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Showing posts from April, 2009

Silverlight 3 beta 1 Errors

I have been playing with Silver 3 beta 1 and ran into a couple errors that really stumped me for a bit. Here is how you fix them in case any one else runs into them as well. 1- Object reference not set when adding a Silverlight WCF service: This is caused by your source control settings. I solved this issues by going to Tools –> Options –> Source Control and changing it from TFS to None. No idea why this causes the error but it did solve the issue for me. 2- Unable to find ‘DynamicTypeService’ error. This one was a little more work. In this folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE you will find a file called “Microsoft.VisualStudio.ServicesProxy.dll” this file needs to be removed (I just changed the extension to .old) before installing the Silverlight 3 beta 1 VS tools (which installs the SDK and the runtime). I of course had already installed all this so I uninstalled it all, renamed the file and installed it again (the installed with install the abo

Sitecore – One man’s opinion

I recently spent about 6 months building a web site in Sitecore 5.3.2. As this was my first time using Sitecore I wanted to put down some thoughts I have about the platform. While there was definitely some very frustrating aspects to Sitecore there are also so very slick and cool things about it. While the install I was working on was version 5.3.2 I took a trip to San Francisco to get certified in version 6.0.  Learning Curve Sitecore is build on .Net, XPATH and heavy use of XSLTs. If you are familiar with these technologies the learning curve for Sitecore is not to bad. I had a development team of 5 developers offshore. The team was able to get up to speed on Sitecore in about a week. Really the trickiest part of Sitecore to learn is the administration UI and the use of templates, masters and standard values (these are all Sitecore objects). You really need to think through how you will use these objects. The UI The UI for Sitecore is pretty interesting. It is all browser bas