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Why every web developer should have k6 installedPosted on Thursday, 18th November 2021 - 3 minute Read
Discussing the benefits of local load testing, and how k6 can also be used for regression/integration testing
Running Optimizely 12 on a MacPosted on Wednesday, 13th October 2021 - 1 minute Read
Now that Optimizely 12 runs on .NET 5 it can be run on a Mac, and with most front enders using Macs, I thought it might be useful to demonstrate the steps on how to get it up and running on a Mac.
So what does a Technical Architect do?Posted on Sunday, 19th September 2021 - 1 minute Read
The role of a Technical Architect seems to be on of the more fluid roles in a Digital Agency, each Technical Architect has different skills, and each project has different requirements.
Default Values in ContentfulPosted on Wednesday, 8th September 2021 - 1 minute Read
Finally default values have been added as an option in Content Models in the Contentful CMS
New site for Wife of a GeekPosted on Friday, 23rd July 2021 - 1 minute Read
Also built on Contentful and Azure Cognitive Search
How to open rich text links in a new tab in Contentful.netPosted on Thursday, 22nd July 2021 - 4 minute Read
Contentful doesn't have an option to choose a target for links in a rich text field (yet), so for now I assume that external links should be opened in a new tab. This is achieved with an IContentRenderer.
Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Exam - My TipsPosted on Monday, 28th June 2021 - 1 minute Read
After sitting the exam, I thought I would document some of the ways I prepared for the exam, and what I found most useful out of the material.
Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud CertificationPosted on Thursday, 24th June 2021 - 1 minute Read
This week I successfully passed my Optimizely (formerly Episerver) Content Cloud certifcation.
Improving Contentful Search with Azure Cognitive SearchPosted on Tuesday, 15th June 2021 - 3 minute Read
Contentful does have some basic search functionality, but it is quite limited and quite difficult to implement (at least in .net). So leveraging Contentful webhooks I decided to index the data into Azure Cognitive Search service.
Promoted and CertifiedPosted on Thursday, 20th May 2021 - 1 minute Read
What a busy week
Tagging in ContentfulPosted on Tuesday, 20th April 2021 - 2 minute Read
Contentful have recently introduced tagging, I think this is a really important step forward for the headless CMS.
Can you have emoji's in URLs?Posted on Thursday, 8th April 2021 - 1 minute Read
Can emoji's be used in URLs, page titles and meta data? 🤔😂😂
Mediator Design Pattern for CMS buildsPosted on Friday, 19th February 2021 - 1 minute Read
My approach to dynamic CMS content using Mediatr (and Automapper)
Generating testable content in EpiserverPosted on Monday, 4th January 2021 - 1 minute Read
A simple episerver project with a couple of basic page types to show how an Initializable Module can be used to generate pages that QA and UAT teams can use during their testing/sign off process. I have used Bogus and Waffle to generate realistic...
My go-to nuget packagesPosted on Saturday, 12th December 2020 - 3 minute Read
A categorised list of nuget packages that I tend to use in most projects. Covers data access, business logic, and presentation packages.
Episerver - Initial thoughtsPosted on Wednesday, 25th November 2020 - 2 minute Read
After primarily working with SDL Tridion for the past 5 years (along with Contentful) and prior to that Umbraco. I have recently started working with Episerver, and I wanted to give my initial thoughts on it. After starting the training/certification I...
C# 9.0 - Blurring the lines between object oriented programming and functional programmingPosted on Tuesday, 24th November 2020 - 3 minute Read
There are two basic types of programming languages, object-oriented and functional, what happens with these worlds collide?
Sitemap Driven Load TestPosted on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 - 1 minute Read
A nice script I put together to do load testing based on the contents of a sitemap.
SDL Topology GeneratorPosted on Wednesday, 5th April 2017 - 1 minute Read
My solution to the writing SDL Web Topology Powershell scripts