Basics of Sitecore Publishing Service

Dear Readers, As we all know, with Sitecore 8.2, Sitecore has introduced a new and faster alternative to Sitecore Publishing, called Sitecore Publishing Service. By default, Sitecore publishing works the way it is in its previous versions. The Sitecore Publishing Service is an add-on to Sitecore 8.2 and in case you want to use it, … Continue reading Basics of Sitecore Publishing Service

Is your Sitecore Application running slow? Lets speed it up then

Hello Sitecore Enthusiasts! We all love Developing and extending Sitecore CMS not just for the enterprise use that we do in our company, but even to know what sitecore is, how it works, use various Shared Source Module ,to know what some great developers have put up and trying to make some things of your own. Also, … Continue reading Is your Sitecore Application running slow? Lets speed it up then

Sitecore 6.4 Functionality – Layout Deltas

Hello Sitecore Lovers, We recently upgraded our Sitecore Solution from 6.3.1 to 6.4.1 Update - 6. And man! Must say Sitecore 6.4.1 is Superb! Page Editor looks truly professional and some very nice overall improvements to the instance. Here we are to talk about one of those -- called the Layout Deltas. So what is … Continue reading Sitecore 6.4 Functionality – Layout Deltas

Reading and Writing in Text Files with multiple programs accessing it simultaneously

Challenge: Have you ever faced a problem wherein two processes are accessing the same file, one is reading it and the other one is writing in it and one of them (mostly the reader process) gives error that the file is in use by another process? Well, I faced it multiple times in some small … Continue reading Reading and Writing in Text Files with multiple programs accessing it simultaneously

Does your Web Application on Production Servers Crash Unexpectedly?

Hello Friends! Have you ever faced a situation wherein your web application running on your production server undergoes a hard crash? Lets say you haven't  seen such an issue, still its better to know what to do in such cases. Concept Understanding: When any application crashes in the Development environment, its easy to understand where … Continue reading Does your Web Application on Production Servers Crash Unexpectedly?

Differences between SelectSingleItem and GetItem

Sitecore has a very versatile and robust architecture, adding up to many functionalities, and giving results based on some changes, providing advantages in some or the other way. Similar is the case with both these methods--GetItem() and SelectSingleItem() -- about which we are to talk today! Both the methods do the similar task -- to fetch … Continue reading Differences between SelectSingleItem and GetItem

Blocking IP Addresses from IIS

Hey Guys, This may be a funny title in the beginning, but by the end of it, you will surely know the importance of this! When would you Block IP Addresses? There may be some situations in your live environment, that you need to block a certain IP address or some IP addresses, so that … Continue reading Blocking IP Addresses from IIS

Agents or Jobs in Sitecore

Hey guys! In the previous post, we discussed about Frequency -- The minimum threshold after which any agent would be executed. This frequency helps us out specifically in making sure that any agent with an interval less than that of frequency will be executed only after the time interval set in frequency is elapsed! In … Continue reading Agents or Jobs in Sitecore

Check the Sitecore Frequency

Hey friends! Sitecore has provided many switches and settings to make and keep it manageable and maintainable. Give me a chance to introduce you to once such setting  -- Frequency. It is a setting present in the Web.config of Sitecore, rather a Tag present at the beginning of the Scheduling Tag. It takes a normal time format … Continue reading Check the Sitecore Frequency

Differences between GetChildren() and GetDescendants() Methods

While working with Sitecore, a question struck my mind. It was about the two methods of sitecore to fetch its sub-items or children. The question was what is the difference between the two methods and why do we have these two methods separately :(. I was sure of one point, that if these two methods are … Continue reading Differences between GetChildren() and GetDescendants() Methods