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by Tom Simm
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  • How to quickly & Easily Create 404 & 500 pages for Sitecore

    In 8.2, Sitecore has fixed the almost legendary 404 showing as a 302 bug that us Sitecore developers are very familiar with having to fix. However, while we’re now correctly reporting the right error codes, what we don’t have is a custom branded 404 or 500 page.

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  • The Anatomy of a URL

    I often find that there are some misconceptions regarding the structure of a URL and want to produce a clear definition of a properly formatted URL along with an explanation of the constituent parts and the purpose they serve.

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  • Join the SDL Web Community Slack

    BB’s Tom Simm and Rob Stevenson-Leggett, together with BB alumni Ryan Durkin and Chris Morgan, have set up SDL Web Community Slack for SDL Web (Tridion) developers.

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  • Using Meld as a Git Merge Tool on Windows

    Recently Windows 10 has updated with the “Creators Update” which, while I know you’re all really excited for the 3D mode for MS Paint, also includes a whole host of updates for the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including Windows Linux interoperability.

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  • SDL Web UK User Group April 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the SDL Web/Tridion UK User Group. The meet up is organised by our old friend Ryan Durkin. It was the first one in a while (3 years!) and it was good to see a strong Building Blocks posse come down for support.

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  • Try Our SDL Web 8 Topology Generator

    I recently set about creating a Topology Generator, to make setting up a Topology in SDL Web 8 easier. Currently, Topologies can only be created using powershell scripts, which are prone to error and prove quite laborious to write. Initially, I started doing something with spreadsheets which was a ...

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  • SDL Web 8.5 Developer Bootcamp

    I recently headed over to SDL Amsterdam to learn about the latest features and functionality of SDL Web 8.5 in a two day workshop.

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  • What's new with Sitecore commerce 8.2.1?

    Sitecore has laid the foundations of its commerce product strategy with the recently launched Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1. Optimised for enterprise and upper mid-market B2C/B2B customers, Sitecore Commerce is ideally for organisations who do not have advanced contract management requirements.

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  • BB's Key Highlights from SUGCON 2016

    Recently, a group of Building Blocks developers headed off to Copenhagen to take part in the Sitecore User Group Conference (SUGCON), an annual event predominantly aimed at developers,which offers the opportunity to learn and discuss Sitecore as a platform.

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  • SQL Server 2016 released with plans to run on Linux

    Microsoft has begun a wave of launch activities for its most significant release of SQL Server 2016, with general availability planned for later this year.

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  • SDL Web 8: Topology Manager And Setting Up Publishing

    SDL Web 8 was officially released in December 2015. In the webinars and documentation we have learned that the way the publishing infrastructure is set up has changed. Introducing: a new core module called Topology Manager.

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  • SDL Product Setup Wizard ended prematurely (Cloned Tridion Environment)

    If you ever come across an SDL Tridion Product Installation ending prematurely while installing on a Cloned Tridion machine, you may need to check two places in your Registry.

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