Recently, I was working with a client on a hybris 5.4 implementation and was asked to import their synonyms from their current platform. Easy enough, right? Wrong. The out-of-the-box synonym integration allows business users to define multi-term synonyms on the "from-side” in the hMC; however, at the time of this writing, Sol 4.x does not natively support multi-term synonyms on the from-side of the synonym mapping. For example, if we had a synonym on the from-side (i.e., classic gaming console) mapped to the "to-side" (i.e., nintendo entertainment system), the hMC would silently allow this synonym definition. However, this would have no effect on the Solr-side.Read More
Corporate IT organizations are notorious for making enterprise systems nearly unusable through their strict security policies. One such restriction is to prevent both ingress and egress traffic to the public Internet. So, what do you do when your enterprise application needs Internet access. In most cases, firewall requests for such access is strictly prohibited or a lengthy bureaucratic process that puts your project’s timeline at risk. Most corporate IT organizations recognize the need for limited Internet access and deploy internal proxies.
Most modern applications provide the ability to configure a proxy. Well, what happens when it doesn’t work? Either you go through the bureaucratic red tape and then hit the bar every evening until your request goes through, or you consume massive amounts of coffee and trace the piece of code that isn’t honoring the proxy. I opted for the latter when our hybris build refused to honor our proxy settings.Read More