March 27, 2018

Gain Actionable Insights on Your Customers with Machine Learning

Expanding your customer base is key to your company's growth. But how many of you also focus on keeping your existing customers? If you...

March 9, 2018

A Context-driven Approach to Testing

Ten years have passed since my first testing stint. Projects have come and gone, but at least two things have remained constant during all these years: software development projects are becoming more and more demanding—in terms of implementing new technologies and meeting the expectations of stakeholders—and testing is still a great resource to ensure that expectations are met.

February 26, 2018

Elixir & Phoenix for Your Next Web Application

Have you heard of Elixir and Phoenix? In this article, I will help you understand what they are and what makes them unique. I am going to go over some principles and concepts of Elixir to show you why it’s intriguing and why you should consider choosing Elixir and Phoenix for your web application. I will also cover the best ways for adopting this new technology into your organization and development team.
January 31, 2018

CMS Comparison: Drupal vs. KeystoneJS

New Content Management Systems (CMS) are being released at an increasing rate, partially due to the shift towards JavaScript-based applications, microservice-based architectures, and NoSQL databases. Established CMSs are slower-moving when it comes to making it easy to embrace newer technologies and approaches, and that opens the door for competing products. Therefore, it’s worth comparing an established PHP-based CMS with a significant amount of people using it and a popular JavaScript-based CMS.
January 12, 2018

Reaction Commerce in the Wild: A Corporate Case Study

Project Ricochet is a development agency that works with a wide range of languages and frameworks. Over the past several years we've launched and maintained many e-commerce projects. We've worked with the most well-known open-source platforms like Drupal Commerce, Ubercart, WooCommerce, WP E-commerce, Magento, and have even rolled our own on occasion. We recently came across Reaction Commerce and decided to put it to the test for a rather unique corporate use case. What we discovered was a developer experience unlike any of our past e-commerce projects.