TDS Blog: Sitecore Best Practices and Dev Insights

July 14, 2017 | Charlie Turano

The first in our series on setting up a Sitecore instance on Azure, with an initial deployment that includes custom built modules as add-ons to the setup.


May 03, 2016 | Charlie Turano

New to TDS 5.5 is the ability to create and consume NuGet packages in your TDS project, allowing developers to capture their Sitecore items and easily distribute them across multiple teams.


September 08, 2015 | Charlie Turano

Creating an automated deployment process around Sitecore update packages can be difficult. The Sitecore Package Deployer is designed to simplify that process by automatically deploying packages from a folder on the Sitecore server.


May 26, 2015 | Charlie Turano

We received a puzzling TDS support issue recently. A customer reached out to me and reported that their automated deployment process was slowing down their CD significantly. Upon further investigation, it wasn’t just slowing down significantly – it was practically crawling. This was a weird one.


May 21, 2015 | Charlie Turano

Sitecore recently released Update 3 (150427) for Sitecore 8. This fixes a number of issues in the previous release, but it introduced a problem with the Update Installation Wizard.


April 15, 2015 | Charlie Turano

One of the coolest new features of TDS 5 was Validators. Validators allow a developer to have the build automatically check the Sitecore items in the TDS project against specific criteria and generate warnings or errors if the item meets the criteria. This blog post will document the process of setting up your own custom validator.