Over the past years, digitalization has been a buzzword for many companies, as they try to take advantage of new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud environments, to improve operations, centralize data, and enhance customer engagement.
With the increasing digitalization of all aspects of our lives, some interesting business models have emerged in payment processing, which aim to enable merchants reach more customers. In this article, I will explore some of these new approaches to payment processing – payment facilitators and marketplaces.
After a brief introduction into the basics of these models, the emphasis will be on what they practically mean for businesses (merchants), as well as their customers, and why they are so important in the increasingly digitalized today’s world. I will discuss some important differences between payment facilitators and marketplaces, considering some use cases when appropriate.
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Have you ever heard of Docker? Dockers play with containers, but in the IT world, they run them.
Today, the applications technology stack is very complex, with multiple programming languages and frameworks, not to mention that application development already became much more than just coding. Now, the circle between coding and go-to production has very different phases (build, test, etc.), with various tools. Handling such a complex ecosystem is very hard and painful; maybe that pain is the reason why we have Docker. It tries to reduce our pain in the process of delivering a modern application, while reducing needed time and money to go live.
In the previous blog post about JHipster, you’ve already learned how JHipster works, and what are its main benefits. JHipster generates awesome codebase, but some things in the code could be improved manually. Luckily, it’s not hard to make the most out of those improvements. There are some things I wish I'd known when I started using JHipster. In this blog post, I’ll share my experience on why we use JHipster and how I’d use that knowledge to change some parts of JHipster generated code.