Showing posts with label Top 5 Developer Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Top 5 Developer Tools. Show all posts

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Google Awesome always Announcing Android N Developer Preview Too Early

Google Awesome always Announcing Android N Developer Preview Too Early
Google Awesome always Announcing Android N Developer Preview Too Early 

Google always try to help developer to access new APIs and Developer Tools. Google launching Android Version on the Event Google I/O every summer but this time Google going to do something Big they give Developer to Early too Early Developer Preview for the Developer Yes, Google already launching the Android N Developer Preview for the Developer.

Google had too much change in this Android N Developer Preview they come with Multi-Window work, You can manage the Direct reply of the Notification, Bundle Notification, Efficiency in Battery and also they include Java-8 Language support in Android N Developer Preview.

So, here is all you can find useful resources for the Android N Developer Preview and sample code for the Development of the Apps in Android N.

Android N Developer Preview Sample Source Code

Multi-Window Playground 

    • Android N Multi-Window you have to change the Manifest file properties  android:resizableActivity and yes Android N and above all by default.


Source Code for Android N Multi-Window -

Source Code for Android N Active Notification  -

Source Code for Android N Messaging Service  -

Source Code for Android N Direct Boot -

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Grow Your Website Traffic Using This Top 5 WordPress Plugins

All in one SEO Pack

This is really the first must-have WordPress plugin on the list. The plugin is actively installed on millions of blogs and is the standard for SEO optimization. The free version offers a huge list of SEO resources including support for SEO on custom post types, automatic title optimization for Google search, auto-generation of META tags and avoiding duplicate titles.
After enabling the plugin, you will have to set it up to run properly. Go to All in One SEO and then General Settings.
  • Checking canonical URLs will automatically generate permanent links to articles and avoid duplicate content
  • Under Home Page Settings, you have the opportunity of creating a SEO-rich title, description and keywords
  • Use the plugin to verify webmaster tools for Google, Bing and Pinterest
Download Plugin

Google XML Sitemaps

As powerful as the search engines are, even they get lost sometimes on their way around your blog. If a search engine cannot find its way around, your pages and posts won’t be indexed and won’t show up in search results.

Creating a sitemap helps by offering a guide for search engine crawlers around your website. With the Google XML Sitemap plugin, it’s easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your blog which means you’ll show up in Google, Bing, Yahoo and searches.
This is another one that you basically just enable and let it run. You will want to add it in Google Webmaster Tools by clicking “Crawl” then “Sitemaps” and then submitting the sitemap. Google XML Sitemaps will notify the search engines automatically every time you create a new post.

Digg Digg

The Digg Digg WordPress plugin is favorite social sharing plugin by a long-shot. The plugin displays your social share buttons on top or on the side of posts and includes 22 different social sites.

There are four options for sharing buttons placement. The most popular is the floating social share area because it ensures that your readers are always just a click away from sharing your content. No matter far down the page is scrolled, the share buttons follow the page.
It is difficult enough to get readers to share your content. You need to make it as easy and as top-of-mind as possible. Before floating social share buttons, if a reader scrolled down  past the beginning of your post, there was a good chance they’d forget that sharing was even an option.

AddThis Mobile Share

The AddThis Sharing Buttons plugin offers some great tools for mobile. It makes it super easy for your mobile visitors to share your content with a single tap. It also offers some nice customization options to match your website or blog. Mobile traffic is growing rapidly and it’s easy to lose shares from your mobile readers but this plugin will help you fix that right away.

WordPress Popular Posts

After you’ve built some authority on your blog and are showing up on Google, visitors from search are going to start accounting for a majority of traffic. Make an impression by showing off your best work and you might just convert them to long-term readers that come back to the blog on a regular basis.

That’s where the WordPress Popular Posts plugin comes in. The plugin creates a widget that you can place on your blog and show a ranking of posts. The widget is extremely customizable and can be set to show posts with the most views over the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days or all-time.
Not only can you show a list of popular posts but you can also limit the list to a specific category. I have one list that displays my most popular product review (aka affiliate) posts. It highlights the affiliate products that people read most and increases my website revenue.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Top 5 Developer Technology Trends For 2015

The previous 5 years have been a golden era for technology. We must embrace the innovations and the challenges we have encountered during this era. Most of us love these challenges. That is what makes us what we are. We build the future. We build for the future. We are vested in the future. And we innovate the future.
In the past few years, technology has not only helped us connect all over the globe but has also helped us live longer and with an improved quality of life. Technology has helped us fight and cure some serious diseases and the trend continues. World famous technologist, Mr. Bill Gates wrote in his annual letter that the world is improving each year and humans are living longer and healthier than ever before. Mr. Gates also wrote that by year the 2035, there will be nearly no poor countries left in the world.
“By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.”
- Bill Gates
Not only just the connectivity, but today humans are becoming involved in communities more than ever before. Today, during a crisis, help arrives much faster than ever before. Today, information is being consumed more than ever before. I would not say humans are more intelligent but I can certainly say that they are becoming more knowledgeable.
Most of the credit goes to the technology. Let’s take an example of C# Corner. C# Corner was founded in 1999-2000 as a code sharing website where I started sharing new topics I learned. Slowly, it opened up doors to other members and contributors. Many of them today are famous authors, architects, project managers, CIOs and CEOs. Some have started their own companies. Recently, I met a successful CEO who admitted that his company began with products he built using one of my articles on C# Corner. C# Corner has helped millions of developers in the past 14 years. This has all been enabled by technology.
“C# Corner has helped millions of developers worldwide.”- Mahesh Chand
If you look back at the Top 6 Software Development Trends in 2011, it was an era of cloud computing, smart devices, bulk management and the social media integration. Three years later, here we are with a different view of technologies.
As technologists, it is very important for us to understand the current and the future trends. In this article, my goal is to focus on the top 5 software technology trends for the year 2014. My data gathering philosophy is quite different. While I do read online publications and reports, most of my analysis is done using my own experience working with various startups, small, medium and large local companies.
Top 5 Developer Trends for 2015
In the year 2014, I see opportunity for the following 5 technologies:
  1. JavaScript and HTML 5
  2. Big Data
  3. Mobile and Apps
  4. Personal and Private Clouds
  5. Wearable
Trend #1. JavaScript and HTML 5
HTML 5 was the darling of 2011 and 2012 but 2013 has been loving JavaScript and JS related libraries. JavaScript is not only browser friendly but also very flexible and easy to use. JavaScript libraries are on the rise. There are hundreds if not thousands of good and useful libraries developed by the developers and most of them are free and open source.
JavaScript libraries like jQuery, Node.js, Knockout.js, AngularJS, and Backbone.JS are becoming a part of the mainstream web development. While the mobile trends are growing, so are the needs for responsive and interactive web sites and JavaScript is a big player in it.
Recently, HTML 5 has continued to become a vital part of the Web development. However, HTML 5 trends have declined compared to JavaScript.
Figure 1 is a Google Trends graph showing the popularity of JavaScript over HTML 5 in year 2013.

Now, these trends may provide some idea but as we all know, both HTML and JavaScript are used together. As a web developer, just one is not going to help you. You must know and use both.
Trend #2. Big Data
Big Data has been the technology of 2013 and continues to be in demand in 2014. Figure 2 shows Google Trends for big data in 2013 and based on this, I can easily predict a high demand for big data analysts and scientists in 2014. Google Trends are not only where I got my facts; I also meet many clients and I am being asked for big data engineers and analysts.

As its name suggests, Big Data is a large and complex collection of data. Traditional DBMS and relational databases are not designed to handle and process big data. Today’s requirements has become such that we need everything now. Due to the Internet speed, people don’t want to wait.
The challenge of Big Data is not only the large volume of data but also the processing and formatting of the data. Once the large data is stored, how do you search, index, process and generate it in the format that applications need.
Last year alone, there have been hundreds of startups focusing on just big data. A few key early adopters in big data platforms are SAP Hana, Vertica, VoltDB, Dryad, APACHE Pig, Apache Hive, and Apache Mahout. Most of the major technology companies including Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are spending a major budget on big data.
IDC predicts a $24 Billion market for Big Data in 2016. Figure 3 lists the top vendors by revenue in Big Data.

Trend #3. Mobile and Apps
There are 6.587 billion mobile devices in the world, according to The table in Figure 4 lists the total devices in the world and the top 14 countries.

Today, software development is changing rapidly. The software industry is ready to disrupt the way we think about software. Not only the businesses but the consumers and the developers think differently as a result of the way software is built, maintained and consumed.
Mobiles and apps are the trends today. Every business wants to move to mobile. Every person wants to consume information and service via his/her mobile.
“iOS and Android developers demand will continue to grow in 2015.”
Both the Google Play store and Apple iTunes Store have over 1 Million apps and over billons of downloads. Even Microsoft’s new baby, Windows Store has over 200,000 apps. An average US smartphone user has 41 apps downloads.
That means, both iOS and Android developers are in and will be in high demand.
Android app development has grown much faster in 2013 compared to iOS and Windows Phone. Google Trends in Figure 5 present the following graph trends for iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone.

In the preceding graph, the red line is Android, the blue line is iOS and the yellow line is Windows Phone.
“We’re seeing a tremendous disruption by mobile”
- Prashant Fuloria
“We’re seeing a tremendous disruption by mobile” as huge numbers of people move from the traditional web to mobile devices, Prashant Fuloria, Chief Product Officer of Flurry said. That’s being driven by the large number of mobile devices around the world, and there’s plenty of room for more growth.
Trend #4. Personal and Private Clouds
Personal clouds are becoming a way to store and manage our personal data and documents. If you look at Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and even companies like Sony have built personal clouds for their users. Now, all that users must do is, have a smart device with an Internet connection
Google, Microsoft, and Adobe continue to improve their products to work in the cloud. Not only consumer services but heavy resource centric products such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365 and even Visual Studio Online are now cloud based solutions. From the business aspect, look around and you will find cloud solutions for accounting, billing, scheduling, mailing, document management systems and pretty much everything else.
“Personal Clouds will be the way to store personal data.”
A private cloud is a secured cloud solution built for a specific client or product. Each private cloud has a dedicated pool of resources allocated to the account. Private clouds are better suited for clients that need privacy, security, and control.
Trend #5. Wearable Devices
The next generation of mobile seems to be like the wearable devices. Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and other companies are now working on wearable devices such as watches, keys, glasses, and clothes.

For software developers, all we need to do is learn one more API for a device. However, it seems like Android and Java will be big players in this field. For example, to build a Google Glass app, all you need to do is, learn the Glass API and start building the app. Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone are way behind in this field.
“Wearable app and Android will be the trend to watch in 2015.”
2014 will be the year of hobbyist app developers focusing on wearable device app development.