Hayden Slater

1597481721

7 Must-Use Developer Tools for Increased Efficiency

Application development has become a daunting task, with applications becoming more and more complex and more tech stacks emerging. But there are many tools available online that help us immensely in our application development. Here are a few tools I have used and would recommend to anyone working as a developer, as they have personally helped me with my work.

Responsively App

If you ask a full-stack developer whether front-end development is harder than back-end, most of them would say yes. Personally, I would too. The reason why front-end development is so hard compared to back-end development is that it involves a lot of complex UI components.

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Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr

1602964260

50+ Useful Kubernetes Tools for 2020 - Part 2

Introduction

Last year, we provided a list of Kubernetes tools that proved so popular we have decided to curate another list of some useful additions for working with the platform—among which are many tools that we personally use here at Caylent. Check out the original tools list here in case you missed it.

According to a recent survey done by Stackrox, the dominance Kubernetes enjoys in the market continues to be reinforced, with 86% of respondents using it for container orchestration.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

And as you can see below, more and more companies are jumping into containerization for their apps. If you’re among them, here are some tools to aid you going forward as Kubernetes continues its rapid growth.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

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Juned Ghanchi

1621058194

Mobile App Development Tools & Frameworks You Should Try This Year

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As Gartner predicted a few years ago, the vast majority of companies across the niches today adopted mobile apps for their businesses, and apps are continuing to play a vital role in their mobile app strategy and success. But building a mobile app is no longer an easy business as the market has become tremendously competitive.

To beat the competition with a sharp and sophisticated mobile app, app development companies are increasingly banking on a rich set of tools and frameworks. Here we will showcase some of the most acclaimed frameworks and tools that mobile app developers can try in 2021.

iOS App Development Tools

Xcode
While Swift is the popular programming language used by iOS developers worldwide, when the language is used in combination with Xcode, the development experience becomes even more delightful. When you decide to iPhone app developers in India for your iPhone app project, you can find dedicated Xcode processes.

Here we provide some of the key features and benefits of Xcode.

  • Xcode offers live rendering within the app UI builder and can instantly show you the changes brought by your hand-written code.
  • Xcode comes loaded with all tools and approaches developers to build apps for all iOS and Mac devices, including MacBooks, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
  • Xcode offers developers a very unified and streamlined workflow to help UI design, programming, and app testing.

Swiftic
Swiftic is the leading iPhone app development program that comes with a very easy-to-navigate user interface. Coming with loads of features, it makes things exceptionally easier for app developers.

Some of the features offered by the Swiftific tool include the following.

  • Swiftific allows building a custom app for iOS devices that perfectly address the business needs.
  • Swiftific follows the tried and tested iOS mobile app development paradigms.
  • The original development team behind the program is always accessible and can be reached for any development need.

AppCode
AppCode is basically an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building apps on iOS and Mac platforms. It offers several paradigms shifting approaches for iOS app development.
Some of the key features and benefits offered by AppCode for iOS development include the following,

  • AppCode works with both iOS-specific languages such as Objective-C, Swift, and C/C++ and the key web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, XML, CSS, and several others.
  • AppCode also offers a wide variety of useful integrations such as CocoaPods manager and inbuilt support for Reveal.
  • AppCode also provides a range of advanced capabilities, including automation for routine tasks, easy error detection and fixing, intuitive IDE support, and several others.

Android App Development Tools

Android Studio

Android Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) and development software to build Android mobile apps. Developed by Google, it is widely used by Android developers for its editing capabilities.
Some of the key features of Android Studio include the following.

  • Android Studio comes with a fully loaded implementation editor that can be used for app types of Android app development projects.
  • Android Studio offers a wide range of shortcuts for programming and designing an app.
  • Android Studio comes with a very easy-to-use and intuitive layout editor easing out the development process.
  • Android Studio offers a drag and drops layout design capability to help with easy app design.

Native Android

Native Android is another widely used Android app development platform used in many Android app projects. From Google, Instacart, Slack to many other leading apps relied on this platform.

Some of the key features of Native Android include the following.

  • The SDK of Native Android comes loaded with API libraries as well as developer tools for coding, testing, and debugging.
  • Native Android also offers a separate Game SDK to help game developers.

Cross-Platform Development Frameworks and Tools

Flutter
Flutter, created by Google, comes as the most robust cross-platform development framework that ended the era of many concerns previously associated with cross-platform app development.

Some of the key features and benefits of Flutter include the following.

  • Flutter comes with a robust UI toolkit for developing native apps that run on mobile, web, and desktop platforms.
  • Flutter allows reusing the same code base to build Android and iOS apps without requiring to use a bridge to connect with device code.
  • Flutter offers a wide range of customizable widgets helping to build native apps faster.
  • Flutter also offers Skia, a 2D rendering engine to create visuals.
  • Flutter comes with a layered architecture to help the easy functioning of components.

React Native
Created by Facebook, React Native stands as the most popular cross-platform development framework widely used across app projects of all niches and sizes. Still, now, it is the most loved framework with huge global popularity.

Some of the key features of React Native include the following.

  • React Native allows using the same code for building apps for both iOS and Android.
  • In spite of being a cross-platform app development framework, it allows using native components to shape a highly native-like user experience for the app users.
  • React Native boasts of a large community of app developers ensuring to build an app with the least effort and optimum support.

Ionic
Ionic is a leading cross-platform development framework that uses tried and tested web technologies to build robust apps. Created in 2013, the framework continued to remain a popular framework used across many app projects.

  • The framework uses tested and tried web development technologies such as HTML, CSS & JavaScript.
  • An app built using an Ionic framework can run on iOS, Android, and Windows platforms.
  • Ionic provides a range of default UI development components like forms, navigation menu, action sheets, filters, and several others for great app design.
  • Ionic comes with its command-line interface (CLI) and a range of inbuilt features like Ionic Native, Cordova-powered app development packages, and others.

Conclusion

There must be several other great tools and frameworks that we could not discuss within this short length of the present post. We tried to showcase only the leading and most representative technologies used across app projects of all types and niches. Your choice of an ideal framework or tool should depend on your project requirements.

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Sunny  Kunde

Sunny Kunde

1597848060

Top 12 Most Used Tools By Developers In 2020

rameworks and libraries can be said as the fundamental building blocks when developers build software or applications. These tools help in opting out the repetitive tasks as well as reduce the amount of code that the developers need to write for a particular software.

Recently, the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020 surveyed nearly 65,000 developers, where they voted their go-to tools and libraries. Here, we list down the top 12 frameworks and libraries from the survey that are most used by developers around the globe in 2020.

(The libraries are listed according to their number of Stars in GitHub)

1| TensorFlow

**GitHub Stars: **147k

Rank: 5

**About: **Originally developed by researchers of Google Brain team, TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries, and community resources that lets researchers push the state-of-the-art research in ML. It allows developers to easily build and deploy ML-powered applications.

Know more here.

2| Flutter

**GitHub Stars: **98.3k

**Rank: **9

About: Created by Google, Flutter is a free and open-source software development kit (SDK) which enables fast user experiences for mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase. The SDK works with existing code and is used by developers and organisations around the world.


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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

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_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.

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Marcelle  Smith

Marcelle Smith

1598437740

A Simple Guide to API Development Tools

APIs can be as simple as 1 endpoint for use by 100s of users or as complex as the AWS APIs with 1000s of endpoints and 100s of thousands of users. Building them can mean spending a couple of hours using a low-code platform or months of work using a multitude of tools. Hosting them can be as simple as using one platform that does everything we need or as complex as setting up and managing ingress control, security, caching, failover, metrics, scaling etc.

What they all have in common are three basic steps to go from nothing to a running API.

Each of these steps has its own set of tools. Here are some I’ve used and popular alternatives.

Design

REST is the most popular API interface and has the best tooling. Our design output for REST services always includes an OpenAPI specification. The specification language can be tricky to get right in JSON (how many curly brackets?) or YAML (how many spaces?) so a good editor saves a lot of time.

Four popular ones are:

I’ve only used Swagger and Postman but both Insomnia and Stoplight look interesting. All of them offer additional functionality like documentation, testing and collaboration so are much more than just specification generators.

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