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Sitecore Testing Matrix

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A while back I worked on a Sitecore specific QA assessment for a client. The idea was to take our QA competency's methodology and best practices and tailor them to be Sitecore specific.

One very interesting out put from it was what I called Sitecore Testing Matrix.

Here it is:


Which e-commerce architecture is best for you?

There was a great report from Gartner a while back that summarized e-commerce architectures into three categories:

Commerce-led architectureExperience-led architectureAPI-led architecture Following which, Rob Earlam wrote a great summary of Sitecore Experience Commerce's experience-led architecture.
Looking back at my e-commerce experience, I would like to propose a possible fourth one, which is Hybrid Architecture. 
 Now, before I get into the Hybrid architecture. Let me quickly summarize these three architecture types. Commerce-led Architecture The idea here is simple, self-contained commerce solution, often times a monolith, where each every commerce feature is tightly coupled. The advantage in this case is in quickly deriving ROI from the system by shortening the time to market. However, there are several disadvantages to this approach such as single point of failure, lack of scalability options, high cost of maintenance etc. Experience-led Architecture This is the world of di…