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? Here I’ll attempt to explain the difference, with some basic diagrams. Traditional The traditional approach (or at least that is how I normally describe it) is, or was, the most common way SDL Web was/is implemented. I say most common, because with SDL Web there are […]

Navigation (and other custom items) in DD4T 2 Java

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You might have noticed my recent blog posts are of a Java nature, and that’s not like me. I’m currently on a Java project, so that means everything is a fun new world of learning (and pain) 🙂 On the project, one of the early tasks is navigation as you would expect. As I need to tackle this task soon, I started to look around the web for patterns and practices others have followed. Unfortunately I didn’t really find much information on navigation in DD4T Java (there are a few posts for .Net), so I decided I’d give it a […]