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Displaying Azure Database Statistics in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Featured 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.

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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.

Creating an Outdated Content Notification Task in Kentico

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Having expired content on your site is the quickest way to kill traffic and interest. If users don’t see regular updates to your content, they’ll lose interest and likely not return. Ensuring their experience is fresh and relevant is the key to keeping your visitors interested and coming back. In this article, I’ll show you how to create a Scheduled Task in Kentico to notify your content owners when their pages are getting stale to ensure you provide the most engaging experience possible.

Adding Application Insights to a .NET Core Site in Azure

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Once you select Azure as your hosting platform, a vast world of resources becomes available. From CDNs to Load Balancers, Microsoft’s cloud has loads of great services to help you develop and maintain your applications. Because performance is king, adding Application Insights to your site is a great way to stay on top of issues and understand how your application is performing. In this article, I’ll show you how to add this great monitoring tool to your .NET Core applications.

Using the Kentico Cloud Personalization API

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

Personalizing a user’s experience is a great way to make a connection with your audience. By customizing their visit to your site, you create a welcoming environment that helps build loyalty and trust. Along with great content management and delivery capabilities, Kentico Cloud also offers a dedicated API for implementing this tailored experience. In this article, I’ll show you how to integrate the Kentico Cloud Personalization API within your application.

Feed the Beast

Michal Kadák    —       —    Featured Article

Dogfooding is such a weird word. It doesn't sound like something even close to a good thing. Despite that lingual issue, it is the very best thing to do. And we did. However, we didn't do it because we wanted to test our product a little more. The reason behind it is way nobler.

How to Delete Inactive Contacts in Batches in Kentico 8

Pavel Jiřík    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

When your database is very large, and you suddenly enable the deletion of inactive contacts (Settings application -> On-line marketing -> Contact management -> Inactive contacts -> Delete inactive contacts), the scheduled task responsible for the deletion may result in a timeout as it tries to delete all inactive contacts at once.

Developing Applications Using Microservices and Azure – Part 1

Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

As more companies transition to a modular development model, integration with different services and platforms has become a common approach in many projects. By leveraging multiple systems, developers can build out complex applications, incorporating functionality from several sources to accomplish their goals. Many of these systems are small, light-weight services designed to perform a single function or purpose.  In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of building an application using these microservices and Microsoft Azure.