After blogging a long time on BlogEngine.Net I thought it was time to switch to WordPress. The conversion wasn’t great. The biggest problem was that the syntax highlighter is not compatible and the image where not exported. But the content is here, excluding the images. I will try to clean it up and add the images and the syntax highlighter. And if everything is back online I will get back to the blogging. Cheers, Pieter
As from the 1st of january I’m the new solution architect for Sitecore the Netherlands. My responsibilities wil be: Technical Presentations and demonstrations Providing Technical Trainings Defining Sitecore architecture/blueprint for customer and partners Developing CMS relevant (sales) propositions Develop demo’s and POC with sales, product specialist and product development Support local sales in responding to tenders/rfi/rfp Keep relevant technical/market knowledge up to date Advise customers & partners on how to best use Sitecore products So from now on more blogging about Sitecore.
A few years after building the free travelblog site Globallog.nl in PHP. I started building a new version in .Net together with Mark. Although this was a joyful and educational experience, we never finished this project… Now a few years later I finished a new travelblog portal; Gaatverweg.nl. Gaatverweg.nl is build with WordPress MU (php) and uses multiple WordPress plugins and a few custom build plugins.
For Evident Interactive I was Lead-developer on the hu.nl project. With a team of 5 professionals we build 23 websites in 5 months. All the websites where implemented within one instance of Sitecore CMS. The websites containing Flash, Silverlight, GoogleMaps, Flick and Youtube. The project was successfully realized within the deadline.
For our customer Prorail I prototyped a Google Map control with all dutch train-rails and stations rendered on it. The map is build with OpenLayers it renders the rails based on WMS images and the stations from KML, both sources come from Arcgis Server.
I finished building a Google CSE platform and deployed multiple .Net related searchenginges. dotNetSearch.Net SilverlightSearch.Net SharepointSearch.Net (with Bas) Let me know If you have good ideas or sites for the searchengines? More will follow.
After finishing my MCTS: Sql Server 2005 I started learning for my last exam for becoming MCPD: Web applications. Yesterday I passed this exam with a score of 875. This MCPD status is for Asp.Net 2.0. Soon I will do my exam for .Net 3.5. Now I will start focusing more on WPF and Windows developing and start building more Silverlight applications. Cheers, Pieter
Project description: When trying to find a way to get my hosting expenses covered I started a Wallpaper-site (pretty lame, but still). At this moment I was playing with Linq and wanted to do some with Linq to Objects. At this moment the site creates his own navigation and image view with Linq to Object based on the file-system. Used technologies: Asp.Net 3.5 Linq to Objects Asp.Net Cache
First the presentation on the Microsoft MIX 2008 and now the front page of .Net magazine with the Ulab Silverlight project!! You can download and read the article here (dutch): Ulab_NETmagazine220908.pdf (3.26 mb) Or you can read this post of Micheal Wolbert (my fellow speaker).
This week we launched the Rabostarterscommunity. This community is build with Telligent Community Server 2008 and SiteCore 5. For reporting we uses Harvest reporting service and Google Analytics. One thing I learned was that the support of Telligent is not good and also the first releases of CS2008 was buggy, some parts didn’t work at all!!! And don’t even get me started about Telligent Harvest Reporting (Just don’t use it). If you need to start a community be sure to check if More Info »
To get more developers certified I started a MCTS learning course for the developers. Once in the two weeks all we had half a day to review two chapters, every chapter was reviewed by a developer. Ten developers started the course and at this moment (20 April) six people are MCTS (Web) certified and one MCPD (and two employees left).