SDL Web 8 – DXA “admin refresh” on Load Balanced Servers

DXA has a nice feature which caches labels, settings and mapping information on disk when it first loads up. This increases performance of model mapping and commonly used resources. These are published by the Publish Settings Page in SDL Web/Tridion. However, when these resources change, DXA doesn’t know about them due to the lack of
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SDL Web 8 Idea – TTML – Tridion Topology Markup Language

A few weeks ago I attended the SDL Web 8.5 Bootcamp in Amsterdam. You can read more about it on the Building Blocks blog. One of the exercises was a Topology Manager refresher. I had some fun learning Topology Manager when it was introduced in SDL Web 8 and over the past year have had
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SDL Web 8 – DXA .NET Extension Points – The ModelBuilder

Over the last 6 months, I have started using SDL Web 8 in anger – working with 3 different projects going live. I’ve not been sharing much but hope to change that this year. This post is going to be a short technical post but it was a neat trick that really helped us out
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SDL Tridion: Configuring the Event System Thread Timeout for Debugging

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).

You’ll need to restart the TcmServiceHost
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