March 01, 2017 | Andrew Karaptis
Feydra eliminates common roadblocks for designers and front-end developers working on Sitecore projects.
Design agencies and front-end programmers have faced a tough challenge as they work on CMS projects. It takes time and technical knowhow to install all the necessary software, install the CMS, restore the database and get the project running on your development environment. Sitecore's reliance on the Microsoft technology stack, including IIS, MSSQL and .Net, present an even bigger barrier to entry for front-end developers who are used to alternative technology stacks and tools.
Without a copy of the project running on your development environment, it is difficult to fully integrate and test your work. Integration and testing are of course vital to the success of any website project. Trading ZIP backups of front-end code back and forth just doesn't cut it and quickly presents problems on larger projects. Manual merges of front-end code into CMS projects are no better. You ideally want to avoid the front-end code being created in isolation from the actual server-side project.
Feydra allows front-end developers to work on Sitecore projects more easily. It enables them to get up and running faster and to use the development environment and workflow tools they prefer without hindrance. Front-end programmers get to push their work in progress to an integration server where results are shown running in a full Sitecore installation.
Here's what you get:
* Ability to use the front-end IDE and tools you prefer.
* Ability to use the front-end workflow (NPM, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc.) you prefer.
* Ability to test your work in the true Sitecore project.
* No more need to install and run a copy of a complex CMS project that you may not fully understand.
* No more need to run Microsoft technology.
With Feydra, Sitecore developers concentrate on running Sitecore while front-end developers focus on delivering front-end assets. This is a beautiful harmony that reduces friction all too common to Sitecore.