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Top 3 Reasons Why Episerver’s React-Based Front-End CMS Is Really, Really Cool.

2020 has offered us some big surprises that I don’t think any of us could have predicted. The most obvious one I won’t waste breath mentioning, but the other surprise that came up near the end of 2019 as we looked to kick off a new decade was Episerver’s acquisition of Insite. With this acquisition, […]

Validate API Calls Using Rest Assured in Singleton Design Pattern

Introduction Application Programming Interface becomes the backbone of programming, which helps in communicating between two different systems. As a tester, we need to give maximum test coverage for API calls validation in integration testing. This can be achieved by automating the API calls to increase efficiency. Rest API calls will be validated using different open-source […]

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Make Your Adobe Managed Services Migration a Success

With companies looking to reduce costs and increase agility, many are looking to move their CMS to the cloud. Adobe offers two cloud solutions for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM): Adobe Managed Services (AMS) and AEM Cloud Service. For existing on-premise customers, AMS is a lighter lift as it is closer to on-premise architectures. Is AMS […]

Change Your Mindset to Create a Better Data and Analytics Program

Self-Service for data is not a new concept.  Even in the early 2000s, companies have struggled with giving “power users” or “information workers” access to data to develop value-based insights.   One of my past customers had a simple as a web page with hundreds of CSV formatted data extracts that people could “self-service data” based […]

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.NET MVC Framework – Publish Database and Reverse Engineer

Welcome to Part 2 of the tutorial! Now that we have the table, scripts, and post-deployment scripts from Part 1, we are going to publish the table to our local server, reverse engineer to create the Dbcontext, and add other components like providers and models (DTOs and View Models).   The final structure we will […]

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Episerver – Handling an SVG image type and displaying it using a Path tag

Recently, I came across a requirement from a client that needed all SVG media types to render using the internal XML <Path> in the DOM, rather than using the standard <Img> tag. This was a tricky one and there wasn’t very much information about how to accomplish this, as its not necessarily a common request. […]

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Apache Sling JVM Performance Followup

In a comment on my previous post Apache Sling JVM Performance, Gil Tene made an insightful comment about the potential possibility of performance impact from speed from the underlying environment or other tests. To accommodate for this possibility, I re-ran the tests inside a loop, randomizing order of the JVM execution for each iteration 25 times. […]

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Database-First EF Setup on VS .NET MVC Framework – Initial Folder Structure

Hello all! Before you begin reading, keep in mind that this tutorial is designed for beginners. As such, it covers every step without skipping parts that might be obvious to some. This tutorial is made possible thanks to Josh Kostal, who taught me majority of what is covered in this post. The reason you have […]

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How Splunk Analysis and Kafka Connect Works

General Introduction Splunk Connect for Kafka is a sink connector that allows a Splunk software administrator to subscribe to a Kafka topic and stream the data to the Splunk HTTP Event Collector. After the Splunk platform indexes the events, you can then directly analyze the data or use it as a contextual data feed to […]

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Apache Sling JVM Performance Comparison

With the recent proliferation of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implementations, it’s difficult to know which implementation is the best for your use case. While proprietary vendors generally prefer Oracle Java, there are several open source options with different approaches and capabilities.  Given how the implementations vary in some underlying technical specifics, the “correct” JVM implementation […]

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The Missing Guide to Your Adobe Managed Services Servers

Working with Adobe Managed Services (AMS) I’ve wished I had a guide to the common activities I need to log into a server to perform. Here is a quick starter to help you find your way around the servers provisioned by Adobe Managed Services. Since I can’t guarantee AMS environments are consistent (and checking with […]

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Configuring Your Own GitLab Instance

GitLab Introduction: GitLab CE, or Community Edition, is an open-source application primarily used to host Git repositories, with additional development-related features like issue tracking. It is designed to be hosted using your own infrastructure. It provides flexibility in deploying as an internal repository store for your development team, a free way to interface with users, […]

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