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Turn On/Off Windows Services with PowerShell

Posted on May 11th, 2017.

In today’s .NET Web application development landscape, having up and running all the plethora of services needed for development could seriously affect your notebook performance. In my case, having up the services for SQL Server, MongoDB, IIS plus at least two browsers for testing accounts for approx. 7 GB of RAM and 30% of CPU...

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ASP.net

ASP.NET Core – How to Get and Write values to HTML Inputs outside the scope of a Model

Posted on May 8th, 2017.

When you come from ASP.NET WebForms directly to ASP.NET Core, you’ll see that lots and lots of old practices for getting an adding data into web page forms have changed completely. For example, ASP.NET Core heavily rely on Models for managing form data while on ASP.NET WebForms you were totally in charge of managing that part....

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Ready your Sitecore instance for Web Mastering team

Posted on April 27th, 2017.

Let’s assume that all the development for your new Sitecore project is complete. The next step now is to fill the website with content and prepare it for going live. The customer notified you that they want to use a dedicated team of webmasters which will be responsible for the entire content management process and asked you to...

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Windows OS

Possible fix to slow page load on Firefox after installing Bitdefender

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

If you notice that your web pages are loading very slow on Firefox right after Bitdefender 2016/2017 installation then you might need some tweaks to the antivirus settings in order to restore things to initial performance. These settings might not work like a charm of all computers but you can give it a try: Step 1: Go to Firewall module...

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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure – Cloud Hosting Offerings (PaaS vs IaaS)

Posted on April 5th, 2017.

The Big Picture Even though Cloud services providers are in the market for quite some time now, most custom IT solutions in the enterprise area are still hosted on good old virtual machines. It’s true, however, that nowadays the virtual machines that are hosted on major cloud solution providers have advanced scaling capabilities,...

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Sitecore

Improve Sitecore 8 start-up time after IIS reset

Posted on March 30th, 2017.

When you have a Sitecore instance which has more than 1 million items and it is hosted on an environment that is not properly scaled, you have a recipe for disaster. Not only that the website loads quite slow, but from time to time you will have to deal as well with unscheduled IIS resets. And when that happens, you will see that...

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Windows OS

Best Compromise for Windows 10 Scaling Issues

Posted on March 27th, 2017.

Windows 10 scales quite well now for high DPI devices in comparison with other previous windows version. On my Dell XPS 13 with QHD screen everything looks stunning. But, when you connect a 1080p monitor, everything breaks loose! Pretty much like other windows versions… You either get very small icons on the QHD display or very big icons...

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Javascript

How to keep a button disabled until the page is loaded

Posted on May 3rd, 2016.

There are cases when you need to keep a button disabled until the page is rendered. The main reason you may need this is to prevent the user from clicking on a button that is not functional at that point. The easiest way of achieving this is to follow these 2 steps: Disable the button from HTML: [crayon-59e5e542622c0850257361/] Enable...

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Project Management

The Minimum Set of Agile Project Management, No Matter the Project Type

Posted on April 27th, 2016.

The research to find the minimum set of Agile practice that you can use in any project type came as a necessity for me. In the past I tried several methodologies pretty much by the book, but the reality of the projects made most of them not to fit perfectly. Most of the encountered issues were caused by contract types, dependencies with...

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Project Management

Common Issues in IT Contracts

Posted on March 1st, 2016.

Although I am not a legal expert, during all this time since I was involved in web development, I have seen quite a few issues or pitfalls in IT contracts that can significantly affect the project’s life cycle. Furthermore, when they do affect the project, they do it in a very frustrating way because you usually develop specific...