Unity 3D Game Development: Advantages and Disadvantages

Within this article I will aim to cover all pros and cons when developing using Unity3D. I thought the best way to achieve this would be to get some expert advice on the matter, so I've enlisted the help of two expert mobile game developers who also have an extensive knowledge of the video games…

Within this article I will aim to cover all pros and cons when developing using Unity3D.

I thought the best way to achieve this would be to get some expert advice on the matter, so I've enlisted the help of two expert mobile game developers who also have an extensive knowledge of the video games market. On the one hand we have, Iván García Suber, Trinit coordinator, Association of Zaragoza Computer and video game developer; on the other Aitor Román Ibanez Androtiyas game developer. Between them they have done several collaborations that have appeared as apps within the Android Market, there is more famous one being Dragon Pet. I interviewed them both on their Unity 3D user experience and they shared their knowledge with me.

As industry experts and connoisseurs of the tool, they explained that one of the biggest beneficaries of using Unity 3D is Android. Being, in the market with more users and more devices in circulation has many advantages. This is especially reflected when analyzed from a social point of view.

Aitor Román explains: “We can say that Unity3D has devoted more time to prepare and to develop apps on the Android platform and it shows when its benefits.” These benefits are also taken advantage of by Google when developing games with Unity3D

Unity3D Limitations

Like any tool, it has strengths but also some limitations. The expert Ivan Garcia helps us discover more about the latter.

  • The most obvious is that it does not allow us to start from a foundation, or a template, but in some other way, and you must implement details. If you do not you'll have to start from scratch with each game. “As a general-purpose motor, it gives you nothing to work with. Some people develop games and expect it to be all” drag and drop “but it is not like that. motor to allow it to work well, “explains Ivan Garcia.
  • From a graphical point of view, it is also lagging behind compared to other engines like UDK. While in contrast, Unity 3D allows programming 'shaders', yes, from scratch. However, Ivan Garcia advised to us that that the moment of truth for small developers of the world is the graphic design for smartphones
  • A level physics engine, using using NVidia PhysX, does not offer as many features as other tools such as UDK or CryEngine. Unity 5 is expected to update the 3.3 PhysX, especially the performance issues and is expected to add other functionalities.
  • The fact that there are more expensive licenses can be a limitation for freelance developers and small development groups. The most expensive licenses provide mainly graphical and performance improvements, but only worth it if you have a medium or large equipment, and an ambitious project. Also “the developer itself, it depends on whether the developer will exploit these resources,” adds Roman Aitor.
  • As for developing games with Unity specifically for smartphones, there are some obstacles. However, you do not have to pay expensive licenses. For example, Unity free allows you to publish on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, the most popular platforms from the last couple of years.

In conclusion , I can say that Unity 3D is a solid tool for beginners and also for users who do not have many resources at their disposal to hire people for game development. It is also this group of freelance developers and small businesses which benefit the most by using Unity.

Responsive Designs

In the current scenario of web development, we often come across the word ” Developing Responsive Websites “. We have seen a significant change in website designing in the last few years. We all have been a part of this change as it has affected our experience on web. This article will help us understand…

In the current scenario of web development, we often come across the word ” Developing Responsive Websites “.

We have seen a significant change in website designing in the last few years. We all have been a part of this change as it has affected our experience on web.

This article will help us understand how the principle of Responsive Web Designs (RWD) has led to a completely different user experience of web and how it has changed the thought process of web developers.

What is Responsive Design ?”

Responsive design is the method to optimize the source content for output device. The web content should fit in equally well for all types of target devices and provide user a seamless experience as it switches between its mobile – tablet – laptop – widescreen external monitor.

The desktop not only gets the normal version of the website, but it might also get a widescreen layout, optimized for the larger displays. Tablets get an optimized layout, taking advantage of their portrait or landscape layouts. And then with phones, we target their much narrower width.

Whatever the device we are using to access the web, we can experience the adjustments as the browser size shifts from one size to another.

Why it is needed ?

I would like to share some survey reports that had been done recently.

“61% of users will leave a non-mobile friendly website within 5 seconds”

“31 minutes are spent on a mobile in an average day”

“Over 60% of the UK population own a Smartphone”

– (Courtesy of http://www.strategiqmarketing.co.uk/ )

The rise in mobile usage for web surfing activities is growing rapidly each year. It is expected that people will spend more time on internet using a handheld device compared to desks or laptops.

A well-designed responsive website, which is intuitive and user friendly will keep users engaged for a longer time. According to Google, the quality of the website plays a big part in its rankings on search engine results pages. If the website is not responsive for mobiles and tablets its bounce rate will increase, resulting in Google less likely to rank the website for mobile.

Benefits of Responsive Designs :

1) Responsive web design requires no resizing or scrolling enabling visitors to access the website, whenever, wherever from their favorite device.

2) We do not need to have multiple versions of our website – for desktop, mobiles and tablets. If there is a change required to be done in the website, we have to do it just once and it will take care of everything.

3) Responsive web design is now becoming a must for making the site search engine optimized.

4) User can have a seamless user experience, when the websites looks same incredible in all devices be it PC or tablet or mobile.

5) The website is going to be of higher quality and remain relevant for much longer. Below are some quick stats (courtesy of e-Marketer) that highlight the potential behind responsive web design.

• Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce is expected to hit almost $ 400 Billion for 2013.

• Mobile advertisements spending will reach $ 7.7 Billion this year alone.

• 246 Million US mobile phone users are expected this year, which is 78% of the nation's population.

• More than 58% of all US mobile phone users will access the internet via a mobile device. By 2017, this number is expected to grow to 80.7%.

Application Lifecycle Management

Today for an application to be successful there should be an organized development platform that enables control of an application lifecycle, simultaneously reducing the costs and provides continuous business solutions. Application lifecycle management – is supposed to be a strategic answer to application chaos and a means for business growth. According to the Online Cambridge…

Today for an application to be successful there should be an organized development platform that enables control of an application lifecycle, simultaneously reducing the costs and provides continuous business solutions. Application lifecycle management – is supposed to be a strategic answer to application chaos and a means for business growth.

According to the Online Cambridge Dictionary, a lifecycle means the series of changes that a living thing goes through from the beginning of its life until death, while management imposes the control and organization of something. Projecting these definitions on the information technologies sphere application lifekeeping management can also be generally explained by summing up the two terms, though with light changes due to a specific character of the subject (software applications). So, dilettantish, one can defy application lifecycle management, or to put it in short, ALM, as a process of governing and controlling a software application existence from its first appearance until it reaches its final point, in other words, until it is removed from the market.

However, taking into account the modern market challenges and requirements to any product, including a software application, we can not limit ourselves with such a narrow view concerning ALM. Let's get deeper into the topic. From a more scientific perspective application lifecycle management is the entire period of managing the life of an application from a concept to its removal. This period encompasses the whole development process which is not so far away from us as it looks to be at first sight.

Applications are used for private and business purposes. Surely, there is no doubt ALM is first of all made for business customers. However, as far as any application lifecycle encompasses certain stages, it will be better to examine them referring to a approved Skype application and make the ALM definition clear for everyone. It is always right to go from an easier to a more complex thing.

Let's see which components ALM consist of. Here one can reason on an everyday level.
Without doubt, each of us faces ALM every day. Suppose the top 10 examples of applications include Microsoft Word, Google Chrome, Windows Media Player, World of Warcraft, Adobe Photoshop, iTunes, Skype, Steam, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Corel WordPerfect. On a philistine level we are offered to “refresh” this or that application in our PC. This is a part of ALM in a broad sense which satisfies a necessity to make an application more adaptive to the needs of users and, in such a way, more profitable at the market. (Generally one can defy the goal of the ALM in such a way in general).

In other words, an update of an application is one of the application lifecycle stages. However, the ALM itself begins much earlier.

Let's take Skype as a philistine and for all understandable example. Just some information:

Skype was founded in 2003. The first public version was released on 29 August 2003.

At first, the application had a simple interface, voice adapted unlike ICQ and MSN Messenger. During installation Skype chose the language localization of Windows and had a quick and easy registration login in comparison with competing programs. It was and is easy to install. This is how Skype's ALM began, with an idea that users demand a highly innovative product, easier to be appreciated, in this particular case in comparison to the existing communication programs, and this can also be called required management. It is also a continuous process through the project. Thus, referring to our Skype example, the Skype 1.2 Version included Voicemail for the first time, as well as introduced a Skypeln function that allows linking a Skype account with a phone number. In other words, requirement management as a part of the ALM includes verification and adaptation of an application to the needs and expectation of its users and stakeholders, both external and internal. Generally, requirements management investigates the situation, makes a decision on the requirements' feasibility, then designs and constructs the application, tests it to make sure that the work still complies with the initial requirements and budget and finally releases the application. The requirements management extends over the entire application lifecycle management and is its critical point, is a method and a means to provide what business need.

Then, one should mention a more narrow and specific component of the ALM – software architecture. To put it briefly, it includes software components and relationships between them as well as features of both the components and relations. Software architecture encompasses instruments to design an application.

As an obvious case, we refer again and again to our simple application example – Skype. The Skype architecture consists of a central registration server to which all clients register, its main operation principle is a peer model.

Application architecture is closely interconnected with computer programming which makes an executable program out of a problem. It creates an algorithm in confirmation with which an application works.

Since an application is created, it should be tested. Application testing is a vital stage of the application lifecycle management. Actually, it validates an application and answers the question whether requirements for its development are met. From the technical point of view, application testing presupposes that no mistakes should occur after its release. In other words, ALM is demarcated with an application testing as far as the matter of quality predetermines the success or failure of the deal. Moreover, applications should be maintained, which means amendments with a view to correct faults and improve the operation and the optimization on the whole. A few days ago the Microsoft Corporation stunned the world announcing that it develops a program that will make a near real-time speech-to-speech translation in Skype. In this particular case application maintenance measures enhancement of the application's capabilities.

However, sometimes maintenance is perceived as correction or defect tracking which is also an aspect of application maintenance. Moving on to the next explanation, it's necessary to mention change management. According to Meir Lehmann's law of the continuing change systems must change as not to become less useful. For most applications changes reappear again and again several more times during the lifecycle, changes introduce new versions and upgrades of an application which we face every day.

Thus, applications are experiencing an ongoing process of development, testing and release.

As you can see, ALM is a huge complex activity of the IT companies to supply a highly innovative product to the market.
But that's, however, a broad perspective regarding the phenomenon of ALM. As it has been already mentioned, there is a need to introduce narrower, more specific customized products that is why application lifekeeping management is aimed at solving problems of individuals. All the above mentioned stages are introduced as software suites or platforms for applications determined for particular businesses.

Referring to the VTB24 Bank example, the ALM was introduced to optimize the work of the applications which number increased rapidly as the bank's activity expanded. In such a way ALM turns into an industry of the IT-market. Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Boland and other big players introduce a set of means to support an application lifecycle (eg Visual Studio, IBM Rational Solution, FusionForce etc.). Nowadays ALM solutions are made for discrete manufacturers and include all the above mentioned components: requirement management, test and maintenance management, change management that are presented as a single integrated solution that supports variant complexity of an application. Actually, it's a good product to make money and business.

And it's should not be ignored. Since ALM is focused on transfer of the newest information throughout the whole application life and its maintenance, that's a way how to make business effective as well as to make it grow. Automatization, collaboration, synchronization, integration, innovation are ALM's best features that will surely make it grow and spread.

How Mobile Apps Are Impacting Business ROI

One of the smartest ways to get your cash registers ringing in business is to streamline your operations, tracking your progress and increase the productivity without any manual intervention. Yes, today's amazing technology and applications are loaded with all the facilities to help you turn your cause into profit via a simple business app. If…

One of the smartest ways to get your cash registers ringing in business is to streamline your operations, tracking your progress and increase the productivity without any manual intervention. Yes, today's amazing technology and applications are loaded with all the facilities to help you turn your cause into profit via a simple business app. If you're an established organization you should not overlook the benefits of modern technology, and if you're an ambitious startup there's simply no other way but to get a business app as soon as possible to give your business the much needed boost.

There exists elaborate lists of business apps that are extremely useful for entrepreneurs. Following are some of the key features that are benefitting business operations in a noteworthy way:

Push Notifications:

This facility allows your app to notify a user about an event, message and more even when the user is not actively using the application. When a device receives push notifications, an app icon and a message appears directly in the status bar. And, when this notification is read by the user, the business app automatically trace the information back to you. Push notifications can be sent to multiple users and is a boon in the face of events, campaigns.

Data Gathering:

With customized business apps you can easily track every move your customers makes, right from the moment he / she lands on your website. What joins them and what is a total no for your business to getting popular among the customers, you can do everything by developing a customized application. In fact, tracking signals from mobile devices is opening a whole new world of analytic and data-gathering opportunities for retailers stuck in the physical world.

Targeted Advertising:

Business organizations that have already tasted the benefits of target marketing via apps are quite positive about the concept. From providing users with product information, flash sales or deals, and to speeding up the checkout process with a completely contact less payment system. Businesses now have a way to enhance their consumer experience in a big way.

Identifying Sales Opportunities:

Another big reason for businesses to lease on mobile apps is that mobile devices have opened up a whole new world of sales opportunities. Due to Geo-agnostic marketing options via mobile apps, consumers who are enjoying free time like shopping, waiting for movie tickets, can be targeted to engage with your brand. Thus, a mobile app maximizes the opportunities of reaching out to users through push notifications supported by an easier path to transact.

Announcing Offers / Discounts:

This facility is purely interconnected with Geo-Agnostic advertising. You can use data collected through Geo-Tracking and Ad Campaigns to deliver just-in-time offers / discounts. This will not only ensure optimized success of your campaign, but will also increase your ROI by many folds.

Analysis and Tutorial of Corona Platform Development

Today I'm going to talk about a perfect platform for developers who wish to build games, apps and e-books for mobile devices. The Corona platform is backed by more than 200,000 developers who have created games, e-books or business applications using this platform. Corona is one of the world's most advanced development platforms and is…

Today I'm going to talk about a perfect platform for developers who wish to build games, apps and e-books for mobile devices. The Corona platform is backed by more than 200,000 developers who have created games, e-books or business applications using this platform.

Corona is one of the world's most advanced development platforms and is rapidly becoming the choice of hundreds of developers. No matter if you're a foodie or a small professional team- with Corona you can quickly and easily create cross-platform applications.

What is Corona?

Founded in 2008, Corona Labs Inc. is a company based in Palo Alto with extensive technical and commercial experience across multiple platforms; mobile ecosystem, software platforms, authoring tools, runtimes and cloud services. His previous experience includes leadership positions at companies such as Adobe, Apple, Macromedia, and Microsoft.

Notably Corona Lua is developed using an easy to learn programming language, along with the API, which allows you to add features similar to Facebook with just a few lines of code.

APIs for Corona

The Corona's API library has over a thousand APIs, enabling the creation of applications for commercial, electronic books and games for any subject supported platforms. You will see the changes instantly in the simulator and are able to adjust quickly to Lua changes, a language designed for quick and easy programming (easy to learn too).

Corona allows you to publish to iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and the Nook with a single code base and soon windows 8 too as they plan to incorporate it due to the rise in popularity this platform has had.

Developer Community

Corona has earned its place in the market in part thanks to the support given by its developer community, as their forums are full of enthusiastically developers offering advice, sharing code and generally helping out. Corona also promotes regional or local groups to collaborate and network, which had let out the existence of hundreds of guides, tutorials, videos and sample projects to make life easier for fellow developers.

This tool provides a space for experimentation and study on its official website and goes even further by offering discounts on their licenses for educational purposes.

A Small Tutorial to Start Using Corona

Underneath is a short tutorial on getting started with Corona

Step 1 – Download and install Corona SDK

Once installed you can launch the Corona Simulator, where you're able to create new projects or use the sample projects that are a perfect starting point to learn.

Step 2 – Start a new project

To create a new project, you need only click on the “New Project” option. In the New Project window you enter the name of the new application, game or scene. You can set the default resolution and whether you want the application to be displayed vertically or horizontally.

Step 3 – Saving and opening in the Simulator

After choosing the where you want to save your application you can open the device simulator and chose the base application and configuration files. These files are:

· Main.lua. This is the main project file. It is the first thing you'll need to run after starting the application.

· Config.lua. This is the configuration file for your project. Here you're able to alter the settings for different devices.

· Build.settings. This is the configuration file using Corona to create the application on different platforms, such as application permissions for Android.

To begin creating your application all you need to do is add the code of your app within the main.lua file.

The complexity of your application or game is set by your code, but the basic steps are the ones explained above.

Advantages of Corona

The Corona tool offers a wide range of features that makes it reliable for building applications, games and e-books. Thus it offers a number of advantages which will be discussed below.

· Automatic Integration with OpenGL-ES: There is no need to watch and learn from classes and functions to create simple manipulations of the screen.

· Multiplatform Development: Corona allows you to create applications for both iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android.

· Yield: Corona is optimized to take advantage of the hardware acceleration features, resulting in high performance games and applications.

· Unit Features: It has native controls for access to the device's hardware like the camera, accelerometer, GPS, etc

· Easy to learn: Corona uses Lua programming language, which is powerful and easy to learn.

Corona Licenses

Let's take a look at the different licenses and what they can do for you when using Corona. With a free license you can build all the applications you want but you're unable to publish them. In order to start publishing on iOS, Android, Kindle or Nook you must invest in the basic license at the cost of $ 16 a month.

The Pro ($ 49) and Enterprise ($ 199) licenses offer a number of excellent features focused on small and large businesses and customer support. Once you've got a Corona license it can be used on two separate machines, this allows you to develop on your laptop and desktop computer.

Out of all of these, only the Enterprise license allows you to work offline – this benefit comes at a potentially restrictive price of $ 199 a month or $ 999 a year for a small business developers and $ 2499 for the larger companies.

Corona tools are required to build connections because part of the building process happens within Corona Labs servers. Lua script is precompiled into bytecode (excluding comments, debugging information, etc.) before its then sent to the server.

The server provides the data to the Corona engine but it is never saved or archived. At the end of the online construction process, you'll have an APK application or package the same way you would get if you had used iOS or Android SDK.

3 Ways to Improve Troubleshooting App Exceptions

Your application is perfect, flawless in every way and always works … right? It's more likely you spend a fair portion of your time troubleshooting problematic behavior in your applications – probably more than you'd care to. And that's not because your code is necessarily buggy; it's because applications have become far more complex than…

Your application is perfect, flawless in every way and always works … right?

It's more likely you spend a fair portion of your time troubleshooting problematic behavior in your applications – probably more than you'd care to. And that's not because your code is necessarily buggy; it's because applications have become far more complex than they used to be. Your company may have moved all servers to the cloud, so knowing where your apps stay is now another degree of separation away, and the server hosting your app yesterday may be gone today. Security and privacy concerns are understandably greater today than ever before, making IT allocate to giving anyone in dev the ability to retrieve key information like log files from the servers hosting their apps. And, to complicate things further, apps are far more distributed now than in years past, resulting in problems that can span multiple servers, multiple data centers, even multiple continents. So how can you simplify the process and make troubleshooting application issues easier? In this first of three articles on simplifying and evolving your application troubleshooting, I want to call out three simple steps you can take to improve your troubleshooting game.

  • Gain access in most companies developers either do not get any access to production servers or get too much, finding that middle road which allows them to get the logs, errors and other info that they need without the risk of direct login is a key . It does not tie IT and developers of establishing clear responsibility and accountability, but rather helps them work together and not point fingers at each other.
  • Proactively monitor apps and their resources 24/7 – so that the historical (contextual) data you need when responding to issues will be there waiting for you. Error monitoring provides 'after the fact' notification, but constant logging of everything (with the proper tools) better completes the picture and helps developers find the issues faster.
  • Rethink app health – understanding your application behavior is something that is dependent on a variety of things from the infrastructure, be that locally or on the cloud, or within the software – in which case it could be the DB, web pages, performance and a variety of other elements. There are a variety of things that could hurt your app health, including (but not limited to): something in the software was changed, configuration problems, database is down, 3rd party service is down, spike in # of users, bad data, or general performance problems. Are you tracking the combination of these elements and each one of them separately?

In the 2nd part of this 3-part series, I'll discuss how augmenting exception with log data help to bring intelligence to your troubleshooting. To get a more in-depth look at evolving your application troubleshooting, read the white paper 3 Steps to Evolve your Application Troubleshooting.

How To Build Multi-Device Web Apps

You've heard that Mobile is the kind of big deal now. 20% of Internet traffic is coming through Mobile devices. To be on the winning side, you have to transform your traditional desktop focused web apps into fast, effective multi-device apps. Guidelines – Using HTML Language 1. Create your content and structure: You must identify…

You've heard that Mobile is the kind of big deal now. 20% of Internet traffic is coming through Mobile devices. To be on the winning side, you have to transform your traditional desktop focused web apps into fast, effective multi-device apps.

Guidelines – Using HTML Language

1. Create your content and structure: You must identify the content you need first, sketch out information on Narrow and Wide view ports. Create the content and style before designing the real page. You must know the sections you need, the content to display in those sections and where to position it.

2. Create the Headline and the form: The headline must be well explained in your content. Headline is very sensitive in web designing; it has the power to build or destroy dreams. The headline and request notification form are the critical components of your page. They must be presented to the user immediately. The form must be simple – with the user (s) name, their phone number, email address etc. The forms also must have labels and placeholders to make them easy for users to understand what is supposed to go in them.

3. Create the video and information section: This section should be a little more depth. It should have a bullet list of your products and also contains video placeholders that will show your products. Use “video control poster =” the name of your video file, and where is located. “'' Control 'makes your video easy to be viewed while' Poster 'displays the preview of the content.

4. Create the images section: Your site looks more attractive with images. You have to use both Content Images and Stylistic Images in your site. The content images are used in describing your content and products while the stylistic images are used to beautiful your site; ie the background image. You must use few images in a page because too much of it may cause your site to be slow in loading. Note that people do not like wasting much time waiting for sites that are slow; when there are thousands of sites available.

5. Create a Table section: This section shows the list of your products statistics. Tables should be used only for tabular data ie Matrices of products information.

6. Before you enter your content and all other information you need; start your web apps with – “doctype html” “Meta name =” viewport “Content =” width = device-width, initial-scales = 1.5 “ Note; each section starts with the tag ” div id “ie” div id = “headline”, “div id =” section1 “. Use this tag when creating form;” form method = “post” id = “register” after the headline / header. Do not forget to use these two signs <> before and after tags.

7. Create the footer of your site: Most sites need footer to display information like, Term and Policy, Privacy, Disclaimers and other content that is not meant to be in the main section.

8. So get to work and get it done. You have to evolve with time and information because in the near future, Mobile devices will take over internet traffic. Build your multi-device apps with ease now.

Java Basics You Can’t Afford to Skip As an Android App Developer

Just like accomplishing a new project, even the process of developing an Android application expects you to gather a detailed understanding of the Java programming language. Even if it's not feasible for you to get into the depth secrets of Java, it is absolutely essential for you to brush up on your Java basics before…

Just like accomplishing a new project, even the process of developing an Android application expects you to gather a detailed understanding of the Java programming language. Even if it's not feasible for you to get into the depth secrets of Java, it is absolutely essential for you to brush up on your Java basics before going ahead with the execution of an app development project. Getting familiar with some Java basics at an early stage is perhaps a great add-on for every developer. Moreover, if you are an amateur who's inclined on knowing the Java programming language inside out, doing this will unduly pave your way for timely implementation of simple and complex Java development projects.

Correct choice of programming environment is vital

It is beneficial to have an ideal Java environment that would make it easy for you to write Java code in a simple way. You can opt for the Eclipse IDE which serves as the perfect programming environment for developing brilliant apps.

A perfect understanding of Strings is mandatory

Considered as one of the most critical components of Java programming, Strings serve as the most useful programming tools when it comes to developing key elements of an application.

Appropriate use of Methods and Classes is always beneficial

While methods serve as the right tools under situations where similar tasks need to be undertaken multiple times within a program; classes represent a group of similar objects used in the object-oriented programming language. Since Android app development would expect you to use hundreds of functions, it is recommended to get adapted to use methods in the proper format. Talking about classes, while programming in Java, make sure to create classes which contain similar functions and attributes, thereby offering you the ease of calling them in a range of situations.

Basic know-how about primitive data types is an absolute necessity

With Java programming, you can not afford to ignore the significance of data types. You need to gather an in-depth information about the commonly used data types in Java programming such as: int type, boolean, character type, float type and many more.

The functioning of Conditional Statements must be understood to the fullest

If you've chosen Java as the programming language for creating Android applications, then a proper knowledge about the commonly used conditional statements like: if, switch, if-else etc. is a must. Since these conditional statements form the crux of writing code, you can not afford to do away with them.

A detailed knowledge about Arrays is truly beneficial

Array forms One of the most critical components of Java programming. It is basically an object that stores a fixed number of values ​​of a single type / format. During complex app development, arrays are being utilized for storing similar type of data, which can later be accessed conveniently.

Conclusion

An understanding understanding of all the aforementioned concepts will certainly help you in meeting your app development goals in a faster and comfortable manner, without compromising on the looks and functionality of the applications.

Tips for Choosing The Right Sharepoint Development Company

SharePoint is a platform that aids a lot of enterprises in streamlining their day to day operations. It also inculcates efficient working and flair of transparency for the firm. Most of the workers and employees find it exceedingly simple to work with it as it enhances the collaboration between them within the enterprise. When you…

SharePoint is a platform that aids a lot of enterprises in streamlining their day to day operations. It also inculcates efficient working and flair of transparency for the firm. Most of the workers and employees find it exceedingly simple to work with it as it enhances the collaboration between them within the enterprise. When you decide to take up this platform for your own organization, there are a number of things you need to consider before you hire the right SharePoint development company.

Therefore, tips to pick out the ideal development company for this platform are listed below to aid your enterprise on its way to organizational efficiency.

1. Past Experience of the Firm in Question

An evaluation of the past experience of the SharePoint application developer will definitely help you make a better choice. This is because you can figure out if the kind of work the consultancy does, will suit your firm. The consultancy 'expertise will reveal their top practices and development methodologies that will aid in your decision making process. In order to better understand their workings you could also take a peek at some studies or project profiles.

It will let you know about the kinds of ventures that the company usually undertakes and understand the challenges that it helps them overcome. Prowess and knowledge attained from years of building SharePoint solutions for a variety of industry verticals will only assist your cause.

2. Hire Only Certified Professionals

When it comes to your organization, you must trust only Microsoft Technology Partners. Such certification highlights their prowess and sets a consultancy apart from tens of other offshore developers.

3. The Observance of Quality Norms

When you have to trust a consultancy, ensuring that you get a high quality end result is imperative. It validates the entire process along with promoting a seamless integration of the platform within your firm. Dedicated SharePoint experts can fully observe quality practices and help your organization to function smoothly.

Collaborating effectively is a given when you ensure that the quality of their process is upheld along with all other IT policies

4. List of Past Scientele

Taking a look at the different kinds of the customers served by the consultancy by reviewing the company's website is critical. It will help you get a good idea about the domain expertise; which is necessary to know that they have indeed worked on the comparable ventures to yours. It would say volumes about their efforts and quality of service along with a host of other facts.

Besides this, their past success with other companies will make you more confident about entrusting them with your enterprise.

Once you have taken care to pick out an enterprise that satisfies your main reservations, you need to ensure that they are skilled at the technical analysis of a venture. Sound project management skills also play an important part in the offshore SharePoint Company's ability to service your concern. Professionals who satisfy each of these conditions would do an excellent job with your concern.

Tested Strategies To Expedite The WP Page Loading

The page loading time is a severe issue that needs to be resolved with utmost precision. If you have created a wonderful website by integrating attractive theme, added superior functionalities and web pages are consuming a heck of a lot of time, all your valuable time and efforts will get wasted. No one wants to…

The page loading time is a severe issue that needs to be resolved with utmost precision. If you have created a wonderful website by integrating attractive theme, added superior functionalities and web pages are consuming a heck of a lot of time, all your valuable time and efforts will get wasted.

No one wants to access a website that takes more than eight seconds to load a page. The slow page loading time could drastically affect your potential traffic and force the visitors to absolutely abandon the page. Here, a significant page loading time plays a quite crucible role in the success of a website.

As far as WordPress websites are concerned, there are several factors that add to the WP page loading time. By dealing with these factors appropriately, one can ensure a smooth and consistent performance of their WP site with a faster loading time.

Let's ponder into the tricks that can help improve the page loading time and add to your WP site success.

1. Get rid of extraneous plugins – Indubitably, plugins help enhance the functionality of a WordPress site, but stacking numerous plugins will definitely make your site heavier. That, resulting in slow page loading time. It is therefore advisable to keep a check on the installed plugins, remove all the inactivated plugin (if they are not required). You can always download them in the future as and when desired.

2. Integrate optimized images – Images are an essential visual content that not only describes the content at a glance, but also makes the website appealing attractive and engaging. There is nothing wrong in adding high quality images on the site, but it is imperative to use compressed image files. This way you can ensure a quick image loading time. You can always add suitable code in the HTML part of your site to further optimize the loading time.

3. Trust a reliable host service provider – Shared hosting is not a preferred choice for those who expect high traffic on their website. Investing on shared hosting can ask your potential traffic to wait while loading the web pages. As, the service provider will not be able to accommodate the traffic, it will extremely create the bottlenecks in your site performance.

4. Use cache for your WP site – Using the cache in your WordPress site, you can deliver the page quickly to your users. It helps take a snapshot of your website including the featured categories, published posts, website pages and more. When a user access you site, the appropriate snapshot from the cache will be immediately loaded on the screen. This will improve the page loading time. There are numerous plugins available in the WP repository that supports efficient caching and W3 Total Cache is one among them.

5. Ensure that you are running the latest WP version – It is always recommended to use an updated version of the WordPress CMS. Whether it is a small update or a major update, it is always beneficial to use the latest version. Every update features certain enhancements and bug fixes, so while using the latest version you can ensure the best performance of your site and so improved page loading time.

Go through the above mentioned tips and tricks thoroughly and implement them in your WordPress site to ensure a quick page loading time. There are several more strategies like light theme, optimized coding, etc., that can further improve your site page loading.