Jeremy Davis
Jeremy Davis
Sitecore, C# and web development
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Posts from January 2023

Tracking content changes for Rich Text

Some config defaults aren't right for every circumstance

A requirement which comes up every so often is that external systems need to know about changes to content that lives in Sitecore. As with most technical problems, there are a variety of ways that you can solve a problem like this, and they all have different pros and cons. One of my colleagues has been working on a project like this recently, and the approach required there meant we bumped up against an interesting configuration challenge. If you're writing code that monitors content changes you might need to think about this:

Pay attention to the subtle details in your Devops pipeline YAML

Valid YAML doesn't necessarily mean working pipelines

Computers. Very useful when they work, but wildly frustrating when they don't. Recently I had one of those moments of frustration (well, two days actually) with Azure Devops and its YAML-based build pipelines. The root cause here seems like one of those things that could well bite others, so here's what happened to me...

DevOps YAML ~2 min. read

A quick trick for exploring job images

It can be tricky to explore a container which doesn't run for long

Most of the time when I want to explore the filesystem of a Sitecore container, it's pretty easy. I can use Visual Studio's container browser. But that only works when a container is running - and if it's based on a job image this may be a very brief window - too brief to find and explore the file in question. So what can I do?