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Credits : Infoworld

 The very nature of programming is evolving faster than you might think, thanks to these powerful tools

A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.

Today, developers must work with teams spread across multiple continents where people speak different languages with different character sets and – this is the bad part – use different versions of the compiler. Some of the code is new, and some may be from decade-old libraries that may or may not come with source code. Building team spirit and slogging through the mess is only the beginning of what it means to be a programmer today.

The work involved in telling computers what to do is markedly different than it was even five years ago, and it’s quite possible that any Rip Van Winkle-like developer who slept through the past 10 years would be unable to function in the today’s computing world. Everything seems to be changing faster than ever.

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Deploying a new piece of software takes plenty of time, testing, and tenacity. Countless man-hours may go into some of the bigger software projects out there, involving dozens or hundreds of developers working together to produce a seamless piece of software. For smaller projects, the amount of complexity may be less – but the overall process is still the same. To ensure that a software project is successfully developed and deployed, certain efficiency factors should be considered. Today, we will review four tips that will help make the software development process far more efficient and smooth.
  1. Steer Clear of Burning Out

When it comes to smaller projects with a small number of developers, burning out is a serious risk that can jeopardize the entire process. Whether the developer(s) earned their bachelors or masters in software development online or at a physical campus, they don’t exactly teach most students how to avoid burnout. Ultimately, overworking yourself leads to dramatic reductions in efficiency, brainpower, and focus. This is where and how major mistakes in the development process can be made. To avoid this, try alternating tasks and taking regular breaks to shake up the monotony.

  1. Plan the Process Ahead

It’s all too common: we have a great idea, immediately dive into the work, and before we know it, we’ve spent copious amounts of energy on a project without a clear direction or purpose. Ultimately, planning each phase and aspect of software development is crucial to avoid wasted resources, backtracking, and failed endeavors. Finding oneself in front of the whiteboard should be the first step in planning any new software development project, as this will help ground the project and ensure that each step of the plan is properly documented and followed.

  1. Learn New Skills

There are very few software developers who can genuinely handle all aspects of software development. Most developers focus on one or two programming languages and primary areas of development, making their knowledge-sets vast but limited. Ultimately, it may be worth considering whether re-enrolling in a college or university for new skills is a way to further improve future project efficiency. With accredited software development institutions such as Maryville University providing a variety of classes that are fundamental to improving developers’ skill-sets, you don’t even necessarily have to leave the house or office to begin learning something new.

  1. Streamline Your Workplace

Whether you’re in an office or working from home, the environment in which you’re developing software can dramatically impact your overall efficiency. First and foremost, make sure that your direct workplace is clean and organized. Clutter can subconsciously distract our minds and lead us to focus on other unnecessary ideas. Next, be sure to “secure your bubble”: this means eliminating unnecessary noises and establishing boundaries for family and friends (if working from home) or co-workers. Finally, if possible, consider disconnecting from the internet entirely when developing. While not always possible, this will help eliminate those impulses to check social media or otherwise goof off while working.

Whether you decide to pursue additional MSSD online classes, establish clear workplace boundaries or plan ahead; there are numerous ways to make the software development process more efficient. Ultimately, tasks that require tons of work-hours can strain our physical and mental well-being. To compensate for the lack of efficiency this can cause, consider how these tips and others can help cancel out some of those losses.

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Credits : Betanews

 

Better PHP Development covers a collection of content, providing tools and techniques to make you a better developer.

If you’re just getting started with PHP (or perhaps you’ve been using it a while and have learned some bad habits), you’re in luck. Not only will it be harder to slip up and make mistakes, but content such as this — handpicked from the excellent SitePoint PHP channel — will help you get started the right way.

This collection comprises:

  • How PHP Executes — from Source Code to Render by Thomas Punt
  • Getting to Know and Love Xdebug by Bruno Škvorc
  • Localization Demystified: Php-Intl for Everyone by Younes Rafie
  • Event Sourcing in a Pinch by Christopher Pitt
  • Disco with Design Patterns: A Fresh Look at Dependency Injection by Reza Lavaryan
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Using Cronjobs by Reza Lavaryan
  • Event Loops in PHP by Christopher Pitt
  • PDO — the Right Way to Access Databases in PHP by Parham Doustdar
  • Vagrant: The Right Way to Start with PHP by Bruno Škvorc

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Most platforms offer a fast, simple and helpful approach to getting on the web, you may end up testing a couple. hence, you will most likely invest some time analysing for reviews or requesting individuals’ conclusions.

The limitations regularly come as not having the capacity to change the format, restricted shading themes and not having the capacity to exchange your outline should you have somewhere else. That’s a time that you may choose an option.

However, the exact opposite thing you need is to sit idle cleaving and changing when you’re occupied.

If you truly need a specially crafted site, you’ll need to disregard planning of basic setup website designer. In a change, if you are given an equitable amount of authority over the outline components of your site, it will never be full control.

Having a site created from rough idea could spare you heaps of disappointment over the long haul. Make a contract to hire developers and he will practice his programming mastery, for example, PHP, MSSQL, ASP and Javascript to make your website outstanding.

Contingent upon your necessities, it is recommended that PHP emerges as the best alternative for your website and below are a couple of reasons to know.

Special Benefits of PHP development

You must be curious to know about the advantages of PHP in case you are not doing coding.

You need to ensure that it can customise according to your website requirement.If your idea does not work using PHP platform then it is a critical data to know. A very talented web developer has the ability to dig further into the intricate details so you’ll precisely know what to expect.

For now, here are a few benefits:

Open source – This signifies it can be download and utilised with the expectation of complimentary so It won’t be included in the general cost of the expense charged by your developer. On the way to prompt saving.

Fast – It’s productive and works in most of the significant web browsers, either it may be Windows, Linux, MacOS and so on.

Embeddable – it can be implanted into HTML so in case having a moderately static site, employ PHP into the code to make it more powerful. This would empower you to abstain from starting without any preparation.

Trusted – It’s been more than 20 years, having a user base in the millions and an enormous help group. If there are any issues or bugs, it’ll get resolved rapidly.

Looking for an illustration or two of the likely outcomes of having your website using this coding language, then Facebook or WordPress are re two of the greatest illustrations you’ll ever see.

In general, while it is easy to utilise, secure, has quick loading rate and all the features you require, the website development method will get it going, without fail.

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Category: Software DevelopersCompany profile: IIH Global established in 2013 with its software development talent to make a mark in the domain of IT services. Gradually it went on developing and expanded its dimension with international clients, and have built a solid reputation. Being Uk based software development delivers advanced IT consulting services for organising the successful Software Development Process, over the globe. We assure tailor and craft solutions to fit client’s needs.

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It has become commonplace to hear multiple news stories about major technology companies and zero-day vulnerabilities in the products or services they provide.  What often seem to resurface from customers and the press are comments questioning a technology company’s commitment to software security assurance.  Software security assurance requires a development organization to create and apply a set of methods and processes that ensure that software functions as intended and does not include vulnerabilities, malicious code, or defects that can bring harm to the end user.  Software security assurance is arguably one of the most important and least understood areas of software development.

Everyone is looking for a culprit to blame for security vulnerabilities.  We have found the enemy and it is NOT us.   Instead, it is our – the industry’s – approach to the software security process that needs to be reassessed.  We need to approach the security challenge with fresh eyes and ideas. There are preemptive measures within our reach to help diminish threats; we can and should proactively pursue them.

I believe we are at a critical juncture in our technology and business timeline.  We need to take a broader view of the forces at play and accelerate focus on security among the stakeholders involved.  We at SAFECode, a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services, have developed the following three strategies — the Software Security Assurance Triangle — that are critical to implement to reduce security vulnerabilities.

1. Secure Software Development Must be a Holistic Process

It is widely understood that the organization that develops software for applications, products, or services has the responsibility to adopt a holistic secure development process to minimize the risk of vulnerabilities in the code they create. In the 15 years since Bill Gates issued his Trustworthy Computing memo, the focus of development organizations on preventing, detecting and promptly addressing vulnerabilities in their code has drastically improved. No responsible organization with a long history of developing software would ignore or hide critical vulnerabilities in their code. If vulnerabilities remain, they are the result of legacy design decisions, the complexity inherent in feature-rich products and services, or sophisticated exploitation of highly complex software architectures. When such vulnerabilities are reported, they are addressed with security updates in a prompt and effective manner. More importantly, such vulnerabilities provide feedback that is used to update software security processes, tools, and training and reduce the likelihood that similar vulnerabilities will occur in the organization’s software in the future.

We should be very clear: the existence of vulnerabilities in software results from the complexity of modern software. Most mature development organizations have made investments to address software security that have made attackers’ task of finding exploitable vulnerabilities much harder. That said, there are commitments and actions by stakeholders other than the development organization – summarized below – that can significantly contribute to improving the overall state of software security assurance.

2. Today’s Software Developer Needs Security Knowledge 

The market can be powerful but the software security problem cannot be fully addressed if we ignore its roots. The digital economy runs on software and needs more and more developers. Every year, hundreds of thousands of software developers join the workforce without even a basic knowledge of security. The burden of educating and training developers on software security is left to the development organizations that hire them. This is an important point because developers play a critical role in software security assurance; in today’s IT landscape this role has never been more imperative.

While development organizations can and should train their employees on company-specific tools and processes, a basic understanding of software security and the sources of vulnerabilities is as fundamental as other aspects of computing such as data structures.  You cannot become a structural engineer without being trained on fire safety for structural members, but you can earn a software engineering degree without being exposed to basic concepts of software security. Colleges, universities, coding boot camps and other developer training organizations must address the security education of software developers or the software security problem will persist for decades to come.

At SAFECode we have released a number of free resources including industry-developed white papers and online training to support developers’ efforts to create more secure software. But we would also like to cooperate with the software engineering education community to help integrate basic concepts of software security into all developers’ education.

3. The Technology Consumer Must Demand Security Assurance

We should not underestimate the power of the market. Technology consumers play a key role in driving vendors to adopt a holistic secure development process. They own the budget and have the power to pressure their vendors. However, to be effective and avoid diverting vendors’ efforts into producing compliance documents rather than secure software, it is critical that technology consumers assess their vendors using international standards or industry frameworks that focus on the actual application of rigorous secure development processes.

Technology consumers also have a responsibility for protecting their own systems. They must understand and manage the risk associated with their systems and the products they acquire, and they must operate and administer their systems securely; including, for example, installing security updates on a timely basis, changing default passwords, and holding their users accountable. And if they find that the products and services they are using make any of those tasks difficult or impossible, they should provide clear feedback to their suppliers.

Triangulating On The Triangle

Over the last 15 years, development organizations have made a great deal of progress in articulating and applying approaches to building secure products and services. While stakeholders must acknowledge that security vulnerabilities will never be completely eradicated, they should also understand that they can be significantly reduced in prevalence and severity if:

  1. Development organizations adopt a holistic secure development process
  2. Software developers are taught security as part of their software engineering education.
  3. Technology consumers insist that their vendors adopt a secure development process help

SAFECode provides resources for assisting all software security stakeholders in executing such a strategy: practices for development organizations, training modules for developers and an assessment framework for technology consumers.

I invite all development organizations, educational institutions and technology buyers to join SAFECode in continuing to advance the Software Security Assurance Triangle.  I look forward to your response and encourage you to provide your input and insights.

Steve Lipner, Executive Director, SAFECode 

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Credits : Indianceo

 

Despite being loaded with some great features Xamarin keeps a low profile when it comes to mobile app development. The framework has got a global acceptance by the  development community. It has over 1.4 million and growing base of developers who hail from 120 countries. Let’s take into account what makes Xamarin a great cross platform app development framework.

Native User Interfaces

Built with a native user control, Xamarin apps exhibit better accessibility and performance. Across all targeted platforms, be it iOS, Android or Windows Phone, users can dig deeper and deeper into the app features and functionalities and perform the act they want. So Xamarin makes your app engaging and intuitive and increases the conversion prospect.

Native API Access

Accessing an array of native API levels on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, Xamarin allows users to make the most of the capabilities of the device — such as sensors, touch inputs, — as well as that of the operating system’s. Furthermore, Xamarin makes it easier to harness the capabilities of Beacons and Android Fragments, the third-party products or services.

Native Performance

Gaming or media-intensive apps can be built with Xamarin. The built app can leverage the hardware acceleration capabilities (GPUs, or Graphic Processing Units) built with the device to let the gaming app perform at its best

More Types, Less Typing

Xamarin speeds up development, testing and delivery. Thanks to its innate C# Type Inference. So, skipping the manual coding, particularly those associated with cumbersome strings, developers can build their mobile app. It’s no surprise that less code will also cut the probability of programming errors.

Stronger Types, Smarter Tools

The System.Collections.Generic namespace comprises of interfaces and classes that define generic collections. This empowers users to create strongly typed collections with better type safety and performance than non-generic strongly typed collections.

Language-level Async

As we go more and more into the app-dominated economy, asynchronous programming becomes a must. It helps with building responsive apps, thereby enabling users to access the app across a range of networks with varying strength. Irrespective of the language preference – Objective-C, Swift or Java – developers can make use of callbacks and manual bookkeeping to make their app responsive.

First-Class Functions

The creation of delegates and expression tree becomes easier with C# in Xamarin owing the simplicity associated with the lambda expression. This is a breakthrough achievement as in Android and Objective-C it was either unavailable or too complex to use. This helps cross platform app developers to successfully meet the requirements of the clients building a feature-rich app.

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A Gartner Inc. analyst, noting a low number of mobile apps being created for the enterprise, indicated that frustration with native and hybrid app development may be causing a growth in mobile Web apps to meet demand.

For the second year in a row, Gartner has issued research that reflects anemic enterprise mobile app development, despite a supposed big demand for such apps in the face of a developer shortage that led CNNMoney to declare a mobile app developer had “the best job in America.”

“More than a quarter of enterprises globally have not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in the last 12 months,” Gartner said in a news release publicizing the for-pay report “Survey Analysis: The Mobile App Development Trends That Will Impact Your Enterprise in 2017”.

While Gartner said that number is surprisingly low, it corresponds to findings in a similar report issued last year that found lagging enterprise spending for mobile apps.

“Demand for mobile apps in the enterprise is growing, but the urgency to scale up mobile app development doesn’t yet appear to be a priority for most organizations,” said analyst Adrian Leow at the time. “This must change, particularly given employees often have the autonomy to choose the devices, apps and even the processes to complete a task. This places an increasing amount of pressure on IT to develop a larger variety of mobile apps in shorter time frames.”

Leow expressed similar sentiment about the company’s new research, using some of the same exact words.

“Application leaders must turn around this trend of stagnating budgeted spend on mobile app development, as employees increasingly have the autonomy to choose the devices, apps and even the processes with which to complete a task,” said Leow. “This will place an increasing amount of pressure on IT to develop a larger variety of mobile apps in shorter time frames.”

Surveyed organizations that have undertaken mobile app development have on average deployed eight mobile apps to date, Gartner said, which is about the same as last year. Also, while an average of 2.6 mobile apps are currently under development, a much larger average number of 6.2 apps are planned over the next year.

However, Leow said, a large percentage of those planned apps will be mobile Web apps, and he indicated native/hybrid development frustration may be the cause of that shift.

“It’s encouraging to see significant growth in the number of mobile apps that are planned, but most of this growth is in mobile Web apps as opposed to native or hybrid mobile apps,” said Leow. “This indicates that some enterprises may be frustrated with developing mobile apps and are instead refocusing on responsive websites to address their mobile needs.”

Other highlights of the survey as detailed in the news release include:

  • 52 percent of respondents have begun investigating, exploring or piloting the use of bots, chatbots or virtual assistants in mobile app development.
  • The primary barriers to mobile initiatives are resources related — lack of funds, worker hours and skills gaps.
  • 68 percent of organizations are expecting to increase spending for mobile apps.
  • The average proportion of the overall software budget for mobile app development is only 11 percent.

“Many IT teams will have significant backlogs of application work that need completing, which increases the risk of lines of business going around IT to get what they want sooner,” said Leow. “Development teams need to rethink their priorities and span of control over mobile app development or risk further erosion of IT budgets and the perceived value of IT development.”

The report’s findings probably don’t come as a surprise to Gartner, which in 2015 predicted that market demand for mobile app development services would grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations’ capacity to deliver them, by the end of 2017.

Gartner has previously advised organizations interested in speeding up the release of business-to-enterprise apps to:

  1. Prioritize your app development so you don’t sacrifice app quality and positive ROI when increasing app delivery speed. The mobile development team needs to formulate a process of mobile app prioritization that involves understanding the needs of business stakeholders and defining common criteria for evaluating mobile app projects.
  2. Adopt a bimodal IT approach to create an agile API layer. This will optimize mobile integration and simplify the process of connecting mobile apps to many different types of data sources.
  3. Encourage adoption of rapid mobile app development (RMAD) tools across the organization to increase the number of apps delivered, and select a small subset that corresponds to organizational needs.
  4. Adopt a mixed-sourcing approach for mobile app development, as some complex and specific app development activities may be more efficiently handled by an outsourced third party.

 

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Credits : Formtek

Credits : Formtek

 

The software development cycle is changing. The traditional cycle of software development ranged from tasks like requirements gathering, analysis, implementation, QA, build-fix-build iterations and then, finally, application deployment. From start to finish, software development typically took many months or even years. Those individual tasks aren’t going away, but the development cycle is changing.  It is shortening

Agile development, for one, has had a tremendous influence on the development cycle. The morphing of long development cycles into frequent loops of development and redeployment followed by feedback from customers, end users and other stakeholders has enabled more frequent updates and more targeted releases.

The packaging of software as apps that can access collections of microservices and as containers also means that it’s now possible to introduce updates more easily and frequently by swapping out newer versions of self-contained services.

But, above all, the cloud-first development philosophy has become a part of almost all new software is affecting how software is created.

Some of the reasons why software development is done more efficiently in the cloud include:

1. Typically software developers are already using the cloud for some part of their current process.
2. Software developers want to work with new technologies, most of which are cloud centric.
3. New software development tools, like for DevOps and Continuous Delivery, are based on cloud services.

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Credits : Bleepingcomputer

Credits : Bleepingcomputer

 

A Dutch web developer has created a rootkit that hides inside a PHP module and can be used to take over web servers via a rarely used attack vector: Apache modules.

According to a classic definition of a rootkit, this is a piece of code that works on the lowest levels of the operating system, intercepting kernel operations and injecting malicious actions.

Many of today’s rootkits work near the OS kernel and require a high-level of proficiency on the attacker’s side to get it to run without crashing the victim’s computer.

It’s this need for advanced C and C++ coding skills that drove Luke Paris, a Dutch web developer, to attempt to create a rootkit that interacts with the PHP interpreter, instead of the OS kernel.

“Learning how to use the Zend Engine (the framework the entire PHP language is built with) is a lot easier than learning how to write kernel modules, simply because the code base itself is smaller, better documented and a lot less complex,” Paris explains. “Even without good documentation or tutorials, I managed to learn the basics of writing a PHP module within a day. If I (a novice C developer) can do it, the bad guys definitely can.”

PHP rootkits have many advantages

According to Paris, using PHP modules to hide rootkits is actually a pretty clever idea. The developer details a series of advantages.

⋙ Poorly written PHP rootkits will not crash the OS, only causing segmentation faults that interrupt current server requests, allowing infections to go unnoticed for a longer time.
⋙ Very few developers check the hashes of their PHP modules, meaning it’s quite easy to trick devs into downloading a tainted PHP module or replacing PHP modules on hacked servers.
⋙ PHP rootkits only have to hook into one system process, while kernel rootkits have to hook into every single kernel call, reducing a machine’s performance.
⋙ PHP rootkits are cross-platform rootkits because PHP is a cross-platform project and PHP modules can be cross-compiled for different platforms.

Proof of concept code available on GitHub

Paris has created a proof-of-concept PHP rootkit which he open-sourced on GitHub. The test rootkit he developed hooks into the PHP server’s “hash” and “sha1” functions. The entire rootkit is 80 lines of code, and an attacker could easily hide it in legitimate modules.

To prevent attackers from easily weaponizing his code, the developer has defanged some of its parts, making compilation harder for people with no expertise in PHP modules.

Nevertheless, his test PHP rootkit shows a possible attack vector that server administrators need to take into consideration. To prevent such attacks, Paris has a series of recommendations for server owners.

“The most simple way of detecting whether or not any of your modules are malicious would be to keep a list of the module hashes after installing PHP,” Paris says. “Once you have a list of hashes, add a cron job that tries to hash all files in the extension directory and compares them to the current hash.”

To make everyone’s job easier, Paris even published a Python script that checks the SHA1 hashes of a user’s PHP modules.

Mitigate attack by scanning Apache module file hashes

“This is an interesting research project,” Scott Arciszewski, Chief Development Officer at Paragon Initiative Enterprise, told Bleeping Computer in an email today.

“I’ve seen .htaccess-based malware used in infected systems before, a PHP module or Apache module is certainly not out of the question,” Arciszewski added.

The expert, who is also the man behind Airship, a PHP CMS designed with improved security, says the only suggestion he’d make to Paris’ mitigation script is to use SHA256 hashes instead of SHA1.

His advice comes after Google researchers have broken the SHA1 hashing function earlier this year, creating two files with the same SHA1 hash. This would allow an attacker to add the PHP rootkit and then generate an Apache module with the same hash (at least in theory for now, has not been done before).

PHP rootkit gives attackers the persistence they always wanted

On hacked servers, most incident responders would not consider looking for malicious code inside PHP modules, as this is not a common place to hide malware, usually found in the source code of public websites, .htaccess files, or other files stored in the web server’s directories.

Paris’ PHP rootkit is the persistence tool that many attackers have always wanted, allowing them to remain at the lowest server level without getting detected.

It’s because of this increased level of persistence that Arciszewski recommends taking drastic options when dealing with servers suspected of being infected with malware, as there’s always a new attack vector around the corner, unknown to most server administrators.

“If you’re trying to clean up a compromised system, after the forensic investigation is complete, we always recommend building a new, clean environment and migrating the data over from a trusted backup for reasons like this,” the expert said.

Paris is not the first to play around with the idea of hiding malicious code in Apache modules. Back in 2015, London-based developer Christian Papathanasiou created a similar rootkit that he hid inside an Apache module.

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Credits : 9to5mac

 

Last night, a set of benchmarks emerged showing just how powerful Apple’s iPad Pro lineup has become, even beating the top-tier MacBook Pro in some instances. Apple continues to market the iPad Pro as a PC replacement, and with the improvements in iOS 11, it seems the device is as close to that as ever before.

Could/has the iPad Pro replace your laptop or desktop?

Apple’s iPad lineup has always been powerful, but recent improvements like the A10X processor and M10 coprocessor have given the device an extra boost in terms of power.

The problem many people have had with iPad Pro, however, is its software. Since its inception, the iPad has essentially run the same operating system as the iPhone, just scaled up for the larger screen. With more recent versions of iOS, though, Apple has started bringing more advanced features to the iPad’s version of iOS.

For instance, iOS 9 brought new multitasking features with split-view and slide-over window management. Meanwhile, iOS 11 brings a host of improvements, including system-wide drag and drop, a Files application for more advanced document management, and more. There’s also the new ProMotion 120Hz display technology, which lends itself to improved Apple Pencil support.

With the new software features and hardware power, it seems as if the iPad Pro is inching closer than ever to being a PC replacement. Something that continues to standout as a missing feature, however, is support for pro-level applications like Final Cut and Logic Pro.

For me, the iPad Pro is a crucial aspect of my workflow, acting as a second-screen for notes, handouts, and PowerPoint slides during homework and lectures. As for acting as a full PC replacement, the iPad Pro is close thanks to split-screen multitasking, but what prevents me from using it alone is the lack of a solid keyboard. While some excellent options exist from companies like Brydge and Logitech, I’ve yet to find one that can match a dedicated laptop keyboard, including Apple’s own Smart Keyboard.

Currently, I use the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but the new 10.5-inch model is certainly calling my name, much like it did for Ben. Given how heavily I use Apple Pencil for notes and annotations, the new ProMotion display technology seems like it would be a noticeable improvement for me.

We asked earlier this month if iOS 11 makes the iPad a more convincing laptop replacement, but now that we’ve seen just how powerful the new iPad Pro models are, especially when paired with the ProMotion display technology, things are a bit different.

What are your thoughts? Could/has the iPad Pro replace your PC? Let us know in the poll below and support your vote in the comments.

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