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28 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Plugin Repository
On the final day of the 28 Days of Sitecore Rocks we will be covering the Plugin Repository. Similar to the extensibility of the Sitecore CMS, Sitecore Rocks can also be extended to great lengths. Didn't find a piece of functionality ...
27 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Hidden Gems - Part 2
Let's continue discussing a few more of Sitecore Rocks' hidden gems. Today we will be covering searching Lucene indexes in the Query Analyzer, Search and Replace, and the Expanded web.config features of Sitecore Rocks.Searching Lucene i...
26 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Hidden Gems - Part 1
Over the past twenty-five days we have covered many of the major features of Sitecore Rocks, but there are also numerous minor features that can be real time savers. Today we will be discussing three of these "hidden gem" features: Fa...
25 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Sitecore Installation
In today's edition of the 28 Days of Sitecore Rocks we will be covering the Sitecore Installation tool. This tool automates the installation of a Sitecore instance and other tasks associated with setting up a Sitecore web site. We wil...
24 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Query Analyzer
Of all the features in Sitecore Rocks I would say that the Query Analyzer is in the top three. Due to the sheer power of the Query Analyzer, it's hard to write only a single blog article about it. Therefore, this article will get you ...
23 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: History Table Viewer and Languages
Today's topic in the 28 Days of Sitecore Rocks is the History Table Viewer and Languages tools. The History Table Viewer is a specialized tool to investigate content history. The Language tool is also a specialized tool that aids in t...
22 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Manage - Part 5
Today we will be wrapping up the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool by discussing the final interface, Validation. This interface is one of my favorite features in all of Sitecore Rocks. Part of my role as a Technical Lead is evaluating Sitecore ...
21 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Manage - Part 4
Today we will be covering two more interfaces in the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool, Indexes and Statistics. Both of these interfaces are extremely helpful during development and later when performance testing. Let's dive in and see what ...
20 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Manage - Part 3
Continuing our discussion of the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool, today we will be covering the Caches interface. Having an understanding of how and what Sitecore Caches is an integral skill when configuring, tuning and troubleshooting performance.&...
19 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Manage - Part 2
Let's continue with the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool by discussing the Pipelines, Commands, and Temp Files interfaces. We will see how using the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool can help manage and investigate Sitecore pipelines, commands and tempo...
18 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Manage - Part 1
Over the next several days we will be diving into the features and functionality of the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool. The Manage tool is a collection of interfaces designed around managing different aspects of a Sitecore web application. In...
17 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Package Management - Part 2
Today we will wrap up our discussion of the Sitecore Rocks Package Manager by covering package repositories and shared source modules. Whether you are building out a local repository of Sitecore modules or downloading from the Sitecore Marketpl...
16 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Package Management - Part 1
Sitecore Rocks adds some extremely useful features for working with Sitecore packages. Yesterday we created a new Sitecore package using Sitecore Rocks. Today we will install the package we created yesterday and show how the Sitecore Rock...
15 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Package Creation
Creating Sitecore packages is a task that all seasoned Sitecore developers are familiar with. Unfortunately we are also familiar with how easy it is to forget an item or a file required for a feature to work correctly. Today we will be di...
14 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Media Library
In today's edition of the 28 Days of Sitecore Rocks we will be discussing the Media Library. Ever try to find an item in the Sitecore Media Library, particularly if you didn't create the item? Not the easiest task in Sitecore espe...
13 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Log Viewer
An essential part of working with Sitecore is the ability to interpret the log files in order to troubleshoot issues. The log files are typically the starting point in any Sitecore investigation. The Log Viewer in Sitecore Rocks gives us ...
12 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Job Viewer
Have you ever tried to perform a quick publish of an item and sat at the publishing progress screen waiting for the job to begin? Not knowing that a colleague or a client kicked off a full site republish just moments before. This has happe...
11 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Publishing
Ever forget to publish an item or better yet forget to publish a dependant item like a template? I've been working with Sitecore since 2005 and I still occasionally get tripped up by not publishing. I even went to the extent of printi...
10 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Pipeline Creation
If you've ever created a custom Sitecore pipeline you know that there are a couple components needed for it to properly function. Today we will see how Sitecore Rocks streamlines the creation of new pipelines.To create a new pipeline using ...
9 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Presentation Layout
Now that we know how to work with Sitecore templates and how to create layouts / sublayouts the next logical feature to talk about is presentation layout. Sitecore Rocks has a few great features that streamline the management of presentation de...
8 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Layouts and Sublayouts
Today we will see how Sitecore Rocks can simplify the creation of Layouts and Sublayouts for developers. Without Sitecore Rocks if a developer wants to create a new layout or sublayout in Sitecore, they would log into the web interface and crea...
7 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Managing Templates Part 2
Let's continue with managing templates in Sitecore Rocks by discussing field data sources. The issue with working with data sources in Sitecore is that unless you work with them on a frequent basis, you tend to forget the syntax. If y...
6 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Managing Templates - Part 1
Next in the 28 days of Sitecore Rocks is the wonderful world of template management. This topic will be a two part article due to the amount of features related to template management. The great news is that any one of these features can ...
5 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Managing Content
Now that we are familiar with how to navigate and what features are available with Sitecore Rocks let's dive into the features starting with managing content. Creating, editing and deleting items is extremely easy and can be all be don...
4 Feb 2013
28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Advanced Navigation
Now that we have an idea of what Sitecore Rocks has to offer let's explore how to get to these features even quicker.Commandy Similar to the "Navigate To..." function of Visual Studio, Commandy is a utility for finding functions in Site...