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SDL Web 8.5 Developer Bootcamp

by Rob Stevenson-Leggett
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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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  • 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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  • To DD4T or Not to DD4T, That is the Question

    DD4T is a popular application framework choice with the SDL Tridion (soon to be SDL Web) platform. Why is it so popular, and is it right for you?

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  • SDL Web 8 highlights from the Tridion Developers Summit

    As a Tridion Certified Professional Developer, I have been eagerly anticipating the upcoming SDL Web 8 release for a while now, so I jumped at the opportunity to get a sneak peak of what is to come at the Tridion Developers Summit 2015, hosted in Amsterdam. The summit ran over two days, and ...

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  • Tridion & MVC, but not as we know it!

    On a recent project, I was asked to undertake a different approach to implementing a website in SDL Tridion using MVC. The application approach is similar to CWA, popular before the arrival of DD4T.

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  • How to setup SDL Tridion Profiling and Personalisation

    We have regular lunch time demos here at Building Blocks and a few days weeks months ago it was my turn. I'm usually the one hounding everyone else to do one, so I thought it was about time that I stepped up.

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  • SDL Tridion Bookmarklet Challenge Entry - Rename Tridion Item

    Way back in August, one of the SDL Tridion MVPs - Dominic Cronin, proposed a challenge to the SDL Tridion community. The challenge was to create a bookmarklet to perform something useful in the SDL Tridion GUI.

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  • Restoring a Tridion CMS Database in an Existing Environment

    Every now and then, I need to restore SDL Tridion CM databases between environments, and each time I have to recall all of the steps involved. This time, I decided to share them with the world.

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  • DD4T: 'Losing Control' of the HTML

    The introduction of DD4T (also known as Dynamic Delivery for Tridion) to the SDL Tridion world was a great day for developers and release managers. It provided a friendly developer experience, abstracted from Tridion, and also allowed for better release to production processes.

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  • Ambient Data Framework Claim Cartridges and ASP.Net HTTPModules

    Many of our clients work with a single technology stack, choosing to specialize in either Java or ASP.Net. Tridion as a platform utilizes both technologies, each to their strengths, for various pieces of functionality.

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  • SDL SmartTarget 2014: 5 reasons you shouldn't just code it yourself

    Last week I spent a couple of days in SDL's Amsterdam office learning about SmartTarget 2014. If you've never heard of SmartTarget I suggest reading Chris Morgan's post on our blog. Never having used SmartTarget before I was interested to see it in action and get a chance to dive into the inner ...

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