Developers' guide to XM Cloud
Over the last months, we've heard lots of insights about the newest cloud product from Sitecore - XM Cloud. Many developers have wondered about what would be their changes of scope and responsibilities, how would they work with this new SaaS solution, or whether would they even become redundant.
There is nothing to worry about! This session is answering most of these questions and in fact comes as the most crucial developers' guide to XM Cloud, as for now. It explains the caveats of changes in the content lifecycle and local development routine, introduced new Headless SXA for XM Cloud, and new options for personalization. It will also highlight changes in the security model, and site search and give the best advice on legacy strategies and content migration. Finally, some practical experience with Headstart for XM Cloud and utilizing the new deployment model, so that it becomes live!
Familiar tools that remain with you
review of the process and deployment tools available to a developer
local development for XM Cloud in containers
customizing pipelines with XM Cloud
leveraging SPE functions
Sitecore CLI becomes "The Tool"
Editing Experience and Content Considerations:
using Site Builder
dealing with Pages & Components
diversity of datasources: where can my content reside?
migrating content from legacy Sitecore platforms
Changes in the security model
Changes in search
Dealing with the legacy
are my legacy sites still compatible with XM Cloud?
migrating headless site from XP to XM Cloud guidance
is my legacy module for XP compatible with XM Cloud?
SXA for XM Cloud
new old Headless SXA - what's the difference
new old rendering variants
can we use headless forms on XM Cloud?
a bare minimum to build Headless SXA site for Next.js
starter kits available for you straight away
leveraging Headstart basic starter kit foundation built for XM Cloud
make your own module compatible with XM Cloud
Deploying into XM Cloud
Single-location? Will that affect my GEO-distributed authors team?
Understanding terminology: deployment, project, environment
Understanding Build and Deployment Service (how to trigger and its lifecycle)
CLI along with DevEx plugins
GUI-powered Deploy App tool and
auto deployments from connected GitHub
It looks to me like an excellent topic exposing a spotlight on the new Sitecore SaaS-based platform. Keep fingers crossed!