What is Configuration Management in Software Development?

What is Configuration Management?

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.

How to redirect all urls and traffic from one domain to another using .htaccess.

Global Redirect of all urls from one domain to another in .htaccess

Often we find ourselves needing to redirect all traffic from one domain, no matter what page is hit, to a completely different domain.

E.g. 

www.olddomain.com/whatever.html

www.olddomain.com/somethingelse.php

www.olddomain.com/anotherthing.htm

Would all need to redirect to:

www.some-other-domain.com

To do this, you can add the following to your .htaccess file:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^olddomain.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.olddomain.com$
RewriteRule (.*)$ http://www.some-other-domain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
</IfModule>

If processed correctly, you should now have a global direct from one domain to the other now in place.…

11 reasons why your Shopify store is failing and how to fix it.

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.…

Las Vegas Shopify Design & Customization Services

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.


Shopify Fosdick IntegrationProject 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.…

How to update Header in WordPress

To update the Header in WordPress you simply hover over the image you want to change and hit the “x”:

Then, select “Add image” and choose your new image. You can also edit the Title.

Note: Images should be 1800 x 440 or 1800 x 240.…

How to Update Rotator in WordPress

To update the Rotator in WordPress you simply hover over the image you want to change and hit the “x”:

Then, select “Add image” and choose your new image:

Note: images should be 1800 x 650 or 1800 x 480.…

CS-Cart Author and Bookseller Addons

Another case study we’d like to feature is one where we added multiple authors and artists to CS-Cart Product searches and product detail pages.

This allows users to click on any one of the authors or artists and see all products that the author or artist is associated with. This appears at the CSCart product details page as well as the search results and filters.

Case study: CS-Cart: Fantagraphics Books

Website: https://www.fantagraphics.com

Functionality and Features:

  • Search and filter by artists and authors
  • Assign multiple authors or artists to a single product (book)
  • Specifications, press, book excerpts and description tabs
  • Discount buying club, memberships w/ access control, digital downloads and more

Case study: CS-Cart: StuartNg Books

Website: https://www.stuartngbooks.com

Functionality and Features:

  • Search and filter by artists and authors
  • Assign multiple authors or artists to a single product (book)

Need help with a custom feature or function?…