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Keep your environments in sync with Episerver DXP!

While iterating on projects it’s always a good idea to keep your lower environments in sync with the latest content and imagery from your production environment.  In some platforms this is a significant effort, but with Episerver DXP it can be easily automated! Eric Markson from Perficient recently blogged about how to automate the orchestration […]

The Benefits of Utilizing a Progressive Web Application in Digital Commerce

A progressive web application (PWA) is a software application built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to run within and depend on a standards-compliant web browser. PWAs exploit their reliance on these browsers to overcome conventional web browsers application development challenges, such as browser-compatibility and feature availability. There is a tremendous opportunity for a unified and […]

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Set up Sitecore Solr Collections Using SearchStax

This article explains the steps needed to set up Solr Cloud collections for your Sitecore environment using SearchStax. Assuming you already have Solr Cloud Manager Environment set in SearchStax, follow the below steps to set up the Solr Cloud environment. 1. Upload Solr Configurations The first step is to get the compatible Solr schema and […]

Validate API Calls Using Rest Assured in Singleton Design Pattern

Introduction Application Programming Interface becomes the backbone of programming, which helps in communicating between two different systems. As a tester, we need to give maximum test coverage for API calls validation in integration testing. This can be achieved by automating the API calls to increase efficiency. Rest API calls will be validated using different open-source […]

Change Your Mindset to Create a Better Data and Analytics Program

Self-Service for data is not a new concept.  Even in the early 2000s, companies have struggled with giving “power users” or “information workers” access to data to develop value-based insights.   One of my past customers had a simple as a web page with hundreds of CSV formatted data extracts that people could “self-service data” based […]

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Apache Sling JVM Performance Followup

In a comment on my previous post Apache Sling JVM Performance, Gil Tene made an insightful comment about the potential possibility of performance impact from speed from the underlying environment or other tests. To accommodate for this possibility, I re-ran the tests inside a loop, randomizing order of the JVM execution for each iteration 25 times. […]

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How Splunk Analysis and Kafka Connect Works

General Introduction Splunk Connect for Kafka is a sink connector that allows a Splunk software administrator to subscribe to a Kafka topic and stream the data to the Splunk HTTP Event Collector. After the Splunk platform indexes the events, you can then directly analyze the data or use it as a contextual data feed to […]

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The Missing Guide to Your Adobe Managed Services Servers

Working with Adobe Managed Services (AMS) I’ve wished I had a guide to the common activities I need to log into a server to perform. Here is a quick starter to help you find your way around the servers provisioned by Adobe Managed Services. Since I can’t guarantee AMS environments are consistent (and checking with […]

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Configuring Your Own GitLab Instance

GitLab Introduction: GitLab CE, or Community Edition, is an open-source application primarily used to host Git repositories, with additional development-related features like issue tracking. It is designed to be hosted using your own infrastructure. It provides flexibility in deploying as an internal repository store for your development team, a free way to interface with users, […]

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Tips for passing the Sitecore® 9.0 Certified Platform Associate Developer Exam

In order to prepare for the Sitecore 9.0 Certified Platform Associate Developer Exam I took the Sitecore Platform Essentials for Developers 9.0 Curriculum. This consists of 8 modules dedicated to each of the key aspects you need to learn about Sitecore in order to pass the exam successfully. There are also other ways to prepare […]

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7 Steps to create lower environments with Sitecore Commerce

When dealing with live websites, it is desired to have lower environments that mirror production as closely as possible. Why? Because this improves your quality assurance and user acceptance processes on pretty much anything that you build, change or configure in the site. With a similar environment it’s easier to find things that will not […]

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Sitecore integration with Azure BLOB storage

If you have an already existing Sitecore solution that you are planning on moving to the Azure cloud you need to understand the Blob service concepts firsts. Azure Blob storage is Microsoft’s object storage solution for the cloud.Blob storage exposes three resources: your storage account the containers in the account and the blobs in a […]

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