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Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS
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Magnolia conference 2014: Tricode, Technical road to Tricode SAAS, powered by Magnolia CMS

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May 26 Tricode presented their technical road trip to create a SAAS solution based on Magnolia. Didn't visit the Global Magnolia Conference in Basel? Here are the slides.

May 26 Tricode presented their technical road trip to create a SAAS solution based on Magnolia. Didn't visit the Global Magnolia Conference in Basel? Here are the slides.

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  • 1. Tricode BV De Schutterij 12 -18 3905 PL Veenendaal The Netherlands tel: 0318 - 559210 fax: 0318 - 650909 www.tricode.nl info@tricode.nl SaaS + CMS: Tricode’s technical roadtrip Ronald Kerstens and Gerton ten Ham
  • 2. Agenda 1. Tricode introduction 2. Road to a Tricode SaaS 3. Tricode SAAS project 4. Lessons learned..during the roadtrip 1. Needs versus solutions 5. Questions & Answers
  • 3. Tricode • Founded in 1999 • Based in • Veenendaal, Netherlands (NL) • Skopje, Macedonia (MK) • 2014: 55 employees • 35 in NL • 20 in MK • 20+ customers in NL, BE, UK
  • 4. “We support organizations in creating and maintaining an online presence by use of several content management, customer experience and e-commerce technologies. We boost online conversion rates by delivery of know- how, projects and services to our customers”. 4 Tricode
  • 5. Tricode
  • 6. Tricode
  • 7. Road to Magnolia CMS 2011 • Tricode becomes AEM CXM implementation partner 2012 • Search for Java CMS supplement to AEM: Magnolia CMS 2013 • First Magnolia CMS project : BplusC library website
  • 8. Road to Tricode SAAS 2014- Q1 • BplusC Magnolia 5 solution released • Brainstorming Tricode SAAS product vision 2014- Q2 • Start of Tricode SAAS development project • Alpha release 1.0 of SAAS 2014-Q3 • Continuation of Tricode SAAS development project • Release 1.0 of Tricode SAAS 2014-Q4 • Release 1.1 of Tricode SAAS
  • 9. Road to Tricode SAAS Features of a Tricode cloud WCM service: 1. Hosted CMS solution 2. Managed hosting & CMS support services 3. Automated CMS & website provisioning 4. Customer WCM self service 5. Additional/optional WCM & eCommerce features 6. Product based release management 7. Multiple product editions Tricode Cloud WCM Powered by Magnolia CMS and Konakart
  • 10. Tricode SAAS project • SAAS alpha development project – In scope: • Customer WCM self service • Product based release management • Additional/optional WCM & eCommerce features • Multiple product editions – Out of scope: • Automated Website/CMS provisioning • Hosted CMS solution (done by hosting partner) • Managed hosting & CMS support services 2014- Q2 • Start of SAAS development project • Alpha release 1.0 of SAAS 2014-Q3 • Continuation of SAAS development project • Release 1.0 of SAAS Tricode Cloud WCM Powered by Magnolia CMS and Konakart
  • 11. Tricode SAAS project Business needs Implementation Customer self service Simplified Magnolia CMS configuration • Mobile first and easy styling/branding tooling • Standardized user authorization model • WAAS Admin app • Preconfigured middleware and data storage software Product release management Simplified release deployment • Continuous Integration & delivery pipeline • Single .WAR file = simplified deployments • Standardized hosting environments Additional/optional WCM & eCommerce features More end user product features • Simple blog & news content centric apps • eCommerce storefront components and admin app Multiple product editions Targeting web marketing and ecommerce customers • Basic Cloud WCM edition • High Availability Cloud WCM & eCommerce edition
  • 12. Project Goal Not a CMS development platform, but an end user CMS & commerce product solution
  • 13. technical perspective
  • 14. Summary of requirements • Product release management • Multiple product editions • Customer self service / pre-configuration • Additional features
  • 15. Product release management Build and Deploy
  • 16. Simplified release deployment Implementation need: • Simple Magnolia CMS deployment with a product war file
  • 17. A classic read
  • 18. Building Magnolia At first… • Manually specifying which module version must be used for the Magnolia bundle of choice Evolved in… • Importing one dependency for the Magnolia bundle of choice <dependency> <groupId>info.magnolia.bundle</groupId> <artifactId>magnolia-bundle-parent</artifactId> <version>5.2.5</version> <type>pom</type> <scope>import</scope> </dependency>
  • 19. A classic read cont'd
  • 20. magnolia.properties -Dmagnolia.repository.data=/usr/var
  • 21. Simplified release deployment Implementation needs: • Pipeline to build a tested single war file • Create a new release of the artifact, archive old versions • Automated deployment of the artifact
  • 22. Jenkins: Build cycle
  • 23. Jenkins: Release
  • 24. Automate deployment • Start a wiki page and write down all steps that are needed to perform the deployment.
  • 25. Automate deployment • Do several deployments by the instructions. – If something is missing – add it. If something is wrong – fix it. • After a while write scripts and start using them instead. • Use Jenkins to start the scripts for you.
  • 26. Customer self service Middleware (pre-)configuration
  • 27. Simplified release deployment Implementation needs: • Easy to deploy and upgrade middleware software and data storage system • High Availability and high performance hosting environment • Secure connections and secure data storage
  • 28. Deployment models Basic High Availability
  • 29. Deployment diagram
  • 30. Secure connections • Author environment: – https://<client>-adm.tricode-cms.nl • Public site: – https://<client>.tricode-cms.nl – http(s)://www.example.com
  • 31. SSL redirect in Apache How do we know when to redirect a public page to https?
  • 32. Using Apache rewrite rules RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/login [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/register [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/my-account RewriteRule ^/(.*) https://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]
  • 33. In Magnolia… when changed to…
  • 34. Apache has to change… RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/login [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/register [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/my-account RewriteRule ^/(.*) https://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]
  • 35. Magnolia SSL enabling
  • 36. Customer self service Magnolia (pre-)configuration
  • 37. Simplified Magnolia CMS configuration Implementation needs: • Superuser account not accessible to SAAS subscribers! • Customer self service requires simple user authorization model: customer only wants to add users in user groups.
  • 38. Magnolia pre-configuration • Using custom installation tasks 1. Change superuser account @Override protected List<Task> getExtraInstallTasks(InstallContext installContext){ final List<Task> tasks = new ArrayList<Task>(); tasks.addAll(super.getExtraInstallTasks(installContext)); tasks.add(new ChangePasswordTask("/system/superuser", SYSTEM_SUPERUSER_PWD)); return tasks; } • Security app bootstrap files – Standard users, groups and roles
  • 39. User authorisation
  • 40. Additional features Templates and Themes
  • 41. Implementation needs: • Mobile first • Easy styling/branding of website by customer • Use of market leading web frontend development framework for layouts Simplified Magnolia CMS configuration
  • 42. Foundation Templating Kit • Why Foundation CSS framework? – Full responsive -> Mobile first – Standardized markup: Easy override of standard layout – Backed by a company and large user community – Time for an alternative next to STK?
  • 43. Responsive custom theme
  • 44. Change a theme
  • 45. Turning this into
  • 46. Additional features Modules and Apps
  • 47. More end user product features Implementation needs: • Magnolia CMS easy and secure application configuration • Integration of standard Magnolia CMS modules in Foundation Templating Kit • Website Blog integration • Website e-Commerce integration
  • 48. Easy and secure configuration VS.
  • 49. Standard Form module • Standard module extended with Foundation based templates
  • 50. Forms validation • Foundation Abide: HTML5 form validation
  • 51. Standard Imaging module • Generators: small, medium and large • Foundation interchange plugin loading responsive images
  • 52. Blog module • Website integrated blog
  • 53. e-Commerce module • Based on Konakart Community Edition • Uses Konakart SOAP interface (loosely coupled) • Freemarker based components: – Login/register/my-account – Product catalog – Basket – Basic checkout • SOAP integrated Konakart Admin App for Magnolia 5.3
  • 54. Konakart Admin App
  • 55. Konakart page components
  • 56. Magnolia AdminCentral
  • 57. Conclusion Delivering Tricode Cloud WCM = Not only hosting and provisioning implementation but includes Development of an enhanced end user CMS product solution
  • 58. Follow us: tricode.nl facebook.com/tricode linkedin.com/company/tricode slideshare.net/tricode twitter.com/tricode

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