External Catalog – Introduction

Episerver Commerce is a very flexible product that can be customized to suit every e-commerce business needs. Almost every aspect can be customized though the way IOC is implemented in the product. But because everything can be customized to suit your needs does not mean that it’s good at everything, the UI of Episerver Commerce, and mainly the Catalogue part of it is not a walk in the park to work with for everyone.

Unmapped? ContentProviders

The CMS is not the only place where content is served from. A modern website does present content from different sources like; Video platforms, DAM systems, PIM systems or even other “content networks”. We do consult on a couple of integrations where we have the need to deliver from these kind of sources. Content Providers to the rescue. In this post I am going to share some challenges we have experienced down the road, especially in relation to the IdentityMappingService.

Serving the context

The beauty of a system like Episerver is that you can rely on default patterns and practices. In this post I like to show you how you can deal with context related stuff by using a pattern we use in every other application architecture as well.