Deployer Extensions with Eclipse - Step 1: Introduction, Concepts & Requirements
In this tutorial we will cover all the steps you must follow to create a deployer extension using Eclipse. We will create a "Custom Module" and will configure Eclipse from scratch to develop, test and debug our code.
What is a deployer extension?
A deployer extension is additional functionallity added to the default Tridion deployment process.
That functionality is implemented in Java by extending or overwiting the existing classes used in the deployment process.
It's configured in the cd_deployer_conf.xml within your deployer installation.
An extension can also be used to remove certain functionality.
When is a deployer extension needed?
Some scenarios where a deployer extension may fit:
Adding custom metadata to the items in the package
Using information available in the package which is only available during the deployer execution
Actions that need to be taken in the delivery side
Writing the extension in Java is more suitable
When some logic needs to be executed after deployment
To follow this tutorial you will need:
Next Step: Getting a deployer Package
To be able to test/run your extension you will need a deployer pacakge to drag & drop it into the incoming folder where the deployer is listening.
Move on to the next step of this tutorial:
Getting a deployer Package