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Part 2: Optimizing and scaling microservices. Organic growth of eco-systems.

October 11, 2017 | Nikola Krastev

A microservices approach is not a silver bullet for all software architecture problems. It introduces tradeoffs and challenges of its own. However, process gains and improvements in human performance have been considered to be worth the overhead in technology. Here are some general arguments against using sophisticated SOA. Server performance and overhead in communication By […]

9 Big Things about Java 9

September 15, 2017 | Andrew Petryk

According to the latest Tiobe index of programming language popularity, Java tops the list.  No wonder there is so much buzz around the new Java 9 release, set for September 21, 2017.  Take a walk through with our expert.     1. JSHELL Many compiled languages include tools for statements interpretation. By using these REPL tools […]

What are your customers telling you? Maximize the effectiveness of sentiment analysis by using simple tips

September 7, 2017 | Lily Smirnova

Sentiment analysis is one method to gather and process customer-supplied information, and then convert it to a quality customer experience. Gartner predicts that 85% of all businesses will compete in the area of customer experience by 2020. As sentiment analysis explodes onto the scene, what can technology actually do to enhance business efforts? Hints on […]

Great features developers might have missed in the Summer ’17 release

September 1, 2017 | George Arshakian

Apex Metadata API (generally available in Summer’17) Apex Metadata API is a must-have for every developer.  It empowers developers to update classes/pages/remote site settings/custom metadata and much more straight from Apex. Imagine creating an Apex Class instance from an Apex Class. It will handle dependency Injection in a way that will lower the coherence of […]

What features did we miss in Salesforce Spring ’17 release?

August 18, 2017 | George Arshakian

Previous releases of Salesforce were really cool. Take, for example, Lightning Experience for service or Commerce Insights. But there were other valuable features geared to developers that received too little attention even in release notes. Some features got lost among updates to Wave, Einstein and new admin features. Our senior Salesforce expert shares his insights on these awesome functionalities.

Why I like medical mobile apps

July 6, 2017 | Elizabeth Forrest

I’ve been around the internet for a very long time.  I sent my first email in 1986 and was among the first to embrace online banking as a user with all the speed that a 300 baud manual modem can provide.  Wherever there was useful innovation, it seems that I have managed to be on […]

Why Mobile Content Delivery is Essential for Your business

June 16, 2017 | Denis Mazourick

The benefits of content delivery systems have been long recognized by professionals from varied lines of business, but can they extend their features to the mobile platform to drive measurable results? Let’s take a closer look at some of their key features. Targeted delivery Mobile content delivery solutions aim to deliver relevant information to a […]

Mobile Health and Pharma: Industry-specific benefits

May 29, 2017 | Lily Smirnova

Pharma and healthcare today have arrived at a crossroads where doctors, providers and patients/customers meet and interact. Ultimately, these three entities have the same fundamental aim – better and more effective healthcare system. Digitization has enabled unified thinking within patient care. With digital transformation already a part of everyday healthcare, “mobile health” in healthcare and […]

Article 1: Rewrites in Magento: problems & solutions

May 24, 2017 | Vladyslav Litovka

We all come across issues where there is a need to rewrite the same model (class) in two different modules. It usually happens with an extension which implements some logic changes, e.g., Mage_Sales_Model_Order class. At the same time, we have our own extension which implements other changes to the same model via rewrite as well. […]

Part 1: How to take advantage of micro-services architecture?

May 19, 2017 | Nikola Krastev

The term micro-services has been part of the tech lexicon for half-a-decade, but still there is much confusion about its benefits and applications. For many emerging technology practices, appropriate application of this architecture can be a great enabler to drive technology delivery exponentially faster. At the same time, using it simply as a technology patch […]