Relation Editor 1.2.0 released

Umbraco Relation Editor has finally been made 7.3+ compatible and got a few fixes to boot. Here's a video showing how to use it and a summary of the changes.…

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The basics of unit testing Umbraco

Unit testing Umbraco may be a daunting task. Here's a shortcut to get started and focus on what matters: your logic.…

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Slides from CG16 and testing IPublishedContent properties

Stubbing properties on an IPublishedContent is rather useful when you just need a test for any content. Here's how you do it. Slides from CG16 also available from here.…

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Building a spell checker for search in Umbraco

Spell checking is part of what makes good search engines good. Building one is actually quite easy if you lean on Lucene Contrib. In this article we'll combine Examine with Lucene's SpellChecker and create some meaningful feedback to the user.…

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Getting real business value from strongly typed models in Umbraco

Using strongly typed models for intellisense, getting compile-time errors and avoiding typos is probably the most obvious and low hanging fruit that makes many people want to use strongly typed models. But there's so much more to be had. This article goes through a range of uses where compositions and extensions take on a whole new dimension.…

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Web Deploy says "Could not open Source file ... some web.config" when you publish an Umbraco site

Using Visual Studio to publish sites using Web Deploy fails with the exception message "Could not open Source file ... some web.config". Here's how to solve it.…

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