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Top 10 Kentico Websites for June 2016

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

Long, hot summer days are here—finally! So sit back, relax, and soak up the rays. And why not bask in the glory of this month's Top 10? From New York to Australia, these websites will make you feel like you're on holiday, even if you're only treating yourself to a staycation!

Poll: Vote for Topics at the Kentico APAC Partner Day

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

We are excited to announce that we will be bringing the Kentico APAC Partner Day to Sydney and Melbourne this August! As part of the event, we will be presenting three different developer topics, each focusing on an important area of the platform. We are looking to the development community to help us decide the topics to make this event as great as possible.

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Kentico Rocks Podcast Episode 17

Brian McKeiver    —       —    Article

In this episode of Kentico Rocks, Brian McKeiver and Bryan Soltis review the state of using ASP.NET MVC in Kentico 9. The discussion includes why MVC matters for Kentico developers and Kentico partners, some tips and real world experience with using MVC in Kentico, and use cases for where MVC makes sense over the venerable Kentico portal engine. Listen on to find out if you should be using MVC in your own Kentico website development process.

Quick Tip: Understanding the Macro Report in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Macros are a great way to add dynamic values to your content and configurations and are a helpful tool for developers. However, they can sometimes cause problems with a website’s performance and functionality if there is an issue with resolving the values. When this happens, it’s often difficult to find every instance of where a macro is implemented. Luckily, Kentico provides a helpful report to tell you where in the system a macro is used.

Kentico Mistry Magic - Lesson 1

Ilesh Mistry    —       —    Article

Kentico Mistry Magic's are short videos showing some Kentico hints and tips, which I hope you all will find useful. 

The idea behind these videos is to show the users quick and easy ways on perfoming specific tasks within Kentico. The videos will be really short so you can watch them on the move, whenever if you have a few minutes or even when making a tea or coffee!   
The first Kentico Mistry Magic - Lesson 1, is about Kentico Web Part Performance Best Practices. This short video illustrates the different hints and tips the Kentico Developers should be performing when they add web parts onto a page. Those hints and tips, should be something every Kentico Developer should be doing.

Using BulkInsert to Import Data in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

From product data to blog posts, populating applications with data is part of many Kentico projects, especially when a website is being redesigned. Kentico provides several options for getting this data into the site, but sometimes companies have to develop a custom solution to achieve their specific needs. In this blog, I’ll show you how can leverage the BulkInsert API to simplify your imports and speed up your application.

Dynamically Replacing Content in Kentico - Part 1

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Nearly every article features keywords and terms that grab the reader’s attention and emphasize the writer’s point. Whether it’s referencing a popular technology or product, wise authors know that using the correct terms and references within their content can greatly improve its readability and SEO. In this blog, I’ll show you how to leverage Custom Tables and the Kentico API to replace terms dynamically with links, ensuring your content is as engaging as possible.

Reducing the Number of SQL Queries on Your Website

Boris Pocatko    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

I’ve found that quite often the same data is used over and over again on a website. I would bet that you do the same thing, retrieving the same DataSet or a subset of entries of the same DataSet on multiple pages. Without any additional thought on configuration, the system will execute as many SQL queries as there are listings on your website. Let’s have a look at how to bring down the number of executed SQL queries to a single one.

How Search For Kentico Works

Brian McKeiver    —       —    Article

In the second quarter of 2016 BizStream launched Compare for Kentico, part of the BizStream Toolkit, a suite of add-ons for Kentico developers. Today I'm proud to review the second tool of the toolkit, Search for Kentico.

The goal for Search for Kentico is to be able to easily search across every object in your Kentico instance. If you search for a term like "console.log", our tool will look through every piece of code you have in your website, on the filesystem, as well as every database object that Kentico knows about (and doesn't know about) and return you intelligent results. 

This is a very useful feature in case you want to check for debug statements, look out for dev URLs in content or email templates, or rename a column or SQL View name in the database. Now instead of waiting for some dependent object to possibly error, you can move on with confidence that your rename worked. Keep reading after the jump to find out how this free tool works.