AC Spotlight - Heather Craig

(The following article is property of Avenue Code, LLC, and was originally published with permission at TotalRetail on August 28, 2018.) 

Heather Craig, head of retail experience at thredUP, talks with us about the rapid growth the consignment shop is achieving by building on a unique business model with customer-oriented technologies and a spin on a physical retail presence.

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Prototype Inheritance in JavaScript

JavaScript uses a prototypal inheritance model, and this can be a little confusing for developers coming from class-based languages such as Java or C++. Prototype inheritance is simple but yet a powerful model. In this post, we are going to talk a little bit about it and how it is built in JS. If you haven't used a prototypical model before, don't be intimidated - we'll break it down!

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Understanding the JavaScript Concurrency Model

You have probably heard of terms like “V8,” “event loop,” “call stack,” and “callback queue.” In this post, we are going to examine what these terms mean, how they relate to one another, and, more generally, how JavaScript works. Javascript is a powerful language that has stood the test of time and continues to gain popularity. By cultivating a strong understanding of its core concepts, you'll be able to write better code and better apps.

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AC Spotlight - Aaron Zagha

(The following article is property of Avenue Code, LLC, and was originally published with permission at TotalRetail on August 21, 2018.) 

Aaron Zagha is the head of e-commerce, international at Teleflora, an online floral retailer. In this interview, Zagha shares his unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of globally expanding an e-commerce company that has been in business since 1934.

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AHP - A Group Decision Making Technique

Have you ever found your team or group in a situation where you had to make a complex decision? Maybe you came to an impasse, unable to decide between two or more options, or maybe you selected one and still doubted whether you had evaluated all possible pros and cons. Well, what if I told you that there's a way to easily use a little math and psychology to organize and rank your options to determine the best solution? 

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