Dynamic Category Page Search Faceting with Epi Find

The goal is to create the most dynamic E-Commerce Category pages possible with Epi Commerce & Find. First lets clarify the terminology. By category page i am referring to the EPi Commerce "NodeContent" type used to structure the product catalog.  Customers will be able to navigate the site using this category structure seeing the top … Continue reading Dynamic Category Page Search Faceting with Epi Find

Getting the Content Reference from EPiServer Content Approval Events

Although this post is quite trivial, EPiServer Content Approvals are a large step forward from the old functionality and as it's relatively recent, there's not a lot of posts out there on customising the engine. Most importantly i would have found this post useful had i found it last week! My requirement is simple in … Continue reading Getting the Content Reference from EPiServer Content Approval Events

Using Azure Queues in EPiServer

EPiServer's DXC cloud based Azure platform as a service provides the availability and scalability necessary to auto scale enterprise level high transaction applications. DXC has bundled within it' set up an Azure Storage Account used for Blob Storage and a Service Bus used for managing events such as invalidation of cache between instances. Once your … Continue reading Using Azure Queues in EPiServer

Building an EPiServer Campaign Connector for Transactional Emails

This post was originally written as a work around to the EPiServer's Campaign Connector's limitation of being tied to one client. However as @David kindly points out in his comment below this has been rectified in version 5.0.0 of the Episerver Connect for Marketing Automation package. However the information below may still be helpful for non … Continue reading Building an EPiServer Campaign Connector for Transactional Emails

Unified Commerce Solutions with EPiServer, Avensia Storefront and Dynamics for Finance & Operations

Episerver Commerce and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly branded Dynamics AX) are two of the global leaders in their respective Commerce and ERP fields. In this article, we'll explore how we can integrate these platforms to empower businesses with full unified commerce solutions. We'll start with the fundamental reasons we would tackle … Continue reading Unified Commerce Solutions with EPiServer, Avensia Storefront and Dynamics for Finance & Operations

Choosing betwen Umbraco and EPiServer CMS

EPiServer and Umbraco are excellent .Net CMS platforms. EPiServer is an enterprise level fully licensed product while Umbraco is an open source option driven by a passionate community of developers. If you are choosing between these two options, there are a number of factors that you should consider and I want to touch on these … Continue reading Choosing betwen Umbraco and EPiServer CMS

Picking the correct Agile Process

In software development, there are two popular and much-debated categories of process workflow in software development: Waterfall and Agile. Agile software development requires thorough planning with rigid requirements at development time. Agile software development is executed in short iterations where planning is done in its entirety up front in Waterfall. Even on a Waterfall project … Continue reading Picking the correct Agile Process

8 Web Security Standards for every .Net MVC web application

Security is a beast! As a bare minimum, we need to ensure our applications meet industry best practices when released into the wild. The vast majority of attacks seek to exploit common vulnerabilities so by implementing basic standards we can dramatically reduce risk. Reviewing the 8 practices below are a great start when assessing the security of your coding … Continue reading 8 Web Security Standards for every .Net MVC web application