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Relational DBs are the new black

By Hagen - March 2018

This article pits the custom relational databases against off the shelf, “configurable” systems. The argument will be made that the configurability of off the shelf systems often has mostly drawbacks, with none of the so called “benefits”.


5 e-commerce trends for 2018

By Hagen - December 2017

In the coming years, 2017 might be looked at as the year that e-commerce in South Africa finally reached main stream. For years now, South Africa has been lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of e-commerce adoption, but - to a large extent - no more.


The case against Magento

By Hagen - November 2017

There is no doubt that there is a lot of hype around Magento, especially with the release of Magento 2. Among many business people and product owners, there is the perception that it “just works” and that you can just install any plugin your heart desires and away you go.