AngularJS2, NetBeans & Typescript – A Fantastic Combination

The release of the second version of AngularJS has brought along with it some interesting features that give a boost to the web development process. The introduction of Controllers and Directives, the change detection algorithm and a smooth server side rendering has put this framework on the winner’s side when it comes to providing scalable solutions for any business.

Well, one interesting thing about AngularJS2 is that when it is combined with Typescript (the platform on which it was developed) has an array of benefits to offer to the user. These two when combined with NetBeans IDE results in the creation of something more fantastic. This blog will let you know what magic can this trio bring when combined together.

How To Combine TypeScript And NetBeans

To start with, let us take you through the brief process right from the beginning. First of all, you need to install NetBeans. Go to the link https://netbeans.org/downloads/ Choose either the HTML version or download the entire application. Once done, you need to install the NetBeans module file. You will get the installation file in the form of a plug-in in the NetBeans Manager page. It is important to keep in mind here that while you are working with JavaScript all most all the tools are written in their own language and is executed with the help of Node.js.

import {bootstrap} from 'angular2/platform/browser';
import {Component} from 'angular2/core';
@Component({
    selector: 'app',
    template:`<input type='text' placeholder= "Enter first name " [(ngModel)] = "firstName">
              <br><input type='text' placeholder= "Enter last name " [(ngModel)] = "lastName">
              <br>Hello {{firstName}} {{lastName}}`
})
class GreetingComponent {
    firstName: string;
    lastName: string;
}
bootstrap(GreetingComponent);
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <script src="node_modules/angular2/bundles/angular2-polyfills.js"></script>
        <script src="node_modules/typescript/lib/typescript.js"></script>
        <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js"></script>
        <script src="node_modules/rxjs/bundles/Rx.js"></script>
        <script src="node_modules/angular2/bundles/angular2.dev.js"></script>
        <script src="node_modules/angular2/bundles/http.dev.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
    <app>Loading...</app>
    <script>
        System.config({
            transpiler: 'typescript',
            typescriptOptions: {emitDecoratorMetadata: true},
            packages: {app: {defaultExtension: 'ts'}}
        });
        System.import('app/two_way_binding_greeting');
    </script>
</body>
</html>

In order to set up NetBeans, go to the NetBeans settings page, select JS or HTML5 and then click the button for Node Path. A perfect way to start with angularjs development.

Running AngularJS 2 In NetBeans

The setup process is not different from the other installation processes. Hence, the first thing to do is select the ‘New Project’ tab and then select either ‘HTML5’ or ‘JS application.’ Once done, you can click on the ‘Next’ button, enter the project name and specify the location of the folder. You can also add the templates to the project later. The final step will require you to generate a configuration file by clicking on the ‘Next’ button, instead of the ‘Finish’ button. You will get the following configurated file

package.json (bower.json, if you use bower instead of NPM)

Remember, npm will be used here in order to manage dependencies. Once you have set up the project in NetBeans, Angular 2 dependencies will be configured automatically in the package. You will get a more fair idea about the different individual components that are being used once you take a look at the below-mentioned dependencies along with their functionalities

Concurrently – Used for executing many processes together in an independent manner

Lite Server – Used during development, it is a lightweight server

Typescript – A kind of transpiler, that helps to translate Typescript into JavaScript

Relect metadata – Helps to inject dependency features with decorators

ES6 – SHIM – Uses ES6 for browsers that do not have the ES6 support

SystemJS – A kind of module loader that works with AngularJS

Zone.js – Simplifies complex tasks of updating the view

You can install these dependencies even directly from the website of NetBeans.

How The Trio Will Be A Fantastic Combination ?

Developers can create an exceptionally great application with the help of IDE. While creating a Typescript application, NetBeans by using the Everlaw plugin. This is done by combining the error highlighting, syntax highlighting, code completion and usages highlighting together. The TypeScript support shows the transportation of the Typescript files into ES5 JavaScript. It happens automatically while the file is saved. In case the plug in which you are using is in the early stages of development some technical errors might happen. However, they can be avoided by restarting NetBeans.

So, What Features Of NetBeans Make This Combination Possible?

NetBeans play a vital role in making the impossible possible through this perfect combination of the frameworks. There are some powerful features that work behind NetBeans which make it the hero. Take a look below:

  1. The Integrated obfuscator and optimizer support help to reduce the size of the application and include optimization steps.

  2. The MIDIlets templates reduce the time to make MIDIet applications.

  3. The J2ME JAD and JAR files create java application descriptors which are required for deploying MIDIet suites. Moreover, they also help to create package suites to JAR files easily.

  4. The emulator speeds up the development time. As a result, you can develop as well as test J2ME MIDP/CLDC compliant based applications with the help of the emulator. The icing on the cake is that the emulator has many device skins with various factors.

  5. The presence of integrated debugging tools increases the productivity of developers by simplifying the debugging process of MIDIet applications.

  6. With the help of emulator SDK registry, one can integrate with any kind of third party device. You can switch from a J2ME wireless Toolkit to any kind of device emulators that run on SDK. For instance: you can make use of third party emulators of Siemens, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

  7. With a unified emulator interface, the capacity of an emulator increases automatically.

  8. The JSR 185 enables Java technology to be used in the wireless industry for compliance checking.

  9. With dual support from MIDP 2.0, one can configure the as well as reduce errors by generating proper compilers in JAD formats.

Wrap Up!

The advance infrastructure of NetBeans, the TypeScript plug in contribute towards developing a web application with the help of AngularJS 2 on the frontend. The availability of some of the basic features such as code completion and syntax highlighting help to automatically switch from TypeScript to JavaScript. In the near future, as the plug-ins will continue to upgrade themselves, the existing bugs will surely be eliminated.

If you are looking to create a project with the help of these three technological wonders, then send us a mail at sales@unifiedinfotech.net and we will get back to you.

Python – One Of The Best Technology For Your Data Driven Business Solutions

The great wave of digital transformation is on the brink of transforming businesses today. Digitalization of business is followed with 3Vs – Variety, Velocity and Volume. A business that is mostly driven by data needs to transform itself to a capable digital leader who can optimize costs and increase productivity. In order to move on the wheels of the business, technology no doubt is the greatest weapon available to the businessman today and in order to grow in this rapidly evolving technological world, to be equipped with the latest web development technologies like Python is mandatory.

As the world is blazing ahead, everything is controlled by programming. There is no other language other than programming that can bring technology and human being in tandem with each other and there is no doubt that till today it has been merging the two with each other and producing extra ordinary results.

As far as programming language is concerned, there have been multiple languages that have come into usage since the advent of the computers, but currently the one, which is making news everywhere, is Python. Whether it is the owner of a small business or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, it’s the solution for their complex business needs. But, did you ever wonder why this language is so popular choice of these businessmen? Well, over the next few paragraphs we will present you the reasons for such immense popularity of this programming language.

Easier Than PHP

The designing of PHP has been done in such a way that it focuses more on code readability. In PHP, one has to write long codes in order to express. If one is looking for a clean and organized code base irrespective of the size of the project, then Python is the best option. In PHP, developers often have to use curly braces and dollar signs. This, being a highly readable language, focuses more on the idention of the block codes. The dynamic and flexible characteristics of Python thus make it the more preferred language to work with. Hence, companies offering web development services opt for Python.

Simple Debugging Tools

The debugging tools in Python are available very easily in comparison to other programming languages. You can make use of the tools without facing much hassle. For instance: the use of pudb can help the developer to easily flip through the files in order to understand how it will look like once the coding is done. There are a number of other options available such as pdb and pydbgr. Debuggers have evolved with every language that has been developed till date and with Python it keeps getting better.

Easy Integration

Out of all the Enterprise Application Integration, Pythons eases the process of web development. It can call directly from Java Code, C, C++ using COBRA and COM components and thus provides very powerful control capabilities. A developer can reap many other benefits from Python. For instance: One can use Python in order to implement common internet protocols, data formats and scripting language. It also enables the programme to run on any type of operating systems using the same byte.

Simplified Data Structures

With its built-in list and advanced data structures, it can be used to create really first time data structures. Moreover, this high quality programming language facilitates the process of high level data typing that ultimately reduces the amount of time which is taken in writing longer codes. The combination of the data structures used in Python are sufficient enough to further implement richer structures. For instance: you can just use the value in an attribute in order to represent NULL in C++. To explain this, let us take the example of a binary tree. You can create binary tree in Python the following way:

class Node(object):

__slots__ = ‘data’, ‘left’, ‘right’

def __init__(self, data=None, left=None, right=None):

self.data = data

self.left = left

self.right = right

Fit For Perfect Web Development

Whether it is about CGI scripting or developing a web application with high frameworks such as Turbo gear or Django, Python fits in quite smoothly due to its extensive and easy to use libraries. Most of the web interfaces of Python is connected to powerful text processing and document processing facilities that gels really well with all the leading web development technologies. Python also fits perfectly with other high web development technologies such as Plone Content Management System, Zope application server and Quixote web framework.

Amazing Support With Cloud

The latest versions of Python, whether it is 2.6, 3.3 or 3.4 are all cloud based and enables users to take its advantage by offering them its services online in the form of SaaS. Hosted by powerful servers like Amazon EC2, one can take the full advantage for heavy duty business activities. Developers can even code on the go as it runs swiftly on servers. One can easily write codes for iPad and iPhones.

Mutiple Usability Of Python

Apart from being used a programming language, Python has a large number of application in many areas in web development. We present to you some of the other areas where Python is used on a large scale.

Prototyping

Language Development

Operating Systems

Enterprise and Business Applications

Web frameworks and applications

GUI applications for desktops that are used in image processing and graphic designing. Moreover, the language is also of immense help in making scientific applications and games.

What Do The Industry Leaders Have To Say About Python

Cuong Do, Software Architect, YouTube.com

“Python is fast enough for our site and allows us to produce maintainable features in record times, with a minimum of developers.”

Peter Norvig, Director Search Quality, Google, Inc

“Python has been an important part of Google since the beginning and remains so as the system grows and evolves. Today dozens of Google engineers use Python, and we’re looking for more people with skills in this language.”

Prof. James A. Hendler, University of Maryland

“I have the students learn Python in our undergraduate and graduate Semantic Web courses. Why? Because basically there’s nothing else with the flexibility and as many web libraries.”

Source: https://www.python.org/about/quotes/

If you are planning to write more robust code for your programmes, then Python is no doubt the ultimate choice. With the future upgradation of the language in the near future, it will prove to be the ultimate technology weapon to the businessmen.

We have many years of expertise in developing web applications in various programming languages and Python is one of them. So, if you are looking for a complete web solution with Python and take your business to the next level, then drop us a mail with your requirement at contacts@unifiedinfotech.net

AngularJS Development or Ember.js – Which Framework To Go For? Here’s Our Guide

Planning for a major web application release in the near future? Deciding the web frameworks is one of the important characteristics. The presence of numerous other frameworks in the market along with strong libraries is also a factor that is to be kept in mind. Well, if you are thinking about the long-term benefits, then there is no doubt that frameworks like Ember and Angular prove to be the most fruitful ones, but when it comes to taking a business decision, then it is often confusing as one is not able to take the right decision.

Team Unified will clarify all your doubts that arise while you are planning on how to select a good framework. Our many years of experience whether it is working in angularjs development or Ember js have made us capable to help you take the right decision.

AngularJS – What is it and its usability?

Based on the simple modular code, this framework successfully expands the functionality of HTML thereby solving the problem of SPAs. It’s helpful features help to solve some problems such as simplifying syntax with the help vanilla JavaScript objects, developing DOM with directives and creating dependency injections. It acts as a catalyst and helps the application to run quicker.

In addition to this, it also supports the MVC architecture. The two-way binding process is yet another feature that reflects any changes in the view. With the help of Angular Directives, you can also extend the functionality in the existing HTML elements.

The good news is that the latest version (AngularJS 2.0) is set to ease the process of web development. It comes charged with a host of powerful features. Take a look at them:

  1. Five times faster performance than AngularJS 1

  2. Better server-side rendering

  3. Presence of native Graphic User Interface (GUI)

  4. Takes the advantage of the most popular language features

  5. Easier framework to test

Making inroads in the industry

Owing to its flexibility and great features, the framework has found its place in many well-known online ventures. Some of the most notable ventures are Freelancer.com, Netflix.com, Upwork.com, istockphoto.com and YouTube PS3.

Ember.js – What is it and its usability ?

An exceptionally great framework, Ember.js is an expert in developing beautiful and dynamic SPAs. It works on open source frameworks such as Backbone.js and Ruby on Rails and makes an open-source JavaScript framework easier. Some of its key features that make it stand apart from AngularJS are the use of accessors, string-based system of template, complex and powerful routing. The string based templating system makes it possible to have faster boot times by compiling templates on servers.

Ember.js 2.0 is also in the lineup like the second version of AngularJS. A host of interesting features also awaits here. Let us take a look at them.

  1. 10 times faster than Ember.js 1

  2. Facility of server-side rendering

  3. Greater framework approach

  4. Facility of command line

Some of the notable companies that use ember.js are Yahoo, Yapp, LinkedIn.

One of our notable works in AngularJS

1daytrack-featured

With AngularJS, one can make the impossible, possible and we have been successful in providing an unavailable custom-based solution with the help of this wonderful framework. We created an online open source music player – 1daytrack, which was able to play music online in all types of browsers starting from Safari to Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. We used AngularJS for front-end development.

Some of the glaring features, which we were able to add in 1daytrack are as follows:

A multi-platform music portal, which would run in any browser

Create a proper track queue management system to enable the listeners to listen to all the previous tracks.

An auto adds feature which would allow the listeners can automatically add the last played song in a particular category.

View the profile of DJs, book any one of them and get access to all their social media accounts.

And the winner is…

The purpose of Angular and Ember.js is the same, which is to make dynamic SPAs with interactive UI/UX to make the process of web development easier. Both of them offer facilities such as modular code, easy unit testing, DOM manipulation and various benefits of the MVC architecture.

Hence, talking about the best frameworks between the two is really difficult as the two of them emerge as the ultimate winners in their areas of strength.

AngularJS is the best framework to work with if you are working on a project from the initial stages and the app which you want to develop is smaller in size. You can work with the vanilla JavaScript object while applying the coding speed. Even if you want to manipulate the extended DOM with an HTML syntax, even then it is possible. Moreover, the second version of this framework has a host of benefits (as mentioned above) and will subsequently fasten the web application development process.

On the other hand, Ember.js can be of great help if you want to make the SPAs of your application right from the beginning. This framework was mainly developed in order to reduce the burden of coding from the shoulders of the developers.

With faster boot times and fixed stability, this framework allows your application to be smaller thereby making it run even slower. Well, with the release of its second version, Ember.js is expected to boost the server side rendering further.

The future of both these frameworks is brighter. Even the upgraded versions of the frameworks will be stronger, faster and will support server side rendering. One of the interesting things which are common among two of them is that both of them supports iOS and Android. If we can do so much right now with these modern frameworks, then one can imagine the kind of possibilities that can be created.

The word is moving today at a blazing fast speed. AngularJS and Ember.js will no doubt help to keep the pace of web development in tandem with this moving speed in the world of technology.

Web Development Technologies That Ensure Positive Results for Your Business

The collaboration of technology and business is something, which cannot be overlooked. Both of them have delivered results that have helped brands to grow larger and establish themselves as a premier marketing organization. There has been a huge shift in the digital world with the ongoing transformation that is taking place. Marketers these days are allocating a considerable portion of their budget behind web development. According to a research done by Gartner in 2015, it was found that marketers spend 61% of their budget. The figure is an indication of how important technology is to a company. Marketers these days are constantly figuring out ways and methods to move ahead of their competitors and technology is one of the ways.

Some significant problems faced by the companies such as bad website performance, data analytics and security can no longer be considered as an IT problem. They are now considered to be a part of the web design and development. After an intensive research, team Unified has come up with the technologies, which you need to adopt today to ensure positive results for your business.

Frameworks

They are the foundation of a programming language that makes the process of writing programming languages easier. They help to eliminate the tough task of setting up a new web application.

We recommend you to use the following frameworks for your business

  1. Ruby on Rails
  2. Ionic
  3. Bootstarp
  4. WordPress
  5. Backbone.js
  6. Ember.js
  7. Angular.js
  8. .NET
  9. Drupal
  10. Meteor
  11. Node.js

Programming Language

Without a programming language, it becomes impossible for the developer to work because this is the only mode of communication with the computers.

We recommend you to use the following programming languages for your business

  1. Java
  2. Swift
  3. Objective-C
  4. Go
  5. PHP
  6. Ruby
  7. Python
  8. Coffeescript
  9. Javascript

Browser

Browser establishes the communication between humans and the virtual world. They are the window to the digital world. For your business to succeed it is important to have the right browser.

We recommend you to use the following browsers for your business

  1. Safari
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Firefox

Databases

Databases store all your important data of your company along with the applications. Starting at the record of employees to the information of accounts or fixed assets without a database your business cannot survive. Similarly even in a technology company, it is imperative to have advanced databases.

We recommend you to use the following databases for your business

  1. SQL Server
  2. Oracle
  3. MySQL
  4. PostgreSQL
  5. Redis
  6. MongoDB

Libraries

While writing complicated codes, libraries are something that proves to be of immense helpful. They ease the process of development as the developer doesn’t have to go through the tiring stage of writing code. We recommend you to use Underscore and jQuery in order to get optimum output.

Check out this wonderful video and learn how to set up a local coding workflow while developing web application

If you want to successfully implement these web development technologies then it is necessary to take some important things into consideration. These are mandatory things to follow if you want to implement the web development technologies in your organisation.

Focus on Performance

Loading time of a website is an important matter of consideration. It is true that a website which takes ten seconds to load is slow, but nowadays, it’s a completely different scenario. If a web page doesn’t open within 10 seconds, then visitors will leave your website and open a competitor’s website. The slow performance of a website not only hamper the reputation of a website, but it will also lure away traffic from the website and reduce their trust in your brand.

Consider Privacy

Proper investment in protecting the privacy of the company’s data should be top of the mind consideration for any business person. More and more websites are now switching over to https from http. There are many privacy invasive technologies like encryption, user-tracking protocols, site visitor tracking and much more that provides piracy, but if one doesn’t adopt suitable measure in protecting the technology, then there is no use in investing in technology.

Accessibility Mixed With Design

Accessibility of a website is an important factor as there are some audiences with disabilities. Adopting unique designing techniques means creating a universal accessible solutions in terms of designing. Many businesses having their online presence have failed to capture the audience in the right way as they have not been successful to divide the audience in terms of demographics and other factors. Hence, it is important for the marketers to realize the need of using web development technologies when it comes to understanding digital marketing.

Security

Data and content are two important things for a firm which are involved in delivering IT solutions. Sensitive data of the customers as well as of the firm can easily fall prey to a hack by the third party. In order to secure a website, it is necessary to protect the web application. Apart from this, one should regularly update the software or any other applications. Many large business organizations around the world have security analyst, who estimate the risk associated or the threats that a company’s data is vulnerable to. In today’s world, where frequent leaks are not unusual, it is necessary for a business to adopt correct security measures so that it doesn’t fall prey to the hand’s of the hackers. Privacy and compliance are the two main important factors, which you should always keep in mind if you have sensitive information in your database.

Web Development technologies have fastened the process of development for sure. It allows developers to solve a problem from a new perspective. The fundamental approach to web development should be followed by proper evaluation and improved security services. In this age of digitization, where every solution is solved online, these advanced web development technologies has opened the doors of development to the technological world.

Mobile App Development: Choosing The Right Tool For Your Dream App

In one of its reports, Forbes found out that it was the inability of the companies to take a firm decision in mobile app development and the costs incurred in hiring a developer, that were responsible for the escalation in the cost of developing a mobile application. While one might think that the availability of numerous plug-ins and cloud-based applications today can help to reduce the burden in making a mobile app, but in reality, these are not the exact reasons.

Companies today spend endless hours before taking a final decision in developing an app. The true story is that there are a number of factors to be considered if you are planning to build the dream app of your choice. As a mobile app development company, we take into account various considerations before we start working on the project. Doing these help us to select the right mobile application tools for the dream app.

Lay Focus On The Usability Of The App

The interface of the mobile application should be easy to work with from the developer’s perspective. Most of the time, collaboration becomes an issue. In that case, whatever tool is selected, it should be able to enhance it. While evaluating a project, the functionality of the tool should be the top of the mind consideration for the developers. Before taking up a project, they should repeatedly test the pros and cons and then give their final decision.

Keep The Cost Structure In Mind

There are a number of costs that are involved in making an app. For instance: the licensing cost of development tools, developing the applications and deploying them. While low-cost options like cloud-based services can be a suitable solution, but it is important to be aware of the long- term expenses as well. You might know that these services, which seem to be less expensive might add a burden to your budget in the long-term.

Evaluate The Lifecycle Of The App

Before selecting the tools required for making an app, it is necessary to evaluate the lifecycle of the mobile app. If a team of developers is working towards developing an app, then they must be aware of the total lifecycle of the app. This principle is also applicable when the company depends on an external or a third party service provider. In a nutshell, the developers must be aware of an app’s shelf life.

Permissions Regarding Security

Make sure that all the app development tools, which you choose allow the admin to make use of the security controls in the app. It is important to have a supreme body and accountability irrespective of whatever tools are used by the developers. To make things easier, let us take an example. If a set of developers make use of cloud services, they must be regulated and must be aware of the consequences for the breach in security.

Be Aware Of The Integration

Developers must be aware of the total integration process of the services with the systems that are associated with the application. Apart from providing seamless integration with the systems, the application should also be able to integrate itself with all other systems necessary for integration. It might be necessary for developers to make applications that support mobile application management and here comes the role of integration.

Choose The Application Type

It is important for the developer to have a deep knowledge about the merits and demerits of the various applications. Native applications usually are expensive. They offer the best user experience along with superior performance, takes the maximum time to build and can run across a variety of platforms. It all varies from one organization to the other about which application they want to choose.

Overcoming the challenges in mobile application testing tools

Sometimes it becomes a challenging task to select the right tool while testing mobile application tools. Here, we are presenting to you some easy ways through which you can follow if you want to test a mobile application tool thoroughly, and then just follow these easy tips.

  1. Always do tool feasibility tests as mobile technologies functions differently on various platforms.
  2. Apply automation in non-functional areas such as hardware and interruption.
  3. It is necessary to properly integrate the execution with the test management tool as well as ALM in order to make the mobile application successful.
  4. It is better to optimize on a platform. In rare cases, more than one tool might be required to carry on the automation process.
  5. Select the tools in such a way that they support stimulators as well as devices so that you can match or mix them to run the app on various platforms.

There are many of techniques that have come into usage, to test the functional and non-functional aspect of a mobile tool. You need to evaluate them based on their ability to handle the emulators, operating systems and how smoothly they open in multiple browsers. The success for testing automation in mobile applications might vary from the conventional apps. A customized approach to the problem is the key for testing a mobile application tool.

Wrap Up!

While evaluating choosing the right tool for developing a mobile app, one must keep in mind about the various scenarios of a company. For instance: the size of the company, the estimated budget, the existing tool sets used and the kind of in-house teams. Currently, the market is flooded with plethora of mobile applications and hence it becomes confusing for the people to decide the right application.

To make your dream app and to make it an attractive one among the public, it is necessary to select the right mobile application tools after evaluating the pros and cons of using each one of them.

Over to you

There might be a number of other strategies or factors that might help a company to select the best mobile application tool; if you have any recommendations or suggestions in improving the mobile application tools, then kindly suggest us.