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  • eBay Increases Listing Completion Rate by 30% by Porting Barcode Scanner to the Web With WebAssembly

    EBay recently reported a positive business outcome by using WebAssembly to deliver a code scanning feature to its mobile web users. The Draft Completion Rate for sellers’ listing increased by 30% by porting the in-house C++ scanning library to WebAssembly, and using it concurrently with two competing solutions.

  • Safari 11.1 in iOS 11.3 Enables Payment Request API

    In the 11.3 version of iOS, released Thursday, March 29, Apple included version 11.1 of Safari which enables the Payment Request API. This allows web developers to allow users to make payments with saved credit cards and mobile wallets, streamlining payment and checkout flows. With Android already supporting it, the Payment Request API is now available for 98% of the US and UK mobile markets.

  • Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Delivery System

    On March 1st, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a patent application by Walmart that describes a “Smart Package” system built upon blockchain technology to aid in the tracking of packages between sellers, couriers and buyers. The patent also has references to autonomous vehicle systems and IoT sensors.

  • The Architecture of Multi-Enterprise Business Applications

    Jack Greenfield gave a presentation at the last PDC on the architecture of Multi-Enterprise Business Applications. He sees MEBAs as being applicable to a large number of industries and processes. In the presentation he introduced a MEBA model-driven framework that his team has set out to build.

  • KonaKart: Free Java-based online shopping cart

    KonaKart, a free Java-based online shopping cart, just released version InfoQ spoke with KonaKart founder Paolo Sidoli to learn more about this release, and how KonaKart fits into the online shopping cart space.

  • Interview: Dan Pritchett on Architecture at eBay

    Dan Pritchett gives us an inside look into the decisions behind one of the largest scale architectures in the world: eBay. In explaining how the scale of eBay turns simple requirements a complex engineering problem, he walks us through the technical and organizational challenges of managing eBay's architecture.

  • Rails Powering Online Shopping Evolution

    First JadedPixel wows us with Shopify, then this week Dylan Stamat and Jonathan Siegel announce, a new web service that they wrote using Rails in just six weeks. Both apps are making waves in greater web universe.

  • Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on SOA in Practice

    In an interview conducted by Jim Gray, CTO Werner Vogels provides background information on's service-oriented technology platform.