Sitecore Helix modular & three-tier architecture patterns - why not both?

I have discussed the Helix design patterns before and I really love their modular approach to code architecture however whilst trying to discuss this with some colleagues and working out the cleanest way to work with Helix and a Multi-site Sitecore solution it occurred to me that if you are familiar with the "Enterprisey" Three-tier design architecture principles, well the same principles can be applied to your Helix development at a modular level. Let's take a look at a super simple example.. Let's say your website has a Feature layer project for "Navigation". In a multisite scenario, you'll likely find…

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Sitecore 8.X and Helix - Initial thoughts

Last month was the start of an exciting new website development project to bring my company's Sitecore website into the current era. I'd been aware of the Sitecore Helix design approach for quite some time and was interested in the idea however this finally afforded me the opportunity to really explore what it was all about while I was shopping around for the right approach to building the new site. Pros of the Helix Design Approach Although there are many design approaches out there in the wild, it's the first time in my memory that Sitecore themselves have released a…

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