Featured Articles

Powering Alexa with Kentico Cloud

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

Websites. Mobile apps. Smartwatches. Wearables.  Digital assistants. How you deliver content is limitless, with so many options for how people consume and leverage information. Thanks to AI, people are integrating technology into their everyday lives and using it to get information from their favorite sources. Enter the Headless CMS. By hosting your content in a central location, you can easily provide your data to a digital butler with ease. In this article, I’ll show you how I powered Alexa with my Kentico Cloud content.

Kentico Top 10 Websites for April 2017

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

You can jump on the train with projects that will get you to incredible nature parks, show you what heavy machinery is, and how to help people in need. We, also, cannot forget to highlight our current Customer Success Story on the DollarWise Oil project that shone in Kentico’s Site of the Year 2015 in the Best Kentico EMS Implementation category.

Building Applications Using Microservices and Azure – Part 2

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured Article

Developing applications using microservices is a great way to increase functionality, without being solely dependent on a single solution. By using multiple systems and services, you can leverage the best from each platform. In Part 1 of this series, I showed you how I architected my personal site using a microservices. In this next edition, I’ll break down these integrations and show you how to leverage disconnected systems in your applications to achieve some powerful capabilities.

All Articles

Creating Module Installation Packages

Eric Dugre    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Installation packages create an easy way for developers to install, update, and uninstall your custom module, but they can take a bit of configuration before they’re ready to ship. This article should clarify the necessary steps to finalize your installation package.

5 Tips to Secure Your Kentico Sites

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Nothing spells disaster for a developer like an unsecure site. Whether it’s a vulnerability or a bad configuration, leaving your application exposed is just asking for trouble. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your deployments are safe. In this article, I’ll give you 5 ways you can lock down your site and hopefully keep your hair from falling out.

What Happens During a Kentico Upgrade?

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Here, I will try to demystify the Kentico Upgrade and shed some light on its components. Understanding the structure of the upgrade can be extremely helpful when troubleshooting problems, since it can help determine where something went wrong.  It can also give you some general peace of mind when starting this important process.

Using Azure Functions to Integrate Azure Search with Kentico Cloud

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

For the past few years, I’ve presented on Azure Search at several conferences and events. Microsoft’s Software-As-A-Service search solution is a great way to add powerful capabilities to a site with a few lines of code.  Combine that functionality with Azure Functions and a Headless CMS and you get a very powerful search experience for your applications. In this article, I’ll show you how I integrated Azure Search into my Kentico Cloud site, using Azure Functions.

Displaying Azure Database Statistics in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

When deploying Kentico to Azure, one of the biggest questions that comes up is what size database to use. While we publish some recommendations in our documentation, your individual mileage may vary. To know if your database is spec’d high enough, you need to understand how it’s performing. In this article, I’ll show you how you can quickly view your Azure Database information right from inside your site, using a custom utility.

Kentico Top 10 Websites for March 2017

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

This Easter has brought us a broad spectrum of projects that definitely deserve some attention. Let’s have a look at flourishing pieces of a puzzle that, all together, show how many industries Kentico serves. From heavy-industry, through non-profit to a strategic outsourcing services company, nothing is unachievable.

Kentico 1 on 1 - Talking E commerce with Kristian Bortnik

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

In this Kentico 1 on 1, I interviewed newly crowned MVP Kristian Bortnik from Web Design Magic. Kristian is the Head of Development there and has a lot of experience around customizing the Kentico Ecommerce engine. I thought it would be interesting for the community to hear Kristian’s approach to creating customized ecommerce solutions.

5 Reasons to Use the Kentico Cloud Boilerplate Project

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Innovative technology always presents a challenge for developers. Whether it’s a new platform or language, starting from scratch can be a tough task, even for seasoned software engineers. Luckily, nearly every new library or service has some open source projects available to help you get going. For completely new platforms like Kentico Cloud, these projects could be a huge help to developers new to the Headless CMS concept. In this article, I’ll give you 5 great reasons you should check out the Kentico Cloud Boilerplate project.