Role of Low-CodeOps in transforming DevOps
The adoption of low-code software development platforms has drastically increased with COVID-19’s economic consequences, which eventually drove digital initiatives. Enterprises are turning to low-code platforms to build new apps faster. But the real prize comes when low-code’s principles of automation and abstraction are extended to a DevOps methodology of software maintenance and management. Let’s take a look at how Low-CodeOps can transform DevOps.
User Experience Design Rules
When users use an application, they simply want the app to do its core function. Therefore, it’s essential to eliminate any extra processes that will tire the user. Let’s take a look at some of the UI/UX rules or laws to better understand the design concept.
React component writing guidelines
While working with React framework it’s important to follow certain tips to write clean React components. This way, your code will be better organized. Let’s take a look at the guidelines.
UI/UX micro typeface tips
It only takes the smallest changes to improve your designs to create efficient and accessible UIs. Let’s take a look at some of the UI/UX micro tips for improving your design.
Dark UI Design Principles
Nowadays Dark UI designs can now be found everywhere from mobile phones to giant 60-inch televisions. Usually, a dark color scheme can convey strength, luxury, and sophistication. However, designing for dark UIs poses several difficulties. Designers should take a step back before diving into dark UI.
An Evaluation on DevOps Capabilities
Today, the need for organizations to move towards their DevOps journey, requires understanding the DevOps capabilities. An Assessment of DevOps Capabilities determines measures and accelerates continuous improvement. Let’s take a look at the 5 DevOps capabilities.
The Cloud Agnostic Paradigm
‘Cloud Agnostic’ refers to applications and workloads that can be seamlessly moved across other Cloud platforms. The Azure resource manager (ARM), AWS CloudFormation, and Terraform are the three major Cloud infrastructure deployment solutions. Let’s take a look at the comparison of these 3 in terms of Usability and Vendor lock-in.
Winning over the web using Flutter
The rise of IDT (Intentional Data Transfer)
If you are familiar with databases and, data warehouses, then you must have come across the term ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load). It’s a process wherein data is gathered from databases and loaded into another data warehouse such as Amazon Redshift.
Securing AWS Cloud
AWS Cloud offers many benefits, as such a growing number of people are now adopting cloud. However, there are chances that cloud adoption can lead to security risks. Avoiding these risks will mean building a comprehensive security strategy. Here’s how you can have a secure relationship with AWS Cloud.
Creating Better Digital Experiences with UX Writing Principles
UX writing is not given that much attention. The words used in digital experiences are written by different people, from designers to engineers, in different ways, without any proper guidance. But a good understanding of UX writing is vital in creating better digital experiences. If the words in your product are complex, Users are going to assume that your product is complex, uninspiring, and unfriendly.
5 well-known DevOps myths debunked
It’s essential to distinguish DevOps myths and facts to lead digital transformation projects. Most organizations have deployed DevOps successfully to accomplish goals, but there are still a few misconceptions circulating the community. Let’s take a look at the 5 most common DevOps myths.
Flutter 2.0 is here!
Google has finally unveiled Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 after a long wait. This new version is mostly designed to highlight Flutter’s continued transition beyond mobile to support apps wherever they reside i.e the web and desktop. Let’s take a closer look at what few features have been added to Flutter 2.0.
Tips for creating Helm Charts in a Kubernetes Application
Kubernetes doesn’t really provide a packaging solution for the resources of the application and this is where Helm comes into the picture. Helm packages the Kubernetes resources needed to deploy an application into a unit called a chart. A Helm chart not only encapsulates the Kubernetes resources but can also explicitly defines the order of the creation of these resources. Let’s take a look at how to create Helm Charts in Kubernetes applications.
Microservices best practices for optimal architecture design
The way server-side engines are structured has been altered by microservices. Microservices represents a distributed systems model, where a group of application components work together and deliver business needs. By following certain best practices, you can achieve an efficient microservices ecosystem.
The Role of Automation in Digital Transformation
Before the pandemic, Digital transformation was more like a five-year plan for many companies. But now companies in every industry are forced to adapt to an increasingly online-first world. One such industry is the IT industry, wherein manually testing out the application is time-consuming. Hence, many companies have moved towards Automation. By automating mundane tasks, employees can focus on other important tasks.
Types of Grids in Digital Design
Grids are like a system of organizing content and layout. They create a proper alignment and organize the content of the design. Grids help give shape and give a hierarchy to digital design and it can be a bit challenging to place elements without grids. Grids are important for creating a good user experience as well. There 5 main types of grids are as follows
Introduction to Multi-Tenant Architecture
Many customers or tenants share the same application, running on the same operating system, hardware, and data-storage mechanism in a multitenancy architecture. Every tenant’s data is isolated and remains invisible to other tenants and very often Multi-tenancy is used by Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.
Principles of Icon Design
Icon’s play an important part in UX design as they stand as a comprehensible symbol of a software tool, function, or a data file and it is the first thing that gets imprinted in the minds of the users using the software/tool. Creating a high-quality icon requires a thoughtful approach and a lot of practice. Let’s take a look at the principles to keep in mind while designing Icons for an application.
Common mistakes to avoid when using Angular
While developing applications for Mobile or Web, developers might get stuck while coding and could be for various reasons. To maintain a high-quality application, it’s best to be aware of certain pitfalls and try avoiding them. Let’s take a look at some of the most common mistakes to avoid when using the Angular framework.
AIOps boosts organizational efficiency
The global pandemic caused business owners and IT teams found themselves scattered and with a new goal, to make the organization effective while working remotely. The sudden shift to remote work made it worse for existing challenges, like managing hybrid environments, personnel management challenges, and teams struggling to adjust. Enterprises still had to focus on staying ahead of their competitors too.
Optimizing React Native Applications
React Native, a powerful framework used for building IOS and Android applications. When it comes to optimizing it, there are times when it has to be done faster and also maintain the flow of the business. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to optimize your React Native application with best practices.
Signs you’re doing DevOps the right way
There’s a misconception that using certain tools and practices defines how well an organization is using DevOps in the right way. But that’s not true, to be a DevOps-centric organization, there are specific DevOps principles and processes which ensure an organization is optimized and automated. Let’s take a look at the signs you should be looking out for.
How to avoid coupling in Microservices
Microservices is an architectural style of building systems using simple, lightweight, and loosely coupled services that can be developed independently. The coupling can happen if a change to one microservice enforces an almost immediate change to all other microservices that collaborate with it directly or indirectly. Let’s take a look at some poor design decisions that violate loose coupling and lead to distributed monoliths.
5 Stages of Agile Development Lifecycle
Agile development is a process where there is a continuous shift in technology design and development through an iterative approach. In order to deliver a product that is much more valuable in a short span of time, the agile life cycle splits the system into smaller parts. Let’s take a look at the 5 phases of the implementation of the Agile system development.
How to use the Animated Cross Fade widget in Flutter
Flutter is quite popular and known for its incredible selection of widgets and tools. The Animated Cross Fade widget is a crossfade between given children, it animates itself between its shapes. It is animated in the same place and changes its shape and color and can be used in any other widget such as text images. The crossFadeState parameter controls the animation. Let’s take a look at some of the properties of Animated CrossFade.
Pilot Testing DevOps During Pandemic
Software developers and testers quickly adapt to changes and the fast pace of IT. Ever since the pandemic started, SaaS adoption has become a go-to platform for businesses of all sizes looking for business continuity and enabling innovation during these tough times. Developers have worked at an increasing speed to configure, test and deploy features and services to their clients. However, this quickened pace can lead to the abandonment of proper security guardrails. Let’s take a look at some of the key ways to test and mitigate certain risks.
Improve the quality of your User Interviews
User interviews are a method where user researchers use to learn more about their customers. They talk to users one-to-one about their wants and needs. Interviews are simple, but it can be easy to mess them up and ask the wrong questions. The most common mistake is to ask your interviewee to come up with a solution. The design part should be left to the professionals. Let’s take a look at some of the most common bad questions and what to do about them instead.
Layered Architecture – A complete overview
The layered architecture pattern, also known as the n-tier architecture pattern. This n-tier architecture is like a standard for most Java applications and is widely known by most developers and architects. The layered architecture pattern does not specify the number of layers but the most layered architectures consist of four standard layers i.e the presentation, business, persistence, and database.
The role of Event-Driven Architecture in eCommerce
The event-driven architecture is a popular architecture for building fast-paced and highly scalable applications. It is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose components that asynchronously receive, and process events. Let’s take an example of an eCommerce website to understand this concept better.
DevOps for the development of high-performance applications
DevOps experts understand that creating an efficient high-performing application goes hand-in-hand with four key objectives of digital transformation i.e extending performance testing to new roles, integration into CI/CD processes, performance monitoring, and continuous optimization.
How to overcome the barriers to DevOps
DevOps has been developed for a while for more than a decade I should say, but many companies still face challenges to implement it successfully. Some of the most common barriers include natural human resistance to new ideas, budget constraints, and a lack of specific skills. Lack of collaboration between Dev and Ops is one of the main barriers to DevOps. Let’s take a closer look at the barriers and the solutions required for them.
Exploring Flutter’s AnimatedSwitcher widget
Flutter’s AnimatedSwitcher widget lets you switch between various widgets with an animation, the default animation will be the fade transition.
4 Ways to Scale DevOps in 2021
January is a month full of goal setting and preparing for the year ahead. Setting certain goals is helpful for businesses, it gives a clear picture of where you want to go and how you plan to get there. Let’s take a look at some of the DevOps-related initiatives in order to scale.
Powerful React Libraries to try in 2021
We all know that React is a popular choice for app development. There are thousands of packages and libraries available to build seamless web applications. React libraries provide better and faster ways to create customized components. Let’s take a look at some of the more powerful React libraries to look out for in 2021.
How MDR solutions benefit DevOps
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a newcomer in the cybersecurity realm. MDR is already making an impact on enterprises seeking better security. The latest research says, by 2025, about 50% of organizations will be using MDR services for threat monitoring, detection, and response functions. Despite the rise in MDR, there’s still confusion among enterprises about MDR and how it should fit into enterprise IT.
Why Flutter is the new Mobile App Development trend in 2021
Flutter was launched in 2017 and is still a pioneer, particularly in cross-platform application development. The top mobile app development companies have already made the shift to Flutter in 2020. The most experienced experts in the mobile app development industry have claimed that Flutter is going to retain its fame in 2021 due to its exclusive benefits. Flutter also happens to be perfect for MVP.
6 UI design trends for 2021
New trends for UI/UX appear every year. There is no point in trying out the trends and best practices from 2019 or even 2020. What you need is to know the trends that are likely to gain ground in 2021. Let’s take a look at some UI design trends for the year 2021.
The benefits of early and late DevOps testing
The benefits of early and late DevOps testing
Companies that are actively working towards optimizing DevOps, are adopting testing practices throughout the software application design, development, and production phases. Testing can include either shifting testing operation i.e testing during the early stages of development but it’s also important to remember that errors can arise at any stage of the development cycle.
Challenges of Software Distribution
Software distribution is a crucial part of the delivery process. Once applications are developed, software artifacts need to be securely distributed to the next stage in the SDLC. The next stage could be testing, or distributing to the last-mile of deployment to production.
5 common DevOps myths
DevOps leaves plenty of room for interpretation and assumptions. DevOps is all about enabling people to collaborate across different roles to deliver value to end-users. When making that shift, it is easier to take stock of what DevOps is, and it’s better to bust those myths that typically hold back DevOps true potential.
Trends influencing DevOps and DevSecOps adoption
As we all know, DevOps is a combination of methods and tools for seamless delivery. Adding to it, DevSecOps provides multiple layers of security to the clients by integrating highly secure and robust tools. This outcome of integrating DevOps and DevSecOps has made it a trendy work cycle. Let’s take a look at some of the trends influencing the DevOps and DevSecOps adoption in organizations.
Migrating native apps to Flutter
Developing mobile apps with Flutter is a good choice for projects that start from scratch. But what about those enterprises that already run native apps? How much would the migration costs be? Determining the migration cost depends on factors such as the characteristics of native code and business situation. Let’s take a look at some of the important factors for migration costs.
CAP and PACELC theorem, and how they apply to Microservices
The CAP theorem states that a distributed system can deliver only two of the three overarching goals of microservices i.e consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. Not only is it impossible to have it all but developers may even struggle to deliver more than one of these qualities at a time.
Understanding XDR: The DevOps Transformation
XDR (extended detection and response) is a security technology that unites multiple security systems. Organizations are transitioning from traditional systems such as EDR and SIEM to XDR. It can detect threats quickly by automatically collecting information from across the IT environment i.e endpoints, servers, email, and social media messages.
Attacks usually occur in the borders between security silos. Each silo may be adequately protected by a security solution, XDR connects silos with a unified threat identification and response strategy. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of XDR.
The rise of Cloud Native Computing
Most organizations have realized the need to move their business infrastructure to the cloud. Many have chosen to migrate their legacy systems to cloud computing. Today, companies are opting to build cloud-native applications. Unlike legacy applications that migrated to the cloud, cloud-native applications are built for the cloud. They run in containers, deployed as a part of microservices, and managed using DevOps and agile methodology.
4 DevOps antipatterns and how to break them
DevOps is a straightforward concept. It is all about bringing together separate but functional areas and bridges the gap between software development and IT operations with the goal of delivering software faster.
The road from legacy tech to Cloud Native
In this year’s Kubernetes Conference, Cloud Native Computing Foundation community members gave solutions that will help organizations that aren’t cloud-native make a new type of digital transformation i.e from legacy architectures to containers and microservices. The exact numbers for container and Kubernetes adoption among enterprises are tough to nail down, but the general Kubernetes use is poised for growth.
Why Secrets Management is critical to DevOps pipeline security
Developers often leave sensitive pieces of code embedded in applications and files. One popular real-world example is the way in which some developers use GitHub, a hugely popular source-code management system. Most developers use GitHub casually, leading to an increased risk of insider threats and hacking incidents. In 2016, Uber’s source code repository was hacked via GitHub, accessing the intellectual property and the personal data of more than 7 million Uber drivers and 50 million users.
Transaction handling in Microservices
It’s challenging to handle the transition from a monolith to a microservice architecture. Transaction handling is the center of this issue. A typical database transaction done in a web application using local transactions is now a complicated distributed transaction problem.
3 DevOps trends you need to know for 2021
Digital capabilities are the key to developing and deploying rapid innovation during the pandemic. There are three trends within DevOps that will further improve the pace of digitization.
Five steps to improving mainframe agility
This pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in most organizations. People have become more reliant on online platforms whether it’s for groceries, streaming entertainment. or banking. According to a survey, deployment frequency for new features will increase at a higher rate (41%) than non-mainframe applications over the next year. This will require organizations to ensure development on the mainframe is more agile than ever. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices.
Scaling DevOps in enterprises
Many organizations rely on internal platforms and automated change management processes in their devops journeys. A recent survey of more than 2,400 technical professionals talking about their adoption of DevOps and the three key themes from the most high-performing organizations. Let’s take a look at it.
5 big data goals for 2021
Big data leaders are looking to improve data quality and turnaround of big data projects, as well as performance in meeting business objectives. While 2020 hasn’t been a normal year, you still have to plan for the future. Let’s take a look at some of the big data plans for 2021.
How to integrate AI in Flutter
The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first introduced during the mid 20th century, with significant advancement and innovations. Now AI has become part of mobile applications as well.
Continuous Delivery in Mobile App Development
CI/CD adoption typically starts with agile development teams working on well-funded systems. But what about all those other applications with lesser resources? Can continuous delivery be a reality for all applications? The answer is yes! Every application can be changed, whether it be code changes or changes to the supporting databases.
Value stream management in software delivery
Many enterprises have already adopted new methodologies such as Agile and DevOps to support their software development work. Value Stream Management (VSM) ensures that software and services under development deliver value for employees and customers. Many enterprises struggle to know exactly what value is being derived from their software development efforts.
How to reduce circular dependencies in Microservices
A circular dependency is a relationship between two or more application modules that are codependent on each other. Circular dependencies in a microservices-based application can impact the ability of services to scale or independently deploy.
How the Cloud is transforming software development
SaaS is used in many applications across various industries, from finance to manufacturing. There are several ways in which cloud-native computing changes the development, deployment, and operations approach of the typical software application or product. Let’s take a look at how the cloud is changing software product development.
5 fundamental principles of Microservices design
One of the biggest challenges for teams starting off with microservices is adhering to the essential design principles. Part of this challenge arises from confusion about what exactly is a well-designed microservice. A microservices architecture requires a carefully constructed group of individual components that work together with efficiency. Let’s take a look at the 5 more important design principles in a Microservices architecture.
How to scale your DevOps structure
The development of DevOps is arguably the most important transformation for IT teams in the last decade. By integrating continual development into the operations lifecycle, many software teams have achieved huge gains when it comes to agility and resilience. Scaling DevOps comes with a number of key challenges for managers, employees, and leaders. Let’s take a look at how you can effectively scale your DevOps structure.
How to secure your React Native application
Securing the data in an application is an important factor and React Native provides 3 libraries to effectively secure data. Let’s take a look at those factors:
Inter-service communication in Microservices
The goal of a microservices architecture is to sufficiently de-couple the application into loosely coupled services. The distributed micro-units collectively serve application purposes. Transactions spanning over multiple services become inevitable after breaking a single application into microservices. Then communication across microservices boundaries becomes challenging. Let’s take a look at how to handle communication & execution flow in microservices.
Approaches for building a responsive UI architecture in Flutter
As we all know Flutter is a cross-platform framework that can work on a wide range of devices. It can be as small as a smartwatch to a full-fetched television. It’s always a challenge to adapt an app to a variety of screen sizes and pixel densities using the same codebase. Well, there are some approaches that you can follow while designing an app using flutter.
How to align security with your DevOps framework
A few years back, CI/CD and DevOps were in full mainstream, organizations were able to deploy 30x more frequently with 200x shorter lead times. Guess what? It is even faster now. And the best way to keep with the security is by embedding security into DevOps throughout SDLC and eventually making it DevSecOps. The way to do that is with a combination of improved security culture and automated tools. Let’s take a closer look at how you can really keep up with security.
Recoil – Facebook’s new State Management Library
Recoil is Facebook’s all-new state management library wherein you can write code in the React framework without having to sacrifice performance and scalability. Recoil is still in its early stages but it is definitely growing and making that push. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of the Recoil library.
Getting started with Power BI
Data Shaping is the process of consolidation of the data before it becomes a part of your data model. Data shaping can be done at different places, depending upon where you want to apply data shaping techniques. Data shaping can be applied in:
Why Workflow Orchestration is important for DevOps
DevOps simplifies the workflow orchestration and removes roadblocks that stand in the way of getting more apps and services developed and released to production. Touchless transactions over mobile phones, Online shopping and services, and the option to customize everything from new shoes to a new car on the phone exist all because of DevOps teams creating new apps this year.
Data profiling with Power BI
Data profiling is a process of examining, analyzing, and reviewing data to collect statistics surrounding the quality of a dataset. Data quality refers to the accuracy, consistency, validity, and completeness of data. The main benefit of performing data profiling is to improve the quality of your data.
How DevOps is a gamechanger in Financial Services
DevOps is being adopted by almost all software powered companies nowadays. However, the finance industry has been a tad bit slow in this progress because of various issues relating to security, compliance, and governance. But with the rise of Digital Transformation, the finance industry is currently leading it.
Security patterns for a Microservices Architecture
There is no permanent solution for security breaches. In a Microservices architecture, there are some issues that are hard to solve but on the other hand, there are also some features that can help secure the application. Before we get into how you can rightly secure your Microservices architecture, let’s take a look at some of the basics of getting started first:
How to secure your Fintech Application
Fintech applications are at the highest risk of security breaches. Hackers just need an opportunity to invade. And hence security is given an utmost priority in Financial applications. There are certain steps that can be adopted for securing Fintech applications and protecting customer data. Let’s take a look at it:
5 useful tips when using React Hooks
React features such as state and lifecycle functions were only limited to class-based components. With React Hooks, Function-based components have hugely benefited. Hooks has enabled function components to compose, reuse, and share React code in new ways. Let’s take a look at some of the tips for implementing Hooks in your components.
How Cloud is accelerating Digital Transformation across various industrie
The importance of business resiliency has been around for a while now and with the pandemic around, organizations are forced to evolve. Organizations have significantly shaped the future using digital innovation and efforts. Microsoft Azure has become a popular choice across different domains. Let’s take a look at how various industries are evolving with the help of the Cloud.
Chain of Responsibility in Dart and Flutter
Chain of Responsibility (COR), also known as Chain of Command, is a behavioral design pattern wherein its primary purpose is to rework the basic workflow and split it into different parts or objects. The Chain of Responsibility allows reordering, adding, and removing handlers in the chain. Also, each handler can be implemented in a way that it could decide whether to pass the request further down the chain or not.
Digital Transformation, DevOps, Automation: The needs for a Contactless Enterprise
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many issues for almost everybody, but for software development teams, it led to focusing more on what the business needs and delivering the end product as fast as possible. Organizations have shifted to support a ‘contactless’ enterprise, with more concentration on digital transformation, DevOps, and automation.
Big data and DevOps: No longer separate silos
Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. The pandemic has caused major shifts in the way IT and big data work, another change happening right now is with DevOps. It has accelerated the blending of data analytics and DevOps, meaning developers, data scientists, and product managers are working more closely together than ever before.
How DevOps is accelerating the Airline Industry
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many businesses, and one of the most affected industries would be the travel industry. With travel restrictions from various countries, flights have been receiving low bookings from March 2020 and slowly started picking up from around August only. They obviously have had to take various safety measures, which will most likely become the norm, rather than being a temporary move.
The 3 qualities of a great product
According to the Kano model, there are three main qualities that make a great product. Each of these three qualities shows the response we can observe in users to the way a product behaves. If one of these qualities is neglected, the risk of creating a poor product or design arises, which is not likely to be profitable. The Kano model suggests that there is a way to map out the investment put into product features against customer satisfaction.
Sencha WebTestIt – The most advanced solution for web testing and automation
Sencha recently announced the launch of WebTestIt. It is a toolset optimized for building, executing, and debugging UI tests for mobile and web applications. WebTestIt provides tools to create and build tests with testing frameworks such as Selenium and Protractor.
4 principles to effectively secure your CICD pipeline
CI/CD plays an integral role in DevOps. It enables more frequent code changes, automated software testing, and continuous workflow while optimizing the product development cycle.
Navigation in Flutter – Why Hierarchical Routing Makes Navigation Seamles
There is a constant need to add new features to apps. This is not easy, as integrating new screens within an existing structure can cause technical bottlenecks. How do you fix this? By observing the implementation of routing between screens and working on it.
Why React is among the top UI frameworks in the world
React, developed by the Facebook team in 2013, drives some of the most widely used codes in the world. According to a survey, 46.4% of all the world’s websites use React.js. Fortune 500 companies like Facebook, Instagram, and Netflix use React.js for their applications and web pages.
The Backends-For-Frontends Pattern
The idea of having mobile and web clients in a single general-purpose API server was perfect for small applications. However, there were drawbacks to this.
Getting started with Ext JS
The role of Service Mesh and API Gateways in Microservice Architecture
If you’re into microservices, you might’ve heard about Service Mesh and API gateways multiple times. Often people get confused between these two. Let’s take a look at service meshes and API gateways in detail and see when to use it.
3 key ways DevOps benefits a business
DevOps doesn’t involve developers taking on IT operations tasks. Nor does it require operations staff to learn to code. DevOps puts an organization’s developers and operations teams much closer together than they are in a traditional structure.
Five Best Practices for Scaling DevOps Programs
While some of the technologies associated with DevOps are still immature, small teams have evolved to more comprehensive engagement with their company’s overall IT capabilities. Teams that have enjoyed this kind of success are seeing happier customers. But what’s next? Organizational leaders are always wanting more, so how should DevOps teams work in a large organization?
The evolving role of automation in DevOps tools
One of the greatest challenges of the security and development teams is to maintain a balance between speed and security. AST tools that leverage automation to produce high-quality results must continue to evolve. The goal should be to shift to a true DevSecOps model, by automating vulnerability detection. But, legacy AST solutions currently available tend to operate outside the CI tooling in use, and scans are generally performed after a build has already taken place.
Managed Kubernetes services compared GKE vs EKS vs AKS
Most managed Kubernetes services have been around for less than three years now, one offering was well ahead of the curve. Kubernetes was originally developed by Google, it’s no surprise that Google Kubernetes Engine predates its competitors. Its largest competitors, AKS and EKS, both launched in 2018, gave GKE a massive head-start that is still noticeable in the platform’s maturity and feature support.
Why Flutter is the next big thing in app development
Flutter is a cross-platform toolkit for developing GUI applications. A Flutter app natively compiles to iOS and Android Windows, Linux, and macOS, and the web. Many developers have already discovered Flutter and consider it to be a fresh breeze compared to other app development frameworks.
Micro-Frontends: What, why, and how?
Micro-frontends are a pattern where web application front-ends are composed of semi-independent fragments that can be built by different teams using different technologies. The 3 key elements of a micro-frontend framework are – Micro frontends, Micro frontend framework, and host pages.
DevOps methodology in Banking Industry
Financial institutions have been making a way to scale DevOps by building a coded enterprise. The three most common reasons banks are adopting DevOps is for security, efficiency, and application reliability. The accountability for security is rapidly shifting in the direction of DevOps engineers, as they have a view into the broad architecture of the processes and systems.
Reasons to use React Hooks instead of Classes
React Hooks has been around for quite a while but yet not many developers are using it. Mainly because they are already working on a large application that is difficult to move or they are more comfortable in using classes. Let’s take a look into reasons why should go for React Hooks instead of classes.
React 17 is here
It has been more than 2 years since React came up with a new major release. The all-new React 17.0 is here but it doesn’t add any new features. Let’s take a look at React 17.0 and what are all the changes.
Reducing Flutter app size
Many users avoid downloading any application which is too large. According to a report, about 337 million smartphone users have limited data plans and they don’t want to waste their data on a single application. So after all the coding, it’s best to optimize and try to reduce the app size. Let’s take a look at some of the ways of reducing the Flutter app size.
3 ways to tackle the operations complexity of DevOps
DevOps requires a platform that is both SaaS and managed environments. Is there a platform that connects applications and systems while supporting enterprises as they move towards digital transformation? If done the traditional way, it will result in an operations nightmare. Let’s take a look at the three ways to tackle the operations complexity of DevOps.
Ext JS 7.3 GA release is here!
The all-new Ext JS 7.3 version is finally here. This release focuses on feature quality improvements and usability enhancements in both the modern and classic toolkit. The Sencha team has added many API examples and some ready-to-use templates for quick reuse. Let’s take a look at some of the features and improvements of Ext JS 7.3.
Everything you need to know about images in Flutter UI
Images play an important role in an application, it brings your application to life. Let’s take a look at some of the most common issues developers face when adding images in a Flutter application.
How documentation drives better design outcomes
In the early stages of design thinking, it’s important to sketch. But once moving beyond the concept, a design must be well-reasoned, particularly if you are designing applications. This “reasoning” would be done by a business analyst. But that might not always be the case, designers need to be prepared to take on this task.
How to overcome DevOps roadblocks
DevOps roadblocks have a direct correlation to organizational performance i.e reduced lead time, more frequent deployment cycles, lower time to recover, and fewer unsuccessful changes. Improving this will require tools, processes, and culture. Let’s take a look at some of these roadblocks and how you can overcome them.
Friendly friction for improving Banking Experience
If you are into UX, you probably heard people say things like “simple is better!”, “just make it easy for the user!”
But, this is definitely not the case when it comes to fintech. Financial apps are not like other apps. Mainly because:
React State Management Today
The rise of ReactJS was a result of its simplicity with its performance benefits. The rendering efficiencies from the virtual DOM and reusable components brought many developers to choose to React. However, the lack of effective solutions when it comes to state management has been a recurring problem and this led to the rise of Facebook’s new state management library, Recoil.
How Containers can lift your DevOps game
DevOps requires changes in many areas, and as organizations demand that DevOps empower faster, agile delivery, many companies have shifted to containers, which can bring a power boost to a DevOps transformation. Containers can dramatically improve software delivery speed, platform independence, resource utilization, and process reliability.
How AI improves Microservices Testing Automation
Organizations that adopt AI in the testing of microservices-based applications have better accuracy, faster results, and greater operational efficiency. AI and machine-learning technologies have become more popular over the last few years, and today their application in automated testing can help in more ways. In fact, AI has redefined the way microservices-based applications are tested, especially when it comes to canary testing.
How Cloud Native computing confronts security and demands a response
With cloud-native development, businesses are able to give more value to more people through more channels and at higher velocities. Cloud-native blends agile development with DevOps automation and modern microservices architecture. It’s revolutionizing the delivery of value to customers.
How to make a Flutter app with high security
When it comes to app development, the biggest concern for developers is app security. Did you know? About 57% of digital media time is spent on mobiles or tablets. With this increase in usage of smartphones and applications, app security has become a biggest concern for developers and as well as users. 75% of apps fail to clear the mobile security risks and ultimately put everything on risk.
6 tips to quickly improve your UI
Creating attractive and efficient designs take time, with numerous design revisions. Improving your design skills requires time and energy. Let’s take a look at some design tips which can help you improve your UIs.
How serverless technologies can achieve optimal DevOps practices
DevOps makes the development process faster while giving enterprises a competitive edge, quicker product maturity in terms of features, and improved customer experience. Although the benefits are appealing and helpful, DevOps adoption needs to be cost-effective as well.
Common Microservices Performance Problems
Microservices usually make everything faster, but the reality is that sometimes there are performance problems.The first step is to find performance issues. Application performance monitoring tools identify issues during development and production. Testing tools look at how microservices function and profiling tools assess performance issues, such as memory leaks and threading issues.
How Kubernetes enhances DevOps practices
Kubernetes is not a necessary tool for handling DevOps but it certainly helps. Using Kubernetes in a DevOps toolchain enables distributed orchestration to manage infrastructure and configurations across multiple environments. Automated application deployment adds operational resiliency to the speed of DevOps pipelines. This benefit is most apparent for organizations that run multiple platforms, such as a public cloud. Deployment practices would vary from one to another without Kubernetes.
Why are global corporations adopting Microsoft Azure?
The cloud services market is increasing day by day. It has been estimated that this market will grow to $266.4 billion by the end of 2020. There are numerous cloud-service providers, but three of them are in a race to reach the top spot.
Penny-pinching on UX?
Did you stop funding for UX because there was a previous project that did not have the results you expected? If you actually take a look at that failed project and dig deep into the asset allocation, most likely you must have spent only about 5% of your project budget on UX, and the rest got distributed between POs, Developers, Marketing, and Project Managers. Well, the problem was not that you invested in design, the problem is that you did not invest enough.
Seven Microservices Tenets
Some microservices proponents have previously claimed that microservices form a new architectural style. On the other hand, advocates of service-oriented architecture (SOA) argue that microservices is merely an implementation approach to SOA. Let’s take a look at the 7 tenets of Microservices.
Measuring DevOps Performance
DevOps helps us reimagine the way we deliver software, with an emphasis on delivering value to end-users through automation and collaboration. Measuring the performance of a software delivery team is the basic foundation on which you measure the impact of changes. The four key metrics for measuring the performance are:
Flutter – Charts & Graphs demystified
Visualization is a process of plotting and drawing various kinds of charts and graphs for the given data to make it more understandable, since, a picture worth a thousand words. Charts and Graphs are one of the major components in an application. Many real-world apps like StackOverflow and GitHub use Graphs and Charts in a large number of use cases. Looking at raw data can be really frustrating and people tend to lose interest very easily. So, the use of pictures, graphs, and charts in applications can give very good insights into the data.
The reasons why forward-thinking tech companies are going Agile
Companies are not starting to learn from each other’s tech disasters while the move to Agile methodology has quickened. This has left the traditional testing services in a tricky position. Sometimes, testing as an integral of the DevOps process can sometimes be forgotten and in some cases lead to major incidents and how they should be implemented with more care and diligence by organizations that wish to launch their products more smoothly.
3 open-source problems keeping you up at night
The Open-Source model is popular for sustainable development because of its strong sense of community, collaboration, and transparency. Many businesses in this era are building their web, mobile, and cloud solutions on an open-source infrastructure.
DevOps is transforming database development in the healthcare sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the powers that be, to quickly develop and deliver effective telehealth services, facilitating access to electronic health records and other sensitive patient data to ensure these all run smoothly.
4 Mobile DevOps Must-Haves
In recent years, mobile apps have reached new heights of technological achievement. This has completely changed the way we work, play, and even chat. That’s why so many are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by mobile DevOps. In a nutshell, the purpose of DevOps is to facilitate enhanced collaboration between project managers, mobile developers, and ordinary employees. This helps businesses to meet their goals more effectively, while also ensuring that users get the best experience.
Improving Monolith Performance
Improving the performance of a monolith system is quite challenging. Things are tightly coupled with each other that it becomes difficult to make any changes. Unlike microservices, where things are totally under the control of developers.
Modal with React Hooks
Modals are an essential part of building an application. It is a simple and clean way of showing data to the end-user with fewer efforts. Thousands of websites are already using modal extensively. Now how can you implement a modal in your React application? Well, there are many ways to do so. Numerous UI libraries are available which provide an attractive modal interface.
How to apply serverless in front-end cloud computing
Instead of moving the whole application to the cloud, organizations are building cloud front-end computing elements for existing applications. There are various options regarding the technology to use while executing this approach, including serverless computing and containers.
Out Now: Flutter 1.20
Flutter released the 1.20 version of Flutter this week, bringing various features and improvements. Flutter 1.20 comes with several UI enhancements, including the long-awaited support for autofill, a new way to layer widgets to support pan and zoom, new mouse cursor support, updates to old favorite Material widgets and many more.
The Opportunity in App Modernization
App modernization is now a buzz word similar to Devops or Cloud Native. The word means different things to different people. Ask a Platform Engineer and he/she would explain modernization as lift and shift from private cloud to the public cloud. A developer might refer to it as the containerization for legacy apps.
Futureproofing Power BI solutions
Various decisions have to be made while starting a BI project. The decisions include things like sourcing your data, where and how to create queries to cleanse, transform, and reshape the data. Most Power BI solutions progress through a few stages, which include:
The risks and challenges of adopting Cloud solutions
The Oracle and KPMG Cloud Report identifies the key risks and challenges that organizations are facing while implementing and maintaining cloud solutions. Securing an organization’s data and maintenance requires a security-first approach, with a clear understanding of the shared responsibilities required for cloud security. Cybersecurity is no longer about installing antivirus software. It’s an ongoing attempt that demands continuous attention to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
How enterprise companies use DevOps to shave months off the development cycle
DevOps is a set of best practices, team structures, and tools that together form a methodology that enables companies to quickly release software and implement changes and fixes. If executed correctly, it has the potential to take months off the development process.
Flutter and the future of ambient computing
Over the past few decades, the way we interact with the world has completely changed. From bulky computers in the late 90s to laptops in the 2000s to smartphones in the last decade and most recently smart home devices like the Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Gone are the days when people used to log on to their computers with dial-up internet to check mail or listen to music over CDs. Today, we are more connected, all thanks to mobiles or laptops. It has become an integral part of daily interactions.
The UI checklist you need to consistently ship quality design
Every designer has a different approach when it comes to delivering quality design. It’s best to have design criteria or like a checklist for delivering better products or services. A UI checklist covers diverse topics that all of your team members will appreciate. Let’s take a look at some of the checklist points in terms of UI.
Guidelines to help you get started with voice applications
As enterprises are starting to explore AI and Ml technologies, the demand in three other areas is increasing – computer vision, natural language applications, and speech technology. Recent progress in natural language applications and speech technology has increased accuracy and opened up avenues for new applications.
6 trends framing the state of AI and ML
As organizations adopt analytic technologies such as ML and AI, they’re discovering more about themselves and their worlds. Adoption of ML, especially, prompts organizations to start asking questions that challenge in different ways what the organization thinks it knows about itself. Let’s take a look at some of the trends framing the state of AI and ML.
Cloud Adoption in 2020
In our previous article, we spoke about the adoption of Microservices in 2020. In this article, let’s take a look at cloud adoption in 2020. A survey conducted in January 2020 with more than 1,200 respondents revealed a lot about cloud adoption. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights-
Microservices Adoption in 2020
Microservices are everywhere but what’s the reason behind it? The recently conducted survey by O’Reilly on more than 1500 respondents revealed many key findings of microservices. Let’s take a look at it.
Configuration and customization options in Ext JS Pivot Grid
Pivot Grid is a powerful tool to represent data and extract insights from it. The Pivot Grid component enables the rapid summarization of large sets of data. It provides a simple way to assemble data points into a format that makes trends and insights more apparent. We spoke about the 5 Powerful Ext JS Pivot Grid Features in our previous article. Today, let’s take a look at the configuration and customizations options in Ext JS Pivot Grid.
How DevOps is automating the workplace
DevOps makes software and app delivery a lot quicker, enabling enterprises to push it to market sooner and making it more reliable for the end-user. AWS describes DevOps as a combination of cultural philosophies and practices that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity.
Migrating SaaS to Cloud: How to do it without disruption
When you are running a SaaS on legacy hardware, there are chances of running into a couple of challenges. Let’s take a look at how you can migrate SaaS to Cloud hassle-free.
How the rise of containers will drive DevOps
As organizations are investing in flexibility, speed, and efficiencies in their workflows, DevOps and containers are a natural fit. It is important for the development teams to be flexible in their work, but IT systems and development tools often leave developers frustrated and prevent them from reaching real-time agility.
Key Strategies to Help Migrate to Microservices
A migration to microservices is usually driven by flexibility, productivity, and scalability demands. However, just because enterprises want these benefits, it doesn’t mean that their IT teams are ready for the big change. Let’s take a look at some of the strategies which can help in migrating to Microservices.
5 Powerful Ext JS Pivot Grid Features
The Ext JS Pivot Grid component enables a rapid summarization of large sets of data. It provides a simple way to condense many data points into a single format that makes trends and insights more apparent. Let’s take the example of sales data.
Kubernetes turns 6, comes of enterprise age
kubernetes is now officially celebrating its 6th birthday as an open-source project. With a percentage of the IT platforms deployed in production by IT teams, Kubernetes use is comparatively light, even after six years of contributions to the open-source platform. However, it’s arguable Kubernetes really became enterprise-ready just in the last two years.
3 reasons why traceability should be a DevOps priority
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to DevOps. There’s the need for effective cooperation between members of various teams, also via team collaboration software for remote workers. Then there’s the question of DevOps strategy—deciding on a vision, setting goals, and working out how to measure success.
Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum
Enterprises are moving their applications to the cloud, like never before. According to the Cloud Adoption in 2020 survey, organizations plan to migrate most of their applications to the cloud within the next year.
Ext JS outperforms grid competitors on key performance metrics
Exterminating bugs in your Ext JS app
React Native’s re-architecture in 2020
React Native was first introduced in 2015 for developing cross-platform applications with native capabilities using the ReactJS framework. The React Native re-architecture, originally announced in 2018 is an undergoing effort by the Facebook team to make the platform more robust and address some of the most common bugs brought by developers.
The secret to winning at DevOps
The main goal of implementing DevOps is to accomplish integration and automation. That’s why implementing this philosophy can be challenging too. Replacing older methods and practices is one thing, but you’ll also have to change the mindset of the developers and the operations team to ensure they work in sync. Several IT operations and software teams have adopted DevOps into their work culture for faster evolvement and innovations.
IT modernization yields business benefits even in the early stages
With the help of new technologies in recent years, IT modernization has surely evolved, replacing end-of-life infrastructure to increasing innovation and business value. Although it is a complex process that can take up to months or even years. A recent survey shows that the results are delivered as soon as an organization takes the first step.
Five reasons to start working in the Cloud
With the recent announcement of products such as Visual Studio Codespaces and GitHub Codespaces, there has been an increasing demand for cloud-based engineering workflows.
Let’s take a look at the five reasons why a cloud IDE should be what you or your company needs to boost productivity to the next level.
A beginner’s guide to architecting a Flutter app
Flutter gives a lot of freedom to the developers to do what they want. This freedom can also be a drawback when you are starting out, especially for state management and app architecture.
One in four enterprises will be all-cloud companies within a year
In a recent survey, about 25% of managers have predicted that their companies will be moving all their applications towards the cloud within 2021.
How DevOps can save your business from COVID-19 – 11
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a noticeable effect on how businesses operate throughout the world. Remote work, for now, is the new normal. According to recent research, roughly about 50% of Americans have started working from home. While some have adapted to this change quickly, there are yet some who are struggling.
5 DevOps trends that demand your attention
DevOps plays an important role in today’s rapidly growing technology. This new decade brings customer and business expectations for speed with unfailing accuracy, reliability, and security for code. Let’s take a look at the top 5 DevOps trends for 2020.
What is SAGA pattern and how important is it?
With the adoption of ‘Database Per Service’ in a microservices architecture every service gets its separate database. However, there’s a problem with how to ensure data consistency among different services.
Next phase of DevOps: Upskilling for processes & humanity
The skills required for deploying DevOps has changed over time. In the earlier days, the transformation was mostly focused on technical skills to help organizations evolve. Now with the technical skills being fulfilled, enterprises are now shifting towards other skill sets.
The Main Function in Flutter
Most of the time when we start a new Flutter project there’s this single line of code that we don’t have to change. That code starts the Flutter app and makes sure to show it to the user.
Vue or React? Make the right choice for your web app.
When it comes to choosing the right framework for your application, you are left with many options to choose from. React and Vue JS are among the most preferred libraries. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why developers like Vue JS.
The importance of clarity in UX
One of the most critical components in web design is clarity. It has a direct impact on what is perceived. The clarity in a design revolves around the communication of information and the information quantity. Let’s take a look at how clarity is important in User Experience.
The tech stack for the new Facebook
If you use Facebook, you must have definitely noticed a huge change in their front-end design. Well, Facebook came up with ‘The New Facebook’ at the beginning of May. The front-end has been completely redesigned using React and Relay. The goal of this update is to make Facebook a faster and highly interactive experience for users.
FutureBuilder – A Flutter Widget
Future operations are those operations which take time to perform and usually return the result at a later stage. Well, to handle this we use Asynchronous functions.
Does the Iron Triangle fit the agile approach
The three main constraints of any project are Scope, Time, and Money. But what will happen when you inverse it? The Iron Triangle approach is a powerful and helpful tool. It helps in explaining the stakeholders on why some things can’t be done.
How to avoid DevOps fatigue
Many organizations have already faced Agile fatigue and guess what, DevOps might be next. The process of transitioning from one belief to another requires time and patience, and the same goes for DevOps. There are more chances of coming across various deadends and wrong turns in this process.
Things to consider when updating a legacy application
Before updating any old application, it is crucial to have a proper plan and budget in place. Planning is not as easy as it is made out to be, and companies usually don’t have enough budget for maintaining both legacy applications and maintain the development of modern applications.
Deploying Microservices Using Serverless Architecture
Serverless or also known as FaaS – Function as a service, is an architecture wherein the cloud provider is responsible for running the code, allocating resources, and the best part is that the customer only pays for the execution time. The code is usually inserted in containers which can later be triggered by various event such as HTTP requests, database events, queues, etc.
PageView – A Flutter Widget
A PageView is a Flutter widget that creates scrollable pages on the screen. It can either create a list of a fixed number of pages or can use a builder function to create pages on demand. The PageView widget is quite similar to the ListView widget when it comes to constructing elements.
7 DevOps collaboration myths
Collaboration is the essence of DevOps. It cannot be successful without any proper communication and collaboration between teams. Let’s take a look at some of the collaboration myths surrounding DevOps.
5 reasons your legacy IT management tools are holding you back
Legacy tools no longer meet the demands of a modern organization. They do of course suffice in regard to the needs for which they were originally acquired. But the reality is that they are insufficient for organizations to grow and innovate. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why legacy tools are holding your team back.
How enterprises can overcome barriers to DevOps
Developers are constantly looking for reason as to how doing new things will benefit. DevOps team leads duty is to provide stats, and real-time examples to get the whole team excited.
Strategic Domain-Driven Design
Microservices have become the standard for building applications. More and more enterprises are shifting from monolithic to microservices. But with this growth, many of them are facing challenges for splitting their monolithic application to a microservices architecture. One of the most challenging parts is to define a proper responsibility for each API and communicate microservices. Keeping this in mind lets see what Domain-driven design is all about.
Benefits of Microservices in Insurance
According to a recent survey on insurance technologies, about 90% of the responders said that in the next five years customers will be looking for insurance through online or mobile apps. Insurance companies are slowly trying to move towards digital transformation and smart technology system. If they wish to catch up with today’s technology, they have to digitize and that too at a faster pace.
Top 4 Reasons for Cloud Adaption
The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in renewed interest, in cloud-based services. Cloud platforms have ensured that their model is sustainable and support remote workers and customers. But in the world of economy and environment, it is essential to pay extra attention to the details and choose the right cloud platform. Let’s take a look at some of the aspects to look into before adopting the cloud.
Floating Action Button – A Flutter Widget
A FloatingActionButton is an icon button on a screen that allows the user to perform an action, which he would normally do on that specific screen. This button is usually found floating above the content and resides on one corner of the screen. For example, when you open Gmail, the Compose button, found on the top left of the screen, is a floating action button.
DevOps is becoming real, while DevSecOps has work to do
Many organizations are moving towards DevOps. It has helped IT developers and operations teams to work and collaborate for smoother operations. According to the latest Github survey, about 30% of developers define their work, 14% are on a step ahead, and monitor their infrastructure. Furthermore, 18% of developers instrument the code of production monitoring, and 12% serve as an escalation point.
Why Banks Need Microservices Post Covid-19?
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything, even consumer behavior. Most of the financial services customers have moved digital but what about the remaining customers? How will you communicate? And how to accommodate the new normal consumer demand?
What does a robust serverless architecture look like?
All the major cloud providers – Azure, AWS, Google, offer serverless architecture support for the developers. The free serverless service is also designed to help developers automate the process. Larger applications in a serverless architecture require an architect to look at the overall expected events and act accordingly. In a way building in a serverless architecture can be booted up in parts without any dependencies.
FadedTransistion – A Flutter Widget
Flutter comes with a powerful set of animation widgets to add motion and special effects to your flutter app. But what if you want something really simple? Maybe something as simple as fading a widget. The Flutter SDK offers the FadeTransition widget for you.
Why Software Development is moving towards Front-end?
The current trend of software development has moved towards front-end development. Companies are trying their best to make sure the user experience or user interface of their applications is matching with the ideas and needs. With user experience in place, there’s no need for developers to code until the user experience designer has finalized the specs of an application.
How to split workloads with Microsoft Azure Stack
Hybrid cloud infrastructures allow developers to split the workload between public clouds and private clouds. Microsoft Azure Stack eases this task of splitting and migrating workloads by giving a public cloud right inside a data center. Azure Stack is the best way to enjoy all the benefits of a public cloud i.e speed, flexibility, integration, etc along with the security of a private cloud.
DaaS – Migrating your entire DevOps stack to the cloud
DaaS (DevOps as a service) is a cloud-based service that helps DevOps teams to centralize their work and tooling into one solution. All the tools needed for continuous delivery are collected in a single platform.
Google releases Flutter 1.17 and Dart 2.8
Google just released version 2.8 of its popular programming language – Dart and version 1.17 for Flutter, its UI framework for mobile app development.
Validations in Angular Reactive Forms
The reactive approach of creating forms in Angular is where the form validation logic is passed to the ViewModel. The work of any frontend developer could have been much easier if the user gives the correct input in the form, but unfortunately, it’s not possible. Hence Reactive forms come into the picture here.
Opacity – A Flutter Widget
Removing a widget in Flutter is really simple and easy. You just have to rebuild the tree without it. But what if you want the widget to disappear but still take up space on the screen so that it doesn’t disrupt the rest of the layout? Well to solve this, you can try the Opacity widget.
10 Ways to Improve Dropdowns in UI & UX Design
The dropdown is one of the most used tools for a UI/UX designer. It is a one-stop destination for grouping many options into one handy component.
Although Dropdown is flexible and easy to use, there are many ways by which you can improve it. Let’s dive into some of the ways to improve Dropdowns in UI/UX Design.
3 ways DevOps can increase the value of organizational data
Enterprises have a vast data of resources which can be fully extracted. It’ll not only answer some of the toughest questions but also meet the organizational needs and goals. This is how the concept of data mining came into the picture.
Expect the Unexpected: Dealing with Errors in Large Web Apps
Large web applications can get too complex to be bug-free. It is important to know various errors in your application and the correct ways to solve it for proactive monitoring of applications and for maintaining a healthy application.
Using Angular Components in an Ext JS Application
ExtAngular provides all the necessary components for developers to easily build mobile and web applications. You can get components that interact seamlessly and are professionally built, tested, and maintained.
UI/UX Design for Ext JS Applications
A good User Experience design is what separates successful and unsuccessful applications. Nowadays mobile users expect their mobile apps to be perfect from the very first screen, the very first interaction with it. From faster speed, ease of use to satisfaction during the interaction.
Upgrading an Ext JS Application to 7.x
The year started with the release of the Ext JS 7.1 version and version 7.2 is already here. This update comes with significant improvements to the Ext JS modern and classic toolkits.
Top 10 Ext JS Grid Features You May Not Know About
The Ext JS grid is one of the most powerful components with its seamless features and plugins. One of the biggest advantages of using this grid panel is that you don’t have to depend upon third-party libraries when creating applications. The built-in UI components help in organizing data with features such as grouping data, drop-down, and many more exciting add-on features.
How to choose which Flutter animation widget is right for you?
There are numerous animation widgets to choose from in Flutter. Figuring out which widget is the best fit for your application can be a little challenging. Let’s walk through a series of questions before choosing the right animation widget. Also, keep in mind that the widgets provided in the Flutter core are pretty low level. If you are looking for more complex animations then its best to look for other animation packages available in the market.
Why React Native is the future of mobile development
With over 5 years in existence, React Native has gained quite a popularity. Interactive UX and easy development are the significant features that have convinced mobile app developers to work with React Native to build applications. Not just this, we have listed out the top reasons why React Native will be the future of mobile app development.
Why developers are still using Angular?
A full-fledged framework for software development, Angular has been in the market for quite a while now. It’s got some tough competition from React and others lately. However it remains a popular framework among developers.
Expanded – A Flutter Widget
Almost every Flutter layout uses rows and columns. They can be spread or hug their children tightly. But what if you want some extra space between your rows or columns? You can just wrap it in the Expanded widget.
Sencha ExtJS 7.2 – OUT NOW!
Sencha has announced the release of version 7.2 for Ext JS, ExtAngular, ExtReact, and ExtWebComponents. The year started with the release of Ext JS 7.1 version and v 7.2 is already here. This update comes with significant improvements to the Ext JS modern and classic toolkits. The main focus area of this release is towards the product feature enhancements related to the quality and performance of the components.
How refactoring can help your Flutter app
It’s all about widgets when it comes to Flutter. And a widget tree is a result of nested widgets. If your UI is simple, even when you come back to that code after a few days or weeks, it is easy for you to re-read the code and the application is efficient. But when your application or user interface is complex, it’ll need a large number of widgets and eventually, your code will become less readable and maintainable and less efficient.
Do we really need a Front-end Framework?
Angular, React, ExtJS are among the most popular frameworks for building applications. But the main question here is whether you really need to use React or Angular when you could do everything using a much simpler HTML or CSS?
SafeArea – A Flutter Widget
Everything within a Flutter app is a Widget. From the simple ‘text’ to ‘buttons’ to ‘screen layouts’. These widgets arrange in a hierarchical order to be displayed onto the screen. They describe how your app view should look like with their current configuration and state.
What makes Flutter ideal for mobile app development?
Flutter is empowered with a layered structure, with which you can build custom and attractive applications. It comes with the best set of custom and inbuild widgets. The best part about Flutter is that you can have two different themes for IOS and Android. The new release of Flutter 1.12, is like a cherry on the top.
Python vs Go – Which is better for Machine Learning?
Python is the most popular language for building machine learning projects. Although there are other languages like R, C++, and Julia, Python remains the most prominent and most used language in every machine learning framework. But to actually run a production machine learning API, we need features such as:
Questions to ask yourself before adopting Microservices
“What is Microservices and should we follow this architecture for our solution?” Well, the first part of the question can be easily answered. But the second part is something to look into. Microservices might seem very simple and easy to deploy. But it’s not as simple as you imagine. Microservices is seen playing the role of both protagonist and antagonist, depending on how it is being used.
How Microservices are helping to build future’s cloud
Customer expectations have risen after using Netflix, Amazon, PayPal. Now enterprise applications are expected to be immediately accessible from anywhere and from any device. Developers are now transferring to multi-cloud deployments and require multi-cloud databases.
Why Conditional Statements are a Code Smell?
Conditional statements like if-else, else or switch are a core for any programming language. We all use it regularly, but surprisingly it is considered as a code smell in an object-oriented programming language (OOP). But when are if-statements a bad idea? And why?
The increasing value of Cloud services during COVID-19 pandemic
One of the biggest stories of 2020 has to be the growing impact of COVID-19 contagion. The stock market is all over the place, there’s a huge panic among the public. Hundreds of articles are being published about new cases, death rates, etc on a daily basis.
What exactly is Docker?
As a tool, Docker uses the idea of the isolated resources to make a set of tools for packaging the applications in the association of installed dependencies and runs wherever it wants. It is Docker, which provides less isolation, whereas the containers are considered lightweight. Therefore, we can run many containers on a host.
State Management in React Apps
State is an object which shows the current condition of an application. React is a component-based UI library that uses state to track down the moving parts of a user interface. Hence understanding state management is important. State management makes it easy to make a decision and create an end product that is more efficient. Keeping this in mind, let’s dive into some of the dos and don’ts of state management in a React Application.
Communication in a Microservice Architecture
In Microservices architecture, applications are built with a collection of modules that work independently from each other. These modules are interdependent, but the main idea is to use loose-coupling. Microservices coordinate with the means of communication. This basically means that each module sits differently and deployed independently, and the DevOps team will be working on the continuous delivery of each module.
Using an open-source and commercial analytics ecosystem
Open-source tools for analytics have been available for decades. However, it is only recently that enterprises have started to adopt and even hire data scientists for analytics needs. In a recent survey on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), the majority of respondents have stated that open-source was extremely important to their AI/ML efforts. Along with open-source, commercial products are also being used by organizations for analytics.
Flutter: A Startup Friendly Framework
Google’s Flutter is an open-source development tool. In the last few years, it has turned out to be a preferred choice for entrepreneurs to develop their mobile apps. Flutter has many interesting features right from development to delivery. Let’s take a look into what Flutter has to offer and why it is considered to be a friendly framework for startups:
Making your Microservices Resilient and Fault Tolerant
Keeping up with the digital transformation wave, many enterprises are making the shift from a monolithic architecture to microservices. This is mainly because a single error won’t bring the whole application down. But does that mean that your Microservices Architecture is resilient to failures?
Getting Started with Azure API Management
Azure API management helps in creating consistent API gateways for back-end services. API management provides methods for a successful API program through developer engagement, business insights, and protection. It is a great service for abstracting your back-end services and present a set of APIs using a single HTTPs endpoint. Within no time, API management became every developer’s favorite tool.
Sencha Architect: The Best Visual App Builder
Sencha Architect is the ultimate visual app builder for Ext JS applications. A widely used tool for cross-platform HTML5 applications on mobile devices and desktop, Sencha Architect empowers the developers to accomplish more. Features such as drag and drop enable you with high-performance applications wherein you spend very less amount of time in manual coding. It also saves time by removing time to type more boilerplate code. Some of the top questions that most developers ask in Sencha Architect are:
How retail CIOs are using DevOps and RAD to go omnichannel
Retail customers today have numerous demands that start from placing orders to when a product reaches on their doorsteps. They are always looking for a good user experience delivered in a cycle of chats, swipes, and clicks. Shoppers today are responsible for their demand and purchase interactions. But for many retailers, it’s a challenge to keep up with these demands.
Are Microservices right for your next project
It’s 2020 and business owners are expected to deploy new software technologies which are eventually making tech leaders re-think their architecture. But the main motive is to avoid anything which can slow down the software development process. Whether its while applying bug fixes or maintaining a code. But let’s face the facts, this cannot be achieved in a monolithic architecture and hence many organizations have deployed Microservices, where an application can be differentiated into various independent components that can be developed and maintained separately.
Next Cross-platform App Market: Is it going to be Flutter or Kotlin?
As enterprises look for efficient cross-platform application development on Android and iOS, there is often a lack of clarity when something new is introduced. This impacts the decision-making process and many keep on hold trying out any new technology until others have tried and test it. However, rather than staying behind the competitive curve, it is crucial to get up to speed with the latest and stay ahead in the game. Talking about staying ahead in the game, Flutter and Kotlin are compared and there is a lot of talk going on about it in the market. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons and then decide which one suits you the best.
Best Practices for Building Containers and Kubernetes Applications
Cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses operated in the past. Many enterprises that have joined in the cloud migration race realize that they are short on time. This means that efforts need to be escalated and a lot more fireworks need to be added to be noticed. What seemed apt and practical a few years ago is not the same today and combined it with the cloud-native applications, the speed at which enterprises are opting for applications in containers and Kubernetes has drastically increased.
Flutter App Development: The Most Frequently Asked Questions
It’s an established truth…when Google comes with something new, it is nothing less than “AWESOME.” Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit specifically designed to build beautiful and natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop. There are several common misconceptions and commonly asked questions around Flutter. It is important to get the basics right in Flutter if you are planning to use it in the future for your enterprise app development. Flutter has a dedicated FAQ page, but this writeup is designed to clarify doubts rather than covering every aspect.
Introduction to Multi-Runtime Microservices Architecture
There is a major shift towards creating good distributed applications, and this for sure is not an easy task. These need to be created by having a futuristic view in mind so that these are easy to upgrade and are affordable to be maintained in the long term. However, keeping in mind today’s technology it is still a challenge to find a good balance between the daunting requirements.
Some Tangible Benefits of Serverless
The introduction of Amazon Lambda in 2015 changed the scene in serverless technology, and this technology did garner a lot of attention from enterprises from across the globe so to speak. Well, there are so many write-ups, blogs, videos and social media posts out there that are designed to convince an enterprise about the pros and cons of serverless, and why an enterprise should move on to such a platform.
Top new features in Angular 9
The wait is finally over! Angular version 9 is here with numerous updates and features for developers and organizations to explore. Let’s admit it, we all have been keeping tabs and have been patiently waiting on Angular 9 release. Angular 9 is a major update to the Angular framework and has the full potential to change the ecosystem.
Sencha Announces The New Ext JS 7.1 Version
The perfect JS grid?
The Ext JS grid component is one of the most powerful components with its seamless features and plugins. One of the best advantages of using this grid panel is that there is no need for approaching third-party libraries when making apps. The built-in UI components help to organize data with functionalities such as grouping data, drop-down, and many such exciting add-on features.
Modern Guide to FinTech App Development
Fintech (or Financial Technology) app development demands a robust design that is easy to understand and visually appealing to the user. Sencha Ext JS framework provides a robust platform for Fintech enterprises to develop secure, and universal apps. It’s as easy as developing the app once and deploy seamlessly deploy it on all web, desktop, and mobile platforms.