Category: Opensource

4 version control services for programmers

Programming practices have matured so much that version control has become absolutely indispensable, especially for teams working on a project. These services track the changes that each contributor makes to the files, with a time stamp, and unique embedded contributor ID. This facilitates the comparison, restoration, deletion or merging of subsequent revisions, making the process of team project development enormously easier and hassle-free. Here we bring you the top choices of Git support version control hosting services, to help …

‘AMP’lify your mobile website with Accelerated Mobile Pages – AMP

It hasn’t been unknown that Google is leaning heavily towards providing a better mobile experience for quite some time now. Case in point – In April 2015′ algorithm update that considers mobile friendliness as one of the ranking signals. Another update rolled out in October 2015 saw Google come up with Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP. This open source project has the support of Google, WordPress, Twitter, and LinkedIn, among 30 other publishers and developers. What is it …

Be MEAN and Lean in Web App Development – Build Apps with MEAN Stack

As developers, we know the importance of full stack of development technology putting our lives at ease. While LAMP stack started this trend many years back, we now see another trend fast catching up in the development universe- the MEAN stack Simply put, this technology bundle comprises of 4 components MongoDB – The database MongoDB is a widely popular schema-less open source NoSQL database system. Its design makes it easy to pass data to and fro from the …

4 iOS Backend as a Service (BaaS) Providers for Mobile app development

With the rapid emergence of technological innovations, there has been a dramatic rise in the demand for high-end technological solutions for web application development. Traditional technologies have taken a backseat, and application developers are constantly looking out for the latest development models. So what’s new and exciting in the tech landscape? It has to be BaaS or ‘Backend as a Service’. What is BaaS? Also termed as Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS), this particular application development model …

Great WordPress Plugins for every WordPress website (2016)

(Note: This blog was originally written 3 years ago, and we decided to update them once in a year from now on. I know there are people who hate plugins and there is another set, who love to explore plugins. ) WordPress is undeniably one of the most sought-after platforms for bloggers. It is enriched with loads of user-friendly and feature-rich applications that are second to none. Every user loves WordPress for its uniqueness, inclusiveness, and extendibility. Being …

21 reasons why you need to hire a professional WordPress developer

21 reasons why you need a professional WordPress developer (when you are still capable of creating a WordPress website) WordPress is a simple, no-nonsense CMS – But not all the time and for all the type of things you want to do with your website. The power of WordPress does not just stop with your blog and simple CMS based business brochure website. WordPress can be used to build complex web applications if you know PHP, HTML5, CSS3, …

How to find UDID of an iOS device instantly?

App Developers require the UDID (Unique Device Identifier) from their clients or team members in order to allow them to test the app on their devices. UDID is the Apple way of authorizing a device to install apps out of iTunes. This is necessary for development teams especially when multiple team members like to test the apps on their approved devices. In order to approve a device to run an app, we need UDID. Now, After iOS 7 Apple is …

Responsive Web Design frameworks that we like and use

Responsive web design becomes unavoidable, due to the rapid growth of tablets, smartphones and smart televisions with different screens; it’s no wonder responsive designing has gained the attention of website owners. One website that could display well on every screen is an inevitable option since it eliminates the tiresome job of creating web pages for each device independently. Responsive designing also facilitates user experience by way of ruling out links that should be selected based on the user …

Getting started with PhoneGap development – What do you need?

Driven by smartphones, mobile and web based app development has gained momentum, though, for a novice, it is getting trickier day after day. With diverse gadgets accessing the web, developers across the world face challenges pertaining to multiple use cases like varied screen sizes, pixels, screen mode (landscape or portrait), user convenience, etc. Today, all of these need thorough consideration during an app development process since it is practically impossible to write codes on and on for every …

Joomla: A Quick Guide

Joomla! is a free, open source content management system and web application framework that is used to distribute content online or an intranet. Written in PHP, Joomla employs object-oriented programming, software design patterns and uses MySQL as its database program. Joomla’s feature-rich interface includes RSS feeds, blogs, polls, page caching, international language options and the ability to modify the CMS with many different extensions. These extensions can equip Joomla with almost unlimited, constantly evolving functionality, as any developer …