With the recent decision to shutter OpenXmlDeveloper.org, I will be focusing my efforts to support Open XML developers here at EricWhite.com.
Forums: I have set up forums on this web site, so that we have a convenient place to discuss Open XML specific questions. I have set up forum categories based on my experience with OpenXmlDeveloper.org – there are fewer categories, which should make it easier to pick the appropriate forum for your questions. Feel free to suggest new forum categories. Forums link are in the sidebar. You will need to have an account here to post in the forums. Please feel free to create one. At the top of each forum, you can subscribe, which will send email notifying you of activity.
Content: I have moved much of the content from OpenXmlDeveloper.org to this web site. Over the next month or two, I’ll be moving the rest of the interesting content here. In the process of moving this content over, I’ll be reviewing and updating it, making sure that it recommends current best practices for Open XML development. In addition to moving the content over, I have created ‘Developer Centers’ around specific topics such as Open-Xml-PowerTools, DocumentAssembler, DocumentBuilder, PresentationBuilder, WmlToHtmlConverter, and HtmlToWmlConverter.
Blogging: I will be regularly blogging about my Open XML activities here.
Twitter: Follow me (@EricWhiteDev) on twitter to get the latest news about Open XML development and tools.
LinkedIn: Connect, especially if you are an Open XML developer.
I will continue to enhance and support Open-Xml-PowerTools – it is a ‘live project’, with interesting enhancements planned for the near future. I consider that Open-Xml-PowerTools is perhaps 25% complete – there is an awful lot that we can do to make server-side Open XML document generation and processing easier. My plans are firming up for the next round of enhancements – stay tuned – I’ll keep you posted.
I love document formats. I love the capacity to create and process rich content that we have gained due to the standardization of the Open XML format. We have made great progress over the years, and I am looking forward to continuing to advance the state-of-the-art of document generation and processing.
As an aside, one thing that I am going to enjoy a lot is moving off of the old version of Telligent Community Server that we were using for OpenXmlDeveloper.org – what a pain. EricWhite.com is a WordPress site, updated to the latest version. It is a pleasure to move into a modern, blogging / content management platform. The forums here are implemented using bbPress, which gives us a flexible, easy to use platform.