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If you closely follow the happenings in the world of MODX you know that Bob Ray's book MODX: The Official Guide is now available.  I was fortunate to receive a copy of the unreleased PDF a few weeks ago and have been looking through it. Now that the book is available for pre-0rder, I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts. First, I want to say that the release of this book is really exciting and a great step forward for the MODX community.  This is not the first MODX book to be published. The first one was written in Japanese and covered MODx Evolution.  This was followed later by two books published by Packt that also covered Evolution.  I have, of course, not read the Japanese book but have looked at the two Packt books, and I can comfortably say that Bob's book far supercedes either of the Packt books and is far superior product to either of them, and I recommend it without reservations.

I've just added a new screencast to the MODx Video Tutorials website on understanding MODx Revolution templates, tag syntax, and resource field tags. To see the full notes and related links and such, and to ask questions and discuss this screencast, check out http://modxvideotutorials.com/modx-revolution-basics-understanding-modx-revolution-templates.

In the last couple of days the MODX team released the latest version of the MODx Revolution CMS, 2.1.0-pl.  This new version comes with support for more databases, and improved performance among other enhancements.  I highly recommend that you upgrade your existing Revolution sites to this new stable release.  If you're following the MODx beginner series here on the Coding Pad, go ahead and upgrade your install as I will also be upgrading the learnmodxrevolution.maryspad.com site that we're building to 2.1.0 before the next tutorial installment, so we'll all be on the same page for the rest of the series. I have posted a video tutorial on how to upgrade a Revolution site at http://modxvideotutorials.com/modx-revolution-upgrading-your-site .  The steps that I have outlined in that screencast are:

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