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Security & Android apps: why automated testing matters

Given the widespread adoption of Android as an efficient mobile operating system (OS), there is an increasing need for proper testing of its applications based on the specificities of the platform’s development model. Due to Android’s distribution ecosystem that is porous to poorly-tested applications. To this end, it has become imperatively important for app developers to ensure that they sufficiently test their Android applications before releasing them into the market.

Closing the mobile conversion gap with PWAs

Of the three approaches to deliver commerce PWAs, an API-led approach offers the ability to have a true customer-first strategy.

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) enough for ecommerce fraud management?

In an effort to prevent ecommerce fraud, businesses need to evaluate the advantages and shortcomings when it comes to incorporating AI into their prevention strategies. Ultimately, businesses should implement a comprehensive fraud management solution that combines AI technology with expert fraud analysis.

Leveraging microservices for your business, Part 3: The backend for frontend pat...

In this third and final installment, Bishop will address one of the most critical challenges microservice implementations face, the backend for frontend pattern.

5 steps to prevent ecommerce fraud

This article highlights five steps to preventing and reducing malicious behavior on your site that can lead to ecommerce fraud.

Leveraging microservices for your business, Part 2: The good and the bad

This article reviews the benefits and difficulties with a microservice architecture. While avoiding the "anti-patterns" and horror stories that are prevalent while sticking to the architecture qualities themselves.

Leveraging microservices for your business, Part 1: Why microservices matter

Microservices are a new paradigm for commerce backends among many practitioners. This series will explore if microservices are right for your business.

What’s all the hype with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)

Progressive Web App (PWA) has been the latest buzzword for tech and mobile practitioners, but it’s more than just jargon – and it’s not all just hype.

Consuming Hypermedia APIs vs The Other Guys

Not all commerce vendors today are adopting a hypermedia API practice and many developers are still working on legacy Level 1/2 API layers.This article breaks down the REST level 3 API consumption into three segments to get folks up to speed.

Dependency Upgrades: why commerce software engineers need a policy and process  ...

For commerce software engineers, dependency management best practice suggests upgrading dependencies proactively - in order to ensure a smooth process it is best to have a well-defined policy and process.

Ecommerce Microservices: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The GDPR: Its Impact on Brands and Benefits to Consumers

All businesses that engage with European citizens must adhere to new data privacy practices in Europe. The GDPR will replace the European Union’s previous data directive governing consumer data collection, storage, and usage, and aims to give consumers more protection and greater control over their personal data.

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Why you need to consider animated videos in your social media str...

This infographic explains why animated videos can be a great asset in your social media strategy, especially for promotion and advertisement.

Ecommerce challenge: Page speed optimization

Page speed can either make or break the user experience. Waiting for a website to load is no different than standing in line. Slow page load time dramatically increases the website bounce rate – a 4-second delay in page response results in a 25% abandonment rate. This article outlines the three ways to improve page speed optimization.

5 reasons CMOs should care about their commerce architecture

Architecture matters, now more than ever, and the winners in the online battle are going to be the ones who have a platform that scales to meet demand, costs less to operate, and is flexible and adaptable to the future.

The Final-Mile and its factors for ecommerce success or failure

Amazon is dominating ecommerce by transforming the final mile – both physically and virtually. This article outlines four tips on how businesses can compete.

4 ways to create influencer marketing that really works

Big brands such as Coca Cola and H&M are using influencer marketing to boost their sales, engagement and overall brand promotions through influencers. Here are four ways you can too.