IMPROVING YOUR UMBRACO WEBSITES PERFORMANCE ISSUES

Typically, when developers are faced with performance improvements, a natural first area to look at is optimising the backend code. In recent years, a lot of research has been done in this area and according to 'High-performance websites' in most cases, the big quick wins are usually found in the frontend. According to the research done in 'High-performance websites' on average only 10-20% of the page load is the actual HTML and the rest are

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Disable automatic ConnectionString parameterization in WebDeploy

In this post I would like to show you how to disable automatic connectionString parameterization in WebDeploy.  By default WebDeploy parameterizes all the ConnectionStrings in the web.config for a project.  This always confuses developers when they are first converting over to parameterization from config transforms. You can open the resulting MSDeploy package zip file and the parameters.xml file to find parameter entries for each of your connections string with the name: You can use

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Configuration Data in ASP.NET Core

Depending on your context you may not want to be storing these types of application settings in configuration files that are committed to source control. As you would expect, my local environment for development and once I deploy to Azure have completely different configurations. So how do you change the configuration from local to production? If you are used to using appSettings from the app.config and web.config, you may have been going down the road of transforming and replacing values with tools With

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How to Deploying Joomla Containers using Docker Composer

Docker Compose is a tool that allows you to deploy an application composed by multiple containers. For example, imagine that you want to deploy Joomla. It requires two containers, the web application (which it also runs the web server apache) and the database. Deploying using the docker CLI First, let's deploy Joomla using the Docker command line interface. Run the database container. We do it first because the database is a dependency of the application.

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Reasons To Use Docker with ASP .NET

When you think of Docker, you probably don’t think of .NET or Windows. There are a lot of good reasons to use Docker with ASP.NET. Check out our top 10 list of reasons to use Docker with .NET to see if Docker can help you! 1. Pre-Made Runtime Environment Generally, when you set up a server machine (or virtual machine), you have to install the operating system, any software needed by the application (web server,

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Variables and Configuration in ASP.NET Core Apps

Working with the local environment, configuration and settings of an application is a pretty common development task. Let’s have a look how this can be done with applications targeting the cross-platform .NET Core framework. If you’ve worked with the full .NET framework so far, you might run into some issues in .NET Core. A lot has been changed in the new cross platform world. Fortunately, the dotnet team is working really hard on closing gaps

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How to Debug PHP Web Apps using Docker Container?

For Software Development, Debugging is an essential task. Every time PHP doesn’t offer out of the box debugging experience. Developers need to do extra configuration to make debugging possible with PHP stack. This is one of the biggest hurdles for PHP developers especially the beginners. A good alternative is to use a professional PHP stack like Zend Server that is pre configured with XDebug as well as Zend Debugger. Here, we will learn about a new technology

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Cookies in ASP.NET

Cookies are also known by many names, HTTP Cookie, Web Cookie, Browser Cookie, Session Cookie, etc. Cookies are one of several ways to store data about web site visitors during the time when web server and browser are not connected. Common use of cookies is to remember users between visits. Practically, cookie is a small text file sent by web server and saved by web browser on client machine. Use of Cookies? Cookies may be

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How to Migrate a Drupal 7 Website to a New Host

Are you currently hosting a Drupal 7 website on a live server? Are you unhappy with your current hosting provider for any reason? Do you face downtime or slow speed? Almost everybody knows that migrating to a better performing host solves all these problems. However, many people do not make the move because they think that migration of Drupal website is a technically involved task. In this tutorial, I will show you how to migrate

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SilverLight Tips – Mapping namespaces and assemblies in XAML

When you add a control from the Toolbox in a Silverlight application, normally, Silverlight automatically adds namespace references in the XAML code to map to the assemblies and namespaces in the .NET Framework library. For example, when you drag and drop the DatePicker control, the following entry appears in your XAML code: and where the control has been added, it appears like this: So you don't need to bother about the hassle of

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