Taming Sitecore’s Configuration Chaos
Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
—Walter Sobchak (in The Big Lebowski)
LAS VEGAS — One of the most frustrating aspects of managing Sitecore is dealing with its long and chaotic configuration process.
In recent releases, especially, the sheer number of configuration files has grown and grown. This combined with the mix-and-match nature of how you make updates (i.e., directly in the files, in patch files, using transforms, using their own separate config files and so on) made managing Sitecore configuration the…