Configuration management (CM) is a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.
Configuration Management Process – where does it fit?
Configuration management fits within an organizational hierarchy and connects the entire business life cycle, not just Software Development and Delivery.
What problems do Configuration Management solutions solve?
Problems with standardization. (Check & report on configurations & issues across an enterprise.
Over the past 20 years as a Web Development Agency we have built, managed or otherwise supported hundreds of eCommerce websites. These range from small “Mom & Pop” shops to clients featured on Shark Tank doing millions of dollars in sales per month.
This also means we have had a ringside seat to a number of bad ideas, some of which can easily be fixed with minimal effort.
Shopify is a great platform. It is suitable for small businesses and enterprise customers alike.…
FDG Web serves a number of different clients in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Here is a small sample of some consulting and development projects we have completed.
Project Spotlight: Shopify Integration – Bella J., Las Vegas, NV
We assisted this lifestyle beauty / gift brand, prior to their acquisition by Almar, by integrating their Shopify website with their fulfillment center (Fosdick). We used a pass-through domain using the Shopify API to push and retrieve orders from both systems and dynamically fill in details for shipping alerts and other customer touchpoints.…
Case Study: Shopping Cart Product Feed Integration: CS-Cart
For this case study we are going to talk about how we took multiple product feeds and integrated them into a multi-location shopping cart system online.
Client: Pet Depot
Data Feed Format: e-DSS
Shopping Cart: CS-Cart
Scope of Work: Integrate various vendor product feeds (e.g. Lone Star) based on Pet Depot franchise location. Push/pull inventory and images on a daily basis. Import / Export orders on re-occuring basis.
The project focused on three pieces for allowing drop shipping integration into CS-Cart:
Product Data Import and Updates by individual feed (including product images and deleting old images)
Regular Inventory Updates and logic on the shopping cart side to turn on or off products with zero inventory (or display out of stock to keep the urls for SEO)
Order Processing, Notifications, Fulfillment and Invoicing.
As a development firm located just outside of Seattle, we have a large body of experience working with the CAKEPHP MVC framework. If you have never used CAKEPHP it is an open-source, rapid development PHP framework. It provides a solid foundation and structure for frontend developers and programmers to create robust web applications.
While we work with a number of different technologies and frameworks, CAKEPHP is one of the tool sets that we rely on for complex programming applications for mission critical systems.…
What options exist for Inventory Management Systems for Shopify?
One of the things that cost clients a lot of time and money is keeping up to date with all of the various shippers they want to use in their shopping cart or dealing with back office inventory management systems. Some of these are older legacy desktop applications that do not connect easily to their online stores.
In terms of shipping, often these back-end systems are responsible for moving the product through an order process (receiving, fulfillment, shipping, etc) that is specific to the merchant’s business.…
Here’s the first thing to look at for a fix for this issue:
Your Office 365 connection may be failing on IPv6
Things are changing quickly with the adoption of IPv6 addressing. At nearly every step along the way between the seat you sit in and where you ultimately need to connect there’s a lot that may or may not be fully compatible with the IPv6 protocol.
e.g. Network adapters, routers, switches, ISPs, servers, etc.
It is possible that trying to connect over the IPv6 network is most likely the reason your Outlook (2007 – current) is having connection problems.…