Blog entries posted during February 2009

EPiServer -- Deleted Pages

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

I was asked recently a few times how to detect deleted pages. Deleted from editors perspective, which means -- moved to the Recycle Bin. Answer to this question is really simple, PageData class has a property called IsDeleted, here is an example: ... [ Read full article ]

24 February 2009  0 Comments


Google Trends

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Have you ever wanted to check how popular are certain key words in search engines? Or maybe how busy are popular websites? Now it's all possible with Google Trends.For instance you can check number of daily unique visitors for popular websites lik... [ Read full article ]

18 February 2009  0 Comments

FluentConfiguration -- New API to configure NHibernate

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Fluent NHibernate from the very beginning provides really clean API to configure NHibernate. I didn't expect to see any changes in this area ... but yet new "fluent" way to configure NHibernate has been introduced.This is the way I was using so fa... [ Read full article ]

17 February 2009  0 Comments


EPiServer - Outgoing Links

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

In this post I will show how to get list of all referenced pages (and files) for any EPiServer page. Although it sounds like a trivial task, in fact, it's not so obvious. First of all it's necessary to realize that there are two major groups of... [ Read full article ]

16 February 2009  0 Comments


Basic Software Estimation Concepts

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

In one of my recent posts I was writing that single point estimates are meaningless. In this post I would like to carry on with this topic and talk about a few other fundamental concepts for software estimation based on Steve McConnell's "Software... [ Read full article ]

14 February 2009  0 Comments

EPiServer 5 R2 and Link Collection property

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

With EPiServer 5 R2 new property type was released -- Link Collection. It looks like a EPiServer's version of very popular Mulitipage property. In this post I would like to show you exactly how it can be used and also what are the pros and cons.... [ Read full article ]

12 February 2009  0 Comments


Fluent NHbernate and Collections Mapping

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

You can find some bits and pieces about mapping collections with NHibernate in many different places but yet I decided to write another post about it. What is different about my post? I hope to gather here all (in one place) relevant information... [ Read full article ]

06 February 2009  0 Comments


One Blog - One Major Topic

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

What makes any blog popular and successful? High quality posts, interesting comments, frequent updates ... those are obvious qualities which finally, with time, will pay off. But is it that enough to attract people to subscribe your blog? One good... [ Read full article ]

03 February 2009  0 Comments


Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

About me

I work for Cognifide as a software developer. Currently I’m a member of the team specializing in EPiServer based solutions. My technical interests are mainly related to the server-side architecture of data and business layers. Other area which I really enjoy are Web 2.0 related technologies like Silverlight and AJAX.

Skype: marek_bl



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