Monday, December 30, 2013

How to get in the IT sphere without any serious background?

With the development of the technologies, more and more programmers are sought to create new advanced and sophisticated apps and programs that can really manage our every day.

In most cases to become a programmer you have to enter some college or university and spend there at least 4 years complete the IT Degree program.

At the same time there are enthusiasts who become great programmers without even visiting a single class at university.

What is required to get to the top of the programming career? What should you know about this profession?

Below you will find the answers to these questions.

-    You should realize that programing is not a piece of cake and not everybody, in fact, can do it. They say that you have to have special type of your mind to be able to program. Yes, it is true, but alongside with it, if you are diligent enough you will achieve what you want despite your mind.

-    Choose the place where you are going to get some IT education. If you are inclined to think that colleges like Western Technical College is a waste of time and money, enroll to some online courses that you will teach you how to program in various languages or how to design sites.

-    Be prepared to work really hard, especially at the beginning when you study and learn all the new things. The IT sphere is not constant and stable, and you have to be up with it if you wish to be an expert in this sphere. Spending 10 hours in front of your monitor is a normal thing for an IT specialist.

-    Being a programmer means that you are ready to experiments and create new even weird things which can turn out to be progressive just tomorrow. Working hard and patiently is necessary as well as trying to get rid of all mistakes in codes. But, all this takes some time before you actually achieve this. It is up to you how much time you need to get the title of the best programmer ever.

All the points discussed above are just personal attitudes to the career of programming and how you see it in general.  In some cases you can become a good programmer if you study yourself, but this is a rare thing. The best option is to start with a decent background which you can get if applying to one of the Western Tech programs.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

How to lose student housing in London?
Every person who lives in the capital of the UK – London, knows how hard it can be to find cheap and excellent housing for a long time. When you are student, it may be ever harder to obtain decent London student residence.
But, at the same time, certain people are not aware of this fact, and they attempt to do their best to be thrown out of their rented housing.
Some time ago, a private student provider asked some of the student to vacate their rooms, as their rooms have been chosen as the accommodation for summer language courses. Those people were given only a week to find student accommodation London during the peak season.
As the situation on the market of renting is hard, students will lose their flats, and they will turn out to be in the street, in fact.
Thanks to their student organizations, students were allowed to stay and take their exams and enjoy life after all.
But this is a rare situation. In most cases property owners ask their tenants to leave the housing because of the bad behavior of the last ones. Students tend to have noisy parties and listen to loud music and so on, thus making the life of neighbors impossible.
Many students decided to free the housing after they cannot afford to pay for it any more as the prices can go up and the student incomes remains the same.
 Living in London is not easy and especially to find the right and the cheap housing there, but in order not to have such problems in the future, you had better be more careful while selecting your bedsits London.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Server monitoring: how to act proactively?

Servers have always been important elements of the company work. If the server doesn’t function, the company has no access to the site, and, thus, it loses the clients who bring in the profits.

Any modern site can not be imagined without at least one server, which is the heart of the site.
To monitor a server is a key function of any firm, as it provides the firm’s stable work. As soon as you start doing it, you will know if the servers operate in the right way, and you will be able to foresee any possible troubles in the future.

As for selecting the appropriate software for server monitoring, we can enjoy a great deal of them. There are free open source tools and all-in-one package solutions. Every one can choose something to their taste.
Among the recent tools that have appeared on the market, we can name the tool Anturis.
This cutting-edge tool has been developed to provide the highest level of server security with real-time monitoring. The solution makes it able to monitor all types of servers – virtual, clouds, dedicated ones and so on.

The main advantage of Anturis is that it is cloud-based monitoring software which does not require any additional hardware to install and to maintain, thus releasing lots of free time on the business itself.

The main attraction of the solution is troubleshooting that offers real time help with any occurred problem.

Being proactive with server monitoring is rather easy, because of the reliable server monitoring solutions which is able to set a kind of constant monitoring of every server a company has.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Types of Mobile Applications

According to Miami mobile apps development specialists, there are three main types of mobile applications.

Mobile Websites, Web Applications
It is the most common type of mobile apps. Modern smartphones can easily display a usual website. Smartphones let us have everything we used to see in desktop apps – the HTML5 support does its staff. Remember that web applications are ideal for start-ups: they allow you to get a good result for little money and for a short period of time. Another advantage of a mobile site, in comparison with other mobile applications, is its cross-platformness. However, there’s one minus which is rather significant – mobile apps are difficult to earn money with. 

Hybrid Applications
In case with hybrid applications, you get an access to all the plusses of the API operating systems: the application is overgrown with push-notifications and other pleasant things. Moreover, now your product can be placed in online stores. At the same time, the main content is still a platform-independent page located on the server. It allows introducing minor changes to the product without releasing a new version: you just have to upload changes on the server. Hybrid applications are a perfect solution for those who start business or want to check their ideas, show them to investors, friends, etc.

Native Applications
This type of apps is the most resource-hungry but at the same time it allows using at maximum the possibilities offered by the given operating system. As a result, native apps win both in functionality and operating speed in comparison with other types of mobile apps. This approach is used nowadays by most software development companies who used to develop combined apps. Although it’s a good solution, the problems with performance lead to the fact that iPhone apps development specialists walk off combinations with the web.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Why does renting a cheap flat seem to be a dream in London?

Many people still consider it a dream to get affordable housing in London, as the renting costs are increasing, but the salaries are not. Most citizens are puzzled about where to live.

As soon as students come to the city to study, they are even enchanted by the fact that they have to look for London student rentals.

The renting costs have been going up since 2008, as during the period of crisis and after crisis time, many property owners make their minds to invest only in property, as it seems to be the only reliable investment for people.

Private student halls London have reached the maximum price making it difficult for many students to get some housing.

The costs are increasing a lot, even in the suburbs which seemed to be rather budget in the past. The demand is so great that people agree to pay much and to travel hours to their work and studies having no other way out.

Experts predict that no many houses are going to be built in the future creating more troubles to those who want to rent even short term apartments London.

They say that such situation requires special attention from the local authorities or even the government to make it less painful, as the amount of homeless people is still high.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mobile application development today

Can you name three things that you always have with you? Certainly, two out of three will be keys and a mobile phone. It is hard to believe but mobile phones and mobile devices in general have taken over our lives. According to social researches many people cannot imagine their lives without mobile phones and say that a smartphone is something they would never be able to give up for a week. The question is – what makes mobile phones so attractive? Is it all about staying in touch with your family, friends and co-workers?

Mobile application development is a recent online business trend that encompasses a wide range of popular mobile platforms. Among these are android, windows mobile and iOS. Android, being a universal operating system, has taken control of about 40% of all mobile devices in the world. Many custom application developers chose to work with android due to its simplicity and due to a high demand for applications. Certainly, almost each and every one of us played games on the phone. However, games is not the only demanded category: people start using their mobile devices (especially tablets) as a portable work hub that is able to create spreadsheets, communicate with company and do many other things.

Many users decide to hire a professional in order to create applications that perfectly suit their needs. For instance, Florida software development companies offer a wide range of services to help you design and develop your own custom application.

All in all, the simple answer to the question that has been stated at the beginning is no, mobile devices are more than just a mere means of communication. It certainly became an integral part of our day to day life. Making these devices more helpful and our experience much more enjoyable is exactly what custom mobile application development is about.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Google is going to buy WhatsApp for one billion dollars

A year ago in April 2012 Facebook bought the most popular mobile application for taking pictures – Instagram. It was a sign for one of the main competitors – Google – to start working on the ways to increase the audience not to lose leadership.

About one and a half month ago the negotiation concerning buying of a popular messenger WhatsApp by Google company was started. It has already reached the stage of discussing the cost of the deal as the agreement of the management was reached.

whatsApp is one of the most popular crossplatform mobile application for communication so the price for it cannot be low. It is about a billion dollars that seems to be a kind of response to Facebook for buying Instagram – the most popular mobile photosociety.

It is clear that with such huge audience Google will not be able just to close WhatsApp as it happened to Sparrow and with a desktop version of photoeditor Snapseed. At first sight it seems that for users nothing will change except that the application will change the owner as the bought Instagram still remains the independent service and didn’t turn into one of the functions of social network. But after the presentation of Facebook Home when Mark Zuckerberg hid Android deep under its shell Google must have a serious compatible advantage.

There are some gossips that the search engine giant is going to present a new service – Babel or Bubble. It is going to combine Voice, Talk and Google+ Messenger. At the same time the devices based on Android operating system will receive a kind of iMessage at once. There is no sense for Google to work on a corporate service and spend a billion dollars to buy a project that will compete with their novelty. For sure WahtsApp and a new service of Google will turn into one mobile application that will provide Google with the huge advantage in the mobile application market.

Contributing writer:
Mike Asher, technical writer from Australia. Specializing in IT business, software development, custom programming and open-source systems, project management and tracking software systems. At the same time his portfolio of articles and blog posts includes thought and advices regarding designer discount clothes, brands and stylish trends.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why to order software development services in Florida?

Why to choose a software company in Florida? If you were looking for the answer to this question, I'll try to share my thought regarding this issue. Hope to be helpful.

Why to order software development services in Florida?
The first thing you need to be sure is why you want to work with a Florida-based company. You need to be sure that there are many other options. Your software project may be outsourced to any software company in the world. Modern information technologies allow any type of communication and it's really cheap. You don't need to travel to the other part of the world to communicate with a team about custom Wordpress programming. You just need to have a good Internet connection and appropriate video conferencing tool. But even if there is an opportunity to hire software developers from India or China, Poland or Belarus there is a list of reason why to hire IT specialists who work close to you, your company and you potential customers.

The main reason why it's good to work with a company from your state is that you have similar life-style with all the people who will participate in your software development project. It will be very important during the project initiation phase, so as during the project planning, estimation and requirements gathering. For example, if you plan to create the real estate site you may easily find a web agency with real estate software projects in their portfolio. They will probably have some parts/modules of your project already developed, they will understand why you may need this or that feature, they may even suggest you some ideas (if you are open for this).

The other reasons to look for Florida iPhone developers or Miami Magento programmers is absence of cultural differences. You will speak the same language and it's not only about being native English speakers. They will understand you better because you have grown in the similar cultural environment. Also you will not face the problem of different time zones. It's much more convenient to have the same working hours with your software development team.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Facebook has built a beautiful Home on Android

Last Friday Facebook presented its Home and by that started a real discussion. Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg stressed that despite long-standing rumors Facebook didn’t announce a “Facebook phone” and that they were not going to create Facebook phone operating system. The new product – Facebook Home – is just a replacement for Android’s standard home screen. It was installed just on one new smartphone yet – HTC’s First. The application may be installed on a few different existing devices from Samsung and HTC. It happens quite rarely when such a simple product – and Home can be described in several words: this is a news feed of a social network on the home screen of a mobile device – so it happens rarely when such a simple product creates such a wide range of opinions. Moreover we are not only discussing on that topic but we are also trying to understand what is Home and to what results its popularization may lead. And it is not doubtful that the project is going to be popular: a billion of Facebook users is not a joke.

The first question clarified during two days of discussion concerns the type of the product. The project of Facebook is an application that occupies the home screen of a device to output some useful information and if it is needed it is able to launch other programs. It allows ranking it as a launcher. There are dozens of such applications, and it is not only independent mobile apps developers who work with them but huge vendors such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung.

The thing that was really unexpected was the reaction of Microsoft. One of the managers of the company – Frank Show – explained in his blog that the software giant had already implemented the same ideas in its Windows Phone two years earlier. According to Show, Home is just a superstructure that compensates fundamental Android disadvantages.

Few words about the author of the article: Karol McMill, professional copywriter publishing articles on different IT topics - software and hardware for business and entertainment, mobile applications for iPhone and Android, gadgets and widgets to improve the efficiency. Prefers Armani designer clothing and likes cooking with wine.