Where to Start Learning Android App Development?

When it comes to mobile development, there are a lot of options out there. React Native? Sencha? SDKs? APKs? Xamarin? It can all seem a bit much. Hopefully this guide gives you a good idea of what you are facing when you develop your first Android Application, and it basic steps it takes to get from an idea, to a Playstore listing.

The Idea

The first step to any mobile application is the idea. Think of something that you, or someone you know, would find useful to have on their phone. This could be something simple, like a new way to browse your favourite website, or something more complex, that might even involve a bluetooth device. You don’t always have to innovate, you just have to do something better than what is out there.

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Challenges Faced By A ColdFusion Developer

As a commercial web application development framework, Adobe ColdFusion comes with features to simplify and speed up web application development and maintenance. It allows programmers to write websites in a tag-based web scripting language – ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), and accomplish common web development tasks with simple HTML style tags. The users can further curtail development time significantly by using the integrated development environment (IDE) and debugging, testing and troubleshooting tools provided by ColdFusion.

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Creative Web Design

By contracting a creative web design company to design your new website as opposed to a more traditional web company, you give yourself an unmeasurable edge over your competition in the eyes of your potential customers.

Traditional design companies focus on purely getting a site put together with relevant information, that functionally works. Enter Web 2.0 and more traditional marketing avenues venturing into the marketplace, and creative web design companies have come into the game.

By ‘creative web design’, I refer to websites which still have the functionality and relevant information consumers have come to expect, but have a huge focus on the aesthetic aspect, and use traditional marketing ‘wow factor’ to capture the users attention, and last longer in their mind than those of the competitor.

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Web Development Ideas – Maintain Consistency on Your Dynamic Website

Dynamic web pages are expected to consist of more functional pages than their static counterparts and are designed to provide more than just information to their visitors. They typically consist of a lot more tools to engage their audiences and expect web development companies to constantly evolve to user expectations and continuously manage tasks such as effective content management.

Irrespective of this, it is important that website does not lose its consistency and maintains its professional look and feel.

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Use Online Audio to Make a More Personal Connection

Audio can be the perfect vehicle for business owners – especially speakers, trainers, consultants, coaches and other infopreneurs – to distribute their message and promote their business. It makes a stronger connection than just written text, and it’s easier to produce than high-quality video.

In the past it was costly and difficult to provide audio online. The Internet was slow, special software was required and the quality was poor. But that’s no longer the case. Now it’s easy to deliver high quality, fast loading audio content on your website.

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Kindle Publishing Guidelines – The Things You Should Do

In this article, you’ll learn about the things Kindle publishers do before publishing their books. If you want to become a successful writer/publisher on Kindle, read this material carefully.

Navigation

The TOC (i.e. table of contents) of your book should be logical and HTML-based. This kind of TOC allows readers to jump to specific parts of the book just by clicking or tapping links. Consider it as a requirement for typical books (e.g. novels and textbooks). However, it may not be ideal if you are working on a manga or a children’s book.

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SEO Techniques You Need to Get Started With Right Away

Hello SEO experts,

This article will help you with your SEO problems to an extent. I stumbled upon a lot of new stuff today and thought it would be important to share it with the outside world of website developers.

Out of the many tools I came across today were:

· SeoSiteCheckup

· AddThis

· compressnow

All are too damn good for any SEO analyst or a specialist. Basically I worked on over 2 dozen SEO techniques today and all of them proved to be crucial. Here is an overview of the techniques I dealt with:

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All About Microsoft Access 2013 and Access 365

Microsoft Access 2013 is the software that has progressed over the ages from Access 1.1 in 1992 until now.

Office Professional 2013 Software (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) will allow you to install and run Access 2013 as usual.

The Office 365 version is paid by monthly subscription and provides Web services to Office 2013. It includes the Office Professional 2013 software as well as Access 365 and Access 2013.

Access 365, besides the name “Access”, has little to nothing in common with Access 2013 or previous versions of Access.

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Node Js Vs PHP – Challenges Faced by Web Developers

With the advent of Node.js in the web development arena there has been an increasing speculation about its superiority over PHP, the most well-known programming language. Debates and discussions are rife regarding which is better for web development.

Every developer must try to develop at least a simple application in Node. This will enlighten you about the pros and cons, and also the latest updates about Node. PHP has undergone a number of changes since its outset. A number of versions with improvements have been introduced. It is slowly transforming into a language developer actually need. However, this article emphasizes on, being a PHP programmer, why you must give Node a try.

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Why and How to Use Custom Modules on Your Hubspot COS Site

One of the things I love about the HubSpot COS is just how flexible it can be.

This came up the other day on a weekly call with a client whose website I’m moving to the HubSpot COS and redesigning in the process. I explained how most of the site pages will just use one or two templates because I’m going to build custom modules we can add everywhere.

This means instead of building page-specific templates, I build just a few and add whatever content we want on the page itself. In this case, it means adding statistics, case studies and a testimonial to the page.

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