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Top 10 Kentico Websites for May 2017

Jana Repáková    —       —    Featured Article

These projects have something to tell… Not only will they take you on incredible nature journeys, but they will welcome you on board, or show you what delicious food is. Let’s look at what blossoms May brought us. 

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.

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5 Tips for Debugging Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

For a .NET developer, working with Kentico is usually a straight-forward process. Thanks to extensive documentation, dedicated support, and loads of blog posts from the community, finding help is relatively easy. Sometimes, no matter who you talk to, you still need to understand more about what’s happening with your site to solve your issue. Luckily, there are quite a few debugging options within the platform to help you get answers. In this blog, I’ll cover some of these tools, and hopefully help you move forward with your development. 

Getting to Know the Kentico Cloud .NET SDK Delivery API Filters

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Once you get started developing with Kentico Cloud, you’ll quickly realize the power of the platform is its accessibility. By leveraging industry-standard services to retrieve information, companies can architect robust solutions capable of delivering content to any device. In this article, I’ll be introducing you to the various filters that are available within the Delivery API to help you understand how to get your content quickly. 

Understanding the ScriptHelper API in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Unless you’re sticking to your web design skills from 1998, you mostly are incorporating some sort of front-end framework into your applications. Whether it’s JavaScript libraries, templating engines, or just some sweet code to add trails to your mouse movements, external scripts often power the captivating experience users have come to expect. In this article, I’ll give you some important information on the ScriptHelper class in Kentico to help build out your controls. 

Creating the Kentico Cloud Showcase Site

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Over the past few months the Kentico Roadshow has brought updates and technical information to cities around the world. If you attended any of these sessions, you got to hear about the .NET Core Boilerplate project for Kentico Cloud. As part of the presentation, we showed you how to build a site in minutes using this open-source project. In this article, I’ll share with you the process we covered, as well as all source code for the showcase site. 

Ajax Helper Module

Eric Dugre    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

This new Kentico 10 module provides an interface for creating custom responses to return data from the database in an AJAX request.

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.