At Tavano we have to keep-up with everything NetSuite SuiteCommerce related. The NetSuite SuiteCommerce Developers portal is a major reference for our team to learn what’s going on with the SuiteCommerce platform, check for development best practices and to help guide the design of custom solutions built for our clients.

These are 5 articles of what I think are a must read for every new SCA developer and might come very handy even to seniors.

Important note: you need to register as a Community User, or login with your NetSuite credentials in order to access the SuiteCommerce Developers portal.

 

1) Getting Started

As obvious as it might sound this is where every new SuiteCommerce advanced developer should start with:
https://developers.suitecommerce.com/getting-started
gettingstarted

What’s it about?

  1. Explains some basics and foundations.
  2. Provide an overview of architecture and technologies used.
  3. Expose some best practices on how to extend and customize.

2) Extending Javascript

Based on previous recommendation the following is intended to provide explanation on how to extend javascript when working with SCA.
https://developers.suitecommerce.com/extending-javascript-add-msrps-to-your-products

enabling-javascript

 

 What you’ll learn?

  1. Best practices when dealing with customizations.
  2. Working with field sets.
  3. Create a Model a View and Template, understand the relationship between them.
  4. Understand when to use prototype extension and the ways you have to extending JavaScript within SCA.

 

3) 5 Ways to Troubleshoot SCA in the Browser

When you are developing testing and debugging is an important task, so here you will find some tips on where to search for problems.
https://developers.suitecommerce.com/5-ways-to-troubleshoot-sca-in-the-browser

troubleshoot-sca

What’s exposed?

  1. Commons mistakes.
  2. Where to search.
  3. Find what template to edit.
  4. Find what sass file to edit.

 

4) Find Out About the New Service Controllers

For those who spent some time with SCA customization this is a post exposing the new architecture for services.
https://developers.suitecommerce.com/til-thursday-find-out-about-the-new-service-controllers

new service controllers

What is this about?

  1. Why the change was made.
  2. Patterns used like implementation of AMD.

 

5) Troubleshooting DNS Problems With the CDN

The next one provide tools to troubleshooting DNS problems with CDN. Performance improvements is always important and a CDN could help you with.
https://developers.suitecommerce.com/til-thursday-troubleshooting-dns-problems-with-the-cdn

cdn

What does this post explain?

  1. How to debug and basic checks to see if it is configured correctly.
  2. Set up.
  3. Common problems.

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