What is the best Approach to Enterprise Business Application Architecture?

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I spend a lot of time consulting with some of the largest, and most complex, companies in the world. Interestingly they all seem to approach things in the same way. They work in siloed teams, create tight coupling between applications and divergent experiences for their end users. The result of this is: Interdependent release schedules […]

Traditional vs. Dynamic Approach to SDL Web, What’s the Difference?

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In my role, as an SDL Web architect, I often advise customers on the application approach they should take in their implementation. One of the first bridges we normally cross, whether they are new to SDL Web or modernizing a legacy implementation, is traditional vs. dynamic. With that comes the question, what’s is the difference? […]

DD4T 2.0 Java, for ASP.Net Developers: Step 3 – Running in Tomcat and Debugging in Eclipse

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Now the fun part, getting it to run. If you’ve followed step 1 and step 2, we have everything we need now. The end is in sight… Open up Eclipse, and lets get started: Run-as “dd4t-2-java clean install” Expected Warnings (JARs not in Maven Central) [WARNING] The POM for com.tridion:cd_cache:jar:8.1.1-1005 is missing, no dependency information […]

DD4T 2.0 Java, for ASP.Net Developers: Step 2 – Getting Setup in Eclipse

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Now you’ve got the environment setup in step 1, its time to get it working… which was easier said than done… You can start with the DD4T Archetype mentioned here, https://github.com/dd4t/dd4t-2-java/wiki, but at the time of doing this it was in a bit of “DLL hell” or whatever the JAR equivalent is. As an alternative, you […]