8 CoreService functionality including promote, demote etc.
This new Nuget package exposes a new CS client object which includes the latest CoreService functionality. Access the new client object per the snippet below:
var client = Clients.SessionAwareCoreServiceClient; client.promote(..);
This new client includes support for picking up the proper endpoint based on the version of the Content Manager!
That’s it for now!
We’re continuing to work on Alchemy4Tridion to add features, and continue pushing the project along. Join in on the conversation on Twitter or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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