Category Archives: umbraco

Create magic with APE

I would like to present to you, “APE”. APE stands for “Awesome Property Extractor” and is simply a framework for extracting properties and their values from arbitrary data and turn them into strongly typed C# properties and values. To begin with, we have created a package for Umbraco called APE.Umbraco. What is APE.Umbraco APE.Umbraco is […]


Umbraco and .NET magic

Wouldn’t it be fun, if you could simply call one method on an IPublishedContent, and get any property as the right type, always, without parsing or converting the data, passing any type-parameter or calling different methods? Wouldn’t it be cool if said method knew that a rich text editor property is always an IHtmlString and […]


Real MVC App using Umbraco – revisited

So, it seems that my latest post has generated a lot of debate throughout the umbraco community. Thank you! Me and my coworkers at Lund & Andresen IT (in Danish), has been using this method for a couple of months now, and we’ve found a couple of issues that I didn’t think of. But now […]


How to create a real MVC app using umbraco

UPDATE! I have revisited this post, please read this one as well! Last week my coworkers and I, where discussing how to build a real mvc app using Umbraco. The starting point was quite simple, we started by simply dissecting each element in an umbraco site to be able to see the greater picture. This […]


Why NOT to use umbraco as a data store

I have recently made a great fuzz on twitter by saying I don’t want people to use the content section of umbraco as a data store. A lot of people did not agree and then the debate began. The feedback was so overwhelming neither me, nor my coworkers could keep track on who, what and […]