ChaiOne Insights: Mobile App Development (4)

Rise of Self-Destructing Media for Privacy and Security

4 minutes read

According to a survey conducted by Ponemon Research, 90% of companies surveyed had a network breach by hackers in the past year. With the rise of self-destructing media, enterprises are beginning to use apps similar to Burn Note to improve business practices. Could apps like Snapchat provide valuable suggestions for updating corporate data retention policies to provide greater security?

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What is QA? And How Does It Apply To Agile Development?

3 minutes read

Once an application is developed, we need to ensure that the application is responsive to changes. The application needs to perform a step beyond “what the customer asked for”; it needs to ensure complete customer satisfaction. So, how do we achieve this? The answer is Software Quality Assurance (SQA).

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How to Get Mobile App Development Requirements Right— The First Time

8 minutes read

In 1961, Alan Shepard piloted the mission into space. When reporters questioned him later on what he thought about as he waited for liftoff, he famously replied, “That every part of the ship was built by the lowest bidder.”

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Quick Tips For Developing Mobile Apps

8 minutes read

Mobile app development is blooming and many software developers are transitioning either temporarily or permanently from different software fields. Thanks to matured platforms like Xcode and Android Studio, the experience of native mobile development nowadays does not differ much aside from the new language you need to learn. There are even hybrid application platforms like PhoneGap or Sencha Touch that allow web developers to code in familiar languages. However, there are always tips that are...

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To RFP or not RFP: Introducing the 2016 Guide to Requirements for Mobile Apps

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Women Who Code: Rails Girls

3 minutes read

If you take a broad look at the software development community, you’ll find female developers scarce. Studies and polls average that approximately only 10%  are women programmers. That percentage also happens to be represented in my own workplace. If you’re wondering why the ratio is so low, the answer isn’t discrimination. Instead, I’d speculate that most women (especially young women) generally aren’t exposed to software development or encouraged to seek it as a career.

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Modeling a Tree of Data in Rails

4 minutes read

 

When writing web applications, the abstractions you use to model the data are very important. Most of the time a simple relational table structure will do the job you need without much of a problem but, there are times where you have to do certain programming tasks that need to relate to rows in its own table. The most common example of this type of problem is a threaded discussion, where you need to know all the children of a node or the parent of any particular node. Luckily, this is a...

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A Guide To Android App Development Tools

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Android Development Tools: A Brief History

As Android use has grown worldwide, more developers are choosing to build apps for the platform. Initially, preparing for Android development meant downloading Eclipse, the Android SDK, and the Android Development Tools plugin (ADT). It was up to the developer to properly configure the three components to work together. There were five or more versions of Eclipse to choose from and the emulator included in ADT was so slow it was nearly unusable. The...

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Helpful Tools for iOS Developers

9 minutes read

Imagine walking into the worksite for a new building.  You bring no tools and rely only on what was provided to you by your frugal contractor.  Within a short time and a looming deadline you’re required to put up the drywall, the electric wiring, plumbing and not to mention paint with the skeleton structure of the building already provided.

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