Author - Raman Khalupau

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SiteCron Integration: a Practical Guide
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Highlighting of Untranslated Items in Sitecore
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Umbraco vs. Sitecore: as Seen by a Sitecore Developer
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[TechSpeak] Frontend Development for Sitecore SXA: Key Considerations
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[TechSpeak] Migrating a Legacy Solution to Helix Architecture: a Step-by-Step Guide
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[TechSpeak] What Is Sitecore Helix?

SiteCron Integration: a Practical Guide

When you need to perform repeated tasks in Sitecore CMS, you can either schedule jobs using the built-in mechanism or leverage a simpler alternative — the SiteCron module.

In this article, I would like to share my experience of integrating SiteCron as a separate Helix module by adding a new Feature project to an existing solution. In this way, we get compliance with the Helix principles and have the place to store our custom jobs.

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Highlighting of Untranslated Items in Sitecore

In one of my previous blog posts, I shared my impression of what I liked in Umbraco CMS and which of its killer features would be great to have in Sitecore. I’ve since decided to implement one of these capabilities — the highlighting of untranslated items in Sitecore’s Content Tree. Read on to learn how I got it done.

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Umbraco vs. Sitecore: as Seen by a Sitecore Developer

I recently took part in a project based on the Umbraco CMS. This inspired me to make a comparison of Umbraco and Sitecore. In this article, I will describe these two content management systems, their similarities and differences, and will bring your attention to Umbraco’s qualities that I really liked and that Sitecore lacks. I hope it will help you figure out which solution suits your business better.

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[TechSpeak] Frontend Development for Sitecore SXA: Key Considerations

The look and feel of your Sitecore-based solution largely depends on SXA themes — sets of assets, such as images, scripts, fonts and style sheets enabled by CSS and JavaScript. They aren’t closely tied to the content and functionality of the solution, and can be created separately from them. To provide the integrity and modularity of a Sitecore-based solution and compile the styling of a number of projects, we rely on Gulp, a JavaScript-based manager that automates frequently performed tasks. With this tool, we can compile scattered stylesheets from different projects in a single CSS file, and place them right where they belong. Read on to learn how styling in Sitecore 9 works in practice.

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[TechSpeak] Migrating a Legacy Solution to Helix Architecture: a Step-by-Step Guide

Considering the benefits that Sitecore Helix provides to a Sitecore implementation, such as future-proof architecture that is easy to maintain and extend, I strongly recommend transferring pre-Helix projects to Helix. You’ll probably ask, what does a process of transforming pre-Helix app into one that’s Helix-based include? Read on to learn!

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[TechSpeak] What Is Sitecore Helix?

Today, there’s a wide variety of principles that software developers use extensively, such as OOD, SOLID, design patterns and others. Although they are all suited for development on Sitecore, this powerful platform has specific requirements, and Helix is at its heart. What is it? Let’s figure it out.

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