Creating a 7-zip-archive as deployment artifact with grunt and grunt-shell

In certain development projects you’re not given direct access to the production systems of the customer to allow an automated deployment via standard tools. Instead it is required to have some kind of “artifact” that can be transferred to the customer and allows the deployment there. The following grunt-task does this as a part of […]

Reading the attribute-content of an html-element with extjs

A current project consists of an ASP.Net MVC application which “renders” its current version as an html-meta tag. <meta name="x-app-version" content="1.1.427.1616" /> A requirement was to show this version (which is rendered server-side) on the login screen (which is a viewport containing panels and such). The following code does a selection (via css-selector) of the […]

Communication is everything

A week ago I was reading the Sencha forums when a thread Is Sencha screwing single developers? got my attention. The thread starter stated out that the option to buy single developer pack for Ext JS (or Sencha complete) was gone. Only packs of five licenses (+support) are available via the store right now. Wait? […]

Changing the page layout of a search result page via Powershell in SharePoint 2010

This is a “quick hack” to change the layout of a search result page. When the Publishing-Feature is disabled you are not able to change the layout via the UI. If you add a new page via “Create page” chances are high that you get a layout you don’t want. Powershell comes to the rescue […]