Mixing Sitecore JSS and SXA

This investigation of Sitecore JSS and SXA was done quite a while ago, but I didn’t get a chance to post it here. I need to go back to validation of this setup so this will be a living post and I’ll be updating as new findings arrive.

You might ask why would you need to mix them, but the reason is pretty simple. SXA brings a lot of functionality outside of presentation configuration (which I’m not a fan of) that can be useful for any site, like sites management, wizards for sites creation, local data sources, various site settings, etc.

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Mixing Sitecore JSS and SXA

Chef scripts for standalone Sitecore provisioning as side-effects of Sitecore-Packer

It’s been a few months since I’ve published Packer templates for Sitecore. Their main purpose is to create Virtual Box images with a fully configured Sitecore instance. So far I have both updates for Sitecore 9.0 CMS and Sitecore Commerce 9.0.1 scripted there.

Recently one of my colleagues was tasked with a configuration of standalone commerce server in private cloud. ARM templates weren’t really useful there and we are too lazy to install everything manually. So we found an interesting side effect of Packer. Continue reading “Chef scripts for standalone Sitecore provisioning as side-effects of Sitecore-Packer”

Chef scripts for standalone Sitecore provisioning as side-effects of Sitecore-Packer