What to love and hate about Azure’s DocumentDB

Azure DocumentDB is Microsoft's fully-managed document-oriented NoSQL database service that is built to work within the Azure Cloud ecosystem much like SQL Azure, SQL Storage, Azure search, etc. DocumentDB is relatively a new player in the NoSQL world (it was released for general availability in April 2015). It comes with an impressive list of features and has gone ...

Sitefinity Asynchronous Search with WebAPI

Overview Sitefinity CMS features a powerful internal Search Engine that allows your site visitors to search your content and find what they are looking for. The Search Engine is built on top of the .NET port of the infamous Lunene Engine which powers an unlimited number of websites today. Unlike the solid Search Engine behind it, the Search ...

Running Cordova Multi-Device Hybrid App from Visual Studio On an iOS Device

Abstract In a previous post we looked at how we can build and deploy a Multi-Device Hybrid App from Visual Studio to an Android device. It was a fairly simple process and within a few minutes we managed to get the app running on the device. If you've done any cross-platform development before, you would agree that ...

Multi-Device Hybrid Apps… Where are the iOS and Windows Simulators?

In a previous post we have discussed how we can build and run the multi-device hybrid apps in a simulator for Android and we also demonstrated how we can build and deploy the application to a physical device. If you've recently upgraded your Visual Studio 2013 to Update 2, you might have noticed that there is no way ...

Running Cordova Multi-Device Hybrid App from Visual Studio On Android Device

As the name suggests, in this column I am going to show you how to run and debug your hybrid application from Visual Studio on your Android device. We will not be covering iOS here but in a later post. If you haven't started developing Multi-Device Hybrid applications in Visual Studio then I suggest that you take ...

Duplicate Page Templates in Sitefinity

Background One of the missing features that people were asking for in Sitefinity is the ability to duplicate page templates. The "duplicate" feature is only available for pages and not for page templates. I was recently working on a project and that was one of their key requirements. In this column, I will show you how ...

Using jQuery and other JavaScript Libraries in Sitefinity

Ever since Sitefinity 4 was released, developers were coming up with new approaches to include JQuery libraries and plugins in their Sitefinity websites.  The unpleasant fact is that their JavaScript code did not work under all circumstances. To make your plugins or libraries load in good order, your JavaScript code has to work when: You ...