What is Dyndle?
Dyndle (shorthand for Dynamic Delivery) is the new way to develop a web site in .NET, powered by SDL Tridion Sites. Dyndle is built on top of the popular DD4T framework. It is open source software and offered free-of-charge. Trivident is the company that manages pull request and releases, but anyone can contribute. Trivident can also arrange support for Dyndle as part of its professional services offering.
From an architecture point of view, Dyndle preserves one of the big benefits of DD4T: the fact that you own and control your web application. At the same time, Dyndle saves you a lot of time, because it adds many useful features to DD4T, while leaving you in full control of your own web application.
Where to start
To use Dyndle, you need to install it first. The installation consists of the following steps:
- Check the prerequisites
- Prepare the Tridion content manager
- Install Dyndle in the content manager
- Install the web application, using either the Quickstart process or by installing it manually
In the Installation section, you can find all the information you need on how to install Dyndle, plus the full Configuration reference.
Dyndle is organized in modules. The core module is mandatory - without it you cannot run Dyndle. It comes with a lot of functionality, which is described in the Implementing Dyndle section.
You can add additional features by adding a NuGet reference to the various modules:
- Adds a cache browser
- Adds a debugging mode
- Image Enhancement
- Adds a controller that lets you transform images on the fly
- Adds a service that allows you generate any navigation based on the sitemap
- Adds an interface to talk to Solr
More modules will be released shortly.