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Author Archives: Tanaka Mapondera


How To Install Habitat Home on Sitecore 9.1

For the better part of the last 2 months, I’ve been learning the ins and out of the Sitecore Experience Platform. It is a content management system that helps build, manage and enhance websites for companies who require heavy duty platforms. So far, my training has been progressing well since everything is well documented and referred. However, I have noticed that a majority of the information and materials seem to be tailored to individuals who understand the key concepts of Sitecore. Being a beginner, I often spend a sizable amount of my time troubleshooting installation issues. In this guide, I will walk you through how to get Habitat Home up and running on your Sitecore website. The readme file found on the Github page for this project was very helpful but it omits some important information that beginners like myself do not know.

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Beginner’s Introduction to Sitecore MVC

Sitecore MVC is the driving force behind the Sitecore software. It was designed to expand and enhance the already present features within ASP.Net MVC. As a relatively newcomer to Sitecore, I was curious as to why individuals decided to create Sitecore MVC, rather than just use ASP.Net MVC. In this post, I wish to find the answer to that question by exploring the major differences between ASP.Net MVC and Sitecore which will explain what makes the latter so great.

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Supercharging Sublime Text 3 to work with ReactJS

Sublime Text 3 is not a traditional IDE because it does not offer certain capabilities such as debugging, code suggestions, code refactoring or build compilation. However, this has not stopped it from being one of the most sought-after code editors in the game. With its unique set of API’s, you are able to accomplish all the things you would be able to with a traditional IDE, but in a more efficient and personalized way. I’m going to show you how I outfitted my development environment to help me with my day to day tasks.  

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Resourceful NodeJS Packages for ETL

In my previous blog post, we spoke about using NodeJS for doing ETL jobs. In this post, I’m going to highlight a few of the NodeJS packages that I’ve used in the past. I’ll explain their importance and how they are used. Let’s get started and hopefully, you’ll find this post to be of use to you.

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Intro to ADA Compliance and Useful Tools

What is ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. It states the rights and liberties of these individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It also guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. 

 

There are five different titles that make up the ADA but we will focus on Title four which impacts Internet services. The political climate has changed drastically within the last decade. More businesses are finding themselves at the receiving end of costly and damaging lawsuits due to their digital services. The definition of “disabled” has evolved and that has paved the way for protections to expand into digital territory as web and mobile applications become more of a necessity in our day-to-day lives. Basically, this means that all digital aspects need to be accessible to people with hearing, vision or physical impairments.

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