The Web has seen significant transformation over the years. Beginning with the first static website, which released almost three decades ago to today when sophisticated technologies display real-time information, the transformation has been spectacular. Microsoft’s contribution to Web and open source has been especially noteworthy. This company has been one of the pioneers in providing great web development technologies through .NET. Technologies like ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, SignalR, Web API, Entity Framework, SQL Server and their latest ASP.NET Core that supports .NET Core.
With the success of .NET 5, Microsoft has continued to build upon its unified vision and .NET 6 has replaced .NET Standard as a huge step towards becoming a truly multi-platform framework. .NET 6 unifies the SDK, runtime and base libraries as a single development platform and enables building apps for the cloud, web, desktop, mobile, gaming, IoT and artificial intelligence.
Did you know Angular is one of the fastest Single Page App (SPA) frameworks? Did you know the Angular team has kept its promise of releasing a new version every six months? With enterprise clients upgrading from AngularJS to Angular recently, it’s been a great time for Cazton to help clients not only upgrade brownfield applications from AngularJS to Angular, but also develop greenfield applications on Angular (versions 2, 4, 5, 6 and now 7).
.NET Core is a fresh new software development framework that allows developers to create next generation apps with ease. It is Microsoft’s latest software development framework, which is cloud-enabled, cross-platform, modular and fast. It is a complete rewrite of the existing .NET framework. Unlike the .NET Framework, .NET Core is fully open-source, which means that the features of this framework directly reflect the skills and desires of .NET developers and the community.
Microsoft .NET is one of the most preferred and widely used technologies in the software development industry. It is a set of technologies that work together to solve different business problems. Over the years, this technological ecosystem has evolved extensively. It provides rich set of tools, libraries and APIs for developing different types of applications and solutions for Web, Mobile, Cloud, Desktop, Gaming, IOT, Mixed Reality and much more.
Did you know that until recently 40% of websites were not aware of Google’s new mobile ranking signal? Did you know that a typical user downloads zero new apps a month, but visits roughly 100 websites a month? According to Google, after Flipkart (India’s largest e-commerce site recently acquired by Walmart) moved to a Progressive Web App (PWA)
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Database technologies have undergone several generations of evolution, right from flat-file systems to relational databases to schemaless databases. Some people might say that traditional relational databases are a thing of the past, but that is not true for all the scenarios. Changing requirements and evolution of the internet has meant that new types of databases have emerged, but most have specific use cases, which makes it difficult to decide on which database should be used when. At the same time, different types of data models have emerged throughout the history of databases but only Relational and NoSQL models have prevailed.
The evolution of database technologies has been exceptional. Right from the first pre-stage flat-file systems to relational and object-relational databases to NoSQL databases, database technology has gone through several generations and its history has spread over more than 50 years now. A time has come when database technology has taken the next step forward to become more scalable, globally distributed and multi-model. Welcome to the new world of Cosmos DB!
Did you know relational databases can scale up, but have a hard time scaling out? NoSQL databases, on the other hand, are meant to scale out with commodity-grade hardware. Many organizations prefer using NoSQL over SQL databases as it offers a great set of features. There are different types of NoSQL databases available including Key-Value Store, Document Databases, Column-Family Databases, Graph Databases and Full-Text Search Engine Databases.
Do you have a good caching strategy for your applications? Have you felt the pain of sticky sessions? Have you had a caching strategy that didn't work for you? Do you need a caching strategy that scales seamlessly with the least amount of effort? If the answer to any of these questions is a "yes," the good news is that you are in the right place.
The evolution of the software and software industry has been remarkable over the years. From the mid 1900's when the first electronic computer originated to today where we have control over almost anything at the tips of our fingers, this journey has completely changed the world we live in. The journey, which began with IBM's first mainframe computer to Apple's iPhone to Artificial Intelligent machines, shows how technology is a perfect blend of great ideas and innovation. The goal was to achieve more sophistication and provide a better user experience. Along with this technical advancement, there were various software development methodologies and practices that evolved to bring in more sophistication. Today in this article, we take a look at one such evolutionary methodology called Agile that changed the way software is created.
The term architecture generally means the practice of designing or building something. Software architecture is the process of taking operational and technical requirements, and designing a solution that optimizes things important to the system like quality, performance, security, and maintainability. If we envision what is needed to build software, it is similar to the process of constructing a building. In the latter, architects first start by selecting a site. It is then cleared by creating a solid foundation. Architects and workers then erect the building's core structure, build the floors, level by level; interconnect the entire building with wires and plumbing, and finally finish off the interior and exterior of the building.
Since the evolution of a wide variety of devices, the volume of data being captured has grown. The IoT is emerging as a key enabler of our digital future, and global spending on IoT and Smart devices will increase tremendously in the next few years. There has been a widespread adoption of different types of technologies in industries like banking and investment services, education, healthcare, insurance, and many others.
Search is one of the most important tools in any web application. Having a robust and fool-proof search system can boost your business growth in many ways. One such technology that empowers search is called Elasticsearch. Unlike traditional RDBMS, Elasticsearch is designed to allow full-text searching. It allows you to create your own search-engine that is fast, powerful and scalable. In addition to web searches, Elasticsearch is also used for log analysis and big data analytics.
Search is one of the most important aspects in any application. Could you imagine Amazon, one of the world's largest e-commerce websites, without a search functionality? It would be nearly impossible to find products if we had to look for them manually. A robust search in this case is the key towards best user experience, increased customer traffic, growth in sales and generation of customer data, which is invaluable for such a big organization.