There are a lot of tools out there to turn learning into a game. The process when game thinking, game mechanics or whole games are used in non-game contexts is called gamification. Nowadays, specialists can gamify almost everything from customers interaction with a website to education. They turn routine processes into fun to improve user engagement, make learning more effective, and provide new unique user experience. As coders always were hardcore gamers, the appearance of gamified coding programs and courses was inevitable. Nowadays, there are dozens of video games which purpose is learning programming. To become a good coder, you just need a right game. Of course, it works better with theoretical courses but in this post we will tell you about games. Continue Reading
A tool can either make it or break it! While there are ample of project management tools out there, it is quite a big task to figure out which one is the best fit for you and your team. Thorough comparison is all it takes but before you do that, you should know what things you need to check in a software. Right?
To start with, two crucial things can be – the type of projects you’re going to manage with the software and your team’s work activities. Moreover, your budget to pay for the software puts a huge impact on your decision. Answering these questions will help you simplify your hunt for a perfect PM tool.
In this post, I’ll bring to you some of the top project management tools, so you can compare them with your needs. Have a look: Continue Reading
Unstoppable growth of mobile-based shopping has made online retailers thinking all the time about enhanced user experience. The ever-evolving technology, revolutionary smartphones, touch pads, and other devices are making the life of online shoppers easier. A single click can make them finalize the shopping deal and get the product at doorstep. How to improve the shopping experience of online buyers at an ecommerce website? This post will reveal some tried and tested tips. Enjoy reading if you are an online retailer. Continue Reading
Good front-end developers are always necessary. There are a lot of low quality specialists, which perform different basic tasks, but there is a lack of rock star developers. And it is no wonder. Just look at job postings and you will see how much front end job descriptions vary. Despite the large number of web design schools and coding courses, unemployed high quality specialists are rarity. In this post, we will tell about all essential skills you will need on your path to a rock star front end web developer. Continue Reading
Store speed is very important for visitor experience. In fact, Amazon estimates that every 100ms in store slowness results in a 1% drop in profits. That can add up to big money, especially when you realize that 100s is a fraction of a second. Even worse than this, Google ranks sites in its search engine results according to speed. The slower a store the lower the rankings which means fewer customers for your store. Continue Reading
OPcache is a code caching module, which improves PHP performance. It uses shared memory to store precompiled script bytecode, as a result there is no need for PHP to load and parse scripts on every request. OPcache is bundled with PHP starting from 5.5.0. The module is also available in PECL for PHP 5.2-5.4. By using optimised OPcache settings, you can significantly improve the performance of your Magento website. In this post we will show you how to do this. Continue Reading
It is impossible to imagine good search engine optimization without right link building strategy. The last one can turn your website into a successful e-commerce project with high traffic. At the same time, the wrong strategy can push it out of business. Keep in mind, that there are a lot of tactics that put the website in a risk of being penalized. Google continues to refine SEO standards, so you should be careful with all suspicious link building strategies. Continue Reading
Starting a business always requires inspiration. Luckily, during last few years dozens of successful startups have joined the competition. They have showed a lot of new business ideas and different ways of their implementation, introducing us to a wide variety of new products and services. In this post you will find the most interesting startups, which are famous for their uniqueness and fresh ideas.
Since the moment Magento was first released many developers have been working on improvement of its functionality and broadening of the standard features. The number of themes and modules created during this time is really countless. The most popular features that Magento users usually wish to improve are navigation and checkout process. Another important feature frequently required by Magento users is a possibility to export their product feeds from Magento to other shopping systems used all over the world. These features are provided by many Magento extensions developed by different companies. Today we will review the extensions developed by GoMage, a bronze Magento industry partner. You can see the list of extensions developed by them at
Business-to-business is a complex of commerce transactions which occur between companies. The most common examples of B2B relations are transactions between manufacturers and wholesalers, wholesalers and retailers. The overall volume of business-to-business transactions surpasses the volume of B2C transactions, because a typical supply chain consists of many B2B transactions and only one B2C transaction. For instance, a smartphone manufacturer buys processors, modems, camera modules, and other necessary components to produce the mobile device. The number of transactions can range from few to dozens. But there is alway one final transaction – a finished smartphone is sold to the consumer.
Another area of B2B relations is communication and collaboration. Many B2C companies relies on social media to interact with their consumers, but social tools are also effective in business-to-business relations. In this situation B2B social media marketing takes place.