Topic: holiday

Report: One third of Americans experienced airline booking site frustrations this year

For travelers, high-quality mobile applications are crucial for catching flights and getting to where they need to go without problems. Americans might be able to deal with long lines at TSA, but if there is one thing they have no patience for, it’s slow or crashing sites and apps. And a recent 2016 Holiday Travel … continue reading

SecurityScorecard report: Top retailers have major security issues this year

It’s the holiday season, and retailers are watching their online sales climb. Business may be booming for these companies, but shoppers beware: 100% of these retailers have issues with domain security, according to SecurityScorecard’s “2016 Biggest Holiday Retailers Cybersecurity Report.” When it comes to cybersecurity, retailers have a lot to worry about, especially since these … continue reading

Drones, robots, and other gadgets for the holiday season

There’s no need to wait until the last minute for holiday gift shopping this year. Some of the newest gadgets for 2016 are either on the market now, or will be just in time for the office gift exchange or a trip to the in-laws. Technology and software companies have been gearing up to release … continue reading

How IT teams can prevent shopping outages this holiday season

Thanksgiving through Black Friday is a busy season for e-retailers. A lot of revenue is generated during this period of time, and if a site goes down, it’s not just one person who is going to have to do some explaining. The IT team, project managers and the CEO will have to answer to shareholders, … continue reading

Security testing should be on every DevOps team’s Black Friday checklist

The holidays are a time for shoppers to reap the benefit of online deals—and for hackers to leverage software vulnerabilities in retail systems and applications. In order to prepare for this year, IT monitoring experts suggested developers and operations teams incorporate adequate security testing as part of their holiday preparedness checklist. The biggest mistake organizations … continue reading

Perl 6 advent

Perl 6 prepares for release with an advent calendar

Advent is known as a preparation for the arrival of something special. While religiously it is the preparation for Christmas, it can also mean the preparation for something that developers need and want. And Perl 6 developers have been waiting a year for the “official,” “released” version, which is why this Christmas (whether they celebrate … continue reading

Industry Watch: Make your holiday plans now

It seems the gift-giving season each year starts earlier and earlier. Walk into a store in January and see Valentine’s Day promotions. Go to an online retail site in late September, and you’ll see Christmas/Chanukah promotions. So, if you’re writing applications at a retail outfit that counts on online revenue, your planning, development and testing … continue reading

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