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Advantages of Web-based Applications - 26 Mar 2017 08:08


[[html]]When one hears of web-based applications we wonder what are they exactly? They are actually applications which are used either over the Internet or Intranet. In other words, web applications are used over a network. Sometimes, the term can also be used for applications which are hosted on a web browser controlled environment. An application, which is coded in a browser supported language can also be called a web application. In the last few years, these applications have come to the forefront for they have many advantages. One can use these application widely, which is an advantage. The most commonly used applications include webmail, online auctions, retail sales, etc. <br><br>Advantages<br><br>The web-based applications have come a long way from the desktop applications. Many users are using these over the desktop applications. The differences can be compared with application vs web server.<br><br>Convenience<br><br>
<br><br>It is very convenient for use. One can access these applications 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. They can be used in any part of the world, at any given time. The entire database is available all the time. One can either make use of the computer or phone to access the required data, whenever it is required. A person need not be confined only to his office.<br><br>No Installation and/or Maintenance<br><br>
<br><br>Unlike the desktop applications, these do not have to be installed as they run on a web server. The time and trouble required for installing a software are also done away with. At the same time, since the web servers are used, maintenance and troubleshooting problems hardly arise. One does not have to go through the headache of heavy backups to be taken on disk space, etc., either.<br><br>Cost<br><br>
<br><br>As compared to the desktop applications, these are cost-effective. At the same time, they do not waste any space on the computer, as the software are run from a server. One does not have to pay for maintenance fees either.<br><br>Multiple Platforms<br><br>
<br><br>The beauty of the web applications is that they work on multiple platforms. Most of the applications work on different Internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc. They are often also compatible with most of the computer operating systems. Immaterial of the browser or the operating system, there is no difference in the way these applications work. The quality of work remains the same all the time.<br><br>Advanced Versions<br><br>
<br><br>As a user, you do not have to worry about whether the application is up-to-date. There is no need of being on the run always, as the up-gradation, etc. is taken care of. This is one of the best advantages of open source web applications.<br><br>User Training<br><br>
<br><br>One does not have to undergo training at any particular time. At the same time, if a particular user is a slow learner or does not have a lot of time to spare, then he/she can decide the pace of learning as well.<br><br>Disadvantages<br><br>Among the disadvantages, the first one is that if the Internet connectivity is slower, the application will also take time to run. This may cause the user some headache if he is in a hurry to finish up the work. Since these applications are developed to be compatible for a number of web browsers as well as operating systems, they do not come with sophisticated interfaces. This can be a turn off, if a user is used to sophisticated interfaces. At the same time, developing a web application often takes more time, as compared to the desktop software development. Since a lot of work has to be done on the compatibility of browsers along with the versions, the developers do take considerable amount of time for the same. Last but not the least, there are certain security issues which need to be addressed when it comes to web-based applications. There are chances of it being hacked, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Therefore, more care has to be taken to work on this concern.<br><br>Like it is said every coin has two sides, same is the case with the web applications as well. Along with it, severity of the pros and cons will help you decide the kind of application you are looking for.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

K-Mac, BRM take over KFC franchising turf. (NW Journal). - 24 Mar 2017 04:49


[[html]]The territory that includes eight closed KFC restaurants in<br><br>northwest Arkansas is being taken over by two Arkansas KFC franchisees,<br><br>K-Mac Enterprises Inc. of Fort Smith and BRM Foods Inc. of Searcy.<br><br>Some of those restaurants will be reopened, and others will be
<br><br>renovated or relocated, said Bob Mosesso, who is a partner with Billy
<br><br>Ball at BRM Foods.
<br><br>BRM acquired the turf in Springdale and eastern Fayerteville and
<br><br>plans to reopen the three KFCs in those cities within the next seven
<br><br>months, although the two Springdale stores may be relocated.
<br><br>The eight restaurants were closed in December when Newmark Foods
<br><br>Inc., a KFC franchisee in New Mexico, filed for bankruptcy.
<br><br>K-Mac has taken over the KFC franchising territory in Rogers,
<br><br>Bentonville, Siloam Springs and western Fayetteville. Five KFC stores
<br><br>were located in that area.
<br><br>BRM reopened the KFC at 2992 N. College Ave. on Feb. 11. BRM is
<br><br>leasing that building from Mathias Properties of Springdale.
<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>Mosesso said he is "aggressively seeking a location in
<br><br>Springdale," probably on South Thompson Street, and a second
<br><br>Springdale store will be opened later.
<br><br>Mosesso said he was negotiating to buy two former KFC locations
<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="250" /><br><br>owned by Amresco Inc., a finance company in Idaho, but he didn't
<br><br>know if those sales would go through. Those two Springdale buildings are
<br><br>at 600 S. Thompson St. and 2638 W. Sunset Ave. The buildings would
<br><br>require extensive renovation totaling about $750,000, 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>The Sunset Avenue store was closed a year ago when Newmark Foods
<br><br>opened a KFC at 1120 Mathias Drive in Springdale, near the intersection
<br><br>of Interstate 540 and U.S. Highway 412.
<br><br>Mosesso said BRM chose not to reopen at the Mathias Drive location,
<br><br>in part because that location is a "power pumper" store with
<br><br>gasoline pumps in addition to an eatery.
<br><br>Mosesso said BRM is looking to open a second store in Fayetteville,
<br><br>probably in the vicinity of Crossover Road and Mission Boulevard, but
<br><br>that could be several years from now.
<br><br>Mosesso said BRM's Fayetteville store can seat 106 diners.
<br><br>No spokesman for K-Mac could be reached for comment. K-Mac took
<br><br>over territory that included two KFCs in Rogers and one each in
<br><br>Bentonville, Siloam Springs and Fayetteville.
<br><br><img src="" width="328" /><br><br>Newmark Foods, which was operated by Robert Mott, also had 11 KFCs
<br><br>in Texas and six in New Mexico.
<br><br>Franchise rights cost $25,000, and it costs $900,000-$1.2 million
<br><br>to build a KFC restaurant from the ground up. KFC is owned by Tricon
<br><br>Global Restaurants Inc. of Louisville, Ky.
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App Store vs. Web Apps | Reuters - 20 Mar 2017 23:46


[[html]]By Ryan Faas at Computerworld<br><br>Apple's App Store approval process has always been a bit controversial because of the level of control the company holds over what types of applications are allowed in. Initially, there were concerns that Apple rejected apps because they duplicated functionality the company already offered or was planning to build into the iPhone OS — not because the submitted apps wouldn't run according to the company's specifications.<br><br>After this winter's purge of apps that could be construed as adult in nature, the controversy ballooned as both developers and consumers objected to Apple imposing its morality on them and limiting free speech. Although Apple argues that the move is to protect children and teens perusing the App Store (a laudable goal), many felt that such protection could be enforced with better parental controls or by creating an 18+ (or even 21+) section of the App Store.<br><br>The controversy over Apple's iron-clad control ratcheted up again after the company announced and previewed parts of the iPhone OS 4, which was unveiled in April and will be front and center at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. In addition to the many new features in the next-generation iPhone OS 4 — and the opening of many new APIs to developers — the company also amended its developer agreement to block the use of any software development tools other than Apple's own Xcode. That's what really added fuel to the company's feud with Adobe over Flash.<br><br>The decision seemed mainly aimed at Adobe's Flash Packager for iPhone, which allowed applications created in Flash to be converted to native Objective-C code matching the parameters for inclusion in the App Store. However, the ban on cross-compiled apps went beyond Adobe and Flash. RunRev, which had been planning to offer a HyperCard-like development environment for quick and easy app creation, was also left out in the cold.<br><br>The end result: Anyone thinking about offering an iPhone app has to decide whether to create a Web-based app or use Apple's development tools, which only run on a Mac, require membership in Apple's iPhone developer program and must adhere to its App Store policies — policies that sometimes change with little warning.<br><br>What's an app developer to do? Read on.<br><br>The difference between Web and native apps<br><br>Initially, Web apps were the only way for developers to create iPhone-specific applications; they were supported a few months after the iPhone's initial release in 2007. They allowed Web developers to create Web sites specifically formatted for the iPhone's relatively small touch screen. Working with dynamic coding options specific to the iPhone, Web developers could use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create Web-based applications that mirrored the look and feel of the apps Apple included with the iPhone. Launched alongside the new Web-clip feature that allows users to place bookmarks as icons on the iPhone's home screen, the effect was very much like creating a workable iPhone application — albeit one that required an Internet connection over Wi-Fi or AT&T's network (which, at the time was limited to the older and slower EDGE network).<br><br>Web apps were a stop-gap measure between the original closed iPhone OS and its first major upgrade in 2008, which allowed developers to create third-party apps and introduced the App Store for them to show off their wares. At first, third-party apps were somewhat limited. But with succeeding OS updates, Apple offered more capabilities, and today third-party apps can even access part of the iPhone's core features, such as using the GPS capabilities of the iPhone 3G and 3GS to acquire location information.<br><br>Native applications — those created using the Apple Xcode development environment — obviously offer developers a broader range of features. But developing native apps for distribution via the App Store also means obeying all of Apple's guidelines and purchasing a $99-per-year iPhone developer membership. It also requires a knowledge of the Objective-C programming language and a familiarity with Xcode.<br><br>The pros and cons<br><br>Deciding whether to create a Web or native app depends on a number of factors. First and foremost is the ability and willingness to learn to write Objective-C code and use the Xcode environment. For experienced Mac developers, there's very little learning curve, since the underpinnings of the iPhone OS and Mac OS X are essentially the same. However, for anyone without <a href="">web design bedfordview</a> that kind of experience, Objective-C and Xcode can be a bit daunting, which is why developers liked RunRev and Adobe's Flash Packager for iPhone, both of which offered an easier learning environment, before Apple changed the development rules for iPhone OS 4.<br><br>For those organizations simply looking to present content in an iPhone OS-specific format or to tie into existing Web-enabled resources like personal information managers or databases, there's an advantage in going with a Web app. Development will likely be easier and quicker, these types of uses generally won't require a lot of advanced features, and they rely largely on commonly used Web technologies. Take a look at Apple's Web app directory for examples of what can be achieved.<br><br>For sites that use WordPress as a blog tool or content management system, creating a Web app is even easier: There's as a WordPress plug-in that automatically formats content as a Web app for the iPhone OS and other mobile platforms such as Android, Palm webOS and the Blackberry Storm. It's freely available, and it works. Just head to on a supported device.<br><br>Although Apple supports Web apps, it doesn't maintain the degree of control over them that it does with native apps. That's largely because Web apps are essentially specially formatted Web pages. As a result, Web apps are free from any of Apple's requirements for native apps. Google actually used this as a solution after Apple refused to rule on its Google Voice app.<br><br>For developers who want to create more-robust apps — including those that take advantage of more iPhone OS core features and APIs — Web apps can be constraining. Those limitations will be even more noticeable with the release of iPhone OS 4, which will offer a wide range of new features for native-app developers. Native apps also don't require hosting the app on a Web server like Web apps, which, depending on the popularity of the app, could get rather expensive.<br><br>Web apps also can't be monetized as easily as native apps, for which developers can set a purchase price and prices for in-app purchases that deliver additional features and content. In picking which direction they want to go, developers have to settle on an ultimate goal: Is their application designed primarily to make money or simply to offer up content or information?<br><br>Business, education and internal app development<br><br>The calculus on Web apps vs. native apps changes a bit if you're creating apps only for internal use at an organization. Apple's enterprise iPhone developer program exists for creating native apps that will not be submitted to the App Store. At $299 a year, the program is more expensive than the general developer program, but it allows organizations to internally develop and distribute native apps. Since the apps don't need App Store approval, they aren't bound by all the requirements of commercially developed apps (though they still require a working knowledge of Apple's development tools).<br><br>Distributing internal native apps also requires provisioning all iPhone OS devices within the organization with security certificates indicating that those devices are allowed to run internal apps. While the current iPhone OS doesn't make deploying either the security credentials or the apps themselves as quick and easy as most systems administrators would like, it can be done.<br><br>And it's slated to become much simpler with iPhone OS 4.<br><br>Another option for enterprise environments that utilize terminal services such as Citrix are iPhone and iPad apps that allow access to virtual desktops and applications. For an organization already using such technology, products like the Citrix Receiver deliver the same level of access as a Mac, PC or other thin client. (Citrix Receiver is free in the App Store and includes demo environments for evaluation purposes.) The small screen size of the iPhone and iPod Touch imposes some limitations, though Citrix and third-party companies provide a range of ways to present data and enterprise apps in a smartphone-oriented format that can also be used with other mobile platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.<br><br>For many organizations, though, a thin-client approach might work best with the iPad. In fact, most of the medical field use of the iPad so far seems to revolve around Citrix for the ease of integration and compliance with security requirements related to HIPPA. Although the medical field seems to be pioneering these moves, they can easily be applied to a range of businesses seeking easy integration while providing secure access to data without physically storing it on the device.<br><br>Choosing the best approach<br><br>Obviously, the right answer for any individual or company depends on a variety of factors, chief among them the skills available and the ultimate goals for the app(s) they want to produce. For many, the goal of developing a task-oriented app or game will mean developing a native app for the App Store; others who are looking to focus on distribution of content, interoperability with other mobile platforms, and integration with existing systems, will find that a Web app more easily meets their needs.<br><br>There is no definitive answer for every person or company looking to provide content, solve a problem, offer entertainment or even make money, but weighing the pros and cons of each approach can shed light on the best avenue for a particular project:<br><br>Web Apps vs. Native Apps<br><br>Pros<br><br>Cons<br><br>Web apps<br><br>Fast development, easy deployment, rapid testing<br><br>No need for developer program membership<br><br>Freedom from App Store restrictions and review<br><br>Most features can be adapted to other platforms <br><br>Secure connections enable access to data without storing on device<br><br>Limited development tools<br><br>Cannot access full range of iPhone OS and hardware features<br><br>Do not offer direct sales revenue or access to iAd<br><br>Require web server hosting and related costs<br><br>No full application data storage on device<br><br>App store<br><br>Ability to showcase and monetize apps through App Store<br><br>Access to iAd, in-app purchases, game center, and other Apple-provided methods for further monetizing apps<br><br>Full range of Xcode development tools including testing/debugging<br><br>For enterprise members, the ability to develop internal tools with full access to iPhone OS tools and APIs, and distribution without the App Store<br><br>Must get Apple approval (for nonenterprise apps)<br><br>Each new version must be approved again<br><br>Requires knowledge of Objective-C and Apple's Cocoa frameworks and related APIs as well as familiarity with Xcode development tools<br><br>Development must be done on a Mac OS X computer<br><br>Cost of developer program membership<br><br>Ryan Faas is a freelance writer and technology consultant specializing in Mac and multiplatform network issues. His most recent book is iPhone for Work, published by Apress. You can find more information at and can e-mail Ryan at moc.saafnayr|nayr#moc.saafnayr|nayr.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web App Service | Microsoft Azure - 20 Mar 2017 19:47


[[html]]???????????????????? Web ?????????????? Windows ? Linux (?????) ???????????????????? Linux ????? ????????? (?????)? ???????????????? ????????????????? Git?TFS?GitHub?Visual Studio Team Services ????????????? WordPress?Umbraco?Joomla???? Drupal ????? web ??? ???? <br><br>Azure App Service ? Web Apps ??????????????????? Web ???? Web ???????????????????????.NET?Node.js?PHP?Python?Java ???????????????????? Web ???? API ????????????????????????????????????????? Web ???????? ?????????????????????????????? API ??????????<br><br>???????????? <br><br>????????????????? IDE ?????????????????????? API ????????????Office 365 ? ??????? ????????????????????? API ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Visual Studio Team Services?GitHub???????????????????????????????????????????????????????<br><br>???????? ???? <br><br>App Service ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Azure Active Directory ?????? ???????????????ISO ???????????SOC2 ???????? PCI ?????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? SLA ????????<br><br>Linux ?????????? Linux ????? ??????? <br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="250" /><br><br>Azure App Service ??Node.js ? PHP ???????????????????????????????????????????????Microsoft ????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Node.js ? PHP ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????<br><br>????????? <br><br>App Service ??????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????<br><br>DevOps ????? <br><br>????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ??????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????<br><br>?? Azure ? Web Apps ????????? <br><br>???????????????????? <br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="275" /><br><br>Azure Marketplace ?????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????<br><br>???? App Service ?????? <br><br>Mobile Apps ????????????????? ??????<br><br>???? <br><br>API Apps ??????? API ??????<br><br>???? <br><br>Logic Apps ???? ??????????<br><br>???? <br><br>???? <br><br>????? 3 ??????????? Web ???? Azure ??????????? <br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Access Your Files From Virtually Anywhere - 20 Mar 2017 09:49


[[html]]At its Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, Microsoft Corp has announced that Microsoft Office 2010 has reached the technical preview engineering milestone.<br><br>The Redmond-based company has also revealed its plans to release Office 2010 for manufacturing in the first half of 2010. Currently, tens of thousands of testers will be invited to get a taste of Office 2010 and Visio 2010 Technical Preview.<br><br>What's new in Microsoft Office 2010?<br><br>According to the Redmond giant, Microsoft Office 2010 gives you rich and powerful new ways to deliver your best work whether you are at work or home on a computer, Web browser or Smartphone. By offering more ways to access your files from virtually anywhere, Office 2010 puts you in control all the time.<br><br>Office 2010 Applications<br><br>Microsoft Word 2010<br><br>It has enhanced features to create professional-quality documents, you can work together with multiple people and almost anywhere access to your files. You can create and organize documents in less time, with less effort. Store your documents online, then access and edit Word 2010 from practically any Web browser.<br><br>Microsoft Excel 2010<br><br>Now, you can track and highlight important data trends with new data analysis and visualization tools. Like Word 2010, you can work in group over the Web. Whether you are producing financial reports or managing personal expenses, Excel 2010 gives you the proficiency and flexibility to accomplish your goals.<br><br>Microsoft PowerPoint 2010<br><br>Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 delivers improved audio and visual capabilities, which will tell you a crisp, cinematic story that is as easy to create and also powerful to watch. With new easy-to-use tools, you can polish your presentations and keep your audience's attention even longer. You can also access to PowerPoint 2010 from your Smartphone or the Web.<br><br>Microsoft Outlook 2010<br><br>The most innovative features are present in the Microsoft Outlook 2010 to have a world-class experience. It gives you tools required to stay on top of practically everything. You can save valuable inbox space with improved email conversation tracking and management. Compress long e-mail threads into conversations that can be categorized, filed, ignored or cleaned up with a few clicks.<br><br>Microsoft OneNote 2010<br><br>It gives the ultimate digital notebook experience, which stores and shares notes in one single, easy-to-access location. Now capture text, photos, video and audio files and check them virtually anywhere.<br><br>Microsoft Publisher 2010<br><br>With Microsoft Publisher 2010 you can deliver professional-quality results without having a background in graphic design, whether you are creating brochures, newsletters, e-mails, postcards, or greeting cards.<br><br>Microsoft Access 2010<br><br>With ready-to-go templates and powerful tools, Access 2010 empowers you to make the most of your information, with fewer barriers and at a lower cost.<br><br>Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010<br><br>In Office 2010, Groove 2007 has been renamed as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, which expands the boundaries of collaboration by offering fast access, online and off, to all SharePoint <a href="">web development application company</a> content.<br><br>Microsoft InfoPath 2010<br><br>With Microsoft InfoPath 2010, developers can create advanced forms for departmental and enterprise business processes, including composite SharePoint applications and document workflows all using little or no code.<br><br>Office Web Applications<br><br>Office Web Applications allow you to access documents from anywhere. You can even simultaneously share and work on documents with others online. You can view documents across PCs, mobile phones and the Web without compromising document fidelity. By offering more ways to access files from almost anywhere, Office Web Applications enable you to get things done according to your schedule.<br><br>Office Mobile<br><br>Office Mobile brings the Office 2010 tools to use on your mobile device. Now you can view documents, charts and presentations in a rich interface designed for small screens with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Mobile. Further, enjoy a familiar e-mail experience with Outlook Mobile and connect with colleagues on the go using Office Communicator.<br><br>By: piru<br><br>Article Directory:<br><br>
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Understanding the Process of Web Application Development by Jack Sam White - 17 Mar 2017 12:44


[[html]]Web application development plays a major role in building a business, starting from strategies and policies implementation, enhancement of business to business interaction to resource planning. The route to success of your business is also paved by the effective processing of web application development in your company's project work. Web application development generally deals with the development methodologies, software development life cycle and project management life cycle for software application to be built.
<br><br>Nowadays, numerous companies are on the verge of building a business with each other based on private and secured networks. Starting from the simple task like establishing simple website, transferring funds into a bank account to large scale application for enterprise resource planning or deploying a large scale web services network, web application development process is the vital backbone for many such regulations of a business.
<br><br>When you build a website to get the ideal website development, you should acquire some basic knowledge of the web development process. Here are some of the steps which you can rely on and get help to understand the process of web application development.
<br><br>The nature and scope of the project
<br><br>First, to understand the nature and scope of the project is a must to proceed forward with the following required steps. This will let you understand about its functional, features, change management requirements and possible risks going to create while undertaking the project. These all can be noted and based on all these notes the time estimation of the entire working of project and termination can be produced. Then, you can hire the required developers and managers according to requirements of the project.
<br><br>Planning and analysis of the project
<br><br>Analysis is done according to the high level requirement specification document made by the assigned team. The planning and defining of each step of project is carried out by studying the appropriate technology, project schedule, security adoption, project management, testing life cycle adoption, etc. This will help to streamline each phase of the project with clarity and accurate time framing.
<br><br>Development of Prototype
<br><br>Development phase is very important as it will be the point for the actual development work to begin. Based on the project analysis done, a prototype of the web application is developed. A prototype is very much required if the web application involves complexities and risks.
<br><br>Execution of the project
<br><br>The tasks of creating the web application architecture, frame works, designing and publish of data base structure and reporting of the project progress are all produced during the execution of the project. These are done with strict adherence to quality guidelines and project management planning.
<br><br>QA Testing
<br><br>QA testing is very much important, once the web application is built in your website going through tests are very much required. This will help your web application development to remove any bugs, discrepancies or network issues that can create hassles in performance of the application. Successful undergoing of rigorous tests will ensure that your web application development process is a good quality.
<br><br>Project Deployment
<br><br>Project deployment is the final stage. If there are any changes you want to make from the functionality of the project, you can actually do it by making your application go again to the analysis phase. The web application is deployed in the project with the acceptance of client.
<br><br>By taking the information being illustrated from the above points, you will surely get the blend of confidence and knowledge to get started with the working of web application development for your project. Further, you will be able to hire a right web development services that will definitely understand and accomplish your project requirements.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web 3.0 Applications - 16 Mar 2017 20:50


[[html]]We can just imagine or wonder how the Web 3.0 applications will be like. The drastic changes that Web 2.0 brought over to the world of Internet, leaves us dumbfounded on imagining what will be the changes in Web 3.0. Will the focus of the change mainly lie on the code or is it the applications and the interface part which will again be targeted. Before starting off our explanation on the Web 3.0 concept, let us try to understand, what were the changes that the Web 2.0 technology brought in. This will help us get a clearer idea of the Web 3.0 concept.<br><br>Transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0<br><br>Web 1.0 was the age of static pages. You can compare it to a library which contains a lot of information, but you can just absorb it. There was no way in which the information you wanted to lend out, you could pass on to the world. HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) was the order of the day then. It was the basic language on which all the web pages were designed. It left very little scope or no scope for the user to put in his input towards the sites. This triggered the thought of Web 2.0. How about having sites, where users could contribute. After all, people are the main assets to the world of Internet, and they cannot be left out, when the sites are being designed. HTML pages consisted of meta tags. This enabled the Internet search engines to decide the relevancy of a web page with the searched keyword in an Internet Search Engine. However, the keywords meta tags were exploited by some porn site's webmasters to such an extent, that it caused the search engines to question the relevancy of the meta keyword. They had to use complex algorithms to decide what should the search results be. <br><br>The focus was mainly on the source code or the language of the sites. The application part was left out. Then there was the advent of Web 2.0. Social networking sites showed up. The easiest way for users to share their thoughts and to communicate. Users were now able to actually get into the cyber-space and expand their network. Next were blogs. The easiest way how users could share information with others. Even the small comments box, that you see at the bottom of this web page too, is one of the applications of Web 2.0. Search Engines like Google, allowed new ways of Search Engine Optimization and brought in more and more relevant results. Wiki allowed new ways for users to share their own content on different subjects on the Web. Sites like Picassa and Flickr brought in new ways for users to share their pictures. The list of new applications were simply unending.<br><br>It was the dot-com bubble in the fall of 2001, which brought in the advent of Web 2.0. What people considered as a flaw in the web world had actually brought in new dimensions to the world wide web. Then there were the banner ads. The banner ads allowed two sites to interconnect. Web development languages like PHP, Javascript, AJAX, etc., became the trend of the day for web sites developers. Sites were connected to each other. A link in one site could just let you travel to another site. However, another aspect of the same was that sites needed to be more secure. This caused the designing of sites to be a cumbersome task. <br><br>Web 3.0 Concept<br><br>What was just explained was just a glimpse of the amount of changes that the Web 2.0 had brought in to the world of Internet. If this was the amount of changes that a dot com bubble could trigger, what would be the changes that the advent of Web 3.0 be like. What will the Web 3.0 applications mainly target? The most important assets, the users, are already a part of the Internet. What else can be the changes that Web 3.0 technology can bring in. Let's start off with the search engine part. Experts believe that this technology will make search engines much more smarter than the recent search engines.<br><br>Artificial Intelligence will be the order of the day. Some assume that the search engines will be such that you enter a complex query in a very much human way of talking and get just one precise output. Let's take an example. Suppose you are looking for the nearest spot near your city to go for a trekking, but you also want certain special amenities that should be nearby. May be you are also looking for a trekking group who are going on the same day and you want to ask if you want to join them. The search engines may allow you to type in a query like "I want to go for a trek not very far away from my city. If there are any more people going for a trek on the same day, it would be better if I could join them and it would be really cool if I get some place after the trek to grab a couple of beers." The search engines may simply answer you by typing you a one line answer to a place where you can go for trekking, name and address of other people who are going for a trek on the same day, and also the address of the bar where you can go after the trek. Now the question is, where does the intelligence part arise. Well, here you did not mention the name of the city you are staying in, but the search results are still popping up. The search engine determines the place where you are staying. The other trek parties who are going in for trek may have searched for some other information, but the search engine simply keeps their records too and associates them with yours to give some relevant results. It may sound amazing, but many people would definitely consider it as a breach into their privacy. <br><br>But then again, these applications that we are talking of are simply concepts. There is no proper justification or known fact that they are exactly going to take up this form. Some people, however, contradict that Web 3.0 will again focus on the code part or the language part. Needless to say, business is the main priority of all the web based applications. Companies build sites, store heavy amount of data on their servers, and most of the time, when they have to make a major changes in their sites, they need to go offline. The Web 3.0 applications are considered to allow more security and allow companies to make changes into their sites, while not having to go offline. The concept is basically that search engines will be able to read web pages as clearly as humans do. Thus, the result will be more and more relevant.<br><br>All the Web 3.0 concepts that have been discussed here may or may not come exactly like what has been described. The most important question is, whether the change will be on the application part or on the coding part. Well, we have to just wait and watch.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

A Beginner's Guide to the Best Web Design Software - 10 Mar 2017 18:36


[[html]]A website can don many faces. For some people, it is more about personal expression, for example, a blog. For others, it serves as an advertisement for their business, as it provides all relevant information that one would seek about it. And for those who are involved in an e-commerce venture, it is the very front of their business. Whatever be the purpose, creating a website that is appropriate is the actual challenge. The good news is, there is more than one road that can be taken along the path to building your website. <br><br>Some web design software/tools are simplified to such an extent that all one needs to do is drag and drop the various elements around in a readily available template. Other software follow the what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) mechanism, where one can format their work the same way as one does in a word processor, and they get to see these effects in real time. Some web designing software even provide templates so that one just needs to modify content. We have featured both visual-based web designing software, as well as powerful editors.<br><br>Before you embark on the task of picking an appropriate web design software to meet your needs, here are a few tips for aspiring web developers who are just getting started.<br><br>We have provided you with a glimpse into the various options you have, and the best software you can take the help of, especially if you are a beginner. While not all these software are free-to-download, all of them are definitely very easy to use.<br><br><img src="" width="289" /><br><br>? This program is part of a software suite that provides an all-encompassing solution to superior web creation, developed by CoffeeCup Inc. However, by itself, this software is quite capable, and provides a number of handy tools for aspiring web designers. <br><br>? There are two versions available for download; the Free version, and the Full version, which costs USD 69. Purchasers of the Full version can have access to advanced features, while basic features have been made available to those who download the Free version. However, the striking features of this software (Open from Web, Tabbed UI for different pages, etc.) have not been denied to those who are using the Free version. <br><br>? Versions of this software are available for Windows Vista and above, as well as Mac OS X.<br><br>? The key features of this software are;Learning Environment:- The software comes with an easy-to-understand user guide, and interactive learning capabilities at every step of coding.
<br><br>Code Completion:- For inexperienced HTML coders, code completion prompts you with a valid syntax as you type, which helps to minimize your code debugging time.
<br><br>Moreover, the software comes with an HTML Validator, compliant with W3C standards, that automatically tells you where and how to fix coding errors.
<br><br>Availability of Templates:- This software allows you to choose from a wide range of templates, that can give you a head-start, as opposed to designing the layout from scratch. You can view how the template looks beforehand selecting it for your page.
<br><br>Advanced Support:- Professional or experienced web designers are provided inherent support for multiple programming languages. It even comes with a CSS menu builder. Also, unlike in other coding environment, repetitive code can be modified just once, and the changes will be reflected in all instances of it.
<br><br>Open from Web:- A unique feature of this software is that it allows you to open a pre-existing page (even if you aren't the author) off the internet, and use it as a base template, where you can make changes and edit content.
<br><br>This software helps you organize various pages on your website very efficiently in a tabbed interface format.
<br><br>? Click here to download this software from the official website.<br><br>? PageBreeze is a WYSIWYG-format HTML editor, and it is one of the best available software for beginners in web design. It provides excellent tools to build simple, professional-looking web pages, and is thus favored by experienced web creators too.<br><br>? It comes in two variants; a Free version and a Pro version that is fully licensed for commercial use. While the free version is primarily designed for personal use, or otherwise for the purpose of learning, whereas one can purchase the licensed software for use in a for-profit environment, for USD 49.99.<br><br>? The major drawback of PageBreeze is that Mac users cannot benefit much from it, as it is designed only for Windows, and is compatible with most versions of Windows. It also requires Internet Explorer 7.0, or higher to be installed on the user's computer.<br><br>? The following are the key features of this software that makes it so popular with aspiring as well as seasoned web designers;Visual Mode:- Since the WYSIWYG mechanism is supported in this software, one does not need to have much prior knowledge of HTML coding, and it is quite simple to go back-and-forth from Visual to Source Modes. Changes made in one mode are instantly reflected in the other mode.
<br><br>Multi-platform Support:- The latest version, PageBreeze 5.0 (and updates), supports the latest HTML standards, and in the Pro version, web designers are even provided support for Flash and PHP. The basic version even provides web-form-generators, which can help one create web forms without the use of scripting or style sheets.
<br><br>Templates:- A variety of web page templates are provided in even the free version (obviously, additional templates are made available to licensed users), for ready creation of web pages.
<br><br>Web Page Preview:- One can preview how their page will look on an actual browser, as Internet Explorer and this software are integrated.
<br><br>Ease of Use and Support:- Help topics and online support, where users' queries are answered, are constantly provided for this software.
<br><br>The Pro version comes with other advanced features like built-in FTP Publishing, that too over secure FTP, and Multiple Editor Windows, a feature that allows one to edit more than one web page at a time, and copy-paste content, and formatting, across them.
<br><br>? PageBreeze can be downloaded here for free, and you can purchase the full, licensed version here.<br><br>? Almost everyone who has decided to embark along the road to web page development has heard of this software at least once. Dreamweaver was first developed by Macromedia, and was later acquired by Adobe. It is a part of Adobe's Creative Cloud (CC), and it is absolutely the best web design software available for both beginners as well as veteran designers.<br><br>? The interface is user-friendly, and the software interactive to make it easy enough for beginners to learn, and optimum for professionals to create masterpieces on. Since Dreamweaver is quite popular in the web designing software, there is no dearth of available web tutorials and videos to come to the ready aid of beginners, and Adobe themselves offer downloadable PDF files with in-depth tutorials and explanations for each and every available feature.<br><br>? There are versions available, that are compatible with both Windows as well as OS X.<br><br>? The only real drawback of this software is its whopping cost. For an individual user, Dreamweaver CC costs USD 19.99 per month for an annual subscription, or USD 29.99 for a single month. However, some argue that this price is worth paying for the superior experience, features, and learning environment that one can avail of with this software.<br><br>? The key features of this software are;All the basic features of a web design software, such as Syntax Highlighting, and Code Completion are present with other unique features as well.
<br><br>Live View:- Taking the WYSIWYG mechanism to a whole new level, this mode splits the screen into two, with one being your source code, and the other being a browser view of your web page, and allows you to literally see changes made in one mode reflected in the other in real time. What's more, you can restructure, copy-paste, and drag-and-drop elements even in the visual mode.
<br><br>Element Quick View:- You do not have to physically peruse through many lines of HTML code, as this mode displays the elements in a very clear manner. One can also apply CSS in this mode, and restructure, copy-paste, or delete elements.
<br><br>Multi-Platform Support:- Dreamweaver not only allows you to edit HTML and create and edit style sheets, but it also allows you to work with CSS, Javascript, and server-side frameworks (PHP, ASP.NET, etc.) Text input can be in any language; it even provides support to type in Arabic (or any right-to-left script language) in the coding mode.
<br><br>Sophisticated Style Sheet Editing:- The support for CSS in this app is unparalleled. Dreamweaver CC comes with a completely amazing CSS Designer, that not only allows you to add and edit effects using a visual tool, but also to select and copy preferred styles and paste them in other elements, giving you systematic control over the process.
<br><br>This software also allows you access the library of Adobe Edge's Web Fonts for free, that can be used in your design.
<br><br>? Click here to visit the official website, and get information about the various plans available to purchase this software.<br><br>? Reviewed to be amongst the top five web design software for beginners by a number of surveys and tech magazines, this software was developed, and is being marketed, by Avanquest Software, and is favored mainly because of its ease of use.<br><br>? It is a Windows-based software that works with Windows XP and upwards, and costs USD 49.95.<br><br>? The key features available to users are;When it comes to design, all kinds of features are available, such as direct insertion of Buttons linking to social networking websites, a built-in Spell-Check, Support to Integrate your Website with PayPal, the ability to display Online Photo Albums, and much more.
<br><br>Availability of Templates:- More than a thousand templates are available to users, and one can easily make websites on their basis. The templates are completely customizable, and have built-in working navigation links too.
<br><br>Drag-and-Drop:- While using this software, one can easily use the simple drag-and-drop features, to add content, images, or elements (forms, etc.), which are customizable, and also, all effects can be added from a visual interface, with no requirement of prior knowledge of coding languages. This makes it even more appealing to beginners.
<br><br>Support for Custom Requirements:- This software provides customizable support for features related to personal requirements, such as, if you wish to build an e-commerce website, you can choose from specific custom layouts, or if you want to perform search engine optimization (SEO) for your website, tools are available to help you.
<br><br>Web Hosting/Publishing:- Unlike many other web design tools, this software provides support right until your website is published for the world to see. From providing personalized domain names to publishing your site from within WebEasy itself, assistance is provided at every step.
<br><br>? The official website for this software, from where it can be bought, can be reached by clicking here.<br><br>? Move over, Windows-based web design software. This one is especially for Mac users. RapidWeaver is an excellent web design tool, developed and optimized for the Apple environment, by Realmac Software Ltd.<br><br>? Reasons to opt for this software are its simplicity of understanding, visual interface, convenience of use for even people who do not possess any prior coding knowledge, and the beautifully designed workflow.<br><br>? RapidWeaver 6 costs USD 89.99, and the upgrade from previous versions costs USD 39.99.<br><br>? The key features of this software are:The Markdown Feature:- One does not physically need to write any code. They can use page builders of different kinds, including photo albums, and blogs, and the code will be dynamically generated by the software.
<br><br>Autosave, and Versions:- Something that many contemporary software with the same premise have not thought of, RapidWeaver saves your project dynamically, and also allows you to revert to previous versions with ease.
<br><br>Themes and Add-ons:- Unlike other web design software, there are no limitations. One can easily design custom themes for the workflow and web pages, and in fact, there are a number of third-party companies who do exactly that. Templates are available in plenty to choose from. Moreover, the functionality of this program by itself, which will hence result in more options for web design, can be increased with the help of add-ons, such as plug-ins.
<br><br>All the basic features, like Coding with HTML, CSS, and Javascript, Support to Design Responsive Websites, a Workflow Organizer, and so on, are available, and one can even publish their website easily from within RapidWeaver itself.
<br><br>? Visit the official website to purchase this amazing software here.<br><br>? WordPress is celebrated as the most widespread blogging website/tool/software available today, and there are very good reasons why it can be used as an excellent web design tool for beginners.<br><br>? With flexible hosting and subscription options (both free and paid), a wide range of themes, or templates are available. Of which many are free, while others fall under the 'premium' category, and are thus chargeable. The facility to extend functionality by using plug-ins, which again come in both charged and free variants, not to mention the wide audience this platform reaches out to, WordPress has an extremely favorable environment for both amateurs and professionals to build websites.<br><br>? A basic blog (hosted by WordPress, and thus carrying a domain name) can be created for free, and one can have access to a whole host of free themes. The themes are all-encompassing, and fall in different categories, thus having appropriate layout, styling, and support for links. If you wish to use premium themes, or if you wish to modify the CSS styling on the themes, you need to subscribe for a premium upgrade, which costs USD 99 per year for a Premium account, and USD 299 per year, for a Business account to access still more advanced features. Premium upgradation also allows you a custom domain name, amongst other benefits.<br><br>? Plug-ins can help to turn a simple blog-format page into a comprehensive website with a different functionality. You can add forms, or email/chat support, payment options for visitors (in cases such as, if you are building an e-commerce website), image galleries, embedded videos, and much more.<br><br>? Creation of a website using the WordPress software, requires you to invest in hosting, and optionally in premium themes, and/or plug-ins (which is not even required, given the wide range of free themes and plug-ins available). However, the software is free to download, and supports the WYSIWYG mechanism of web designing, with a two-tabbed interface, having a code editor on one <a href="">web application development</a> tab, and a visual interface on the other.<br><br>? What's more, someone familiar with coding using MySQL or PHP, in addition to HTML, CSS, and Javascript, can also do so on this platform.<br><br>? Being open-source, a lot of support is provided to new users to familiarize themselves with this platform, and hence, it is the perfect stepping stone for aspiring web developers to successfully make a mark on the internet.<br><br>? Visit the website here, to start using the WordPress software, or else, create your website for at<br><br>? OpenBEXI is an open-source WYSIWYG-format HTML editor that has a GNU general public license. It is very user-friendly, and is a very handy software for budding web designers with little or no coding experience.<br><br>? Since it is open-source, it is free-to-download, is being constantly updated, and there are readily available tutorials to understand its working.<br><br>? Its key features are:Easy Visual Editor:- Since the WYSIWYG mechanism is followed, users can easily see how changes will appear in the browser view if it was an actual published website.
<br><br>Publisher:- With a built-in publisher, web pages created on OpenBEXI can easily be made live, using the OpenBEXI Publisher.
<br><br>Widgets:- Adding components to the page is very easy, without requiring prior coding experience or knowledge, as photo galleries, charts, forms, and various other elements can be easily added to the page. It also integrates tools that allow you to add dynamic elements (such as dynamic charts, grids, etc.), form input validators, and so on, to your page.
<br><br>? Visit the official website here to get started.<br><br>? The selling point of this software is its friendly user-interface that makes building websites for beginners or novices very simple. However, it is only available for Windows.<br><br>? It comes in two variants; the basic version costs USD 49.99, while the Premium version costs USD 99.99, and has advanced features.<br><br>? The key features, that make the Xara Web Designer software so appealing, are as follows.Drag-and-Drop:- Adding elements to the web page you are designing involves a simple drag-and-drop feature, which is what makes it so appealing to those who are unfamiliar with coding languages. Restructuring, resizing, shifting components around, and determining properties, such as the effect of a mouse-over action, text-wrap, or adding a hyperlink, can also be done with ease.
<br><br>Interactive Support:- The software provides a quick overview of all the features it possesses in the beginning, and later too, there is interactive support provided at every step to help beginners.
<br><br>Beautiful Themes and Templates:- This software comes with a wide range of themes and templates, to help you build any kind of website, and these have stunning layouts. Meanwhile, you can add elements like photo galleries, widgets for e-commerce sites (integration of web services like PayPal), social networking widgets, location, and much more.
<br><br>? The software can be downloaded from the official website here.<br><br>? Yet another open-source WYSIWYG-based web editor, BlueGriffon was developed by Daniel Glazman, and runs on Gecko-the same engine that powers Mozilla Firefox.<br><br>? The operating systems for which it is available include Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.<br><br>? While the software itself is free-to-download, since it is open-source, out of the various add-ons that are available for it, some are charged.<br><br>? The key features of this software are:Wide Support for Languages and Formats:- Not only can you create, open, or edit pages that have not even been created on BlueGriffon originally, but this software supports HTML5, CS3, and lets you create and edit vector graphics with a supported SVG Editor. Using MathML, any mathematical formula can be created in the proper layout. It also supports multiple languages.
<br><br>Unbelievable Extensibility:- Everything from obtaining template layouts (for beginners with minimum coding experience), table (and other format) generators, professional CSS editing, web publishing, the Active View mode (that lets you see previews in real time), eye dropper color picker, workflow manager, and even a word count, is possible by using add-ons.
<br><br>? The official website can be visited here.<br><br>? Microsoft has been one of the pioneers of computer software, and true to that reputation, the company has developed the Visual Studio software suite, which contains a handful of application development tools, including one for web design. The Visual Studio Express suite is also, additionally, free and lightweight, and the software it contains can be downloaded as per one's platform or specific requirement. Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express is one of these tools.<br><br>? Beginners will find this learning environment quite conducive, because of the depth of support available, and ease of understanding. The need for coding knowledge will seem like a drawback at first, but the software is designed to help amateurs learn professional web designing easily. For expert coders, especially those well-versed with working on the ASP.NET framework, this is a very powerful, and capability-packed environment.<br><br>? The key feature of this software include:Using this software, you are given the ability to create and/or edit absolutely any kind of website, web application, and server-end web page. One can even create a website on a remote FTP server to which one has access.
<br><br>The software supports web designing using both ASP.NET as well as HTML. For this, it has a built-in web designer.
<br><br>Design Mode:- This is a WYSIWYG-format interface, where one can make changes in a more visual interface. A Source Mode is also available for direct coding, and in this mode you have the benefit of auto-correction of code, spell-check, and a code validator
<br><br>Availability of Master Plates:- These are templates that are customizable in terms of styling. In the design mode, one can change CSS properties of any element using an easy visual interface.
<br><br>? You can visit the official website here, and download this software here.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="322" /><br><br>Since web designing is a dynamic process, and at the end of the day, the beauty of the web page depends solely on the vision of the web designer, how effective your site turns out to be is entirely up to you. While the cost and complexity involved with even the <br><br>software may make the task seem daunting, the truth is, the more you experiment and learn, the better your page turns out to be. And most importantly, although it is tempting, do not completely ignore the merits of familiarizing yourself with the basics of web designing language tools (such as HTML), as in the long run, this is what will help you design better websites.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web Apps Developers Told to Aim for Lofty Goals - 02 Mar 2017 20:56


[[html]]Beyond commercial success, developers of social applications must aspire to trigger significant change via their software and aim to improve lives and businesses, keynote speakers said Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Expo.<br><br>Focusing only on generating loads of revenue is the wrong approach and will derail software development efforts, speakers told hundreds of attendees at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.<br><br>Web 2.0 application development is still in its early days and plenty of opportunities exist to tackle big problems and make society better, said Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media, the event's organizer. "We really can change the world," he said.<br><br>He listed examples of Web applications designed to keep citizens better informed about the workings of government and to track environmental problems. "I don't know if there's money there, but damn, it's important," he said, drawing applause from the audience.<br><br>Later, Max Levchin, founder and CEO of Slide, reminded developers in attendance that the key to creating a popular Web application is to make it useful for people.<br><br>"If you build something of great value, you have nothing to worry about," said Levchin, whose company has developed many of the most popular applications and widgets on social networks like MySpace and Facebook.<br><br>Levchin, who answered questions on stage from Forrester Research analyst Charlene Li, reiterated that if developers "focus on something that is of real value to users" then "you have a business."<br><br>Of course, if you have a business, you have to generate revenue, especially at a company like Slide that has raised half a billion dollars in funding from investors, as Li pointed out while inquiring whether Slide, with its entertainment-focused applications, is a fad or whether it can justify its valuation.<br><br>Levchin said he's confident about Slide's ability to capitalize on its applications' popularity via online advertising. Because Slide's applications are so intensely engaging for users, advertisers, including large brands, recognize the value of marketing themselves within the applications' "context," he said.<br><br>The link the applications can provide between people and advertisers is much more interactive and ultimately effective than conventional online ad formats, like banners, he said. "Every [ad] campaign we've run in [Slide application] SuperPoke has been a smashing success for advertisers," said Levchin, a PayPal co-founder.<br><br>Asked how Slide viewed the problem of application spam, which boils down to social applications that have self-promoting — and often intrusive and annoying — features, Levchin said it is "one of the most <a href="">mobile app development</a> intellect challenging issues" in this market.<br><br>The reason is that social networks' user bases are very heterogeneous, so what might feel like intrusive spam to a set of users might not be objectionable to another set of users, he said.<br><br>Scott Berkun, author of the book "The Myths of Innovation," said that developers and entrepreneurs, as a prerequisite to innovating, must have identified a specific and difficult to tackle problem. <br><br>"What problem are you trying to solve?" he asked, adding that this is a question that software developers can't afford to skip or answer unsuccessfully. "Sometimes we forget the need to find a real problem."<br><br>At Microsoft's TellMe division, their problem is clearly defined: injecting voice recognition and voice commands into mobile applications, which rely too much on "typing and touching," said Dariusz Paczuski, TellMe's executive in charge of consumer services.<br><br>This is particularly important given that mobile phones increasingly pack more and more applications and are used for a rising variety of tasks in multiple scenarios, such as driving, Paczuski said.<br><br>"There has to be a better way and voice can be a part of that solution. People should be able to say what they want [from their mobile application] and get it," he said.<br><br>Web 2.0 Expo runs through Friday.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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