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Byte-6: Integration Center For Enablement

Integration center for enablement helps an organization to maximize its investments. Integration is the heart of any organization to deliver the best returns and make the enterprise produce products/ features rapidly. Building an integration center for enablement is a journey. Think from enterprise vision vs. siloed vision  Get executives to support, an important aspect. Establish […]

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SXA Themes: How to deploy themes with Azure DevOps and Unicorn

When Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) was launched, it was a real game-changer for the rapid implementation of Sitecore sites and for marketers wanting more freedom and control over creating content and campaign pages. SXA Themes also allow sites to share a standard site layout while making sure that the site has the right look and […]

How to Set Up Automated Deployment with CI/CD Pipelines through Azure

The main purpose of automation within your business is to deploy your application into different environments such as Dev/QA/Production with the push of a button or without manual intervention. Automation reduces the risk of deployment errors, reduces the number of development hours for deploying code changes in multiple environments, and help to deploy the changes […]

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Byte-4 : Increase agility, gain productivity with DevOps

DevOps vs. Agile is NOT a debate. Each one addresses a specific problem; when using together to build a product, it realizes the productivity gains. Agile and DevOps helps to take an idea and deliver it to produce business value. Architecture plays a vital role in bringing the concept and providing the right solutions to […]

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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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Sitecore Solr Collections Using SearchStax – Part 1

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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