Pro Optimizely Commerce Cloud
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Pro Optimizely Commerce Cloud

About the Book

This book is for experienced .NET developers who want to start working with Optimizely Commerce Cloud, or Optimizely Commerce Cloud developers who want to deepen their knowledge. I aim to provide a depth view of internal implementation of Commerce, how things work, why things are the way they are, how you can use API:s to create working eCommerce solutions, and ultimately, how to use the knowledge in the book to make those solutions better.

The draft is completed, however the book can be revised here and there to improve the content, and/or to update with the latest changes in Optimizely Commerce Cloud. Topics discussed in the book:

Part 1: Catalog System

Part 1.1 Important concepts.

Part 2: Inventories and Prices

Part 3: The order system - selling is what (really) matters

Part 4: Events - Listen and react

Part 5: Search

Part 6: Promotions - Everybody loves discounts.

Part 7: Business Foundation

Part 8: Extending the system

Chapter 1 can be read/downloaded for free.

About the Author

Quan Mai
Quan Mai

Formerly a dedicated developer in Episerver Commerce team from day 1, I am known as "The Commerce guru" within and outside Episerver. My expertise and experiences have been built not only by building the framework, but to help the developers to understand it, and use it at its best.

You can reach my page at or my personal email at vimvq1987 at


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Includes 5 copies of Pro Optimizely Commerce for small development team.

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Table of Contents

    • Who is this book for
    • Who am I - and why you can trust me
      • Prerequisites
      • How to get started
    • Chapter 0: A brief history
    • Chapter 0.5: A framework overview
      • A framework built on pluggable dependencies.
      • Nuget packages and upgrading your site.
      • Terminologies and conventions
  • Part 1: Catalog System
    • Chapter 1: How the catalog is structured
      • The entries
      • The product-variant configuration
      • The two systems.
      • ReferenceConverter - the bridge.
    • Chapter 2: Catalog content modeling
      • The strongly typed models
      • Modeling catalog content types
      • The MetaData system
      • Dictionary types.
    • Chapter 3: Associations, relations and assets
      • Working with associations and relations
      • Assets
      • Catalog content versions
      • Import and export catalogs
      • Batch API
      • Performance considerations
  • Part 1.1 Important concepts.
    • Chapter 3.1 Markets
  • Part 2: Inventories and Prices
    • Chapter 4: Prices.
      • Extending prices
      • Performance considerations
      • Price groups
    • Chapter 5: Inventories
      • Warehouse
      • Inventory
  • Part 3: The order system - selling is what (really) matters
    • Chapter 6: The order system
      • Why a new system
      • Serializable cart mode
      • Everything is an interface.
      • IOrderRepository.
      • Creating orders
    • Chapter 6.5: The old order system.
      • Overview
      • How stuffs are structured.
  • Part 4: Events - Listen and react
    • Chapter 8: Content events.
    • Chapter 9: Inventories, Prices and Orders events
      • Inventories and prices events
      • Orders events
  • Part 5: Search
    • Chapter 11: Search - where and how to find stuffs
      • Searching for products.
      • Searching for orders
  • Part 6: Promotions - Everybody loves discounts.
    • Chapter 11: The new promotion system
  • Part 7: Business Foundation
  • Part 8: Extending the system.
    • Plug your implementations - The Framework way.
    • The unusual ways.
      • Customize order processing
      • Work with “workflows”.
    • ProfileModule
    • The Migration Steps
  • Part 9: Advanced stuffs
    • Caching
    • Routing
      • The SEO Uri approach
    • Settings
    • Appendix
      • How to ensure a successful upgrade.
  • Notes

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