How the Internet of Things influences mobile app development

Sep 11 23:10:15 by betanews.com

Today, we are in the world wherein mobile apps have dominated the market. A mobile app development software and mobile apps functions more like a bridge for forward-thinking organizations trying to create smarter devices that could boost each and every aspect of people’s lives. It could be said that mobile apps have created the foundation for the rise of the Internet of Things. Developing a mobile application is not only a viable option for businesses to keep up with the rapid pace of competition but also provide convenience to people from all walks of life, wherever they may be located in… [Continue Reading]

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Google Cloud and HashiCorp Expand Collaboration

Sep 26 19:13:00 by www.infoq.com

As part of a wider engagement with the open source community, Google have announced increased collaboration with HashiCorp. The result of this is improved Google Cloud Platform (GCP) specific functionality for Terraform, the infrastructure-as-code cloud provisioning tool, and Vault, the secret management tool. By Andrew Morgan

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9 Best Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools

Oct 11 14:01:02 by dzone.com

Mobile applications are no longer a luxury, but have become a necessity of day to day life. One of the biggest challenges that app developers faced before was creating applications that work well on multiple platforms. Not anymore; here we are sharing the top 9 cross-platform mobile app development tools that will help in designing cutting edge and productive apps in a short duration of time. The latest app code supports the concept of write once, run anywhere (WORA). The developer writes code once on one platform, and runs it on multiple platforms. The purpose of such tools is to save time and effort on the part of the developer. Developers can reuse the code and can design apps that can work efficiently on multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, and many more.

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Security Features Built into Cloud Services

Sep 11 16:00:22 by www.zdnet.com

Public cloud providers go to great lengths to secure their infrastructure, but organizations are still responsible to protect their apps and data. We look at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

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How to Implement Swagger UI in .NET and .NET Core 2.0 Web APIs [Video]

Oct 16 5:01:02 by dzone.com

Introduction In this article, we will learn how to implement Swagger UI in .NET and .NET Core 2.0 Web APIs. Also, we will look into customizing Swagger UI in both of the above-mentioned frameworks. High-Level Overview Understanding the documentation always acts as an important part of API designing. It helps to easily understand service endpoints along with its implementation without actually looking into the code or logic written behind everything. Swagger helps in providing such detailed specification in a visualized manner of RESTful Web APIs

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NoSQL standouts: The best key-value databases

Sep 13 10:00:00 by www.infoworld.com

Most any application needs some form of persistence—a way to store the data outside of the application for safekeeping. The most basic way is to write data to the file system, but that can quickly become a slow and unwieldy way to solve the problem. A full-blown database provides a powerful way to index and retrieve data, but may also be overkill. Sometimes all you need is a quick way to take a freeform piece of information, associate it with a label, stash it somewhere, and pull it back out again in a jiffy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

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Microsoft unveils its next-generation AI developer tools

Sep 25 13:04:00 by www.zdnet.com

Microsoft is readying more AI tools for developers and data scientists, including a Visual Studio Code extension and a data-wrangling tool.

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Software Architecture Roles: Who Is a Software Architect?

Sep 14 5:01:01 by dzone.com

When I started my career in IT, the Software Architect position drew my attention. The name Software Architect sounded beautiful and elegant to me, and the salary didn't seem too bad either. Then, after doing research, I decided to become one. To do that, I had to go deep through topics including software designer and coding. To me, being a software architect meant being an excellent software developer and knowing as much as I could about software design. Topics like Design Patterns, MVC, Integrations, etc., are enough to be a part of this restricted group of professionals. The fact is many people in IT still think this way. We commonly see Senior Developers or an excellent coder saying that they are an architect. After becoming a Master in Software Architecture and working primarily on architecture for many years, I can guarantee that Software Architecture goes beyond that. In this article, I will present you one re-reading of Software Architecture Roles, by Simon Brown. The focus here is not to give a comprehensive look at this large topic, but rather a quick overview of this complex, yet fascinating, position. To Simon (and myself), becoming a software architect is not a simple task. It’s a role. It’s a result of an evolutionary process where you’ll gradually gain the experience and confidence that you need to undertake the role. To him, as we consider architecture to be a “role,” it can be performed by a single person or shared amongst a team.

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‘Universal’ Windows development adds .Net Standard 2.0 support

Oct 12 23:04:00 by www.infoworld.com

Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), an attempt to foster development of apps across multiple devices all running Windows 10, now supports the .Net Standard 2.0 specification for .Net unification.But this move comes right after Microsoft revealed it was effectively pulling the plug on its Windows Mobile platform for smartphones, making Universal Windows apps less universal. In fact, Microsoft has been expanding support for Android and iOS in its various development tools as it effectively cedes the mobile market to Google and Apple.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Five principles of innovation in the cloud

Sep 13 9:00:16 by azure.microsoft.com

If you work in IT you may have noticed that you live in a world of competing agendas. On one side are the forces that expect you to do what you have always done, “keep the lights on.” On the other, you are being driven to innovate so you can seize new opportunities, support evolving business needs, and better serve customers. Despite the tendency to be risk-averse, as more and more companies move to cloud environments certain principles have emerged to help foster a more innovative IT mindset, and a more central role for IT within the corporation. The following are some of the tenets for making this transition, as covered in the book Enterprise Cloud Strategy (2nd ed.) and the related upcoming webinar: Go fast: The cloud enables projects to be spun up quickly, which allows you to “try many, use best,” and learn quickly from what doesn’t work. Push the boundaries: IT not only needs to adapt to the cloud, but embrace new architectures and processes, and test limits, including designing “net new” apps and refactoring legacy apps for PaaS and SaaS. Make data-driven decisions: Use the monitoring and analytics capabilities of the cloud to track costs and technical efficiency so you can make smart decisions about which apps are generating the biggest return. Simplify: Retire, consolidate, and right-size as many services and applications as possible to free up resources. Communicate to succeed: Establishing clear, ongoing communication with stakeholders is the single most important factor for successful innovation. You’ll find in-depth guidance on encouraging experimentation and other important facets of cloud migration in our webinar featuring authors Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner. Sign up for the webinar!

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