These days, software developers have a wide range of choices when it comes to database technologies while building modern applications. Requirements like the horizontal scalability, high availability and flexibility of a data model drive the need for database technologies designed to solve different set of problems than traditional relational databases. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model, fully managed NoSQL database.

Back in Februrary, I had the misfortune of having to miss Dallas' first Sitecore User Group meetup of the year, in which Michael West was going to be talking about Sitecore Powershell Extensions. At the time I was just getting familiar with PowerShell (and SPE) in general, so this was a session I was expecting to be able attend and learn a lot from. Knowing I wouldn't be able to make it, I reached out to Michael and asked him to record the session. The next day, I got a link to the video and was pretty blown away by what he had to show. Data Sync is an extension he had been working on to facilitate data imports from external sources. In the video, he coined it the "DEF killer"; he might just be right... Read on to learn more about what Data Sync is, and the things it can help you do.

Early in the spring, I attended Salesforce World Tour in Boston and consistently heard from a couple local Salesforce Account Executive that Salesforce Connections is an awesome event for B2B Commerce. As XCentium has been planning for the conference, in parallel, I have been getting reach outs from a variety of other software partners who want to connect next week in Chicago   including Amplience, Bloomreach, Coveo, Mirakl and Sitecore. Then yesterday, I noticed Ray Grady’s LinkedIn post on growth in the B2B Commerce Partner Ecosystem which includes a bunch more companies involved in the AppExchange and my anticipation has now peaked. If you're looking to learn the latest in B2B Connected Commerce, here are five key sessions for your agenda builder.

Here at XCentium our front-end developers often rely on Vue.js for prototyping and building out client sites. The framework has become our go-to as it's fast, flexible, lightweight, and has a shallow learning curve.

One of the most powerful (and least understood) features of Vue.js is its reactivity system. This is what enables your HTML to automatically update and reflect changes in your data. In this post I'm going to break down exactly how this system works, so you can get a better understanding of what's going on under the hood.

In the latest version of Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.1.0, a new feature called Direct Navigation has been introduced which allows users to navigate directly to the commerce categories and products. In this blog post, I will go over the details on how this works…