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From Azure Search to SearchStax

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 Now that Sitecore v10.x is fully supported on Azure AKS, Sitecore in its reference architecture has replaced Azure Search with SearchStax as the go to provider for Solr as a service. This presentation showcases the what, the why and the how to deploying SearchStax. Migrating from Azure Search to SearcStax from VarunNehra

Get Ready for Jamstack with Sitecore Experience Edge

An introduction to Jamstack architecture. With Sitecore supporting React and Next.js you are one step closer to Jamstack delivery with Sitecore JSS, Experience Edge for Sitecore Content Hub and  Experience Edge for Sitecore XM enable Jamstack architecture. Get ready for_jamstack_with_sitecore_experience_edge_upload from VarunNehra

Newest feature of Next.js: Incremental Site Regeneration (ISR)

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I am sure you are already aware of the difference between Static Site Generation (SSG) and Server Side Rendering (SSR) and their benefits respectively.  The key difference between the two is that SSG generates the HTML at build time, making it static, but allows for changes to UI using client-side scripting (JS) to make it dynamic whereas, SSR generates HTML on page request. The benefit of SSR is that it allows you to change HTML without requiring a build, which means you can continuously update the UI without requiring a build.  This key difference makes SSG fast and performant and ideal for brochure ware sites, blogs, developer documentation etc. and make SSR comparatively slow but ideal for portals and dynamic applications. Next.js does a great job of enabling both using React. Now some say SSG should be the default way forward but there are reasons why SSR becomes a preferred approach. However, with Next.js v9.5, a new feature was announced called Incremental Site Regeneration. Thi

Introducing Sitecore Experience Edge: The What, The Why and The How

Sitecore Experience Edge, A short story (Intro to Sitecore Experience Edge) from VarunNehra I recently presented a lightning talk on introducing Sitecore's Experience Edge for Content Hub and Experience Manager. What you need to know to evaluate, select and implement the right product for you or your customer. Enjoy!

Google Lighthouse Tips: Importance of web page speed

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Mobile Focus  75% of global mobile users were on 2G and 3G as of 2016 (Source: GSMA Mobile)  1MB takes minimum of 5 seconds to download on a typical 3G connection. (Source: WebPageTest & DevTools 3D definition)   19 seconds is the average time a mobile web page takes to load on a 3G connection. (Source: Google DoubleClick blog)  70% of mobile pages take nearly 7 seconds for visual content above the fold to display on the screen. (Source: Think with Google)  UX & UI Performance  As the number of elements on a page increases from 400 to 6000 the probability of conversion drops 95%. (Source Think with Google)  Site takes >1 sec to become interactive, users lose attention, and their perception of completing the page task is broken. (Source: Google Developers Blog)  As page load time increases from 1 sec to 7 secs, the probably of mobile site visitor bouncing increased 113%. (Source: Think with Google)  Proven Results  Walmart saw 1% increase in revenue for every 100ms improvemen

Sitecore Symposium 2020: Accelerating Digital Business with Enterprise Marketplaces using Sitecore Experience Cloud

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Accelerating Digital Business with Enterprise Marketplaces using Sitecore Experience Cloud - Part 1  Accelerating Digital Business with Enterprise Marketplaces using Sitecore Experience Cloud - Part 2 Accelerating Digital Business with Enterprise Marketplaces using Sitecore Experience Cloud - Part 3