Analytics and the cloud: The Internet of Things

Mar 7 14:17:16 by big-data-hub-blog

This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.

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Continuous Delivery Comes to Visual Studio

Feb 8 16:39:00 by www.developer.com

The new extension for Microsoft's IDE integrates with the Azure cloud computing service.

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A Short Guide on How to Get Started With Agile Project Management

Feb 8 13:01:00 by dzone.com

Agile has several advantages over Waterfall. Agile is more suitable for software development, but not all companies are ready to move from one to the other. Waterfall has served us well for a long time, and is still considered a good methodology by many companies who integrate it into their day-to-day work. Agile is a relatively new methodology in development. A couple of key differences between Agile and Waterfall are the methods used in each to control the development process, and the way each is used in the process of formation requirements. In this article, I’ll tell you step by step how to smoothly move from Waterfall to Agile.

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typescript: Using ES6 and ESNext with TypeScript

Mar 13 13:53:42 by egghead.io

TypeScript is very particular about what is and isn't allowed in a TS file to protect you from common developer errors. By default if you set the compile target to ES5 it only allows you to use globally defined variables that were available in the ES5 time-frame. That said it is super easy to configure TypeScript to use ES6 or ESNext using the `lib` option. We also cover how to make sure that these features work across the widest range of browsers using a simple polyfill.

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6 Common Errors Android Developers Make

Feb 13 17:01:00 by dzone.com

Designing mobile apps is quite different from desktop programming. In desktop programming, developers are certain to assume that users have high-speed Internet, larger screens, electricity, and a keyboard to interact with pages and they keep these things in mind while designing. This is not so with mobile app development. App developers who are new to the field, especially those with desktop programming experience, often make similar errors when writing apps.

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Native vs Cross-Platform App Development: Pros and Cons of PhoneGap, Titanium, and Xamarin

Mar 8 6:01:00 by dzone.com

Every day, Entrepreneurs and business owners launch hundreds of new applications across the app marketplace with help from individual developers, or by partnering with an app development company. Careful planning and strategic technology decisions will help ensure a successful launch and encourage adoption. The user interface (UI), experience (UX), and desired functionalities all have to be considered before settling on a platform. Afterward, an appropriate development process should be implemented. Whether the app will be native or cross-platform will determine a lot. The app’s preferred platform and programming language play a huge role in how intuitive the product is to users, as well as the type of audience that will primarily use the app. For example, will the app only be available for Android or iOS devices? The decision to choose native or cross-platform for app development ultimately depends on the business’s goals. No matter which route is taken, each method has its own strengths and drawbacks.

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5 Basic Skills for Front-End Development [Infographic]

Mar 4 17:01:00 by dzone.com

Find out now what do you need to know to become a frontend developer. Check this small list of some basic skills we picked out and make sure you have them.

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Top 5 Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools for 2017

Mar 3 15:01:00 by dzone.com

Mobile devices are proliferating in the business industry like never before. The demand for platforms and tools that are capable of running on diverse platforms is on a steady rise. Each of these has certain specialties, features, and their own share of limitations and advantages. Such development tools are launched with a specific purpose and hence focus on different aspects of development. The demand for these tools is expected to surge ahead in the coming years. According to Forrester research, over 60% of enterprises have already engaged in cross platform mobile app development for their business. It is further expected that the market for cross-platform mobile app development will continue to increase at an annually compounded growth rate.

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Be an Exceptional Software Developer: Learn Faster and Stay Motivated!

Feb 14 18:01:00 by dzone.com

Don’t believe the articles that claim exceptional software developers are born and not made. There are countless studies proving that grit, determination and the right mindset can help us achieve more than relying solely on talent, and learning how to be an exceptional software developer is in your reach.

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IBM QISKit Aims to Enable Cloud-basaed Quantum Computation

Mar 11 13:00:00 by www.infoq.com

The Quantum Experience team at IBM has started to open source their quantum software QISKit, writes quantum computing and information scientist Jay Gambetta. QISKit allows developers to explore IBM cloud-enabled quantum processor using Python. By Sergio De Simone

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