hybrismart | SAP hybris under the hood

Writing software is easy. Maintaining it and evolving it over the long haul is hard. And the business reality around finding time and money to refactor code in support of this makes this even harder. This is the “refactoring challenge” all product companies face.
In this article, I will explore how well (or not) Hybris (now SAP) has done in keeping the Hybris Commerce codebase “fresh” and overcoming the “refactoring challenge”.

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Groovy Scripting allows you to access server objects directly from your browser. It is an essential tool for troubleshooting and debugging. This article is 7th part of the series.

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Spartacus, Angular-based Javascript Storefront for SAP Commerce Cloud

In this article, you will find a review of the new product from SAP, an angular storefront for SAP Commerce Cloud, known as Spartacus.

Until recently, SAP Commerce Cloud has been offering two toolsets for mobiles, a Mobile SDK (iOS and Android) and responsive storefront template. Spartacus is the next step in this direction towards better customer experience.

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This article continues a series “Takeaways from SAP CX LIVE Barcelona”. This time I share my notes and thoughts based on the great presentation given by Axel Großmann, an enterprise architect for New Commerce Cloud.

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v1808 introduced a new versioning feature for SAP Commerce Cloud’s CMS capabilities. But how does it stack up against industry leading CMS solutions? We asked one of EPAM’s leading CMS experts to weigh in.

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SAP CX LIVE Sessions You Shouldn't Miss in 2018

We’re several weeks away from the SAP CX LIVE, the main SAP Customer Experience event. It’s time to plan your agenda. There are about 350 sessions in two days and all had merit. In this article, I highlighted some of the sessions I’m most looking forward to.

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"No customization" mantra doesn't work anymore

In many projects, I hear the same thing: minimize the number of customizations and stick to out-of-the-box. The rationale is clear: the more things you add or change, the more expensive and complex the further support is going to be. Systems are getting bigger, less transparent, comprehensive and changing the default behaviour creates unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects. The cost of errors is increasing too. However, there is a flip side to that, and that is the lack of flexibility and responsiveness. What is a greater evil?

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Product Image Visual Search in SAP Commerce Cloud / Hybris Commerce

Visual search is one of the latest breakthroughs. It is truly making a mark, especially in the eCommerce arena. In 2017, Pinterest launched a visual discovery tool. Ebay launched image search capabilities for mobile devices. These systems use AI and machine learning, that makes this approach too complex for the simple task of grouping products by color.

In this article, I explain the basic solution for the Visual Search, and the details on how to integrate it with SAP Commerce Cloud / SAP Hybris Commerce. You will see how image similarity can be used for product recommendations, such as “similar color products” and “similar shape products”, as well as displaying products whose images are similar to the uploaded one.

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In this article, you will find a collection of the blogs related to hybris and e-commerce development.  They have been hand-picked by me personally during the last years. I use the list below as bookmarks for regular use: for me, it is more convenient than using the bookmark bar in the browser. If you see I missed something important, please let me know.  

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