PowerShell for EPiServer – cheat sheet – Part 2

  Most of this post is also based on the Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell Quick Reference however despite the sharing scripting runtimes the nature of the both shells differ considerably as described in the previous post: PowerShell for EPiServer – cheat sheet – Part 1. In all cases where it made sense I’ve converted the samples [...] [ Read full article ]

10 May 2011  0 Comments


CMS UX – give the content some thought!

One of the many things we debate constantly at Cognifide is how to improve the user experience. How to make editor’s life easier, how to simplify the common everyday tasks, what can be automated, and simply how to make our customer smile a little when they use our projects. For that to work, apart from the [...] [ Read full article ]

08 February 2010  0 Comments


Easy Enum property for EPiServer

One of the most frequently and eagerly used programming constructs of the Microsoft.Net Framework is Enum. There are several interesting features that make it very compelling to use to for all kinds of dropdowns and checklists: The bounds factor – proper use of Enum type guarantee that the selected value will fall within the constraints of [...] [ Read full article ]

26 December 2009  0 Comments


SoakIE – a Web Server Stress Tool with a twist

Last week or so ago a couple of friends in another project in Cognifide has run into a wall while trying to load test their website. the problem was as follows: The website is highly AJAX based – the page merely loads a stub in the initial request but then loads the rest of its [...] [ Read full article ]

10 May 2009  0 Comments


SoakIE – a Web Server Stress Tool with a twist

Last week or so ago a couple of friends in another project in Cognifide has run into a wall while trying to load test their website. the problem was as follows: The website is highly AJAX based – the page merely loads a stub in the initial request but then loads the rest of its [...] [ Read full article ]

10 May 2009  0 Comments


Advanced Language Manipulation Tool for EPiServer

Have you ever (or have your customers) created and edited a page in one language only to realize that their selected locale was wrong? Have you ever wished you could delete a master language branch of a page  after creating its localized counterpart but you could only delete the newly created slave language instead? Have [...] [ Read full article ]

06 April 2009  0 Comments


Get out of my way! … or the story of file metadata for VirtualPathProvider in EPiServer

Immediately after you implement the VirtualPathProvider proxy from my previous post you will notice a one fairly serious lack in it. Namely all the files within that provider will be hiding behind the registration form. That is not cool for a couple of reasons… You may want to keep all of the files in one store [...] [ Read full article ]

17 March 2009  0 Comments


Simple registration for files served by EPiServer

With the culture of knowledge sharing and open source spreading, everyone races to show they have something valuable that you may want. And while you may not ask for money for your content you may still want to get something in return, say a contact, an email address that’s verified (or not), to keep in [...] [ Read full article ]

15 March 2009  0 Comments


WebParts based Sidebar for EPiServer – how to use it?

Once you’ll update the framework to the extended one, you will immediately notice that… nothing has changed. Hmm… did something go wrong? Well, not really. By default the framework will be run in the “legacy mode”. Thanks to an old article by our own Marek Blotny, I’ve learned how to build Plugin settings which are [...] [ Read full article ]

08 January 2009  0 Comments


WebParts based Sidebar for EPiServer – the motivation and specification

Back in the day when we started designing our last project we’ve been presented with a following problem – a big number of templates with slightly different sidebars. Hmm… Is sidebar a part of content? No, rather not. We don’t want the editors to have to setup the sidebar for every article they write (and the [...] [ Read full article ]

08 January 2009  0 Comments


Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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Drawing a lot of joy from providing neat, intuitive and user friendly solutions that "just work"... occasionally writing about it.
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