Blog entries tagged with Software Development

PowerShell for EPiServer – cheat sheet – Part 2

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

  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 –... [ Read full article ]

10 May 2011  0 Comments


Easy Enum property for EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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 –... [ Read full article ]

26 December 2009  0 Comments


SoakIE – a Web Server Stress Tool with a twist

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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... [ Read full article ]

10 May 2009  0 Comments


SoakIE – a Web Server Stress Tool with a twist

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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... [ Read full article ]

10 May 2009  0 Comments


Advanced Language Manipulation Tool for EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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 counterpa... [ Read full article ]

06 April 2009  0 Comments


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

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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 coup... [ Read full article ]

17 March 2009  0 Comments


Simple registration for files served by EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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... [ Read full article ]

15 March 2009  0 Comments


PageType Inheritance

by: Fredrik Tjärnberg

I have  been spending some late nights on a tool for providing inheritance like relations between PageTypes. PageType inheritance is one of the most frequent requests from the EPiServer developer community that’s been around… well basically...... [ Read full article ]

10 March 2009  13 Comments


WebParts based Sidebar for EPiServer – how to use it?

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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... [ Read full article ]

08 January 2009  0 Comments


WebParts based Sidebar for EPiServer – the motivation and specification

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

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... [ Read full article ]

08 January 2009  0 Comments


Scrum - why extending sprint (iteration) length is usually not a good idea

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

I have to admit -- I'm a big fan of short iterations and I have plenty of reasons for it! But what does short mean? In most cases 2 week iteration is a good start. You should consider shorter iterations only if rule of having at least four, five... [ Read full article ]

23 August 2008  0 Comments

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Mary Poppendieck -- The role of leadership in software development

by: Marek Blotny ( Cognifide )

Recently I keep finding lots of interesting stuff about team management. This time talk of Mary Poppendieck “The role of leadership In software development” came to my attention. I found it on Google's Tech Talks Channel. But what is it all about?... [ Read full article ]

10 August 2008  0 Comments


Fix for EPiServer CMS5 interfering with your EPiServer 4

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

The problem that can make a grown up man cry… You’re editing your EPiServer 4 project and suddenly the edit mode stops working. the server reports compilation errors. something along the lines: Compiler error: CS0433: Type „EPiServer.Global” exist... [ Read full article ]

27 June 2008  0 Comments


Text-Image generation - VirtualPathProvider for EPiServer (and ASP.NET in general) – Part 2 (configuration)

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

The configuration of the module is a descendant of any EPiServer Virtual Path Provider configuration. This aspect is fairly well described on EPiServer pages. A sample configuration for the TextImageVirtualPathProvider can look as follows [ Read full article ]

24 June 2008  0 Comments


Text-Image generation - VirtualPathProvider for EPiServer (and ASP.NET in general) – Part 1

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

The module code is already available on Epicode SVN, the relevant wiki pages will be following as soon as documentation is complete. The use case is as follows: The client wants the site to look exactly as in a template provided as a image, the te... [ Read full article ]

23 June 2008  0 Comments


CogniScale - virtual hosting made easy

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

We’ve not been talking much about it and that’s partially my fault as well (busy with other projects), but Cognifide has a really cool initiative called Cognifide Labs that we intend to grow over time. The plan is to devote up to 10% company time... [ Read full article ]

02 June 2008  0 Comments


Scrum for Team System 2.1

by: Per Bjurström

So, only two weeks after RTM a 2.1 shows up of Scrum for Team System , and not a word on the bugs they fixed - just som generic description . I really would like to see more transparancy from Conchango, and hoping that they dogfood their own... [ Read full article ]

17 March 2008  0 Comments


Episerver’s brand new blogger

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

I’m really glad to notice that Marek is getting into blogging about EPiServer. Marek is a really bright developer and a colleague at Cognifide with a number of successful EPiServer projects in his portfolio, we’ve worked together on Faceted... [ Read full article ]

04 March 2008  0 Comments


Faceted Service Structure

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

This article is a part of the series describing the faceted navigation system for EPiServer that we have developed in Cognifide and that’s already proven to be a robust solution for delivering tagged content a heavy traffic site. The engine will b... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2008  0 Comments


Faceted Navigation Engine Nomenclature

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

This article is the second of a series describing the faceted navigation system for EPiServer that we have internally developed in Cognifide, that’s already proven to be a robust solution for delivering tagged content a heavy traffic site, which... [ Read full article ]

24 January 2008  0 Comments


The challenges of a high traffic site with EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

…with an unconventional approach to data fetching. This article is a first of a series describing the faceted navigation system for EPiServer that we have internally developed in Cognifide and that’s already proven to be a robust solution for... [ Read full article ]

23 January 2008  0 Comments


We are The EPiServer, you will be assimilated. Resistance is futile!

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

This is a slightly dated post (written around November last year), that I forgot to post some time ago, so bare in mind, we’ve already started working on the faceted navigation getting open source status and I’ve updated the first sentece to inclu... [ Read full article ]

23 January 2008  0 Comments


EPiServer property getter cleaner-upper

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

Just a daily time saver, for reuse at another time. Any old time windows developer, will remember the fun of using the ini files with GetPrivateProfileString. As much as ini files sucked there is one nice aspect of that call - you can setup a... [ Read full article ]

09 November 2007  0 Comments


Is EpiServer a hard-shelled clam or what?

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

As much as I seem to be enjoying my trip with EpiServer there are some little things I don’t seem to appreciate all that much and I’m not quite sure how to work around some of them in an elegant way. EpiServer has a fairly advanced way of dealing... [ Read full article ]

30 August 2007  0 Comments


The great missing feature of EPiServer

by: Adam Najmanowicz (Cognifide)

As we’ve been debating with Steve in the EpiCode IRC channel (Come on, join us there! You know you want it!) a few days ago, probably one of the biggest missing features in EPiServer is multi-page property. Yes there seems to be a fairly robust... [ Read full article ]

22 May 2007  0 Comments

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