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Rob.Commerce 9.2
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This week I finally got around to upgrading my Rob.Commerce solution to Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.2. The software was released around a month ago and was looking forward to seeing the new version in action......

CtxMsg.Error.ContentPathAlreadyExists Error
Saturday, September 7, 2019

This week I've finally found some time to start upgrading my Rob.Commerce solution to Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.2 which was released last month. Now this was the easiest XC installation that I've been through to date however when I came to bootstrapping and initializing my custom environment data into the engine, I ran into a problem that troubled me for a while......

SUGCON ANZ 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Last week marked the first ever SUGCON ANZ, it was run in Sydney with one and half days of amazing Sitecore content. We had sessions covering topics as varied as DevOps, JSS, Commerce, Experience Forms, SBOS, Marketing Automation and anything you can think of in between. We had speakers local to Sydney presenting alongside speakers who travelled interstate and others who travelled internationally......

Using VSCode to debug a .NET Core application running inside a Docker container
Friday, May 24, 2019

I have recently been creating a new .NET Core application, which I've been running inside of a Docker container. I've been creating this using VSCode so had to spend some time linking the IDE to the container so that I could use the debugging features. I wanted to document the process here for anyone else who wants to work with this setup......

Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 4
Monday, March 11, 2019

So this is the fourth and final part in my series walking you through how to setup an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr secured using LetsEncrypt. In the first three parts we used the Azure CLI to create the VM, we installed Java and Solr then finally we secured the solr instance using a certificate from the awesome LetsEncrypt service. In this series we're going to finish setting this service up by creating the cores that we need to run Sitecore......

Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 3
Monday, March 4, 2019

So this is part 3 in my series walking you through how to setup an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr secured using LetsEncrypt. In the first two parts we used the Azure CLI to create the VM, we installed Java and Solr then finally opened port 8983 so we could access the Solr dashboard remotely. In this post we're going use LetsEncrypt to generate a certficate to allow us to secure our communication with Solr over HTTPS......

Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 2
Sunday, March 3, 2019

So this is part 2 in my series walking you through how to setup an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr secured using LetsEncrypt. In the first part we used the Azure CLI to create the VM, then opened an SSH connection to server to test it had completed successfully......

Building an Ubuntu VM in Azure running Solr, with a trusted LetsEncrypt certificate - Part 1
Friday, March 1, 2019

So this week I've been building a Sitecore Experience Commerce deployment in Azure. This is using mostly PaaS based resources, so WebApps, Azure SQL and all that jazz. However I wanted to try to keep the spend down a bit and the easiest way to achieve that is to switch out Azure Search for Solr......

Sitecore Commerce Id Generation Helper Methods
Monday, February 25, 2019

If you've been working Sitecore Experience Commerce, the chances are you've using code like to generate an entity id in the correct format......

Sitecore Entity Composer, End-to-End: Part 3 - The Storefront
Friday, January 18, 2019

This is the third and final part in my blog series demonstrating a complete end-to-end scenario for Sitecore Experience Commerce and the Entity Composer......