Dan Klco, Author at Perficient Digital
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Adobe Digital Marketing Technical Director

I am an experienced Adobe Digital Marketing Technical Lead, Solution Architect, Consultant and Advisor. Through my career, I have become viewed as a valued thought leader in the industry, with solid skills in leading teams to implement successful digital marketing programs in the Adobe ecosystem. I am also a PMC Member of the Apache Sling project, which is the basis for Adobe's Experience Manager product, this allows me unique insight into the AEM platform.

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Mastering AEM Dispatcher Part 7: Securing the Dispatcher

We’re locking down the AEM Dispatcher as we continue in the series, Mastering the AEM Dispatcher. In this post, we’ll discuss gotchas with Sling Servlets and the AEM Dispatcher and a tool to scan your Dispatcher for common security issues. The AEM Dispatcher is not just a caching engine and load balancer, is the first […]

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Adobe Solution Overview: Marketing Website

  The cornerstone of your brand’s digital presence is its website. Successfully building a website to market your brand requires coordination with multiple teams and different solutions to deliver a cohesive experience. In this video, we discuss strategies for building a world-class marketing website using the Adobe Experience Cloud platform.    

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Building a Zero Cost Website with Apache Sling CMS

  For some time now I’ve been using an intuitive, full-featured Content Management System for managing my blog posts and other content on danklco.com. This system supports rich text editing, using a component-driven page builder, all of the content management bells & whistles, a full java app server stack for developing integrations and is 100% free […]

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Creating a Scalable Application Ecosystem

The Model View Controller (MVC) pattern is a programming paradigm for creating organized, scalable applications. The MVC pattern cleanly separates applications concerns and shows developers to create complex applications without creating a tangled mess. This pattern separates the three common application concerns. Models hold and convey data. Views render the data to application viewers. And […]

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Beware the Neglect Trap

The dark corners of the internet and many an extranet are filled with enterprise applications collecting dust. These applications were once viewed as a potential solution to all of the businesses problems, but they have withered on the vine and are now an impediment to doing business every day. We’ve all seen these applications, unresponsive, […]

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Lucky #11: Sling 11 and Java 11 Support

The Apache Sling project just released the latest version of the Apache Sling Starter, version 11. This artifact is an aggregator of the modules making up Apache Sling and is used by many downstream applications as a basis for the “stable” version of the Apache Sling codebase.

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Resource Streams in Apache Sling

Jörg Hoh recently wrote an interesting post on Content Architecture where he discussed how expensive JCR Queries could instead be replaced with targeted content structure traversals to allow finding relevant content without searching the whole AEM repository. Unfortunately, from a developer perspective, this means writing a fair amount of boilerplate code to traverse the AEM […]

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Adobe Insider Tour Part 1: Coming Soon

As I drive past the windmills* on the way back from the Adobe Insiders tour in Chicago I think about how much of a privilege it is to be able to see ahead to what Adobe has in the works for Analytics and to know what will be coming soon. I’d like to share some […]

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