Elastic Path Commerce Development

Consider Environment Options

Consider Environment Options

There are various environment options available when engaging with Elastic Path. Each option is designed to fit a purpose or audience and as a result the completeness of each environment is adjusted accordingly. Options are ordered in the table as a progression from left to right with completeness building as you progress in this direction. Generally, as you move through the enablement process you will progress through these environment options in this order, likely with some overlap.

Warning: Elastic Path Demo Accessibility

Elastic Path Demo packages are only available to Elastic Path Partners. If you are not an Elastic Path Partner, please contact your Elastic Path Sales Representative to discuss.

Environment Option Purpose Environment Elements How To Use Pros / Cons
Shared OOTB Cloud Demos
  • review front end functionality
  • cloud deployment
  • login to Developer Portal
  • Select 'Demos' from the navigation, then the desired demo

Pros:

  • No set up or download required

Cons:

  • demo does not include administration functionality
  • no source code
Local EP Demos
  • review or demonstrate front end functionality
  • review or demonstrate back-end administration / operations
  • EP Demo package

Pros:

Cons:

  • no EP source code
Customizable Cloud Demo
  • review or demonstrate front end functionality
  • review or demonstrate back-end administration / operations
  • configure data to fit sales opportunity
  • cloud deployment
  • submit request to EP DevOps (see elasticpathdevops.net)
  • receive access information

Pros:

  • No set up or download required
  • limited configurations changes vailable limited to catalog, product, price, promotion, some UI

Cons:

  • can't change business logic
  • ONLY available internally to EP
Training Environment
  • training
  • code evaluation
  • light POC
  • AWS Windows VM
  • request access to AWS image by emailing training@elasticpath.com
  • run under your AWS account
  • Access using Windows Remote Desktop

Pros:

  • Is a complete individual developer environment on Windows VM
    • contains Commerce Engine, Cortex, and EP for AEM
  • Can make code changes and rebuild

Cons:

  • Only one user can access at a time
  • slower than a local environment
Individual Dev Environment
  • advanced learning
  • code evaluation
  • POC
  • Maven repository
  • Local developer setup
Follow the Starting Construction guide setup instructions for:

Pros:

  • full local developer environment

Cons:

  • Does not support team development
Development Team Environment
  • construction or project implementation
  • POC
  • Source control
  • Maven repository
  • Continuous integration
  • dev team server
  • local developer setup
Follow the Starting Construction guide instructions for:
  • full team environment

Pros:

  • complete team environment
  • ready for project extensions