Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Exam - My Tips

Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Exam - My Tips

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 Certification

Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Certification

This week I successfully passed my Optimizely (formerly Episerver) Content Cloud certifcation.
Improving Contentful Search with Azure Cognitive Search

Improving Contentful Search with Azure Cognitive Search

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 Certified

Promoted and Certified

What a busy week
Tagging in Contentful

Tagging in Contentful

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?

Can you have emoji's in URLs?

Can emoji's be used in URLs, page titles and meta data? 🤔😂😂
Mediator Design Pattern for CMS builds

Mediator Design Pattern for CMS builds

My approach to dynamic CMS content using Mediatr (and Automapper)
Generating testable content in Episerver

Generating testable content in Episerver

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 content, the Faker classes can be found in the business module along with the module.
My go-to nuget packages

My go-to nuget packages

A categorised list of nuget packages that I tend to use in most projects. Covers data access, business logic, and presentation packages.
Episerver - Initial thoughts

Episerver - Initial thoughts

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 noticed some really nice features such as the code first approach and InitializableModule.
C# 9.0 - Blurring the lines between object oriented programming and functional programming

C# 9.0 - Blurring the lines between object oriented programming and functional programming

There are two basic types of programming languages, object-oriented and functional, what happens with these worlds collide?
Sitemap Driven Load Test

Sitemap Driven Load Test

A nice script I put together to do load testing based on the contents of a sitemap.