David L. Walker - Sitecore Architect

Former:
2007 - 2009 - Microsoft MVP - Visual Developer ASP/ASP.NET
2007 - 2009

Microsoft - All-In-One Framework - SME Champion Awards for Windows Azure and SQL Azure

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Simple Performance Tuning and Sitecore Counters – Sitecore Best Practices

Be sure to check out my recent blog post regarding Simple Performance Tuning and Sitecore Counters – Sitecore Best Practices.

Just a refresher regarding Sitecore’s long standing recommendation to disable Memory Monitoring hooks and Performance Counters, with some tips on setting up Sitecore Counters when you do need them.

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Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries

Check out my first four Modules now in the Sitecore Marketplace

Use the Fully Qualified Name When Using a Sitecore MVC Controller – Sitecore Best Practice

Four months at XCentium and loving it!

Congratulations! You have one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012

My Blog/Site Reimagined!

New Year’s Resolutions in progress for 2013!

First annual NWA TechFest event was a huge success!

NWATechFest 2010 Agenda is complete and registration is now open

Want the benefits of the cloud on premise? Don't miss the Application Infrastructure virtual launch event! #Appfabric FTW!

Many quick updates and first XSLT sample for SharePoint – Event Management System

Get Your Head In the Clouds with SQL Server Data Services Presentation

2009 Kicks Off Busy As Ever, INETA Speaker Bureau News and a new Geekette is on the way!

Quest Software's Pain-of-the-Week: The Converging Paths of SQL Server and SharePoint - Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!

Apps

Just A Few of the Applications I've Developed
Content Management Systems
Application Tracking System
Integrated with SAP E-Recruiting
Employee Directory/Phonebook
Employee Benefits and Enrollment
Helpdesk Management/Ticket Systems
Service Request Systems
Project Management Systems
Personal and Resource Scheduling
eCommerce Catalog/Order Processing
Time Reporting/Payroll Systems
Knowledge Management
Customer Relationship Management
Sales Tracking
Messaging/Chat Applications
Document/Records Management Systems
Social Networking Features/Integration
News and Newsletter Management
Banner Statistics and Rotation
Web Email Systems
Threaded Message Boards
User Communities
Change Control Systems
ADO OpenSchema - Database Reporting Tools
Zip Code algorithm to find closest location
Barcode printing and scanning
Visual Basic 6 SMTP COM object - using WinSock
Visual Basic 6 HTTP COM object - using WindowsAPI
Visual Basic 6 Chat Application
InstallShield installation of
SQL Server scripts and ASP web applications

Live!

#DateEventPresentation
718/15/2014Tulsa TechFest 2014Unleashing the Power of SVG from Design to Dev to Prod!
708/15/2014Tulsa TechFest 2014Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
695/16/2014Tulsa School of Dev 2014Power to the Code not the Content! Leverage existing Frameworks and Platforms!
685/16/2014Tulsa School of Dev 2014Tales from the Arch Side
675/16/2014Tulsa TechFest 2013Open Q&A on Life as an Agile Developer and Software Craftsman
665/16/2013Tulsa TechFest 2013Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
6510/28/2012Microsoft - Internal Team Training - Premier Support for DevelopersVS2010 Extensions with MEF
6410/12/2012Tulsa TechFest 2012Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
637/30/2012Microsoft - Internal Team Training - Premier Support for DevelopersDevelop Quality Applications with Visual Studio 2010
627/22/2012Microsoft - Customer Training - Premier Support for DevelopersIntroduction to Windows Phone Development
613/1/2012Microsoft - Internal Team Training - Premier Support for DevelopersIntroduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
601/26/2012Microsoft - Internal Team Training - Premier Support for DevelopersIncreasing ASP.NET Performance with Server Side Page State Persisters
591/26/2012Microsoft - Brown Bag Session - Premier Support for DevelopersIntroduction to MEF - the Managed Extensiblity Framework
581/23/2012Microsoft - Internal Team Training - Premier Support for DevelopersFeel The POWER of FDD!
5710/15/2011Houston TechFest 2011MEF IT UP! With the Managed Extensibility Framework!
5610/15/2011Houston TechFest 2011Creating Powerful WEB.API’s with WCF WEB API (currently in Preview)
5510/7/2011Tulsa TechFest 2011Open Spaces: JavaScript Libraries
5410/7/2011Tulsa TechFest 2011Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
535/27/2011Tulsa School of Dev 2011Feel the POWER of FAITH Driven Development
5123/25/2011NWA TechFest 2011MET IT UP! With the Managed Extensbility Framework!
513/25/2011NWA TechFest 2011Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
5011/12/2010Tulsa TechFest 2010Developing TechFests - The Windows Phone 7 Application!
4911/12/2010Tulsa TechFest 2010Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
4811/9/2010Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users GroupHarnessing the Power of ODATA (The open data protocol)
46711/9/2010Northwest Arkansas DOT NET USER GROUPDeveloping for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight Tips & Tricks
4610/20/2010TysonDevCon 2010Your Data in the Cloud Securely using OData (The Open Data Protocol)
4510/20/2010TysonDevCon 2010MEF IT UP! With the Managed Extensibility Framework!
4410/20/2010TysonDevCon 2010Harnessing the Power of ODATA (The Open Data Protocol)
4310/20/2010TysonDevCon 2010Enabling Highly Available Applications iwht Windows Server AppFabric
4210/20/2010TysonDevCon 2010Building Powerful WebParts with SharePoint 2007 and 2010 and easily support both versions!
4110/20/2010Houston TechFest 2010Developing for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight Tips & Tricks
4010/9/2010Houston TechFest 2010Building Powerful WebParts with SharePoint 2007 and 2010 and easily support both versions!
3910/8/2010Walmart .NET User GroupADO.NET Data Services For the REST of us
387/8/2010NWA TechFest 2010Your Data in the Cloud Securely using OData (The Open Data Protocol)
377/8/2010NWA TechFest 2010Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
362/10/2010Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users GroupNew T-SQL Features in SQL Server 2008
3512/14/2009NEOTECH Council - Tulsa Holiday PartyMEF IT UP! With the Managed Extensibility Framework!
3411/6/2009Tulsa TechFest 2009Business Value from the Cloud
3310/6/2009Tulsa TechFest 2009Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
324/25/2009NWA Code CampBuilding Powerful Webparts for SharePoint 2007
313/28/2009Tulsa School of Dev 2009Knowledge (Social) Networking for the Enterprise
303/28/2009Tulsa School of Dev 2009Building Powerful Webparts for SharePoint 2007
293/18/2009Oklahoma Chapter of the IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners)Get Your Head In the Clouds with SQL Server Data Services
282/7/2009SharePoint Saturday KCBuilding Powerful WebParts with SharePoint 2007
271/24/2009Houston TechFest 2008Powerful WebParts for SharePoint 2007
261/24/2009Houston TechFest 2008WCF For The REST of Us
2512/9/2008VSLive! DallasBest and Worst Practices - SharePoint as an Application Development Architecture
2410/10/2008Tulsa TechFest 2008Open Spaces: JavaScript Libraries
2310/10/2008Tulsa TechFest 2008Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
229/4/2008Quest Software's Pain-of-the-Week WebcastThe Converging Paths of SQL Server and SharePoint – Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!
218/8/2008Bartlesville .NET User GroupHow to Build Powerful WebParts for SharePoint 2007
206/18/2008Microsoft TechEd 2008How to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as an Application Development Architecture
192/9/2008CommunityCamp Dallas501(c)(3) Non-Profit status, Running Your User Group Like a Business & More
1811/14/2007VSLive! AustinPutting It All Together with .NET 3.0: Presentation, Services and Workflow
1711/12/2007Tulsa TechFest 2007Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
168/25/2007Houston TechFest 2007Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation
157/28/2007OKCodeCampPresentation, Services, Workflows and Silverlight!
146/4/2007Tulsa Java Developers GroupWhat's different between Microsoft's Silverlight, Adobe's Flex and JavaFX?
134/21/2007Dallas Code Camp 2007Service and Workflows - WCF and WF
122/19/2007Tulsa SQL Server GroupImplementing SOA Using SQL Server 2005 Service Broker
112/5/2007OKCPro.NETMove Beyond Web Services to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
1011/27/2006Tulsa Developers .NETIntro to Windows Communication Foundation
911/8/2006.NET Rocks! Interview Live From Tulsa TechFest 2006#201 - Live from Tulsa TechFest 2006 - .NET Rocks! Interview with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell
810/14/2006Tulsa TechFest 2006Intro to Programming Windows Communication Foundation
710/14/2006Tulsa TechFest 2006Welcome/Announcements/Prize Drawing/Closing!
610/4/2006Association for Systems ManagementService Oriented Architecture
58/1/2006Northwest Arkansas DNUGIntroduction to Programming WCF (.NET 3.0)
46/26/2006Dallas Code Camp 2006Chalk Talk - Converting ASP to ASP.NET 1.1 and ASP.NET 2.0
36/26/2006Dallas Code Camp 2006Intro to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF .NET 3.0)
26/3/2006Wichita Code CampIntroduction to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
112/12/2005Tulsa Developers .NETSmart Clients with .NET 2.0

Skills

SkillLevelLast UsedExperience
VB.NET / ASP.NET / C#ExpertCurrent13 years
SitecoreExpertCurrent7 years
SharePoint 2003 - 2013ExpertCurrent10 years
Active Server Pages (ASP)ExpertCurrent18 years
XMLExpertCurrent14 years
XSLTExpertCurrent14 years
HTMLExpertCurrent20 years
JavaScriptExpertCurrent20 years
LINQExpertCurrent7 years
ADO.NET Entity FrameworkExpertCurrent6 years
Visual BasicExpert6 years ago19 years
Microsoft SQL ServerExpertCurrent16 years
Microsoft AccessExpertCurrent20 years
Crystal ReportsExpert6 years ago17 years
PHP (Hypertext PreProcessor)Expert6 years ago14 years
PERLIntermediate14 years ago20 years
Oracle 7-8i and PL-SQLExpert10 years ago18 years
JavaIntermediateCurrent15 years
Java Server Pages (JSP)Intermediate7 years ago14 years
C/C++/Visual CIntermediate9 years ago11 years
Delphi 2-3Advanced14 years ago16 years
DreamweaverIntermediate8 years ago10 years
Flash 4-5 & DirectorIntermediate8 years ago10 years

About

My primary goal is to utilize this site to document and track my best practices, code, findings, research, resources, utilities and anything else that I find as it relates to Sitecore, Microsoft, SharePoint, Application Development, Software Development LifeCycle Management, Agile, SCRUM, Software Craftsmanship and anything else that comes to mind.

In my 7 years working with Sitecore, I have found that to a certain degree it is a niche product and therefore the information and things that I need are not always easily found when I need them.

I will primarily be documenting and preserving them here, so that I do not have to hunt for them again. If it becomes a resource for someone else as well, then I will be truly humbled and extremely happy.

Sincerely,
David L. Walker aka Radical Dave aka Sitecore Dave