Peter Nguyen

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Umbraco Code-First: two plugins to keep an eye out for

One of the pitfalls with Umbraco was that you had to generate the properties required for your documents through the UI. Some developers, such as myself, would much prefer creating properties inside view or data models in the backend as normal CSS classes.

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The Changing Wiliam

A brief outlook into what has changed in the past year.

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How many Wiliam employees does it take to change a line of code?

The real time it takes to implement those 5 minute features.

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2014 Christmas eCommerce Website Survival Guide

5 tips to ensure that your website stays just as Merry as you will be during the Christmas period.

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Conditional validation for MVC applications

Data annotations, introduced in MVC2 are a great way to manage validation for your view models.

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Using Hangfire for managing background tasks on your website

Creating background tasks for .net applications have always been a big task for any developer.

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Basic rules to form implementation success

With the enormous amount of technologies and various ways you can implement a form on a website nowadays, sometimes we tend to forget that at the end of the day, the form just needs to work and it needs to achieve the user’s goal as soon as it can. Some basic guidelines that developers can adhere to to achieve form implementation success.

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Fancy buzzwords won’t build you a website

All the buzz words on the web and how to avoid yourself into the Buzzword Trap.

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How to migrate Umbraco structural changes across environments using uSync

A very common problem that Umbraco developers face is migrating Umbraco changes between environments – what happens when you create various document types on your local development environment, and need to replicate those changes to Production?

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Reducing Google page load times – why we are using Amazon Cloudfront and why you should too

Last month, a couple of the Wiliam producers went into a Google Analytics conference to learn all the in’s and out’s of analytics. One of the main issues that the presenter highlighted was Google Site Speed - the make or break of the web. Where fast websites race to the top, and slow websites fall and crumble (literally).

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Pros and cons of decoupling Umbraco

For one of our clients, we had to decouple Umbraco to separate the front end and back end environments. This was quite a challenge but from early results it seems like a good approach. This is a list of pros, cons, hurdles and limitations that we have faced/currently faced with during the course of development.

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Why you shouldn’t use a standard WYSIWYG editor for your custom CMS

Why we need to move on from implementing standard WYSIWYG editors in our custom CMSes.

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Creating that perfect PDF: Good PDF generators

Want your website producing dynamic PDFs? From the perspective as a web developer, it is a bit like pulling teeth.

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Why reinventing the wheel sucks

Get over yourself you purist developers that could never bring themselves to use a stock CMS. They can work and work well. (And avoid the problems you run into...)

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Using Examine to boost your Umbraco front-end performance

Examine is a basic implementation of Lucene, the incredibly fast, full-featured text search engine library that was originally written in Java.

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Introducing Facebook’s Graph Search

Pretty amazing stuff.

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Increasing model deserialization speed with JSON.net

It pays to shop around when it comes to coding...

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Preloading your application pools

Something that I’ve recently discovered, and is in fact built in to the upcoming IIS 8.0, is the ability to keep your application pools running in standby and warm.

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How you can incorporate location-based Facebook ads when launching your next Facebook application

Could this really be the start of 'local'?

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Integrating Facebook Timeline with your eCommerce website

With the recent introduction of the new timeline for Facebook’s 845 million active users, it’s about time that your next eCommerce website harvest the potential of what it can do to promote your business.

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Passwords to email accounts exposed using a scam – how to get yourself protected

If you are one of the hundreds of millions of people who own a G-Mail, Hotmail or Yahoo account, your email could be compromised (stolen) right at this very moment. All your personal data, electronic bills, credit card information (if you were ignoring all the warnings on not sending your credit card information via e-mail), messages that probably shouldn’t be read by others is no longer just on your account.

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Why MySpace is Going To Fail

MySpace last week trimmed 30 percent of their staff in the US as the social network looks to become a more “efficient and nimble team-oriented company.” That’s no surprise however – after failing to innovate and create genuine new ideas for the past few years, it’s bound to fail.


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