As Drupal experts, we could not have missed the biggest community events around Drupal in China. We are proud to have sponsored the two latest Drupal camps in China, it was a lot of fun! We've met new friends and can't wait for the next Drupal camp!
If you live in a part of the world where Google is blocked (China, for example), it's likely that you suffer hostnames that don't reliably resolve inside your Docker containers. This is because Docker containers are configured by default to hit Google nameservers for hostname lookups.
We don't stress it enough: it is vital for any e-Commerce targeting the Chinese market (whether based in China or not) to integrate the local preferred payment methods. It's great to have Visa and Paypal but don't expect your online shop to take off with only these. In China, Union Pay, Alipay and WeChat wallet rule. Fortunately, there are some ways to connect Chinese payment gateways to your e-Commerce and we're proud to have created a WooCommerce plugin so your customers can benefit from all the major and preferred Chinese and international payment options.
Last year at IT Consultis, we've incorporated Docker in our workflow. Of course it first changed our routine as we had to review some internal processes and give time for everybody to get familiar with the technology. But once all that was set up, Docker allowed us to develop, deploy, test and run applications much faster than we use to. The timeline between writing the code and running it was greatly shortened.
With the obsession of increasing sales and surfing on the digital wave, China is currently the playground for O2O startups, with Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) as their main investors. For the past few years, companies connecting users to stores have been popping up and filling our screens with loads of discounts. From food delivery with Dianping to having a professional masseuse coming to your place, Chinese consumers have never been more glued to their screens.
Every company, start-up or multinational, face the same challenge when it comes to recruiting: the problem of how to wade through all the unqualified candidates, wasted resources and misspent time to find the perfect new addition to your professional team.
What if there were a way to kill two birds with one stone: to vastly cut down on the time and resources that go into hiring, and to find most of the right candidates?
This year's Singles Day proved it again, marketplaces rule the e-Commerce world in China. But outside these marketplaces, brands sometimes misvalue or even forget to invest in the channel that stands right in front of them: their own website.