Back-End Development

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The 1001st Piece in your 1000 Piece Puzzle: .NET Default Interface Functions

I recently worked with a client who wanted a reasonably large subsystem added to Optimizely that would add automated management to their content. While cutting the code for this, I found myself writing similar code across multiple classes. I had to write it that way: 1) The client was currently on CMS11 and didn’t have […]

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Sitecore JSS Experience Editor Rendering Wrappers

Sitecore’s Experience Editor aids Content Author/Editor in creating pages effortlessly, however, it can be bewildering at the same time for authors who are creating new pages with minimal knowledge about the website’s placeholders and renderings. Experience Editor by default does not provide details about which rendering is present and what data source it is using, […]

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How Good is your AEM Security? – AEMaaCS and 3rd Party Dependencies

Large scale data breaches and critical security vulnerabilities have companies thinking about security more than ever.  Many developers are familiar with the OWASP top 10 (https://owasp.org/www-project-top-ten/).  There are already many resources on generic mitigation for these vulnerabilities.  So instead, in this series, I cover security issues and mitigations specific to AEM.  In this final post, […]

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Fun with custom Sitecore Processors, a look into the future (of your Sitecore content)!

This is a little P.O.C. I worked out a while ago that allowed for the creation of a custom a preview site where a user could tack on a date & time via the QueryString to see what the content would look like on that date. Only requirements were 1. it had to be friendly […]

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How good is your AEM Security? – Mitigation Tools

Large scale data breaches and critical security vulnerabilities have companies thinking about security more than ever.  Many developers are familiar with the OWASP top 10 (https://owasp.org/www-project-top-ten/).  There are already many resources on generic mitigation for these vulnerabilities.  So instead, in this series, I will cover security issues and mitigations specific to AEM.  Here I will […]

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How good is your AEM Security? – Denial of Service

Large scale data breaches and critical security vulnerabilities have companies thinking about security more than ever.  Many developers are familiar with the OWASP top 10 (https://owasp.org/www-project-top-ten/) and there are already many resources on generic mitigation for these vulnerabilities.  Instead in this series, I cover security issues and mitigations specific to AEM.  Today’s topic is Denial […]

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How good is your AEM security? – Sling Resolution

Large scale data breaches and critical security vulnerabilities have companies thinking about security more than ever.  Many developers are familiar with the OWASP top 10 (https://owasp.org/www-project-top-ten/) and there are already many resources on generic mitigation for these vulnerabilities.  Instead in this series, I cover security issues and mitigations specific to AEM.  Today’s topic is Sling […]

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Custom XhtmlString Render Service – Force Absolute URL for Images

Working with a headless website setup sometimes can be challenging. For example, if you insert an image directly into the TinyMCE text editor sometimes (it depends on a lot of factors) you can see the relative path to the server storage where the image is saved. But because it’s a headless setup, the front end […]

How good is your AEM security? – XSS

Large scale data breaches and critical security vulnerabilities have companies thinking about security more than ever.  Many developers are familiar with the OWASP top 10 (https://owasp.org/www-project-top-ten/) and there are already many resources on generic mitigation for these vulnerabilities.  Instead in this series, I cover security issues and mitigations specific to AEM. XSS and AntiSamy As […]

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Introduction To SoapUI

A tool for Testing Web Services, including SOAP, RESTful, and HTTP-based services, is called SoapUI. With a commercial partner called ReadyAPI that offers further capabilities for businesses with mission-critical Web Services, SoapUI is an Open Source, totally Free solution. The de facto standard for API Service Testing is SoapUI, which has been downloaded more than […]

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Designing for Accessibility in Every Language

Creating inclusive and multilingual websites is complex but not without its benefits, especially to multilingual web users with disabilities. In Megan Jensen’s ‘kick off post’ on cultural inclusion she notes that “Undertaking a global multilingual website can be an intimidating and overwhelming project but it doesn’t have to be.” We’ve outlined specific ways to deliver […]

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Delivering Sitecore Media Items as a Compressed ZIP

The task at hand At some point as a developer, you might need to combine multiple Sitecore Media Library items into a compressed ZIP and deliver it on the fly to the end-user. In my use case, I had a client that wanted to build out an asset library for the press to use when […]

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