Ever want to go and make a cup of tea while on a breakpoint in debugging SDL Tridion TOM.NET Event System Code? Just open Tridion.ContentManager.config and change the threadTimeout attribute to a value which allows adequate steeping time. Here I have set it to 5 minutes (3600 seconds).
<eventSystem maxThreadCount="5" threadTimeout="3600" threadNamePrefix="EventSystem" />
You’ll need to restart the TcmServiceHost
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Everyone’s favourite MVC framework for Tridion – DD4T. Have just shipped the shiny new 2.0 version in both Java and .NET. I haven’t been as involved in the development as I would have liked, just did a couple of bits on the website and wiki. The guys – Quirijn Slings, Thijs Borst, Siawash Shibani, Rai
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One of the main new features in SDL Web 8 (the new version of SDL Tridion) is the Topology Manager. I’ve been trying to get my head around this since it was announced and I’m still not sure I get it. We finally got to see a sneak preview of Web 8 this week and have
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As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve recently been involved in an upgrade of a client’s upgrade from SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1 to SDL Trdion 2013 SP1 HR1. I’ve done upgrades before but this one involved more environments than the ones I have done previously and it was my first 2013 upgrade. The
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Recently I performed an upgrade of an SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1 implementation to SDL Tridion 2013 SP1. I have learned a lot of little tricks that I will share on this blog. The website was a single web publication with only one language which simplified things a lot. The project was implemented with DD4T
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Collecting quotes from the web and books that I think are profound or funny is a hobby of mine. A simple sequence of words can change the way a person thinks. I find this fascinating and I’m not alone.
I’ve been working with a lot of new developers lately and have noticed that there’s a lot of useful keyboard shortcuts in Visual Studio that I never bothered to learn. Now I always stick with the default configuration unless it’s absurd or something I really like (for example turning hard corded strings yellow) because customisation
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I was just thinking what my best hack has been and I think it’s the fix for the following scenario. I was refactoring the RSinteract source code to get rid of some duplicated classes that had over the course of a, shall we say, rigourous development schedule got disparate. Some classes were used from one
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I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. Life is good, but my personal development has been suffering due to my active social life and burgeoning fitness addiction (more on that later). I always feel a bit down when I’m not running at full revs on my personal development. So what am I doing
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This absolutely blew my mind, the most advanced symbiois between human and technology I have ever seen. The singularity is upon us.