AuthorMark Everard

What’s going on in the World?

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As Episerver has grown, so has the developer community. It now stands at just over 40,000 members. A community this big creates a lot of good content, which alongside the more frequent news from Episerver (releases updates, articles and documentation) means it’s becoming easy to miss useful stuff on Episerver World that may help you or your clients. At the London Meetup last week I...

Azure Functions, ASP.NET Standard and Getting Started with Episerver from Umbraco

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We’ve now finalised the agenda for the London Episerver Meetup on the 12th April at Valtech. Don’t forget to RSVP on Meetup to let us know you’re coming. Agenda We’ll be starting at 1830, briefly stopping for when the pizza’s turn up, and finishing at 9pm (where we’ll move to a local pub for those that want to keep networking!) Valdis Iljuconoks, (Geta) –...

London Episerver Developer Meetup Spring 2018

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The Episerver Ascend party may have just finished in Las Vegas but that doesn’t mean the fun stops! Our next Episerver Developer Meetup (London) will be on Thursday 12th April. We are being hosted this time by our kind friends at Valtech who are based in Angel and will make sure there is plenty of food and drink for us. A special guest We have a special guest for the evening. Episerver and...

Successful integrations depend on good information transfer

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System integration is often the most challenging aspect of any technical build, both from a development and cost perspective. Joining two systems together requires a solid interface that facilitates good information transfer, not just between your information systems but also between your technical teams. A SOLID INTERFACE FOR DEVELOPMENT Getting the right information to support accurate and...

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...

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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