Jeremy Davis
Jeremy Davis
Sitecore, C# and web development
Jeremy Davis
Jeremy Davis
Sitecore, C# and web development

Posts from March 2017

Buckets are more important than you thought...

Every so often you come across a small config change which does stuff you just did not expect. I hit an issue around this recently, which I figured I should document to try and prevent anyone else getting to spend time with diff, scratching their head for as long as I did...

Consuming web feeds should be easier than this...

A lot of projects I've worked on over the years have had requirements about consuming content feed data over the internet. Whether they're Sitecore projects or not, "we need to display the contents of an RSS Feed" is a fairly common requirement. It should be nice and simple. There are standards and schemas for feed formats like RSS and Atom, so the data should be predictable and easy to handle...

Unfortunately, back in the real world, this rarely seems to be the case. I still regularly come across feeds which don't match the schema, or in extreme cases feeds that aren't even well formed. Sadly some people still seem to think that string concatenation is the way to build XML...

So what are your choices for handling feed data, and how can you try and get around bad-data challenges?