I had the opportunity to attend the SUGCON EU 2023 held in Malaga, Spain. In this article, I share my experiences and the key takeaways from the event.
The event happened for 2 days, March 23rd and 24th, 2023. We started with the registration process. During the event, I got to meet some fantastic people and had some great conversations.
I attended 2 sessions in the Composable track at the conference. These are the key takeaways from the presentations.
Upgrade path for a Monolithic Developer to a Composable Developer by Kiran Patil, and Sheetal Jain.
The development team for the Modern composable stack should now comprise Sitecore engineers, Front-end engineers, and Full Stack engineers.
The key technologies to learn for a Sitecore developer will be XM Cloud, Content Hub One, Content Hub Ops, Sitecore CDP, and Personalize.
There could also be a choice to train on Next.js and start on a front-end path.
There is an open repository for discussions, and questions about upgrading yourself to a Composable developer: https://github.com/klpatil/schumanupgrade/discussions/1
Accelerating Sitecore JSS Applications with Predictive Caching and AI by Ehsan Aslani
Innovations in Deploy by Andy Cohen
New Swagger docs have been added for the REST APIs reference.
Automatic Updates are now fully automatic.
The Vercel Integration is now live - https://vercel.com/integrations/sitecore-xmcloud
More Post Actions are to be released.
Environment Details - To give an overview of the current environment.
Target for Environment Variables - To define if the environment variable is for the CM or the Rendering host. Currently, a part of the REST API, and will soon be added to the GUI.
Environment Logs - To browse through the log files directly from the deploy portal.
Environment Health and Organization Health - New API endpoints to monitor the health of the environment and organization.
Edge CLI - CLI tools for accessing, and managing the Edge.
New UX - An upgrade to the deploy portal will be rolled out soon.
Azure DevOps connection - Currently, we can only use GitHub to connect with XM Cloud. We will soon have an Azure DevOps connection as well.
Build time to be reduced from 4 to 8 minutes currently to 1 to 2 minutes.
However, there will be an increase in the Provisioning step.
Deploy to CM and the Rendering Host separately.
SXA MVC & Headless SXA - a MOVING tale… by Jason Wilkerson
Keep the door open when transforming from Sitecore XM to composable DXP using XM Cloud! by Bart Plasmeijer.
Talking to a typical customer about the road to composable by Gert Gullentops
Leveraging XM Cloud APIs and Webhooks to powerup integrations by Ramkumar Dhinakaran and Elakkuvan Rajamani.
Sitecore components explained for your marketers by Ugo Quaisse
LAB Profile® In an Online world by Masoud Ahmadi