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Sitecore fixes and improvements

Sitecore keeps getting better - Sitecore 9 has brought us quite a few new things like SIF, xConnect, integrated Forms or configuration layers. There …

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Azure SQL and DTUs

A newb question. I don't understand the DTU concept that is attached to the Azure SQL database.Is DTU more like petrol tank on a car where you have …

5 Tips to Think and Act Like A Start-up in your Corporate Gig

Two years ago I packed my bags in Germany and left for Silicon Valley in pursuit of a new intrapreneurship opportunity after 20 years of living and …

Sitecore.Sweep

README.md<p>What is this?<p>A simple extensible module for Sitecore for the automatic cleaning of HTML in Items.<p>Why?<p>Because sometimes you want tighter …

Web Development

Control access to Sitecore page design per item

Some time ago a client needed to be able to <b>control access</b> to the page layout on a <b>per item basis</b>. They wanted some users to only be able to change the …

Software Development

Easy unit testing in Sitecore with AutoFixture, NSubstitute and Xunit

Unit testing Sitecore code has been around for quite som years now, and with the release of version 8.2 Sitecore has implemented a lot of new …

Software Development

301 redirect feature for Helix using Glass and Sitecore DI

Given how easy it is to use Sitecore dependency injection in pipelines in 8.2 this allows us to write a pretty neat 301 redirects feature with little …

Demonstration

Sitecore Helix and DevOps: How to comply with Sitecore's Guidelines for DevOps and ALM | nonlinear digital

Development, Build, Testing, Deployment<p>Helix describes four application phases (http://helix.sitecore.net/devops/index.html). For the purpose of this …

DevOps

Change the hash algorithm for password encryption

For user management, Sitecore uses the Microsoft ASP.NET membership provider by default.<p>When you create a new website, you <i>must</i> change the weak …

Algorithms

Sitecore Configuration Roles

This document describes how to configure a Sitecore instance to use one of the pre-defined server roles. After you install a Sitecore instance, the …

Hide content item section in Sitecore

While working on a Sitecore security project, one of the tasks for me was to hide a content section item called ‘item buckets’ for a specific …

Inheritance

How to use composite custom fields in Sitecore content editor?

<b>Sitecore Composite Custom Fields</b><p>Most of us who are working in Sitecore might have implemented Sitecore custom fields in content editor. Let’s make it …

Glass Edit Frame - Immediately Invoking Wrapper

<i>tl;dr; Custom HTML Helper to wrap Glass Edit Frame and JS code to immediately open the modal dialog for editing</i>As I’m sure most of you are aware, I …

Web Development

Show Fieldname in Experience Editor Placeholder Text

A few weeks ago on Sitecore Slack chat, fellow MVP Neil Shack discovered a tucked away setting in the renderField pipeline. Enabling this causes the …

Web Development

FxCop Rules For Sitecore - Sitecore Marketplace

In the Bitbucket project you can either download the source file and compile, or you can go to the download page and get the Sitecore.FxCop.dll file …

Git

Use code analyzers in C# to improve code quality

There is a new feature available in Visual Studio 2015 and roslyn compiler – live code analyzers. Those can be used, to improve your code quality. …

Sitecore + Helix + Yeoman - Set up your Helix compliant project in less than 5 minutes!

We are building our booth for #MSBuild and are almost show ready. Are you? https://t.co/iAtG4NzSu4

VS Code Can Do That?

Encrypt Sitecore Experience Forms Data in Powerful Ways

Last week, I was honoured to co-present Sitecore Experience Forms alongside my dear friend — and fellow trollster — Sitecore MVP Kamruz Jaman at …

Switch Sitecore 9 From Azure Search to Solr -- Step-By-Step Instructions

In Sitecore 9 you can use your choice of search providers; Lucene, Solr or Azure Search. When you deploy Sitecore XP to Microsoft Azure using the …

4 Competitive Content Marketing Tactics You Need To Invest In

When it comes to content marketing, the numbers show its value.As you consider your business’ marketing, where do you put your focus? If it isn’t on …

Marketing

Exploring Sitecore Managed Cloud Part 1: Tiers, Sizing, Provisioning and Upgrades

Background<p>I have been working within a client's Sitecore Managed Cloud environment for the last several months, and wanted to share some insights …

Cloud Computing

16 ways to build a flawless Sitecore content author experience during site development

To ensure the authoring experience receives proper attention, we’ve incorporated these content author centric development best practices in our …

How I built a CMS, and why you shouldn’t

In the past 15 years, I’ve written five Content Management Systems and built a leading CMS software company. Now let me tell you why you shouldn’t …

What is the best way to start an AI/ML career without studying it at university?

Which Technologies Do America's Fastest Growing Companies Use?

Technology is a critical part of a successful business.<p>With continuous innovation and new developments, companies must invest in technology to ensure …

Sitecore 9 : Config Patches - Layers & Roles

I’ve previously written several posts on Sitecore Configs. Well Sitecore 9 just landed so it time for a big update! This is not going to get your …