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You want your production releases to go live on a stable, fully-supported platform. And if you are in active development, you need to know the risks and prepare for updates and changes on pre-release versions and also on versions that may not have Long-Term Support (LTS). In this post, we decode the Microsoft release cycle numbering schema for the .NET Core framework.
What if you designed an interactive, animated app for browsers and smartphones that allowed folks to visually assemble a pizza and track it online … that would be really cool right? Well, yes … but how do you make an app like that fully “accessible and compliant” to the visually impaired? Domino's Pizza is taking that question to the Supreme Court.
We are strong proponents of website accessibility compliance. There are a few issues that need to be navigated. In addition to competing state and jurisdictional differences in compliance regulation, there has been a rash of frivolous and boilerplate legal threat letters and even full lawsuits. But as the courts learn about the problem, they are pushing back and some recent case precedents are good news. Here's the latest info.
We build a lot of successful websites for businesses and enterprise organizations. Sometimes our existing customers ask, and sometimes friends and associates ask, “Do we need a new website?” But that’s not the right question. Actually, you need to start with three questions first.
Some recent events have demonstrated some of the challenges that can come from these arrangements. Twice in the last week we have been asked to jump in and help when a system or process has been disrupted by the hosting environment or the environment has not been available to assist when a disruption has occurred, resulting in significant outages, unnecessary heartache and costs, and more than a few sleepless nights for our customers’ in-house IT teams. When we’re asked about what’s important to consider when choosing a hosting provider, here’s what we say.
We still get asked this question all the time. Once we have helped a customer build their application or website, they want our advice on where they should they put it. It’s a great question, because the “right” answer has changed over time as project requirements and hosting technologies have changed. And even today the answer can be different depending on your individual business needs and the industry that you are in. So, let’s start with a brief overview of the differences between the four broad categories of application and website hosting and then drill down to discover what our go-to recommendation is for most businesses today.