• DevOps for Mobile Apps

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      The term “Mobile application development” has become one of the most important factors for startups and entrepreneurs in recent years. Actually, the reason behind this is that Mobile applications are one of the most effective sources to make your audience aware of your business features and strategies.

      Mobile application development is gaining its importance day by day which is increasing mobile app revenues ultimately. According to Statista, a survey has been done in regard to this. Let’s have a look below:

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      As we know how crucial the role of Mobile app developers for the good Mobile app development is? Similarly, here we will talk about what is the role of DevOps in Mobile application Development?

      First of all, it is mandatory to throw light on
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    • Node.js VS Python: Which is Better?

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        If you are landing on this page you might be looking for several questions like:

        – NodeJS or Python: which is the right choice for my next web app development project?

        – Which programming language cost me less?

        – Which programming language is suitable for which industry?

        – Which programming language is suitable for small business or large scale enterprises?

        – Which programming language is scalable, high performing and secure?

        In this blog post, I’m going to answer all these questions AND MORE THAN THAT! So, continue reading this blog post:
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      • [Announcement] Global Game Jam 2020

          Every year on the latest weekend of January the Global Game Jam is held.


          This year this event starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31, and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 2. This weekend will be the hottest weekend of the month!

          Global Game Jam is an event dedicated to creating games (for those who still doesn't know what Game Jam is). This event is an offline event so only people participating at Jam Sites are allowed to upload their works.
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        • Top 10 Mobile Application Development companies startups can partner with in 2020

            In the current business landscape, it is important for small and mid-scale organizations to adopt modern app development strategies in order to win the race. Innovative mobile application development solutions provided by top mobile app development companies are the success fruits for any business.


            As per Statista, mobile app programmers have developed apps for various business verticals viz. sports games, ride-hailing, taxi-apps, and video apps in the year 2019. There are about 2.46 million apps available in the Google play store as of Q2 2019.


            But finding a company that can deliver cost-effective mobile application services could be a daunting task for many business owners as they have to pour their time as well as their efforts. Keeping this in mind, I have encapsulated a list of top 10 mobile app development companies that would surely help grow your business.


            The list given below is prepared by taking care of various parameters like google search, company's portfolio, reviews of the clients, ratings from firms like Clutch, Goodfirms, and Youtube.


            Find the list below:


            1) Mobcoder


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            Project Cost: $5,000+


            Locale: Seattle, WA


            Rating on Clutch: 5.0


            It is a leading app development company providing useful mobile application development solutions to its clients since 2014. Hire mobile application developers from this company as they build solutions, map a strategy and elevate product experience with their amazing product delivery. They work on all the latest technologies including Flutter, Ionic, Kotlin etc. Hence, they build innovative mobile application development solutions for their clientele.

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          • Here's an Update on Flutter 1.9 Release Coupled With Dart 2.5 Programming



              Recently during the Google Developer Days Conference in China that was held on September 10, 2019, Flutter 1.9 was released along with the updated Dart 2.5 programming language.h

              The major highlights from the conference can be summed into three major points:

              • Google has announced Dart 2.5 programming update and a new Flutter 1.9 Version upgrade.
              • Dart 2.5 will support calling C code and intelligent code completion.
              • Flutter 1.9 will support iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and new Material widgets.

              In this blog, I am going to discuss the major pointers in detail for you to understand the highlights and updates in detail!

              Let’s begin!

              What’s in store for Dart 2.5 as a programming language?

              Dart is a Google borne programming language that has been used to develop mobile, web and desktop based applications. It is an object-oriented, class defined, garbage collected language with a C-style syntax, which is used to optionally compile into JavaScript.



              The latest version of Dart 2.5 comes with these major highlights:

              -> Support for Calling C Code straight through Dart using Dart FFI Library:

              Developers who have knowledge about low-level programming languages will be excited from this announcement. The event also saw the launch of dart:ffi library, the preview of which allows calling into C code directly from Dart and Flutter.
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            • Review of WCS 5.2 — WebRTC Server for Webcast and Webcam Developers



                Alice is an experienced full stack developer, who is capable of writing a SAAS project framework on her favorite framework using php in a week. As for frontend, she prefers Vue.js. 


                A client contacts you via Telegram, asking you to develop website that will be the meeting place for the employer and the employee to conduct an in-person interview. In-person means face-to-face, a direct video contact in real time with video and voice. «Why not use Skype?» some may ask. It just so happened that serious projects – and each startup undoubtedly considers itself a serious project – are trying to offer an internal communications service for a variety of reasons, including:

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              • WebRTC streaming in and around virtual reality


                  Virtual reality is on the rise these days. The equipment that was previously the exclusive preserve of crazy scientists geeks with big money from the Ministry of Defense back in the The Lawnmower Man days, is currently affordable for ordinary people; those whose pockets are empty, can assemble a VR headset from cardboard and a smartphone according to many recipes.

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                • AdBlock has stolen the banner, but banners are not teeth — they will be back

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                • PHP Vs ASP.NET: How to Choose the Right One?

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                  Are you a business owner looking for PHP web development services or ASP.Net development services, but unable to decide the right technology for your project? Are you looking for the pros and cons of ASP.Net and PHP to take an effective decision?  I have tried to make this task easy for you by comparing ASP.Net and PHP in a very simple way.

                  There are a number of articles and blogs available over the Internet with a large amount of information about PHP Vs ASP.NET. Unfortunately, most of these blog posts are biased and typically based on promoting one over the other.  

                  In this blog post, I have done an unbiased comparison between the two most popular technologies i.e. PHP and ASP.NET in today’s world. 

                  On one side, we have PHP, the world’s most used and popular technology on the internet with billions of dedicated PHP developers across the world. On the other side, we have ASP.NET, a Microsoft platform. Sometimes, it becomes quite difficult to have a clear decision about which technology (Php or Asp.net) should we prefer for our application or website development project? 

                  Here is an elaborative comparison guide that helps you figure out the best technology for your next web app development project. I can assure you that after reading this article, you’ll have a clear idea about which technology suits you better. Moreover, you can share your thoughts and feedback in our comment box. We welcome your positive feedback for appreciating our work. Also, I will be happy to hear from you if you want us to do some improvements to my article.    
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                • The first viewer issue, or the difficulties of converting WebRTC video streams to HLS


                    George shut his laptop and rubbed his sleep-deprived red eyes. "Customers continue to complain about stream freezing; the new fix package did not help at all! What do I do with this (censored) HLS?" he said.


                    The browser is not only hypertext, but also a streamer


                    Browsers have had players for a long time, but the story is different with the video encoder and streaming. Now, in almost any browser of the latest version, we can find modules for encoding, streaming, decoding, and playback. These functions are available through the JavaScript API, and the implementation is called Web Real Time Communications or WebRTC. This library built into browsers can do quite a lot: capture video from a built-in, virtual or USB camera, compress it with H.264, VP8, and VP9 codecs, and send it to the network via SRTP protocol; i.e., it functions as a software streamer video encoder. As a result, we see a browser that has something similar to ffmpeg or gstreamer, compresses video well, streams on RTP, and plays video streams.

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                  • How to cook RTSP on your website in 2020, or why the boars will not have a chance to run away


                      RTSP is a simple signaling protocol which they cannot replace with anything for many years already, and it has to be admitted that they don't try really hard.


                      For example, we have an IP camera that supports RTSP. Anyone who has ever tested the traffic with a Sharkwire cable will tell you that first there comes DESCRIBE, then PLAY, and then the traffic begins to pour directly via RTP or wrapped in the TCP channel for instance.

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                    • Unleashing the Potential of CRM and Virtual Telephony Integration



                        Virtual phone systems and CRM need little introduction to anyone active in the business world. A look at a range of recent studies indicates that close to 40% of American businesses make at least partial use of VoIP today. The CRM software market is also growing rapidly with estimates that it will be bringing in an astonishing $80 billion in revenues in five years time. What do these two technologies share in common?
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                      • Dynamic CDN for Low Latency WebRTC Streaming with Stream Access Control


                          In the first part, we have deployed a simple dynamic CDN for broadcasting WebRTC streams to two continents and have proved on the example of a countdown timer that the latency in this type of CDN is actually low.


                          In the second part, we have incorporated dedicated servers into the CDN for performing the task of transcoding in order to provide good broadcast quality to our viewers based on the devices they use and the channel quality. In this manner, all published streams in our CDN are available to all the viewers.


                          Now, assume that a company is starting to introduce its monetization strategy where a number of streams should be available for free and the rest on a subscription basis. Or, for example, webinars for in-house staff training are broadcasted simultaneously, but each subsidiary has a separate stream, and disclosing the sales techniques used in Southeast Asia to the managers from CIS countries is undesirable.

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                        • Dynamic CDN for Low Latency WebRTC Streaming with Transcoding


                            In the first part we have deployed a simple dynamic CDN for broadcasting WebRTC streams to two continents and have proved on the example of a countdown timer that the latency in this kind of CDN is actually low.


                            However, besides low latency, it is important to provide good broadcast quality to users. After all, this is what they are paying for. In real life the channels between Edge servers and users can differ in bandwidth capacity and quality. For example, we are publishing a 720p stream at 2 Mbps, the user is playing it on an Android phone using 3G connection in an unstable signal reception area and the 360p maximum resolution that provides smooth picture at 400 Mbps is 360p.

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                          • Angular: The Best Building Companion for Interactive apps

                              Do you know there were 5 million apps in 2019? Out of these millions of apps, only a few are able to perform. There are many reasons for this but a major factor is the interactivity of an app.

                              No matter which product you are trying to sell, customers choose the one which allows them to get involved. Interactive apps are in demand for a long time. Are you wondering how can you make an interactive app?

                              The first thing which comes to our mind when we talk about interactive apps is the concept of single page application. This is because SPAs are known for their capacity to interact with the user by reloading some page elements dynamically depending upon the interaction by the user.
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                            • Advantages of Ionic Framework for Hybrid Mobile App Development | Why Ionic Framework is the Best?

                                An Ionic framework is an HTML5 mobile app development framework that helps us to develop hybrid mobile apps. The hybrid apps are a significantly small website that runs in the browser shell in an app that has access to the native platform layer. These apps have many advantages over pure native applications, which are defined in terms of platform support, speed of development and access to the third-party code.

                                One of the biggest challenges that companies normally face while creating mobile apps is the project's cost. As per the reports of specialists, they recommend going for hybrid technologies to save some bucks.

                                After NodeJS and angular, Ionic has attained a huge reputation among JavaScript-based programming languages or frameworks. By using the SAAS, the Ionic framework provides users with many user interface features which help in building interactive elements. It uses HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and then converts them into native code to make the application available for mobile devices.

                                This framework is a very successful hybrid framework because its user interface copies the native apps UI. So developers need not worry about the implementation of native appearing UI as Ionic does this for them automatically.
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                              • Dynamic CDN for Low Latency WebRTC Streaming


                                  Having analyzed earlier the capacity of standard server configurations in Digital Ocean in terms of WebRTC streaming, we have noticed that one server can cover up to 2000 viewers. In real life, cases when one server is insufficient are not uncommon.


                                  Assume gambling amateurs in Germany are watching real-time horse races in Australia. Given that horse races are not only a sports game but also imply big gains on condition that field bets are made at the right time, the video has to be delivered with lowest possible latency.


                                  Another example: A global corporation, one of FCMG market leaders with subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia, is organizing sales manager training webinars with live streaming from the headquarters in the Mediterranean. The viewers must be able to see and hear the presenter in real time.

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                                • Understandable RayTracing in 256 lines of bare C++

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                                  Understandable RayTracing in 256 lines of bare C++


                                  This is another chapter from my brief course of lectures on computer graphics. This time we are talking about the ray tracing. As usual, I try to avoid third-party libraries, as I believe that it makes students check what's happenning under the hood. Also check the tinykaboom project.


                                  There are plenty of raytracing articles on the web; however the problem is that almost all of them show finished software that can be quite difficult to understand. Take, for example, the very famous businness card ray tracer challenge. It produces very impressive programs, but it's very difficult to understand how this works. Rather than showing that I can do renders, I want to tell you in detail how you can do it by yourself.


                                  Note: It makes no sense just to look at my code, nor just to read this article with a cup of tea in hand. This article is designed for you to take up the keyboard and implement your own rendering engine. It will surely be better than mine. At the very least change the programming language!


                                  So, the goal for today is to learn how to render such images:


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                                • Kotlin: How It Is A Great Choice For Android App Development?



                                    In 2017, Google declared Kotlin as its second official language for Android application development. The language itself proving to be a modern, intuitive and pragmatic programming language. That’s why Kotlin's app development community is growing at a fast pace. For android app developers, using Kotlin with Java can reduce excessive boilerplate code which is a huge win for them.

                                    In order to heighten productivity, Kotlin language comes with amazing functional features that support Java interoperability. It has effectively improved the coding experience of developers by introducing concise expressions, abstractions, and improved syntax.
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                                  • Content Localization Strategies

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                                    Setting up the content localization and, thus, configuring the interface language of the product in such a way that the right language is rendered to the right user is extremely important for each digital platform. That’s why we have decided to translate and share with you this expert article by Nicolai Goshin from Hellicht Medien.


                                    And we strongly hope that some strategic points would be valuable for your localization projects!


                                    Background and preliminary considerations


                                    Digital projects targeting audiences in different countries or different language areas are doomed to take advantage of localization strategies. So we must answer the following question: which users should be given which content in which languages? The question at the first sight seems simple. But later in this article we will point out why this topic is, in fact, complex. And, of course, we will also address how to deal with this complexity.


                                    Let's assume a scenario in which content (for example, an online magazine) is available in three languages: German, English, and Arabic. The goal is ideally to provide content to each user in their native language. If this is not possible, the content should be provided to the user in the language that they best understand apart from their mother tongue.

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                                  • Technology and the real world: 4 Start-ups that are changing the future of interior design

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                                      Internet and new tech are currently disrupting many industries, even some that you might not think are prone to such changes. For interior design, which may seem like an utterly offline and personal thing, many people have become accustomed to sharing their homes with strangers across the world for inspiration and to simply show off their style.

                                      Here is a comprehensive list of startups that are changing the whole interior design industry and making everything quicker, more affordable, and more convenient for customers. Let's check them out!
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