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Kentico Rocks is a show about all things Kentico .Net, and Azure, hosted by Brian McKeiver. Each episode we talk about tips, tricks, and best practices when using Kentico EMS, Kentico Kontent, and the latest and greatest .Net and Azure features. As a Kentico MVP, my goal is spread general Kentico and .Net knowledge and expertise to with the global development community.

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Kentico Rocks is a show about all things Kentico .Net, and Azure, hosted by Brian McKeiver. Each episode we talk about tips, tricks, and best practices when using Kentico EMS, Kentico Kontent, and the latest and greatest .Net and Azure features. As a Kentico MVP, my goal is spread general Kentico and .Net knowledge and expertise to with the global development community.

    Kentico Rocks Episode 35

    Kentico Rocks Episode 35

    In this episode of Kentico Rocks, Brian McKeiver is joined by fellow Kentico Kontent MVP Andy Thompson. Andy and Brian discuss the newly released Web Spotlight feature for Kontent.

    According to Andy, Web Spotlight addresses the elephant in the room when it comes to utilizing a Headless CMS, which is, how can we expect our content teams to develop a website without a head to look at it with?

    Check out the latest episode of Kentico Rocks to find out what developers need to know about implementing Web Spotlight, how to implement it in a .Net Core MVC project, and how it possibly changes your content model requirements.

    Brian and Andy both agree that ultimately, when implemented correctly, Web Spotlight by Kontent can take your Headless CMS site editing experience to the next level.

    • 22 min
    Kentico Rocks Episode 34

    Kentico Rocks Episode 34

    In this episode of Kentico Rocks, Adam Amran, Product Designer at Kentico Kontent, joins host Brian McKeiver. They talk about Adam's experience with creating a GatsbyJS site backed by the Kentico Kontent Headless CMS as a new programmer. Adam and Brian go into the story of how Adam needed to create a new website for a side project he was working on, Untools.co.
    Being a Designer by trade, Adam wasn’t quite sure where to start as he only had basic programming knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. After forming the new idea for the project, creating his content model in Kontent, and settling on GatsbyJS as the right solution, the new site came together quickly and is now blazing fast.
    Listen to the episode to find out what pitfalls happened along the way, and why Adam us now very happy with the result.

    • 25 min
    Kentico Rocks Episode 33

    Kentico Rocks Episode 33

    In this episode of Kentico Rocks, our host Brian McKeiver is joined by Sean Wright of Kentico MVP of WiredVeiews. Brian and Sean discuss the recently released beta 3 of Kentico Xperience, the digital experience platform offering from Kentico. They get into how the newest release will allow for full support of .Net Core, the most modern released version of .Net. Sean and Brian also talk about what this technology shift means for MVC 5 or WebForms developers who are not yet well versed in .Net Core. Listen to the episode to gain some tips and insights on why .Net Core is different, and how to get started in Kentico and .Net Core if you are still in the portal engine of MVC 5 world.

    • 25 min
    Kentico Rocks Episode 32

    Kentico Rocks Episode 32

    In this episode of Kentico Rocks, Brian McKeiver discusses what's new in the .Net world post Microsoft Build 2020. He covers a bit about the Build announcements and how to watch them if you missed it, briefly dives into the new Azure Static Web Apps service from Azure, and ends up highlighting what's new in the Kentico Kontent Delivery SDK for .Net developers. Existing .Net developers who utilize Kentico Kontent do not want to miss this episode.

    • 23 min
    Kentico Rocks Episode 31

    Kentico Rocks Episode 31

    In this episode of Kentico Rocks, Brian McKeiver talks about Kentico Kontent's API capabilities. The goal is to talk about a lesser publicized Kontent API, the Management API. Brian discusses why you might want to use the Management API for importing content, reviews how to call the Management API v1 from the .Net SDK that Kontent provides, and demo's a real world Blazor app that upserts content items through the Management API v2.

    • 31 min
    Kentico Rocks Episode 30

    Kentico Rocks Episode 30

    In this episode of Kentico Rocks, Brian McKeiver interviews Ondrej Polesny, Kentico Kontent, developer evangelist, and Michal Vanzura, lead QA engineer on Kentico EMS. Brian, Ondrej, and Michal discuss the value of unit testing for software developers, what's the difference between unit testing, integration testing, and functional testing, and review a few options for performing JavaScript based testing with Jest and Cypress.io.

    • 26 min

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