Author: Dominic Cronin

Some SDL Web MVPs discussing things in a cloister in Portugal 0

SDL Web MVP retreat

A couple of weeks ago, it was my privilege to attend the annual retreat of the SDL Web MVPs. SDL Web is a well-known suite of web content management software that is used by many large organisations to manage their web sites worldwide. It’s a fully-featured system that comes with...

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TryParse considered harmful….. sometimes.

It’s a common enough wisdom in programming that you should never catch an exception that you can’t handle. The reasons for this are well-known. The exception might be indicating that your system is unable to function correctly, and having your own code continue regardless is a recipe for disaster. There...

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Checking your DXA/DD4T JSON in the SDL Web broker database.

Recently, I’ve spent some time looking at both the Dynamic Delivery for Tridion (DD4T) framework, and SDL’s own Digital Experience Accelerator (DXA), which started life as a reference implementation for a modern “SDL Web”-based web  application and makes use of DD4T. In general, DD4T-based web applications get all their content-managed...

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Testing the SDL Web 8 micro-services

A couple of days ago, at the Tridion Developer summit, I did a “lightning talk” where in fifteen minutes flat, I rattled through my recent experiences of setting up publishing and content delivery using the new Topology Manager and micro-services in SDL Web 8. It’s hard to go into much...

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Publishing binary assets from SDL Tridion

Introduction In this blog post, I’m going to talk about publishing binary files from SDL Tridion. In particular, I’m going to go over some strange behaviour that you might see if you’re not careful with your templating, and why this happens, and what you can do to prevent it. When...

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Adding publications to Tridion via the core service

A few weeks ago I was privileged to attend the SDL Tridion MVP summit in Evora, Portugal. Needless to say, it was a very interesting few days, and as usual, we spent quite some time on some technical subjects. The most prominent of these was the Tridion Reference Implementation (TRI),...

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Tridion’s new API for Content Porting

Our old friend the Content Porter SDL Content Porter! You can’t live with it, and you can’t live without it. Many of us have served our time, making exports and imports as we moved our Tridion templates through the DTAP street or even nursemaiding long-running “ports” of actual content from...

The Razor Mediator for Tridion 0

The Razor Mediator for Tridion – in practice

In this article, I’m going to tell you about how we used the Razor mediator for Tridion to achieve cleaner and more maintainable templating on a recent project for one of Indivirtual’s customers. This is a useful technique, which will be attractive to many Tridion developers. How does that fit...