What is Platform Strategy and Why Does it Matter?

As online technology continues to rapidly advance, the options for creating and building digital platforms are expanding and becoming more complex. These digital advances are both creating opportunities and challenges for modern enterprises. As a solution, many organizations are starting to focus more on optimizing their platform strategy. In an effort to help, let’s examine … Read more

Can You Integrate Alexa Skills with WordPress?

The idea of Alexa working with WordPress might sound strange if you’re used to using Amazon Echo as a voice command for online shopping or other tasks. However, Alexa is expanding to numerous areas now, including WordPress. This all start thanks to WordPress offering an open-source plug-in called VoiceWP. Otherwise known as Alexa Skills, the … Read more

The Importance of Coding Standards

Programmers too often think of coding standards as something imposed by people with nothing better to do. Sometimes they give lip service to the idea but ignore the standards in practice. Neglecting them has real consequences when it comes time to maintain code. If it lives up to a set of standards, developers have a … Read more

Building Applications for Serverless Architecture

“Serverless” technology can greatly simplify software development and deployment. Amazon’s AWS Lambda and Microsoft’s Azure Functions let developers deploy code without having to deal with provisioning and scaling. At the same time, they enjoy substantial cost savings. Serverless, aka FaaS The name “serverless” is a misnomer. The code runs on a server, of course. Some … Read more

Gutenberg: The Re-Invention of WordPress Editing

The WordPress team has decided that its editor needs an update. Most people who create content for websites would rather not deal with HTML and CSS. The Gutenberg editor, which will be standard in WordPress 5.0, will bring editing into a new age. It’s available now as a plugin. You just download, install, and activate … Read more

WordPress Tools for GDPR Compliance

On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in the European Union. It claims jurisdiction over any website that holds data on EU citizens, so compliance is a worldwide issue. The new regulation places strong restrictions on the collection and use of personal information. Many sites are finding it easier to … Read more

ReactJS vs. Angular

ReactJS and AngularJS are two very popular ways to build interactive websites. Neither one is clearly superior to the other. Each has a distinctive approach, which will appeal to developers or not depending on their preferred styles. If you understand how they address the task, you’re in a better position to decide which one will … Read more