In http://www.tridiondeveloper.com/intro-to-the-event-system I described the overall event system, listing many of the options available, but not describing them in detail. One of these options requires further examination: Asynchronous Events.
Asynchronous Events happen outside of the regular process of the code that is running. They may run now, or they may run later. You can think of Asynchronous Events as “Fire And Forget” rockets. Sometimes that’s exactly what you need, and sometimes that’s exactly the wrong thing. Let’s look at some scenarios for both.
I recently worked with a small team within Content Bloom to migrate over 200 gigabytes of binary files into SDL Web. Actually it was 244 Gigs to be exact ☺
It was quite a learning experience and I wanted to share some of that learning.
An event, in any computer system, is an interruption in the current process. The computer is busy doing what it should be doing, and then something happens to stop it and send it in a different direction. In old systems this was limited to the user clicking a keyboard key or a mouse button. Now, with much more complex systems, it can include state changes, network events, new data, and nearly everything else. Continue reading
I’m sure this is well documented somewhere, but I couldn’t for the life of me find it, so I thought I’d try to save someone some time and frustration.
Most people have probably used a WebDav URL to reference a Tridion object sometime in the course of their development. WebDav URLs are usually of the format:
/webdav/030C Account Center Content/Building Blocks/Content Continue reading
I’ve recently had to implement a REST web service that exposes SDL Tridion Core Service content. I was surprised by how easy it was and thought that I’d highlight the relevant parts to encourage others to try it.
I’ve always really loved on the SDL Tridion interface works when showing and filtering content based on Taxonomy information. I’d assumed that generating a list of classified items would be quite a tricky thing to achieve, so I thought i’d take a look to see how difficult it is using the Core Service API.