Permissions at the speed of light

 Load 25 000 nodes with a query  Time needed Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 1 and Beta 2 21 sec Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 3 8.7 sec Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 3.1 3.7 sec ... [More]

Access your contents from Total Commander, Windows Explorer or Visual Studio

Yeeeesssss. Portal builders, developers and end users will all love this feature. Now you can access your contents from Total Commander, Windows Explorer or Visual Studio, or anything that supports the WebDAV protocol. You can even map it as a drive. So you can hav P:\ as the root folder of your Portal File System. Check out the screenshot with the first working prototype. This is a big boost to productivity for both builders and end users, because now you can work from your favourite ... [More]

A rapid performance test

When you look at a simple page in our world of TNG, you see lots of contents. The articles themselves, the header image, the results of a query, everything is a content. Even a simple page can come with a several dozen of contents and sometimes a plugin has to work with hundreds, maybe thousands of contents in a single request. The latter is not a common scenario, but we should prepare for that, too. Of course we made strong efforts to design a really good cache but in some cases - for example h... [More]

Sense/Net 6.0 architecture model

The TNG architecture model focusing on object storage and management; understanding differences between Nodes, ContentHandlers, Contents and ContentViews. [More]

PFS structure basics - for administrators and developers

PFS structure and hierarchy, entities, nodes and a brief review on nodes from a developers viewpoint [More]

Expression based queries in the PFS

Update (2009.03.27): From Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 3 Portal File System (PFS) is called Sense/Net Content Repository (SNCR) Our apple of the eye PFS is getting smarter and smarter every day. Beyond its capabilities in storing typed information in an arbitrary object tree or graph, PFS also provides (or under the way to start providing :)  a wealth of tools to create and execute queries at runtime against the datastore. While we have PortalFileSystem.Search namespace at hand with its Que... [More]

My first content type

Hi there! This is Mike, the guy who is working on the Oracle data provider of the PFS. But today I'm writing this post in a different role. It's time to use the system, it's time to create my first content type definition (CTD).One of our clients needed a Reseller search module for his portal. The task is simple: the user selects a Town from a list and gets the Resellers located there. I'm sure there will be lots of posts about such things like creating a GUI with different metho... [More]

Portal File System (PFS): an open source content repository for .Net

Update (2009.03.27): Portal File System (PFS) was renamed to Sense/Net Content Repository (SNCR) in Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 3 In the Java world there is a common interface specification for storing content, the java content repository (JSR-170). A content repository is a kind of object database specially made to store, retrieve and search hierarchical data. In the Microsoft .Net environment so far we had only one de facto standard, the SharePoint Data Store, a proprietary, closed source system. ... [More]

What is Content Type Definition?

You don't have to be a programming guru to be able to define new Content Types in the ECMS part of Sense/Net Portal Engine TNG. Content Types define the structure of an enterprise content in the ECMS. Content can be anything that you want to store, display, list, search, query, set access rights to and so on. Content can be anything, a word document, a contract, az ISO document or memo, a web article, a piece of news, a blog entry, a forum topic, a page, a picture - everything that has some ... [More]

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