Posts Tagged ‘web development’

Under the Hood With “The Future of SharePoint”

It has been about a week since Microsoft unveiled “The Future of SharePoint” at this event here (note: you have to provide your e-mail and some other info to get access to all the content). The keynote has kind of a general overview of all of the new directions that the SharePoint team is heading […]

Glass.Mapper Version 4 – Top New Features

I recently discussed a few best practices for utilizing Glass.Mapper for mapping Sitecore content templates to strongly-typed C# objects. I also briefly mentioned that the Glass.Mapper library was upgraded to version 4 this past May. For Sitecore developers, this is significant news, and this release introduced a few great changes worth mentioning: Simplified Nuget Packages: Previous […]

Azure: Did You Know? Hybrid Connections as VPN Alternative

In real life cloud deployment scenarios one of the very common cases is when only part of the application resides in the cloud. Usually, it’s when there is a legacy system which can’t be migrated to the cloud and resides on premises, or it’s not optimal to deploy entire system to the cloud. After all, […]

Ignite 2015 Recap – Top 3 Sessions to Replay

Welcome back from a great Ignite Conference! By now, I hope everyone knows that the conference recordings are posted to channel9, a section of MSDN. Microsoft does a great job of recording and publishing all of this content quickly, its pretty awesome. One of my biggest challenges at the conference was knowing which session to […]

Top 10 Announcements from Build 2015 Keynote on Day 1

The 2015 BUILD Conference kicked off today, and today’s keynote was packed full of TONS of announcements and new information. Some of these things are going to be released sometime this year, but some of it has also been released to be available today! Even though you can watch the Build 2015 Day 1 Keynote […]

Working with dynamic schema in Azure DocumentDB

About a week ago Azure DocumentDB, a new Microsoft’s entry into NoSql database market, become generally available. DocumentDB allows user to to store/update/delete arbitrary objects (as complex as needed, not limited by relation structure) and query these objects using a special (quite limited) flavor of SQL (yes, SQL!) or LINQ when it’s used from .NET. […]

Become a Microsoft Certified Specialist with HTML5, JS & CSS3

Whether you’ve been programming in HTML5, JavaScript and CSS for a long time, or you’re just looking for a way to both validate your skills and differentiate your resume; then the Microsoft Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (exam 70-480) certification may be worth pursuing. Personally, I’m in the process of renewing my older […]

Web.config Transformation and XPath to update bindingRedirect

You can use Web.config transformations to update the bindingRedirect element in the web.config of an asp.net website.  This is more complex than other xdt transforms because the only identifying information is in a sibling assemblyIdentity element.  For example, the configuration for the default Sitecore System.Web.MVC dependentAssembly element looks like the following: <configuration> <runtime> <assemblyBinding xmlns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1″> <dependentAssembly> <assemblyIdentity name=”System.Web.Mvc” publicKeyToken=”31bf3856ad364e35″ xmlns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1″ /> […]

Free Microsoft Training with the “Know it. Prove it.” Challenge

Microsoft Virtual Academy held the “Know it. Prove it.” 28-day challenge during the month of February 2015. The challenge was a month-long learning binge with 8 challenge tracks to choose from. Along with more than 55,000 people around the globe; I rocked the challenge during the month of February and leveled up my skills. As an […]

Azure Search: Scoring Profiles

Introduction When a search query is submitted to the index, each document that is returned has a search score which is an indicator of its relevance in the current search query and context. The higher the score, the more relevant the item and therefore, the higher it is ranked on a scale of high to […]

Mixing MPA and SPA: worst of both worlds

When the web was young, it was simple, it was stateless. It was originally envisioned by its creators as a set of hypertext documents linked together. Then, somebody added a forms tag and the era of web applications has begun. Nowadays, web applications could be as complex as needed. Pretty much any kind of application could be […]

Anglebrackets Conference – Day 4

Keynote – ASP.NET vNext and you Speaker: Scott Hanselman ASP.NET will run anywhere (Mac and Linux). Web server will be included. New free SKU of Visual Studio. Community edition will replace Express. ASP.NET and modern web Totally modular (dependency injection built in) Faster development cycle Seamless transition from on-premises to cloud Choose your editors and […]

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