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Accessibility Testing – An Integral Component of Usability Testing

by (August 31, 2015)
Usability Testing

Technology has been advancing at a rapid pace and introducing innovative applications. Have you ever imagined a blind person using a mobile application? How will he/she be able to perform all the activities which can be performed by a regular user? This is the context from where the term ‘Accessibility’ and ‘Accessibility Testing’ comes in. The concept of accessible design ensures both...

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Nginx Server – Deploying Web Applications

by (August 18, 2015)
Ngnix Server

Nginx is the free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Nginx is popular for its high performance and stability. It comprises a rich feature set and is known for simple configuration. One of the best features of Nginx is the low resource consumption. NGINX Plus is a complete application delivery platform that optimizes the availabil...

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Cassandra – The Right Data Store for Scalability, Performance, Availability and Maintainability

by (July 9, 2015)
Cassandra Database

  Cassandra is an open source, distributed, column - based database management system (DBMS). Cassandra claims to be designed for large volumes of distributed data, with high availability, high throughput and high reliability. When we look at the overall ecosystem here, we find that Cassandra is being challenged from three directions: Traditional RDBMS for mission critical applicati...

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A Dive into the Material Design World

by (July 3, 2015)
Material Design

François de la Rochefoucauld has, rightly, said that “The only thing constant in life is change” Change is inevitable and it, definitely, has its effects on every sphere, including the User interface design. And, the result is a great concept – “The Material Design”. The concept of Material design has revolutionized the design world. Now that many are moving towards adopting, mat...

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Factors to Consider before Building the Augmented Reality (AR) Application

by (June 3, 2015)
Augmented Reality - RapidValue

  Augmented reality creates virtual environment in the real world. In other words, it generates the composite view, for the user, with the combination of real world, viewed by the user, and virtual scene, generated by the system. Both together, augment the scene with some additional information. Real Environment + Virtual object (2D/3D) ----> Augmented Reality AR’s Positioni...

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Introduction to Size Class in iOS

by (May 19, 2015)

Tim Cook and his team from Apple, Inc, introduced different iOS smart devices and, that, engages the developers more. Each device should have different aspect ratios, depending upon the usages, which are targeted. Therefore, the ‘controls’ or ‘constraints to controls’ might be different from the devices. To handle such situations, before the introduction of iOS 8, the developers had to...

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Coding Principles – Developing the Right Code!

by (February 24, 2015)

How do we know that we are developing a good code?  One way to find it out is the bug count. From a developer’s perspective, tremendous effort goes into it. You would like your code to be: Simple, Readable and Clear -  easy to understand Easy to maintain -  a small change request does not result in a major rewrite Properly modularized, reusable and should follow a robust des...

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CocoaPods – The Dependency Management Tool

by (February 9, 2015)

‘CocoaPods’ is the dependency manager for Cocoa projects, with thousands of libraries. It helps scaling your projects in an efficient manner. Need for CocoaPods An iOS developer uses several codes which are developed by others. It can be either a set of code or in the form of libraries. It becomes difficult for the developers, if they have to implement everything from the start. A depe...

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Demonstration of Touch ID – The Fingerprint Recognition Feature

by (February 2, 2015)
Touch ID

In 2013, Apple introduced iPhone5s and also, the new fingerprint sensor on iPhone called TouchID. Being an iOS developer, I was quite excited about this, but my excitement was short lived when I learned that there were no APIs for it. With the release of iOS8, last year, Apple introduced a new framework so that the developers could use Touch ID. The Local Authentication framework helps developer...

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Objective C vs. Swift – What’s the Difference?

by (January 8, 2015)
Swift coding by RapidValue

Ever thought that coding could be done in any other language other than Objective C in Xcode? Yes, it became possible when Apple’s WWDC  2014 came into existence on 2, June. The first update was the introduction of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. With over 4000 APIs, it was something remarkable. Along with the package, a new Programming Language named ‘Swift’ arrived, which was entirely new...

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