The Importance of Regression Testing

    January 15, 2014 3:47 PM

    Agile Methodology seems to be the favored approach when an organization has to make frequent releases to production and requires a faster release process with new changes, improvement, or functionalities in each release to production. Regression testing is an important step in the complete testing process, one that re-tests the already-functional parts of a software project after each release. After any improvement, new functionality, or bug fix, it is crucial for the tester to make sure that other fully-working processes in the software application are still working as expected before it heads out to production.

    posted by Satpal Kaur

    Integrating Adobe Experience Manager with Google Tag Manager

    January 8, 2014 4:35 PM

    Using a tag management system (TMS) streamlines the processes for integrating your content management system with other marketing technologies. If you use Google Analytics with your Adobe Experience Manager implementation, I highly recommend looking at Google Tag Manager, Google’s new TMS, as a way to create value by increasing marketing agility.

    posted by Ryan Lunka

    Say Hello to the New Application Support Team

    December 30, 2013 4:06 AM

    We have seen interest from clients who need additional support for their brand new custom AEM/CQ app, and in mid-2013 we formed an application support team.  The team is chartered to help clients resolve the inevitable issues that arise after transitioning a custom Adobe AEM/CQ app from the project development team.   Working closely with CITYTECH’s Managed Services team, App Support is able to provide end-to-end service for all client issues.

    posted by Mike Motherway

    Strategies For Fixing Misplaced AEM/CQ5 Edit Bars

    December 13, 2013 8:12 PM

    When building content components for an Adobe Experience Manager (CQ5) implementation, there are two basic ways you can configure author interaction with those components. One of them, the edit bar, can create some challenges for component developers who are trying to be cognizant of the content author’s user experience.

    posted by Ryan Lunka

    CVE-2013-4810: a(nother) Hack that Needn’t Happen

    November 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    When a computer “hack” gets syndicated by Tripwire, you know it's getting bad. The latest bad news comes from reading that a popular, open source application server is the target. [1]  Ideally, you should have leaned back in your chair with a sigh of relief, but given the plethora of hearsay, articles, and blogs, it was clear that public reaction wasn’t one of relief.  

    posted by Justin Pittman

    Responsive Image Rundown

    November 19, 2013 6:26 PM

    Since the explosion of the mobile web and the rise of responsive web design, the elephant in the room has been images. Why is that? 1. Mobile devices typically have limited bandwidth 2. Mobile devices have limited processing power

    posted by KC Dunstan

    Application Performance Management

    November 18, 2013 7:30 PM

    CITYTECH, Inc. has partnered with OC Systems, who provides a great product called RootCause Transaction Instrumentation (RTI), as their Application Management (APM) Solution, which is designed to support the performance of mission critical applications.  We were introduced to OC Systems and RTI through our mutual relationship with Red Hat and JBoss.  Since learning about their offering, we have worked with many clients who have been able to find a significant amount of value in implementing RTI.

    posted by Melissa Geoffrion

    AWS Cross-Zone Load Balancing solves Akamai DNS caching

    November 12, 2013 8:26 PM

    AWS's Elastic Load Balancers (ELBs) have often had issues with services that cache DNS lookups.  Akamai is an example of one service where we have had to deal with this.  As you may already know, lookups against an ELB's DNS address can return several IPs, and each of these IPs correspond to a particular Availability Zone (AZ).  This offers you the conventional DNS round-robin method of load balancing.   When these IPs are cached, however, there have often been problems with Akamai edge servers.  

    posted by Michael Chan

    Content Optimization Using Testing and Targeting

    November 7, 2013 2:19 PM

    Testing and targeting are two hot strategies for web content optimization. They are also often misunderstood, misused, or disregarded. This post will provide a 10,000-foot view of testing, targeting, and content optimization. This isn’t anything new or groundbreaking, but it’s something that many marketers don't "get". My goal is to help you understand what they are and why they are important. Then we can talk about putting these strategies into action.

    posted by Ryan Lunka

    Making User Experience Personal

    November 5, 2013 3:17 PM

    Everyday when I walk to work I pass by this display for the new MOTO X phone which has a cool, interactive display that lets you build and customize the phone.  Their whole goal for this new phone is to not be the top of the line in specs or power, but to deliver a great user experience.  To be personal.  You can customize the colors and accents of the phone and even add your own little tag line to the outside casing.  The goal is to make you feel more connected to your phone because you made it yours.  This reminds me of how we want our online experiences to be -- personal.

    posted by Fred Faulkner

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