HTML5 has been around for some time. It suddenly has come a new buzzword for online photo businesses. Put simply, for non involved people, HTML5 sounds like just another version of that underlying language for web pages. Not really the stuff everybody feels concerned about.
But HTML5 has far more implications, some of which are highly beneficial to online photo services.
A short explanation, 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.
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.
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.