Posts Categorized: Programming

UX/UI Best Practices

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User experience (UX) is now considered paramount to good modern design. And this means that a user interface (UI) has to be designed to be easily accessible, clean, and functional. But that isn’t always as easy as it sounds. When dealing with user experience, you need to understand both the psychology and the needs of… Read more »

Understanding the 3 Emerging Programming Languages

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For the most part, the programming industry has remained somewhat static over the past decade. Java, C variants, and Python have all remained at the top of most programming lists, with PHP and ASP also rounding out the list for web development. Recently, however, many programmers have begun experimenting with more tailored programming languages, which… Read more »

Can The R Language Handle Big Data?

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Data scientists and programmers alike have been struggling to find efficient and effective methods of managing big data. Much of this relates directly to being able to manage big data in a variety of systems, development environments, and programming languages. According to many, R can undoubtedly be used to crunch big data, but there are… Read more »

The 5 Best Practices for Unit Testing

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Unit testing is the part of the software development process where each unit of code is analyzed to make sure it is functioning properly. Writing a good unit test is critical to writing good software, but the best practices for unit testing aren’t very obvious. As a result, even veteran coders may struggle to write… Read more »

The 4 Best Data Modeling Techniques

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Data means nothing if you can’t properly analyze it. According to big data studies, 95% of organizations believe that their data can yield insight, even though over 30% additionally believe that their data is inaccurate. If you want to get the most out of your data, you need to have proper data modeling techniques. Modeling… Read more »

Our Favorite PHP Frameworks

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As programmer-friendly as PHP can be, there is one area it can leave you adrift: choosing a framework. Rather than coming with its own framework, PHP gives you the freedom to choose any framework you desire. And since your framework will vastly alter your programming experience, it’s an extremely important choice. We have our favorite PHP frameworks,… Read more »

Ruby On Rails Vs. PHP

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Most decisions between programming languages come down to preference. Both Ruby on Rails and PHP can be used to construct complex, robust sites, but each language does have its own benefits and drawbacks. Ruby on Rails offers rapid development with fairly extensive automation and libraries, while PHP’s simplicity and ease of use makes it attractive to… Read more »

The 10 Most Important Programming Languages In 2015

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Are you a newbie wondering which programming language you should start with, or a seasoned professional looking to update your skills? Either way, it’s a good idea to review the languages that are most popular right now before you settle on the next language you’re going to learn. From year to year, new languages are… Read more »

Is PHP Better Than .NET?

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PHP and .NET are both versatile and popular web scripting languages, but which is the better solution for your next project? PHP is, by far, the most popular scripting language for web development, while .NET boasts the impressive Microsoft framework, technology and support. Still, there are some compelling reasons that one might consider PHP better… Read more »

Which Should You Learn First: C Or C++?

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The C group of languages are among the most ubiquitous in the programming field; knowledge of either C or C++ will be extremely valuable to anyone interested in software development. There is no “right” order to learn C and C++ in; though one language is derived from the other, they are actually very different. In fact, their… Read more »