As announced by SDL earlier this week – it’s here!
Just in case you’re week’s still too busy to read the full-monty here’s a few snippet to highlight the main ‘changes introduced’ in this new framework:
One of our clients uses Tridion 2013 SP1, and has strict audit requirements for their publishing. We need to know what is on the site at any particular point in time. The auditors might ask, for example, what the user saw if they viewed the site two weeks ago last Tuesday at 3am.
We have to track what gets published, and make sure that we have no significant performance degradation while we’re doing that. Publishing for our releases already take several hours, and we can’t extend that by any significant amount of time.
These tests let us look at different options for this timing. Once the tests have been run, we will then have a better idea of which one to implement.
With a number of versions of SDL Tridion, SDL Web (and soon to be SDL Tridion Sites) out there with Alchemy users, our latest version of the plugin development framework contains some major updates for the core service.
There’s been quite a lot written about Duplicate Binary Issues in SDL Tridion. A couple of years ago I released a PowerTool to solve this issue. Knowing it can still be troublesome for some SDL Tridion users, I decided to give it a little rewrite and release it as an alchemy plugin.
This small blog post isn’t really something Tridion-specific. However, with SDL Web 8, installing or configuring the CMS or content delivery usually involves running a few powershell commands. Usually, we run these commands to install a database, or to create a topology, or install or manage the microservices.
The last few versions of Alchemy have allowed you to update it’s software directly within the CMS. As we make improvements to the API and new functionality, it is key to update to the later versions. To show you how simple this process it, i’ve made a quick recording to walk through the process.
With the advent of SDL Web 8.5, we’ve seen many nice improvements to the software. We’re able to move items in the blueprint hierarchy, we can now set up a whole content delivery environment with a number of powershell scripts, … but in our most recent upgrade, we’ve found a big problem.
I’ve been keeping a little notepad file on my machine for a while some of common code snippets that help when building SDL Tridion Gui / Alchemy extensions. I thought it would be great to share them with the community in the hope that they can help someone, and others can contribute.
Last week I had the pleasure to attend SDL Connect as a guest, speaker and sponsor. My presentation was focused on creating a Technical Strategy for Customer Experience (CXM).