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Logging in Java Applications

Logging in Java Applications

By Fernando Cano | May 3, 2016

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

Java provides excellent logging capabilities that allow you to implement a logging strategy that is easy to code, easy to change, and standards based. This blog demonstrates how to use sl4j, a logging abstraction layer that allows you to select between various logging frameworks for your logging purposes (in our example, we choose log4j). You can apply this logging strategy to a standard Java application or to a Mozu Java SDK application.

Tags: Developer Mozu Applications logging Mozu Java SDK

The Philosophy Behind the Mozu Theme Engine

The Philosophy Behind the Mozu Theme Engine

By James Zetlen | January 28, 2016

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

Mozu’s theme engine has been one of the most powerful parts of our platform since its inception, and I don’t just say that because I made lots of it. The frontend and Digital Experience team here at Mozu has worked for years to strike the perfect balance between ease of use, flexibility, and maintainability. Some of our inventions, like Hypr and Hypr Live, have proven to be really powerful systems for making simple, SEO-friendly webpages that smoothly enhance until they behave like powerful Web apps. The organization and modularity in the Core Theme have made it easy to navigate between areas of functionality without losing your bearings, even as a novice to our system. Dozens of gorgeous experiences are built on the single codebase of the Mozu Core Theme, and you’d never know it to look at them or use them. Flexibility, we nailed.

Tags: Developer Mozu Theme Theme engine Grunt

Looking Ahead: What Mozu Has in Store for 2016

By Kevin Sproles | December 22, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & UsersRetail & Commerce Technology

If you’re a Mozu client, you already know what an exciting year it’s been. Looking back on all our hard work and seeing its impact on the eCommerce landscape, 2015 has been a rewarding year. We’re growing, and fast. So are Mozu clients.

Tags: Ecommerce Enterprise ecommerce platform Mozu Material Volusion

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part One

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part One

By Allen-Michael Grobelny | December 17, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

When working with events in Mozu, you’ll need a web server to capture a POST request sent from Mozu. Express.js offers a quick and easy framework for creating web services and applications with Node.js. When paired with the Mozu Node SDK, you can leverage a simple server in Express.js to catch and handle events from Mozu. In this first post, you’ll get a base Express.js server configured to work with Mozu events. In future blog posts, I’ll explain how to better handle all Mozu events through a single route, how to make API calls to Mozu using event data and the Mozu Node SDK, and how to use Express middleware to validate that requests you receive actually originate from Mozu.

Tags: Developer Mozu

Improving UX: Contextual Information

Improving UX: Contextual Information

By Brantley McMinn | December 15, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

This is the first post in a series of articles on making small, but meaningful updates to your theme and content that can add that extra layer of polish to your brand.

Tags: CMS Developer Mozu

Goulet Pens a New Chapter in Modern eCommerce Success with Mozu

Goulet Pens a New Chapter in Modern eCommerce Success with Mozu

By Adri Nowell | December 7, 2015

Categories: Case StudiesRetail & Commerce Technology

The Goulet Pens origin story begins with one man’s longtime woodworking passion, and its rapid transformation from pastime to a leading, nationally recognized brand. From his home workshop, founder Brian Goulet began pursuing the art of pen turning (AKA "pen spinning," handcrafting pens from raw materials). Goulet’s friends and family were immediately impressed by his results. After only a few weeks he filled his first corporate order, and Goulet Pens was born.

Tags: Ecommerce Enterprise ecommerce platform Mozu

A Day in the Life: An eCommerce Merchandiser Races the Clock

A Day in the Life: An eCommerce Merchandiser Races the Clock

By Adri Nowell | December 1, 2015

Categories: Performance MarketingRetail & Commerce Technology

In our “Day in the Life” series, we’ll walk you through visual demonstrations—using fictional scenarios—of real, everyday retail tasks accomplished quickly, accurately and simply using elevated Mozu cloud commerce platform features.

Tags: Merchandising Ecommerce Enterprise ecommerce platform Mozu Demo Products Promos

Enhanced Services → Simpler Processes → Boosted Sales: Mozu’s Latest & Greatest Updates

Enhanced Services → Simpler Processes → Boosted Sales: Mozu’s Latest & Greatest Updates

By Stephen Meserve | November 18, 2015

Categories: Digital ExperienceRetail & Commerce Technology

Mozu’s November 2015 Service Update hands you greater control over your eCommerce site, continues the quest to achieve the best possible customer experience, and saves you valuable time by eliminating unnecessary steps in the Admin environment.

Tags: Ecommerce Enterprise ecommerce platform Content marketing Retail Mozu

Creating a Custom Widget with Mozu

Creating a Custom Widget with Mozu

By Ben Cripps | November 13, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

There are over a dozen widgets that come preinstalled in Mozu. These built-in widgets allow retailers to customize and personalize their storefront experience. For example, retailers can add images, custom HTML content, product carousels, and practically any other kind of content to their storefront, all via Mozu’s powerful Site Builder web CMS. In addition, retailers have the ability to create their own custom widgets to fit their particular needs. In this blog, we will examine how to create a custom Twitter widget that displays live tweets on a storefront page.

Tags: Developer Mozu Social media Twitter Widget