July 21, 2008
Successful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.
One day, you might be doing your holiday shopping from your car. Elastic Path believes the future of digital commerce will follow the shopping experience, going beyond websites to a new era of smart devices, even ones inside your car. The Vancouver-based ecommerce company just received $8 million in financing, which will go toward supporting the company's Cortex API, a hypermedia platform that extends the shopping experience to multiple devices. Toronto’s Wellington Financial provided the financing.
One of the challenges with building an application these days is the number of dependencies that application will actually have on other applications. Ideally in order to know how that application will actually perform application developers would be able to test their application against the application it depends on running in production. The odds of that happening, however, are slim to none, especially if that other application is running as a cloud service that has to be always available to end users.