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Top 10 Mobile Application Development Companies Around the World - 30 Nov 2015 20:44


[[html]]September 29, 2015 By Jennifer Brown in Business Miscellaneous Smartphones/Mobile Applications <br><br><img width="400" height="266" src="" class="attachment-single-page-featured wp-post-image" alt="Photo Credit: KROMKRATHOG via"/><br><br>Photo Credit: KROMKRATHOG via<br><br>Mobile apps have become extremely popular in todays scene, which is largely dominated by Smartphones, tablets and other personal gadgets. Behind the success of these mobile apps are mobile app development companies, which toil behind the scene to come up with some of the most fantastic apps.<br><br>Several mobile app development companies have set up shop across the world looking at the demand of mobile apps across the spectrum. These mobile app development companies produce some of the best mobile apps that the world has seen. Who can forget some successful apps such as Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. These apps rule the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world. Let us look at some of the best-in-class mobile apps developers that rule the mobile apps development industry on a global basis.<br><br>1. Sega<br><br>Sega is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies. The company cultivates creative talent worldwide with offices in several cities around the world including the U.S., Japan, and their European headquarters in London. The U.K.-based studios include Sports Interactive as well.<br><br>2. King<br><br>King is a social games company. It is also the largest game developer in the history of, where it launched its popular game Candy Crush Saga. This game was launched on Kings website in March 2011 and subsequently on Facebook in April 2012. Following the success of the game on Facebook, it was subsequently launched on mobile (iOS and Android) in November 2012.<br><br>3. Mobiers<br><br>Mobiers is a globally recognized IT company that provides efficient as well as professional mobile app development solutions to clients all across the world. The company is well equipped with the latest technologies and is aware of the current and futuristic market trends and delivers high performance bespoke mobile applications for businesses.<br><br>4. Apptentive<br><br>This company is competent ISO certified developer of mobility solutions. The company holds strong expertise with 200-plus applications dominating the mobile scene currently. The company is active in domains such as wearables, augmented, healthcare, mCommerce, social networking, enterprise and many more across various fields such as iOS, Android, Windows, HTML5 and other platforms.<br><br>5. Willow Tree, Inc.<br><br>As an award winning mobile design and development agency, it is one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company, which was founded in 2007, has already designed and developed 300-plus mobile solutions across every major platform including iOS, Android, desktop and mobile Web, and Windows. Notable clients include GE, J&amp;J, AOL, Time Warner, University of Virginia, and others.<br><br>6. Bay Interactive<br><br>This is a full service app development studio based in San Francisco. The company offers complete custom development services for iphone, iPad, and the Android mobile platforms. The company services leading companies such as Symantec, McAfee, EMC, PG&amp;E, and others.<br><br>7. IntellectSoft<br><br>An award-winning mobile application engineering company, IntellectSoft builds business critical applications for enterprise clients. The company is comprised of more than 100 mobile specialists, and is spread across five offices around the world including London, Soho, and Silicon Valley. The company also offers custom app development to ongoing maintenance. Since 2007, the company has delivered more than 250 enterprise mobile projects for some of the topmost clients in the world including EuroStar, Guinness, LOreal, Harley Davidson, Jaguar, the NHS, Bombardier, and other companies.<br><br>8. PHD Labs<br><br>PHD Labs, which is based in XYZ, utilizes a personal approach in app development. This full service app development company offers a year of experience providing Web and mobile development, Web design, SEO, technology analysis, social media consultation, marketing campaigns, scoping, and many more. Today, many companies especially from the Fortune 500 league utilize this companys services.<br><br>9. Digital Brand Group<br><br>Digital Brand Group is a group of digital experts that is specialized in providing innovative technology solutions for global brands as well as new ventures. This full service company has offices in Irvine, USA and Trivandrum, India. The company is adept at providing its customers with innovative solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.<br><br>10. Fusion Informatics<br><br>As a software company that offers significant development services, the company provides cutting-edge innovative solutions in Information Technology. The company has carved a niche in the economic market and has not only survived the economic crisis of the past, but has also excelled in the IT field. Some of the areas the company is active in are Web application development, website design and development, mobile app development, tablet development, and software development.<br><br>Jennifer Brown is a software developer at Digital Infoware Pvt. Ltd., an IT company with expertise in mobile application development services, delivering high-end, user-friendly apps development solutions. Catch her on Facebook and Twitter.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Now Hire A Php Development Company And Obtain Matchless Business Personality - 30 Nov 2015 16:30


[[html]]PHP normally known on these days as "PHP Hypertext Preprocessor" was formed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995 and meant Personal Home Page before PHP version 3.0 came into begin with rewriting of parser and fixing lots of errors in the previous version.<br><br>PHP open source server area scripting and programming language present the web developers and web programmers with plenty of instrument for web development and customization. PHP is most excellent suited for developing dynamic websites as it permit trouble-free insertion in HTML code and database connectivity to MYSQL and PgSQL Databases. Primary version powered by Zend Engine was PHP 4 and with this super global was introduce. With PHP 5 OOPs was introducing. PHP 6 version offers Unicode or multibyte strings.<br><br>Whether we talk about php software development, php programming or php application development or outsourcing PHP; php server side scripting language is very commonly used language. Range of PHP solution that custom web development company in India offers contain: business applications, CRM development, business software, classified ads, website maintenance, auction, web portals, dynamic websites, communities, real estate development, shopping carts, social networks, ecommerce online marketplaces, content management, online storage, online accounting software, CRM, helpdesk, newsletter and other custom PHP web solutions.<br><br>Custom web development ensures web solution that is of high class, customer-centric, on-time, within-budget centered requirements needful job by web developers; also present you develop cross-browser, high-performance solution. Delivering customized software solution leveraging most modern web technology at their best. The web developers India are extremely qualified and they develop excellence web applications in lesser time and at reasonably priced. Many custom web development companies offer PHP web hosting policy and clients choose for web development and hosting maintain together get chance to configure PHP as per their specific necessities and this helps web developers to configure PHP more simply rather than using devoted solution.<br><br>PHP tools are really helpful in custom web application development only some are debugging tools (web grind, DBG, Mac GDBp, PHP Dyn); testing tools (PHP Unit, Selenium); optimizing tools (PHP Profile Class); Image Manipulation Graphs (PHP/SWF charts, pChart); documentation tools (PHP DOX, PHP Documentor); security tools (PHP-IDS, Secure image); useful extensions, utilities and classes (SimplePie, Creole, html SQL, Phormer, PHP User Class); Php code beautifier (GeSHi, PHP Beautifier); in-browser tools (Fire PHP, version control system (xinc, Phing); PHP online tools and resources (Minify HTTP Static Merger, got API/PHP); PHP manual search); PHP frameworks (Code Igniter, Dwoo, YII framework, PHP IDEs and Editors (PHP Eclipse, PHPED, Zend Studio).PEAR, Zend, Qcodo, Smarty, Cake PHP) .<br><br>Website consumer has specific require and your website should most excellent serve these wants. So, a PHP programming company plays critical role in website requirement gathering stage, moving to cost inference, documentation, prototype and functionality, coding, design optimization, integration, debugging, testing, deployment and maintenance. Custom Web Development Companies present their customers with constant and high value web development services, cost-effective website design solutions, website maintenance, complex database integration and e-commerce Website Design solution, content management system solutions.<br><br>If you are looking for a website that custom fits your business requirements then you are at right place, now hire a PHP Development Company and find unique business uniqueness. Custom web application developed using off-the-applications and custom software will provide the complete web solution.<br><br>Open Source Development is a PHP web Development Company that occupies dedicated PHP developers, skilled PHP programmers who develops high value PHP-Mysql based web applications at reasonably priced in a useful manner. Custom webs Development Company with team of specialist web developer expert solutions that are highly scalable, robust and functional.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

What You Need To Know About Web Application Development? - 30 Nov 2015 10:18


[[html]]With tremendous requirements to meet and timely deliveries of all vital processes, web application development has become the need of the day. Every organization needs these web applications to reduce turbulence and streamline processes to achieve scalable results in real time. This integration is necessary in any processes that may occur at any sized organization. Addressing the concern is only possible if fresh resolutions are developed with the help of web application developers. Several functional aspects are dependent on each other and web applications help to regularize operational discrepancies.<br><br>Web application development uses many web application frameworks and developers can control all these. However, these need to be platform independent for large-scale common solutions; custom web applications are platform centric. Commonly available operating systems like Windows, Linux, and Mac are used whilst developing custom applications. Java is the most commonly used and preferred platform for development of web applications. These specialized applications are beneficial and have many advantages to offer. Some of the most featured advantages are associated with the productivity. However, custom development channels offer complete control of these enterprise processes and helps in gaining multifaceted benefits.<br><br>Web application development offers seamless benefits like<br><br>Use of the most advanced methodologies<br><br>Application development with complete cost efficiency<br><br>Deliverance of objectives on time, every time<br><br>Scalable solutions<br><br>Designs that are optimized to suit client requirements<br><br>Most reliable software applications and their real time deployment<br><br>Customization for each user or organization<br><br>These features make the development intuitive and have specific achievements to help streamline work processes. Web application development is also a part of Business Intelligence. The application developer can develop easy to use applications with smooth navigation and easy to use interface suitable for all users.<br><br><img src="" width="320" /><br><br>Web application development is ideal for developing solutions for common functional turbulence in management systems like channel management, enterprise resource management, customer relationship management, electronic recording of volatile data, and project management under various heads. These avenues are explored and utilized to the fullest with custom application development. In addition to this, specific requirements are fulfilled when special scalable functions are necessary. A development team can work to address core components and issues to resolve process flaws and obtain optimum process threads. If Java is used as a platform for development, then developers can offer magical solutions to all Enterprise demands and offer stupendous solutions in real time.<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web Hosting :: Streaming Without a Streaming Server with Flash (Pseudo Streaming) - 27 Nov 2015 04:31


[[html]]Streaming Without a Streaming Server with Flash (Pseudo Streaming)<br><br>The Adobe Corporation has a monster hit on its hand with Flash. The latest Flash Player, version 10, had been downloaded to almost 60 percent of computers worldwide within two months of its release. It has become the standard of choice on the Internet, for video publishers of all kinds, from the occasional poster to the professional pitch makers.<br><br>The problem for publishers has been finding a way to give random access to viewers without having them wait to download the entire video stream. This means that they need a way for the server to supply a particular portion of the video, so the idea is to let the viewers fast forwarding be handled (quickly!) as a request for video images between certain time points.<br><br>How It Works<br><br>When dealing with Flash, there are three options for streaming. A progressive download requires no particular server-based software of any kind, while streaming needs software such as Adobe's Flash Media Server installed on the server. Pseudo streaming, on the other hand, is a progressive download combined with server-side scripting in other words, instructions for handling the stream that are stored and carried out on the server that will allow random access to the portions of the video not yet downloaded. The process is sometimes called HTTP pseudo streaming, although we will use the shorter term here.<br><br>Pseudo streaming can be implemented on regular old HTTP servers running Apache, lighthttpd, Tomcast, IIS or other protocols. The server-side script manages the communication between Flash and the server. The viewers Flash player sends a request to the server that specifies a start time, an HTTP request that inserts the time parameter into the requesting URLs query string. This results in the server script serving up a video stream with the requested starting position. This is the technique employed by the super-popular YouTube service, since it is known to use lighthttpd servers.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="337" /><br><br>Limitations and Issues<br><br>Selecting the best method for you depends on the applications, the server and its capabilities, your target audience and, of course, your budget. Still, pseudo streaming is not simply a cost-cutting move for small firms or independent publishers, as it can be put to good use in a range of applications by all kinds of companies. Web TV, online product demos, e-learning, movie trailers and video blogs (vlogs) can all benefit from the ease of setup, its dead-simple use and the low cost of the functionality.<br><br>There are, of course, some limitations that must be considered. The most important one is how many simultaneous PHP connections your web server lets you make. Any publishers who want to broadcast live streams or service thousands of simultaneous viewers will still need to reply on streaming server systems. Adobe is ready for them, of course, with its Flash Media Server technology.<br><br>Benefits<br><br>Pseudo streaming is a smart solution to the problem of a previous generation, one where PCs and networking infrastructure were both less powerful than now. Still, whenever the network as a whole can be spared the time and bandwidth involved in media downloading, it is a good thing with positive outcomes for everyone. Efficiency is increased while needless downloading, and its costly cumulative overhead, is decreased. We can all win a little bit with this approach.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>For the viewing experience itself, the biggest advantage to pseudo streaming and other streaming solutions is the viewers ability to set a video play control to time positions that have not yet been downloaded. This is particularly useful and time-conserving in the case of full-length movies, as viewers can jump to the final scenes of a 135-minute movie, or any others, when they want to do so. In a nutshell, the benefits of pseudo streaming are the:<br><br>* ability to request any part of a video at any point in the timeline<br><br>* flexibility to begin playback in the middle, or any other spot, of a videos timeline<br><br>* integration possibilities for customized streaming servers plus server-side scripts<br><br>* current support for both FLV and H.264 file formats<br><br>The Future of Streaming<br><br>It may be that the networks of the future, all sci-fi powerful and fiber-optic and everything, may not need any help with streaming. Superfast connections and superfast PCs may make all of these data-transfer troubles moot. In the meantime, of course, there are plenty of reasons to use low-bandwidth solutions to serve Internet users video voracious appetites for content.<br><br>When network speeds are up another factor of two or four or 10, we may look back at pseudo streaming as rather quaint. Then again, any process that gives random access to video without downloading the media would seem to have a secure place in the web toolkit even as technology speeds forward. Its always nice to have simple solutions, especially as things become more complex. We will have to wait and see if pseudo streaming is a temporary gambit or a lasting process that may become standard stuff.<br><br>&#13;&#13;<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Learn How to Develop iPhone Programs and iPhone apps - 26 Nov 2015 22:18


[[html]]All about Apps<br><br>What Is a Web App?<br><br>A Web App is fundamentally a website that is specifically designed for or modified for the iPhone. You can use various tools to adapt an existing website for use. Web app are built with standard web technologies (HTML, Javascript etc.). If you can build websites, then you can build basic Web Apps. You will need a specific URL or a link and most of the iphone functions and hardware will be unavailable to you. A Web App is not installed on the phone, like the Native App, and is not available in the iTunes App Store, and is not written with Objective-C.<br><br>What Is a Native App?<br><br>A Native App is developed using the iPhone system and is installed on the iPhone. The application can use all hardware (speakers, accelerometer, camera, etc.), and are written with Objective-C. Native Apps are available in the iTunes App Store which increases their appeal for users, but means that the Apps have to be submitted to Apple and approved.<br><br>Pros of Native Apps<br><br>Millions of registered credit card owners are just one click away from your App.There are excellent development tools available when you register for Xcode, Interface Builder, and the Cocoa Touch framework.You can access all the excellent hardware features of the iPhone.<br><br>Cons of Native Apps<br><br>There is a cost for becoming an Apple developer. Generally, native iPhone application development is more expensive than its Web application counterpart.You are at the mercy of the Apple approval process.You have to develop using Objective-C or a similar program on a Mac.Its harder to release updates and problem fixes quickly and all you users will have to upload the revised version.The development cycle and testing can be slow and are constrained by App Stores limitations and the mysterious approval process.<br><br>Pros Web Apps <br><br>Web developers can use the tools they know, modify their current web design and use existing development skills.You are not limited to the Mac OS.Your app will run on any device that has a web browser (Blackberry, Android etc.)You can fix bugs in real time and not require users to upload revised versions on their iPhones. The updates will be instantly availableThe development cycle is much faster.<br><br>Cons Web Apps<br><br>You cannot access and use all the wonderful hardware features of the iPhone.You have to develop your own payment system if you want to charge for the App.It can be hard to develop sophisticated user interfaces. The best application are very similar to the Native Apps. Users may see that it is not a Native App and reject it.<br><br>These distinctions are breaking down somewhat, especially in a development sense because there are various programs which you can use to develop a Web App and have them converted to a Native App (see below). You can also take a Website and package it as a Native App for the iPhone and other mobile platforms using various tools.<br><br>Options for Developing an iPhone App<br><br>Option 1. Take your idea to a developer who will build the application for you<br><br>There are several developers who will work with you and create a program for your idea and have it registered by App store. They will fully develop the Native or Web App for you for an upfront fee, a monthly fee or a share of the profits. This means that you do not need any programming skills. Some companies will pay you for ideas.<br><br>Option 2. Use an online program builder tool that requires little or no programming<br><br>There are many online tools that you can use to build your own Apps from templates and various tools any functions. They supply the tools and templates. You supply your wonderful idea, great content and design skills. There are some general online App builders that are designed for general business and entertainment needs and more specific ones that target specific needs. Others allow developers familiar with HTML and javascript to write Apps using their existing program knowledge to write the code, and then will transform that code into a native iPhone Application which can be submitted to the iTunes Store. Other require knowledge of HTML, Ruby, Java, Javascript, CSS, Python, PHP.<br><br>Native App Builders<br><br>There are various websites that help you to build your own Native App using templates and tools. Most will submit your App to the iTines Store for Approval.<br><br>Web App Tools and Converters<br><br>There are many websites that can help you to build your own Web App using templates and tools. Some offer tools that will convert your existing websites into a version suitable for the iPhone. Others will convert your Web App into a Native App. Examples of online tools that require programming knowledge such as HTML, Ruby, Java, Javascript, CSS, Python, PHP are shown below:<br><br>Option 3. Learn to develop your own Applications by learning all the programs and skills yourself. <br><br>What skills do you require to develop a successful and profitable iPhone App? As well as programming skills and understanding of the iPhone system you may also need to play the roles of Researcher, Creator and Idea Developer, Entrepreneur, Project Manager, Information Architect, User Information Designer, Accountant, Developer, Marketer and Advertiser. You may need help with some of these aspects.<br><br>Here is Skills ChecklistAbility to know what works and doesnt work for existing iPhone AppsMarket Research SkiilsAbility to map the App Functionality in a sitemap and tree structureGraphic and Layout DesignGraphic User Iinterface DesignProgramming skills in the iPhone Operating System, Objective C, Cocoa, etc.iPhone App Promotion, Advertising and Marketing<br><br>Don't panic there are lost of resources to help you learn.<br><br>The first major resource is the Apple iPhone Dev Centre ( - Once registered you can join the team of Apple Developers and you can access iPhone SDK 3.2 for developing iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Applications. The website offers developers for the new iPhone OS lots of resources including the frameworks, tools, best-practice guidelines, and content-rich design methods for creating innovative and useful iPhone Applications. Some of the resources available are:<br><br>Technical Documentation and SpecificationsGetting Started GuidesiPhone Reference LibraryApplication Programming GuideDevelopment GuideHuman Interface Guidelines and GUIHow to Develop Your First iPhone ApplicationA primer for Learning Objective-C: A PrimerResources for Learning how to Program the iPhone<br><br>Books<br><br>Online Tutorials and Courses<br><br>Face to Face Courses<br><br>Check your local University and other education centres for course in developing IPhone Apps. Various course are available for various stages and most require some requisite programming skills or experience. These courses will help you:<br><br>Learn to use all the key tools and APIs contained in the iPhone SDK 3.0. This includes the Interface Builder, Xcode, Cocoa Touch programming, Objective-C and the APIs included in the iPhone SDK 3.0.Gain actual coding experience and get feedback your design, its development and answers to your questions and problems so you can start developing your own iPhone Apps.Create your first iPhone App, or improve an existing App that you may be working on.Get an understanding of how to program the iPad.<br><br>Happy Programming!<br><br>janderson99-HubPages<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Better Web Application Security in 14 Steps - 25 Nov 2015 07:23


[[html]]<img class="wp-image-141768 size-full" src="" alt="Software process sticky paper Old vintage wood background texture" width="849" height="566"/>Neeraj Khandelwal of Barracuda Networks examines how web application security design can help secure REST APIs and provides tips for securing web applications.<br><br>In-brief:In-brief: In this, the lastin a three-part series on REST API,Neeraj Khandelwal of Barracuda Networksexamines how web application security design can help secure REST APIs and provides tips for securing web applications. You can read Neerajs previous posts (here and here).<br><br>In the previous posts (here and here), we considered the ascendancy of application program interfaces (APIs) and the security challenges they pose. Among other things, we observed that APIsoften lack basic protections, have security features that have been made obsolete by new threats or front incompatible legacy- and acquired technologies that are vulnerable to attack.We also discussed the difficulty ofsecuringRepresentational State Transfer (REST) APIs, which can be challenging to crawl, fuzz or otherwise test using automated tools.<br><br>In this post, we will examine how web application security design can help secure REST APIs.<br><br>To start with, recognize thatmost commonly used technologies for detecting malicious inputs toweb applications apply equally well to AJAX based web applications. These include de-obfuscation and protocol sanitizing tools, amongst a host of other checks. Using such tools,the following tips can help you improve the security, performance and manageability of yourweb applications:<br><br>1. Filter Malicious Data from Untrusted User Inputs in JSON/XML<br><br>Developers of programming frameworks and bespoke software alike often omit input sanitization from JSON and XML, despite enforcing it in traditional web interfaces. For example, the JSON gem in ruby was found to be vulnerable to SQL Injections and so was the Perl module SQL Maker. This opens up all the OWASP Top 10 attacks through your APIs, even though they may have been locked down through the web interface.<br><br>2. Filter Malicious Data from Untrusted User Inputs in URL Path<br><br>This includes examining the complete URL (not just the URL query part) for malicious inputs. This is enabled by default and is configured from the SECURITY POLICIES &gt; URL Protection page.<br><br>3. Protect the Entire API Attack Surface<br><br>Web application security design should intercept and protect the entire APIs attack surface as a reverse proxy. This covers dynamically generated URLs and URLs using resource names as directories (e.g. username or moviename), etc.<br><br>4. Enable Uninterrupted API Delivery with Virtual Patching<br><br>An inline design can immediately remediate any known or new vulnerabilities in either your API or its framework (e.g. SQLi in Rubys JSON gem or a new SSL vulnerability) by applying virtual patches, saving you from a find-fix-test-redeploy cycle during which your API remains down and business suffers.<br><br>5. Prevent Farming Attacks (API Abuse from Rogue Consumers)<br><br>Many RESTful web service APIs are farmed by third-party aggregators. For example, price-matching websites can inundate the REST APIs of e-commerce services excessively. If not throttled properly, this could impose excessive load on the API backend, reducing the service quality for other paying, consumers. Bruteforce and anti-DDoS should be designed into web application security policies to help enforce disciplined access to the API.<br><br>6. Extend and EnsureService Level Agreements (SLAs) to Business Partners<br><br>REST APIs often have different service levels for different resources. For example, the product catalog (/api/products/*) could have a different service level agreement (SLA)from product orders (/api/orders/*), which in turn could be different from /api/search. Further, each of these could have different SLAs for different partners. Designing rate control and bruteforce protectionsinto web application security is key to ensuring SLAs to business partners.<br><br>7. Protect Your XML and JSON Parsers<br><br>Web application security design that includes protection for XML and JSON content prevents DoS attacks on their respective parsers, which can bring down your API service. It blocks XML bombs that look like valid XML but could still detonate your XML parser, e.g. using exponential entity expansion attack, etc.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="277" /><br><br>8. Authenticate APIServices<br><br>Web application security design should include the ability to pre-authenticate the API services or completely offload authentication to a web application firewall in the DMZ. Your web application should include basic authentication including LDAPandRADIUS, as well as client certificates, CRL and OCSP. Additionally, API keys should be set up to be whitelisted and validated in any part of the request, including headers.<br><br>9. Secure Session Tokens<br><br>Web application security should be designed to provide tight security for session tokens, be theyin the URL, headers or in cookies. Session token encryption, signing, and replay protection toprevent man-in-the-middleattacks are all advisable. Cross site request forgery (CSRF) token injections, referrer validations and HTTP header inspections should also be designed in to fully enforce API requests.<br><br>10. Enforce Verb-based Security Constraints and Access Control<br><br>As mentioned in our earlier post, REST applications often tie HTTP (verb) methods to operational policies and role-based access control (e.g. VBAAC). Often, all the verbs are not valid for every resource. Web application security shouldbe designed to help enforce which methods are allowed on what resources using granular positive profiling capabilities.<br><br>11. ProvideSecure TLS Fronted to API Service<br><br>Web application firewalls (WAFs) can provide a secure TLS stack that prevents man in the middle eavesdropping attacks on clear text data and credentials that are often transferred in clear text via basic authentication headers or API keys. In addition, offloading TLS/SSL to your WAF canrelax the API infrastructure and allow it to scale better. Not all encryption is equal, however. Make sure, however,that your WAF supports only strong ciphers as well as perfect forward secrecy.<br><br>12. Use Connection Multiplexing for API Delivery and Scalability<br><br>The chatty nature of REST (and AJAX) can impose significant overhead on your servers due to frequent connection establishments and teardown. Connection multiplexing designed into application security between a web application firewall and backend servers improves the efficiency ofthese exchanges. In this design setup, a pool of connections is always maintained at all times, over which client requests are multiplexed. Due to this, connection setup and teardown times are not incurred, streamlining network processing on the servers.<br><br>13. Cacheand Compress your REST APIs<br><br>REST advocates statelessness to promote caching. Designing reverse proxies into web application security design are best practices to provide caching for your API. This helps speed up API delivery and reduces server load, saving significant bandwidth overthe wire a useful quality given unreliablemobile networks.<br><br>14. Centralize API Auditing and Analytics<br><br>Web application security design that takes advantage of a centralized auditing and regulatory compliance framework can get immediate insights into API use and data consumption behaviors. Administrators can drill down into reports using many different client and server side metrics, which can provide many benefits. Among them: better planning and design of web application security and adequate security forAPIs dealing with personally identifiable information, confidential or sensitive data.<br><br>Like this:<br><br>Like Loading…<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Apple Bought the Company That Helped With Motion-Capture For Star Wars - 25 Nov 2015 06:26


[[html]]Apple Bought the Company That Helped With Motion-Capture For Star Wars<br><br><img src=",fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1533926082634228262.png" width="800" height="395" alt="Apple Bought the Company That Helped With Motion-Capture For Star Wars" data-chomp-id="1533926082634228262" data-asset-url=",fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1533926082634228262.png" data-format="png"><br><br>Apple, a maker of expensive aluminum slabs, might not be the obvious first buyer for Faceshift, a Swiss startup that makes motion-capture tech used in Star Wars. But when you consider how its software can be applied to augmented reality, things get a lot more interesting. <br><br>As originally reported by MacRumors and now confirmed by Apple, the tech giant gobbled up Zurich-based startup Faceshift earlier this year. The company's product is software for 'real-time motion capture': using a camera to track your face, identify movement and expression, and use that data to make an animated face come to life. Basically, in real time, it can make you look very much like a troll. <br><br>The software was used to make characters in the new Star Wars movie more lifelike, but special effects isn't actually the main intended use. Rather, it's a killer tool for augmented reality applications, because nothing augments reality quite like turning yourself into Chewbacca. <br><br>Advertisement<br><br>It's also interesting because of what it says about Apple. The company hasn't publicly said anything about virtual or augmented reality projects, but it's been steadily acquiring patents and staff in the field. Maybe it's just for some exciting new selfie camera on the iPhone 8. <br><br>[TechCrunch]<br><br>Sponsored<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

A Game Changer for Web Application Development - 25 Nov 2015 01:59


[[html]]<img alt="Visual LANSA" class="alignright img-responsive" src="" width="185" height="80"/>Downers Grove, IL November 16, 2015 For more than 25 years, LANSA has continually enhanced its software development tools to make developing business applications easier and to keep pace with technology advances. Visual LANSA version 14 is the next step in this journey and brings game changing features for Web applications and includes more than 300 product enhancements.<br><br>Developers using Visual LANSA can produce Web applications that look and perform like desktop applications using one programming language for the whole application both client and server. Visual LANSA allows you to distribute the business logic between servers and browsers to serve the requirements of the user interface and the integration with line-of-business systems. The Web applications have a desktop quality look-and-feel and run in any browser because the code generated by Visual LANSA is cross-browser compatible. You can build applications that support multiple device types and sizes, including smart phones, tablets, desktops and laptops from the same code.<br><br>The use of programming tools that automatically generate some or all of the program code is still not widespread. Visual LANSA generates much of the application code for you, especially the user interface, allowing you to build Web applications in a fraction of the time taken using other tools. With only one language to learn, using Visual LANSA you can build Web applications faster and deploy them in less time.<br><br>LANSAs unique business rule and data definition repository makes future maintenance and enhancement easier, faster, and less risky. Developers are more productive because they don't have to code business rules and data definitions in their programs. The repository centralizes data definitions so that all applications use the same definitions. When a data element attribute changes, you only have to change the definition once, and don't have to examine every application that uses that data element and make the same change. This reduces the cost of application maintenance significantly.<br><br>Developers can build mobile Web applications or hybrid mobile applications by including Visual LANSA's native mobile app, available for iOS, Android, Windows 10/8.1 tablets and PCs. Visual LANSA provides tools for the user interface design, business logic and database access. In the case of mobile Web applications, the browser manages the user interface and for hybrid applications, the app can also access mobile device features including the camera, location services, and offline storage. The mobile Web and hybrid applications can run on smart phones, tablets, laptop and desktop devices from the same application code.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="373" /><br><br>The Visual LANSA Framework (VLF), included with Visual LANSA, is an operational Web and Windows application that allows developers to develop business software rapidly with minimal coding. Developers can assemble prototype applications and use the same design for both desktop and Web applications. It is appropriate to use when you need to deliver an application quickly, develop medium to large business applications for transactional and back-office contexts, maximize design productivity and include significant user involvement in the project, and/or use a single application design for both Windows and Web.<br><br>The VLF minimizes the amount of coding required and includes a program coding assistant that can automatically generate most of the code. The VLF uses an XML-based design schema and its modular design supports many developers working on different parts of the application at the same time. As each component of the application is built and approved it snaps into the VLF. The VLF's component structure means enhancing and maintaining applications is efficient and manageable. Developers can snap in new and maintained components without disturbing the whole application.<br><br>Related Links<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2014 To Peak On Earth Day - 25 Nov 2015 01:54


[[html]]What better way to ring in Earth Day this year than with a swarm of shooting stars?<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="274" /><br><br>The 2014 Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak in the early morning on Tuesday, April 22, from midnight until dawn — it will continue to be visible through April 25.<br><br>Who will have the best view? Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to a better show than those in the Southern Hemisphere, according to NASA. And while this year's "last quarter moon" may make it harder to spot less bright meteors, don't worry — the agency is scheduled to stream a live broadcast of the meteor shower tonight beginning at 8:30 pm EDT — just check it out above.<br><br>"This is not one of the top meteor showers of the year like the Perseids and the Geminids, still the Lyrids produce around 20 meteors an hour, and they are moderately fast—coming in at 110,000 miles per hour," Slooh astronomer Bob Berman said in a webcast advisory, according to "That's about 30 miles per second, which is nearly 60 times faster than a rifle bullet."<br><br>The Lyrids occur every year, and such meteor showers happen when Earth passes through the debris left behind by periodic comets, such as Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), as they orbit the sun. <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="329" /><br><br>The Lyrid meteor shower is considered to be one of the oldest meteor showers. Records show that Chinese astronomers observed the Lyrids in 687 BC, noting in the historical Chinese document "The Chronicle Of Zuo" that "at midnight, stars fell down like rain."<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>What should we expect to see in the sky during the early morning hours of Earth Day? Check out this 2012 video taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station:<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

iPhone & iPad: How to Make a Great App in 6 Easy Steps - 25 Nov 2015 01:35


[[html]]Last Updated Apr 5, 2011 2:01 PM EDT<br><br><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-4332" title="iphone-app" src="" alt="" width="224" height="336"/><br><br>Think you could make a fortune building an iPhone or iPad app? You might be right.<br><br>The web is riddled with stories about young developers who have made a mint by offering their games and applications through the iTunes store. You don't need a degree from MIT either.<br><br>Consider Freddie Anne Hodges, 12, who was "obsessed" with two things — how tall she was getting and her iPhone. She decided to put the two together and, within a matter of a few months, she created an iPhone application called "Measure Me" that quickly sold several hundred copies. (Unlike the book crooks, who hacked accounts to boost their iPhone app sales before they got booted from the iTunes store, Hodges sales are legitimate.)<br><br>The message: If a Dallas-based middle-schooler can create an iPhone app, so can you.<br><br>You just need to follow 6 easy steps.<br><br>2011 CBS Interactive Inc.. All Rights Reserved. <br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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