HTML5

The Importance Of HTML5 For Web Developers

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Traditionally, many developers used Flash when they were creating, but now that HTML5 is around that is changing. Flash has always been a pretty labor intensive product and one that is not always compatible with certain devices or platforms. This creates problems for developers if they want to reach as wide an audience as possible. If you develop an app that is not compatible with the board then obviously some people are going to miss out. Using HTML5 means that this does not happen. Developers can create apps that everyone can access and use. What Is HTML5? HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML standard. HTML5 includes detailed processing models to encourage more interoperable implementations; it extends, improves and rationalizes the markup available for documents, and introduces markup and application programming interfaces (APIs) for complex web applications. For the same reasons, HTML5 is also a…

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Android, IOS, Testing

Android and iOS UI Testing with Calabash

Testing is an essential part of any mobile app development process. Whether you are automating such tests or not, no sane developer considers their work to be done unless they have tested their app. A well-tested app usually goes through multiple steps of testing: Unit testing, integration testing, acceptance testing, and so on. As your app grows, the importance of testing increases and automation in testing becomes a necessity. While other platforms, such as the web, have advanced significantly in terms of testing mechanisms and frameworks, the mobile realm is not lagging behind. In this article, you will learn how you can use Calabash to automate the UI for your Android and iOS apps using plain English instructions and make acceptance testing them as painless as possible. What Is UI Testing All About? If you have been testing your apps manually, you are probably wasting a big chunk of your…

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Productive

Ways to be More Productive at Work

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Being productive is not always about putting in more time and working harder. It is about being smarter with managing the time you have. But what does that mean for you? First, know how you’re spending your time – What do you do with your time? The first step toward a more productive day is to determine where your time is currently going. For the next week, keep track of everything you do during your working hours. Every time you switch tasks, write it down. Rise and shine with a solid routine – Though not everyone is wired to be a morning person, having a refreshing morning ritual and then tackling the most important tasks first is an easy-to-implement strategy. Some people start their days with meditation, yoga, or a relaxing shower with their favorite music, followed by a nutritious breakfast. Do one thing at a time – You may…

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Testing

Significance of testing in software development

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Two things plays vital role before launching any product in the market. The first is to ascertain the need for it and the second is to test it thoroughly to ensure a foolproof product. The former is done even before the product is made maybe at the idea level. The launching in the market part however cannot be done without the product undergoing proper testing. The product development cycle is more or less the same for custom software development too. If anything there is a greater stress on the testing part. Impact on brand image No one wants to pay for a product that does not work the way it had promised to. Customers are adverse to the idea of paying for software that does not meet their specifications. With the software brands as with other brands, there is a lot at stake when a product is launched in the…

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reactnative

Why to use Rx with React?

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At first sight RxJS is blown up lodash but for dealing also with async. In reality it’s so much more than that. With a few simple operators you can implement Redux-like state machine, schedule animation or deal with any type of events no matter whether it’s WebSocket message or filling in the text input. Angular 2 is armed with RxJS out of the box but how about its great competitor?We at Linkites like React so much not only for what it is but also for that what you can make of it. we’ve(Linkites) been asked couple times by our clients how to integrate RxJS into an existing app. Reactive state Redux does the job and it’s way simpler than its precursor. In real live app written with Flux has many stores but it leads to unnecessary complexity and managing state dependencies. Redux with single store gained popularity really quickly. How…

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Ionic 2 Mobile Apps Development

Building Mobile Apps With Ionic 2( ionic 1 vs ionic 2 performance)

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Building mobile apps with ionic 2 (ionic 1 vs ionic 2 performance) The Ionic project is rapidly gaining in popularity. With more than 27,000 stars on GitHub, it has risen to become one of the top 50 most popular open source projects worldwide. And Team Linkites working with Ionic 1 & Ionic 2. for more information click here –>>Building mobile apps with ionic 2 (ionic 1 vs ionic 2 performance) And since the stable version of Ionic 2 was recently announced, it’s the perfect time for engineers to analyze and understand the differences between Ionic 2 and Ionic 1. At a high level, Ionic 2 is a complete rewrite of the Ionic 1 project with Angular >= 2.x. From my 2+ years of experience using Ionic 1, here’s what this will mean in practical terms. Boosted Change Detection Performance Ionic 1 is based on Angular 1.x, and Ionic 2 is based on…

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reactnative

A Truce in the HTML CSS vs. Native War Linkites

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For many years, mobile app developers have had to make a uniquely difficult choice: Do I develop my apps using the native tools from Apple or Google, or do I build my app using some sort of cross-platform solution? It’s widely accepted that native tools are needed for developers to create the best user experience. They produce faster, neater apps that look and behave the way users expect for each platform.The downside is that those tools are quite hard to learn and time-consuming to use, especially compared to tools used to build web sites. Native tools are also based on completely incompatible programming languages, meaning an app needs to be developed twice or more to run on iOS, Android and other platforms. This is an obvious cost-driver and major pain for the entire industry. Cross-platform solutions, on the other hand, have mostly been based on web technologies such as HTML,…

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Why to use ReactiveX (RxJS) ?

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  One question you may ask yourself, is why RxJS? What about Promises? Promises are good for solving asynchronous operations such as querying a service with an XMLHttpRequest, where the expected behavior is one value and then completion. The Reactive Extensions for JavaScript unifies both the world of Promises, callbacks as well as evented data such as DOM Input, Web Workers, Web Sockets. Once we have unified these concepts, this enables rich composition. What is ReactiveX ? ReactiveX is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences. It extends the observer pattern to support sequences of data and/or events and adds operators that allow you to compose sequences together declaratively while abstracting away concerns about things like low-level threading, synchronization, thread-safety, concurrent data structures, and non-blocking I/O.   It is sometimes called “functional reactive programming” but this is a misnomer. ReactiveX may be functional, and it…

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React v/s angular

React over AngularJS?

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  AngularJS and ReactJS have several different aspects: Componentization: AngularJS is based on the three layers — Model, View, Controller, and provides many standard services, factories, controllers, and directives. We divide app code into several files and can reuse template or component in a different part of the website. ReactJS helps us update the View for the user and, with Flux, can control the application workflow. React offers freedom, but it comes at the cost of additional time spent designing the structure of an application. Data Binding: Angular uses two-way data binding, it helps us write less boilerplate code to create interactions between components (the View and the Model). But Angular automatically creates a watcher for each binding and we may come to a point when an app is packed with too many watchers for bound elements. React uses one-way data binding and an application architecture called Flux controls the…

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