JAVASCRIPT, Simplified

JavaScript has been called the language of the web because every website you land on, there would be a use of this programing language in a meaningful way to make the web page interactive. Each website has tons of files included. Let us take a basic website as an instance.

Your website is going to serve up in the index.html page and a script.js page. Alright, so the index.html page is serving up HTML, the acronym for HyperText Markup Language to the browser. HTML is the framework of the page which tells the browser, the placement of various items and how to show in terms of initial data like the body, title paragraph, etc. but this HTML page has a lot of limitations because the data displayed would be static. Well, the HTML alone is fine and pretty to look at while providing people with information but do you know what could make it better? In the way, if you want to grab information from a server like a post on Instagram? The answer is JavaScript because HTML alone cannot get the task done. It does not have the power to feature content from another server. It is not built in that manner whereas JavaScript converts this static state into a dynamic one. JavaScript possesses the power to manipulate what is you are looking at on the website but being able to access the HTML’s DOM which is the Document Object Model which is the programmatic sort of data that tells JavaScript what is not only on the page where it is currently the page looks like but it gives access to change things on the page. This DOM information is available through an API whose abbreviation is Application Programming Interface. It is the opening to control some of the things on the HTML page.

JavaScript has loads of potential functions that can be used with it. You can potentially access Instagram programmatically. You can also access a server you are running where you can send in some information and it could reply to you with more information and the work to connect Instagram or any external data service that you need. It can do the work server-side and return it to JavaScript but JavaScript has that functionality in it to access web services process information. It is limited to your creativity of what you want to do with that. You can even create a video game.

Now we are aware that JavaScript is used to help make HTML pages dynamic but where else is it used. It is not limited to the browser there. There exist tons of JavaScript frameworks like BACKBONE.JS, VUE.JS, ANGULARJS, METEOR, etc. A JavaScript framework is a framework that helps people to build apps. It does a lot of ‘heavy lifting’ of an application. Each framework varies. Displaying different components of the app can be very monotonous. The frameworks could help you with that to take the boring element out of it.

Honestly, what would we do without JavaScript? Thanks a trillion, Brendan Eich! We are eternally grateful to you!

Who Should Use Cesium?

 

CesiumJS is the most recent and great technological discovery to happen in the mapping platform. It is a 3D geospatial platform making globes virtually. The idea is that of a web-based globe and map so that visualising data is easier. What makes Cesium stand out is its great performance, precise results, quality of visuals, use, supporting platform, and amazing content.   Cesium is also a one-stop place for 3D geospatial data. It handles optimisation, visualisation and also analytics. What makes the various geospatial data into content can be streamed and easily used in applications in a feature called 3D tiling. Cesium also works with Vue.js. This is because both Cesium and Vue js are based on JavaScript.

There is no exhaustive answer as to who all are using Cesium because it has proved to be so useful that all leading industries are readily adopting it. For example, the research institute of Toyota uses Cesium for understanding the road environment which is detected by their driverless vehicles. Likewise, Propeller employs Cesium site inspections. Thus, many industries have various uses out of Cesium.

Following are some of the exceptional features of Cesium.

3D From the Ground Up

The world that we live in itself is 3D. So, this is the context that has to be matched up when it comes to the virtual world. Thus, Cesium provides important spatial insights in the data.

Time Dynamic

It is always important to understand what is happening over a period of time. Cesium has a great time dynamic which is why it is used for construction sites, war zones or even for detecting climate changes.

Precise

The data that you procure from the real world has to be accurate. Otherwise, it can lead to manipulated results. In all these high-risk industries, like automobile, precision is the key. Cesium can make sure that the data is 100 percent accurate.

High Performance

In spite of 3D geospatial data being of huge size, Cesium handles it well while making sure not to lag on performance. It employs cloud computing, parallel programming, GPUs etc. all these work towards higher performance.

Customisable

Different industries have different needs with geospatial data. Cesium is built in such a way that it fits the needs of all developers. Everybody can have their own unique and customised experience.

Open Core

Cesium is built to be an open platform. They adopt any new technology and information they can benefit from. They also contribute and collaborate wherever it is required. Even though 3D geospatial data is readily available, it is not easily accessible. However, with developers like aTeamIndia, this is possible.

Bring Your Own Data

Cesium also lets you bring your own data. They can tile your data and stream it in any platform, be it cloud or private network.

Curated Data

The data is already curated in Cesium. There is a library in the application which can be used for the purpose. They also work with data partners for increasing their database.

Top Node.js Development Tips

 

aTeamIndia is always known to use the latest technologies. Thus, they are familiar with the newest features of Node.js and how to use them and the best practices to employ. Following are some of the tips to be kept in mind while using Node.js for development.

1: Use Async/await

Async/await was a big feature that came to Node.js. It completely overturned the way Async events were handled. Code bases are no longer mind-boggling. This new feature has helped in simplifying the whole process. At this point, to understand how to benefit the most from Node.js, more emphasis can be laid on previous Async programs.

2: Be Familiar with import and import()

ES modules are mostly used with Transpilers or @std/esm library. They have been supported ever since version 8.5 of Node.js. However, this was mostly experimental. There is still time for it to be ready for production. Developers can create a good foundation in this now and then, later on, follow up with the progress of the feature as and when they are updated.

3: Get Acquainted with HTTP/2

HTTP/2 comes without the flag now. This has two highlights, that is, server push and multiplexing for efficiently loading native modules in browsers. This is also something that will be adopted with many new libraries.

4: Use Prettier and Linter together

Prettier was very well received in 2017. It is a code formatter. Instead of the old school code style warnings, it formats the code style. However, there still will be errors which cannot be reformatted automatically. Therefore, it is advisable to use Prettier with Linter for projects.

5: Secure Your Node.js Applications

Securing applications is another important tip. There will be many security breaches and other vulnerabilities with not just Node.js applications but others as well. There are many platforms and tools that work well with Node.js specifications.

6: Embrace Microservices

Microservices come into use if you have trouble deploying projects that are big. There are two great options: Docker and Kubernetes. Docker provides containers which will have a filesystem that has runtime, system tools and libraries. Kubernetes is an open-source system which is for deployment and for managing applications that are containerised. It is also better to improve the existing code before delving into containers and orchestration. Thus, deployment is made easier. Initially deploying large applications used to be difficult. Microservices technologies are designed to handle these kinds of deployment.

7: Monitor Your Services

There are also tips for fixing issues even before they have a chance of being evident. They must be fixed before the users notice them. For this, there should be a good system of monitoring and alerting. This will help with the deployment of production. However, other specific tools must be used for handling complex microservice systems.

These are some of the tips that can be employed for getting the best out of Node.js. Adopting best practices will only enhance the quality of Node.js applications.

Spatial Data and Cesium

 

Spatial data coming to a web browser has never been easier. There are combinations of using applications for visualising spatial data. There are programming languages, frameworks and tools for executing spatial data visualisation. Out of these, the most popular tool that is used is JavaScript for both front-end and back-end development. AteamIndia employs Vue JS and Cesium combination for visualising spatial data. Vue JS as a framework is highly compatible with Cesium as they both share a common base.  There are also libraries like OpenLayers, Three.js and Babylon.js which are known for creating interactive maps as well as spatial data on maps. However, these are only fit for 2D data. Later on, 3D models supporting 3D data and maps became popular. In order to share these across programs and web, data standards were created. An example of this is CityGML. This is used particularly for sharing city models.

Cesium JS is now a very popular and widely adopted JavaScript library. It is the product of an open-source community. What makes it great is that it has enabled visualisation of 3D data possible on practically every device. However, it is not easily streamable. To make it easy, 3D tiles was developed. The geospatial data is huge and the tiles are an open specification that can stream all the 3D content like buildings, trees etc.

Even though a lot of organisations use CesiumJS and 3D tiles for the purpose of visualising 2D spatial data, in 2018, an additional mapping platform was introduced to complement this. This was the Cesium Ion platform. This is a platform that provides three options:

  • 3D tiling pipeline for streaming the data into any device effectively
  • Cesium Ion SDK for extending visualisations
  • 3D content-like imagery

In order to further modify the existing 3D tiling pipeline system, Cesium Ion introduced integration with FME data integration platform by Safe Software. This further made streaming easy and seamless. It’s a three-step process. The 3D data is first processed with FME. The uploading, tiling and streaming are dealt by Cesium.js. FME integration has many benefits. it helps to keep the web application up to date. This is because as and when there is a change in the underlying data, new visualisations will be created automatically. Thus, there is an automated system of workflow.

Those who use FME will have two format writers. One for writing the 3D tiles and the other for 3D point clouds. These make visualising with Cesium extremely easy. Safe Software also comes up with updated features of FME integration. The next one is this year, 2019, which will be a new Cesium Ion transformer. This new feature will extract the data from FME and process it into Cesium Ion creating a web visualisation with URL. This will be displayed right away in the browser. Cesium by itself and with the collaborations with other tools and frameworks have proved to be a great application for mapping spatial data. It is now widely used in all industries like sports, automobiles etc.

The Story of Evan You, the Father of Vue.js

 

Evan You is the man behind Vue.js which is one of the most popular frameworks existing today. Born and brought up in Wuxi, which is a small city in China, Evan did his schooling in Shanghai. So, he had to commute a considerable distance every day. Upon completing his high school in China, he went to the US for pursuing his higher studies and college. This is where his interest in computers began as computers were easily available there. Even then he did not get involved in programming that much. He was more interested in playing games. Back in high school, he loved playing Flash because of interactive storytelling experiences.

He was attracted to JavaScript because of how he can easily build things and share them with the world. It was as easy as getting the URL and sending it with a browser. This is also what attracted him to the web. At his job at Google, he got a lot of experience working with prototyping in the browser. It started with just an idea and they wanted a tangible result as soon as possible. At that time, some of the projects that they were involved with used Angular. What attracted Evan about Angular was its two unique features, data binding and dealing with DOM. But it also had many concepts which made it difficult and heavy to use. While considering this, Evan had the great idea of extracting only those concepts from Angular that he liked and making something lightweight. This is what ultimately led to Vue.JS.

Because he was fascinated by the internal implementation mechanism, he started replicating features as a way of experiment. For example, how a minimal feature set like data binding would work. Once he started working on it, the more he understood the potential it has. He then gave it a name. Once he made this in 2013, he was also inspired to share it with others so that they can also learn and benefit from it. Then in 2014, he released it as an actual project. He then put it out on GitHub and forwarded a link to Hacker News. This is where it rose to fame. It got voted to the front page.

A lot of people started using it and it became a big project in GitHub. What Evan mainly focused on was making it more accessible by reducing the price. He then tried out crowdfunding on Patreon. This idea worked because many of the Vue users were from the Laravel community. He then started off by charging it for a very reasonable and nominal amount of ten bucks per month. This again attracted a lot of traction. Thus, Vue js has now become one of the mostly used frameworks for creating user interfaces and single-page applications. It has inspired many developers all across the world. aTeamIndia has a team of passionate developers who were inspired by Evan and adopted his suggested best practices while using Vue js for their projects.

JavaScript Functionalities You Must Be Aware Of

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It is inevitable to know JavaScript  to have a successful and eventful career in the software industry. Lest you are aware of all the peculiar item sets in an array that can give you a quarter of the time to keep on pondering or else may surprise you in a jiffy!

The List of Peculiarities

  1. Familiarity with the core language

JavaScript is highly acclaimed to be one of the simplest scripting languages as compared to Python, which may surprise you. However, to our dismay, though, it is really simple to grasp, it is extremely vast and can make your brains fume out of anguish for the ever-popping exception that may come of nowhere. As we all know, Python has a standard set of libraries that can be directly employed on your code. It relaxes the programmer’s efforts. Though JavaScript falls short in this criterion, it can be highly regarded for its simplicity. It is highly robust, architecture neutral and platform independent.

  1. Know-how on Async code

Though it is easy to say one is well proficient in JavaScript, the asynchronous codes available can make you run for the campus lectures back again. Asynchronous codes have no time stringent conditions but are directly involved with system clock closely supervising your time complexity. Any jitters or delays will be scrutinised and most importantly, an exception arises making you have a time consuming check all over the code once more!

  1. Plays coy with at least one set of developer tools

Debugging and troubleshooting are the principle domains of development. A fantastic collaboration of developer tools for diagnosing errors and examining application code snippet exists in JavaScript. To energise your dev skills it is necessary to have clear cut information on Debugging tools.

  1. Proficiency with JavaScript functions

The core of the JavaScript language is laid on functions. It is necessary to utilise them fluently. That means understanding unction declaration, definition, its body, call and return values.

  1. Quirky with basic design tasks

Basic design tasks are a crucial necessity unless you would have to face professional limitations. This may be intriguing since designers need nothing much of coding skill and are a highly creativity demanding area. To be true, when you are a sole server-side developer, there arise certain stances where you would have to work for a designer and fit his space, or there will be situations where design specifications are not met with user requirements. Enhancing the visual appeal can also be highly encouraging and an interesting work to do which demands a creative outlook and can alleviate your left brain a twitch to think out of the box and bring something innovative and extraordinary that is truly yours and a product of your mind. Art and science is a beautiful merge that delivers wonders!

aTeamIndia hosts top JavaScript developers with awesome trade skills and can create marvel with trending JavaScript functionalities. aTeamIndians can sway the technological platforms with innovation and expertise.

We use IONIC for Hybrid App development. What do you USE?

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While developing apps and websites, aTeamIndia always keeps the needs of clients in mind. They only use the most adaptable technologies and software so that the clients can easily handle the apps on both the web and mobile platforms. This is why they prefer Ionic for app development. It brings many new creative and innovative features into the area of development. This has made applications more eye-catching and easy to navigate. This is also very much in accordance with the contemporary app development practices as cross-platform apps are the present trend and it is definitely staying for the future. aTeamIndia has one of the top Ionic teams in the region. Unlike most other companies, they are well versed in hybrid app development. Being the best Ionic developers, following are the benefits that you can avail if you use aTeamIndia’s Ionic development services.

  • Open Source Platforms

Open source platforms have always been considered better than traditional ones. Ionic is the only software that gives you an open source platform. This helps you get a sample of the technology you are intending to use. This will help you in making the right decision and choosing the best technology for your apps and websites. The community has many active developers willing to brainstorm and help fellow developers.

  • Beautiful Themes with Easy Customizations

Ionic has many new innovative and creative features. An example of this is the beautiful UDI designs. This helps the developer do work within it. It has inbuilt JS and CSS components that are widely used in mobile development. Even though the default theme itself is very beautiful, you are still given the option to customise your theme with pre-defined CSS elements. Moreover, they have a collection of free themes that can be further customised upon. Usually when it comes to mobile application development, it is difficult to have flexible customisation. However, that is not the case with Ionic.

  • Angular JS

Angular is the base upon which Ionic is based. Angular is already the most used and popular framework for creating applications. This increases the efficiency of Ionic two-fold. With Angular, you can make standardised mobile applications. However, with Ionic combined, you can create modern standardised applications with new features. Ionic adds on to the uses of Angular. Thus, they are co-dependent and supplement each other. Angular also makes it easy to apply the two-way data binding in ionic apps.

  • Cordova

Cordova is what makes Ionic unique. It is known for its 70 functional plugins. These can be used in the applications made with Angular and Ionic combined. With simple integration and configuration techniques, you can add more functions to the applications. It is also an easier alternative to the traditional advanced configuration.  They make customisation easy as well. The plugins themselves are customisable and is accessible to API integrations for many software of web development.

Thus, Ionic development by aTeamIndia is the best thing you can do for getting high-quality applications and websites.

CodeIgniter is Reliable

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CodeIgniter is the most reliable framework for both businesses and developers. It is the ideal framework to work with and the ideal framework for applications when we think from the perspective of businesses. CodeIgniter is the most commonly used PHP framework as it creates the most innovative ideas, be it e-commerce solutions, web sites or applications. It is the latest trend in the developer community because it is versatile to every project or digital problem that you might have made it the most reliable. It is advanced and has an enriching library for better web development yet it is surprisingly lightweight. It is also highly reliable for a start-up or a small business. Some of the most features that make it indispensable are as follows.

  • Simplicity

In spite of being advanced and comprehensive, it is very simple. Developers can easily get the hang of it and be adept at all the new libraries. This makes them good at integrating it into your website or application. It also comes with a bunch of resources like tutorials and guides so as to run you through the whole process. For a developer, it is a great base to work with. They can modify to fit the needs of specific projects or custom web development.

  • Security

Security is a major concern especially since it is an online platform. Data is very important and confidential. Their security features are strong and threat-proof. The website is secured with the help of features like cookie encryption and decryption.

  • Flexibility

E-commerce websites tend to be multi-functional. It is always better if the developer is not provided with strict coding rules. With CI, that is not the case. This is what makes it flexible compared to other PHP frameworks.

  • Installation Not Needed

It is ideal for all kinds of businesses because of the lack of installation, unlike other traditional frameworks. The files are automatically updated into the directory in order to enable the framework to start functioning. The configuration process is also made easier.

  • MVC Architecture

The data in this framework is structured with the help of MVC or the model view controller.

  • Model – represents the structure of the data
  • View – controls the display of user interface
  • Controller – manages all the requests

MVC has a way of connecting the back and front-end and keeps them separate at the same time. The code thus becomes simplified and easy to understand. It also accelerates the whole process.

  • Active Community Support

The CI community is another great perk. They all come together and help fellow developers. Any issue or doubt that you might have during the development process can easily be cleared with the help of this community of developers.

With all these features, CI helps developers to create high-class applications and websites. It drastically reduces the time period for development. However, not all companies can use CI effectively. aTeamIndia has a handpicked top CodeIgniter team to make your development process simpler and hassle-free. They have been ranked the best CodeIgniter developers by their clients. They have taken CodeIgniter development to a whole another level. They use CodeIgniter to create solutions to solve your digital problem once and for all.

Lambda and Why We Love It

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AWS Lambda is a name familiar to developers who want to adopt best and effective practices in the field of digital development. It is a serverless computing service, which is facilitated by Amazon. Since its inception, it has been used increasingly and is still a sought-after technology. The benefits of Lambda are many. Unlike the traditional method, running your code happens without having to manage any servers. They also have the great feature of automatic scaling. There are also several ways in which you can use AWS Lambda.

  • Can be incorporated in data pipelines
  • Can be made to respond to web requests
  • Can make emails and send them

It is very easy to run a code in AWS Lambda. It works efficiently irrespective of whether it is used in the cloud or during development that is local. Cloud computing with AWS comes at reasonable pricing because of its famous pay per use system. It saves a significant amount of money when compared to running the code on VMs or containers.

AWS or Amazon Web Services also gives you a wide range of languages to choose from. Unlike other technologies that specialise in only a few. Some of them are:

  • js
  • Python
  • Java
  • Go
  • C++
  • PowerShell

Each of these languages gives you a unique ability and functional style. When you consider the cost of development, there is more incentive to work on efficient code with AWS. The utilisation of each Lambda adds to the base price of the whole development process. Therefore, instead of wasting it on anything else, you can centralise all the resources on executing functions. Being serverless adds many more advantages especially from a developer’s perspective. Traditionally, you would have to spend a lot of time managing servers. This leads to losing time to work on the code.  Coding is what actually matters. It leads to a better product. Therefore, instead of wasting time on servers, AWS helps you to focus on coding. It is very accommodating. It is a multitalented tool that can be used in an endless number of applications. Yet another benefit is that it has no infrastructure. Usually, creating a robust infrastructure is very important and takes up a lot of the developer’s time. However, this is not necessary with Lambda. For example, while using Lambda, you will not have to incorporate a resource. Lambda is the only service that provides an online editing option. For many of the supported languages of Lambda, the interface itself has an online editor tool. With the web browser, you can code and edit. This also has another added advantage. You will not have to switch to a system. Editing and creating can be done solely with your mobile. Thus, AWS gives you a new deployment method. Thus with AWS Lambda, you are being given many new options and practices of development, unlike others. These are some of the reasons why AWS is preferred by web developers.

In spite of all these features, if not employed properly, you cannot take the full advantage of Lambda. For this, you have aTeamIndia. They are the top AWS Lambda developers. Their best AWS Lambda team adopt the best practices to use AWS so that you can take advantage of all its perks.

Why We Are Growing Fast

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aTeamIndia is the most sought after software development company not just in India but also the Maldives. They are shown an exemplary growth rate from a small team of developers into a great software development company. They have helped many multinational companies, businesses, and corporations like Blacksmith International, Rarehunt, Omega Learning, Shark Programming, etc. They specialize and have expertise in a wide variety of technologies like MEAN, AngularJS, LoopBack, Elm, React, AWS Lambda, Meteor, Serverless, Laravel, Vue.js, Node.js, and the list keeps on increasing.

What makes them stand out from thousands of other companies is how different and innovative their practices are when compared to the traditional programming companies. This is evident when we observe the development path. Usually, businesses look at the potential that a product can have in the market. They then indulge in market sizing and product analysis etc. This is not the case of aTeamIndia. They did not waste time on planning but invested it in their business logic. They started with software engineering and built upon that. Having an amazing team of talented developers also added to the growth of their company. They later developed on technologies that were most in demand, which was web engineering and mobile engineering. Then they worked on the solutions to the problems of their clients. Another feature is how they have been able to sustain their growth rate. There are many software companies providing the same services more or less as aTeamIndia in the market. However, there are certain factors that make them different or their services better that have attributed to their growth. The biggest of them is how aTeamIndia has been able to adapt to the changing needs of the digital world. In the world of web development, they have ventured into the fields of web design, content management system, custom web applications, e-commerce services, live telecasting, framework services, SEO, Web API services, etc. A website or web application is an integral component of contemporary business practices. These are especially in demand for e-commerce giants. aTeamIndia has understood this demand and has catered to the needs of many online commercial businesses.

Similarly, the demand for applications that are adaptable to different screens is also high. To this effect, aTeamIndia has incorporated advanced mobile development services not just for Android but also iOS.  They also have expertise in Windows Phone development, PhoneGap, jQuery, etc. As the need for websites that are mobile-ready grows, the demand for aTeamIndia will also grow because no other company provides these many mobile engineering services.

Another great feature of aTeamIndia is how they incorporate feedback into their services. They are open to feedback and suggestions from their clients and they work on it to improve their customer care services and other practices. Unlike traditional companies, they only use the appropriate technology for development. They look into the needs of their clients and choose the best practices for them. Their consistent performance and timely delivery beating German and American standards have added to their progress.