For a long time, transactional emails have been sent directly from Episerver, by rendering and sending a CMS page as an email. In this post I suggest another approach, where we simply tell SendGrid which template to use and what data to put in the template placeholders.
Since moving to Dubai, I have heard and read a lot about GraphQL as a new model for implementing API's for web and native apps. However, I have not yet seen it applied to Episerver CMS or Commerce. So, for this blog post, I created a small demonstration of a GraphQL API, based on Episerver's Quicksilver sample site. Read about the outcome here.
Digital marketers of today might want to work with dynamic product ads on platforms like Google and Facebook. This requires a machine readable product catalog file. To showcase how to make that data available, I created a tool for EPiServer Commerce, which generates and provides such a file.
When EPiServer runs in a load-balanced environment, the servers rely on exchanging messages about system events with each other. At the moment, EPiServer supplies four event providers. This post is about implementing a new event provider, using Redis as a broker for these event messages.
I have heard a lot about Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. About what they are, what they can do and how much they will revolutionize payments and money transfers. So, as an experiment I decided to create an EPiServer Commerce plugin to accept payments in cryptocurrencies.
How can an AJAX service serve texts (error messages, label texts, product descriptions) or images from a multilingual EPiServer site? How to make sure that the server returns content in the correct language?
Read about a way to generically handle exceptions so they show a friendly error message to visitors, and a detailed stack trace to certain user groups.
When developing websites, sometimes adding extra attributes to certain HTML tags is needed. This is about how to do that dynamically on EPiServer properties, extending the Display Templates.