What is WooCommerce?

Lately, the buzz word for e-commerce is WooCommerce. So what’s WooCommerce? And is WooCommerce the right solution for your organization? Let’s begin with the basics of WooCommerce. It is an open source plugin designed for WordPress users who want to customize their sites fully with the power of e-commerce but also using WordPress as their backbone and content management system (CMS). Unlike other e-commerce platforms, WooCommerce needs WordPress in order to fulfill its full potential. You can’t take advantage of WooCommerce without first using WordPress to build on your store.

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End-user Computing

With the advances in cloud computing and its services such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), business analysts and citizen developers can create programs and apps without knowing codes or program languages. From the development side, there is rapid application development (RAD) and low code no code (LC/NC) to assist people without technical or coding knowledge to be able to write and develop applications. Its advantage gives the rise of rapid prototyping and fast feedback over long drawn-out processes. Furthermore, it enables citizen developers to solve everyday problems without reaching out to the IT department.

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Google Analytics 4

Google announced a new version of Google Analytics 4 (GA4). All standard Universal Analytics properties will stop collecting data on July 1, 2023, and 360 Universal Analytics will stop collecting data on October 1, 2023. As a result of this, developers, designers and marketers need to transition to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) as soon as possible, and don’t wait till the last minute in order to have some historical data once July 1, 2023 comes. You will be able to download Universal Analytics historical data for at least six months, and after that time, it will be cut off
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Citizen Developers

The latest buzzword on the Internet is citizen developers in an ever evolving landscape of new technologies, new words, and new phrases. But what is a citizen developer? According to Gartner Glossary, a citizen developer is an employee who creates application capabilities for consumption by themselves or others, using tools that are not actively forbidden by IT or business units. A citizen developer is a persona, not a title or targeted role. They report to a business unit or function other than IT. All citizen developers are business technologists. However, all business technologists are not necessarily citizen developers. There is no required designation of proficiency or time allocation for citizen developers but they must be legal employees of an organization. In a nutshell, a citizen developer is a business professional that is not IT or IT-trained professional in such fields as marketing, finance, accounting, operational, human resources and others, who see opportunities for using technologies to improve efficiency and functionality in a digital transformation era. They are the first ones to see the problem, and are able to come up with a solution on their own without going through the IT department.

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Is Low Code No Code (LC/NC) the Future?

From a previous post Benefits and/or Drawbacks AI-powered Code Assistant Such As GitHub Copilot provided many examples, benefits, drawbacks with AI-powered assistant that enables developers and engineers to be more efficient in coding. With shortage of specialized skills, strong labor demand, and the great resignation of 2022, some estimates nearly 57 million people have quit this year. Because of the pandemic, employees have re-prioritized and re-examined their personal and professional life. In turn, there is a real challenge to complete IT projects, or IT projects are “shelved” for an extended period of time. This can lead to being less competitive and losing its edge.

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