Achieving PCI Compliance for SAQ D with Amazon AWS

A client of ours had pressed upon them a requirement from their merchant account provider that they certify PCI Compliance for their software.

The software in question was a custom web application we developed for them, which implements a unique subscription model for their product.

When we originally developed the application, PCI compliance rules were at version […]

March 19th, 2015|Blog, SysAdmin|

Using PHPCR and Its Sidekick, Jackalope

In this post, we'll dig a little deeper in how the PHP Content Repository works with its sidekick Jackalope. You’ll see that its applications extend beyond content management and that a design based on the PHPCR offers tremendous flexibility.

March 17th, 2015|Open Source, Programming, Symfony|

Make Your Website Mobile Friendly or Face Extinction On Google

If your website is not mobile friendly, you could be leaving a lot of money and opportunity on the table. In fact, you could disappear altogether from Google search. Yep, you read that right. Read on to find out more about mobile internet usage and how you can prepare for the coming Mobileggedon.

March 10th, 2015|Small Business, Software Development, Web Design & Development|

Symfony CMF vs WordPress CMS

WordPress is well-known the world over for its relative ease-of-use and plug-and-go capabilities. Businesses of all shapes and sizes use this content management system for all sorts of websites, from content sites to lead generation to e-commerce or even social networks.

February 18th, 2015|Blog, Symfony, Wordpress|

Load Testing the Scalability of Your App & Infrastructure

When you’re building complex web applications that need to support hundreds, or thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of concurrent users, you need an efficient and realistic way to simulate that level of load on your infrastructure.

There are some tools, like Apache AB, and Siege, which can be really useful for basic load testing – especially for simple […]

February 3rd, 2015|SysAdmin|

3 Examples of Using LESS for Efficient CSS

3 Examples of dynamic style sheet language and precompiler LESS for shorter & more efficient CSS coding of Nesting, Variables & Mixins with Variables.

November 3rd, 2014|Programming, Web Design & Development|

5 Factors that Influence Ecommerce Buying Decisions

Small businesses can analyze & optimize for factors influencing the Ecommerce buying decisions of customers.

October 29th, 2014|E-Commerce, Small Business|

Comparison of 5 Ecommerce Platforms for Small Business

Small businesses beginning to sell on the internet should do a comparison of Ecommerce platforms to find the best fit for their online storefront.

October 23rd, 2014|E-Commerce, Magento, Small Business|

Scalable Vector Graphics Growing Into the Standard

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) was developed in 1999 as an open standard for the web but is increasingly used due to responsive design, viewports, web animation and Retina type displays.

October 20th, 2014|Web Design & Development|

5 Things Your E-Commerce Site Should Do Before the Holiday Rush

Preparing your Ecommerce site and business in advance of Holiday Season rush is essential for reaping benefits for Cyber Monday & beyond.

October 9th, 2014|E-Commerce, Small Business|