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Programming language popularity and demand waxes and wanes over time, but two languages are consistently vying for top spots on a variety of rankings: Java and Python.

Python tops the list of most loved programming languages, and was in the top three languages developers said they wanted to learn in 2019. Meanwhile, Java is still ranked as the most popular programming language by the TIOBE index and as one of the programming languages most in-demand by employers.

When it comes to what coding languages developers are currently trying to learn, training for Java remains the most popular, according to a Monday report from Skillsoft. However, after studying the 12 million technology professionals in the Skillsoft user base, the report found that learners’ total hours of Python training jumped 20% from 2017 to 2018, by nearly 200,000 hours.

Skillsoft measured more than 17,000 programming assets across its offerings. Programming topics represent 18% of all hours spent on the platform, and 20% of total assets, the report noted.

Java dominates in terms of the number of assets and total hours, but Python leads in average hours consumed, the report found. JavaScript was a distant third across all measures.

In terms of keywords searched, program, Java, and Web were the primary topics, while Python, JavaScript, HTML, API, Develop and Net were secondary topics.

In-demand IT skills

Across all areas of IT, top skills that professionals were seeking to learn include the following topics, the report found:

  1. Data
  2. Secure
  3. Microsoft
  4. Server
  5. Manage
  6. Service
  7. Create
  8. Configure
  9. SQL
  10. Web
  11. Window

The report also examined the most popular IT certifications among its users, and ranked them as follows:

  1. CompTIA A+
  2. CompTIA Network+
  3. Certified Ethical Hacker
  4. CompTIA Security+
  5. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

“The findings of Skillsoft’s new report are in line with IDC’s research on the development of skills and competence from a planning, development, sourcing and matching perspective,” Cushing Anderson, program vice president of IT education and certification research at IDC, said in a press release. “As demand for having the right skills at the right time increases in projects and lines of business, tracking and developing IT skills is more essential than ever.”

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  • Apple’s next big update to its iPhone software, iOS 13, is expected this fall.
  • Most of the new features in iOS 13 are aimed at consumers, but the company did include several key new items for business users, too.
  • These include separating your work and personal lives on your phone and using Face ID to sign in to apps.

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Apple’s next big update to its iPhone software, iOS 13, is expected this fall. While most of the new features in it are aimed at consumers, the company did unveil several key new updates for business users, too.

We don’t have many details on these features. But Apple did provide a summary of them in its detailed list of new iOS 13 features released on Monday in conjunction with the start of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, taking place this week in San Jose.

Here’s what we know.

This is a feature called “user enrollment,” and it’s for people who use their own personal phone for work. We don’t have details on how this will work, except that it involves having “separate iCloud accounts for your personal and work lives,” as Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, described on stage on Monday. We presume it will be an option in Apple’s Business Manager, the relatively new service Apple rolled out last year’s WWDC, which lets IT department manage fleets of Apple devices and volume-licensed apps.

Apple already introduced ways to separate personal data on a phone owned by the company and controlled by IT when it released Business Manager, so this next step is important.

Worth noting: Google launched Android for Work way back in 2015, which provides similar functions.

Companies can create and manage Apple IDs for business users.

Since Apple relies so heavily on Apple ID logins for signing into devices and downloading apps, it’s making this situation work better for businesses. Through Business Manager, an admin can create Apple IDs used by employees that will give them access to business-controlled services like the company’s iCloud Drive and iCloud Notes.

Easier device setup for the IT department.

A feature called Automated Device Enrollment lets the admin include custom content and security settings when setting up a device. For businesses that own thousands of Apple devices, this just makes sense. Worth noting, many third-party mobile device management apps already help IT pros with such things.

Face ID and Touch ID to sign on to business apps and websites.

Apple is making it easier for a company’s business apps and websites to use its biometric security features, although it’s not clear yet if it will be a business version of Apple’s cool new “Sign in with Apple” feature — a cool new feature for consumers that lets them sign into apps and websites without handing over their email or using Facebook or Google accounts.

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The web development process is such an important task that it can not be completed in one day. It can always be considered as an endless effort that progresses with time and energy. Much concentration and work are needed. Once you start developing your website, you should understand and plan some things before you start the first phase.

Every point mentioned below is of equal importance, so you should be able to remember each one of them while you plan to start web development process or hire web developer. Most people are poorly conceptualized in this process and try to look at it only after they have completed the development of the website.

But if you keep these points in mind before you start the process, you will surely have a website that will help you succeed on your way. Learning Web development is usually a very important and lengthy task for all companies, and for a commercial website to succeed, you must follow these points.

Domain Name

One of the basic things to start with web development is choosing a name that people can easily and easily remember. With it, you pick astutely and properly, regardless of whether you utilize ou.com.com or something different.

II. Hosting Provider

The speed and operation of your website will depend on the hosting service you choose. Therefore, it is always a good idea to choose a reliable hosting service provider and determine the capacity you need, and therefore choose the one that best suits your needs.

III. The latest technology

Always remember to use the latest web development technology, such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JQuery, JavaScript, and more. Today, all web development companies use the best and newest technology.

IV. Color and Design

A bold color is always the best option for your website. As it is said that colors affect the feel of your website, it is best to choose the best color for your website. Visitors always prefer a clean and clean design. And do not forget the header and the footer. It has to be attractive, but at the same time simple and not too bright.

V. Have a Clear Goal

Once the web development process has begun, you need to have a clear and precise idea of it. Knowing your goal means knowing your purpose and your love. Along with this, one should even ask this question of what is the need for a website for your business, business, e-commerce or anything else. In this way, you can gradually build a relevant and relevant website for your business.

VI. Sitemap 

Create a clear Sitemap at the beginning of your development so that once you start the website development process, you will not have much of a question mark and your time will not be lost.

VII. Use of Content

Make sure that your site provides interesting and informative content to users who visit your site. When choosing the content, even try to target certain keywords to get a high rank in the search engines to complete your SEO work. The type of content such as voice, video, image, etc. The option you choose directly affects the speed of your website, ie the speed of the website.

VIII. Use of Advertising

Do not push and try to avoid too much advertising on your site. Place only one ad if needed.

IX. Pop-Up

Prevents the use of pop-up messages. This could be one of the main reasons for slow loading and could even become the most irritating way of advertising because users can not even shut them down.

X. Design

When it comes to design, everything you need is attractive. A good website should always be simple and professional.

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Many websites are designed in the hopes that visitors will complete an action. To think that a website designed purely on aesthetics will “hopefully” convert sales is a quite tricky approach.

Aesthetics are important. But if you do not approach web design with data to back up your design instincts, you’re missing out on potential. Web design loves data.

It’s time to take off rose-tinted glasses and look straight into the eyes of cold data. In this article, we’ll uncover the best web design practices to convert your website into a revenue-generating machine.

The problem isn’t the data, it’s how you use the data

Designers often face a situation when a client doesn’t want to create a web design from scratch, but to improve the existing one. Then you should be daring enough to suggest the drastic changes that would make this business competitive on the web again.

However, you must know sometimes it’s difficult to convince a client to take radical actions. Business owners have good analytical thinking and need strong arguments for doing any changes. Thus, your design hypothesis backed with data would rather persuade them than anything else.

Imagine, you need to redesign the checkout process on the e-Commerce website. The first thing you might apply is user testing. It helps identify the problems users face when going through a checkout flow. The website analytics is your good old friend here. It can show how many web visitors abandon their carts after seeing the shipping rates, for instance. This data gives you also access to information on how current consumers behave during shopping and helps understand the up-sell opportunities.

Being armed with both quantitive and qualitative data on the website functioning, you can take the right design decision. When your design ideas are backed with data it becomes much easier to continue a conversation with the decision-maker on the above-mentioned drastic website improvements.

How can web design benefit from Google Analytics data?

Google Analytics gives you access to tonnes of data that can impact your decisions when creating the website architecture. You can investigate the internal search queries to define which pages users are looking for on your website. You might not have FAQ page or a specific page with the information users are often searching for. By simply adding this to your web architecture you can significantly improve user experience.

Imagine, people are constantly trying to go to a certain web page. Why not make a button linking to this page easily accessible on a home page? Investigating internal search queries opens up the opportunity to build much easier website navigation and, possibly, make a conversion rate much higher.

Form and call data constitutes a huge source of content ideas

Another prime tool for improving your website UX is reviewing form data and phone calls. It gives you even more information on how people behave on your website. Do they, maybe, ask questions that can be easily answered if you add a new block of content on your website?

You might be surprised but researching submitted forms you can enrich your website with the new key phrase variations and come up with the fresh ideas on web design style, sizes, shapes, etc.

Let your prospective customer’s queries be heard and see how a new source of information on content and design ideas opens right before your eyes.

Analytics shows if people love your content

Actually, there are a lot of ways to measure the “love” of your website visitors. You can conduct a content audit by looking at the heatmaps and analytics performance. It helps define which texts, photos, or other visuals are more loved by the website visitors and drive more conversions for the business. Traffic helps understand which website elements work better and are the most visible. Lots of moving elements might bog down the pages, providing negative user experience.

How to define if your content is really relevant for visitors?

It’s even better if you can use traction to measure and optimize your content. Do you know what does traction mean? It’s the users’ reaction to the content: are they responding to it, sharing, or are performing your preferred course of actions? Finally, are they converting? An example of “traction”, would be how Medium structures its metrics – where they prioritize “reads” and a read-ratio, and “recommends”, alongside pageviews.

Conclusion

The data-driven design doesn’t stop there. Data analytics helps designers combat their assumptions and allows them to move beyond standard design practices. Every industry, vertical, and business is unique, thus, every website needs a specific approach based on the insights from a web user experience.

When you follow design rules and guidelines to the letter, or just follow the latest digital design trends, it leads to a cookie-cutter website that doesn’t resonate with your users. The only way is to investigate each piece of your online presence puzzle to create a truly data-driven design that will bring success to your business.

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Java is one commercial grade programming language, you just can’t avoid if you are a developer.

It’s as true for Java developers as it is for woodworkers: You can’t do the job right without the right tools. Fortunately, for Java developers, there is no shortage of tools for any kind of Java application development project.

However, not every tool is perfect for all types of Java Application development projects. Just because a tool is the most popular doesn’t mean it’s the “best.” What’s best is always context-dependent in any programming language. A careful analysis and sound knowledge is required by the Java Programmers before they choose any tool.

Here in this list, we will be discussing Top Java Development Tools Everyone Should Learn In 2019 that make life easier for Java Developers. And while no one tool is perfect for everyone, we will be discussing 16 top choices to help you consider which ones might be best for you and your projects.

Top Java Development Tools Everyone Should Learn In 2019:

1. Java Development Kit :-

Any Java developer, planning on developing Java-based applets and applications, the first and foremost need is to get yourself is a tool like JDK (JavaDevelopment Kit), which includes the necessary Java Compiler, the Java Runtime Environment, and the Java APIs. It will help you get started with Java.

2. IDE (Integrated Development Environment):

According to Wikipedia, “an integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of at least a source code editor, build automation tools, and a debugger.”

There are dozens of Java-compatible IDEs out there. However, here we will be discussing Eclipse and Netbeans.

  • Eclipse:

Eclipse is an open-source free integrated development environment for Java. Eclipse provides much-needed assistance for code completion, refactoring and syntax checking. It also offers something called the Java Development Tools project (JDT) that provides a range of tool plugin-ins to help develop all kinds of Java applications.

  • Netbeans:

NetBeans is another popular free, open-source IDE. It allows developing desktop, mobile and web applications.

It offers complete support for Latest Java Technologies. Support for fast & smart code editing. Easy & Efficient Project Management process. Rapid User Interface Development. Helps to write bug-free code. NetBeans IDE offers superior support for C/C++ and PHP developers. NetBeans IDE can be installed in any OS which supports Java, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS X systems.

3. JUnit:

JUnit is an open source unit testing framework that helps developers write and run tests. But there is an essential difference between JUnit and other similar frameworks available on the market. With JUnit, you can test one block of code at a time rather than waiting for the module to be completed before you run a test. It is an important tool for test-driven development and deployment.

Other features include:

  • It assists in the preparation of input data and setup/creation of fake objects,
  • Loading databases with a specific known set of data,
  • It provides annotations so that test classes can have fixture run before or after every test,
  • JUnit provides support for writing and running tests,
  • It provides annotations to identify test methods,
  • Provides assertions for testing expected results, and
  • JUnit tests allow writing codes faster, which increases quality.

4.Mockito:

Mockito is an Open Source Java Mocking and Unit Testing Tool. Mockito offers tests with a clean and simple API, which deliver clean verification errors. Mockito is primarily a mock library that helps you create, verify and stub mocks – an essential aspect of Java development.

It can be used to write Behaviour Driven Development style tests with syntactic sugar facilitates. It offers nice, easily readable syntax. It also provides some annotations needed for reducing boilerplate code. Mockito allows writing of relaxed tests.

5. Gradle:

Gradle is a project automation Java tool. It’s the default build system for Google’s Android operating system. Gradle maintains a good balance between extensibility and structure. Its conventions are way too useful, but you can easily override them if you need to. Gradle files are generally broken up into tasks, which allows for incremental development meaning less time getting stuck in dependency hell. Gradle makes smart decisions about when to avoid unnecessary work; for example, it will reuse build outputs from previous builds and keep a daemon running to keep information in memory. It supports the convention-over-configuration paradigm.

It uses the best ideas of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and takes it to the next level. It introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) instead of the XML which is used by Apache Maven for declaring the project configuration, which makes it easier to configure project dependencies and customize it based on your need.

6. Apache Maven:

Apache Maven is a build and project management tool. It is based on the Project Object Model (POM) concept. Another useful feature of Maven is dependency management.

It is a simple project setup that follows best practices to get any new project or module started in seconds. It allows easy writing of plugins using Java. Offers instant access to new features with very few extra configurations. Ant tasks for dependency management and deployment outside of Maven. Release management and distribution publication. It encourages the use of a central repository of JARs and other dependencies.

7. Groovy:

Groovy is a powerful language with static-typing & compilation capabilities which is primarily aimed at improving a developer’s productivity. Groovy can be said as the chiller, more relaxed cousin of Java. Smart design decisions that make Groovy useful for testing make this an exceptional tool.

Other features include:

  • It is concise, readable and expressive syntax.
  • It integrates easily with any Java program to deliver an effective application with powerful features.
  • Seamlessly integrates with Java and other third-party libraries.
  • Flexible & malleable syntax, advanced integration & customization.
  • Great for writing concise and maintainable tests.

8. YourKit:

Java profilers like YourKit help you identify memory leaks, compare the consequences of different code paths and diagnose other performance problems to help ensure the code you write. On-demand profiling basically means the profiled application can be run without incurring any overheads.

YourKit integrates seamlessly with major IDEs, making it a major part of the development process. Another important feature of YourKit is that it also has powerful exception-profiling capabilities: it shows you the type of exception being thrown and the number of times it was thrown. Therefore, you can profile various kinds of database calls and also right down to the queries that were executed.

9. Apache Spark:

Apache Spark is a lightweight Java web framework which is intended for rapid development with as little overhead as possible. It is an open source framework that is used for large scale applications across clustered computers. It can handle both batch and real-time data processing workloads. It is developed to speed up processing jobs in Hadoop Systems. It is written in Scala language for interacting with Spark core engine.

Other important features include:

  • It has the ability to support multiple languages.
  • It comes with tools for interactive/declarative queries, streaming data, machine learning.
  • Spark code can be reused for batch-processing.
  • Spark streaming can handle real-time stream processing.
  • It has a provision for real-time stream processing.
  • Active, progressive and most expanding community.

10. FindBugs:

FindBugs is an open source Java project used for static analysis. It scans Java bytecode to identify potential bugs. It is free, easy to run and really very good.

It can identify bug patterns with complete accuracy. It also provides support for the Guava library, recognizing many common misuse patterns. It supports detection of problems identified by JSR-305 annotations.

11. JRat (Java Runtime Analysis Toolkit):

JRat is an analysis toolkit used to measure an application’s performance. With JRat, you can then identify possible problems that can affect application performance with the use of this tool.

Data can be viewed and analyzed on JRat Desktop (Swing application).

12. VisualVM:

VisualVM is a utility included in the JDK for monitoring, reviewing the performance of Java applications and integrating command-line JDK tools. It detects and attaches to active JVM instances to retrieve diagnostic information about a process. It is designed for both development and production time use.

It provides a full suite of profiling tools including JConsole, Jstack, Jmap, Jinfo, and Jstat.

Additionally, it displays both local and remote Java Processes, monitors Process Performance and Memory, visualize Process Threads, profile performance and memory usage, takes and displays Thread Dumps, it can read basic information about the crashed Java process and also helps to analyze Core Dumps.

13. Clover:

Atlassian’s Clover is an open source and free to use Java tool for generating code coverage reports from unit tests and can be executed simply as a plugin in Ant, Eclipse, or Maven. It is a source code instrumentation technique that can collect code metrics.

14. Apache JMeter:

Apache JMeter is an instance of open source software, and a 100% pure Java application for load testing. It is a testing tool that will measure functional behavior and also the performance of your websites, databases, web services etc.

Other important features of Apache JMeter include:

  • JMeter allows performing load and performance test for various server types.
  • This load testing tool store its test plans in XML format which further allows users to generate the test plan using a text editor.
  • This tool can also be used for automated and functional testing of the applications.
  • Data analysis and visualization plugins allow extensibility as well as personalization.
  • Functions should provide dynamic input to test data manipulation.

15. Cobertura:

Cobertura is a code coverage utility for Java. It generates HTML-based reports based upon the amount of code that isn’t covered by testing i.e., it calculates the percentage of code accessed by tests. It can also be used to identify which parts of the Java program are lacking test coverage.

It allows line and branch coverage in a detailed tree view and allows to view source code which is colored according to line coverage. It launches Scala, Eclipse JUnit, and PDE in covered mode. It filters out uninteresting classes and packages. Further, it instruments Java bytecode after finishing compiling and also allows you to generate reports in HTML or XML. It displays the percentage of lines, branches covered for each class, package, and the entire project.

16. IntelliJ Idea:

IntelliJ IDEA is a multi-purpose IDE which focuses on Java development. It offers advanced support for the web, mobile, and hybrid application development and helps developers come up with innovative Java solutions. It has features that help boost productivity such as ‘Smart Code Completion’ and ‘On-the-fly Code Analysis’.

IntelliJ IDEA also forms the base of Android Studio – Google’s Android IDE – after replacing the Android Development Tools plugin for Eclipse.

Conclusion:

Since Java is widely used by developers all around the world every day, there are a number of development tools available in the market at a free of cost for developers to use and they, in turn, make their work easier and quicker and result in an error-free code. In ths list I have tried to cover up all the major tools every Java developer should be aware of in order to make their task easier. However, there are so many tools out there and I may have missed out on some other important tools but just drop a comment and let me know and I will make sure to include them too.

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The seemingly easy to glue together and operate suite of software that is meant to ease the day to day process of an organization, ERP is a lot more difficult to strategize and implement than its functioning lets by.

The engineering of an easy flowing frontend is powered by a much complex backend architecture – something that comes with attached ERP development cost. A cost estimate that is arrived at on the basis of features that are to present in the making of a good ERP system and the market that the system has made for itself.

In this article, we are going to help you understand the different factors that are entailed in the ERP software development cost. 

But before we move on to that stage, let us first look into the advantages of Enterprise Resource Planningsystem that have contributed into the positive outlook of it in the industry.

Why is ERP Important to a Company

The benefits of ERP system goes a lot deeper than simply automating day to day processes of a business. Let us look at some of those perks that make it beneficial to invest in ERP application development both for startups and established business.

A.Streamlined Processes

The modern ERP systems are designed to bring all the data together, which ultimately improves the prevalent bottlenecks in the business process, something that single-handedly answers the question – is ERP good for small business?

When your processes get streamlined, you get following benefits at the back of it –

  • Centralized Data is Money Efficient

Decentralized data is the main culprit that is known to cause chaos in any company, a situation that clouds businesses with inefficiencies. ERP systems gather the business’s complexity and convert them into easy to understand problems.

  • Produces Opportunity for Automation of Workflow

The fact that almost all process of your business is fed in the ERP system helps you weed out the tasks which are repetitive in the product cycle and then automate it.

B.Better Tracing and Control

If your business deals in digital or physical products, the ERP systems can offer an easy approach to track your products. Here’s how the system make it possible –

  • Visualizing the Service and Product Movement

One of the primal ERP benefits is seeing how services and products are moving in the pipeline. There are multiple ERP software vendors who offer tools that come with the efficiency of order tracking, revenue tracking, inventory, tracking, and raw material management.

C.Advanced Customer Service

One of the reasons why companies invest in custom ERP development is the change that the software brings to their customer service domain offering.

Here are the two ways your customer service domain is made more efficient through the ERP system.

  • Better Aligned Suppliers and Customers

ERP software is known to improve both backend and frontend relation of business i.e. a relation that the company has with both their vendors and customers. An effect of which is streamlined shipping time and better customer experience.

  • Prioritized Valuable Customers

The sales related information and data that is collected by the ERP system can be used to identify the repetitive customers – an information that can be used to nurture those clients better and study what strategy worked for them and then using the strategy across other customer silos.  

Factors Affecting How much does it cost to develop and ERP

There are a number of different factors that carries a direct impact on ERP software development cost. It is these factors that differentiate a $75,000 system from a $750,000 ERP.

Let us look at what they are.

Number of Users and Applications

The first ERP cost affecting factor is the number of users who will be working around it and the many ways they will be using it. While an ERP is usually expected to have these must-have features –

The more the features you add, the greater would be the overall ERP development cost. So, it is important to first gauge your exact requirement and then invest in a solution that matches those requirements. The right estimation can be one of the main strategies to improve the ROI of your system.

1.Software Add-ins

In order to offer a comprehensive range of services and functionalities to your employees, you will have to several third-party add-ins like Enterprise IMs tool or social media logins or one enabling scanning barcode, etc.

2.Implementation Cost

Adding your ERP system in your legacy system or simply adding a fresh system in the process would require a lot of time and efforts along with resource requirement. We have detailed the implementation process in much detail later in the article, jump there to know more about the process. 

3.Maintenance

Until you are investing in cloud-based ERP solution, your on-premise system will require frequent and timed maintenance to ensure that the product is up and running as expected at all times.

4.Training

Explaining the ERP system to your team inside-out takes a fair amount of training that takes up not just your time but also a percent of your expense share.

5.Customization

Making the ERP system work on the exact model as your business requires some amount of programming from your in-house development or hired best ERP software development company.

6.Upgrades

The moment a new version of your ERP solution is announced, you will have to start planning the upgrade yourself. The last thing that you would want is your system becoming obsolete and inviting issues and bugs.

7.Process Redesign

When a business moves from a legacy system to an ERP system, it calls for a number of process redesign. And the same applies when you move from one ERP system to another, you will still have to bring some redesign to match your business process with software’s.

8.Support

Over the lifetime of the whole ERP system, you will come across a number of issues and bugs that you will have to solve and provide support for, to your system’s users – something that will come with a cost.

9.Technology Additions

The cost of your ERP system will automatically increase with the inclusion of technologies. The more technologies you add in the system, like Enterprise Blockchain or Artificial Intelligence, or even IoT, the greater would be your cost estimate.

10.Resource Requirement

The resources required to handle your entire ERP development, deployment, and implementation also adds on to the cost of the Enterprise Resource Planning system.

Besides the factors that are mentioned above, the pricing model is another thing that decides helps in deciding the cost whether you are going for Custom ERP Development or a Ready-Made solution – Pricing Models.

The Different Pricing Models of ERP Application Development

Commonly there are two main pricing models that are worked around by the ERP software vendors. Knowing these pricing models will help you understand the whole ERP software development cost better and also the cost of ERP implementation.

Here are the two models:

On-Premise Enterprise Resource Planning System

This ERP model makes it possible for businesses to host the system on their servers in their premise. This turns out to be a good option for big businesses for they have the necessary infrastructure and the manpower to handle a big ERP system.

There are attached pros and cons to this model like:

Advantage: It brings a well-defined ownership cost along with allowing a permanent license use without any concurrent subscription.

Disadvantage: The upfront implementation cost can be a turn off for SMEs also the infrastructure upgrade that the system could call for, can turn out to be pretty expensive.

Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning System

This pricing model, supported by the likes of SAP ERP software and Oracle, etc. is an absolute hit among the small business enterprises – given that cloud-based ERP solution has a dedicated focus on flexibility and growth of a business. The number of ease that the on-cloud ERP system offers is the reason why we chose the model the first time we developed an enterprise system.

But like on-premise ERP system, Cloud-based ERP solution also comes with its fair share of pros and cons for businesses incorporating it.  

Here are them both.

Advantage: The upfront cost is pretty low as compared to the execution and implementation of an on-premise system. Also, the subscription pricing that the model comes with is based on the number of users and transaction volume, which can always be altered depending on how the business is performing.

Disadvantage: For large business size, the subscription costs can be a lot greater than the cost of permanent license that can be utilized in case of an on-premise system. Also, the instant demand spikes can increase the costs under the on-demand agreement, making the management of cost a little too complex over a period of time.  

Now that you must have gotten a fair idea of what pricing model is best suited when looking an answer to how do you set up an ERP system, let us come to one of the main parts of the whole ERP development and deployment process – ERP Implementation. Which also happens to be our last section in the short ERP software development cost pocket guide.

The implementation process of the ERP system as the name suggests is the process of adding the system in the everyday business process – the part that is hands down a very crucial part of the whole process specially when it comes to drawing out the ERP development cost estimation.

ERP Implementation Process and Timeline

The implementation of an ERP system in a business is the one factor that both success and failure of the ERP system ride on. When done right, it can take your business to great heights but when implemented wrong, it can make your otherwise averagely planned processes complex.

And this is the main reason why the step finds itself in the average ERP development cost estimates.

Well, let us look at what the ERP implementation process entails.

A.Find a Team

The first step of the implementation would be to find a team who would handle the whole process with the utmost ease. You will be needing a team of specialist ERP implementation experts for handling the evolution challenges, the data migration, and the whole transitional period.

Now, when you usually look for ERP Software Development in India, you get an implementation team made of:

  • Project Managers
  • Analysts
  • QA Engineer
  • Consultants

B.Designing of Plan

Before the whole implementation process starts, it is necessary to devise a clear plan to follow in the process to come. Doing this, the ERP manager would be able to foresee the weak link and reveal the core business processes.

The plan that you curate when manufacturing ERP software and implementing the system should include:

  • Integration Steps – This should include data migration, schedule, launch activity, analysis, staff migration, and evaluation.
  • Complete the Contracts – All the contracts for the new technology, software, and services should all be finalized at this stage.
  • Infrastructure upgrades should be planned well in advance.
  • Upcoming Challenges and Disruptions should be predicted, including – human, software, hardware, managerial, and communicational.

C.Configure ERP System

Out of the complete ERP implementation process, this is the one that is the most time-taking and cost inducing one. Here are the steps that are included in the whole configuration process –

  • Analyze the gap between present and supporting application and processes
  • Configure parameters which reflect new processes
  • Complete the programming part of ERP configuration
  • Migrate the data by first cleaning the existing data
  • Test the system to deliver needed functionality
  • Document the whole functional and the technical information
  • Complete the necessary upgrades

D.System Deployment

Before the system is made available for everyone in the business to start using, there comes the stage of system deployment. There are a number of things that have to be attended at this stage –

  • Staff Training
  • The support team will have to be prepared to answer queries
  • The system will have to be tested
  • The Go Live decision will have to be made by the management.

E.Support and Evaluation of the ERP System

Once the ERP system is made live in the business, the whole process of evaluation and maintenance starts. This ongoing process looks into and takes care of the system to the T, ensuring that it is performing exactly as it was intended to.

This whole implementation process takes different time according to the different business sizes it is going to be deployed in. Usually, this is what the timeframe looks like –

Small Businesses – One to Three Months

Medium Businesses – Three to Six Months

Large Businesses – Six Months to a Year

Now that you must have got a basic idea of what to expect from the development and deployment of an ERP system in your business, it is time to get started. Get in touch with our team of ERP experts, today.

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Introduction

It is a well-established fact now that for any company to flourish it needs to have its presence on the digital platform. While social media can be the right place to attract some attention but it does not establish a brand image of that company without a proper website. As a result of this businesses are hiring the best web development company to ensure that they get the website designed that would allow them to get as much traction as possible.

There are several technologies that are available in the market for developing a website but most of the developers use PHP as the technology for website development. This has resulted in a significant rise in PHP development companies. There are several reasons that PHP is the choice of web developers for creating a website.

In this article we will look into the role of PHP in web development and why developers at any custom software development company prefer to use PHP for developing a webpage.

Role Of PHP in Web Development

As mentioned earlier PHP is a server-side scripting language, which means the client only receives the output since the processing happens in the server. The processing is done by using the resources of the server before sending the output. This is in contrast to languages like JavaScript in, which the language is processed on the computer of the client and the resources used are from the computer and not a server.

Normal vs. PHP Web Request Cycle

The cycle of Normal Web: When a client requests for an HTML page then the process happens in the following format:

– Client requests
– A request for ‘welcome.html’ is done, i.e locate the welcome.html and send it as the response to the server.
– From there the response for ‘welcome.html’ arrives
– Which then goes to the client

The cycle of PHP Web Request: When client requests for a PHP page then the process happens in the following format:

– Client requests
– A request for ‘welcome.php’ is done, i.e. a request is sent to the PHP engine. A response is sent as an output from the server.
– The response for ‘welcome.php’ is then sent to the client.

Dynamic Content

When you enter welcome.html the code is different from that of ‘welcome.php’. To explain it further, depending on the time of the day when you request ‘welcome.html’ you will always receive the response ‘Welcome!’ as the heading. Whereas, when you request welcome.php depending on the time of the day you will receive ‘Good Morning’ if it is before 12 pm and ‘Welcome!’ after 12 pm.

This indicates that welcome .html has a static behavior compared to welcome.php, which is dynamic. It is because welcome.html always delivers the same content, whereas PHP changes are as per the time. This allows you as a developer to improve on files thus making it more dynamic than HTML.

PHP Engine Output

PHP engine outputs contents differently from that of HTML, the reason being PHP interpreter reads the lines of the file that are tagged between and then processes that. Any content without the PHP tag will not be processed by the PHP engine.

If as a client you want PHP to be embedded in HTML that is also possible, only you have to hire PHP developer who is proficient in such a task and knows how to do it.

Why PHP Is The Choice For Web Developers?

There are several factors apart from the fact that PHP is dynamic that has resulted in best web development companies preferring to use PHP for developing websites. Here are some of the reasons:

• Easy to learn: Compared to other languages like Java and C, PHP is much easier to learn and easy to use too.

• Open Source and Free: The components of the language are free to use since it is an open source. So all you have to do is contact PHP development company and your job can be done easily and in a cost-effective manner.

• Cross-Platform: PHP can run on all the major OS like Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux thus saving lots of time for developers.

• Easy to Deploy: Deploying a PHP is easy and at a low cost since many hosting companies willing to offer a server for running the website.

• Less Time to market: One of the factors that many custom software development companies prefer to use PHP for web development is because of its less time to market feature. This will allow any enterprise to gain better popularity than the competitor.

• Reliable: Depending on how the developer codes, the web language can turn out to quite efficient. It is also scalable when the codes are written, thus making it a reliable language.

• Faster Processing: Since PHP uses its own memory space, it automatically reduces the loading time and server workload. Thus giving it better and faster processing capacity. Hence it is effective for websites that have high traffic.

• Built-in function: Many useful tasks like sending emails, generating GIPFs, PDF documents and connecting to other network servers can be done with PHP since it has its own libraries.

• Secured: This is one language that has one of the best layers of security protection in the market. Hence developing a website or app with PHP is much more secure than any other language.

• User-friendly: The simplicity of any website or app created with PHP makes it user-friendly since it is easy to understand and use.

• Tested and Proven: Over millions of people have been using websites created with PHP for over two decades. It’s abilities and functions have been tested time and again and have proven to stand the test of time.

• Extensions: The extensions in PHP allow modifying the source code file and managing them too making it the most used language by the developers.

• Flexible: The functionalities of a website or an app might need changing several times when it is being developed or later too, PHP allows a seamless way to do that without any hassle.

• Easy to Integrate: With PHP you do not have to re-code and re-develop as it can easily integrate with the current company software.

• Supportive community: PHP has a large community of developers who keeps updating the forums with news and benefits. It is a reliable source of information on PHP and other related issues. So if you ever get stuck the PHP community is there to support you.

Conclusion

PHP offers the option of running on a web server since it is a server-side scripting language. It is also secure, reliable and fast that has resulted in web developers preferring to work with PHP. So it would quite beneficial for any enterprise to hire a PHP developer than a general web developer.

A PHP developer who specializes in this language knows the dynamic nature of the scripting language that can enhance the appearance and function of the website. Irrespective of the industry that the web page belongs to, a web page created with PHP is more dynamic and also easy to use.

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Software development is more important than ever.

Millions of businesses around the world are finding it more and more necessary to improve the quality of their apps and attract users.

However, despite the growing importance of software development across nearly every industry, far too few entrepreneurs know about the importance of simplicity when it comes to sleek software development.

Here’s why simplicity in software development should be a mantra you closely follow, and how to supercharge the process of creating your next app.

Users want simple software

The first tenet of good software development is that everything must ultimately produce a smoother and more enjoyable experience for the user. This is crucially important to remember, as most users want good software, meaning you need to streamline your app if you want it to be a hit.

Unless you take specific steps to ensure that the software you’re developing is simple enough that the average user can effectively wrap their head around it, your entire investment will be effectively squandered. Nevertheless, simplicity in software engineering is never simple and frequently expensive, so knowing how to go about producing stellar software that’s still simple is important.

The acronym “KISS” once surfaced in the U.S. Navy as a way to remind those developing warships to keep their designs simple; after all, if things got too complex then the engineers wouldn’t be able to make repairs in the midst of combat.

Similarly, you should be taking steps to embrace the principle of KISS in software design and development, as your IT specialists must be able to grapple with your software under tight deadlines successfully. For that, it must be simple and streamlined.

Those two reasons are the most important elements of why simplicity in software development should be a mantra; if consumers demand it and engineers need it, software must include it. Another problem you’ll encounter in software development is that users don’t want to read your manuals, and having a simple product is a surefire way to make them read the manual in a more effective fashion. Elsewhere, you’ll also want to streamline the software development process in order to cut down on the long-term costs of doing business.

Simple software is cheaper

Simple software development isn’t just cheaper to initially produce, but it’s also substantially cheaper and easier to maintain in the long run. In this day and age, buying software in and of itself means next to nothing – you’re oftentimes buying the expertise needed to keep that software updated and attractive to users for at least a few months. Making sure that your software development is guided by a principle of simplicity is thus a good way to ensure that future maintenance costs don’t spiral out of control thanks to a complex program that requires many experts to update.

Making sure that your software development is as simple as possible is also a good way to guarantee that your product is ultimately devoid of dead code. Any developer can tell you a nightmare about how dead code stymied the ability of their product to meet the needs of users, so don’t make the mistake of churning out some complicated product with so many bells and whistles that half of them end up becoming obsolete.

The risks of dead code can’t be underrated, so understand that simplicity as a mantra in software development will help you ensure that your investment pays off in the long run without ageing into obsolescence.

Above all else, simplicity must be a mantra in software development because it makes things easier for your team of developers, your workers using the product, and the users who may end up relying on that software, too. The more you streamline the app development process, the more time your developers will have to focus on the meeting the basic principles and goals of your project.

Similarly, a simple software can be easily mastered by employees, helping you cut down on the expensive costs of training that quickly rise up when complicated software is being used.

Ensure that simplicity is your guiding mantra when it comes to software development, and you’ll soon see better results than ever before.

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Choosing between PHP and ASP.NET for web development is a tough task, specifically so because one is simply a programming language and the other is a web framework.

As both PHP and ASP.NET are popular technologies and highly preferred by development for web application development, it becomes extremely to choose between one.

So, we decided to create PHP vs ASP.NET comparison guide to help beginners and business owners from non-technical background to pick the one for their web application development project.

PHP Vs ASP.NET: An Overview

The Essentials Of PHP Architect

Hypertext Preprocessor abbreviated as PHP is known popularly as an open source scripting language. Used generally for web development, PHP is easy to embed with HTML. PHP is popular for a number of reasons and one of the best is the framework offers easy coding techniques, a reason enough for beginners to have a soft corner for this programming language.

A Brief On ASP.NET

Developed by Microsoft, ASP.NET is a server- side web development tool. The web application development framework helps develop dynamic web pages, which is one of the reasons for its popularity. Being a Windows-based platform, ASP.NET offers multiple environment and development modes. It thus becomes easier for beginners also to create APIs and build web forms.

PHP Vs. ASP.NET: The Comprehensive Comparison

Comparison On Speed And Performance

Before we talk about the speed and the performance, let me acknowledge you with some facts that are equally essential for determining a website’s speed. PHP and APS.NET websites differ just a bit in regards to the performance. Here is an example to illustrate how a website’s speed is measured.

Let’s start it with a basic example. The primary task of any website is to output the result of a query database in order to show the results ultimately to the user’s browser.

So, the scenario here is, there is simple communication between the database and the web server to produce the output.

In the case of PHP and ASP.NET, both are equally equipped to access files, and find images. The speed of all these performances depend much on the database server, end user’s system, and bandwidth, etc.

Many beginners may not be aware that the speed of ASP.NET websites is comparatively better than that of PHP. More to this, ASP.NET allows parallel programming to support coding structure that run all the time. In the case of PHP, it doesn’t allow threading at all.

PHP Programming Suits Best To PHP.NET Suits Best To

CRMsEnterprise Level CRMs
Small Business WebsitesEnterprise Level Websites
Billing/Invoicing WebsitesIntranet
StartupsERP Apps

Comparison On Popularity

In terms of popularity, PHP does have a higher graph than its competitor. There are a few reasons that offer PHP more popularity than its counterpart. Statistics show that PHP has 67% of the share while ASP.NET’s percentage is less than 50%.

That being said it’s nothing like ASP.NET is not favored by developers today. The language is growing exceptionally well among the developers. This comparison here is worth an example to illustrate the ongoing popularity of this framework.

Comparison On Scalability

On the radar of scalability, both PHP and ASP.NET are incredibly scalable. However, while choosing the preferred language, it is far better to consider the state of the business to choose the right platform.

PHP is suited to the websites having Drupal in their core. The fact that PHP comes with the lowest learning curve makes it the best for such a development.

Moreover, the scalability quotient of PHP and ASP.NET is quite high. As a matter of fact the world’s most traffic-rich websites like Facebook and Wikipedia, use PHP. While websites like Microsoft and StackOverflow use ASP.NET.

Comparison On Cost

This area is probably the one where PHP has a distinct advantage over ASP.NET. The reason behind this benefit is PHP is open source while ASP.NET is owned by Microsoft that charges a minimal web hosting fee.

Worth noting, PHP can be used on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems while ASP.NET services are only meant to be used on Windows machine.

However, there is a minimal cost but developers don’t mind paying the same to use the programming language for website development.

PHP vs ASP.NET: An Extended Comparison Chart

Factors ASP.NET PHP

TypeWeb application framework created by MicrosoftServer-side scripting language created by Rasmus Lerdorf
SupportLarge to medium size enterprise applicationsSmall to medium sized web solutions
CostLicense cost attachedFreely available all over the web
SolutionsMore focused on Security and functionalitiesMore focused on client facing, user interfaces
CommunityDedicated community with the fewer developersLarge size community since its open source
SecurityHighly secureLess built-in security feature than .NET
SpeedDecent speed, fast enough for desktop applicationNot suitable and slower for desktop application
CustomizationLess prone to customizationAllow customization causes bugs, thus poor coding than .NET

Source: EDUCBA

PHP Development: A Brief On Pros And Cons

The Pros

  • It is an open source language, meaning it is free to use and has the support of an ever-growing developers’ community.
  • PHP is the best choice to consider for large projects such as Facebook.
  • PHP is highly effective in communicating with various database types. This makes the programming language the best fit for web-based scripts.
  • The programming language is highly scalable and easy to customize as well.
  • Low-cost development, easy to learn curve.

The Cons

  • The programming language is not suitable for creating a desktop application.
  • In comparison with the similar programming languages, PHP apps tend to run slow.
  • PHP allows customization that sometimes causes bugs and poor coding.

ASP.NET Development: A Brief On Pros And Cons

The Pros

  • ASP.NET is highly scalable, which makes it a great competitor to PHP.
  • This framework supports all programming language C#.
  • Supports coding and helps developers find out mistakes.
  • Fast development with a lot of pre loaded coding.
  • Excellent for enterprise application development.

The Cons

  • Deep learning curve
  • Smaller community support
  • Based on closed source technology

The Wrap Up

I hope the above-written points of differences would help you to choose a language that suits best to your requirements. Both PHP and ASP.NET have a fair share of advantages, and thus it is wise to select one as per the specific requirement of the project. This in-depth analysis of the differences will help you to get a better understanding of both the languages and then choose the one that suits your project’s requirements the best.

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Kotlin, a language first released eight years ago to provide an interoperative platform with Javascript in a neater package was added to Android Studio IDE just two years ago, and after a close-run battle with Apple’s Swift, it has become a firm favourite with developers.

Although Java has long been the preferred language for Android apps, the news isn’t a complete surprise, given Google’s long-running legal dispute with Java’s patron, Oracle.

According to TechCrunch, delegates were told: “We’re announcing that the next big step that we’re taking is that we’re going Kotlin-first,”

Chet Haase, chief advocate for Android, added: “We understand that not everybody is on Kotlin right now, but we believe that you should get there,” Haase said. “There may be valid reasons for you to still be using the C++ and Java programming languages and that’s totally fine. These are not going away.”

Explaining what that means in real terms, Google’s written announcement explains: “Many new Jetpack APIs and features will be offered first in Kotlin. If you’re starting a new project, you should write it in Kotlin; code written in Kotlin often mean much less code for you-less code to type, test, and maintain.”

The ‘Jetpack’ in question is Jetpack Compose, a new open source UI toolkit for Kotlin, which uses a reactive programming model, akin to React Native or Vue.js.

There are different components and plugins available for everything from Android Auto to Wear OS and all points in-between. There’s CameraX, which is specifically aimed at camera related developments – which could also come in useful for augmented reality (AR) projects. There’s also a range of security-focused plug-ins for enterprise development.

Kotlin now sits at number 4 in Stack Overflow’s list of programming languages preferred by developers, and powers development in over half of actively developed Android apps (says Google).

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