Brandon Bruno

Blogs from this Author

Is the Sky Really Falling for Developers? Let’s Examine Sitecore’s SaaS Future

During the spectacle of the Sitecore Symposium 2019 opening keynote, Sitecore CEO Mark Frost casually dropped a little nugget of news about the future of Sitecore: a software-as-a-service option is launching in 2020 and will evolve into a new offering. A collective (but silent) groan could be heard from the developers in the room. Was […]

The Top New Features in Sitecore 9.1 and Why They Matter

Sitecore 9.1 is upon us, and there’s plenty of new features to get developers (including those front-end teams!), marketers, and businesses excited about. Like most major dot-releases, Sitecore 9.1 brings additional stability and bug fixes to the platform, while rolling out significant features that will create a lasting impact on the platforms for years to […]

August DSUG: “Forms to Riches” and “Solr Spatial Search with Sitecore 9”

The Denver Sitecore User Group returns this August 15th, 2018 for its next meetup! There will be multiple Sitecore MVPs attending, so come out for this excellent opportunity to learn something new and meet fellow developers in the community. Our Hosts and Topics Sitecore MVP Mike Reynolds will be sharing his experience customizing Sitecore 9 Forms […]

Sitecore Developers: Get To Know Your Content Authors

It’s no secret that I love working with and designing great content authoring experiences in Sitecore. While I’ve talked extensively about the technical considerations of designing for the Sitecore Experience Editor, considerations for a quality content authoring experience actually begins by understanding who your content authors will be. When developing components for use in the […]

A Can’t Miss Event: Sitecore 9 Forms and Maximizing the Editing Experience

Are you a Sitecore developer in the metro Denver area? If so, we have a special event just for you! The Rocky Mountain Sitecore User Group (RMSUG) is returning on April 18th, headed by two of Perficient’s very own Sitecore MVPs. Our Hosts Toby Gutierrez (2015-2018 Sitecore MVP) will be diving into the details and inner […]

Writing Sitecore PowerShell Reports for Content Authors

Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE) is such a great tool that I now consider it a fundamental part of any Sitecore solution. Among other uses, it excels at reporting and task automation. For example, when a Sitecore content tree balloons to 100,000+ items, writing efficient reports and automating tasks become critical to managing the madness. With that […]

Make the Most of Your Content Authoring Options in Sitecore

Authoring content in Sitecore can run the gauntlet from frustrating to fantastic. I previously looked at why you should care about a quality content authoring experience and provided a few tips for how to do that in Sitecore. While a good authoring experience in Sitecore generally involves smart use of the Experience Editor, it is […]

Why Quality Sitecore Content Authoring Matters to Your Business

Many factors play into a successful Sitecore implementation, but having a high quality content authoring experience is one that stands out. Because content authoring is such a fundamental, day-to-day task in Sitecore, it is crucial that the authoring and editing experience is consistently great. I’ve written before about how to improve the Sitecore editing experience, […]

A Search for Answers: The Future of Sitecore, Solr, and You

Sitecore 9 introduces a relatively fundamental change in the core platform that will affect a lot of installations across the developer world: Lucene is (almost) out of the picture. Sitecore has always supported multiple search indexing providers, namely Lucene and Solr (shoutout to Coveo for all they do as well). Lucene has always been the […]

Zeroing In On Sitecore Personalization With GeoIP

Marketing to users based on location is not a new concept, but new technologies – especially the rise of the ubiquitous smartphone in the past decade – create potential for hyper-accurate campaigns and personalization. Sitecore embraces personalization, and thanks to a few core technologies, personalizing based on end-user location is easier than ever in Sitecore. […]

Beyond Components: Improving the Sitecore Editing Experience

As the basis for content presentation in Sitecore, well-built components are critical for a successful Sitecore implementation. Content Authors and Editors will be interacting with components in the Experience Editor on a daily basis, and there will be a wide range of technical expertise among these users. With that in mind, Sitecore developers should always […]

Publishing Items in Sitecore: Order Matters

Content can be published in a variety of ways in Sitecore (Publishing Wizard, via the ribbon, via workflow, per item, etc.). This affords Content Authors and Editors great flexibility in getting content to the web, but it is important to remember that all publishing (out of the box, anyway) is governed by a few basic […]

Load More