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March 2017

When Global Consciousness makes sense in Living Experience (LX) and User Experience (UX)

2017-03-30T16:19:49+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Community, UX, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

  by Vlad Tirla This article was originally published here.   Let’s define first the context.   The Global Consciousness Project is a project launched 18 years ago by Dr. Roger Nelson, retired professor from Princeton University. The initial scope was to plant some devices (“eggs”, as they called them) around the globe in order

NET Core: lighter, cross-platform and open-source

2017-03-30T13:31:41+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: .Net, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , , , |

We were used with Microsoft as being against open-source and using ‘vendor lock-in’ practices. In the past, in order to do development you needed Windows and Visual Studio which were not cheap at all. For hosting, IIS was necessary, which, of course, required Windows. In the last years it seems that Microsoft executives have been

Some frequent usability mistakes we’ve encountered on websites

2017-03-16T16:37:12+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: UX, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

By Andreea Popescu Originally published here.   Each of us goes on various websites almost each day, either for entertainment or for various needs. In many cases, however, some of us face various obstacles and problems on websites, and these might render our experience unpleasant or difficult, due to usability-related aspects of the websites and their

Perl Case Study: Mobile Platform Build System

2017-03-15T12:06:04+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Community, Perl, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

This is a case study about a project we did in Perl for one of our customers, ST-Ericsson, a global wireless platform and semiconductor supplier to top mobile device manufacturers.     The challenge The customer needed a system to handle building of executable units for mobile platform software products. This system had to fit

Learning Perl from a Java Perspective

2017-03-08T13:28:12+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Java, Perl, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

Duke is a Java developer with 5 years of experience. One day, Duke got curious and wanted to learn something about a language called Perl. Duke has a friend, Larry. Larry is a Perl developer for quite some time now. He’s an experienced developer, he know multiple languages, including Java. He played around with it

February 2017

The Product Page – 10 must-haves for increasing the conversion rate

2017-02-24T10:56:51+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Ecommerce, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

The product page is the critical point in the Conversion Funnel (sequence of steps that transform a visitor into a customer and can be easily viewed using Google Analytics). This page influences the visitor's decision to either add a product to the cart, or to quit the acquisition. The way the following essential elements are

3D Cyberpunk Alley Environment

2017-02-16T14:50:11+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Games, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

A while back, I’ve worked on creating a new environment: a piece of city in which various characters will be placed. We’ve decided on making an alley just off a main street, at night. My goal was to capture the feel of a shady bar, where crooks and outlaws go to have a drink and

Alternatives for Integrating Magento with Third-party Applications

2017-02-06T12:27:17+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Magento, PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

This article is a case study for integrating Magento with other systems when web services are not suitable, and we will go through some real life examples. By default, Magento implements two types of web services: SOAP and REST. This does not require that you know how Magento is built, how it works internally. You

January 2017

JavaScript: Do you like games? (Part 6)

2017-01-25T15:46:39+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Games, JavaScript, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , |

It’s time to cover asteroid generation. I bet you never thought playing with rock would be fun… well, you were wrong! Before we code, let’s visualize and put into words what we want to achieve: we want a class that will draw an asteroid (stroke of genius right here) it should be drawn randomly within