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What a difference a year makes…

My last post was over a year ago. In that time I have worked for three different companies, taken several trips, spoken at CodeGarden, and continued to deepened my knowledge of Umbraco programming and reignited my slightly dormant interest in business and marketing. None of these things have much to do with my blogging hiatus, however. Instead the silence is due to something I’m sure I’m not the only one to suffer from – timeline optimism.

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24 Days Article: How to Design Reusable Components for Umbraco: 6 Steps to Better, More Fun Code

I have an article included in the 2015 "24 Days" collection.

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Making the Leap from Umbraco v.4/6 to v.7: Video of Codegarden Talk

Video of my 2015 Codegarden Talk: Making the Leap from Umbraco v.4/6 to v.7

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ContextConfig v.1.1 Released

Today I've just released version 1.1 of ContextConfig. The main update is support for overriding ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["key"] to check the ContextConfig file before defaulting to the web.config value.

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ContextConfig C# Library

I’ve just released version 1 of the ContextConfig library on GitHub as well as an umbraco package. This C# library allows you to set configuration values dependent upon which web server environment the code is currently running using a basic XML config file.

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Newbie’s Guide to Umbraco Codegarden

Once you have spent some blissful hours getting acquainted with the finest CMS available, and after you have partaken of the responsive, helpful our.umbraco.org forum, you may start getting an urge to attend the annual Umbraco conference in Copenhagen, Denmark – Codegarden.

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Video - Frontend Fundamentals: Working in an Umbraco development team

I had the pleasure of speaking at uWestFest in March and have since created a video version of my talk, below. I hope you enjoy it.

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What’s Your Follow-up Strategy?

Stop right now – in the middle of whatever marketing or advertising project you are painstakingly planning. And don’t do anything else until you are crystal clear about how , exactly, you plan to follow-up.

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Digging Outlook 2010…

So, I finally upgraded from Office 2003, which I have been using since, probably, 2003, to Office 2010.At first I was worried that I would immediately be less efficient because I knew that the UI chan

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