Tapping into ASP.NET Web API 2

In this blog post, you will learn how to implement an HTTP-based web service for a book store. The focus here is to log the information on query-objects from incoming HTTP requests and outgoing HTTP responses before they get delivered to the client.…

Sitecore: Custom Standard Values

Sitecore Standard Values Overview Developers are familiar with the concept of standard values in Sitecore.  Standard values are default values and behaviors that can be set for content items that derive from data templates.  You can define the default values…

Writing a Great Project README

What’s the first thing you do when on-boarding a developer onto your project? Do you need to spend time digging for notes on how to get the project checked out locally, the tools to install and use, and commands to…

Java, Scala, Ceylon: Evolution in the JVM Petri Dish

Ceylon is a marvelous new JVM language from Gavin King, the creator of Hibernate. It enters a crowded field — ever since Martin Odersky’s pioneering Scala language demonstrated the possibility for non-Java languages to target JVM byte code, the JVM-based language scene has assumed the growth profile of an unpeeled egg microwaved for 5 minutes on HIGH.…

NP@Symfony_Live.2014.NY

This October, seven of us from NorthPoint Digital attended the Symfony Live conference in Times Square. The sessions were so varied that each one of us came away from the conference with good advice and inspiration that was unique. We enjoyed reconnecting with…

Why every Website needs an online Style Guide

If you’ve ever been on a website project team with multiple designers and developers or if your team has changed mid-project, you’ve probably run into the challenges of keeping everybody on the same page in terms of code and style…