SDL Web/Tridion – How could the hot fix process be smoother?

All software needs updating at some point due to unforeseen customer configurations, security updates or fixing bugs that slipped past QA. SDL’s software is no different. Edit: Jan Horsman pointed out below that hot fixes may also be enhancements that do not warrant a service pack and so may not be a bad thing! There
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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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Playing with dynamic styles in IE and the Dev toolbar

Ever wanted to isolate just one element and mess with the style after it’s been generated with javascript? It’s always been a bit of a tall order with Internet Explorer due to the lack of Firebug and the unrealistic results when using IE developer toolbar to change styles. However, the latter tool does have a
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