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Learning UX Design with Tailwind

By Nick Crum

As a developer and system-oriented person, Tailwind CSS gives me a methodology that allows me to create my own custom interfaces. In this blog, I’ll help you get started with Tailwind.

The Three Top Reasons We Chose React for Our Microservices Admin

By Nick Crum

Innovating in eCommerce means investigating new technologies and testing new ways to use them.

Getting Started with React and Broadleaf

By Nick Crum

For the past few months, we have been dedicating time to developing a brand new starter project for developers.I am excited to introduce the culmination of those efforts with Broadleaf's React Starter and show how you can download are start building your own eCommerce application powered by React and Broadleaf.

Tailor Product Catalogs to Enhance Shopping Experiences: New Catalog Access Policies

By Nick Crum

Broadleaf's new Catalog Access Policy module was built with the purpose of providing rich and curated B2B user experiences. As one of the principle engineers working on this project, Nick Crum shares some of the use cases for this module, and how you could use this within your eCommerce website.

Creating Powerful Solr Filters Using MVEL Expressions

By Nick Crum

Nick Crum has been working on a project where the goal was to figure out a way to filter search results based on a dynamic set of rules. We were working within Broadleaf, which uses MVEL for its rule builders and Solr for its search engine. The purpose of this project was to limit the parts of a catalog that a segment of customers should be allowed to browse.

Optimizing React Applications for Search Engines

By Nick Crum

React is a front-end JavaScript framework, so how do we ensure SEO for a dynamic web application that is primarily rendered within the browser? This question came up again when I was porting a Broadleaf eCommerce application to React. The following are a few of the things I learned through the process of ensuring my React web application was SEO-friendly.

Conquering the Fuzziness of Search Relevancy

By Nick Crum

While working on the Broadleaf Search project, I found myself very intrigued by the idea of relevancy. Here's the newly created process and how I used Broadleaf Search to provide relevant search results.