Which one is Better? Angular JS or Node JS
By Admin / 23 May 2018

For the continuous growth of business, every entrepreneur thinks of developing a web application. Most of the entrepreneur lookout for a good framework that makes their website looks amazing. According to present market trends, both Angular JS and Node JS framework are very much popular for building feature rich cross-platform and interactive JavaScript based applications. While both the frameworks are entirely different from each other but the usage of technical techniques such as AJAX, DHTML and DOM scripting are same.

The Angular JS is having a Model-View-Whatever (MVW) framework while it supports the Model-View-View Mode too. On the opposite, Node JS has Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture often called an event driven architecture.

Here, we have discussed the top-notch differences between Node and Angular JS:

• For the client application development of single page, Angular JS is more preferable as well as Node JS is used for building server-side applications.

• The developers need to separately install Angular JS in the PC. They can simply add the Angular JS file and use it for their applications. On the same Node JS needs to separately install in PC for using in web applications.

• In Angular JS a proper syntax is required while in Node JS the JavaScript engine is being used.

• Node JS is written in C, C++ and JavaScript languages and Angular JS is completely written in JavaScript.

• Angular JS has open source web application development framework being developed by Google. On the other hand, Node JS is built on Google V8 JavaScript engine and has a cross-platform run time environment system.

Benefits of Using Node JS and Angular JS:

• For the creation of web and chat application, Node JS is very much helpful as this framework assist the mobile support and browser compatibility.

• Angular JS is mainly used for the creation of single page client side application. For making the website interactive and for data-driven application, through Angular JS framework we can add dynamic views.

• With the enchanting features of Filters, Directives and automatic data binding in NodeJS, the developers don’t need to write lengthy codes.

• The speed of Angular JS is very fast and complex tasks can be easily solved within a minimum time-period. With a lacking IE 8 support, Angular JS is not considered good for cross-platform hybrid application development.

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How to get a great app built for your business?
By Admin / 10 May 2018

Not just for marketing, the potential of application is going far extending to the sale of product and services. Rather than going to bricks and mortar store, people do prefer to do online shopping. The mobile applications having the functionality features of online purchase transactions, earning points and social media interactions and basically on the cloud-based platform are more likely to engage more customers.

The job of an entrepreneur is multi-tasking and for constantly achieving new heights in business, the enterprise has to promptly adopt the new technology and showcase their brand presence over different platforms and portals. In today’s fast paced world, the entrepreneur faces issue of less efficient operations, losing a valuable client or missing out a lead. For overcoming all these critical issues and for making a brand presence in the market, the entrepreneur has to think differently of creating an application.

In the present market, there are only two major platforms that are accessible and in reach of public. Nearly about 40% of market in under the influence of Android and remaining 60% is ruled by iOS. Hence, the entrepreneur is left with only two choices to go for application development. Rest all other platforms are irrelevant for building the brand image and for beating up the competitors. Apart from it, the most surprising fact is number of application viewers is 4.6 times higher than website viewers. Hence, we can conclude that developing an application has numerous plus benefits.

1. Increase the Sales Figure: In a general, it has been found that the growth of a company exponentially gets double after the launch of their own application. Nowadays, the people are more addicted to smartphones and are browsing the newly invented applications more rather than visiting their website.

2. Improving Customer Experience: With the ease of application, the customers are more inclined towards your business services and products. Their queries are more liable to solve in a shorter period of time. Henceforth, the loyalty of your business gets increased to 50% after the creation of application.

3. To Remain Competitive in Market: For firmly withstanding in the market and for giving competitors a tough competition, it is necessary to adopt the latest technologies. With the assistance of advance and hi-tech science, approaching the customers is very easy and hassle-free process.


How to build your business application in an efficient way for a productive outcome:

1. Leveraging Cutting-edge technological tools for software development: The technology has really eased our work. With the app creators’ applications such as Bizness Apps, Shoutem, Como and various others, you can easily design your application according to your design, ideas and intelligence.

2. By hiring skilled and professional developers: There are many options for building an application. If you have a determination to create the application on your own, then firstly you will have to learn coding. But if you want to save the time and money, then it is best to outsource the application development work to some freelancer or an application development company. Within a short span of period, you will be able to get your application available in the play-store.

For the success of your business application in market, there are post application development activities   such as effective strategy and promotion that needs to be precisely done by the development and marketing team. Adjacently by determining the number of downloads of your application from play-store and how much your content is going viral, the progress of your application can estimated.

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Importance of Agile Methodologies in Software Development
By Admin / 21 Apr 2018
This blog is basically about the Agile software development, its benefits and ways of leveraging it. We are not talking in-depth about the coding or technological things. But, the main aim is to how work together for planning, building and delivering of software. By adopting agile methodologies more effectiveness and professionalism will be added. The agile software is not only beneficial to software developers. All the managers, team leaders, product manager, technical writers, UX designers and quality analyst can take advantage of it. Specifically for the project management and collaboration practices, agile methods are being practiced. Scrum, Adaptive Software Development (ASD), Lean Development, Extreme Programming and Crystal are a few among them.

When to Use the Agile Methodologies:

1.For installing a new or an enriched feature, the developers gets loss only a few days work, instead of getting lost of entire day which leads to work from the scratch.

 

2. With the new increments producing at a very fast rate, agile gives the liberty to make frequent changes at a very low costing factor.

 

3. In the starting of a new project, very limited amount of planning is required. The Agile methodologies gives full liberty to alter up the things. With a user-mindset, the things can be changed till the end. For example, the features can be alter, edit or completely removed.

 

4. With the leverage of more options, its gives the developers and stakeholders more freedom to choose from distinct options. As there are wide options available for hosting programs and data, the developers will never get stuck over something.

   

Top-Notch Benefits of Agile Methodologies:

 

1. Transparency: For minimizing the risk factors, following agile methodologies is the foremost step to deliver timely results. It gives a better visibility, transparency and also increased the adaptability level in a specific project. The things can be cleared and sorted out in an upright way by adopting agile procedure.

 

2. Continuous Engagement:Depending upon the client’s priority, the work should be taken in order. According to the client requirement, the work-flow should be planned and systematized. The developers must start with the foremost concerning work that is valuable and precisely concern to the customer. Coordination among the workers and client will give more fruitful results.

 

3. Enhanced Quality:For making the workflow in a seamless and streamlined way, proper division and management of work is necessary to adhere. Distributing the work to development, collaboration and testing sub-divisions is vital. Adjacently, by doing frequent testings and review sessions, better outcomes can be expected. In the early stages of software development, bugs are being found out. Hence, it leads to maximized profit after the deployment of software. With the leverage of agile software development practices, the projects are due submitted on time. Plus, it also delivers a seamless experience to the customer.

 

4. Early and Predictable Delivery: As the new features are quickly delivered and implemented over the software. Therefore, the project delivery date can be easily forecast. It gives the developers enough time to test the project before actually deploying it to the client.

 

5. Ease of Doing Alterations: In every developed software product there is an opportunity for refinement and re-prioritize the product backlog. By accessing the agile methodologies, the developers’ team always needs to stay focused on the product features. With the new iteration, the new backlog items can be altered with the previously installed one.

 

By following the agile methodologies, the productivity of a team can be increased upto 16%. The efficiency also gets a hike of 37% on an average considering all projects.

 
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Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law
By Admin / 21 Apr 2018
If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller. Facebook members outside the United States and Canada, whether they know it or not, are currently governed by terms of service agreed with the company's international headquarters in Ireland. Next month, Facebook is planning to make that the case for only European users, meaning 1.5 billion members in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America will not fall under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25. The previously unreported move, which Facebook confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday, shows the world's largest online social network is keen to reduce its exposure to GDPR, which allows European regulators to fine companies for collecting or using personal data without users' consent. That removes a huge potential liability for Facebook, as the new EU law allows for fines of up to 4% of global annual revenue for infractions, which in Facebook's case could mean billions of dollars. The change comes as Facebook is under scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers around the world since disclosing last month that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, setting off wider concerns about how it handles user data. The change affects more than 70% of Facebook's 2 billion-plus members. As of December, Facebook had 239 million users in the United States and Canada, 370 million in Europe and 1.52 billion users elsewhere. Facebook, like many other U.S. technology companies, established an Irish subsidiary in 2008 and took advantage of the country's low corporate tax rates, routing through it revenue from some advertisers outside North America. The unit is subject to regulations applied by the 28-nation European Union. Facebook said the latest change does not have tax implications. 'In Spirit' In a statement given to Reuters, Facebook played down the importance of the terms of service change, saying it plans to make the privacy controls and settings that Europe will get under GDPR available to the rest of the world. "We apply the same privacy protections everywhere, regardless of whether your agreement is with Facebook Inc or Facebook Ireland," the company said. Earlier this month, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Reuters in an interview that his company would apply the EU law globally "in spirit," but stopped short of committing to it as the standard for the social network across the world. In practice, the change means the 1.5 billion affected users will not be able to file complaints with Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner or in Irish courts. Instead, they will be governed by more lenient U.S. privacy laws, said Michael Veale, a technology policy researcher at University College London. Facebook will have more leeway in how it handles data about those users, Veale said. Certain types of data such as browsing history, for instance, are considered personal data under EU law but are not as protected in the United States, he said. The company said its rationale for the change was related to the European Union's mandated privacy notices, "because EU law requires specific language." For example, the company said, the new EU law requires specific legal terminology about the legal basis for processing data which does not exist in U.S. law. No warning Ireland was unaware of the change. One Irish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he did not know of any plans by Facebook to transfer responsibilities wholesale to the United States or to decrease Facebook's presence in Ireland, where the social network is seeking to recruit more than 100 new staff. Facebook released a revised terms of service in draft form two weeks ago, and they are scheduled to take effect next month. Other multinational companies are also planning changes. LinkedIn, a unit of Microsoft, tells users in its existing terms of service that if they are outside the United States, they have a contract with LinkedIn Ireland. New terms that take effect May 8 move non-Europeans to contracts with U.S.-based LinkedIn. LinkedIn said in a statement on Wednesday that all users are entitled to the same privacy protections. "We've simply streamlined the contract location to ensure all members understand the LinkedIn entity responsible for their personal data," the company said.
Source: Indiatimes
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Millions of applications risk exposing personal data due to 3rd party code: Research
By Admin / 21 Apr 2018
Millions of applications risk exposing personal data due to 3rd party code: Research While analyzing popular dating apps, Kaspersky Lab researchers have found that some transmit unencrypted user data over the insecure HTTP protocol, risking the exposure of user data. This is because some applications use third party ready-to-go advertising SDKs, which are part of some of the most popular advertising networks. The apps involved include some with several billion installations worldwide, and a serious security flaw means private data could be intercepted, modified, and used in further attacks, leaving many users defenseless. An SDK is a set of development tools, often distributed free of charge, which allows software authors to focus on the main elements of an application, while entrusting other features to ready-to-go SDKs. Developers often use third party code to save time by reusing existing functionality to create part of the application. For instance, advertising SDKs collect user data in order to show relevant ads, thus helping developers to monetize their product. The kits send user data to the domains of popular advertising networks for more targeted ad displaying. But deeper analysis of applications has shown that data is sent unencrypted, and over HTTP, which means it is unprotected when it travels to the servers. Due to the absence of encryption, data can be intercepted by anyone – via unprotected Wi-Fi, by the Internet Service Provider or through malware on a home router. Worse still, the intercepted data can also be modified, meaning the application will show malicious ads instead of legitimate ones. Users will then be enticed to download a promoted application, which will turn out to be malware and put them at risk. Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined logs and network traffic of applications in the internal Android Sandbox to uncover which applications transmit unencrypted user data to networks over HTTP. They identified a number of major domains, most of them part of popular advertising networks. The number of applications using these SDKs totals several million, with most of them transmitting at least one of the following pieces of data in an unencrypted way:
• Personal information, mostly the user’s name, age and gender. It may even include the user’s income. Their phone number and email address could leak too (people share a lot of personal information in dating apps, according to another Kaspersky Lab study)
• Device information, such as the manufacturer, model, screen resolution, system version and app name
• Device location

Kaspersky Lab researchers advise users to follow these measures:
• Check your app permissions. Do not grant access to something if you don’t understand why. Most apps do not need access to your location, so don’t grant it.
• Use a VPN. It will encrypt the network traffic between your device and the servers. However, it will remain unencrypted behind the VPN’s servers, but at least the risk of leakage is reduced during the process
Source: https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/digital-security/millions-of-applications-risk-exposing-personal-data-due-to-3rd-party-code-research/63846241
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