Get JSON data from the SDL Tridion Reference Implementation

The MVPs got to grips with the SDL Tridion Reference implementation (TRI ) while on the yearly retreat in Portugal a couple of weeks back. In between getting people up and running with this new SDL Tridion product, I knocked up a Controller implementation to pull content/data as JSON from the web application.

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Client-side Templating with JSON, oData and Angular

Myself and fellow MVPs Alex Klok, Angel Puntero and Mihai Cadariu came up with an open source framework for Client-side templating during the recent MVP retreat in Portugal. Apart from giving us the chance to mess around with some fairly new technology I like to think that we were putting some solid thought into an area that I expect to see more and more traction in Tridion implementations in the coming couple of years. 

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Quick TBB – Serialize Component as JSON

JSON LogoWhile doing some preparation for a hackathon on client-side templating (ie javascript in the browser) on our upcoming SDL Tridion MVP retreat, I created a simple component JSON serializer TBB. This basically takes the TOM.NET Component object and converts it into a JSON format which is friendly for Javascript templating frameworks like Knockout.

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