With Sitecore 9.1 Sitecore JSS will no longer be in Technical Preview.

JSS is a complete SDK for JavaScript developers allowing to build full-fledged modern solutions using Sitecore and JavaScript and being completely disconnected development and deploy to any platform.

By Using JSS you get to keep Full Experience Platform capabilities such as:

  • Experience Editor
  • Personalization and Testing
  • Tracking and Analytics

JSS currently supports OOTB, Angular, React and Vue.JS, who knows what will be coming next, it seems to be that more front end developers are interested to learn JSS because it gives them freedom.

Sitecore JSS requires a different License. Partners will need to regenerate a license in SPN.

Development Updates:
– JSS 9 with React requires React 16.3 or later, because of new Context API in React.
– JSS 9 with Angular requires Angular 6.x , anybody on Angular 5 can continue on JSS 8 npm packages.
– Layout Service will no longer return ‘editable’ value for fields, unless Sitecore is actually in Experience Editor.
– Sitecore.Ship is replaced with manifest package deployment system. What does that mean, a shared secret known to the deployer and server is used to deploy signed package HMAC.
– Completely refactored React, Angular and Vue apps. There is no more Basic or Advanced App. The content of Sample App has been refactored to JSS Specific Style-guides.
– Sample Apps have been heavily documented for ease of learning.
– All Sample apps now support GraphQL.

A new scaffold has been added that will automatically scaffold a JSS component.

jss-component-scaffold.png

The following instructions is done in Disconnected mode and in ReactJS

Once you add it, you will need to modify few areas:

routes:

sitecore-jss-component.png

Sitecore Component itself, to reflect the changes, that you have made in the route.

This is the area where the component is added automatically when you are running the command (jss scaffold <componentName>)

sitecore-jss-component-breadcrumb.png

And for the changes to the component in the index.js see the screenshot below:

sitecore-jss-component-and-data.png

And this is what it will look like:

Data.png

As you can see on the right side, this is how you will be able to identify that I did not hard code the text 🙂

Go ahead start experimenting with JSS, and look a the sample content that comes with initial creation of an app.

OOTB-components.png

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me, on twitter or Sitecore community, on slack on specific #JSS channel.

Reference:

https://jss.sitecore.net/release-notes 

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