Escape API

With everyone in lock-down due to Covid-19, it is not possible to play something which has become very popular in recent years: escape room games. I decided to mix work and pleasure (not like that!) to create a virtual escape room. It’s not just virtual, it’s meta. Everything is API calls. Starting with a single … Continue reading Escape API

Upgrading Sitecore Web Forms for Marketers to 8.1 and keeping MSSQL

If you are lucky enough to need to upgrade a Sitecore solution containing WFFM from 7.2 or earlier (or even 6.x as I have been doing) to 8.1, and you have a requirement to keep form data stored in MSSQL then you may encounter a few issues. The first thing to note is that in … Continue reading Upgrading Sitecore Web Forms for Marketers to 8.1 and keeping MSSQL

Sitecore indexes – timing is everything

Three years ago I experienced a problem where delivery websites were not getting their indexes updated following content changes in the authoring environment. We went around the houses and openned a ticket with Sitecore support. After some back and forth they suggested we check that the web and database server clocks are synchronised as this … Continue reading Sitecore indexes – timing is everything

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks in MVC and Web Forms

With malicious attacks on users forever on the rise we must always ensure that we build our web applications in a secure manner. This is easier said than done when there are many common exploits that can be taken advantage of and when developers are rarely security experts themselves. Cross-Site Request Forgery is just one … Continue reading Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks in MVC and Web Forms