Bongani  Ngema

Bongani Ngema

1631172422

Why Fewer Rust Developers Target WebAssembly?

Year-over-year, WebAssembly has become a less popular target for Rust developers to build applications with, according to the 2021 version of JetBrains’ annual Developer Ecosystem Survey. Among the 6% of developers that used Rust in the past 12 months, 21% had targeted WebAssembly as a platform, which is a decline from 29% in 2020 and 36% in 2019.

Further research is needed, but it is likely the first generation of Rust of developers are determining when and if WebAssembly is the appropriate platform to target. 

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Fredy  Larson

Fredy Larson

1595059664

How long does it take to develop/build an app?

With more of us using smartphones, the popularity of mobile applications has exploded. In the digital era, the number of people looking for products and services online is growing rapidly. Smartphone owners look for mobile applications that give them quick access to companies’ products and services. As a result, mobile apps provide customers with a lot of benefits in just one device.

Likewise, companies use mobile apps to increase customer loyalty and improve their services. Mobile Developers are in high demand as companies use apps not only to create brand awareness but also to gather information. For that reason, mobile apps are used as tools to collect valuable data from customers to help companies improve their offer.

There are many types of mobile applications, each with its own advantages. For example, native apps perform better, while web apps don’t need to be customized for the platform or operating system (OS). Likewise, hybrid apps provide users with comfortable user experience. However, you may be wondering how long it takes to develop an app.

To give you an idea of how long the app development process takes, here’s a short guide.

App Idea & Research

app-idea-research

_Average time spent: two to five weeks _

This is the initial stage and a crucial step in setting the project in the right direction. In this stage, you brainstorm ideas and select the best one. Apart from that, you’ll need to do some research to see if your idea is viable. Remember that coming up with an idea is easy; the hard part is to make it a reality.

All your ideas may seem viable, but you still have to run some tests to keep it as real as possible. For that reason, when Web Developers are building a web app, they analyze the available ideas to see which one is the best match for the targeted audience.

Targeting the right audience is crucial when you are developing an app. It saves time when shaping the app in the right direction as you have a clear set of objectives. Likewise, analyzing how the app affects the market is essential. During the research process, App Developers must gather information about potential competitors and threats. This helps the app owners develop strategies to tackle difficulties that come up after the launch.

The research process can take several weeks, but it determines how successful your app can be. For that reason, you must take your time to know all the weaknesses and strengths of the competitors, possible app strategies, and targeted audience.

The outcomes of this stage are app prototypes and the minimum feasible product.

#android app #frontend #ios app #minimum viable product (mvp) #mobile app development #web development #android app development #app development #app development for ios and android #app development process #ios and android app development #ios app development #stages in app development

Mitchel  Carter

Mitchel Carter

1602979200

Developer Career Path: To Become a Team Lead or Stay a Developer?

For a developer, becoming a team leader can be a trap or open up opportunities for creating software. Two years ago, when I was a developer, I was thinking, “I want to be a team leader. It’s so cool, he’s in charge of everything and gets more money. It’s the next step after a senior.” Back then, no one could tell me how wrong I was. I had to find it out myself.

I Got to Be a Team Leader — Twice

I’m naturally very organized. Whatever I do, I try to put things in order, create systems and processes. So I’ve always been inclined to take on more responsibilities than just coding. My first startup job, let’s call it T, was complete chaos in terms of development processes.

Now I probably wouldn’t work in a place like that, but at the time, I enjoyed the vibe. Just imagine it — numerous clients and a team leader who set tasks to the developers in person (and often privately). We would often miss deadlines and had to work late. Once, my boss called and asked me to come back to work at 8 p.m. to finish one feature — all because the deadline was “the next morning.” But at T, we were a family.

We also did everything ourselves — or at least tried to. I’ll never forget how I had to install Ubuntu on a rack server that we got from one of our investors. When I would turn it on, it sounded like a helicopter taking off!

At T, I became a CTO and managed a team of 10 people. So it was my first experience as a team leader.

Then I came to work at D — as a developer. And it was so different in every way when it came to processes.

They employed classic Scrum with sprints, burndown charts, demos, story points, planning, and backlog grooming. I was amazed by the quality of processes, but at first, I was just coding and minding my own business. Then I became friends with the Scrum master. I would ask him lots of questions, and he would willingly answer them and recommend good books.

My favorite was Scrum and XP from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg. The process at D was based on its methods. As a result, both managers and sellers knew when to expect the result.

Then I joined Skyeng, also as a developer. Unlike my other jobs, it excels at continuous integration with features shipped every day. Within my team, we used a Kanban-like method.

We were also lucky to have our team leader, Petya. At our F2F meetings, we could discuss anything, from missing deadlines to setting up a task tracker. Sometimes I would just give feedback or he would give me advice.

That’s how Petya got to know I’d had some management experience at T and learned Scrum at D.

So one day, he offered me to host a stand-up.

#software-development #developer #dev-team-leadership #agile-software-development #web-development #mobile-app-development #ios-development #android-development

Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr

1594456938

Offshore Software Development - Best Practices

With the rise of globalization and the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic, most of the work has been done by remote working processes and professionals from their homes. This lockdown has proved the efficiency of remote development and enhanced the trust in offshore software development industry.

To make the most out of the benefits of offshore software development, you should understand the crucial factors that affect offshore development. This is why you should read this guide for the best practices when hiring an offshore software development company. Despite the size and the industry of the business, offshore software development is not beneficial for every entrepreneur in many aspects to make the optimum use of talents in technology across the globe.

Here are some of the top reasons why offshore development is beneficial for your business.

  • Offshore development teams can work on flexible timing to provide you with the best possible software development practices.
  • Get access to the talents across the world from your home to develop the top of the line software with the help of offshore development companies.
  • Assured high quality and next-generation technology expertise with duly NDA signed with respect to the priorities of the business.
  • With flexible recruitment models, you can hire the freelance developers, remote development team, or an entire offshore development company with respect to the size of your business.
  • Build high-end software applications from one corner of the world by hiring software developers across the world.
  • Get immediate access to the best resources without hiring them on a permanent basis.

To avail of all these benefits, you should have clear goals, a list of requirements, and features that are mandatory for your software product.

Here are a few tips to help you find the best offshore software development company. Build a top-notch software application by following the listed best practices.

#web development #how to start offshore software development company #offshore meaning #offshore software development best practices #offshore software development company #offshore software development company in india #offshore software development cost #offshore software development statistics #outsource software development

aviana farren

aviana farren

1623067115

IDO Development | Initial DEX Offering Development | IDO Development Platform

Initial DEX offering, commonly abbreviated as IDO, is a digital fundraising opportunity for the investors and business developers in a decentralized platform. IDO is the representation of the digital assets, with zero exchange fees being paid. Distributing tokens and fundraising are at ease through the IDO platform. IDO is considered as the combination of both ICO & IEO.

The benefits of IDO are as follows:

  • Fair & open fundraising opportunity
  • Immediate trading
  • Immediate liquidity
  • Safe & faster transaction
  • Affordable price
  • Low exchange fee

The steps involved in the Initial DEX offering development are as follows:

  • Roadmap creation: This step includes analyzing & characterizing the model, for making the model user-friendly and targeting the audience’s needs. It should also be beginner-friendly to make the beginner comfortable with the model…
  • White paper creation: The creation of the White paper should be carefully done as this is the important step. The creation means the features and the functionalities of the product. The features must satisfy the user demands at a convenient price.
  • Token development: The developers will specially design the tokens according to the customer request. The smart contact enabled, and blockchain like Ethereum makes the transaction more secure.
  • Listing tokens & marketing: It is necessary to choose the right decentralized exchange to list the tokens so as to reach the right audience. The marketing technique enables the selling of tokens to the next level.

Infinite Block Tech offers the Initial DEX offering development with a team of highly specialized blockchain engineers, and marketing specialists to deliver the best for the users. The cost of IDO development depends upon the features and functions demanded by the users. Thus, the cost may increase or decrease from one IDO development project to another. So, it’s the right time to step into our IDO development marketplace to raise the funds effectively.

#initial dex offering development #ido development #ido development platform #cost of ido development #ido development project #ido development marketplace

Flo  D'Amore

Flo D'Amore

1610605036

WebAssembly and Rust: There and Back Again

I’m convinced WebAssembly is the next big thing, and it stretches beyond the Web. Here’s my experience learning the basics with the help of Rust.

“If you want to understand something, write about it”. So I decided to follow the famous advice and tell a short story about my foray into the WebAssembly land.

What is WebAssembly?

WebAssembly (a.k.a. Wasm) is an open standard that includes specifications for bytecode, its text representation and a secure host environment that would execute the code. The initial aim was to run C code on the web, but eventually, a range of compilers and runtimes was developed. So now we can run WebAssembly without a web browser or JavaScript.

It’s not the first attempt to create a cross-platform runtime. How is WebAssembly different from the previous “write once, run anywhere” technologies?

  • It’s light and simple: no heavy virtual machines, no platforms with complex APIs
  • It’s an open standard: nothing is proprietary, nothing is for sale
  • There’s no single “primary” language as it is the case with Java or dotNet
  • No specialisation: as WebAssembly isn’t a platform, it can be used for anything

Now that I wrote this it looks strange that it is the four “have nots” rather than “haves”. I think it’s an important thing about WebAssembly: it’s not Java. It’s so simple, open and universal that it can run anywhere.

I can’t count how many times I saw the phrase that WebAssembly isn’t designed to replace JavaScript, but rather to complement it. Well, let’s be honest: I did my time as a web developer and I’m not a fan of JS. When I’m looking at WebAssembly, what I actually think is “Can it replace JavaScript?”. Many people focus on performance, and it is important, but what if I just don’t want to write JavaScript anymore? When will its unnatural monopoly come to an end?

WebAssembly may be the answer to that question.

What is Rust?

I wanted to start from a relatively low level — no complex frameworks, no tooling. I like to know how things work before I use a high-level framework. At the same time, I wasn’t determined enough to write WebAssembly by hand. And didn’t want to write any C code either.

Fortunately, we have Rust programming language. Rust is characterized by two main things: it doesn’t let you mismanage the memory (by applying its novel ownership system), and it doesn’t use garbage collection — which means there’s almost no runtime. These traits make it an ideal language to be compiled to bytecode and run on a light virtual machine.

Such as WebAssembly.

Prerequisites

For our little experiment we’ll need to install a few bits and pieces:

  • Install Rust: https://www.rust-lang.org/tools/install
  • Install wasm-gc optimiser: cargo install wasm-gc
  • Wasm-pack bundler: cargo install wasm-pack
  • Miniserve, a simple web server: cargo install miniserve
  • Wasmer, the runtime that will let us run WebAssembly outside the browser: https://wasmer.io/




#webassembly #rust #web-development #javascript #developer