Creating a custom searchable index for an external data source in Sitecore

Creating custom Search index for external source in Sitecore - Teaser

I am sure that all of you have created a regular item index for Sitecore with Solr or Lucene in the past already. I got to the challenge that I needed to call an external service which is provided by a third-party system provided by the client. My first thought was to directly call the service and show the results of that call – but the response took too long.
So I decided to make a custom index containing the external data and thus having a great response time. Weiterlesen

Basic concepts & principles for building global multi-language and multi-country websites using Sitecore

Global multilanguage and multicountry websites with Sitecore - Teaser

Conceptual thoughts and recommendations for building globally focused websites based on the Sitecore Experience Platform with multiple languages and country cultures. Consider this a non conclusive compilation of learnings and recommendations from our experience building such web platforms since many years. (Part 1 of a series) Weiterlesen

Sitecore Usergroup Deutschland-Treffen in Nürnberg vom 08.11.2018

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Das 12. Treffen der Sitecore Usergroup Deutschland (SUGDE) seit deren Gründung in 2015 fand in der gut ausgewählten Location „Design Offices Nürnberg“ statt, welches unmittelbar nahe dem Hauptbahnhof und der schönen Altstadt liegt. Schon am Abend davor berichteten Jana und … Weiterlesen

Adding new languages to Sitecore’s Solr indexes

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Sitecore’s Solr indexes come with a rich set of preconfigured languages. This means you normally don’t need to bother about Solr when introducing a new language to Sitecore. However, some languages are missing in the managed schema which means you … Weiterlesen

Sitecore – History Facts

Developing with Sitecore means dealing with configurations. The variables like commands, events, agents, pipelines and its processors as well as usage of settings makes the CMS so flexible for all kind of projects.
It also demands deep understanding and knowledge from the developers to extend the product at the correct point without missconfiguring any other parts of the solution. (mehr …)

Sitecore 9.0.2 in Windows Docker containers

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Probably all of you always wanted to have very quickly a clean installation of Sitecore with all services and databases up and running, but you know that it always takes a lot of time… Now it is possible to have it up and running in minutes thanks to Docker. After a lot of searching and trying we finally created the docker solution that works with the latest Sitecore update 9.0.2 (rev. 180604). Weiterlesen

Sitecore 9 – Azure Search Suggestions

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As you already know Sitecore 9 is Microsoft Azure compatible, but when it comes to Azure Search than it has many limitations. One of those limitations is Azure Search highlighting, Azure Search Suggestions and some others…
On one of our projects we had to provide suggestions with the search. After some investigations we decided to build it on our own, instead to wait and see if it will come out with new versions of Sitecore.

The biggest problem was that Sitecore packages for Azure Search do not support building indexes with suggestions. In order to build an Azure Index with Suggester we have made a workaround and extended the Sitecore implementation of IndexDefinitionJsonConverter. (mehr …)

Sitecore – Meet the Dockers

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Today I like to show you how Docker can be a really good companion for a Sitecore developer. As strange as this may sound but I am developing Sitecore on a Mac with Windows running in a VM. This has to do with my history as Mac guy and my difficulties to adapt to the Windows system’s behaviour. I was searching for ways to save as much ressources on my VM as possible and to make my development environment as flexible as possible and in time I became aware of Docker.

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