Sunday, November 2, 2014

Getting Started with T4 templates

Recently, I had to troubleshoot an issue that involved TDS code generation of Glass mapper items. This got me looking at T4 templates, and I have been struck at how cleanly this is implemented and how good the MSDN documentation is (, which some of the examples below are from.)  I like stuff you can get up and running in a few minutes.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

MongoDB Links

Recently, I've been doing a lot of research into MongoDB in preparation for a talk at Sitecore Symposium.  Here are some useful resources I've come across:

Monday, June 23, 2014

Switching Solr from port 8983

The canonical port for Solr is 8983, but there are circumstances where you may want to change this. For example, if you wish to experiment with a new release, or you want your various Sitecore development instances to hit separate instances of Solr.  Here are three options for changing the port number.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Solr Cores and Custom Indexes

My adventures with Solr continue!  I was working recently on a feature that required sorting results by the value of a field of a linked item.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Solr Core Discovery

I did a walk-through post awhile back on setting up Solr as a Sitecore 7 index provider.  One of the steps involved defining a "core" (also refered to as a "collection") to hold the indexes.  The way I described is no longer required, as of Solr 4.4, and will no longer work with Solr 5.  (Solr is currently on release 4.6.1).