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Top 10 Kentico Websites for July 2015

Pavlína Mahovská    —       —    Featured Article

Our partners have been working on some very impressive websites this month encompassing fields from financial and tax services, through art galleries to children’s books, and almost every place in between. Can’t wait to see what you will have been up to this time next month!

Speeding Up Your First Request in Kentico by 50%

Marek Fesar    —       —    Featured Article

ASP.NET applications take their time when it comes to runtime compilation. And Kentico is no exception, as it is based on ASP.NET. Those who have been developing moderate-size or large applications know the story – after an application is compiled using msbuild in Visual Studio and the first page is requested, runtime compilation occurs. And the waiting comes. You have to wait for each page’s first load.

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Running Smart search on Azure

Jiri Kusak    —       —    Article

I decided to write this article because I wanted to share two things with you. The first one is how smart search works when running on Azure. The second one is how to troubleshoot the Smart search if it seems that it’s not working. This article is aimed at developers that want to know a little more about Kentico Smart search when using Microsoft Azure.

Maintenance in Kentico

Boris Pocatko    —       —    Article

Many developers think that by providing a finished website, their job is done. Even if they’ve followed all of our best practices regarding website design and setup, there is still an ongoing need to keep the overall system healthy. Websites should be serviced regularly; just like you would service your car.

There are several areas you should pay attention to when maintaining your website. The areas can be divided into:

  • Linking content
  • Unnecessary performance hogs 
  • Long term content strategy
  • Database health
  • File system health
  • Monitoring

We will take a look at each of these areas, and describe how to tackle them effectively in order to keep your website running smoothly for a long time. 

Kentico on Stack Overflow - How to Get Productive

Petr Svihlik    —       —    Article

The world's largest Q&A platform, Stack Overflow, is a perfect place to get and give online help on any programming topic, including Kentico. At this time, there are about 350 Kentico related questions, which is not bad but we believe we can do better. For starters, I'll share a few tips from my own experience on Stack Overflow with you. Let's start building an online knowledge base for Kentico together! 

Understanding Time Zones within Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

As an enterprise-class platform, Kentico must be able to handle implementations worldwide. Part of this support comes from Kentico’s ability to configure and manage time zones from within the platform, ensuring that all dates are correctly displayed. In this blog I will cover Kentico’s time zone support, available options for configuration, and some best practices when developing an application using this feature.

Quick Tip: Viewing Azure Storage Table Data

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Azure Storage tables are a great place to store non-relational data in an easy-to-access location with global availability. While writing to a table is very simple using the Azure Storage SDK, viewing the data may be a challenge for some developers. In this article, I will show you how to view and update this data quickly using some great tools provided by Microsoft.

Technical Webinar: Upgrade Best Practices

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Upgrading Kentico and feeling lost? Are you unsure about upgrading Kentico because of your customizations? Is there a possibility to customize Kentico while having a simple upgrade? Get answers to these questions and assure yourself that there is an easier way to upgrade to the newest version.