Hedgehog, a digital consultancy engineering high - performance, multi-channel solutions, today announced the release of a brand-new product called Avtor, a part of the Team Development for Sitecore Essential Collection.
Development of features and components requires a set of Sitecore items to be packaged - things like renderings and templates. With TDS Classic, Sitecore developers can automate the packaging process.
From scheduling Razl scripts to sync changes between Production and QA environments to keeping logs from scheduled Razl scripts, our team has a few tips and tricks to make the Razl experience even better.
Setting up Azure staging slots, so the next release of our project can be placed there, allows us to deploy the new code to a private website (the slot), and test it before pushing it live. We are going to script this process to make it easier for the devops team to automate.
There are certain systems and processes that you can put in place to make a TDS Classic project run more smoothly. We're highlighting the best practices that our team recommends for getting the most out of TDS Classic.
TDS Classic can be used in many ways, but the goal is always the same: make development (and developers lives) easier. Whether it's using the Sitecore Package Deployer or using validators, following best practices can make your entire experience run much more smoothly.
When building an .update package with TDS Classic, the build might fail with no additional information. From increasing log verbosity to using validators, there are ways to minimize or prevent this type of error.
Our simple scenario includes 2 developers using TDS Classic and checking-in changes to source control. The Jenkins build server takes the changes and performs the build, and then deploys the created package to two Sitecore environments.
Each and every feature in TDS Classic is aimed at helping developers. Whether the feature is out front or running quietly in the background the goal is always the same: make the development experience better.
Feydra virtualizes all front end assets (css, js & cshtml) of a Sitecore instance. With Feydra, front-end developers can commit their changes to Source Control without requiring the intervention of a back-end developer. We call it a virtual sandbox.
Each version of TDS Classic comes with the same goal: to make Sitecore development and, by extension, developers, lives easier. Every feature in our products is aimed at making the process better - some of these features aren't quite as well-known as others, but they all help smooth and improve the development experience.
When working with TDS Classic, you will eventually need to deploy your items to a Sitecore instance and you might not want the default behavior of every item in your TDS project deploying every time. This is where the TDS Sitecore Deployment Property Manager comes in!
Feydra eliminates common roadblocks for designers and front-end developers working on Sitecore projects by getting them up and running more quickly and allowing them to use the development environment and workflow tools they prefer.
Team Development for Sitecore Classic version 5.5 allows developers to add post deployment steps to to their deployments and update packages. TDS Classic has used post deployment steps internally to perform a number of useful functions. Many of the developers using TDS Classic have requested the ability to add their own post deploy functionality. With the release of TDS Classic 5.5 in early 2016, this functionality is now available.
When implementing Sitecore websites, we sometimes run into a situation where the Content Editor wants to personalize or A/B test components that are common to multiple pages in the site. A good example of this is the header and/or navigation components. The problem we run into is that the components need to behave the same on all pages and it would be very difficult, if not impossible for content editors to maintain these components on all pages on the site. I have seen a few ways of solving this problem, but most solutions had some drawbacks that limited the capabilities of the content editor.
WFFM is a great tool for allowing content editors to build custom forms. The main issue with WFFM is that it doesn't always generate the HTML we need for the site. This blog post shows how to customize the HTML in different ways for each sub-site.
While working on a recent Sitecore MVC implementation, I started to think about how Sitecore handles errors in the MVC components on a page. In past implementations, I had added a processor to the mvc.exception pipeline to route the user to the error page for the current site. This works reasonably well, but I began to notice a few drawbacks.