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Orchard CMS Integration with Slack Messaging

Orchard CMS Integration with Slack Messaging

I taught an advanced development class on Orchard CMS this morning, and thought I would mention a live coding example I did today. My favorite parts of Orchard CMS are the behind-the-scenes features that you don't hear too much about, like scheduling tasks, events, workflow, etc. These are incredibly powerful CMS features and most Orchard CMS Developers I talk to rarely utilize them to their fullest. In particular, I love integrating Orchard CMS with external services, especially using Workflow, because it is incredibly empowering to drag-and-drop various components onto a blank canvas to create something very rich and meaningful to your business.

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Honeypot Form Field for Dynamic Forms in Orchard CMS to Prevent SPAM

Honeypot Form Field for Dynamic Forms in Orchard CMS to Prevent SPAM

If you are having issues with bots spamming your forms in Orchard CMS but don't want to use CAPTCHA, an 'old school' method I used years ago was a honeypot form field. This is a non-visible form field that users won't see and fill in. However, simple bots will detect the field and fill it in along with all the other fields on the form. Given this behavior, one can usually detect spam by checking the presence of data in that honeypot form field. If it contains data, more than likely the form was filled by a bot and you can treat it as spam.

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Develop ASP.NET Core Web Application

Develop ASP.NET Core Web Application

Last time I showed how to develop a .NET Core 1.0 Console Application using Visual Studio Code on macOS. Now I want to quickly show you how to get started developing an ASP.NET Core Web Application. This can be used as the basis for learning .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, etc. I am running this on macOS, but the dotnet CLI is cross platform and works the same way on Windows, Linux, etc.

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Visual Studio Code for Developing .NET Core C# Apps on macOS

Visual Studio Code for Developing .NET Core C# Apps on macOS

Yesterday I briefly mentioned my experience of developing a .NET Core C# Console Application on macOS using Visual Studio Code. Since then I have made several .NET Core console applications ( and ASP.NET Core Web Apps ) for kicks and wanted to mention the steps in more detail if you are struggling with the process.

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Develop .NET Core Console App Running on macOS

Develop .NET Core Console App Running on macOS

The .NET Core Framework was released yesterday from Microsoft. I installed it on my MacBook Pro and developed a small console application using Visual Studio Code. My main goal was to get a feel for using Visual Studio Code to create and debug simple console and web applications using C# on macOS for .NET Core.

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Visual Studio Code Snippets

Visual Studio Code Snippets

Visual Studio Code supports snippets and there are numerous free snippets available in the marketplace. I was curious how to create custom user snippets and for kicks learned how to create a JavaScript snippet for writing stateless React components in Visual Studio Code. This example snippet can be applied to any custom code snippet you want to create in Visual Studio Code.

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Customizing Snipcart Shopping Cart v2.0

Customizing Snipcart Shopping Cart v2.0

In a previous blog post I mentioned creating a suite of features to support Snipcart in Orchard CMS. Since then Snipcart has released v2.0 of the shopping cart to support better customization. I made some adjustments to the Snipcart Orchard CMS Modules to support a custom shopping cart theme. Of course, to do so, I had to experience for myself what it was like to customize the Snipcart Shopping Cart in v2.0 as well as deploy it on a sample website.

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Run Gulp Task from Visual Studio Code

Run Gulp Task from Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code was just released and I am using it on a project to see if I like it. I wanted to configure it to run Gulp Tasks just like I have done with other editors like Sublime Text, JetBrains Webstorm, etc. Turns out this is pretty easy to do since you can configure Gulp as a task runner in Visual Studio Code and it will display a list of Gulp tasks that you can run from the command palette.

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Visual Studio Code 1.0 Released - Tips and Tricks

Visual Studio Code 1.0 Released - Tips and Tricks

Visual Studio Code 1.0 is released! I have been using it the past few days for web development ( particularly React.js development ), and I like it a lot. I plan to use it for the next month on a project to see if it can completely replace my use of Sublime Text and Atom.

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Orchard CMS Website Upgraded to 1.9.3

Orchard CMS Website Upgraded to 1.9.3

Orchard CMS 1.9.3 and Orchard CMS 1.10 were released a few weeks ago. I upgraded my personal Orchard CMS Website to Orchard 1.9.3. If you need help upgrading your Orchard CMS Website, contact me.

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