Back-End Development

Creating C# Helpers for SXA Rendering Variants

Need some C# help inside your SXA rendering variant? You’ve come to the right place. This blog post will explain how you can employ the use of a C# helper class in your rendering variant. You should only use this sparingly. If you find yourself overusing C# here, you should consider implementing your component as […]

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Restricting available types based on site context in Episerver

Valdis Iljuconoks previously helped me understand how to effectively implement AllowedTypes restrictions with interfaces, something like  [AllowedTypes(typeof(INestedContent))]– which is a beautiful solution for building a block library. This makes our blocks and their Content Areas only concern themselves with specific interfaces. In our case, we usually have layers such as IPageContent (for stripes, grid structures, […]

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Language Copy Tool with Sitecore Powershell Extensions (2020 Update)

Starting a new language version in Sitecore doesn’t have to be painful. Sitecore Powershell Extensions can enable your team to copy and manipulate languages in bulk with ease. It’s a favorite of every content team I’ve had.

Episerver

How to enable Webpack on your Episerver Project

If you’re building modern web applications, you need to carefully consider the front-end technology stack you use. Webpack, a static module bundler, combined with NPM for package management, is a great starting point. Here’s how you can incorporate these technologies into your Asp.net MVC application built upon Episerver. Alongside Node.js, we need to have node-sass […]

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Setting Cookies Globally Across All Controllers in .NET MVC

If you are looking to set the value of the cookies across all the controllers, you can use action filters and apply them on controllers. Action filters contain logic that will be implemented before or after a controller action is executed. They can be applied to an individual action method or the entire controller. I […]

Episerver

Page Restrictions in an Initialization Module

Managing your AllowedTypes (insert options) in Episerver can become overwhelming, depending on the strategy you take. You can read about different options here: https://world.episerver.com/blogs/Henrik-Fransas/Dates/2015/10/the-known-and-unknown-of-include-includeon-exclude-and-excludeon/ https://world.episerver.com/documentation/Items/Developers-Guide/Episerver-CMS/75/Content/Attributes/ but there is a strategy you can take for a very developer-friendly approach. As highlighted on Epi World forum thread (Dylan McCurry and I worked together on the project where […]

Customer Intelligence

Rebasing Changes in Visual Studio

In this blog post, I will briefly describe the concept of rebasing and go over how it is done in Visual Studio.   Merging vs. Rebasing When you are merging branches, you simply merge the latest dev branch into your current feature branch as shown in the diagram below. Unlike merging, rebasing “re”-bases the feature […]

Place Of Work

How To Set Up .NET Core Web App With React & TypeScript

If you are trying to build a .NET Core Web Application with React.js, there is a template that you can create your project with in Visual Studio. However, if you want to incorporate Typescript in your application, there are a few extra steps that you have to take. This blog post is possible thanks to […]

Typography

Case Insensitive Queries with the AEM Query Builder

Recently, I needed to perform a query using the AEM Query Builder which was case insensitive. While I normally prefer using JCR SQL2 queries, in this case Query Builder was a better fit as I wanted consuming applications to be able to manipulate the query and doing so as a map is significantly easier than […]

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How to Deploy Your Local SQL Database on Azure SQL

I will be going over how you can export your local SQL Database to Azure SQL within SSMS. If you have not created your SQL server and database on Azure, here is a tutorial I found on Youtube that guides you through the process. Open your SQL Sever Management Studio and enter the Azure SQL […]

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Adding a Database Project to a .NET MVC Framework Web Application

For an updated tutorial with GIFs, click here. We are going to be continuing from where we left off in the last post. If you are trying to follow along and want to take a look at how I set up the folder structure, click here. Overview Create a SQL server database project and configure the […]

Understanding the HCL Commerce Upgrade from the Consultant’s Perspective

With extensive program upgrades and technical improvements, many businesses are finding its time to upgrade from HCL V7 to the more recent version, HCL V9. We understand that upgrades to any system can be frustrating, extensive, and difficult to navigate, which is why partnering with HCL experts who can walk you through the migration and […]

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