Creating a new template for a built-in content list view

One of the main features of the Xmas preview edition of Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 5 is the Content List View framework. A Content List View is basically an ASP.NET User Control that can be used to display Content items in various fashions. We have created the framework to allow for several levels of customization. Deployers and builders have the option to create entirely new User Controls either with a compiled classbehind dll placed in the binary folder of the Sense/Net installation, or... [More]

Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 5 preview is on

The source code only version of the Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 5 has just made available on codeplex as an alpha release. There are quite a number of things we need to polish before we can reach production quality. And we are hardly working hard on the evaluation materials too that describe the Beta 5 features in detail. So get this version to experiment only with the Sense/Net 6.0 Content Lists, the Templated Field Controls and the Lucene based Content Query.  Do not implement anything ... [More]

Announcing Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 5 XmasAlpha1 :)

Due to a number of reasons (some of them are the flu epidemic, the release scope changes and the global warming) we could not reach all of our goals for Sense/Net 6.0 Beta 5 till December 24.  We will release a source only preview – because we promised it and although the system is DANGEROUSLY UNSTABLE, the new features surely worth a look. First and foremost the most important new features are: Lists and Libraries We now have a fully working Content List feature. Lists are collect... [More]

Searching a tree structure with Lucene.Net

  1: /* 2: Newsflash! 3: 4: It’s now just a couple of days and we release Beta5. 5: In that the Content Query infrastructure is moved to the Lucene platform. 6: Sense/Net 6.0 endorses the eat your own dogfood philosophy, 7: so the Content Query feature is massively used across the system 8: in the core functionality. Even the repository type system 9: relies on the Content Query layer. 10: We expect a nice boost in th... [More]

Senset/Net 6.0 Content Repository RESTful API in ASP.NET MVC

From Beta5 Sense/Net 6.0 will be packed together with the ASP.NET MVC assemblies as some of the core functionality is implemented using ASP.NET MVC. As this point we use ASP.NET MVC in our revamped properietary Content Repository RESTful API. In this interpretation ASP.NET MVC provides us a superlightweight approach to expose RESTful functionality without the complexity and higher cost of ownership of Windows Communication Foundation. ASP.NET MVC integration to the Sense/Net 6.0 Smart Applicat... [More]

Beta5 and RTM release deliverables have changed

We reevaluated our BETA5 and RTM plans in response to some really important customer feedback. According to this: performance and reliability of the ContentQuery feature in large sized implementations are more important then the workflow feature. We also learned from our customers that the WF3 penetration is still not a factor we should consider as legacy. Therefore we won’t target WF3 as our Workflow platform – we go directly with the WF4 version. This also has impact on our final p... [More]

The sn:SenseNetDataSource is here!

I am really excited to announce that today -as part of the Beta5 marching- we checked in the SenseNetDataSource feature. With this new ASP.NET DataSource you can use the Sense/Net Content Repository with the rich set of DataBound controls  provided by Microsoft and other vendors (like GridView, ListView or Form) to produce more in less time using the data driven, rapid application development approach. Also, the SenseNetDataSource (and some other controls I’ll tell you about later)... [More]

Raising the dead - How to find out what makes your website seemingly dead?

There are certain situations, when your website or web app stops responding. Your browser shows an hourglass, but your server load is never near 100%. What does you server do than? Here is a short and easy way to find out what does your server do instead of serving up pages. More precisely, here is a way to find out where exactly your web app stops working. We used this tool recently to find a hideous bug in a portlet. The portlet called a webservice, that was fast all the time, exce... [More]

A return of the voice – with the Sense/Net 6.0 release on the horizon

Dear Blog, I'm sorry for not writing sooner and letting you guys without information for so long. I haven't been unfaithful, just, you know there was so many things to do and, then summer came, and then this project, and those deadlines, etc, etc, bla bla bla but to be perfectly honest: blogging is still really not my second nature. Not as much as I would like it to be. But now I’ll try a new approach, and instead of _not publishing_ 5 or 6 lengthy, whole night long, perfectly polished sto... [More]

Sense/Net 6.0 product checkins on Twitter

As you might have noticed in the recent months Sense/Net 6.0 was under constant development with releases coming out one after the other. The majority of this development at the same time is mostly happening behind the scenes. In order to give more insight to those interested in what is actually happening, we've developed a solution in-house that publishes major Sense/Net 6.0 product check-ins to the @SenseNetDev Twitter account and links them to the Sense/Net 6.0 check-ins co... [More]

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