31Aug2014

Android Development: New Android 5.0 “Lollipop”

A new Android 5.0 version “Lollipop” [http://developer.android.com/about/versions/lollipop.html] was release in November 2014. Android powers your watch, your TV, and even your car. There is a lot cool features a new Android provides for developers. Let’s go through most amazing of them.

UI/UX

Android 5.0 introduces the Material Design [http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html] concept as UI/UX standard in Android Development. You can add real-time shadows and 3D-like look-and-feel by new android:elevation property. It’s also possible to animate elevation changes by ViewPropertyAnimator.z() and ViewPropertyAnimator.translationZ() methods.

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03Aug2014

Database Development: MongoDB 3.0 is coming

A huge amount of time enterprises and startups around the world have been using various NoSQL platforms for their Database Development needs. The open source NoSQL database MongoDB [http://www.mongodb.org] is going to major release version 3.0 in March. The latest release candidate is already available [http://www.mongodb.org/downloads]. The MongoDB team is trying to touch even higher level of new DBMS standard for any project in any industry, to be called “default database”.

Improvements and innovations

There have done a lot of work at line both the academical research and practical usage. First of all, sufficient improvements in the storage layer bring comprehensive boost performance and scalability. There is the WiredTiger storage engine.

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11Jul2014

Laravel framework: Give PHP another chance

Category: PHP Development

There is no secret that PHP Development is not so cool technology, as it was 15 or even 10 years ago. On the one hand, Java and .NET dominate in enterprise area, and on the other hand there are many modern MVC frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Django/Python, node.js, etc.) are used widely by startups at line of simplicity and lightness. PHP had lack of their cool features as both the programming language and the web development platform. You even may think that PHP was stuck in 2000. Let’s look at Laravel [http://laravel.com] — modern MVC framework for rapid PHP Development.

Laravel is the best PHP MVC framework

Laravel is not the first MVC framework available for PHP Development (Zend, Yii, Symphony, etc.), but looks like it was created to be the best one.

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16Jun2014

Password Manager is a must-have for both the security and the life

The Number of web sites and services in our daily duties grows from year to year. Each service requires standard user authentication. Generally, Application Security started with login/password pair, for all of us. It’s not easy to remember even dozen strong passwords, particularly if some service is used once per month. Keep in mind, we have to use different passwords. Usage of the same password for many web sites is the most worst thing a user can do at line of Application Security.

OpenID vs. Login/password schema

Modern web sites nowadays uses third-party authentication based on OpenID technology

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22May2014

Java 8: finally in business

The brand new Java 8 is finally on the market! That’s what a lot of java web programmers waited for. For its’ release Oracle offered so called LDK8 also known as Java Development Kit. The java developers from Iflexion feel the descent shift new Java represents with its completely new approach.

Java 8 – what’s it all about?

YoavLandman, the primary Java developer, is really happy and proud of company’s new creation. “Now you can code in totally new way. Be ready for greater options!”

Due to the new methods used to create the perspective functional paradigm in order to replace an old imperative paradigm new Java 8 will offer comfortable solutions for developers. All bugs appear to be not only easily to track, but also handy to fix. Any problem can now be decomposed in any functional value. A lot of tools can now be used for the purpose to manage binaries.

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04May2014

Hot: Mobile Web apps vs Native Mobile Applications

What’s so special about the mobile web apps?

Imagine you’ve got the tremendous idea for the mobile content. You’re ready to share it at once for as many users as possible. Guess what comes next! You get your app optimized for Windows 8, Android, BlackBerry and the handful of other OS. You pay separately to each single team, since you do need separate teams for each kind of application to be created. When you finally get your apps, you contact the app store and go on begging them to take your product. Remember not to lose their contact since most likely you’ll beg them to fix any kind of small bug or make a review pretty soon.

Ready for this hell most of mobile application developers go through?

Still there’s a handy way to avoid all these unnecessary spending and delay. You can create one single app using HTML for it to suite any platform. That’s what Iflexion mobile developers do and that’s what they strongly advise you to do as well.

What’s the profit?

  • Use the platform you like

No more need to struggle to cope with all kinds of platforms with all its specification. You save your money and efforts since the HTML app will easily get installed wherever you want.

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16Apr2014

Single-page Web apps vs Web sites?

Remember time when you had to download the whole website in order to search through the needed information? You had to dig through the whole mass of data in order to get what you really need. That was bearable when you work on PC, but became totally inappropriate the time you appeared to be working on any mobile device.

The reason is that the connection is unfortunately not as fast as on local PC. Moreover you have the limited screen and cannot accept there all the information at once.That is when the single page web applications appeared to be far more popular than full size websites.

Specialties of single-page web apps

Web app developers composed the front end to any content database. While website programming offers you to deal with all data at once, single-page applications let you pull the needed piece of data right into your hands without losing any time.

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03Apr2014

What’s new in mobile application world?

iOS developers are running the hot competition against Android App programmers.

The mobile application is nowadays the direct way to progress. This concerns everything including time, resources and of course money. That you need is to focus on the most important cases and ignore features that are just taking the memory limits.

What are mobile apps created for?

Some companies try to tighten up their budget and deny creating the separate mobile application opting for simple mobile optimized website. This is rather wrong way to solve the question, since mobile applications reach much wider audience then mobile-opted sites do. They offer more built-in options and offer easy access to various data.

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15Mar2014

Hot!: Node.js vs Java, Ruby on Rails and PHP

These breaking news have shocked the IT world! New programming issue threatens to beat up the main software programming languages like PHP, Ruby on Rails and even Java!

This fresh newcomer is Node.js and it offers some brand new features that will most likely be handy for newbies as well as for those who tend to work with over-complicated systems.

The main problem of Java developers

Each Java development company employee sometimes comes across the trouble of system being too complicated. Their script might not work correctly or may just not work at all, let along the fact that any operation takes forever to be completed.

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01Mar2014

Developing Social Networking Software for Banking

Why our banks are so interested in social media? The main reason is that media appear to be the source of bank’s popularity. They can easily get it to the top or bring down in weeks. However the problem stands in all its glory especially for huge and well known banks a lot of people tend to use. Every day they work with a lot of clients and have thousands of deals made. On the other hand they have a lot of employees which are usually not 100% satisfied with their work. This means any of them can deliver in the net their dissatisfaction about the bank he works for. And we even do not mean employees who got fired or got their salary lowered.

That’s why a lot of banks turned their attention to social networking software solutions.

Let’s see, which trends are the most popular.

Ecommerce software development

It’s really important or any bank to meet people’s needs. If people want to get access to their account through mobile phone or any other digital equipment, these options must be offered. Otherwise your clients won’t be yours anymore.

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