- Paperback: 552 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (May 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047093901X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470939017
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,122,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Discover the steps for creating a Sitecore website
Sitecore provides the leading digital marketing and content management system (CMS) available for the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. Demonstrating how to leverage familiar tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) and Microsoft Visual Studio, this book guides you through a diverse range of topics to help you achieve the greatest value from your investment in this comprehensive enterprise solution. Beginning with fundamental topics to help you get started with the Sitecore platform, this book focuses on maximizing developer productivity with minimal time to web.
Professional Sitecore Development:
Discusses Sitecore's content authoring tools
Demonstrates how to use the extensive APIs
Explains the security infrastructure and error management capabilities
Suggests strategies to optimize, scale, and troubleshoot your solutions
Contains real-world advice for testing Sitecore solutions
Describes project management and deployment methodologies
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
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About the Author
John West is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in his eighth year working at Sitecore. With more than 25 years of experience designing and developing software solutions using Microsoft tools and technologies, John West is one of the most experienced Sitecore engineers in the world.
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this is not a great book if you're new to learning about sitecore and want a structured program through it. It's all over the place.
It is hard to read and to understand. I had previous experience in Sitecore and in several points I had a hard time to understand the paragraphs.
Also it has too many refereces "See my blog at ... for details" or "Look at ... for more information". The book is plenty of these statements.
God point is that it covers lot of useful aspects in Sitecore.
This book, however, is different. The book's introduction clearly states: "This book is for developers who have recently attended Sitecore .NET Developer Training." It continues, "This book is not a step-by-step guide to building solutions with Sitecore...The reader should have a working knowledge of Sitecore...This book attempts to provide the next few rungs on the ladder toward Sitecore mastery...."
On the other hand, the book description on this site led me to believe it would be a good introduction to Sitecore. In fact, for those with no experience developing in Sitecore, this book really has nothing to offer. As an advanced ASP.NET developer with years of experience, but not Sitecore experience, this book was inaccessible. The subtitle should be: "For experienced Sitecore developers ONLY."
When I started reading his book, it became immediately apparent. While the white papers and reference material cover the "How", much of John's book covers the "Why". As a technologist, both are important but most important (especially as a client-facing technologist) is being able to understand the "Why"s and be able to articulate them in speech conducive to carrying those thoughts across to your clients. John's efforts in this book make discussing the "Why"s with laymen possible.
Additionally, there is great coverage across DMS, rules and publishing. These are areas that aren't covered well unless you've spent money on advanced training or trial-and-error time with the actual product.
There are some areas that are a little more sparse than I would prefer. Security is one of those areas. With many folks looking to the cloud these days, protocols like ADFS are becoming more prevalent. Coverage in this area would have prompted me give the book a hands-down 5.
All in all, I'm very satisfied with the breadth and depth covered and extremely appreciative that someone so well immersed in Sitecore was willing to take the time to consolidate a wealth of knowledge in a few hundred pages.