Get start your mobile app development journey with #ionic :
Get start your mobile app development journey with Ionic :In this article, I will help my readers to understand one of the framework for developing apps. The framework is ‘Ionic’. As we all know what position ‘apps’ hold in our lives and there are many ways of developing apps. So, before moving to ‘Ionic’ world, I would like to introduce some of the important concepts of the app development world.Now, you must be wondering about what concepts I am talking. Let’s end the wait and dive one by one in it.Web, Hybrid and Native apps :The moment you start your app development journey, you must have gone through these words and it would have also arisen many questions like what are they? What’s the difference?Let’s understand them one by one.Web Apps : Web apps are those applications which we access on (...)
Progressive Web Apps: Apple App Store, Google Play Store, It Was Nice Knowing You
Is the end coming for the Apple App Store and Google Play Store? The title is obviously an exaggeration, but in all seriousness, the time has come for a new wave of #mobile technology to come to the fore. In 2018, Twitter announced that it has started offering its mobile PWA as its main site. PWA? What’s that?Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is the future of mobile apps and the web, pushed by heavyweights in the industry especially Google. With features such as adding to home screen, offline support, push notifications and more, a PWA offers a user experience approaching that of a native mobile app.Here’s how a PWA works. Imagine you have a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) app that is also PWA compliant. You just need to visit the app using a normal URL in your mobile browser. If you have (...)
Creating a Simple Text Editor Progressive Web App with #react
For Your Progressive Web App:How to Create a Simple Text Editor with ReactIn 2019 Progressive Web Apps are going to be much hyped and there’s no better time to start exploring the benefits. In this tutorial i’ll take you step by step through creating a simple Text Editor PWA using React so you can code your own!Originally published at www.jamiemaison.com.In 2019 Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are going to be much hyped and there’s no better time to start exploring the benefits. In this tutorial i’ll take you step by step through creating a simple Text Editor PWA using React so you can code your own!When PWAs were first mentioned in 2015 Google’s Alex Russell introduced them as web applications that have the following attributes:Responsive: to fit any form factorConnectivity independent: (...)
Build a Progressive Web App In #vuejs, from Zero to Hero! PART 2— The Service Worker
Build a Progressive Web App In VueJs, from Zero to Hero! PART II — The Service WorkerIn this #tutorial, we will implement and discuss the Service Worker, one of the core technologies that adds the astonishing offline-first experience of a native app to a regular web app.In fact, this article is the second part of a series that teaches you how to develop a so called progressive web app in VueJS!Part I — Build the Tax Calculator App in VueJS.Part II — Make the App work offline.No worries if you haven’t done Part I you can also start straight into building #pwa features. Let’s get going!Offline-first ParadigmOn the web of today the majority of websites and web apps simply fail when there is no network connection. This is so common, that users of today don’t even complain about this poor experience.For (...)
FaaS Marketing Strategy For MasonThis morning I came across an interesting company on ProductHunt called Mason.They have a tool they’re calling “front end as a service” that looks like it’s a WYSIWYG builder for web apps that spits out code blocks.Pretty straightforward value.Pretty straightforward audience (anyone building app front ends).And a pretty straightforward website that has great placement of logos, trust factors, and CTAs.Their website also shows off their product really well in photos — something that I think a lot of websites miss, especially in SaaS.Overall, their site has good design. Something I’d expect from a company that sells to designers.So…. let’s break down their marketing strategy.At a more abstract level, I think one of their biggest opportunities is not a channel or a (...)
Raspberry Pi based #wifi Routers
This rather long post steps you through the process of setting up a WiFi #router on a Raspberry Pi Zero W or Raspberry Pi 3. There are a number of reasons why you might want to do such a thing:Setup a demo any where access point for your web appsCreate deployable devices for use in network testing.As an added bonus this post also describes how to install NodeJS and the AWS command line tool to created scripted workflows with AWS.Setting up the Raspberry PiSetup the Raspberry Pi Zero W using Raspbian Lite. The version I used was 2018-06-27-raspbian-stretch-lite.imgThe following instructions are Mac OSX centric but not too different for how you’d do this using other operating systems.Locate SD cardOn Mac you can do this using diskutil via the command line. Execute the command below and look (...)
Lessons from CodeSandbox: Send User #feedback to #airtable using #react
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) FTW — Pt. 2
A Progressive Web App in Vue #tutorial , Part 1 — The Vue App
The BasicsBuild a Progressive Web App In #vuejs, from Zero to Hero!The concept of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) is a framework agnostic approach which seeks to combine discoverability and accessibility of a website with the functionality of a native app.Since couple of years I see an increasing interest technologies which bridge the gap between web- and native-apps.In 2018 PWAs have made a great step towards mainstream adoption. By now, plenty of companies like Pinterest, Uber, Twitter, Trivago, The Washington Post, Starbucks, have already created PWAs to run parallel to their native apps.The reason is obvious, plenty of these companies report very promising numbers, mostly as astonishing as the 97 percent of increase in conversions Trivago has seen.Why should we start developing PWAs now?In (...)
How my simple notepad app went from zero to 10k users monthly
How to Organize #software Development In a Super-Efficient Way: Three Practical Tips
Image credit: PexelsIn the modern world, software development has become a crucial part of #business operations, even for companies in non-tech industries. You need software, mobile and web apps to automate routine business tasks, reduce costs, and create a better experience for your customers.Creating new software is a complicated process with multiple obstacles that might harm overall productivity. Today we will talk about how to make your software development process super-efficient, without the need to hire more developers.Transform the cultureEveryone knows a cliche programmer: one who only wants to code, but not to think about business goals, end users, the needs of colleagues etc. The truth is, such programmers were probably not always like this. The chances are that in his first (...)
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) FTW — Pt. 1Progressive Web AppsIntroductionLast month I had the pleasure of talking about Progressive Web Apps at the amazing Reversim Summit. This series will summarise the contents of that talk. If you prefer to watch the video you can see it here:▻https://medium.com/media/9c8806e602e4f245cca58eb9b86b1298/hrefWhyProgressive Web Apps are here to help us bridge UX between mobile websites and apps. But before we jump into how let’s understand why.Last year Google published that there are nearly 3x more monthly unique visitors to mobile websites versus native applications. If this is the case then why do we bother developing mobile applications at all? The answer is user engagement. User engagement on native apps is nearly 10x larger than on mobile websites. That’s (...)
#progressive Web Apps vs Native Apps — When and Which to Choose
Progressive Web Apps vs Native Apps — When and Which to ChooseProgressive Web Apps have proven very useful and we have seen them being implemented in lots of projects. However, they are not here to take the place of native apps but to fix some problems such as cross-platform compatibility.Progressive Web ApplicationsProgressive Web Applications are web applications that can act as regular #mobile applications. Therefore you can have access to some device APIs and functionalities that only native mobile applications are expected to be able to access and also have the operating system’s native interface.PWA is a technology developed by Google and was outsourced by the company for others to use and enjoy its awesome benefits.How they workPWAs are reliant on different technologies such as (...)
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29 Tech Stories Worthy of Your Inbox
Cosmic JS, our weekly sponsor, is an API-first content management platform that helps teams of developers and content managers build apps faster together.Heyo Reader, some major changes ahead for Hacker Noon. If you want to impact those changes, DM me.Onto what matters — the top 29 tech stories this week!DevAnnouncing VSCodeThemes by Jordan SchroterASP.NET Core Razor Pages Vs MVC: Which Will Create Better Web Apps in 2018? by Zealous SystemCross Platform Mobile Apps with .NET and Uno by Alex BillsonHow We Used Redux on Backend and Got Offline-First Mobile App as a Result by WebbyLabI hate programming, and you should too. by Mika Yeap139 Traits That Make A Better Programmer by SadickRESTful API Design — Step By Step Guide by Tanmay DeshpandeThe Essential Skill of a Developer by Silvestar (...)
ASP.NET Core Razor Pages Vs MVC: Which Will Create Better Web Apps in 2018?
Brace yourself because this is going to be a lengthy but informative article!With the release of new ASP.NET Core 2 framework, Microsoft and its community has provided us with a brand new alternative for the MVC (Model-View-Controller) approach. Microsoft has named it Razor Pages, and while it’s a little bit different approach, but it’s still similar to MVC in some ways.In this article, we are going to cover following important points of ASP.NET Razor Pages.Razor Pages — what is it exactly?Drawbacks of Using ASP.NET MVCAdvantages of Using Razor PagesA Quick Comparison of How Requests Are Handled in BothRazor Pages — What is It Exactly?A Razor Page is very similar toASP.NET MVC’s view component. It has basically same syntax and functionality as MVC.The key difference between Razor pages and MVC is (...)
Founder Interviews: Emmanuel Straschnov of Bubble
Please welcome Emmanuel Straschnov, co-founder of Bubble, the easiest way to build software with no code.Davis Baer: What’s your background, and what are you working on?Emmanuel Straschnov: I’m originally from France, and I worked for a few years before getting into technology. I studied math in France before moving to China to work as a management consultant for a few years. I came to the US for business school and met Josh Haas through mutual friends. He had started a company a few months before (it wasn’t called Bubble at the time) and was looking for a co-founder. We actually decided to partner after our first coffee!Bubble is a visual programming platform that lets users build web apps without typing any code, and then let’s them run their app on Bubble’s cloud platform without having (...)
Built and Deployed an #amber App in 2 days
Yesterday night, I deployed my first Amber app to production. It’s a JSON hosting service for your mobile and web apps. I call it JSON Keeper.The app is very simple and straightforward right now. It only has one screen with no user accounts. You simply go to the site, paste your JSON and receive a URL where it’ll be hosted.Building the app was very similar to Rails experience. Amber has the good old MVC structure, and regularly spits out response in microseconds.It took me some time to internalize that it is reporting things in microseconds. I kept comparing the response time of Amber app to a Rails app. This was a bit disappointing as I saw 300ms for Rails and 300 µs for Amber app.Later when I looked closely at the unit of time did it all make sense.Developing this app was a refreshing (...)
#relay vs #redux: Which one you should choose?
Many companies and developers ask themselves this question if they start talking about managing data inside a #react app. Usually, criteria are simple: easy to set up, easy to work with, decent documentation, large community. If we start considering relay and redux by these criteria which one will win? Let’s figure it out!What is Relay?Relay is a data manager from Facebook. It was initially built for react-native apps but later it became a tool for web apps as well.The idea of Relay is simple: you app needs to fetch only data your users need. It’s declarative way of describing what data is needed. A simple relay query would look like this:▻https://medium.com/media/8f945e452e651a96f7d4a37987a5cb92/hrefWe ask for user’s first name and last name. The server will only return to us these two (...)
Introducing Pinafore for Mastodon
Today I’m happy to announce a project I’ve been quietly working on for some time: Pinafore. Pinafore is an alternative web client for Mastodon, which looks like this:
Screenshot of Pinafore home page
Here are some of its features:
– Speed. Pinafore is built on Svelte, meaning it’s faster and lighter-weight than most web apps.
– Simplicity. Single-column layout, easy-to-read text, and large images.
– Multi-account support. Log in to multiple instances and set a custom theme for each one.
– Works offline. Recently-viewed timelines are fully browsable offline.
– PWA. Pinafore is a Progressive Web App, so you can add it to your phone’s home screen and it will work like a native app.
– Private. All communication is private between your browser and your instance. No ads or third-party trackers.
Pinafore is still beta quality, but I’m releasing it now to get early feedback. Of course it’s also open-source, so feel free to browse the source code.
Polymer 4 and beyond: what will be deprecated, and what will stay?
“we want developers to build web apps, not Polymer apps, and we aim to provide not an all-inclusive framework but a collection of lightweight, loosely coupled products that developers can use to build elements and apps that make the most of the platform.”
Windows 10 April 2018 Update: the 10 best new features
“Microsoft is also adding support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in this April 2018 update. PWAs are essentially web apps, but they have the full support of Google, Apple, and now Microsoft across mobile and desktop operating systems. This could improve the Windows 10 app situation, and we’re expecting to hear a lot more about PWAs for Windows 10 at Microsoft’s Build conference in May.”
Creating Multiple Authentication in #laravel 5.5 Using Middleware
Every web application has a predefined set of users that have different roles and permissions. To verify the users, applications need to have an authentication module or functionality. Using Middleware, you can easily implement multiple authentication in Laravel.In this article, I will demonstrate the middleware functionality. More specifically, I will show how to authenticate an admin user and a normal user.MiddlewareIn web apps, developers often need to implement some functionality during the request hit on a particular URI. In practical terms, it is like layers that developers put in between the user request and the application response. Laravel 5.5 middleware provides a very flexible API to do this. In addition, developers could implement custom middleware in no time. They just need (...)