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WebSphere Commerce custom tables queries and performance implications: goodbye ServerJDBCHelperAccessBean

Executing custom queries against custom tables is an historical problem affecting a lot of ecommerce projects implemented  with several big ecommerce frameworks (Oracle, IBM, SAP). On WebSphere Commerce the developers have used during a lot of years (and they are

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WebSphere Commerce FEP7: Caching search REST requests (updated FEP8)

With FEP7 a new REST service layer is deployed with WebSphere Commerce in a different EAR application to point to SOLR infrastructure directly without involve the BOD layer This architectural change allow us to start developing a different presentation layer

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Manage a custom servlet cache instance: configuration and invalidation

Most of the times in your baseCache instance falls several different types of cache entries: full pages, fragments, marketing command objects, policies. Based on the “Best practices for caching design and decisions“, those entries could be moved to a different

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Move Websphere Commerce cache instances to eXtreme Scale: baseCache configuration

As explained in the previous post about WXS, we have an eXtreme Scale + Websphere Commerce infrastructure ready to use for functional tests. In this post we move a step forward following the guidelines proposed in another developerWorks article Configure

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Move Websphere Commerce cache instances to eXtreme Scale: setup

To start playing with Websphere eXtreme Scale and Websphere Commerce as suggested on developerWorks, you could “improve” your Websphere Commerce Developer environment installing WXS and configuring a local grid. The goal is to apply the developerWorks tips to Websphere Commerce

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Invalidate catalog cache contents by events

Usually when you setup a new cache strategy, you initially choose to apply a time based invalidation policy for your entries. But starting from FEP5 if you are using search navigation and SOLR features, there is an interesting alternative. Defining

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How to cache category view grid pages in Aurora using search facets

One of the most used features in a Aurora front-end is the category list view using facet filters To increase the usability of this important feature, it’s mandatory to configure dynacache to handle user interactions with the filters. When you

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