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Everything You Need To Know About PHP 7

Everything You Need To Know About PHP 7

PHP has cemented its place in the list of hottest backend technologies since its inception in 2005. It is loved equally by both developers and businesses looking for faster, better websites. PHP’s stable popularity worldwide can be credited to frequent, smarter releases. They started with PHP Tools back in 1995 and now have PHP 7. The latest version (PHP 7.3) is set to release in December this year. Take a look at PHP’s impressive statistics: About 83.6% of the websites on the internet use PHP, according to a recent stats by W3techs (June 2018). Of which, 15.3% use PHP 7. Which is a good number considering how new it is; 7.2.8, the newest version, was released on July 19, 2018 (just two weeks ago). In this article, we will discuss everything that’s groundbreaking about PHP 7 and how can your business benefit from it. Let’s start with new features in PHP 7: What’s New In PHP 7? Since PHP offers stupendous features which promise less maintenance and operation costs, it is good for Enterprises to beverage this new version of PHP. Some of the stan-attractors are as follows: 1. Newer Zend Engine (Zend Engine 2) The main objective behind the Zend Engine is to reduce the memory consumption. This helps Enterprises with large data availability. Zend Engine 2 is more scalable, reliable and better. It also boasts a reduced number of servers. This is to add great value to the user experience. Takeaway: Since a business would require a better system with less memory consumption and more users, this feature is more helpful to them in a lot of...
List of Top JavaScript Frameworks 2018

List of Top JavaScript Frameworks 2018

The popularity of JavaScript has been incredible. It is the best scripting language which facilitates designing of exciting interfaces; enhance web application development (with robust features and functions) and employ elements in real time. There are a variety of frameworks and updates releasing every day that sometimes it might become tough to keep up with the developments. It gets difficult to decide which one may be right for your project. Before you select any of them for your JavaScript web applications, a lot of factors need to be considered. Starting from what are the specific requirements of your project to the strengths and weaknesses of the framework, a lot of things need to be taken into consideration before making a decision. Before you get started, you should do a practical run through, and research, for which we have created this in-depth guide for you to be used as a reference. In this article Advantages of JavaScript Frameworks Top JavaScript Frameworks in 2018 Angular 5 React Native Node.js Meteor.js Ember.js Vue.js Comparison between Top 6 JavaScript Frameworks Choosing the Right JavaScript Framework for your Business Advantages of JavaScript Frameworks In layman terms, JavaScript framework is an application framework which is written and created in JavaScript. It differentiates itself from JavaScript library in many such as: in a library functions are called by its parent code, whereas a framework calls for the entire application design. The main advantage of is the fact that the developer doesn’t need to call the framework. Instead, the framework calls for the code and makes use of the same. If you are a web developer, the...
Migrating to Angular 5: 5 reasons why & 3 simple ways to do it

Migrating to Angular 5: 5 reasons why & 3 simple ways to do it

Angular is a structural framework for dynamic web apps, specifically for single-page web applications. It is a JavaScript-based web application framework that binds the HTML with the JavaScript. AngularJS is the original version of Angular MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework created by Google; Angular, in general, provides the synchronization between the Model and the View in what is known as 2-way data binding. Angular, even in its initial form (used only with JavaScript), was and still is a popular framework for web application development. Angular 5 is an advanced version of the Angular framework that supports Typescript (a syntactical superset of JavaScript) and works with multiple platforms across various media such as web, desktop and mobile applications of various types and versions. Angular was created in the year 2016 by Google. It was one of the effective frameworks to create dynamic web applications. Subsequently, Angular 2 and Angular 4 were also released (3 was skipped), with more capabilities in the framework. Eventually, Angular 5 made its release in the month of November 2017. Significantly, the support of Typescript from Angular 2 onwards makes Angular framework different from its predecessor. Angular 2 supported Typescript 2.0, whereas Angular 4 supported Typescript versions 2.1 and 2.2. Although, Angular 4 is backward compatible with Typescript 2.0. Angular 5 is the latest version and is the subject of discussion in this white paper. Overall, the Angular framework is used by millions of developers, a fact that could make the availability of skilled developers possible. Sometimes the term Angular is used synonymously with any version of Angular. It would suffice to understand that AngularJS is the initial...
Adobe XD Preview – UI and UX Simplified!

Adobe XD Preview – UI and UX Simplified!

Project Comet is no more! Well, it has now been materialized into Adobe Experience Design CC (or Adobe XD), a highly effective prototyping and design tool from Adobe. All this while, it was being developed under the name ‘Project Comet’, and now Adobe has finally released its preview version on March 14, 2016, for Mac OS. The Adobe XD preview version is an all-in-one tool for UX (user experience) designers that help them to create, design and wire together interfaces for websites, desktops as well as mobile platforms. Adobe has taken several inputs from the designer community before the public release of Adobe XD preview version. Now, they intend to take more valuable feedback from all, so that they can work further on this tool and fine-tune it. Adobe has already identified a few areas to work upon on their blog, based on the feedback received post release of the Adobe User Experience preview version. An important aspect to note is that Adobe has not released this UX tool as a replacement for any other tool. They have offered it as a comprehensive, lightweight and easy-to-use solution that supports creation of wire frames, visual designs and interaction designs, the ability to preview modifications in real-time, prototype sharing for instant feedback, and so on. How to Download and Start Using Adobe XD? If you are already itching to try out this new Adobe product, you can do so immediately. All you need is an Adobe id, and then, you can simply download this UX tool from Adobe.com. Alternatively, you may even be able to get hold of this preview tool from the...
Top 5 Content Management Systems Today

Top 5 Content Management Systems Today

Content Management Systems or CMS are in very high demand today among people who want to manage their websites and the content on it. These are usually easy to use and even non-technical users can centrally manage websites and add, delete, edit and manage all the content on their websites. These are really useful and very powerful tools especially when the content of a website has to be changed or updated very frequently. They are most commonly used in Blogs, News sites and E-commerce websites. The choice of the Content Management Systems is usually based on technology like ASP.NET, Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python etc. Another classification in Content Management Systems is the Open Source vs Commercial License. While Open Source is free, the licensed ones can cost you a lot and still not provide you with all the functionalities you need. In this article, we look at the Top 5 content management systems for .NET technology.   Umbraco This is an Open source Content Management System and has no licensing fee. In addition to being very simple and easy to use, it also provides various functionalities and features and can be used to design the most complex of applications. It can be used to create and edit content, schedule future posts and updates and track the project workflow. It is being used from small sites and brochure sites to major companies and media brands of the world. It is a very strong Content Management System and is known to be very stable and easily installed and customizable and comes with various plugins as well. It also...
Modern Coding Practices – What You Should Know

Modern Coding Practices – What You Should Know

A rational approach to coding is what is expected of modern coding practices. But then it isn’t as rational as one would guess. A lot of myths still run to delimit the right coding practice. Hence we should rather develop an understanding of the modern coding practices than placing our bets on previous tested and proven methods. The myths involved in coding practices will only act to hinder the end result. Let’s debunk the myths one by one and try to understand what we can rightly call a modern coding practice. Myths Busted #1: Offshoring may not always produce software faster and cheaper Offshoring has been the proven method to cut down on costs and has been a part of almost all software project humble beginnings. Venture capitalists trying to find the right company to invest their fortune on would also look forward to working with a flexible enterprise that facilitates the offshore scope. Yes it does sound a cost effective methodology as off-loading suggests more work at a lower budget. As Frederick Brooks suggests(in the year 1975) that adding developers doesn’t pace up the software project, on similar grounds does also offshoring fail though it provides with more workforce at a dirt cheap price. Offshoring does empower a development team with a bigger workforce but then it would be going overboard to state that offshoring always produces software faster and cheaper. The fact that offshoring necessitates a cumulative increase in the effort to execute a software project. Three instant problems rise owing to the same. 1. Disrupts the work because of the repartitioning required 2. Training becomes necessary:...