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Dynamically Set Connection Strings in Web.Config

If you are struggling to set up the web.config files upon hosting your web application, here is a solution to how you can configure your Web.Debug.config and Web.Release.config file so that your application runs dynamically on both the dev and prod environments.   Web.Config Leave the original web.config file as it is. Make sure you […]

2020 Embrace the Moment Gala for Michigan Council of Women in Technology

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) virtually presented the 12th annual Embrace the Moment – MCWT Digital Signature Gala on Saturday, October 17, 2020. This event empowers female leaders in Michigan who change the world through technology. I had the opportunity to attend this unique event and learn more about the incredible initiatives […]

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Keep your environments in sync with Episerver DXP!

While iterating on projects it’s always a good idea to keep your lower environments in sync with the latest content and imagery from your production environment.  In some platforms this is a significant effort, but with Episerver DXP it can be easily automated! Eric Markson from Perficient recently blogged about how to automate the orchestration […]

The Benefits of Utilizing a Progressive Web Application in Digital Commerce

A progressive web application (PWA) is a software application built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to run within and depend on a standards-compliant web browser. PWAs exploit their reliance on these browsers to overcome conventional web browsers application development challenges, such as browser-compatibility and feature availability. There is a tremendous opportunity for a unified and […]

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Configuring Web.config to Redirect to Azure Website Instead of Localhost

If you have created your App Service on Azure but it redirects to a localhost instead of the Azure website URL upon authentication, there are some changes you will have to make in your Web.config file. In our example, we will be using Microsoft.Owin.Security.OpenIdConnect library for authentication (Azure AD). We are using .NET Framework 4.7.2 […]

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Defer offscreen images in Episerver

Lazy loading images is a technique for modern web developers where you instruct the client’s browser to only download images as they are needed.  This leads to tremendous performance improvements, as client devices do not waste bandwidth downloading assets which are not being rendered.  To achieve this, we’ll use some client side mechanisms from css-tricks.com […]

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Set up Sitecore Solr Collections Using SearchStax

This article explains the steps needed to set up Solr Cloud collections for your Sitecore environment using SearchStax. Assuming you already have Solr Cloud Manager Environment set in SearchStax, follow the below steps to set up the Solr Cloud environment. 1. Upload Solr Configurations The first step is to get the compatible Solr schema and […]

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Episerver and Alternate Text for Images in the TinyMCE Rich Text Editor

Last week I received a nasty bug report regarding Accessibility and Episerver.  Within Rich Text areas in Episerver, the file name is injected by default for alternate text.  This hurts your accessibility score and is a detrimental impact to visually impaired users.  Coincidentally, others in the community have written about and questioned how to solve […]

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.NET MVC Framework – Async Calling DbContext In a Controller Using a Provider Class

Hello all! In this last part of the tutorial series, I will be going over how we can query data from the database and pass it to the view by asynchronously calling DbContext in the controller. Overview 1) Create a DTO (Data Transfer Object) in ’03 – Domain > Models’ folder. public class CustomerDto { […]

Configuring Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) in IBM Websphere

Need to setup Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) in IBM WebSphere on Windows? Here are the steps, along with a video. Enjoy!   BACKUP YOUR WEBSPHERE CONFIGURATION!!! Add a Service Principle Name (SPN) User ID (AD_User) in Active Directory. It is recommended to not use the WebSphere Admin ID. Assign the SPN to […]

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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