Archives for October 2014

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 […]

Mobile Apps: Deciding Which App Type Is Best

As a mobile developer, picking the right platform for your mobile applications is an important decision.  Once you’ve decided on a platform, the most important decision is whether to go with a mobile web, native, or hybrid application. This article will help you decide which of these types is best for you by comparing them […]

Innovation Program – Now Accepting Applications

Many of you have probably already heard of Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program, our new accelerator program designed to help entrepreneurs and start-ups developing solutions for small businesses. Our doors opened for the first class at the beginning of the summer (doors which open up into the InnoLoft, our new 30,000 sq. ft. state […]