archive: 2016

Habitat Dependency Injection with Sitecore 8.2

If you attended @seanholmseby’s session on making Habitat your home at Sitecore Symposium 2016, you will have heard him discuss dependency injection with Sitecore 8.2 and how you can use this in the H

Sitecore.React - a new Sitecore module

I recently wrote a series of posts on how we could use React to create Sitecore components. React looks to be a great fit for Sitecore becuase just like Sitecore it is based around components that you

Sitecore and React - It IS that easy!

At Lightmaker we have had a number of discussions recently about how to streamline the front end build into a Sitecore environment. Our front end devs are all Mac based, so currently can’t run a loca

Setting up Solr on Habitat

The Sitecore Habitat project has got some great features in. One of my favourites is how the Gulp file is setup to make getting the project running on your local machine a breeze! It really does simpl

Watch your Guid format!

Maybe this should be in a “how to break Sitecore” section! Question: Which of these Guid formats is valid? 123456var ex1 = new Guid("00000000000000000000000000000000");var ex2 = new Guid("00000000-000

Watchout! You are in the web db!

Based on a vent by @cassidydotdk on the Sitecore Slack chat the other day, we were all laughing about the (multiple)times when we forget that we have switched to teh web database to check something ou

Advanced Cache Clearing

A recent post on Stack Overflow asked about clearing out the HtmlCache for a specific user, the short answer is in the post. But I thought I’d add some more detail to that answer here for anyone else

Fortis V4 Beta Changes

We are working on new version of Fortis so I’m going to do a few posts to highlight the new improvements. If you have any feature requests please make sure they are added as an issue/request on Github