Systems | Development | Analytics | API | Testing

March 2022


5 Factors to Assess When Choosing an E-Commerce ERP

Choosing the right e-commerce platform, like Shopify or Magento, is just the first step in the selection process when planning your IT environment. Your e-commerce business can also benefit from ERP (enterprise resource planning) software that helps you streamline, automate, and optimize your business workflow.

The Power of Perforce Open Source

Open source software (OSS) is the foundation of the digital economy. For organizations using OSS, adequately supporting that software is critical. Perforce enables teams to innovate with OSS — without the risk. They say software is eating the world, and open source is eating software. Today, open source software serves as the foundation that powers the digital economy.

The Usability of Dashboards (Part 1): Does Anyone Actually Use These Things?

Dashboards showing ever-increasing levels of information are more and more in demand, but perhaps less and less understood. In particular, application teams selling products are pushed by their customers to include “high-level overviews” and “real-time information” in their software. But do they use that information? How often? And what for? Sometimes a dashboard is a critical piece of software enabling near-instantaneous responses to extinction-level business catastrophes.

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API Test Automation for Open Banking and PSD2 Compliance

Open banking is a natural evolution in the API economy. By laying the foundation for web platform and mobile developers to build third-party products and services using any number of public (open) APIs, banks, financial services and insurance companies are ushering in next-generation customer experiences that are more frictionless and personalized.


Testing 101: How to meet your software testing goals

In the last 10 years, testing has taken a central position in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Testing once lived on the periphery, as the last last-minute, end of project activity. Now testing weaves throughout every stage of the development lifecycle. We’ve gone from testing as a siloed operation, to testing as a collaborative and continuous activity. As a result of this shift, testing functions and activities have also evolved.


Detecting Flaky Tests in CI Pipelines

Flaky tests reduce your confidence in your codebase. When tests fail intermittently, for no discernable reason, it casts doubt on your entire test suite, leaving you wondering which test will be the next to fail unexpectedly. What’s worse is that due to the nature of these flaky failures, the offending change can be challenging—and expensive—to track down and fix.


Easing Retail Supply Chain Challenges with Low-Code Platforms

Ever since the pandemic hit, supply chain issues have abounded. Retailers bore the brunt of the news coverage, as shelves went barren for a host of reasons—not least demand shifts, panic buying, container shortages, and geopolitical concerns. These supply chain issues are estimated to have caused revenue losses of 5%–20% for some retailers. Often, once loyal customers switch brands or retailers rather than waiting months for products to come back in stock.


Enhance your analysis with new international Google Trends datasets in BigQuery

Sharing and exchanging data with other organizations is a critical element of any organization’s analytics strategy. In fact, BigQuery customers are already sharing data using our existing infrastructure, with over 4,500 customers swapping data across organizational boundaries. Creating seamless access to analytics workflows and insights has become that much easier with the introduction of Analytics Hub and surfacing datasets unique to Google.


How to achieve adaptive height embedding with ThoughtSpot Everywhere

Embedding an iframe is a great option to embed content because of its security and performance features, but it can be tricky to get the right fit. Especially when we interact with them, or the user changes the browser viewport. Some of the most common issues include an additional or missing scroll bar or the modal windows opening inside the iframe without showing the center of the current viewport.


What is WebRTC?

WebRTC (Web Real-time Communication) is an industry effort to enhance the web browsing model. It allows browsers to directly exchange realtime media with other browsers in a peer-to-peer fashion through secure access to input peripherals like webcams and microphones. Traditional web architecture is based on the client-server paradigm, where a client sends an HTTP request to a server and gets a response containing the information requested. In contrast, WebRTC allows the exchange of data among N peers.