Java and MongoDB 4.0 Support for Multi-document ACID Transactions

This article was originally published on MongoDB. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Introduction MongoDB 4.0 adds support for multi-document ACID transactions. But wait… Does that mean MongoDB did not support transactions until now? No, actually MongoDB has always supported transactions in the form of single …

Line up of speakers announced for Workplace Trends: Research Spring Summit

The research-driven Workplace Trends Spring Summit returns for 2019. We have two sessions with invited guest speakers, our keynote and the after lunch debate. Following a recent Call for Abstracts and a blind peer review by our two moderators for the day, Nigel Oseland (Workplace Unlimited) and Mark Eltringham (Workplace …

Far too few people cycle to work despite promotion and investment in infrastructure

In spite of the government investing £1.2 billion into cycling, new research claims that it is still only a few people who are cycling to work, with many citing nervousness about cycling in traffic as the reason. A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the …

Procrastinators: Here’s How to Get Cheap Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween procrastinators, you’re in luck: Many of the big Halloween costume and decoration retailers have last-minute sales going on right now. Sure, you could wait until November 1 to scoop up whatever cheap Halloween costumes and decor are left over at a steep discount and use them next year, but …

Why Your Start-Up Is Missing the Mark (And How You Can Fix It)

If it wasn’t hard enough to get your business started, how’s the difficulty level of keeping it going? Marketing and branding get pushed to the back burner, the website never works and people fail to pay on time. If this sounds familiar, you may want to reevaluate your business management …

Digital marketing lessons from 4 health and wellness brands

Successful entrepreneurs know how important it is to keep an eye on other brands. Whether they’re in your industry or not, their efforts can offer valuable digital marketing lessons you can use for your own company. Here, we take a look at digital marketing lessons that can be learned from …

The 4 Types Of Social Media Spammers – Which One Are You?

One of the worst things about spam, whether traditional email spam or today’s more prevalent social media spam is that it preys on the inexperienced and most vulnerable user. They typically don’t know what they don’t know and therefore are easily taken advantage of by others. New social media users …

CBS All Access places two-season order for animated series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

CBS’ streaming plans have become even more Trek-centric with the announcement of a two-season order for a half-hour animated series called “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” Many Star Trek fans will probably recognize “Lower Decks” as the title of a popular “Next Generation” episode about four junior officers on the Enterprise, …

How to use your small business website to remind customers to buy local

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Nov. 18, 2016. It was updated on Oct. 30, 2018. We’re approaching that time of year when buyers and sellers give small businesses some love in the media. If your business is based locally in a community where you live, play and work, …

How 3 frozen dessert shops stay hot during the winter months

Why would we want to eat a frozen dessert during the winter months? In 2017, food resource website Spoon University made the not-so-scientific argument that winter is actually the best season to eat ice cream. The products are in stock at the grocery store, lines are nonexistent, and there’s no …

Sign up for Spotify’s $15/month plan, get a free Google Home Mini

Spotify’s got a new promotion to entice users to sign up for a Premium Family plan. Commit to $15 a month for up to six members, and the streaming service will toss in a free Google Home Mini. It’s an interesting promotion from the standpoint of Spotify and Google’s growing …

How the way we interact with technology is changing the way we think

We are all familiar with the emoticon, the little symbol we use to strengthen whatever it is we really mean or would like to convey in a text, chat, message or email. The symbols have become more important as these forms of communication have supplanted some forms of face to …

How to modify the hosts file on Windows and Mac

If you’ve been around the internet for more than 10 minutes, you already know that computers find each other using unique numerical addresses, or internet protocol (IP) addresses. The domain name system (DNS) serves as the telephone directory that a computer uses to look up the IP address associated with a …

Call Me, Maybe? How to Hire Friendly, Unflappable Reps for Your Phone Support Jobs

Tales of amazing customer service support calls can live in infamy. I had lunch with some store owners a couple years ago and the topic of Uline’s amazing customer service came up. One of the guys at the table gushed at how quickly they pick up the phone. He promptly …

Two-Year Degrees From These 19 Colleges Could Earn You $75,000 a Year — or More

You don’t need to spend four years getting a bachelor’s degree from a costly university in order to make a living. If you choose a college carefully, you can cut your time in school in half and still earn an impressive paycheck. That’s according to PayScale’s 2018-2019 College Salary Report, …

Google CEO highlights corporate changes following walkouts

This time last week, Google employees held massive walkouts across the country to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment in the wake of a damning New York Times piece. This morning, CEO Sundar Pichai sent a note to employees about the events that was also shared via the company’s …

A new approach to office design is redefining our relationship with property

At the end of the 18th Century it was becoming apparent that overpopulation was something the human race would need to address for perhaps the first time. Advances in technology and the urbanisation that followed the Industrial Revolution had created a new set of challenges. These were most famously laid out …

10 productivity strategies for eCommerce pros

The eCommerce industry is demanding, requiring even casual entrepreneurs to spend countless hours and significant effort polishing their websites to perfection. There are plenty of articles providing tips for how to get higher conversion rates, increase engagement, and make your products visible to your target audience. But sometimes we focus too …

Common tax scams targeting small business owners

This post was originally published on Jan. 28, 2015, and was updated on Feb. 20, 2019. Scam artists love preying on small businesses, but yours doesn’t have to be one of them. Here are the most prevalent tax scams targeting small businesses this tax season. Related: Understanding online security threats 6 …