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Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s unpaid results – often referred to as “natural,” “organic,” or “earned” results.

— Wikipeida
People use search engines to gain relevant information from a reputable, or authoritative, source. This means that Search Engines have one job, to give […]

By |June 10th, 2015|SEO|0 Comments

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is a JSP capable web-server which allows us to develop test JSP projects.

Install the Java JDK and Maven for our build automation.

Download the installer: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi
Select the correct installer for you System and OS.
Run the installer that you downloaded.

Ensure that you have unchecked “Run Apache Tomcat” check box prior to clicking the Finish button.

Installing […]

By |December 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Setting up Maven

Maven is a build tool that automates everything related to building a software project, including:

Compiling all the source code
Generating the documentation from the source code
Packaging the complied code into a JAR or WAR archive file
Installing the packaged archives files on a server

To install Maven:

Go to Maven’s download page: http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi
Click on the apache-maven-3.2.5-bin.zip
Once the download is […]

By |December 31st, 2014|Setup and Configuration|0 Comments

Setting up Environment Variables

By updating the Windows PATH environment variable we can allow easier access to command line tools through the command prompt.

Navigate to Control Panel | System and Security | System | Advanced system settings.
A System Properties window will appear; in this window, select the Advanced tab and click on the Environment Variables button to open […]

By |December 31st, 2014|Setup and Configuration|0 Comments

Setting up Java

Go to the Java SE download page on the Oracle website: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
Click on the Java platform JDK download link; this will take you to the license agreement page. Accept the license agreement by selecting the “Accept License Agreement” radio button..
Click the download link for the proper build for you OS and system architecture.
Run the installation for […]

By |December 31st, 2014|Setup and Configuration|0 Comments

What is clean code?

The easiest way to differentiate between a good developer and a bad developer is the state in which they choose to leave their code. There are always reasons to rush through coding a project, but a good developer always seems to find the time to make the effort.

There are a host of reasons to […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|General Knowledge|0 Comments

IIS Express Installation

Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 Express is a free, simple and self-contained version of IIS that is optimized for developers. IIS 8.0 Express makes it easy to use the most current version of IIS to develop and test websites in development tools like Visual Studio and WebMatrix. IIS 8.0 Express has all the core […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|IIS|0 Comments

Sitefinity APIs

General API
Sitefinity has made a large effort to expose the functionality of the CMS through their API this allows developers to expand the functionality of the CMS to suite the site needs. While the API is fully developed and ready for use the documentation is currently unavailable.

API Reference Documentation
http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/ApiReference/webframe.html#topic1.html

View a Sample Usage of the […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Sitefinity|0 Comments

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What is Sitefinity

Sitefinity is a .NET cms allows companies to deliver personalized, responsive web experiences. The main focus by Telerik, the makers of Sitefinity, is on ease of use and complete extensibility with a fully-exposed API.

Website: http://www.sitefinity.com

Sitefinity makes use of a wide variety of technologies such as: .NET, Kendo UI, jQuery, HTML 5, and JavaScript.

Upgrade Plans: […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Sitefinity|0 Comments