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Category Archives: Customer Experience


Cloud Functions for Firebase

Google Cloud Functions is a compute solution for developers to create single-purpose, stand-alone functions that respond to cloud events without the need to manage a server or runtime environment, this is why Cloud Functions are considered serverless architecture.

Cloud Functions for Firebase provides a way to extend the behavior of Firebase and integrate Firebase features through the addition of server-side code. It is a joint product between the Google Cloud Platform team and the Firebase team.

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Netlify Lambda Functions

Netlify Lambda Functions let you deploy serverless Lambda functions without an AWS account. Your serverless functions are version-controlled, built, and deployed along with the rest of your Netlify site, and Netlify automatically handles service discovery through their built-in API gateway.

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Why You Should Use Netlify for Your Static Websites

Here at Anant, I have been using Netlify for the better part of the last 2 years or so. It has allowed us to get projects up and running fast and efficiently without much hassle on our end. To my surprise, I don’t hear or see much buzz about Netlify among the companies and professionals I interact with on a daily basis. In this blog post, I’m going to go over the Netlify features I find essential in my day to day routine. I feel like it would be greatly beneficial towards small and big companies alike.

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The 5 Tiers of Sitecore’s Architecture

There are five different components that help form Sitecore’s architecture; the Channel layer, the Management layer, the AIDA layer, the Database layer, and the Integration layer. Let’s take a closer look at each section and see what makes Sitecore so unique.

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Sitecore Experience Accelerator

Let’s take a look at one of Sitecore’s most important development modules, Sitecore Experience Accelerator otherwise known as SXA.

Sitecore Experience Accelerator is a faster and easier way of building experiences on Sitecore. SXA was introduced with the release of Sitecore 8.2 and since then it has been an extremely helpful tool. The goal of SXA is to create a standardized set of page layouts and components, based on best practices. The main purpose is that they can easily be reused across multiple websites. With SXA, experiences can be built and launched more quickly. This simultaneously allows for faster website iteration in response to changes in the market. So, what exactly makes SXA so useful?

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