AuthorMark Everard

GDPR and Episerver cookies

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Many organisations are currently working hard in an effort to be prepared for the incoming GDPR regulations that come into effect 25th May 2018. The new law heralds a big change for online services in particular, and includes the use of cookies and similar technologies within its remit. As part of that preparation, organisations are making sure they understand what cookies their websites and...

ImageDataExtensions for Episerver 10

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Thanks to Luc Gosso embracing the true meaning of open source software and  ‘community’ (you give back at least as much as you take, in case you’re wondering) there is now  a version of my ImageDataExtensions package compatible with Episerver CMS 10. Why the long wait? Ignoring another small package that has entirely changed how I spend my spare time, the reason is that the...

London Episerver Developer Meetup Spring 2017 is March 23rd

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Hopefully this won’t be news to anyone, as you should have received an email direct from the Episerver developer mailing list. Wait, what do you mean you haven’t signed up? Do it now! Where and when? Thanks to RedWeb who are kindly hosting (and Episerver too), we’re having another Meetup on the 23rd March 2017.  Help us out / lightning talks I’m always keen to hear...

My big fat digital wedding

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Planning a wedding is difficult. I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time to share some of the digitals tools and skills Ann-Marie and I used to help us plan for our big day on the 13th June 2015. Wedding CRM Communicating about your celebration and the logistics is a vital part of the story. Without your family and friends it would be a very different sort of party. Its...

Exception handling for developers – dealing with day-to-day issues in the workplace

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Understanding exception handling is a key programming skill and one that every seasoned developer should know and understand. Those same rules hold true for real-life exceptions that occur in your team and workplace. Exceptional handling… Wikipedia defines exception handling as: Exception handling is the process of responding to the occurrence, during computation, of exceptions – anomalous...

​A development team is more than just developers

A football team is made up of footballers. A cricket team is made up of cricketers. A rugby team is made up of rugby players. Anybody with more than a passing interest in any of the above sports will tell you that whilst those statements are true they mask a huge amount of detail. Each of those teams is made up of a blend of different roles and skills. A goalkeeper is very different from a centre...

Publish all the things!

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If you’ve seen some of my recent posts you’ll know I’ve been playing around with WebHooks. These are simple HTTP requests to endpoints allowing services to exchange data and events. Integration Platforms as a Service Those of you cool kids will have known about IFTTT (If This Then That) for some time. It’s a online tool that acts as a way to glue a huuuge number of online services together into...

How exactly do you need to manage your content?

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Detailed content management requirements are often overlooked in the design and build of a content managed website. This can result in an implementation that lacks flexibility and incurs higher costs over its lifetime. Dual purpose Web Content Management (WCM/CMS) implementations deliver two key capabilities for an organisation: A website, perhaps with a new or updated design or brand. The...

London Episerver Developer Meetup Spring 2016

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Spring is on its way (think daffodils and lambs) and so is Episerver’s next Developer Meetup. Zone have very kindly offered to host the meetup at their laid back offices in Kings Cross. And Episerver will be supplying the pizzas and beers – after all, it’s not a meetup without it. We have a great line up, covering some exciting new features in Episerver and looking at what it coming too Episerver...

RSS feeds for Episerver

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I’ve released a few further tweaks to my RSS / ATOM add-on for Episerver – CHIEF2MORO.SyndicationFeeds. Whats new in version 3.0? On request filtering I’ve taken another look at filtering, which is a feature included from version 2. I’ve modified the inbuilt IFeedContentFilterer to allow Feed pages to filter items by category via querystring parameters. This has caused a...

Mark Everard

I've worked across the digital industry for the past ten years, helping clients and colleagues across a diverse range of sectors meet numerous digital challenges, specifically focusing on web technologies, digital marketing and content management.

I've worked on large multi-supplier projects and led and managed both in-house and geographically-disperse development teams. And I've always approached my work with a smile on my face.

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