News Archive / Projects

August 2016

Modern Customer Portal for eCommerce provider

We supported an eCommerce provider in the migration of more than a million customers to a new customer self-service portal. The new portal comprises a single-page application (SPA) in JavaScript that accesses the Java backend via a Hypermedia REST API (HATEOAS). Parts of the existing portal were integrated into the new portal to retain the complete functionality in corner cases.

July 2016

Relaunch and migration of an eCommerce shop

We fully integrated an acquired eCommerce store into an existing Hybris shop system, migrating the complete customer account data, including addresses and vouchers. The goal: to allow expansion of the international customer base. The migration was performed without any need for downtime in the target shop, with the fully automated Hybris import running on multiple servers. By migrating the password-encoding algorithm, the migration was also transparent for customers. CMS content and individual icon sprites allow the new integrated shop to be individually branded.

April 2016

B2B online shop relaunch

We completely rebuilt the online shop for a restaurant supplies wholesaler on the basis of the Hybris Commerce Accelerator, migrating existing data from the old system. This both eradicated technical debt and laid the foundations for a significant increase in non-food products. We supported this extension by adapting the various backend systems to the requirements of a very heterogeneous product range. The new online shop features completely reworked user experience with responsive design and navigation optimized for the product range, as well as improved maintenance of editorial content.

March 2016

SW360 and FOSSology

SW360 is a software component catalogue application developed by TNG. Recently, we updated SW360 to Java8 and newer versions of Tomcat, Liferay, Thrift and others. We made code and deployment ready for publication on github and developed new features.

Also the open source license scanner FOSSology has been further improved. For parts of it, we cooperated with the Linux Foundation.

March 2016

Modern Routing for Legacy PHP Application

We replaced the existing static routing in a PHP customer portal for a telecommunications company. The new implementation uses a URL-based routing layer based on the Symfony framework. This enables our customer to define meaningful URLs, simplifying end customers' experience and further optimizing pages for search engines.

November 2015

Open Source Publication

A JSON schema generator for REST interfaces, developed in co-operation with a customer using Jersey and Java 8, was published as an open source project on Github: github.com/Mercateo/rest-schemagen. The software flexibly supplies REST resources with HATEOAS support. The definitions of links and rights are configured directly in the Java code.

November 2015

Internationalization for an IoT Project

We supported an international consumer device manufacturer in the introduction of a central system for internationalization, localization and content preparation for the IoT (Internet of Things). We supported the specification as well as optimizing the backlog and the agile process. We also contributed to development, enabling the product to be rolled out for new countries in 2015.

June 2015

eCommerce

For an internationally active merchant we consolidated the web presence of the online shop and high street stores into a common system. It is now possible to develop and maintain cross-channel offers consistently using just one eCommerce platform.

May 2015

Project | Jersey | Guice

We assumed the overall project lead in a strategic project for an eCommerce provider, as well as the Product Owner role for one of the three participating Scrum teams. We are additionally supporting the development in Java 8, Jersey and Guice with several people.

May 2015

eCommerce

We switched the product index for a large online fashion retailer from a proprietary commercial solution to a self-hosted Elastic Search based solution. As well as considerable operational cost savings, we also accelerated the page delivery speed by 30%.

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