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The Why and How of Conversation UI’s for Applications

Voice is the new multi-touch. Cloud-based virtual assistants, powered by advances in artificial intelligence, are improving in usefulness and sweeping across the landscape of consumer tech. How does this new paradigm of the conversational user interface work? What underlying technology makes this all possible? What are the major voice UI platforms for third-party developers available today? At a very high level, here’s how these platforms work: A user either asks the virtual assistant for some information from an app or tells the assistant to do [...]

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The Technologies that Enable the Internet of Things

The current explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the result of complimentary advancements in underlying hardware and software technologies. In brief, the IoT refers to the growing number of devices which are connected to the global Internet. Examples include smart-home products like the programmable thermostat Nest to industrial devices like temperature and humidity sensors. The Birth of the IoT Specifically, the recent convergence of three tech trends have made the IoT possible: Increasing processing power of embedded platforms. General purpose CPU’s have gradually [...]

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Coming of Age

It started as a futuristic vision, but it didn’t stay that way very long. Augmented and virtual reality are fast earning their place as part of what is normal: an almost essential, well-accepted facet of modern life. But what are they, exactly? Augmented reality is simply the notion that we can add computer generated elements seamlessly into our personality reality. Let your messenger chat heads pop up in front of you as eat your breakfast, for instance, or get your flight information beamed up above [...]

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Bootstrap Layout Tips for UI Challenged Developers

Normally user interface designs come from layout artists, but there are times that the developer and the layout artist are one and the same. However, not every developer is gifted with an eye for design, so this task is a bit of a challenge. Here are some tips and tricks to consider when you wish to create pages that are easy on the eyes: Determine the purpose of the website First of all, you need to think of what the website is all about and [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Bootstrap Layout Tips for UI Challenged Developers

Web-Based Single Page Applications – What Are They?

In an era when multitasking and efficiency is a necessity, web-based Single Page Applications (SPAs) are havens. The term ‘single page application’ refers to a website which has all of its contents accessible in only one page. It makes use of templates and data injection, as well as other techniques, to avoid having to reload all the data on every page change. To create a single page web application using Angular JavaScript templates, you’ll need a JavaScript file that will contain all the Angular code. [...]

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Top Three Features of ASP.NET MVC 5

ASP.NET MVC is Microsoft’s latest web application development technology based on the principle of the separation of concerns. MVC stands for Models, Views and Controllers, respectively. Prior to MVC pattern, Web Forms was the prime Microsoft technology for web application development. However, Web Forms lacked flexibility of development and loose coupling. MVC addressed these concerns. This article presents brief overview of the top three features offered by ASP.NET MVC 5, which is the 5th version of the Microsoft MVC technology. Attribute Routing The major difference [...]

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NoSQL or SQL – How to Choose the Best Fit for a Project

Data persistence has always been a key challenge faced by software developers and programmers. Several database management systems have been introduced since the beginning of electronic computing in order to handle data persistence issues in software products. Relational database management systems, powered by SQL, have ruled the IT industry for more than four decades, though the advent of NoSQL database has triggered a new debate regarding whether to choose SQL or NoSQL databases. Why NoSQL Databases Were Introduced It is important to mention here that [...]

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Asynchronous Strategies in C# Web Applications

Modern day websites need to handle requests from hundreds of  thousands of visitors. Since most of the advanced websites are dynamic in nature, they have to interact with database servers and web services. Typical user requests involve sending an HTTP request to the web server, which after analyzing the request type, returns a webpage. When the request involves interaction with the database or a web service, response time increases – and when thousands of visitors are accessing the same resources, website performance can greatly decrease. [...]

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