Quick Tip: Retrieving fields for any class in Kentico

Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Have you ever needed to get all the fields for a page type in Kentico? Maybe you needed to know the list of fields that make up a class in a custom module. In this blog, I’ll show you a quick way to retrieve the fields for any class in your system.  And just for fun, I’ll implement it using a custom macro.

Kentico Makes Top 20 List of CMS Solutions

Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 15:49:09 GMT

Capterra recognition is third industry award earned this year 

Powering Alexa with Kentico Cloud

Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Websites. Mobile apps. Smartwatches. Wearables.  Digital assistants. How you deliver content is limitless, with so many options for how people consume and leverage information. Thanks to AI, people are integrating technology into their everyday lives and using it to get information from their favorite sources. Enter the Headless CMS. By hosting your content in a central location, you can easily provide your data to a digital butler with ease. In this article, I’ll show you how I powered Alexa with my Kentico Cloud content.

Kentico Top 10 Websites for April 2017

Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 11:09:44 GMT

You can jump on the train with projects that will get you to incredible nature parks, show you what heavy machinery is, and how to help people in need. We, also, cannot forget to highlight our current Customer Success Story on the DollarWise Oil project that shone in Kentico’s Site of the Year 2015 in the Best Kentico EMS Implementation category.

Creating Module Installation Packages

Published: Sat, 13 May 2017 18:21:14 GMT

Installation packages create an easy way for developers to install, update, and uninstall your custom module, but they can take a bit of configuration before they’re ready to ship. This article should clarify the necessary steps to finalize your installation package.

5 Tips to Secure Your Kentico Sites

Published: Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Nothing spells disaster for a developer like an unsecure site. Whether it’s a vulnerability or a bad configuration, leaving your application exposed is just asking for trouble. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your deployments are safe. In this article, I’ll give you 5 ways you can lock down your site and hopefully keep your hair from falling out.

What Happens During a Kentico Upgrade?

Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Here, I will try to demystify the Kentico Upgrade and shed some light on its components. Understanding the structure of the upgrade can be extremely helpful when troubleshooting problems, since it can help determine where something went wrong.  It can also give you some general peace of mind when starting this important process.

Using Azure Functions to Integrate Azure Search with Kentico Cloud

Published: Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

For the past few years, I’ve presented on Azure Search at several conferences and events. Microsoft’s Software-As-A-Service search solution is a great way to add powerful capabilities to a site with a few lines of code.  Combine that functionality with Azure Functions and a Headless CMS and you get a very powerful search experience for your applications. In this article, I’ll show you how I integrated Azure Search into my Kentico Cloud site, using Azure Functions.

Building Applications Using Microservices and Azure – Part 2

Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Developing applications using microservices is a great way to increase functionality, without being solely dependent on a single solution. By using multiple systems and services, you can leverage the best from each platform. In Part 1 of this series, I showed you how I architected my personal site using a microservices. In this next edition, I’ll break down these integrations and show you how to leverage disconnected systems in your applications to achieve some powerful capabilities.

Displaying Azure Database Statistics in Kentico

Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

When deploying Kentico to Azure, one of the biggest questions that comes up is what size database to use. While we publish some recommendations in our documentation, your individual mileage may vary. To know if your database is spec’d high enough, you need to understand how it’s performing. In this article, I’ll show you how you can quickly view your Azure Database information right from inside your site, using a custom utility.

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