Featured Integration: XYDO Content Curation

XYDO (xydocuration.com) can help find relevant, trending content from across the internet that your customers will love. XYDO processes hundreds of thousands of articles each day from blogs, news sites, and well known publishers, and provides you with the tools to find the pieces that are most relevant and interesting to your audience.  XYDO’s integration makes […]

November 21-22: Social Innovation Hackathon

Social Innovation Hackathon organized by UCB School of Information is a unique type of hackathon. Now in its 2nd year, Social Innovation Hackathon makes its goal to build technology solutions for real-world social issues and causes. Social Innovation Hackathon focuses on social impact and change and allows participants to literally “hack for good”. The organizers’ […]

November 17-19: RubyConf

San Diego in November? Yes, please. However, what is more important than this attractive factor is the fact that RubyConf has been the main annual gathering of Rubyists from around the world since 2001. Focused on fostering the Ruby programming language and the robust community that has sprung up around it, RubyConf brings together Rubyists […]

Creating Dynamic Content Using the CTCT API

Dynamic content – What is it? Why do I want to know about it? Campaigns that include content personalized to each subscriber are shown to have a higher engagement level with their audience. Merging dynamic content into a campaign is a like a 3 step dance, a waltz. Get ready, on three… Step_One:rsrrpac Decide what dynamic content […]

Reactive, Component-based UIs with React

Managing UI complexity is hard. State exists on the server, in browser memory and in the DOM, all mutating over time. Keeping it in sync is easy at first, but as you dial up the interactivity things get buggy and fragile. Is there a simpler way? We’ll look at building apps that minimize mutable state […]

Support Ending for TLS v1.0 RC4 Cipher and SSL v3.0

The Constant Contact API will no longer support RC4 cipher suite in TLS v1.0 and SSL v3.0 when establishing secure connections. What they are Transaction Layer Security (TLS) protocol v1.0 RC4 cipher suite – original release of the successor to SSL v3.0, detailed in RFC 2246. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) v3.0 is a protocol used […]

Java SimpleDateFormat and Thread Safety

Multi-threading is always a challenge when developing large-scale applications. In Java, the SimpleDateFormat class is wonderfully easy to use, but can be spectacularly dangerous and unpredictable in a multi-threaded application. The use of the SimpleDateFormat class as a static data member or in an enum are important to safeguard. Wrapping it in a thread-safe class […]

Recapping the 2nd Annual Engineers4Engineers Conference

Last month, over 325 engineers from the southern New England software development community converged on Constant Contact’s Small Business InnoLoft for the second annual Engineers4Engineers (E4E) conference. Fourteen speakers from all over the US and UK, including 3 Constant Contact engineers, spoke on topics concerning JavaScript, DevOps, and product development. The day was packed with […]

Featured Integration: StayClassy – Fundraising Software for Nonprofits

StayClassy helps nonprofits and social impact organizations raise money and build long-lasting relationships with supporters online, and provides the tools to convert those supporters into donors, recurring donors, and powerful fundraisers advocating on your behalf. The platform provides unlimited donation forms, peer-to-peer fundraising, and event registration pages that can be used to engage supporters with […]

Introducing Webhooks for Constant Contact

In our recent September release  we announced the release of core API endpoints for our new webhooks API feature.  All of us on the API team are really excited to announce the release of our first set of webhooks topics and full API endpoints. But some of you may be asking, “What are webhooks and […]