SolrCore Initialization Failures – xConnect Sitecore 9

Since Sitecore 9 was released a few weeks back, I’ve been digging into the new release and there are lots of new things to play with. One of the most […]

Sitecore Code Generation of Glass Models using serialized data with Sitecore.CodeGenerator

I was looking for a way to automatically generate Glass Models for my Sitecore Templates that had been serialized using Unicorn’s Rainbow YAML serialization formatter and came across this post  by […]

Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Revisited – Team City

Last year I wrote two posts about Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Part 1 and Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Part 2 Since then I’ve tweaked the deployment process and made […]

Sitecore 8.2.5 Azure ARM Template Gotchas

I am a bit (a lot) late to the Sitecore Azure PaaS party, Sitecore has supported deployments to Azure using Web Apps since  Sitecore XP 8.2 Update-1 (rev. 161115) but have […]

Cardiff Sitecore Technical User Group – August 2017

Jonathan Robbins (@ISlayTitans) and I spoke at the Cardiff Sitecore Technical User Group – August 2017. The talk was titled A developer always pays his tech debts and we discussed going from […]

Sitecore Technology MVP 2017

Sitecore recently announced their MVP award’s for 2017  and I have again been awarded the Sitecore Most Valuable Professional Technologist Award, one of only 215 Technologist awarded worldwide. This year, Sitecore has designated 215 […]

I had a requirement to implement sequentially numbered WFFM form submissions to identify submissions, email address would not do as we anticipated multiple applications per email. Nothing out of the box […]

Automatically generating SemVer release numbers for your Continuous Delivery Pipeline with GitVersion and TeamCity

Following on from my posts Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Part 1 – TeamCity Setup and Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Part 2 – Octopus Deploy Setup, I’ve added another step to achieve Semantic Versioning […]

Upgrading to MonogDB 3.2 for Sitecore 8.0 xDB

If you are running Sitecore 8 Update 5 or less then you are likely running MongoDB 2.6 as the compatibility table states this is the only supported version since Sitecore XP […]

Diagnosing a Sitecore Memory Leak when using a Custom Controller Factory

The Problem An application is using excessive amounts of memory causing slow response times and application pool recycles.   Reproducing the issue Generate some load for your application locally, I used […]