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Speed matters

We are humans, we hate waiting.

Therefore, speed matters in every action we take. In fact, speed seems to be hidden in our mental approaches (it probably has something to do with adrenaline).

Speed sensation relies on multiple factors. The first one is obviously speed itself. But the second one that comes right next is clarity, understanding things quickly, feeling confident. We often instantaneously have feelings and follow them. Thanks to some signs, we know we are in the right place, we know we will find what we are looking for, etc.. 

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What distinguishes Creator Five from Photo Web Shop?

Koffeeware provides two main products, Creator Five and Photo Web Shop. We get often asked how do Creator Five and Photo Web Shop really differentiate? Some information to better understand which suits best your needs.

To make it simple, on one hand, Photo Web Shop is a turnkey e-commerce environment to create photo products centric web shops. On the other hand, Creator Five is an online tool to provide for product customization functionnalities.Photo Web Shop provides the complete environment to manage the pages of your web site, the products’ database as wel as everything related to the orders and some marketing tools.

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New HTML5 demo site released

Our redesigned demo site is now up and running. As the majority of our customers’ web sites have been updated to HTML5 so is now our demo web site.

This new web site demonstrates what HTML5 can bring to your online photo products shop using four examples of product families: photo books, mobile phone cases, prints, cards and calendars. All these families of products benefit from the latest in-browser technology for a simple path to product customization.

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OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability issue

As a follow-up of the Heartbleed vulnerability issue, we have reviewed all Koffeeware services for impact for the issue described in CVE-2014-0160.

A short explanation of the Heartbleed issue

For over two years, the Internet’s most popular implementation of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol has contained a critical defect that allowed attackers to pluck account passwords, authentication cookies, and other sensitive data out of the private server memory of websites. Koffeeware sites were among the millions of web sites using the OpenSSL library, and thus affected by this vulnerability.

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Codabi, a random code list generator

Being a provider of photo e-commerce solutions, we have had to be able to provide various marketing tools. Among these marketing tools, all kind of coupons were soon needed.

Using a third party tool to generate the lists and then having to import them into our environment would soon have been time consuming. We therefore took the time to write our own random code list generator as a side-project.

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SaaS and photo e-commerce

Why SaaS?

SaaS applications are seen as Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. In other words, SaaS applications run on the SaaS provider’s servers, the provider taking care of the application’s functionality, security, availability, and performance allowing the customer to focus on his core business.

SaaS customers have no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update. Access to applications is easy: You only need a comfortable Internet connection.

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