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Sencha Unveils Unified Platform to Design, Develop and Manage Web Applications - 09 May 2017 09:22


[[html]]SANTA CLARA, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE)Sencha, <br><br>a leading provider of HTML5 desktop and mobile web application <br><br>development technology, today announced the Sencha Web Application <br><br>Lifecycle Management Platform. In response to increasing fragmentation <br><br>of devices, mobile platforms and operating systems, the new Sencha <br><br>Platform empowers development and IT departments with a unified and <br><br>comprehensive approach to application development, including designing, <br><br>rapidly prototyping, developing, testing, securely deploying and <br><br>managing intuitive and compelling applications. The announcement of the <br><br>Sencha Platform was made today at SenchaCon <br><br>2015, "The Future of Application Development," in Santa Clara, CA.<br><br>"The current siloed approach to developing and managing applications for <br><br>multiple devices and operating systems is extremely inefficient and <br><br>costly, contributing to lower productivity and delayed time-to-market of <br><br>the critical desktop and mobile apps that companies need to drive their <br><br>business and connect to their customers," said Art Landro, CEO of <br><br>Sencha. "The Sencha Platform is designed to remove the complexities and <br><br>cost associated with every facet of web application development, from <br><br>genesis to post-deployment, on every conceivable device used by an <br><br>organization's employees, contractors or partners. With the Sencha <br><br>Platform we're delivering on our promise to developers and enterprises <br><br>to enable a single, seamless solution that provides users with the right <br><br>experience on the right screen at the right time."<br><br>"Enterprises need to go beyond mobile and multichannel to omnichannel. <br><br>[…] Many firms find it hard enough to create consistent omnichannel <br><br>experiences, but consistency is just the starting point. As the number <br><br>of devices customers use and own grows, they will expect cross-channel <br><br>experiences as part of a superior experience," said Michael Facemire, <br><br>principal analyst at Forrester Research.1<br><br>The Sencha Platform extends the integration between the Sencha Ext JS <br><br>framework and Sencha Space management solution to deliver more robust <br><br>analytics and debugging, making it easier for organizations to quickly <br><br>spot performance problems and drill down into the application to <br><br>identify potential issues impacting its architecture.<br><br>The core capabilities and benefits of the Sencha Web Application <br><br>Lifecycle Management Platform include:<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src=" Athletics.jpg/238f3c69-28b1-4a3e-8566-fd7157e6eacf?t=1449793225747" width="388" /><br><br>Design<br><br>App templates for Ext JS and the GXT frameworks so developers can <br><br>design visually compelling and modern web apps more quickly<br><br>Theming tools for customizing the look-and-feel and creating <br><br>personalized brands for organizations<br><br>Develop<br><br>Single JavaScript framework <a href="">web application development</a> to seamlessly build applications for <br><br>desktops, tablets and smart phones<br><br>New Power UI components including the Sencha PivotGrid for robust data <br><br>analysis<br><br>Enhanced charting and data visualization capabilities<br><br>Enhanced integrations into the developers' workflow with IDE plugins<br><br>Tablet support for GXT including touch gestures and momentum scrolling<br><br>Test<br><br>An early access version of Sencha Inspector, providing enhanced <br><br>testing capabilities to identify potential performance issues and <br><br>architectural complexity<br><br>Deploy and Manage<br><br>Enhanced application performance and activity reports<br><br>In-app event capture and analytics<br><br>Desktop debugging capabilities<br><br>Generally available in June 2015, the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle <br><br>Management Platform is open and modular, so customers can opt to either <br><br>purchase the comprehensive Platform or modular elements of it.<br><br>About Sencha<br><br>More than 10,000 customers and 60% of the Fortune 100 rely on Sencha to <br><br>deliver innovative applications that drive their business. Sencha <br><br>provides and supports enterprise-class Java and JavaScript frameworks <br><br>that leverage HTML5 to deliver solutions for desktops, smartphones, <br><br>tablets and more. The Sencha family of products is engineered to support <br><br>application development teams and IT organizations throughout the entire <br><br>application lifecycle process from architecture, design and development <br><br>to testing, deployment and management. Customers can confidently deploy <br><br>solutions to end users no matter what device or platform they are using. <br><br>Visit us at<br><br>1 Forrester Research, Inc., The Future Of Mobile Application <br><br>Development, January 2015[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Web Application Security Risks You Should Know About - 08 May 2017 10:25


[[html]]Now that majority of the internet citizens have dealt with the nasty Heartbleed bug, it's time to take a look at some of the most common security risks that we can experience within our web applications, and perhaps it's time we look into those risks at a much deeper level.<br><br>At the end of the day, our customers and employers expect only the best from us; and security issues are not something that you just put aside for later. This year, we saw a huge attack being made on the very popular retail store Target; see here for details - in this attack, 110 million user account details were exposed to hackers.<br><br>Last year, Adobe Systems Inc. got attacked by hackers, which lead to an exposure of 3 million user accounts; read the report here - and the year before that, LinkedIn experienced an attack that led to 6.5 million user accounts being exposed to the public.<br><br>I don't consider such activity as normal, and although for the average person it only means that he needs to change his password, for many business owners and other money related institutions - it means plenty of headache, sleepless nights, and a lot of security work to be done.<br><br>We need to make sure that we're securing our web applications the right way, it's important that developers are aware of the common security pitfalls, and do everything in their power to prevent a new product or an application to be easily exploited, vulnerable.<br><br><img alt="2014-04-17-OWASP.png" src="" width="570" height="201"/><br><br>The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open-source web application security project. The OWASP community includes corporations, educational organizations, and individuals from around the world. This community works to create freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies. <br><br>The OWASP open-source community is hands-down, the absolute best resource for any developer or business owner to go-to whenever there is a need to look into new security issues, or find a way to patch old ones. OWASP offers a handful of solutions, some of which include:<br><br>Security tools and ethics
<br><br>Security books on variety of topics
<br><br>Security libraries and controls
<br><br>State of the art research
<br><br>Provides conferences all across the globe
<br><br>Mailing list access for latest updates
<br><br>Hackers, criminals, or whatever is the word we may choose to give people who exploit vulnerabilities, they've got access to a wide variety of ways of manipulating your infrastructure, more specifically - your web applications.<br><br>It's important to know that there isn't just one way of attacking a web application, but multiple ways that have their own scale of difficulty and threat level, some are less serious; while others need to be avoided at all costs.<br><br>A tiny mistake can go a very long way, and in the worst case scenario, it may even put an end to your company - which would be unfortunate, giving that we've got access to all this material on how to protect ourselves and our customers.<br><br>10 Web Application Security Risks<br><br>Last year, OWASP foundation published a list of the top 10 most serious web application security threats, and it's the most detailed review of these flaws that you will find anywhere else on the web. <br><br>You can find that list by following this link, make sure that you've got time on your hands - as there is plenty of research and new information to learn about.<br><br><img src="" width="319" /><br><br><img alt="2014-04-17-Top102013Top10OWASP.png" src="" width="570" height="184"/><br><br>It will all make more sense when you begin to investigate your own code, and start implementing the much needed precautions as provided by the OWASP foundation website. It's more serious that we think, and in the most recent news - a security company from Sweden, had gained read access to one of Google's production servers; a feat that many hackers dream about.<br><br>They were rewarded a $10,000 bounty, and plenty of media attention to last them for a lifetime. Are you serious about the security of your web applications, and what steps have you taken to prevent such attacks from happening?<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 1

How Does Microsoft Office 2010 Compare? by Chris Holgate - 08 May 2017 10:23


[[html]]The release of the new Microsoft Office suite isn't the most exciting thing in the world, the fact that it is used nearly every day on my work computer doesn't help matters. Nevertheless, I thought it would be good to compare it to the older versions to see how it stands up against them.<br><br>With the final release due in a couple of months, Microsoft have provided a beta test version of Office 2010 that's free for members of the public to download. The beta test version will run unhindered <a href="">web development application company</a> until October 2010 at which point users must decide whether they wish to purchase the final release or have it removed from their hard drive.
<br><br>For the sole reason that it costs money to buy, the majority of users may still be better off with the free OpenOffice Suite ( as it still includes all of the features needed but at no cost. This having been said, the Office Suite has remained a popular flagship product over the years due to business users often requiring a specific function or application only present in the Microsoft offering. I, for example, use Outlook on a regular basis and haven't yet found an alternative that suits my needs.
<br><br>Having not been the biggest fan of Office 2007 (especially the 'ribbon' interface discussed in the past) I wasted no time downloading the 64-bit professional version of the beta to put it through its paces. I have now been using it for a couple of days it does appear notably faster than Office 2007 and certainty incredibly stable. The speed increase could easily be attributed to the fact that a 64-bit version of the application is now available to run on modern 64-bit computers.
<br><br>Office Professional 2010 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher. The home edition (also currently available in beta) includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. After the official release, computer manufacturers may choose to bundle new machines with a starter edition of Office which includes just Excel and Word; this version of Office will replace the aging Microsoft Works Suite.
<br><br>Although the ribbon interface remains, it is certainly a lot clearer than that provided with Office 2007; it is a far more simple application to navigate, the familiar file menu is back, there are fewer fancy borders and colours and it is also customisable to the users individual tastes. The applications look and behave like a 'family' now and have become more intuitive to use as a result of the more refined user interface.
<br><br>An important new feature due for release in the final version but missing from the beta is the 'Web Apps' which will extend the Office functionality to a compatible web browser. Very similar in form to Google Docs, Office Web Apps allows users to collaborate, edit and share Office documents online. This is an incredibly important new feature that has no doubt come about due to the success of Google Docs and one that I would like to field test when complete.
<br><br>This article isn't long enough to go in to details about minor new features so I will summarise by observing that the changes made from Office 2007 to Office 2010 are evolutionary rather than revolutionary; just as Windows 7 was an evolutionary change compared with Windows Vista. Excluding the Web Apps there is nothing substantially new however the minor improvements are certainly welcome as is the chance to road test a new piece of software completely free of charge for a year.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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