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  • Improving Search in Kentico 11 with Azure Search
    Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

    Everyone’s been to a site with truly awful search. You have an idea of what you are looking for, but no clue as to where to start. You click on the Search link and are taken to a box, with little else. Sure, you can get some results there, but we’ve all seen a list with “Page 1 of 1,580” at the bottom. Not very helpful, is it? Before you go throwing your monitor across the room, I’m happy to tell you that Kentico 11 is going to support Faceted Search! Long gone are the days of your users sifting through the abyss in search of their content. With Version 11’s Azure Search integration, you’ll be able to build an intuitive (and USABLE) search experience, no matter the content.


  • Using an Azure Function Webhook with Kentico Cloud
    Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

    Developers want to automate everything. Whether it’s moving code or testing a function, enslaving a machine to do your dirty work is the best way to exert your authority over computers, and to simplify your coding life. With Kentico Cloud’s new webhook support, the platform just got a lot more attractive to the development community. In this article, I’ll show you an example of how to use this new capability to streamline your applications.


  • 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.


  • Building Applications Using Microservices and Azure – Part 2
    Bryan Soltis    —       —    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.


  • Searching Files with Azure Search
    Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

    Over the past few years, I have spoken on Azure Search several times at user groups and conferences around the world. While many developers are familiar with Microsoft Azure and other cloud platforms, I’ve found many people still haven’t used Azure Search. In previous blogs, I’ve demonstrated how to integrate this service with Kentico. In this article, I’ll show some new functionality Microsoft added to the Azure Search SDK to index and search blobs (files) in Azure Storage.


  • Azure Search vs Kentico Search
    Chetan Sharma    —       —    Question

    Hi All,What are the benefits of moving a website with a lot of content to Azure Search instead of using smart search available within kentico?What possible improvements can I expect while moving to...


  • Jumping into MVC Development With Kentico - Part 2
    Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

    NOTE

    This blog is the second part of a two-part series. Be sure to check DevNet for the first part here.


  • Jumping into MVC Development With Kentico - Part 1
    Bryan Soltis    —       —    Article

    By now you’ve probably heard about some of the great advancements and features in Kentico 9. Improved MVC support was one of the most anticipated updates as more and more developers transition to the (not so young) web development pattern. To support this development model, Kentico has reworked some of its core APIs to better allow the creation and utilization of data outside of the core Kentico installation. In addition, a demo MVC project has been offered, demonstrating best practices and use cases when implementing Kentico with ASP.NET MVC.

    I decided to give MVC a shot using this demo project and upgrade some existing web parts I had created to the new development pattern. In this blog, I’ll show you how I took the Azure Search Integration Web Part, migrated it to MVC, and then into my demo site.

    NOTE

    This blog is the first of a two-part series. Be sure to check DevNet here for Part 2.