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Jason Piemeisl

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Sitecore & GraphQL

Using GraphQL with Sitecore, developers can build powerful and efficient headless applications that can deliver personalized and relevant content to users. GraphQL is a query language for your API that was developed by Facebook. It provides a more flexible and efficient alternative to traditional REST APIs, which often require multiple… Read More »Sitecore & GraphQL

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Better Requirements

Crafting clear requirements is fundamental to the success of any project, but it can present various challenges. Incomplete information, changing demands, and vague and confusing language are some of the roadblocks that can make requirements difficult to create. Nevertheless, there are key guidelines to follow to not only tackle these… Read More »Better Requirements

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Sitecore Headless CMS

  • Sitecore

A quick primer on Sitecore’s Headless offering and what it is, why to use it, and how to use it. This isn’t a deep dive, but it will answer a few high level questions and prepare you for making a decision around whether or not you should implement a headless… Read More »Sitecore Headless CMS

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Design Systems

  • Design

Design systems are a single source of truth. As an organization matures and product development becomes more diverse it becomes difficult to maintain consistency.  The design system supports the product development teams by serving as a reference and creating consistency. How does a design system help? Imagine an organization that… Read More »Design Systems

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Editing Matters

  • Sitecore

While recently working on a Sitecore site I came across a testimonial quote slider that could use a little TLC when viewing it in the Experience Editor. A quote slider in the Experience Editor can be tricky. Site visitors see one quote at a time. Displaying one quote in the… Read More »Editing Matters

Red Work vs Blue Work

Red Work Blue Work

David Marquet coined the concept of red work vs blue work. The idea is that you separate work into two categories: execution vs thinking. Thinking. Planning. Deciding. Blue work. Blue work is somewhat of a constant. It’s creative. It’s thinking. It could be in the back or front of your… Read More »Red Work Blue Work

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Grit and Software Development

Can having grit make you a better developer? Absolutely. Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance is book on the psychology of achievement. The basis is those who have grit wind up achieving more. Software engineers often find themselves enduring through struggles. Roadblocks a-plenty, missing requirements, difficult to comprehend… Read More »Grit and Software Development

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2021 Favorite Podcasts

  • Media

Lockdowns, bicycling, and working from home have me listening to podcasts more often. I’ve been consuming a ton of content. The productivity and ‘life hacks’ genre is my personal favorite and here are a handful of shows that I regularly tune into. The Tim Ferris Show Daily Stoic with Ryan… Read More »2021 Favorite Podcasts