The dangers of deploying the Web.config with Sitecore v9 - broken or slow loading images.

Including the Web.config as part of a deployment has cost me days of investigation for a variety of reasons, which I'm going to document below to help others searching for the exceptions on Google. In hindsight this could have been avoided, but my personal preference is to source-control the…

Converting Windows-1252 and ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 in C#

Recently, I have been working on an age-old problem. When importing data from a third-party system, characters are showing up incorrectly. For example, ? instead of é, or □ instead of • Like most websites these days, mine is stored and displayed in UTF-8. However, the system I'm importing from: Windows-1252.…

Goodbye Sitecore

Sadly, for personal reasons, I have resigned my position as Lead Developer of the EXM team at Sitecore. I will desperately miss my colleagues around the world but I do intend on staying active within the community, so I'm sure we'll meet regularly. On the other hand, I am excited…