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”.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Last week concluded SAP Customer Experience Live, a gathering of bright minds and change-makers working in the field of customer-facing solutions powered by SAP. For those of you who didn’t make it to the annual event in Barcelona, I’ve pulled together a few takeaways.Read More »
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.Read More »
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?Read More »
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.Read More »
SAP introduced a new version of SAP Commerce Cloud (previously SAP Hybris Commerce). In this article, I explain the key changes, improvements and enhancements announced by SAP. The article is based on the official release notes and videos as well as a bit of experimenting with the new version. After examination of the materials, code changes and documentation updates, I have to say that this release is just a minor update. Among the enhancements, only a few deserve to be highlighted: Integration API and, at a stretch, SmartEdit Content Versioning.
Let’s have a deeper look at the new features.Read More »