One of my biggest problem areas with Umbraco has always been user management. The Umbraco 7.7 upgrade features a completely new User section. Take a look at all the new goodness and share your thoughts. umbraco.com/blog/hello-umbraco-77/
Every feel like a phony? Feel like all eyes are looking at you and you're the one who's naked? They found me out! I'm a phony! Guess what, we all are at some point in our life, some more times than others. But the imposter syndrome is quite common, even earning a place in Wikipedia. Check out this great blog post from Scott Hanselman.
I've used jQuery's ajax method for years to get at XML and JSON data. But what if that's all I need from jQuery? Why must I load a huge library just for ajax? Now you don't have to. This article explains how: https://css-tricks.com/using-fetch/
I attended the annual Desert Code Camp technology conference this past Saturday. I must say, this was my first time attending and I was pretty impressed with the caliber of presentations. You won't get better information at a paid multi-day conference. And they fed us breakfast, lunch and dinner too!
I especially liked the thought provoking presentation on the future without jQuery, Post jQuery by Rob Richardson. Makes me consider being able to drop jQuery from my future projects.