Living side by side with smart devices has been a convenient and comfortable practice for all of us for quite a long time. But what do we know about modern washing machines or coffee makers apart from which buttons to push? Not much. Their sophisticated performance remains invisible to ordinary users because hardly anyone looks inside these machines.
“I love working with Sitecore, I enjoy every moment of diving into this brilliant platform,” — this is what Vadzim Papko, Certified Sitecore Lead Developer and now a 2020 Sitecore MVP, has said long ago about the platform. Since then, Vadzim’s every decision and action has been proof of his words, while his growing passion for Sitecore has fueled his journey toward the Most Valuable Professional award.
In spite of its name, there’s nothing frightening about a headless content management system (CMS) and the prediction that it’s going to take over the world of digital marketing.
In this article, we’ll provide the traditional and headless CMS definitions, talk about the prominent features of both types of architecture and discuss their pros and cons for businesses.
Global warming and other negative consequences of human activity for the environment lead to the fact that the global society is becoming more environmentally conscious. The rising concern over the poor ecological situation is prompting people to search for ways of addressing it, and they seek for solutions everywhere, including in the information technology domain.
Various types of interactive kiosks have been emerging all over the place lately, from the airport to the post office to restaurants. While some people still have no idea how to use self-service terminals and try to avoid them, numerous businesses are leveraging interactive technology based on embedded software development in order to establish effective digital communication with their customers.
In this article, we’ve compiled comprehensive information about info-kiosks and self-service systems for you to better understand their functionality, development processes and benefits for companies and users.
In addressing the fact that an increasing number of internet users access the internet via smartphones, a mobile strategy becomes an obvious necessity for businesses striving for online success. The question of going mobile for a company means satisfying the needs of several platforms, which is why we should talk about cross-platform mobile app development
Competition and the fight for clients are an integral part of any business, and at different times, companies have used different methods to acquire and retain customers. As we live in the age of digital transformation, the main efforts are aimed at cyberspace, where specialized software — the Digital Experience Platform — is becoming the most powerful tool for doing business.
Every version of а software product has its lifecycle, which inevitably finishes with discontinued support. It happens when a newer version is ready to replace the older one.
December 31, 2019 is the mainstream support end date for Sitecore 8.2. In this regard, current Sitecore customers should not panic, but rather read our article and decide whether they have to move their existing solutions to the latest versions of Sitecore 9.
Sometimes, we need to import Sitecore content data in the scope of migration or deploying process. In general, we can use Sitecore Migrations tools (if we need full migration). But if we just need to export content data, we can use Sitecore Package Designer, Unicorn or TDS.
In my case, we needed to migrate dozens of content items (more than 40 000) from Sitecore 7.5 to Sitecore 8.2. And we had only Sitecore Package Designer.
The main issue we faced was the long processing time (a couple of hours) of Sitecore Package Designer. This was the trigger for us to release our Sitecore Data Transfer tool.
What does it take to start your journey with Sitecore — the advanced content management system? This question concerns both newbies and experienced developers who seek to switch to another area of expertise. That is why we had a brief talk with SaM Solutions’ Sitecore Lead Developer — Raman Khalupau. Raman is a talented expert who helps customers improve their business operations with the Sitecore Platform. Also, he is the head of SaM Solutions’ Sitecore Competency Center.
In this interview, Raman tells us about his passion for Sitecore and explains why he is sure that proper training and support can inspire any developer to learn this CMS.