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Core Web application development with PHP and MySQL. (CD-ROM included). - 22 Apr 2016 04:50


[[html]]0131867164<br><br>Core Web application development with PHP and MySQL. (CD-ROM included)&#13;&#13;<br><br>Wandschneider, Marc.&#13;&#13;<br><br>Prentice Hall PTR &#13;<br><br>2006&#13;&#13;<br><br>858 pages&#13;&#13;<br><br>$49.99&#13;&#13;<br><br>Paperback&#13;&#13;<br><br>Prentice Hall PTR core series&#13;&#13;<br><br>TK5105&#13;&#13;<br><br>This handbook for intermediate-level programmers who are developing&#13;web applications demonstrates how to use PHP and MySQL, including&#13;coding, upfront application, user interface and database design,&#13;security, and testing. Wandschneider, a software developer, describes&#13;how to get started, PHP language, object-oriented programming, arrays,&#13;strings and characters, interacting with the server, designing and using&#13;databases, planning and implementing web applications, and provides&#13;sample projects of an appointment system, web log system, and e-commerce&#13;store. The text comes with a CD-ROM that contains source codes used in&#13;the book.&#13;&#13;<br><br>([c] 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)&#13;&#13;<br><br>COPYRIGHT 2005 Book News, Inc.<br><br>&#13; No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.&#13; <br><br>Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Drupal web Development - Modern Trends to Expand Business - 22 Apr 2016 04:42


[[html]]Today, more and more business owners are developing websites in Open source Platform because website is a corporate identity of your enterprise or company. If you have website then you can expand your business over the world. You can sell your Product and offer best services to your customers and connect with them through websites. So here, website development is most important factor for any organization. <br><br>There are so many Websites Development Platforms available in the market but question is that which is best and more appropriate for your organization. Every web development has different Platform according to their requirement. So it is very hard task to choose best one of them. Apart from this, if you are planning to develop e-commerce or any business related website then Drupal is best Open Source Platform for you. What is special features and advantage behind Drupal web Development? Drupal is robust platform for business based development. It has all the features and functionality requires in Business. Drupal development can help to make sense for your business needs and provide good return on investment. By Using Drupal, You can develop web applications with better manageability and navigability so user can easily justify your Services and get benefits of it.<br><br>If your site navigation is not in proper format then users cant understand about your resources and out from that. So, you can lose your customer and profits. But Drupal offers more than 6000 free modules which help to extend website design and functionality. Here there are some reasons why Drupal website development is preferred by website owner as well as developers. <br><br>It is free open source Platform<br><br>Drupal is easy to use and update<br><br>Provide enhances security and flexibility<br><br>Easy to customization Process<br><br>Does not require knowledge of any Programming Language<br><br>Ability to identify duplicate content<br><br>Cost-effective<br><br>Provide complete user access control<br><br>SEO Friendly so help to attract more Visitors<br><br>All above factors are very helpful to develop any kind of web application based on Drupal. Also Drupal allows facility to theme design &amp; implementation, template integration and modeling, application modification, custom CMS module development and customization services. At last, Drupal is best CMS which fulfill all needs of business based development. And, if you are select the right web development company for Drupal based website then, it would double the chances to increase your Business Profit.<br><br><br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web Technology Goes Mainstream as Organizations Move Away From Native App Development | Reuters - 21 Apr 2016 08:50


[[html]]Web Technology Goes Mainstream as Organizations Move Away From Native App Development<br><br>Independent Study Finds Enterprises Transitioning to Web to Develop More Complex Apps, Faster and for More Devices<br><br>Sencha, the company providing a unified platform for designing, developing, deploying and managing cross-platform web applications, today announced the results of a May 2015 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Sencha, The Rise of Web Technology. Surveying 120 senior technology leaders in North America and Western Europe, the study found that web technology, as compared to native, is becoming increasingly critical to organizations web and mobile application strategies. This is a result of enterprises looking for approaches beyond native development to manage the overall complexity of application development and maintenance, meet their customers demands, accelerate time to market and improve quality and overall development productivity. <br><br>I believe that the findings of the Forrester study resonate with what were seeing among our customers, said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha. Ive travelled the world to meet with many Sencha customers, and the conversations often come back to the same challenge: how can we make sure our employees and customers get the application experience theyre looking for regardless of what device theyre on? As a response to that need, we recently launched the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform. This platform is designed to remove the complexities and cost associated with every facet of application development lifecycle, from design to deployment to ongoing management, for every conceivable device used by an organizations employees, contractors or partners. <br><br>The Forrester study found that organizations are under immense pressure to deliver highly sophisticated and long-lived web and mobile applications to their customers. At the same time, customers expect to access these applications on a wide range of devices including desktops, tablets, and smartphones. To remain relevant in a market where the rate of change is accelerating, two findings illustrate how companies are seeking to meet customers changing web and mobile application needs: <br><br>A 27 percent shift away from native development to web technology. Companies are increasingly selecting web technology over native to improve development efficiency and do more with less by building apps with greater sophistication and complexity in the same amount of time. 63 percent report that web technology is critical to their web and mobile application strategies. Web technology has gone mainstream with a majority of companies reporting that it is critical to their application strategy for meeting the increased customer demand across multiple systems and platforms. Driving these two findings, the study identified a number of challenges associated with application development practices, including: <br><br>The sophistication of customer demand is increasing. Not only are customer expectations in constant flux, but the pace of change is increasing. 51 percent of companies believe that the mobile and web application user experience will become significantly more sophisticated in the next year. Many companies find that customers expect more and more relevant content to be available on any device, whether mobile or desktop. The demands placed on development teams are increasing while capacity is not. Despite the digital environment becoming more complex, companies are not meeting that increased level of sophistication with increased investment levels for their development teams. 53 percent ofcompanies in the study did not plan to increase the capacity of the development teams, and 34 percent were not planning to increase timelines when developing new web and mobile applications. Multi-device security is a critical criteria for the enterprise. Securing data remains a barrier to successfully deploy applications. 74 percent of companies running successful web and mobile apps view security as the top criterion that defines the success of an application, a sentiment that increases the larger the number of applications that a company builds, deploys and manages. 40 percent of companies struggle with their inability to secure data on user devices. The study found that the more successful companies, defined as having 75 percent or more of their web and mobile apps judged to be successful by user adoption and sentiment, see more complexity as a key to staying innovative and ahead of their competition. These same companies tended to invest more in web technologies compared to the unsuccessful companies. To keep pace with industry demands, the study showed it is critical for companies to invest in technologies and platforms that help them meet their customers cross-platform web and mobile application needs, both as they exist now and in the future. <br><br>On June 18, 2015, guest Forrester Research Analyst Michael Facemire, together with Gautam Agrawal, product management director at Sencha, will join a webcast to discuss trends in the application development market as well as findings from the study. To register, please click here. <br><br>To access the full Forrester study, please visit:<br><br>About Sencha<br><br>More than 10,000 customers and 60% of the Fortune 100 rely on Sencha to deliver innovative applications that drive their business. The Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform uses the power of modern web technology to empower the enterprise to seamlessly design, develop, deploy and manage cross platform web applications that deliver the right end user experience on the right screen at the right time. Organizations are using the Sencha Platform to improve productivity and accelerate every stage of the web application development lifecycle. Visit us at <br><br><img alt="" src=";sty=20150609005254r1&amp;sid=hptr4&amp;distro=nx&amp;lang=en"/><br><br>View source version on<br><br>MSLGROUP<br><br>Merrill Freund, 415-512-0770<br><br>moc.puorglsm|ahcnes#moc.puorglsm|ahcnes<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Clarizen Going After Microsoft Project Users - 21 Apr 2016 06:47


[[html]]Clarizen, like other small vendors in the on-demand project-management software space, is trying to lure Microsoft Project customers.<br><br>The San Mateo, California, company echoes competitors like LiquidPlanner in declaring Project as something too complicated for most users' needs.<br><br>Starting this week, Clarizen is dangling a potentially tempting new carrot — big discounts for Project customers who switch.<br><br>"Microsoft Project may be a great tool for some people. But for most people, it's just not," said Eran Aloni, vice president of product marketing.<br><br>Users can import Microsoft Project data into Clarizen. The software lets them survey their project's progress, plan budgets and create reports. It also incorporates collaborative features such as "wiki-like" notes and discussion boards. Other features include e-mail alerts for matters such as upcoming deadlines. <br><br>The company uses a per-user monthly license model, but also allows non-licensed users to have a degree of interaction with the system. Project progress reports can be sent to non-licensed users, who can then update the status of their assigned tasks via e-mail. <br><br>Despite Clarizen's marketing strategy, it has ties to Microsoft. Its Web application employs Microsoft's ASP.NET development framework, and the company has joined the company's Startup Accelerator program.<br><br>Aloni insisted that Clarizen is presenting itself as an alternative, not a direct competitor to Project. <br><br>One Clarizen customer echoed the notion.<br><br>"Nothing against Project, but it's like hitting a tack with a sledgehammer," said Hal Anderson, CTO of 24-By-7 Service, a Colorado firm that provides telecom system maintenance and services. "We're not in desperate need of all the high-end features of a Project." <br><br>Prior to Clarizen, the company used Excel to manage jobs, he said. <br><br>The company recently won an engagement with the city government of Lakewood, Colorado, he said. It will be managing that community's existing phone system while conducting a public bidding and procurement process for a new one, which it will then install. <br><br>An assortment of vendors and parties will "all have to be kept on the same page as we move through this eight-month project," he said.<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>Anderson singled out the e-mail feature, calling it an "over the top home run."<br><br>Clarizen now has about 150 paying customers with an average six to seven licenses each, according to Aloni. <br><br>In a statement, a Microsoft spokesman did not directly address Clarizen, instead stressing that Microsoft's offerings can also be delivered in hosted form.<br><br>"In addition to, or as an alternative to on-premises deployment of Project Server, Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution 2007 and 2003 can be bought in on-demand form through partners," it reads in part. "Shared environments can be cost-effective for very small deployments whereas larger deployments would more likely benefit from dedicated environments."<br><br><img src="" width="285" /><br><br>Clarizen costs US$50 per user per month for the first 10 licenses, with the price dropping to $35 each for the 11th through 30th license and $25 for the 31st and up.<br><br>New customers who switch from Microsoft Project can get up to $300 off those prices for committing to at least one year; the deal is limited to the first 10 licenses.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

8 Practical Approaches to Coding - 21 Apr 2016 05:54


[[html]]Coding - it's a scary word. In fact, it's so scary that those of elder generation look with awe upon those who do it for a living. <br><br>It certainly was something I never considered attempting at my young adulthood stage. I was never good at STEM, and had zero interest in web development. However, in this digital world it is crucial to have an online presence connecting your business with potential customers.<br><br>I am no expert on coding to be sure, and I never want to be a software engineer. This guide is for beginners or small business owners who have limited time and budget to develop an online presence.<br><br>1. Decide why you want to learn to code<br><br>If you really want to become a career programmer, then you'd best take some college courses. You will want courses that focus on software engineering, and you should begin with learning C++, Java, and Python. <br><br>There are some great online courses for free too - Harvard and Stanford offer them. So does Khan Academy. But if you just want to design a website, or develop games or Android apps, then you won't need to dig so deep, and there are lots of online tutorials that are very hands-on and interactive, so you learn by doing - the best way to learn anything, by the way. <br><br>2. Choose a Coding Language to Start With - The Word is "Swift"<br><br>As mentioned above, if you want to be a serious software engineer, then you will want coursework that moves you in that direction. Many recommend starting with C; however, the language you choose should be tied to what you want to do with it. And, once you learn one language, it's much easier to pick up others, so no one should really agonize about which language to start with. <br><br>If you want to go into iOS app development, though, you will have to learn Swift, so just start with that. Swift is a new language that was introduced by Apple in June, 2014, to be used for iOS app development, and according to Narges Berry, CEO and Founder of Bermotech, "Swift has been designed with a modern and easy to use syntax." It is also compatible with Objective-C, so if you have already learned that language you are doubly ready to start developing once you learn Swift. Besides, both Objective-C and Swift and Java (core programming language for Android) are all object oriented programming languages. Basically, if you master one of them, understanding the second one should come easy. An iOS developer can easily switch to Android development and vice versa.<br><br>There are a number of free online training sites for Swift, and they use all different teaching formats, so you can choose one that is right for your learning style.<br><br>One of the issues you may encounter at first is the terminology. There will be terms that may not actually hamper your learning, but we tend to be less confident when the terms are foreign. <br><br>To familiarize yourself with the most-used terms, you can get easy to understand definitions from Vin Vacanti, founder of Yipit. While his focus is really on helping people learn code to build their own websites, not necessarily apps, the terminology is no different from that which you will encounter, so it will be worth your while to spend about 10-15 minutes familiarizing yourself.<br><br>4. Start with a Small Project<br><br>If you take online tutorials, you will absolutely start small. And the best advice? Don't skip any of the lessons, and repeat them as often as necessary until you have mastered them. One "test" for yourself may be to go through a simple tutorial lesson, delete all of the code and start over again from scratch. You will begin to pick up patterns and the more you use them, the more "cemented" they will be in your brain.<br><br>5. Begin with a Kids' Tutorial App<br><br>These apps are great for teaching kids to code and there are a large number of them available for all ages. Probably the most popular is Scratch, because kids can learn how to code animation, games, music, and they love it. But the great thing for adult learners is that coding is very simply explained. <br><br>You will get good experience writing simple code, and that will give you lots of confidence to take on more difficult challenges. EdX, a clearinghouse for free online college courses, has recently added a "Scratch" course, and a lot of adults are taking it. By the way, EdX is a great source for lots of other coding courses too. <br><br>6. Get Free Programming Books<br><br>When you begin to try coding on a project of your own, expect to get stuck, expect to make mistakes, and expect to be frustrated. But you will be less frustrated if you have some reference books for the coding language you are using (Swift for iOS apps). GitHub has a huge list of free programming books, and you will be happy to have a quick reference tool.<br><br>7. Add Some Fun with Coding Games and Apps<br><br>There are a couple of great options here. Game Maven is a tutorial that will have you creating some simple games and yourself. Or, you can play coding games by yourself or with someone else on sites such as Code Combat or CodinGame. And neuroscientific research shows that having fun while learning makes that learning faster and more retained.<br><br>And for business owners who lack expertise in a given area, there are sources such as Apps Geyser or Joy of Android that will do all or most of their work for them.<br><br>8. Join an Open Source Community<br><br><img src="" width="315" /><br><br>There's a huge community of coders "out there" who work on open source software to improve it. If you know anything about WordPress, for example, you know that it is a free platform for blogs. It is open source, with programmers always adding new elements, tools and apps. They share what they have done with others in their communities, and those others go in and add their improvements too. <br><br>You can "hack" someone else's coding and see if you can go through each line and understand what and how the coder did what they did. You might even find some way to improve it in some way. If you do, add your improvement, and remember to share your improvement back.<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Types of Programming Errors - 21 Apr 2016 05:17


[[html]]"To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer." - Bill Vaughan<br><br>"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." - Mitch Ratcliffe <br><br>Programming errors, more commonly known as 'Bugs' in computing lingo, are the bane of any software developer. Since machines are increasingly being used in automated mode, with onboard embedded systems or computers controlling their functioning, a programming error can have drastic consequences. There have been cases of space shuttles and planes crashing due to software bugs in embedded computing equipment. A single loophole left in operating system code can provide an entry point to hackers who can exploit the vulnerability, putting computer security at risk. Ergo, errors need to be taken very seriously as we increasingly rely on computers.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="393" /><br><br>Prime Types of Programming Errors<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="282" /><br><br>Computer programming is a vast field with hundreds of languages to be mastered and millions of applications. From core operating system programming, application programming, embedded system coding, web development, mobile platform apps, development of software programs deployed online to scientific computing, the extent of the field is simply vast. So is the scope for making programming errors of various kinds! <br><br>Programming Error Type&#13;Description&#13;Logic Error&#13;This is perhaps the most serious of all errors. When a written program in any language compiles and runs properly only to provide incorrect output, the flaw lies in the underlying programming logic. It's an error which has been inherited from a flaw in the base algorithm. The very logic on which the entire program is based is flawed, in such a case. These types of errors need a fundamental change in your approach to find a solution. You need to start digging at the algorithmic level to narrow down to the cause of such an error.&#13;Syntax Error&#13;Every computer language like C, Java, Perl and Python has a specific syntax in which code needs to be written. When a programmer doesn't adhere to the 'grammar' specifications of a computer language, a syntax error results. These kinds of errors are easily rectified during the compilation phase.&#13;Compilation Error&#13;Compilation is the process where a program written in a high level language is converted to machine readable form. Many types of errors can occur during this phase, including syntax errors. Sometimes, the syntax of a source code might be flawless, but a compilation error might still occur. This may be due to a problem in the compiler itself. These errors are rectifiable in the development phase.&#13;Run Time Error&#13;The program code has compiled successfully and an executable file has been created. You breathe a sigh of relief and run the program to test its working to find an error. This is a 'Run Time Error'. These may result from the failure on part of the developer to anticipate actual program deployment conditions. These can be rectified by going back to the coding phase.&#13;Arithmetic Error&#13;Many programs use numerical variables and the algorithm may involve several mathematical calculations. Arithmetic errors crop up when the computer cannot handle problems like 'Division By Zero' leading to an infinite result. This is again a logical error which can only be corrected by changing the algorithm.&#13;Resource Errors&#13;When the value of a variable overflows its maximum allowed value, a resource error may result. Buffer overflow, usage of an uninitialized variable, access violations and stack overflows are examples of some common errors.&#13;Interfacing Error&#13;These may arise due to mismatch of a software program with the hardware interface or application programming interface used. In case of web applications, an interface error may result from incorrect use of a web protocol.&#13;<br><br>An intensive testing and debugging phase is an essential part of the software development cycle which can help nip these errors in the bud, before full scale deployment of the software program. A lot of errors can be avoided through pre-planning and care during the coding phase. Through practice and discipline and following rigorous debugging procedures, most of the errors can be rectified during software development. Making mistakes is a part of learning and they can never be entirely avoided. However, I would suggest that you focus on making new mistakes and avoid repeating the ones you made before!<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Telstra invests in NGINX web server - 21 Apr 2016 01:54


[[html]]Telstra's venture capital arm Telstra Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in United States web server provider NGINX, boosting the company's ability to expand throughout the APAC region.<br><br>According to Mark Sherman, managing director of Telstra Ventures, Telstra eyed the investment as an opportunity to expand its provision of application delivery and deployment services.<br><br>"When you look under the hood of many of the most popular websites around the world today, you find NGINX's technology. This business continues to grow their share of the web server market and has compelling value-add propositions to sell," Sherman said.<br><br>"NGINX provides a popular application delivery platform, which is renowned for its load-balancing capabilities, high performance, security, and scale, and is in use on more than 140 million sites worldwide. They consistently deliver improved capabilities and performance for video-heavy sites, and sites experiencing high traffic volumes.<br><br>"We are looking forward to working closely with NGINX to improving our customer experience and help our users embrace more software-defined application services."<br><br>In return, NGINX said it is using the investment as an opportunity to bring its app development, deployment, and maintenance tools to more companies — particularly media, entertainment, and ecommerce websites — across the Asia-Pacific region.<br><br>"We see Telstra as an important partner in expanding our market reach to new geographies," said NGINX CEO Gus Robertson.<br><br>"Telstra has an extensive customer footprint, both in Australia and across Asia-Pacific. We are looking forward to working with them to bring our technology solutions to companies across the region."<br><br>Telstra has been investing more in US companies of late; in January, it similarly invested in Palo Alto, California-based application delivery services provider Instart Logic. More than 500 websites currently make use of Instart Logic's application delivery service, with users in the US, Canada, and the UK.<br><br>Telstra also invested $270 million in Silicon Valley-based video-streaming and analytics company Ooyala, taking control of the company in the process in August 2014. This was followed in September by Telstra contributing to a $50 million Series D funding round for ecommerce platform Bigcommerce, and joining a number of other backers in a funding round for DocuSign, an electronic signatures company.<br><br>In the APAC region, on the other hand, Telstra last week pulled AU$2.1 billion worth of investment out of China when it entered an agreement to sell 47.7 percent of total shares in Chinese online company Autohome at a price of $29.55 per share.<br><br>Telstra also sold off Pacnet's Singaporean and Thai ISP assets for AU$4.4 million to a Singaporean cloud and datacentre company in November, as well as backing out of a $1 billion wireless joint venture in the Philippines with Filipino giant San Miguel Corporation last month.<br><br>Telstra CEO Andrew Penn said that the telco will, however, continue eyeing opportunities for Asian expansion.<br><br>"We continue to pursue growth opportunities in Asia, consistent with our strategy," Penn said.<br><br>"Following our April 2015 acquisition of Pacnet, Telstra is now one of the largest connectivity providers in Asia.<br><br>"Our investment decisions will be guided by our capital management framework. Investments remain an important part of our future to ensure sustainable growth in earnings and shareholder returns over time."<br><br>Telstra acquired Pacnet for $697 million in December 2014.<br><br>In January, Telstra acquired Kloud, which provides professional and managed cloud services to enterprises for more than 80 corporate and government customers across the Asia-Pacific region, along with Chinese cloud services company Qiniu.<br><br>Telstra Ventures also made a multimillion-dollar investment in Taiwanese video big data and analytics company Gorilla Technology Group in March 2015, saying the company could provide beneficial video analytic software solutions for the government, security, broadcast, and retail sectors.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

iOS or Android: Which Operating System Should You Program for First? - 20 Apr 2016 08:16


[[html]]Since the arrival of smartphones, a healthy debate has raged over which mobile operating system reigns supreme. The conversation typically involves the two contenders iOS and Android. And, given the open-source nature of Android, Googles flagship operating system (OS) typically earns the nod from small businesses looking to compete against established players.<br><br>Related: A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App<br><br>But Microsoft is now shaking things up. At its Build 2015 conference, the company announced that its new Windows 10 will allow developers to easily reconcile both Android and iOS apps on the Windows platform as well as incorporate older Win32-based apps (which compete with desktop OS platforms).<br><br>While this makes porting to Windows an obvious choice, it still leaves developers with a looming question: Which OS should they develop an app for first?<br><br>To determine the right course for your app, start with these four questions:<br><br>1. Do I have a Mac? <br><br>The proprietary nature of Apples iOS design extends all the way through to the programming. Apps for iOS must be developed in Xcode, which is currently available only on Macs. Besides, its simply easier to work with a Mac. If you dont already own one, youll need to purchase one before you can begin to code. If you have a Mac and are looking for an American audience, the iTunes store — where users have already linked their credit cards — is a great place to promote your app.<br><br>2. What can my budget support? <br><br>According to a recent survey of leading app developers, the cost to develop an iOS app varies widely, with a median cost of nearly $38,000 to more than $171,000. Android apps cost approximately 21 percent less to develop for 78 percent of the market. Unless you have overwhelming proof that your audience primarily uses iPhones (or you have a surplus of funding), its more prudent to target Android first, especially on a modest budget.<br><br>And because iOS users have heightened expectations for design, youll need a larger budget to invest in one that's top-notch.<br><br>Related: Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App<br><br>3. Which language are my developers more comfortable with? <br><br>Open-sourced app development does have its drawbacks. Android screens and internal device specs vary in size much more than with iOS, which is limited to the iPhone and iPad. Because of this, Android apps are more prone to bugs; and consistent testing must be completed to ensure apps are functioning properly across all devices.<br><br>In addition to its more consistent devices, iOS Xcode framework simplifies the app-development process for those uncomfortable with coding — but at a premium, of course. Above all, you should make sure you or your developers are well-versed in the language and framework you choose.<br><br>4. How quickly do I need to hit my chosen app store? <br><br>If you need to launch fast, youll get your app into Google Play with Android much more quicky. Plus, more developers are making apps for the Google Play Store than for Apples App Store, so as a small business owner, you'll find it easier to locate a developer to create an Android app than you will an iOS developer.<br><br>While the benefits of developing for the Android OS are tempting, there are advantages to programming for iOS that cant be ignored, especially if your revenue hinges on in-app purchases. Apple users are generally more affluent and therefore more likely to spend money buying your app.<br><br>To reach the widest audience possible, you may want your app to eventually be available in all stores on all platforms. And that may be possible if just being mobile-ready is good enough for your app.<br><br>Yet, while it would be nice to develop once and deploy everywhere, this promise hasnt yet been completely fulfilled. So, if you want the feel of a native app, theres no way around having to go native.<br><br>Perhaps with the release of Windows 10, Microsoft will also create a way to easily port apps to Android and iOS, making it the obvious OS to develop for first. Until that day, youll need to weigh your priorities to decide on the OS that best supports your users — and your bottom line. <br><br>Related: What They Haven't Told You About Mobile-First Marketing<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

10 Hottest Jobs in America for 2011 - 20 Apr 2016 07:21


[[html]]Last Updated Jun 16, 2011 11:12 AM EDT<br><br>Here are the 10 hottest jobs in America for 2010.<br><br>Want to know what the hottest jobs in America are right now?<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-5734" title="10 Hottest Jobs in America for 2011" src="" alt="Eiffel Tower" width="180" height="240"/><br><br>The University of California San Diego Extension recently released it's annual report of the hottest jobs for Americans with college degrees.<br><br>Looking at the list of the top 10 careers, healthcare is huge and possessing technical skills is also a major plus among the hot careers. If those aren't your thing, can you handle traveling abroad? English teachers overseas are in big demand.<br><br>1. Teaching English overseas.In recent years, opportunities for English teaching positions abroad has soared. Americans can find lucrative teaching positions in almost any country in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central and South America.2. Financial examiner/Internal auditor <br><br>The Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a 41% increase in this field. The biggest employers are governments, securities firms, banks, insurance carriers and healthcare services.<br><br>3. Mobile media.Graphic designers, videographers, video editors, casual game/app developers and software engineers are needed to design and develop Web sites and create video content, software applications, games, interfaces and mobile platforms as demand increases for Web content and next-generation cell <a href="">web application development</a> phones.4. Healthcare case managers. <br><br>Case managers are healthcare advocates who help patients understand their current health status and how they should proceed. The number of case managers working in hospital admission offices has doubled since 2010!5. Spanish translators. Americans who also speak Spanish, one of the world's fastest growing languages, have skills that are highly marketable in many fields including advertising, aerospace, defense, patents, energy and entertainment.6. Healthcare information technology. Technicians are needed for such emerging jobs as healthcare integration engineers, healthcare system analysts, clinical IT consultants and technology support specialists.<br><br>7. Data mining and analytics.Data mining specialists can extract specific information or patterns from large databases. Data mining can provide answers to questions that were once too time consuming to obtain.<br><br>8. Occupational health and safety.You can be more desirable in the job market if you can add safety expertise as a skill. Safety specialists are particularly needed in industries involving chemical, physical and biological agents.<br><br>9. Geriatric healthcare. This is hardly a sexy field, but the aging of America is generating more jobs in such areas as nursing, personal care and home healthcare.<br><br>10. Green jobs.By the mid-21st century, all jobs will be sustainable green jobs. Organizations today must address potential regulatory changes and look for business growth opportunities in a new era of sustainable environmental economics.<br><br>Lynn O'Shaughnessy is author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller, and she also writes her own college blog at The College Solution.<br><br>Hottest jobs image by idreamofdaylight. CC 2.0.<br><br>Read More on CBS MoneyWatch:What's Wrong With America's Dream Colleges?<br><br>The Best Colleges You've Never Heard Of <br><br>2011 CBS Interactive Inc.. All Rights Reserved. <br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Financial Times bypasses App Store rev share by releasing Web app - 19 Apr 2016 22:33


[[html]]Follow me on Twitter and on Facebook<br><br>The Financial Times has just unveiled an Web app that enables readers to access content on tablets and smartphones. While FT didn't mention it, it's rather obvious that at least part of the reason for a Web app vs. a native app is because Apple takes 30 percent off of any subscription revenue made via in-app purchases.<br><br>This was a change that Apple made in early February. Part of the change stated that publishers could no longer use a link in their app to allow subscriptions and purchases outside of the app, which had been used to bypass the 30 percent Apple revenue sharing model.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="370" /><br><br>By using a Web app, FT gets around that. In addition, it doesn't have to worry about App Store approval, but that is a side benefit to "no revenue share." Among the points that FT mentioned as for its choice of a Web app (omitting the non-user-centric monetary aspect) were:<br><br>The HTML5 FT Web App means users can see new changes and features immediately. There is no extended release process through an app store and users are always on the latest version. […]<br><br>Developing multiple native apps for various products is logistically and financially unmanageable. […]<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="287" /><br><br>We believe that in many cases, native apps are simply a bridging solution while web technologies catch up and are able to provide the rich user experience demanded on new platforms.<br><br>FT does admit there are instances in which a native app is the only way to go, such as video games. It's also true that other functionality that involves deeper integration, such as access to contacts, is not available via HTML, either.<br><br>Still, arguments such as easier cross-platform development and getting around the App Store (and Android Market) is a valid reason for using a Web app rather than a native app. The unmentioned bottom line probably is a much larger reason, however.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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