Single Sign On (SSO) - where one set of credentials is shared across multiple applications - makes systems safer and easier to manage, and is often mandated in larger enterprise level IT departments. The SSO prototocol of choice in large corporate’s is the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), and at Carbon Six Digital we’ve undertaken a number of projects that involved integrating SAML into Umbraco, which is our Content Management System of choice.
In each case, our goal has been to provide a seamless integration for a core directory of users into Umbraco, while aiming to maintain the existing Umbraco…
If you’re tired of waiting for your dream Umbraco job, then Carbon Six Digital has the perfect solution - design your own.
We’re a growing digital agency with big ambitions – and we’re looking for someone brimming with technical expertise to join us in a leadership role and help carry us forward.
While most of the time will be spent on fee-earning .Net development, with a strong focus on Umbraco, we’re open to what else the role entails.
We have a lot of spinning plates, and we’re looking for someone with passion to tell us what else they would like…
Those following events at Carbon Six Towers will know that last month we rebranded from Orcare to Carbon Six Digital. But I’ve been asked a few times – why Carbon Six?
The name change has been an aspiration of mine for some time. I was unhappy with Orcare - we’d had the name since I dreamt it up circa 1999 when I was developing software and websites for care homes. But we’ve moved a long way since then.
Now we are a specialist Umbraco development agency, building awesome .NET based websites for other agencies. We’re Umbraco Gold Partners, it is…
Orcare has changed a lot since it was founded.
We’ve increased our skill base and the size and nature of the projects we undertake.
We started off working for SME’s and still do, but much of our work is now for major agencies and multinational corporations.
We’ve evolved into something different.
So, to reflect this change, we are going to say goodbye to Orcare.
Say hello to Carbon 6
We are changing our name to reflect the change in our business.
We could give you some great rationalisation for why we have chosen to rename ourselves Carbon Six Digital but,…
So with CodeGarden 2015 over and everyone beginning to get CodeGarden blues I thought I’d take a look back at the infamous Umbraco developer festival. As always the conference was jam-packed full of inspiring talks, great ideas and an awesome community.
As well as the keynote with Niels I saw presentations by, among others, James South and Shannon Deminick.
The announcement that Web API 2 will be incorporated into Umbraco at the keynote provoked excitement around the conference hall where the core team explained how the REST API for Content, Media, Members, and Relations using HAL format for…
There are lots of options for setting up and running the database behind Umbraco, and in this post we’ll look at some of the technologies Umbraco supports and the design constraints you should consider.
Umbraco is a Microsoft stack CMS so it stands to reason that its database of choice is SQL Server. It is possible to run Umbraco 7 on MySQL, but at Orcare we’ve never done this, and to be honest I’m a little skeptical – I never like running tiny minority configurations, bugs are more likely and often harder to resolve.
You can run Umbraco on any…
How often do you log into an Umbraco site and see the speech bubble telling you a new version of Umbraco? In this article we’ll look at what’s involved in an upgrade to the latest version of Umbraco and what are business benefits?
The effort involved in upgrading Umbraco often depends on a number of factors – the size and complexity of your site as well as which version of Umbraco you’re going from and to. The biggest factor that affects the cost of an upgrade is the differences between two versions.
If your site is currently on Umbraco 4.7…
You’ve looking to buy a website built using Umbraco, but your existing site is built on a different platform. How do you safely and effectively migrate to Umbraco? In this post we’ll look at some of the issues you will face.
For many legacy websites migrating to Umbraco, the biggest issue is with their existing content. Any successful website which has a reasonable Google ranking will likely have lots of quality content which you’ll want to move this across to Umbraco. As will all things Umbraco there is rarely a single answer to this problem, it will very much depend…
Use a stress test tool
For some projects, performance is so critical, and load on the site so significant that performance stress…
Last week we started a series of posts about performance tuning Umbraco sites, where we discussed Image Optimisation, Client Dependency Framework, Mini-Profiler and implementing caching. In this article we’ll look at the relative performance of @Html.RenderTemplate and @Html.Partial, and also look at database profiling and tuning.
Consider using @Html.Partial() rather than @Html.RenderTemplate
In a previous Umbraco project we had a scenario where we had a shop page and needed to iterate over a collection of products, data of which were stored as nodes. On the product listing page, we chose to render an alternate template for each product the snippet…