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Top 10 Kentico Websites for March 2016

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

They say March comes in like a lion — and these websites have the strength to back that up! Come with us to see the power of the Kentico platform and the effectiveness of digital marketing in these amazing ten projects. 

Kentico EMS Corporate License

Richard Brulík    —       —    Featured Article

Kentico is happy to announce the new Corporate licensing option for Kentico EMS, which removes all roadblocks for clients. The Kentico EMS Corporate License not only offers support for unlimited users, unlimited websites, and unlimited pre-production environments, it also allows clients the ability to use the solution across unlimited servers as well.

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Application Insights for Kentico

Brian McKeiver    —       —    Article

At the recent Build 2016 conference Microsoft really wowed developers with all sorts of new bells and whistles for Visual Studio, Azure, Bots, and Windows 10.  Included in some of the new enhancements for ASP.Net and Visual Studio was a pretty cool new feature called Visual Studio Application Insights. According to Microsoft, Application Insights allow developers to detect issues, solve problems and continuously improve their applications. The technology is intended to help quickly diagnose any problems in a live application.

Since my team and I are in charge of monitoring quite a few web applications, I found the topic of Application Insights particularly interesting as it relates to Kentico based applications. I immediately thought of questions like would this technology work for web applications only hosted in Azure, or would it also work for existing applications that were on-premise. I was also curious if how easy it was to install and use the technology, how much overhead that it introduces, and exactly how the heck does it actually work. 

Keep reading to find out how easy it is to add Visual Studio Application Insights to a Kentico based web application and what value, if any, this technology can add to your every day job as a web developer or architect.

Technology Partnership Webinar - Compare for Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Compare for Kentico was built to solve the problem of challenging deployments in CMS projects that fail all too often when multiple environments (Dev, QA, Production) and multiple development teams are in play. Using Compare for Kentico makes deployment easier, quicker, and more reliable than deploying by hand. Compare gives developers the ability to see the differences visually across two Kentico environments at the same time and know whether or not a change should be deployed. 

Creating a Braintree Payment Gateway in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Every e-commerce site is different, and with so many payment processors available, developers are often tasked with integrating with a new system for each project. While legacy providers like Authorize.NET and PayPal have been used for years, newer providers are being launched all the time, expanding the options for companies. In this blog, I’ll show you how to integrate with Braintree, a simple payment gateway with a powerful API behind it. 

Editing Custom Module Data on the Live Site

Roman Hutnyk    —       —    Article

Despite the fact that Kentico provides nice interface for managing data inside of the custom modules, sometimes there is a need to provide user to do so on the live site. There are appropriate web parts for editing pages, working with online forms or custom tables, but I couldn't find any control that provides similar functionality for custom module class. In this post I want to share with you solution I found.

How Kentico Can Increase Your Bottom Line: Content Personalization

Laura Frese    —       —    Article

Have you ever thought it was odd that even though your customers are different people with different needs, they all see the same home page when they visit your site? Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to show content depending on your customers geographical region, visited pages, or some other custom attribute or activity? Kentico has you covered with content personalization!

How Compare For Kentico Works - Part 3

Brian McKeiver    —       —    Article

This is the third part of the How Compare For Kentico Works blog post series. Make sure that read part 2 first before reading this post. In this third post I show you how to use the final output of the comparison and give you examples of how my team at BizStream uses the tool.

Keep reading to find out how you can cut your deployment time, be more confident that the deployment actually worked, and keep some of your own sanity intact when it comes to moving changes from one environment to the next.

 

A Day in the Life of a Kentico Technical Evangelist

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Technical Evangelist is a pretty unique title. Depending on who you ask, it may have several different definitions. For some, it’s all about blogs and forums, spreading information out to the masses. For others, it’s about growing a community and stimulating innovation. In this article, I wanted to give you a glimpse into this role within Kentico and let you know how I spend my time most days.