This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Mid-market Leading E-commerce Software Vendor Releases MerchantSpace Commerce 2.9 VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, April 22, 2004 -- Ekkon Technologies, the developers of MerchantSpace Commerce, today announced an optimized version of its mid-market leading Java e-commerce software has been released. Building on the overwhelming global adoption of MerchantSpace Commerce 2.8, version 2.9 further solidifies its position as the leading mid-market e-commerce solution for the J2EE platform. �We are extremely excited about this release,� said Harry Chemko, CEO, Ekkon Technologies. �We set out to prove that MerchantSpace could look as professional and perform as effectively and efficiently as enterprise ecommerce solutions costing over ten times as much. Based on customer feedback so far, I think we have done that.� Some notable changes found within version 2.9 of the Java based e-commerce framework are: cross-selling - the ability to recommend related products to those currently being viewed or purchased; inventory management - the ability to manage current stock levels, reserve stock quantities, set stock re-order levels, and deliver out of stock notifications; performance enhancements � optimized database queries; reduced complexity � custom category and product attributes can now be added with a single line of code; and an enhanced default framework store. The biggest change in version 2.9 is the notable usability enhancements in the out-of-the-box e-commerce store. The default store demonstrates the professionalism that can be achieved with MerchantSpace Commerce. �We recognize that many customers do not have the time or resources to invest in usability analysis. We feel it is our responsibility to give MerchantSpace Commerce customers as much of an advantage as possible,� said Dave Koo, VP Product Development, Ekkon Technologies. �Even though MerchantSpace Commerce ships with full access to the Java e-commerce source code, we took considerable steps in improving the default storefront and shopping cart workflow that ships with the product.� By focusing on making version 2.9 a superior end-user experience, customers deploying MerchantSpace Commerce will immediately reap the benefits. About MerchantSpace MerchantSpace Commerce is a product of Ekkon Technologies based in Vancouver, Canada. It is Java based e-commerce software that assists companies in maximizing revenues, reducing costs, and streamlining business processes. Deployed to customers globally, MerchantSpace Commerce has excelled in integrated commerce efforts for both B2B and B2C organizations. With a commitment to the J2EE standard, enterprise level e-commerce with multiple platform and database support is accessible to any company. MerchantSpace has provided value to internationally recognized brands such as Proctor & Gamble, Capezio Balletmakers, A&W Restaurants and Grant Thornton LLP. To find out more about MerchantSpace, please visit the website. [ April 21, 2004: Message edited by: Jason Billingsley ]