SiteCron 2.1.3 Released!

SiteCron 2.1.3 has been released to GitHub & NuGet. I use this module on my projects quite a bit and I have been meaning to release an upgrade for the longest time. Whats new? Well, here is a short list: Upgrade of Quartz.net Included a Disabled Flag Included an ArchiveOnExecution Flag Upgrade references for Sitecore […]

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TIHIDI: Continuous Integration for a Sitecore solution – Engage!

This blog post will go through how I setup my solution in a Continuous Integration environment. A true Continuous Integration and Delivery environment would need very little human intervention. The Continuous Integration setup should trigger a build for each check-in and deployed to the Dev environment by default. Deployment to other environments should be on […]

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It’s going to be a rainbow and unicorns kind of day – Ride the Sitecore Unicorn on a rainbow!

Alright let’s address the elephant in the room! Kam Figy is not the creator of Unicorn, Kamruz Jaman is. This post is not mean to sing praises of Unicon or the Kams as we callz it. It is mainly to show how we use Unicorn to build our end to end deployment from a dev […]

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Sitecore Multi-site Multi-CDN implementation

Recently we have been going through a series of SEO tweaks based on recommendations from our SEO Expert. Several of them are very interesting to look into and the reasoning and how search engines rank sites based on that is amazing. One of those happens to be how we use a CDN. CDN stands for […]

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Don’t speak I know just what you’re saying – Sitecore SPEAK – Customize General Link with NoFollow Checkbox

I recently had to customize a General Link SPEAK dialog to add a NoFollow checkbox so that we can add a rel=”nofollow” on certain links on the site. At first, I was scared of SPEAK and I did not SPEAK yet! 😉 I will say that SPEAK could be easier thank it is and it […]

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Habi what-a-tat ? Create a Sitecore Helix solution from scratch using PowerShell

This post is all about creating a Helix based solution from scratch. Please watch the video for additional information and a demo of the script. I really discourage people from using Habitat as the base to create new solutions. Hopefully this script will help. Also refer to Marc Duiker’s Hands-on with Sitecore Helix: Anatomy of the […]

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Is Boost the secret of Sitecore performance?

I have been doing quite a bit of performance testing lately. I promised Nathaneal Mann a while back that I would include Sitecore Boost while testing performance. Nat has done a lot of work around performance and he has put together Sitecore Boost. Its fairly simple to install and you can find all the information […]

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SQL Server PowerShell to Backup or Run Jobs using Octopus Deploy

Recently I had to re-tool our Continuous Integration and Deployment environments due to a Sitecore Helix based solution. As part of that process I ended up using Octopus Deploy for the first time and I love it. I do not know how I did not use it before. I will have an upcoming blog post […]

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Bring it on! – The battle rages between Simple Injector and Microsoft DI in Sitecore Performance Testing land far far away!

Sitecore 8.2 was released with Microsoft Dependency Injection and with the recent release of Sitecore 8.2.1 it was finally time for me to do what I have been promising. I wanted to take an existing solution which was on production using Simple Injector (My Favorite framework), test it again the same solution but with Microsoft DI. […]

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Helix and the re-tooling of your Continuous Integration and Deployments

“Helix is a set of overall design principles and conventions for Sitecore development.” Like other architectures and design principles, Helix also has pros and cons. You might hear “saves the developer from having to create these modules from scratch” or “improve the efficiency of your projects, reduce costs and time to market”. Great right? Not […]

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