In focus this week is the issue of web application extensibility, a topic which seems to terrify newbie coders in particular who are thrown in the deep-end or throw themselves into the deep-end by resolving to learn how to code through the development of a workable web application solution. Alongside falling in love with more of an Object Oriented approach to coding, extensibility is right up there with the most important aspect to learn, so extensibility should not be feared, but rather wholly embraced. [Read more…]
Whenever someone with an interest in learning how to code asks me just where on earth they should start, I always reply with a question of my own, asking them just exactly what they want to build or create. It’s not rocket science or anything like that – it’s just a matter of matching up the coding language or set of languages to learn which are best suited to the specific application you want to build. It’s about what you want to do with what will be your newly-acquired coding knowledge and skills. [Read more…]
Whether you are creating a new website or simply giving an existing one a facelift, you have two options: you can either use a website builder or content management system (CMS) like WordPress or develop every element from scratch by coding.
The latter may mean hiring a professional web developer with the requisite technical knowhow – at a fee. Using a website builder on the other hand turns you into the web developer yourself. You don’t necessarily need any knowledge of web design or coding experience to pull it off. There are numerous reasons why you should make the most of this option; here are three. [Read more…]
Data is transforming entire industries and ushering in a new wave of innovation and industry. But as anyone who has taken on a data-driven initiative knows, it’s not always quick or easy to find the insights you’re looking for. Data has endless promise, but some fear it’s not fully living up to its full potential yet. [Read more…]
There comes a time in life when you need a new mobile phone. This may be prompted out of need (i.e. your existing phone has broken and needs replacing), or it may be because… well… new phones are incredibly exciting. Few among us would be able to resist the lure of a shiny new phone full of new-to-us features, so you head to browse handsets with an excited gleam in your eye. [Read more…]
There’s a reason why a business plan is considered the most vital tool in any new startup’s arsenal:
A lot of things could go wrong. Mistakes can -and at some point usually are- made.
When that happens, it pays to have contingency measures in place so that you can quickly correct course and avoid serious disaster. [Read more…]
Remember the good old days when just a pen and a notebook were enough for your classes? No, not THAT notebook, but a regular one… you know, paper and all? Ah, you are probably way too young to remember that. Anyway, since you are now going back to school, it’s understandable that you want the best equipment available, especially if you are studying a subject that requires a high-quality machine that will ease up your work and eliminate frustration as much as possible. On that note, we’re talking the best laptop selection of 2018 (for now, at least), so – stick with us and choose your model. [Read more…]
Smart heating is a control system designed to give you detailed control over the heating in your home. It allows the temperature to be set at particular levels at specific times and even lets you adjust the temperature of individual rooms. This control can be accessed remotely via smartphone apps and you don’t even have to be in your home to adjust the levels. [Read more…]
Here’s how to help your laptop stay up to speed with your busy lifestyle
A new computer or laptop can be a big investment, which means that many of us hang on to the same device for years. But over such a long stretch of time, you may not even realise how much your computer’s performance has slowed. It’s only natural that machines become less efficient as they get older, but for those of us who use our laptops regularly (or rely on it for work) it can be a problem. [Read more…]
Read this through to get $100,000—guaranteed!
Whether you really believe you can get $100,000 just for reading this article or not, that opening line caught your attention and propelled you into reading this sentence—yes? [Read more…]