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Make xCommerce fit to you


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Make xCommerce fit to you

  1. 1. Make xCommerce fit to you
  2. 2. Sitecore Team Leader at SoftServe. Consultant, who always advice to find the best solution for client issues. Over 8 years in .net business. Loves to inspire devs, teams and go through the newest technologies stack. Between those activities likes dancing, gym and sport in general. Favorite color: yellow ! Twitter: robert_debowski Blog:
  3. 3. What is the xCommerce?
  4. 4. xCommerce = Sitecore Experience Commerce, since 9 version What is the xCommerce? Many changes comparing to Sitecore Commerce 8, like: • ASP.NET Core based on • oData RESTful Web Services • New UI • Full lifecycle Order Management, Promotions feature etc.
  5. 5. What is the xCommerce?
  6. 6. What is xCommerce?
  7. 7. What does it bring to you?
  8. 8. Storefront What does it bring to you?
  9. 9. SXA and.... CXA What does it bring to you?
  10. 10. And Then...
  11. 11. Make it fit
  12. 12. Sitecore Commerce Engine SDK Code it! – Sitecore Commerce Engine SDK
  13. 13. Hosting! • Kestrel • Hosting server • It was launched by Microsoft along with ASP.NET Core. All ASP.NET Core apps utilize a new MVC framework and the Kestrel web server. • It is much more faster than IIS Sitecore Commerce Engine • This GitHub project has been archived. Active development has moved to ore (Part of ASPNET Core Runtime)
  14. 14. #1 By clicking #By command line Kestrel - move it, move it
  15. 15. Post-(it)-man ! Ok – but how to check it, debug? • Turn of SSL verification • Turn of AntiForgeryEnabled on Authoring • Import Postman samples .... from SDK
  16. 16. Postman
  17. 17. Independent features called: • Plugins • Structure of elements • Commands • Pipelines • Blocks • Policies • OData Sequence of calls: Commerce Api Endpoint (controller) -> Command -> Pipeline -> Block Sitecore Commerce Engine - The Stuff
  18. 18. We have to know about the clue of this happy time: Entities But before that...
  19. 19. Fitness Code approaches Extend Entity by Composition Policies
  20. 20. A named, versionable and variable set of data that can be used as facts within behaviors to influence behavioral outcomes. (Source: 9.0_Developers_Guide.pdf) In simple understanding we can treat Policy like a config or setting file in some way. Policy
  21. 21. • Independent features • Only accepted way to extend Commerce Engine • Don’t remove default ones just like that ;) Sitecore Commerce Engine - Plugins
  22. 22. Sitecore Commerce Engine – Controllers and Commands
  23. 23. • You can create your own pipelines and hook into pipelines defined in other plugin • Similar to standard Sitecore pipeline mechanism • In SXC9 they are in the code not XML • Agregate SXC Blocks • Comparing to XML approach No „ShowConfig.ASPX” but JSON preview • In Commerce, there is no config patching facilities. Instead we can create our custom plugin and can patch our Blocks through the code. Sitecore Commerce Engine - Pipelines
  24. 24. • Equivalent for Sitecore processors • Chaining calls • Remember about returning element Sitecore Commerce Engine - Blocks
  25. 25. Sitecore Commerce Engine - Blocks
  26. 26. And then...
  27. 27. OData - OData (Open Data Protocol) is an OASIS standard that defines the best practice for building and consuming RESTful APIs. Sitecore Commerce Engine - OData ODATA ATOM JSON HTTP
  28. 28. It’s so super cool till now, but what to do to use new stuff in Sitecore side ? Should we know something more? Well.. Yes, we should. We cannot use in Storefront references to .NET Core features from SXC Enginge
  29. 29. Service Proxy acts a middleman between your engine code and your storefront code, allowing you to reference the types & controller endpoints defined in your engine, from your storefront code. Sitecore Commerce Proxy Commerce Engine Service Proxy Storefront
  30. 30. How to use Sitecore Commerce Service Proxy Build your Engine with custom plugin Deploy engine or run on port 5000 Add Service Proxy project to your solution In VS2017 expand Connected Services For CommerceOps & CommerceShops right click on them and select Update OData Connected Service (This will hit the Metadata data endpoint of the engine and rebuild the generated code files for each) Reference the updated ServiceProxy project in your Storefront project and start to use your custom engine entities.
  31. 31. Some extra feature which came in SXC 9.0.2 Composer Demo IF we have time for this now, let’s make some
  32. 32. FINito Q&A  Twitter: robert_debowski Blog: