Tired of Managing Solr Instances? Think about Solr Cloud with SearchStax for Sitecore.

Let's say that you have a Sitecore 9 instance. You just finished the installation, and you are basically starting a completely new project. There is nothing fancy on that little Sitecore server yet. It is pretty standard, right? Guess what? You may not be aware, but you already have fourteen Solr indexes created and ready to give you … Continue reading Tired of Managing Solr Instances? Think about Solr Cloud with SearchStax for Sitecore.

Coveo for Sitecore – Cloud Hosted Search Page, The Fastest Way of Creating a Sitecore Search Interface Ever

Let's start by making a strong statement with the only goal of keeping your attention: If you are a very experienced Coveo for Sitecore developer with long years of experience using Hive Framework to create the most beautiful Coveo Search Interfaces in this planet, don't worry. This new way of creating search interfaces don't replace … Continue reading Coveo for Sitecore – Cloud Hosted Search Page, The Fastest Way of Creating a Sitecore Search Interface Ever

Search on Sitecore 9 – How To Remove (Only A Few) Items From A Given Indexed Template

This week I've found myself needing to do something very specific for the first time. Remove from the index ALL items from a given list of templates, Index ALL items from a different list of templates, and finally index only a few items from this very specific template. The two first requisites are easy to be … Continue reading Search on Sitecore 9 – How To Remove (Only A Few) Items From A Given Indexed Template

My 2019/2018 (last 18 months) Sitecore Journey Review

Eighteen months ago I started my journey as an active member of the Sitecore community. Time flies, man... I lot of free time invested in blogging, traveling, presenting and SSE which ended up paying off 10x more. The amazing people I was able to connect with, the future clients, my new business partner Caio Ferraz, … Continue reading My 2019/2018 (last 18 months) Sitecore Journey Review

Sitecore 9 Forms: How to Create a Unique Auto-Incremental ID Field

This title is pretty clear. What if you could have a unique ID for each form submitted that increments itself each time you read it? If you never created a custom field on Sitecore forms you may be asking yourself how long it would take and if it's worth spending the time trying it. Don't … Continue reading Sitecore 9 Forms: How to Create a Unique Auto-Incremental ID Field

Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore – Using Nightwatch.js

Sitecore is complex. I mean, really complex. And flexible. One of the most flexible technologies you will use in your career. You can do pretty much everything you want by creating a custom this, another custom that, two processors, one pipeline, a few services, etc. And this is its power. That's why so many huge … Continue reading Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore – Using Nightwatch.js

[USPC] Ultimate Sitecore Performance Championship: View Rendering vs Controller Rendering

And ladies and gentlemen, we are LIVE! Here we are for Fight 2 on this series. If you missed the first one USPC: GetChildren() vs Axes.GetDescendants() make sure you read it since the final result was pretty impressive. I'm pretty sure that if you are reading this you already know when you should use a view rendering … Continue reading [USPC] Ultimate Sitecore Performance Championship: View Rendering vs Controller Rendering

[USPC] Ultimate Sitecore Performance Championship: GetChildren() vs Axes.GetDescendants()

I'm that kind of guy who is always asking himself if this given method has a better performance than that other one, even if I know that it doesn't make any real difference in 97.4% of the cases. It's almost like a national sport on Santos's house. I was surprised and shocked when I realized … Continue reading [USPC] Ultimate Sitecore Performance Championship: GetChildren() vs Axes.GetDescendants()

How To Install a WDP in a Sitecore 9.1 On-Premises Instance?

Let's face it, if you are using Sitecore 9 you will end up dealing with custom Web Deploy Packages (WDP) since this is the new standard when it comes to installing packages on Azure Sitecore instances. If you want to know more about this format and how to create one of those packages, I wrote a … Continue reading How To Install a WDP in a Sitecore 9.1 On-Premises Instance?