September 10, 2020 in Articles

Why a NoSQL database is a huge asset in application development

Modern web application development has evolved significantly over the years because organisations are processing more data than ever before. In fact, research indicates that the world is going to produce over 59 zettabytes of data in 2020. Given the growing volume and complex nature of an organisation's dataset, they require applications that can process the velocity, volume and variety of…
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September 3, 2020 in Articles

Why a multi-modal database like Cosmos DB Azure is what you need

Databases, like Cosmos DB Azure, are crucial for modern web application development. A web application needs access to data to fulfil its functions, made possible by databases. So, it goes without saseying that selecting the right database is crucial for web application development. Most databases are lected based on certain prerequisites like structure, scalability, size and speed. However, while databases…
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August 27, 2020 in Articles

3 Reasons why Blazor will be the preferred framework for developing web applications

When you think about technologies that facilitate web application development, you will be hardpressed to find a framework that is as helpful as Blazor.  In fact, I predict that Blazor is going to be the preferred framework for building web applications.  It is a bold prediction to make, and one never knows how technologies fare in the software development industry,…
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August 20, 2020 in Articles

Why Microsoft Blazor is the best choice to build a web app

What makes for great technology in web application development? A friend of mine asked this question, and it led to a two-hour long debate that saw the lasagna grow cold and the crumble untouched.  As a software developer, I used to think about this question a lot. Now, as someone who runs a software development business, I think about it…
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August 13, 2020 in Articles

How Blazor WebAssembly resolves technical challenges of web development

Developing web applications is a trying business. As someone who has overseen so many development projects in the past, I have come to realise that the one thing that hurts productivity is inefficiency. We have all experienced this problem, but what is it exactly?  When I say inefficiencies in processes, I am referring to redundant, repetitive steps we don't need.…
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August 6, 2020 in Articles

Top 4 reasons to use Azure devops

Once, I was in a meeting with a group of businessmen and IT managers. I will spare you the details of why I was there, but I was only expected to observe how the meeting was going. A young man was explaining the benefits of Azure DevOps to his audience. His technical knowledge was impressive, the man knew Azure inside…
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July 30, 2020 in Articles

Why is it a good idea to outsource cloud migration services

I was at dinner when I got a particular question that struck me as odd.  It was with a group of entrepreneurs, and one of them was talking about consulting with an external firm to shift their data to the cloud when another spoke up. “Why do you need consultants? Don’t you have an internal IT department that can handle…
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July 23, 2020 in Articles

What is Cosmos DB? How does it benefit businesses?

Nearly every business needs a database of some kind. With the world producing more data than ever before, and with companies realising the value of their information, databases are no longer just repositories of information. They are an integral part of business operations.  The right database can improve operational efficiency and provide value to business operations, which is why it's…
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July 14, 2020 in Articles

The advantages of using Blazor in developing web applications

If you work in a professional environment, then you might have heard about Slack.  It is one of the most popular communication platforms for workplaces. In fact, depending on your job, it is your only form of social interaction.  In our office, Slack is pretty dormant when it is late, but one night, all my channels started firing up, one…
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July 9, 2020 in Articles

Blazor WebAssembly: The Future of Your Web Application Development

With Blazor moving towards a full release and, .NET 5 fast approaching, could web development that embraces .Net and WebAssembly resolve many of the challenges the expansive JavaScript environment has created? Dave Howell reports. Think about how your company currently develops applications for the Web. For the last two decades, JavaScript has reigned supreme as the core development language for…
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July 8, 2020 in Articles

3 key practices for finding the right software solution partner

Today, I had a long call with a client. It was a meeting to discuss solutions to navigate this crisis. It was long, but it was incredibly productive for both parties. Communication was crystal clear, expectations were clearly set, and there were no ‘bad vibes’ at the end of the call. As the conversation ended, my client parted with these…
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June 10, 2020 in Articles

How can Blazor apps add your bottom line

I love my job, but there are rough days. One of those rough days is when you spend hours working on a solution only to find out that it didn’t meet your expectations and you have no choice but to start over (not to mention, having to explain the situation to a client who may not understand the challenges of web application…
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June 1, 2020 in Articles

Blazor: Five reasons to use .NET for your front end development

Is web development a thorn in your side? Every tech company, from start-ups to large enterprises, must now operate on the web in some way. Maybe your entire product is a web application, maybe it has a simple web front end for management and configuration - either way, you probably have two streams of development, one for the back end…
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May 27, 2020 in Articles

Why is Blazor WebAssembly 3.2.0 important?

It’s been a long time coming, but its finally here: Microsoft announced that Blazor WebAssembly 3.2.0 will be supported in production, alongside Blazor Server. Microsoft announced this new development at the Build Developer's Conference, which usually runs from 19 to 21 May.
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May 20, 2020 in Articles

Outstanding Solution in Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service. Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure regions worldwide; and take advantage of fast, single-digit-millisecond data access, backed by a SLA guarantee.
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April 16, 2020 in Articles

What can the software industry learn from COVID-19?

While the coronavirus has caused several problems for the world, I can't help but be a little proud about how the software industry has responded - especially with how the WHO has received a lot of support from technology companies. Did you know that some of the world's leading experts in tech gathered in a virtual roundtable to advance the…
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