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1:9 Technology
A NEW KIND OF CREATIVE.
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The blockchain technology that was envisioned to disrupt the current business enterprises at a staggering rate has been witnessing some resistance from the business owners. It is because there are few bottlenecks that prevent blockchain from becoming the digital backbone of the organizations.  By overcoming these challenges developers can re-kindle their hopes on this technology once again. Let shed some light on those challenges.  Biggest barriers to blockchain adoption  ( Image: fao.org)  1) Scalability  Rising numbers of blockchain user, investors, tokens, and startups the blockchain is facing serious issues with scalability. Bitcoin blocks were originally hard-capped at 1MB or around 2,020 transactions, but in reality, the market demand is for infinite numbers. Besides, that bitcoin can handle only 3 or 4 transactions per second. For full-scale blockchain operations ( between consumer and business), it should be able to process hundreds or thousands of transactions per second. Even ethereum can only handle 15 transactions per second. One way to deal with this issue is to increase the block in the chain, but there is one more obstacle. It could become an expensive affair for blockchain users with more blocks and less transaction speed; the whole idea of decentralization would become meaningless.  2) Legal and compliance issue  Blockchain resides on a computer or nodes located anywhere in the world. It does not fall under any jurisdiction boundary; if there is any fraud, there is no one you can blame. Take bank example, if your cheque bounces, the bank is liable to answer you. It can even take action against the defaulter. Here there is no governing law and jurisdiction to determine the rights and obligations of the user.  3) Network speed and transaction cost  Network nodes store the UTXO database in RAM, and naturally, RAM is a limited resource. As the database grows, it becomes more expensive to maintain. Bitcoin can handle approximately 60 transactions per second, which is very less when compared to Visas 47000 transactions per second. In order to match Visa speed or any fiat currency, the transaction speed needs to be improved. To handle more users and more transactions, more nodes are required to process them. And maintaining and running those nodes are not cheaper. On top of that, transaction fees levied by miners could escalate with more users.  4) Immutable data  A blockchain is immutable. It means that we cannot correct the mistake if there is any. It can only be fixed by adding another block to the chain with the agreement of all the participants. It can be a time-consuming and expensive process. One cannot wholly deny human error while updating blockchain data, and the risk of wrong interpretation of data stays with Blockchain.  5) Lack of professionals  In the midst of the controversy about blockchain viability, a survey-report released by LinkedIn suggests that the blockchain is one of the top 10 most in-demand hard skills in 2020. But it is also true that blockchain positions remain unfilled as there is a shortage of qualified IT workers.  6) ICO (Initial Coin Offerings) investment  Though ICO is envisaged as a future investment, there is a lot of risks associated with it. Currently, it is unregulated. Investing in an ICO is risky whether you choose an Ethereum ICO or a Bitcoin ICO. Also, if some fraud or scam takes place, there is no authenticated regulatory body to conduct the investigations. Also, the existing regulations don’t cover blockchain smart contracts. It could inhibit investment in blockchain, which eventually prevents the rolling of blockchain technology in the real world at his full capacity.  7) Illegal Trading  If blockchain ensures secure transactions without relying on the third party, it also opens the gate for illegal trading. “Silk Route” is the best example of it. The website enables users to browse the site without being tracked and make illegal purchases in bitcoins. There are no defined rules in the system to prevent or monitor such unlawful trading.  8) Protecting IP ( Intellectual Property)  One area that shows the clear application of Blockchain is towards IP property ( Copyright) Currently, you can find owner names, registration dates, and titles in the Copyright Office online records. But not about what is actually registered without going to the Copyright Office. This could be solved by blockchain. Some countries’ jurisdictional courts are positive about the blockchain significance in protecting IP. However, it will take a long time for its full-fledged adoption in law. Also, due to slow ticking transaction processes in Blockchain, IP experts will still be required for legal matters and examinations. One of the major concerns with blockchain is copyright information that was entered incorrectly.  9) Smart contract limitations  In some scenarios defining smart-contract would be difficult. For example, to define rules to pay insurance to the farmers on the failure of crops owing to excess rain or drought. The smart contract would collect weather data and plant growth information, and based on that, they will pay out the insurance amount. The data in the smart contract are immutable, so the question is whether the data gathered would be accurate. Also, for highly populated countries, would it be feasible to pay a large number of farmers through blockchain.  10) Blockchain Interoperability  One might not charge Apple phone with a Samsung charger or vice versa because their chargers are designed for specific devices. Similarly, each blockchain provider has a specific language and rule that could work only for that particular platform or blockchain. Like Bitcoin cannot work in Ethereum or Ethereum cannot work in Ripple and so on. For consumers, the blockchain could add meaning if these blockchain starts talking with each other. The businesses that are residing on the different platforms can share all their documents or info easily without worrying about the platform’s building blocks.  11) Blockchain audit  Traditional audit methods use readily-available, historic data ledger, or audit trails. Blockchain environments are real-time and do not supply historic ledgers that allow for audit.
The blockchain technology that was envisioned to disrupt the current business enterprises at a staggering rate has been witnessing some resistance from the business owners. It is because there are few bottlenecks that prevent blockchain from becoming the digital backbone of the organizations.  By overcoming these challenges developers can re-kindle their hopes on this technology once again. Let shed some light on those challenges.  Biggest barriers to blockchain adoption  ( Image: fao.org)  1) Scalability  Rising numbers of blockchain user, investors, tokens, and startups the blockchain is facing serious issues with scalability. Bitcoin blocks were originally hard-capped at 1MB or around 2,020 transactions, but in reality, the market demand is for infinite numbers. Besides, that bitcoin can handle only 3 or 4 transactions per second. For full-scale blockchain operations ( between consumer and business), it should be able to process hundreds or thousands of transactions per second. Even ethereum can only handle 15 transactions per second. One way to deal with this issue is to increase the block in the chain, but there is one more obstacle. It could become an expensive affair for blockchain users with more blocks and less transaction speed; the whole idea of decentralization would become meaningless.  2) Legal and compliance issue  Blockchain resides on a computer or nodes located anywhere in the world. It does not fall under any jurisdiction boundary; if there is any fraud, there is no one you can blame. Take bank example, if your cheque bounces, the bank is liable to answer you. It can even take action against the defaulter. Here there is no governing law and jurisdiction to determine the rights and obligations of the user.  3) Network speed and transaction cost  Network nodes store the UTXO database in RAM, and naturally, RAM is a limited resource. As the database grows, it becomes more expensive to maintain. Bitcoin can handle approximately 60 transactions per second, which is very less when compared to Visas 47000 transactions per second. In order to match Visa speed or any fiat currency, the transaction speed needs to be improved. To handle more users and more transactions, more nodes are required to process them. And maintaining and running those nodes are not cheaper. On top of that, transaction fees levied by miners could escalate with more users.  4) Immutable data  A blockchain is immutable. It means that we cannot correct the mistake if there is any. It can only be fixed by adding another block to the chain with the agreement of all the participants. It can be a time-consuming and expensive process. One cannot wholly deny human error while updating blockchain data, and the risk of wrong interpretation of data stays with Blockchain.  5) Lack of professionals  In the midst of the controversy about blockchain viability, a survey-report released by LinkedIn suggests that the blockchain is one of the top 10 most in-demand hard skills in 2020. But it is also true that blockchain positions remain unfilled as there is a shortage of qualified IT workers.  6) ICO (Initial Coin Offerings) investment  Though ICO is envisaged as a future investment, there is a lot of risks associated with it. Currently, it is unregulated. Investing in an ICO is risky whether you choose an Ethereum ICO or a Bitcoin ICO. Also, if some fraud or scam takes place, there is no authenticated regulatory body to conduct the investigations. Also, the existing regulations don’t cover blockchain smart contracts. It could inhibit investment in blockchain, which eventually prevents the rolling of blockchain technology in the real world at his full capacity.  7) Illegal Trading  If blockchain ensures secure transactions without relying on the third party, it also opens the gate for illegal trading. “Silk Route” is the best example of it. The website enables users to browse the site without being tracked and make illegal purchases in bitcoins. There are no defined rules in the system to prevent or monitor such unlawful trading.  8) Protecting IP ( Intellectual Property)  One area that shows the clear application of Blockchain is towards IP property ( Copyright) Currently, you can find owner names, registration dates, and titles in the Copyright Office online records. But not about what is actually registered without going to the Copyright Office. This could be solved by blockchain. Some countries’ jurisdictional courts are positive about the blockchain significance in protecting IP. However, it will take a long time for its full-fledged adoption in law. Also, due to slow ticking transaction processes in Blockchain, IP experts will still be required for legal matters and examinations. One of the major concerns with blockchain is copyright information that was entered incorrectly.  9) Smart contract limitations  In some scenarios defining smart-contract would be difficult. For example, to define rules to pay insurance to the farmers on the failure of crops owing to excess rain or drought. The smart contract would collect weather data and plant growth information, and based on that, they will pay out the insurance amount. The data in the smart contract are immutable, so the question is whether the data gathered would be accurate. Also, for highly populated countries, would it be feasible to pay a large number of farmers through blockchain.  10) Blockchain Interoperability  One might not charge Apple phone with a Samsung charger or vice versa because their chargers are designed for specific devices. Similarly, each blockchain provider has a specific language and rule that could work only for that particular platform or blockchain. Like Bitcoin cannot work in Ethereum or Ethereum cannot work in Ripple and so on. For consumers, the blockchain could add meaning if these blockchain starts talking with each other. The businesses that are residing on the different platforms can share all their documents or info easily without worrying about the platform’s building blocks.  11) Blockchain audit  Traditional audit methods use readily-available, historic data ledger, or audit trails. Blockchain environments are real-time and do not supply historic ledgers that allow for audit.

The blockchain technology that was envisioned to disrupt the current business enterprises at a staggering rate has been witnessing some resistance from the business owners. It is because there are few bottlenecks that prevent blockchain from becoming the digital backbone of the organizations. 

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By overcoming these challenges developers can re-kindle their hopes on this technology once again. Let shed some light on those challenges. 

Biggest barriers to blockchain adoption 

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1) Scalability 

Rising numbers of blockchain user, investors, tokens, and startups the blockchain is facing serious issues with scalability. Bitcoin blocks were originally hard-capped at 1MB or around 2,020 transactions, but in reality, the market demand is for infinite numbers. Besides, that bitcoin can handle only 3 or 4 transactions per second. For full-scale blockchain operations ( between consumer and business), it should be able to process hundreds or thousands of transactions per second. Even ethereum can only handle 15 transactions per second. One way to deal with this issue is to increase the block in the chain, but there is one more obstacle. It could become an expensive affair for blockchain users with more blocks and less transaction speed; the whole idea of decentralization would become meaningless. 

2) Legal and compliance issue 

Blockchain resides on a computer or nodes located anywhere in the world. It does not fall under any jurisdiction boundary; if there is any fraud, there is no one you can blame. Take bank example, if your cheque bounces, the bank is liable to answer you. It can even take action against the defaulter. Here there is no governing law and jurisdiction to determine the rights and obligations of the user. 

3) Network speed and transaction cost 

Network nodes store the UTXO database in RAM, and naturally, RAM is a limited resource. As the database grows, it becomes more expensive to maintain. Bitcoin can handle approximately 60 transactions per second, which is very less when compared to Visas 47000 transactions per second. In order to match Visa speed or any fiat currency, the transaction speed needs to be improved. To handle more users and more transactions, more nodes are required to process them. And maintaining and running those nodes are not cheaper. On top of that, transaction fees levied by miners could escalate with more users. 

4) Immutable data 

A blockchain is immutable. It means that we cannot correct the mistake if there is any. It can only be fixed by adding another block to the chain with the agreement of all the participants. It can be a time-consuming and expensive process. One cannot wholly deny human error while updating blockchain data, and the risk of wrong interpretation of data stays with Blockchain. 

5) Lack of professionals 

In the midst of the controversy about blockchain viability, a survey-report released by LinkedIn suggests that the blockchain is one of the top 10 most in-demand hard skills in 2020. But it is also true that blockchain positions remain unfilled as there is a shortage of qualified IT workers. 

6) ICO (Initial Coin Offerings) investment 

Though ICO is envisaged as a future investment, there is a lot of risks associated with it. Currently, it is unregulated. Investing in an ICO is risky whether you choose an Ethereum ICO or a Bitcoin ICO. Also, if some fraud or scam takes place, there is no authenticated regulatory body to conduct the investigations. Also, the existing regulations don’t cover blockchain smart contracts. It could inhibit investment in blockchain, which eventually prevents the rolling of blockchain technology in the real world at his full capacity. 

7) Illegal Trading 

If blockchain ensures secure transactions without relying on the third party, it also opens the gate for illegal trading. “Silk Route” is the best example of it. The website enables users to browse the site without being tracked and make illegal purchases in bitcoins. There are no defined rules in the system to prevent or monitor such unlawful trading. 

8) Protecting IP ( Intellectual Property) 

One area that shows the clear application of Blockchain is towards IP property ( Copyright) Currently, you can find owner names, registration dates, and titles in the Copyright Office online records. But not about what is actually registered without going to the Copyright Office. This could be solved by blockchain. Some countries’ jurisdictional courts are positive about the blockchain significance in protecting IP. However, it will take a long time for its full-fledged adoption in law. Also, due to slow ticking transaction processes in Blockchain, IP experts will still be required for legal matters and examinations. One of the major concerns with blockchain is copyright information that was entered incorrectly. 

9) Smart contract limitations 

In some scenarios defining smart-contract would be difficult. For example, to define rules to pay insurance to the farmers on the failure of crops owing to excess rain or drought. The smart contract would collect weather data and plant growth information, and based on that, they will pay out the insurance amount. The data in the smart contract are immutable, so the question is whether the data gathered would be accurate. Also, for highly populated countries, would it be feasible to pay a large number of farmers through blockchain. 

10) Blockchain Interoperability 

One might not charge Apple phone with a Samsung charger or vice versa because their chargers are designed for specific devices. Similarly, each blockchain provider has a specific language and rule that could work only for that particular platform or blockchain. Like Bitcoin cannot work in Ethereum or Ethereum cannot work in Ripple and so on. For consumers, the blockchain could add meaning if these blockchain starts talking with each other. The businesses that are residing on the different platforms can share all their documents or info easily without worrying about the platform’s building blocks. 

11) Blockchain audit 

Traditional audit methods use readily-available, historic data ledger, or audit trails. Blockchain environments are real-time and do not supply historic ledgers that allow for audit.

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology. We live in an era where cybersecurity has become a crucial challenge for personal, corporate, and national security. Two of the most vital qualities of blockchain technology are: The applications that use blockchain technology eliminate the mediators thereby providing cheaper and more efficient processes. For instance, consider the digital payments and banking apps, where the operations take place directly between the sender and receiver. Blockchain technology is a very safe and secure technology in itself. The decentralized format of this technology and the cryptographic algorithms make it immune to attack. This ensures that Blockchain technology cannot be hacked easily. Why can Blockchain Technology not be hacked? There are various reasons which make blockchain technology immune to hackers. Let’s have a look at some of them below: Blockchain technology is an integrated network of different techniques combined to deliver applications and results. It is an open code technology that can be customized in distinct formats. The core of blockchain technology is a decentralized digital ledger of transactions, however its details keep on varying. These transactions are further verified in the best possible way for a particular blockchain application. “Hashing” technique is used at regular intervals. In this technique a multiple of verified transactions are cryptographically sealed together in a data ‘block.’ The hashing technique converts the data into a string of symbols of a defined length, which cannot be reversed back into the original data. This process makes the transactions immutable. New transactions are verified to find out the current holder of an asset. They are identified by the ‘stamp’ of each data block, which is required to verify the current holder of an asset in the prior history of the Blockchain. Assets are forwarded by authenticating the transaction history leading up to the present ownership. Transaction History: If the user wants to change the transaction history, they need to apply the reverse mechanism of the sealed block. In the blockchain ledger, once a block is released, you would be lead to a different hash output. This new hash would later be out of sync with the ‘stamps’ running through the remaining chain, warning the system, which would decline the resealed block. Verification Process: Blockchain transaction ledgers are also distributed on several ‘nodes,’ which are basically computers participating in a particular Blockchain application. There can be millions of nodes in the case of public Blockchains such as cryptocurrencies. If you want to make changes to a blockchain, at least 51% of the nodes that are participating should verify that change. This means that 51% of the new transactions should meet the verification criteria. After the verification is successful, it identifies the actual owners and enables them to edit it. Bitcoin: For Bitcoin, the sender must provide: Private Key: Signifies their ownership Public Key: Signifies the ‘address’ of the digital wallet the Bitcoin is held in. Conclusion: Is Blockchain Safe? Making changes to a blockchain is next to impossible once a transaction has been sealed into a block and added to the Blockchain. You would need to reverse engineer the hashed block and modify the transaction data over at least 51% of the copies of the ledger held on various nodes. This makes it practically impossible to ‘hack’ a Blockchain.
Blockchain is a revolutionary technology. We live in an era where cybersecurity has become a crucial challenge for personal, corporate, and national security. Two of the most vital qualities of blockchain technology are: The applications that use blockchain technology eliminate the mediators thereby providing cheaper and more efficient processes. For instance, consider the digital payments and banking apps, where the operations take place directly between the sender and receiver. Blockchain technology is a very safe and secure technology in itself. The decentralized format of this technology and the cryptographic algorithms make it immune to attack. This ensures that Blockchain technology cannot be hacked easily. Why can Blockchain Technology not be hacked? There are various reasons which make blockchain technology immune to hackers. Let’s have a look at some of them below: Blockchain technology is an integrated network of different techniques combined to deliver applications and results. It is an open code technology that can be customized in distinct formats. The core of blockchain technology is a decentralized digital ledger of transactions, however its details keep on varying. These transactions are further verified in the best possible way for a particular blockchain application. “Hashing” technique is used at regular intervals. In this technique a multiple of verified transactions are cryptographically sealed together in a data ‘block.’ The hashing technique converts the data into a string of symbols of a defined length, which cannot be reversed back into the original data. This process makes the transactions immutable. New transactions are verified to find out the current holder of an asset. They are identified by the ‘stamp’ of each data block, which is required to verify the current holder of an asset in the prior history of the Blockchain. Assets are forwarded by authenticating the transaction history leading up to the present ownership. Transaction History: If the user wants to change the transaction history, they need to apply the reverse mechanism of the sealed block. In the blockchain ledger, once a block is released, you would be lead to a different hash output. This new hash would later be out of sync with the ‘stamps’ running through the remaining chain, warning the system, which would decline the resealed block. Verification Process: Blockchain transaction ledgers are also distributed on several ‘nodes,’ which are basically computers participating in a particular Blockchain application. There can be millions of nodes in the case of public Blockchains such as cryptocurrencies. If you want to make changes to a blockchain, at least 51% of the nodes that are participating should verify that change. This means that 51% of the new transactions should meet the verification criteria. After the verification is successful, it identifies the actual owners and enables them to edit it. Bitcoin: For Bitcoin, the sender must provide: Private Key: Signifies their ownership Public Key: Signifies the ‘address’ of the digital wallet the Bitcoin is held in. Conclusion: Is Blockchain Safe? Making changes to a blockchain is next to impossible once a transaction has been sealed into a block and added to the Blockchain. You would need to reverse engineer the hashed block and modify the transaction data over at least 51% of the copies of the ledger held on various nodes. This makes it practically impossible to ‘hack’ a Blockchain.

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology. We live in an era where cybersecurity has become a crucial challenge for personal, corporate, and national security.

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Two of the most vital qualities of blockchain technology are:

  1. The applications that use blockchain technology eliminate the mediators thereby providing cheaper and more efficient processes. For instance, consider the digital payments and banking apps, where the operations take place directly between the sender and receiver.
  2. Blockchain technology is a very safe and secure technology in itself. The decentralized format of this technology and the cryptographic algorithms make it immune to attack. This ensures that Blockchain technology cannot be hacked easily.

Why can Blockchain Technology not be hacked?

There are various reasons which make blockchain technology immune to hackers. Let’s have a look at some of them below:

Blockchain technology is an integrated network of different techniques combined to deliver applications and results. It is an open code technology that can be customized in distinct formats. The core of blockchain technology is a decentralized digital ledger of transactions, however its details keep on varying. These transactions are further verified in the best possible way for a particular blockchain application.

  • “Hashing” technique is used at regular intervals. In this technique a multiple of verified transactions are cryptographically sealed together in a data ‘block.’
  • The hashing technique converts the data into a string of symbols of a defined length, which cannot be reversed back into the original data. This process makes the transactions immutable.
  • New transactions are verified to find out the current holder of an asset. They are identified by the ‘stamp’ of each data block, which is required to verify the current holder of an asset in the prior history of the Blockchain.
  • Assets are forwarded by authenticating the transaction history leading up to the present ownership.
  • Transaction History: If the user wants to change the transaction history, they need to apply the reverse mechanism of the sealed block. In the blockchain ledger, once a block is released, you would be lead to a different hash output. This new hash would later be out of sync with the ‘stamps’ running through the remaining chain, warning the system, which would decline the resealed block.
  • Verification Process: Blockchain transaction ledgers are also distributed on several ‘nodes,’ which are basically computers participating in a particular Blockchain application. There can be millions of nodes in the case of public Blockchains such as cryptocurrencies. If you want to make changes to a blockchain, at least 51% of the nodes that are participating should verify that change. This means that 51% of the new transactions should meet the verification criteria. After the verification is successful, it identifies the actual owners and enables them to edit it.
  • Bitcoin: For Bitcoin, the sender must provide:
  1. Private Key: Signifies their ownership
  2. Public Key: Signifies the ‘address’ of the digital wallet the Bitcoin is held in.

Conclusion: Is Blockchain Safe?

Making changes to a blockchain is next to impossible once a transaction has been sealed into a block and added to the Blockchain.

You would need to reverse engineer the hashed block and modify the transaction data over at least 51% of the copies of the ledger held on various nodes. This makes it practically impossible to ‘hack’ a Blockchain.

Trends in Software Development Technology The latest trend in software development is the use of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and AR/VR. So, here is a summary of the emerging technologies that the software developers cannot ignore. #1. Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence is gradually becoming a part of both mobile and web applications. AI offers the application capability to ‘learn’ from user interactions. Machine learning, and deep learning, combined with AI, help the app understand the user behavior and needs, and respond accordingly. AI is helping businesses segment customers based on their needs and preferences. Thus, AI is becoming a crucial part of app localization. Businesses are leveraging AI in developing personalized advertising campaigns. AI-empowered chatbots and virtual assistants are replacing humans in real-time customer support functions. It is making customer interactions faster, unbiased, and reliable. #2. Blockchain Blockchain makes business transactions secure, speedy, and transparent. With the use of blockchain, the contracts and financial transactions are becoming hassle-free by eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries. Blockchain is particularly helpful for businesses that are going global. The technology can help cross-country businesses store and retrieve data securely. Internationally operating businesses can benefit the most from the blockchain. This technology helps them maintain legal compliance rules digitally, and safeguard themselves against statutory and legal hassles of the different countries that they are operating in. Last but not least, blockchain is empowering businesses with its applications in digital marketing and advertising. #3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality The terms AR and VR, often used as substitutes, refer to the most sought after technology trends in modern apps. AR & VR are a boon for the growth of industrial sectors such as interior design, architecture, fashion, etc. As the businesses are increasingly becoming customer-centric, they have realized the need for showcasing their products or services directly at the customers’ location. AR helps users get a feeling of using the product while the product could actually be miles away. AR creates an overlay of the product such as furniture, jewelry, etc., on the environment of the user. For this, the customer just needs simple equipment like a mobile phone, and an AR enabled-app. On the contrary, virtual reality is most widely used in the gaming industry. It requires special headsets to enable the user to experience a real-life gaming environment. If you are interested in reading more about the applications of VR, here is an interesting article on VR applications for businesses. Future Trends in Software Development The trends in software development keep changing. Emerging technologies replace leading technologies with time. But, these three technologies, Blockchain, AI, VR, and AR, will continue to top the list of software development trends in 2020. So, this was about software technology trends! I will post a separate reply for the second part of the question, i.e., the programming language trends.
Trends in Software Development Technology The latest trend in software development is the use of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and AR/VR. So, here is a summary of the emerging technologies that the software developers cannot ignore. #1. Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence is gradually becoming a part of both mobile and web applications. AI offers the application capability to ‘learn’ from user interactions. Machine learning, and deep learning, combined with AI, help the app understand the user behavior and needs, and respond accordingly. AI is helping businesses segment customers based on their needs and preferences. Thus, AI is becoming a crucial part of app localization. Businesses are leveraging AI in developing personalized advertising campaigns. AI-empowered chatbots and virtual assistants are replacing humans in real-time customer support functions. It is making customer interactions faster, unbiased, and reliable. #2. Blockchain Blockchain makes business transactions secure, speedy, and transparent. With the use of blockchain, the contracts and financial transactions are becoming hassle-free by eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries. Blockchain is particularly helpful for businesses that are going global. The technology can help cross-country businesses store and retrieve data securely. Internationally operating businesses can benefit the most from the blockchain. This technology helps them maintain legal compliance rules digitally, and safeguard themselves against statutory and legal hassles of the different countries that they are operating in. Last but not least, blockchain is empowering businesses with its applications in digital marketing and advertising. #3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality The terms AR and VR, often used as substitutes, refer to the most sought after technology trends in modern apps. AR & VR are a boon for the growth of industrial sectors such as interior design, architecture, fashion, etc. As the businesses are increasingly becoming customer-centric, they have realized the need for showcasing their products or services directly at the customers’ location. AR helps users get a feeling of using the product while the product could actually be miles away. AR creates an overlay of the product such as furniture, jewelry, etc., on the environment of the user. For this, the customer just needs simple equipment like a mobile phone, and an AR enabled-app. On the contrary, virtual reality is most widely used in the gaming industry. It requires special headsets to enable the user to experience a real-life gaming environment. If you are interested in reading more about the applications of VR, here is an interesting article on VR applications for businesses. Future Trends in Software Development The trends in software development keep changing. Emerging technologies replace leading technologies with time. But, these three technologies, Blockchain, AI, VR, and AR, will continue to top the list of software development trends in 2020. So, this was about software technology trends! I will post a separate reply for the second part of the question, i.e., the programming language trends.

Trends in Software Development Technology

The latest trend in software development is the use of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and AR/VR.

So, here is a summary of the emerging technologies that the software developers cannot ignore.

#1. Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is gradually becoming a part of both mobile and web applications. AI offers the application capability to ‘learn’ from user interactions.

Machine learning, and deep learning, combined with AI, help the app understand the user behavior and needs, and respond accordingly.

AI is helping businesses segment customers based on their needs and preferences. Thus, AI is becoming a crucial part of app localization. Businesses are leveraging AI in developing personalized advertising campaigns.

AI-empowered chatbots and virtual assistants are replacing humans in real-time customer support functions. It is making customer interactions faster, unbiased, and reliable.

#2. Blockchain

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Blockchain makes business transactions secure, speedy, and transparent. With the use of blockchain, the contracts and financial transactions are becoming hassle-free by eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries.

Blockchain is particularly helpful for businesses that are going global. The technology can help cross-country businesses store and retrieve data securely.

Internationally operating businesses can benefit the most from the blockchain. This technology helps them maintain legal compliance rules digitally, and safeguard themselves against statutory and legal hassles of the different countries that they are operating in.

Last but not least, blockchain is empowering businesses with its applications in digital marketing and advertising.

#3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

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The terms AR and VR, often used as substitutes, refer to the most sought after technology trends in modern apps. AR & VR are a boon for the growth of industrial sectors such as interior design, architecture, fashion, etc.

As the businesses are increasingly becoming customer-centric, they have realized the need for showcasing their products or services directly at the customers’ location. AR helps users get a feeling of using the product while the product could actually be miles away.

AR creates an overlay of the product such as furniture, jewelry, etc., on the environment of the user. For this, the customer just needs simple equipment like a mobile phone, and an AR enabled-app.

On the contrary, virtual reality is most widely used in the gaming industry. It requires special headsets to enable the user to experience a real-life gaming environment. If you are interested in reading more about the applications of VR, here is an interesting article on VR applications for businesses.

Future Trends in Software Development

The trends in software development keep changing. Emerging technologies replace leading technologies with time.

But, these three technologies, Blockchain, AI, VR, and AR, will continue to top the list of software development trends in 2020.

So, this was about software technology trends! I will post a separate reply for the second part of the question, i.e., the programming language trends.

Blockchain technology is the digital, scattered, and decentralized storage of the most virtual currencies. This technology accustoms logging all transactions without the need for a financial intermediary such as a bank. In short, this technology is the latest means of transferring funds or information for logging. Let's have a look at some of the coolest applications of Blockchain Technology: 1. International Money Transfers The exchange of funds from one party to another is by far one of the coolest and the most logical applications of blockchain technology. Most of the transactions that took time to be processed earlier can now be settled within a matter of seconds leveraging this technology. 2. Supervise Supply Chains Another coolest application of blockchain is to monitor the supply chains of enterprises. With the help of this technology, businesses can focus on the problematic areas of their supply chain as well as locate items in real-time. Further, blockchain would also enable businesses to analyze the performance of their products from a quality-control perspective. 3. Retail Loyalty Reward Schemes Blockchain technology could revolutionize the online shopping experience by becoming the benchmark for loyalty rewards. This can be made possible by creating a token-based system that rewards its customers. A blockchain network could be used to store these tokens, which would be given in the form of incentives. These incentives could help your retail business to form a chain of consumers by ensuring their return to access the tokens. 4. Digital Authentications It has been observed that over 1 billion people across the world face identity challenges. Microsoft is taking steps to eradicate this issue by creating digital IDs within its Authenticator app, which would enable the users to control their digital identities. This is possible only with the help of blockchain technology. This technique would allow its users to get access to financial services or start their own business anywhere in the world. 5. Data Sharing Data Marketplace(beta version) is launched by Cryptocurrency IOTA. It addresses that blockchain can be utilized as a marketplace to share or sell unused data. Blockchain acts as an intermediator that stores and places the unused data of big enterprises to improvise a host of industries. 6. Online Voting Blockchain technology enables you to conduct voting through a digital process. This technology offers a safe and transparent digital voting process that allows the regulators to monitor if anything has changed on the network. Blockchain helps you to vote digitally by providing a secure, stable, and easily accessible system. 7. Real Estate One of the significant objectives of blockchain is to eliminate the use of paper since paper trails are often considered as a source of confusion. You need to do paperwork if you're buying or selling land, a house, or a car. Instead of managing this on paper, blockchain can store all your relevant information on its network. Blockchain technology also enables a transparent view of this transfer, which can give you a crystal-clear picture of your legal ownership. 8. Constant Data Backup Even though cloud storage systems are used for data safekeeping, blockchain might also be the perfect way to back up data. This technology is immune to hackers and infrastructure issues, which are usually faced while storing the data in cloud storage systems. 9. Maintaining Medical Records The medical sector has already been taking measures to replace paper records with digital ones for recordkeeping purposes. With the help of blockchain, technology turns out to be a safe and convenient aspect of storing patient records. Additionally, the patient, who possesses the key to access these digital records, would be in control of who gains access to that data. 10. Managing IoT Networks Internet of Things is a network of wirelessly connected devices that can send and receive data. A blockchain-based application could monitor all the IoT networks and determine the reliability of devices on a system. Additionally, blockchain technology can also keep track of devices such as smart cars or smartphones entering and leaving the network. Conclusion: Blockchain Technology is growing leaps and bounds, and it is assumed to be utilized in most of the fields. Money Transfer being the coolest application of blockchain technology, it can also provide aid in all the domains mentioned above.
Blockchain technology is the digital, scattered, and decentralized storage of the most virtual currencies. This technology accustoms logging all transactions without the need for a financial intermediary such as a bank. In short, this technology is the latest means of transferring funds or information for logging. Let's have a look at some of the coolest applications of Blockchain Technology: 1. International Money Transfers The exchange of funds from one party to another is by far one of the coolest and the most logical applications of blockchain technology. Most of the transactions that took time to be processed earlier can now be settled within a matter of seconds leveraging this technology. 2. Supervise Supply Chains Another coolest application of blockchain is to monitor the supply chains of enterprises. With the help of this technology, businesses can focus on the problematic areas of their supply chain as well as locate items in real-time. Further, blockchain would also enable businesses to analyze the performance of their products from a quality-control perspective. 3. Retail Loyalty Reward Schemes Blockchain technology could revolutionize the online shopping experience by becoming the benchmark for loyalty rewards. This can be made possible by creating a token-based system that rewards its customers. A blockchain network could be used to store these tokens, which would be given in the form of incentives. These incentives could help your retail business to form a chain of consumers by ensuring their return to access the tokens. 4. Digital Authentications It has been observed that over 1 billion people across the world face identity challenges. Microsoft is taking steps to eradicate this issue by creating digital IDs within its Authenticator app, which would enable the users to control their digital identities. This is possible only with the help of blockchain technology. This technique would allow its users to get access to financial services or start their own business anywhere in the world. 5. Data Sharing Data Marketplace(beta version) is launched by Cryptocurrency IOTA. It addresses that blockchain can be utilized as a marketplace to share or sell unused data. Blockchain acts as an intermediator that stores and places the unused data of big enterprises to improvise a host of industries. 6. Online Voting Blockchain technology enables you to conduct voting through a digital process. This technology offers a safe and transparent digital voting process that allows the regulators to monitor if anything has changed on the network. Blockchain helps you to vote digitally by providing a secure, stable, and easily accessible system. 7. Real Estate One of the significant objectives of blockchain is to eliminate the use of paper since paper trails are often considered as a source of confusion. You need to do paperwork if you're buying or selling land, a house, or a car. Instead of managing this on paper, blockchain can store all your relevant information on its network. Blockchain technology also enables a transparent view of this transfer, which can give you a crystal-clear picture of your legal ownership. 8. Constant Data Backup Even though cloud storage systems are used for data safekeeping, blockchain might also be the perfect way to back up data. This technology is immune to hackers and infrastructure issues, which are usually faced while storing the data in cloud storage systems. 9. Maintaining Medical Records The medical sector has already been taking measures to replace paper records with digital ones for recordkeeping purposes. With the help of blockchain, technology turns out to be a safe and convenient aspect of storing patient records. Additionally, the patient, who possesses the key to access these digital records, would be in control of who gains access to that data. 10. Managing IoT Networks Internet of Things is a network of wirelessly connected devices that can send and receive data. A blockchain-based application could monitor all the IoT networks and determine the reliability of devices on a system. Additionally, blockchain technology can also keep track of devices such as smart cars or smartphones entering and leaving the network. Conclusion: Blockchain Technology is growing leaps and bounds, and it is assumed to be utilized in most of the fields. Money Transfer being the coolest application of blockchain technology, it can also provide aid in all the domains mentioned above.

Blockchain technology is the digital, scattered, and decentralized storage of the most virtual currencies. This technology accustoms logging all transactions without the need for a financial intermediary such as a bank. In short, this technology is the latest means of transferring funds or information for logging.

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Let's have a look at some of the coolest applications of Blockchain Technology:

1. International Money Transfers

The exchange of funds from one party to another is by far one of the coolest and the most logical applications of blockchain technology. Most of the transactions that took time to be processed earlier can now be settled within a matter of seconds leveraging this technology.

2. Supervise Supply Chains

Another coolest application of blockchain is to monitor the supply chains of enterprises. With the help of this technology, businesses can focus on the problematic areas of their supply chain as well as locate items in real-time.

Further, blockchain would also enable businesses to analyze the performance of their products from a quality-control perspective.

3. Retail Loyalty Reward Schemes

Blockchain technology could revolutionize the online shopping experience by becoming the benchmark for loyalty rewards. This can be made possible by creating a token-based system that rewards its customers. A blockchain network could be used to store these tokens, which would be given in the form of incentives. These incentives could help your retail business to form a chain of consumers by ensuring their return to access the tokens.

4. Digital Authentications

It has been observed that over 1 billion people across the world face identity challenges. Microsoft is taking steps to eradicate this issue by creating digital IDs within its Authenticator app, which would enable the users to control their digital identities. This is possible only with the help of blockchain technology. This technique would allow its users to get access to financial services or start their own business anywhere in the world.

5. Data Sharing

Data Marketplace(beta version) is launched by Cryptocurrency IOTA. It addresses that blockchain can be utilized as a marketplace to share or sell unused data. Blockchain acts as an intermediator that stores and places the unused data of big enterprises to improvise a host of industries.

6. Online Voting

Blockchain technology enables you to conduct voting through a digital process. This technology offers a safe and transparent digital voting process that allows the regulators to monitor if anything has changed on the network. Blockchain helps you to vote digitally by providing a secure, stable, and easily accessible system.

7. Real Estate

One of the significant objectives of blockchain is to eliminate the use of paper since paper trails are often considered as a source of confusion. You need to do paperwork if you're buying or selling land, a house, or a car. Instead of managing this on paper, blockchain can store all your relevant information on its network. Blockchain technology also enables a transparent view of this transfer, which can give you a crystal-clear picture of your legal ownership.

8. Constant Data Backup

Even though cloud storage systems are used for data safekeeping, blockchain might also be the perfect way to back up data.

This technology is immune to hackers and infrastructure issues, which are usually faced while storing the data in cloud storage systems.

9. Maintaining Medical Records

The medical sector has already been taking measures to replace paper records with digital ones for recordkeeping purposes. With the help of blockchain, technology turns out to be a safe and convenient aspect of storing patient records. Additionally, the patient, who possesses the key to access these digital records, would be in control of who gains access to that data.

10. Managing IoT Networks

Internet of Things is a network of wirelessly connected devices that can send and receive data. A blockchain-based application could monitor all the IoT networks and determine the reliability of devices on a system. Additionally, blockchain technology can also keep track of devices such as smart cars or smartphones entering and leaving the network.

Conclusion: Blockchain Technology is growing leaps and bounds, and it is assumed to be utilized in most of the fields. Money Transfer being the coolest application of blockchain technology, it can also provide aid in all the domains mentioned above.

Not just well-established but startups have also planning to invest in the blockchain technology. Many people have this misperception that blockchain technology is only ideal for well-established organizations. But that is not the case. They are several good reasons for startups to invest in blockchain technology. Let’s discuss some reasons why a startup should use blockchain technology. Easy Access to Capital How to raise capital is one of the biggest challenges faced by startup organizations. The blockchain technology works as a life-saver for startup businesses to gain access to the capital and that too without any restrictions. It works in a way that gives the chance to organizations to raise funds for the idea only if digital currencies operate independently irrespective of geographic location. Transparent and Accountable One of the most important reasons why startups look to invest in blockchain technology is because of its accountable and transparent nature. All the transactions that are observed occur on a public ledger secured and encrypted and that too without even giving any authority to anyone to manipulate it. Since it is not possible for business owners to track each and every transaction, the blockchain technology allows them to validate the information. Supply Chain Verification When it comes to supply chain, blockchain technology helps startups immensely. The technology helps businesses to know about the vendor’s supplies. For example, if a product is not working, the business owner can know who was the original supplier using blockchain technology. Not just this, it can also help in attesting things like avoiding counterfeits parts and ethical sourcing. So, these are some of the few reasons why startup organizations look to invest their time and money in blockchain technology. However, there are more such things as identity protection and fully automated legal agreements offered by blockchain that allow startups to use this technology. Not just this, blockchain will also influence digital transformation in 2020. So, now you have plenty of reasons why being a business owner of a startup, you should look to go for blockchain technology.
Not just well-established but startups have also planning to invest in the blockchain technology. Many people have this misperception that blockchain technology is only ideal for well-established organizations. But that is not the case. They are several good reasons for startups to invest in blockchain technology. Let’s discuss some reasons why a startup should use blockchain technology. Easy Access to Capital How to raise capital is one of the biggest challenges faced by startup organizations. The blockchain technology works as a life-saver for startup businesses to gain access to the capital and that too without any restrictions. It works in a way that gives the chance to organizations to raise funds for the idea only if digital currencies operate independently irrespective of geographic location. Transparent and Accountable One of the most important reasons why startups look to invest in blockchain technology is because of its accountable and transparent nature. All the transactions that are observed occur on a public ledger secured and encrypted and that too without even giving any authority to anyone to manipulate it. Since it is not possible for business owners to track each and every transaction, the blockchain technology allows them to validate the information. Supply Chain Verification When it comes to supply chain, blockchain technology helps startups immensely. The technology helps businesses to know about the vendor’s supplies. For example, if a product is not working, the business owner can know who was the original supplier using blockchain technology. Not just this, it can also help in attesting things like avoiding counterfeits parts and ethical sourcing. So, these are some of the few reasons why startup organizations look to invest their time and money in blockchain technology. However, there are more such things as identity protection and fully automated legal agreements offered by blockchain that allow startups to use this technology. Not just this, blockchain will also influence digital transformation in 2020. So, now you have plenty of reasons why being a business owner of a startup, you should look to go for blockchain technology.

Not just well-established but startups have also planning to invest in the blockchain technology. Many people have this misperception that blockchain technology is only ideal for well-established organizations. But that is not the case. They are several good reasons for startups to invest in blockchain technology. Let’s discuss some reasons why a startup should use blockchain technology.

  • Easy Access to Capital

How to raise capital is one of the biggest challenges faced by startup organizations. The blockchain technology works as a life-saver for startup businesses to gain access to the capital and that too without any restrictions. It works in a way that gives the chance to organizations to raise funds for the idea only if digital currencies operate independently irrespective of geographic location.

  • Transparent and Accountable

One of the most important reasons why startups look to invest in blockchain technology is because of its accountable and transparent nature. All the transactions that are observed occur on a public ledger secured and encrypted and that too without even giving any authority to anyone to manipulate it. Since it is not possible for business owners to track each and every transaction, the blockchain technology allows them to validate the information.

  • Supply Chain Verification

When it comes to supply chain, blockchain technology helps startups immensely. The technology helps businesses to know about the vendor’s supplies. For example, if a product is not working, the business owner can know who was the original supplier using blockchain technology. Not just this, it can also help in attesting things like avoiding counterfeits parts and ethical sourcing.

So, these are some of the few reasons why startup organizations look to invest their time and money in blockchain technology. However, there are more such things as identity protection and fully automated legal agreements offered by blockchain that allow startups to use this technology. Not just this, blockchain will also influence digital transformation in 2020. So, now you have plenty of reasons why being a business owner of a startup, you should look to go for blockchain technology.

Offered by Microsoft, Power BI is a business analytics solution that enables business organizations visualize data and share key insights across the entire organization. Also, administrators can embed them in the application or website efficiently. Particularly, it connects to thousands of data sources and brings the data to activity with live and interactive dashboards and reports. It pulls data together and turns into intelligible insights using easy-to-process charts and graphs. Moreover, it connects to an array of data sources, right from basic Excel sheets to databases to cloud-based software solutions and on-premise applications. Hence, calling it a data connection technology is justified with this service of Power BI. Here, connecting with leading Microsoft partners can help enterprises draw maximum benefits out of this extensive business intelligence capability.
Offered by Microsoft, Power BI is a business analytics solution that enables business organizations visualize data and share key insights across the entire organization. Also, administrators can embed them in the application or website efficiently. Particularly, it connects to thousands of data sources and brings the data to activity with live and interactive dashboards and reports. It pulls data together and turns into intelligible insights using easy-to-process charts and graphs. Moreover, it connects to an array of data sources, right from basic Excel sheets to databases to cloud-based software solutions and on-premise applications. Hence, calling it a data connection technology is justified with this service of Power BI. Here, connecting with leading Microsoft partners can help enterprises draw maximum benefits out of this extensive business intelligence capability.

Offered by Microsoft, Power BI is a business analytics solution that enables business organizations visualize data and share key insights across the entire organization. Also, administrators can embed them in the application or website efficiently. Particularly, it connects to thousands of data sources and brings the data to activity with live and interactive dashboards and reports. It pulls data together and turns into intelligible insights using easy-to-process charts and graphs. Moreover, it connects to an array of data sources, right from basic Excel sheets to databases to cloud-based software solutions and on-premise applications.

Hence, calling it a data connection technology is justified with this service of Power BI. Here, connecting with leading Microsoft partners can help enterprises draw maximum benefits out of this extensive business intelligence capability.

A couple of days back, we had a group meeting to discuss how to meet the growing demands of apps without compromising the quality. The conclusion was that it all depends on how upcoming technology platforms assist developers in building mobile apps quickly.   I am not sure to what extent this will help, but developers at Openxcell brought up a few technologies on the table that caught attention and are worth a mention here.  The mobile app industry is growing at a rapid speed in the U.S. and abroad. The statistics suggest the mobile app development space will touch nearly $935 billion by 2023. This indicates that the business is going to be highly competitive, and companies have to outmaneuver their existing mobile app developing strategies. It also means mobile app developers have to brace themselves up for new technologies that improve the speed and quality of their mobile apps.  ( image source: Statista.com)  Upcoming technology platforms for quick mobile app development   Platforms to integrate IoT with mobile apps: IoT is a game-changer technology. It is impossible to think the modern-day mobile apps without IoT integration. To make developers’ life easier, some platforms allow them to integrate IoT applications without coding them. This platform provides tools and technologies that empower businesses to rapidly develop and deploy robust applications with augmented reality (AR) experiences. The developers are now equipped with sophisticated tools for future transition, and they know it has double-folded their efficiency in all respect.            Here is the list of such platforms/tools:                 => Ubidots                 => Azure IoT Suite                 => IBM Watson                 => Oracle IoT                 => ThingWorx                 => Xively   Alfasoftware: Alpha Software Corporation has filed a patent for its robust offline mobile app development and deployment capability. The software enables developers to build mobile apps that work offline, and they are as rich and powerful as traditional ones. With Alpha Software, developers can develop offline-capable apps and offline forms with virtually no incremental effort or cost. They have two platforms "Alpha Anywhere" and "Alpha TransForm". Both platforms help developers to build sophisticated web and mobile apps quickly, with exceptional performance and scalability. Such platforms provide the developer to overcome typical issues like the performance and development speed of the apps.  Prescriptive low code development platform: The speed in mobile app development is achieved by reusing the packaged functionality rather than building all functionality from scratch. The low code development platform gives that speed. Moving one step further, few software vendors developed a new approach called “prescriptive low code development”. In this approach, the re-usable code is woven into one integrated application. These components are re-usable and are individually supported (maintained). Unlike traditional mobile apps where developer invests a lot of time in managing APIs, the new approach of “prescriptive low code development” reduces the developer’s efforts.  APM Automation Tools: Application Performance Management (APM) provides visibility into app behavior, and delivers statistics. APM helps to improve the testing and quality assurance of an app. Developers can reduce app deployment time if they know the app’s issues in advance. The graph of these tools shows the exponential growth of APM automation tools in the coming years.  AMP Framework: The loading speed of a web-page is a critical aspect of any mobile app. AMP is an open-source HTML framework that provides a straightforward way to create web pages that are fast, smooth-loading and prioritize the user-experience.  Cross-platform tools: The cross-platform development tools like NativeScript, React Native, Flutter, Ionic Framework, Phonegap, and Xamarin are playing a crucial role in the rapid mobile application development. In the coming years, these platforms are expected to enhance their features further to mitigate the developer’s need for speed.  Microservices: It is not wrong to say that the future of rapid mobile app spans through microservices. Microservices enables developers to take ownership of the entire project development cycle, which eventually improves the application development and deployment speed. Microservices had just embarked on the journey in the mobile app development world, but the real potential is yet to be discovered.   Not just the points mentioned above, the programming language like Kotlin and Swift has a significant impact on quick mobile app development.  Since AR and Wearables are the new tenants in the house, the developers have to look for better solutions to integrate them smoothly into the apps. Maybe Facebook realized this early and decided to develop its own operating-system to decrease future dependence on the third-party platform.   Now, it is to see whether developers optimize their skills to the emerging platforms, or innovate new technologies to their flexibility - or maybe both.
A couple of days back, we had a group meeting to discuss how to meet the growing demands of apps without compromising the quality. The conclusion was that it all depends on how upcoming technology platforms assist developers in building mobile apps quickly.   I am not sure to what extent this will help, but developers at Openxcell brought up a few technologies on the table that caught attention and are worth a mention here.  The mobile app industry is growing at a rapid speed in the U.S. and abroad. The statistics suggest the mobile app development space will touch nearly $935 billion by 2023. This indicates that the business is going to be highly competitive, and companies have to outmaneuver their existing mobile app developing strategies. It also means mobile app developers have to brace themselves up for new technologies that improve the speed and quality of their mobile apps.  ( image source: Statista.com)  Upcoming technology platforms for quick mobile app development   Platforms to integrate IoT with mobile apps: IoT is a game-changer technology. It is impossible to think the modern-day mobile apps without IoT integration. To make developers’ life easier, some platforms allow them to integrate IoT applications without coding them. This platform provides tools and technologies that empower businesses to rapidly develop and deploy robust applications with augmented reality (AR) experiences. The developers are now equipped with sophisticated tools for future transition, and they know it has double-folded their efficiency in all respect.            Here is the list of such platforms/tools:                 => Ubidots                 => Azure IoT Suite                 => IBM Watson                 => Oracle IoT                 => ThingWorx                 => Xively   Alfasoftware: Alpha Software Corporation has filed a patent for its robust offline mobile app development and deployment capability. The software enables developers to build mobile apps that work offline, and they are as rich and powerful as traditional ones. With Alpha Software, developers can develop offline-capable apps and offline forms with virtually no incremental effort or cost. They have two platforms "Alpha Anywhere" and "Alpha TransForm". Both platforms help developers to build sophisticated web and mobile apps quickly, with exceptional performance and scalability. Such platforms provide the developer to overcome typical issues like the performance and development speed of the apps.  Prescriptive low code development platform: The speed in mobile app development is achieved by reusing the packaged functionality rather than building all functionality from scratch. The low code development platform gives that speed. Moving one step further, few software vendors developed a new approach called “prescriptive low code development”. In this approach, the re-usable code is woven into one integrated application. These components are re-usable and are individually supported (maintained). Unlike traditional mobile apps where developer invests a lot of time in managing APIs, the new approach of “prescriptive low code development” reduces the developer’s efforts.  APM Automation Tools: Application Performance Management (APM) provides visibility into app behavior, and delivers statistics. APM helps to improve the testing and quality assurance of an app. Developers can reduce app deployment time if they know the app’s issues in advance. The graph of these tools shows the exponential growth of APM automation tools in the coming years.  AMP Framework: The loading speed of a web-page is a critical aspect of any mobile app. AMP is an open-source HTML framework that provides a straightforward way to create web pages that are fast, smooth-loading and prioritize the user-experience.  Cross-platform tools: The cross-platform development tools like NativeScript, React Native, Flutter, Ionic Framework, Phonegap, and Xamarin are playing a crucial role in the rapid mobile application development. In the coming years, these platforms are expected to enhance their features further to mitigate the developer’s need for speed.  Microservices: It is not wrong to say that the future of rapid mobile app spans through microservices. Microservices enables developers to take ownership of the entire project development cycle, which eventually improves the application development and deployment speed. Microservices had just embarked on the journey in the mobile app development world, but the real potential is yet to be discovered.   Not just the points mentioned above, the programming language like Kotlin and Swift has a significant impact on quick mobile app development.  Since AR and Wearables are the new tenants in the house, the developers have to look for better solutions to integrate them smoothly into the apps. Maybe Facebook realized this early and decided to develop its own operating-system to decrease future dependence on the third-party platform.   Now, it is to see whether developers optimize their skills to the emerging platforms, or innovate new technologies to their flexibility - or maybe both.

A couple of days back, we had a group meeting to discuss how to meet the growing demands of apps without compromising the quality. The conclusion was that it all depends on how upcoming technology platforms assist developers in building mobile apps quickly.  

I am not sure to what extent this will help, but developers at Openxcell brought up a few technologies on the table that caught attention and are worth a mention here. 

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The mobile app industry is growing at a rapid speed in the U.S. and abroad. The statistics suggest the mobile app development space will touch nearly $935 billion by 2023. This indicates that the business is going to be highly competitive, and companies have to outmaneuver their existing mobile app developing strategies. It also means mobile app developers have to brace themselves up for new technologies that improve the speed and quality of their mobile apps. 

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Upcoming technology platforms for quick mobile app development  

  • Platforms to integrate IoT with mobile apps: IoT is a game-changer technology. It is impossible to think the modern-day mobile apps without IoT integration. To make developers’ life easier, some platforms allow them to integrate IoT applications without coding them. This platform provides tools and technologies that empower businesses to rapidly develop and deploy robust applications with augmented reality (AR) experiences. The developers are now equipped with sophisticated tools for future transition, and they know it has double-folded their efficiency in all respect.  

         Here is the list of such platforms/tools: 

               => Ubidots 

               => Azure IoT Suite 

               => IBM Watson 

               => Oracle IoT 

               => ThingWorx 

               => Xively  

  • Alfasoftware: Alpha Software Corporation has filed a patent for its robust offline mobile app development and deployment capability. The software enables developers to build mobile apps that work offline, and they are as rich and powerful as traditional ones. With Alpha Software, developers can develop offline-capable apps and offline forms with virtually no incremental effort or cost. They have two platforms "Alpha Anywhere" and "Alpha TransForm". Both platforms help developers to build sophisticated web and mobile apps quickly, with exceptional performance and scalability. Such platforms provide the developer to overcome typical issues like the performance and development speed of the apps. 
  • Prescriptive low code development platform: The speed in mobile app development is achieved by reusing the packaged functionality rather than building all functionality from scratch. The low code development platform gives that speed. Moving one step further, few software vendors developed a new approach called “prescriptive low code development”. In this approach, the re-usable code is woven into one integrated application. These components are re-usable and are individually supported (maintained). Unlike traditional mobile apps where developer invests a lot of time in managing APIs, the new approach of “prescriptive low code development” reduces the developer’s efforts. 
  • APM Automation Tools: Application Performance Management (APM) provides visibility into app behavior, and delivers statistics. APM helps to improve the testing and quality assurance of an app. Developers can reduce app deployment time if they know the app’s issues in advance. The graph of these tools shows the exponential growth of APM automation tools in the coming years. 
  • AMP Framework: The loading speed of a web-page is a critical aspect of any mobile app. AMP is an open-source HTML framework that provides a straightforward way to create web pages that are fast, smooth-loading and prioritize the user-experience. 
  • Cross-platform tools: The cross-platform development tools like NativeScript, React Native, Flutter, Ionic Framework, Phonegap, and Xamarin are playing a crucial role in the rapid mobile application development. In the coming years, these platforms are expected to enhance their features further to mitigate the developer’s need for speed. 
  • Microservices: It is not wrong to say that the future of rapid mobile app spans through microservices. Microservices enables developers to take ownership of the entire project development cycle, which eventually improves the application development and deployment speed. Microservices had just embarked on the journey in the mobile app development world, but the real potential is yet to be discovered.  

Not just the points mentioned above, the programming language like Kotlin and Swift has a significant impact on quick mobile app development. 

Since AR and Wearables are the new tenants in the house, the developers have to look for better solutions to integrate them smoothly into the apps. Maybe Facebook realized this early and decided to develop its own operating-system to decrease future dependence on the third-party platform.  

Now, it is to see whether developers optimize their skills to the emerging platforms, or innovate new technologies to their flexibility - or maybe both.

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Blockchain technology is the best-in-class technology to address the common pain-points of a start-up. Maybe that is one of the reasons startup entrepreneurs are so passionate about the blockchain technology. They have explored the technology capabilities in various sectors, including banking, capital markets, governance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals, among others. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer series of locked digital data repositories (the blocks). These blocks are linked together (the chain) and continuously checks each other for error. It is essentially a shared database filled with entries that must be confirmed and encrypted. It is designed to record transactions or digital interactions. It makes technology the most secure way to store sensitive information. Also, there are added advantages of blockchain that propel the momentum of the existing business operations. Decentralized Data protected against malicious attacks and technical failures Great transparency No middle man commission - reduced cost Why startup uses blockchain technology, Funding is a critical aspect of any startup. Blockchain opens the door for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which is usually restricted due to government policies and other regulations All the accounting and financial data can be made secure and accessible to all the authorized stakeholders of the company Business owners can have data from all the previous customer queries. By acting on these queries, customer support can become fast and efficient Startups can maintain a record of products that they use during their operation. It helps to trace the product during the entire operation and check whether they have any faulty or duplicate product in operation. Most people see blockchain technology as a cryptocurrency, but very few know that blockchain technology has far more applications than mere cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology is centralized around a token-based system, and based on it; new avenues are explored for its implementation. Here are the courageous few who have implemented blockchain technology for their start-ups. 1) StaTwig Technologies This India based company is focusing on transforming extended supply chain management in the food and life sciences sectors. They are the two sensitive areas were tracking the expiry of the product as well as fake products are essential. StaTwig’s blockchain cloud platform allows customers to monitor products in the extended supply chain. They can continuously track the product's health information in a tamper-proof data registry, provide permissioned access to the information on-demand, and prevent third-party interference to data or contracts. 2) Hedera Hashgraph Hedera Hashgraph is a public ledger- it means a secure, shared database that everyone can read from and write to. The public ledger is stored on the main nodes initially run by the Hedera Governing Council. “Acoer” developer of blockchain-enabled applications recently used Hedera Hashgraph technology to release updates on the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine. It helps healthcare and life sciences clients to easily track the progress and condition of the deadly virus or any crucial information related to epidemics. 3) Colendi High-interest rate of credit cards is a significant concern for all the users. Besides that, the customers having a good track record can only posses the credit card. To solve this issue, Colendi has a new micro-financing idea. It is a Fintech company that introduced a blockchain-based democratized credit scoring evaluation method. It offers instant credit with optimized rates and lets you enjoy financial freedom anywhere in the world. Colendi’s credit score provides a novel alternative for the current financial technology landscape. 4) ODEM ODEM is probably making the Blockchain worth. It is the world's first decentralized on-demand education marketplace. It enables professors and students to interact directly and participate in the exchange of education and learning, without the involvement of intermediaries or high-end institute. It means education becoming cheaper. 5) Authenteq Authenteq allows customers to verify their identity through any channel without compromising their privacy. A blockchain-based, self-owned & controlled digital ID. It is fully automated, and it works seamlessly throughout your mobile and desktop channels. 6) Photo Chain It is a decentralized stock photography platform built on the blockchain. The technology enables photographers to claim up to 95 percent of their potential earnings. The company's Digital Copyright Chain (DCC) solution ensures all copyrights and protections are in place. It helps to eliminate the copyright issues currently observed in the stock photography market. 7) Ship Chain This start-up wants to take logistics to a new level. They have integrated blockchain to track the entire freight process from start to finish. It allows for an efficient logistics process across the whole supply chain. Every shipment is federated & validated in transparent blockchain contracts. The business owners have complete control over who & how their data is queried. 8) Buzz Show Buzz shows incorporate blockchain technology to the music industry. It is a decentralized social video ecosystem with a full economic cycle and rewards for viewing, sharing, creating and curating videos. The most exciting thing about this platform is that it rewards viewers each time they watch something on Buzz show or invite friends. The blockchain technology is not just influencing the business regimes but also leaving their footprints to government affairs. Recently, leading South Korean politician Ahn Chul-soo announced that their new party would use a blockchain-powered platform for voting, accounting, and budgetary matters – in an effort to boost transparency.
Blockchain technology is the best-in-class technology to address the common pain-points of a start-up. Maybe that is one of the reasons startup entrepreneurs are so passionate about the blockchain technology. They have explored the technology capabilities in various sectors, including banking, capital markets, governance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals, among others. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer series of locked digital data repositories (the blocks). These blocks are linked together (the chain) and continuously checks each other for error. It is essentially a shared database filled with entries that must be confirmed and encrypted. It is designed to record transactions or digital interactions. It makes technology the most secure way to store sensitive information. Also, there are added advantages of blockchain that propel the momentum of the existing business operations. Decentralized Data protected against malicious attacks and technical failures Great transparency No middle man commission - reduced cost Why startup uses blockchain technology, Funding is a critical aspect of any startup. Blockchain opens the door for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which is usually restricted due to government policies and other regulations All the accounting and financial data can be made secure and accessible to all the authorized stakeholders of the company Business owners can have data from all the previous customer queries. By acting on these queries, customer support can become fast and efficient Startups can maintain a record of products that they use during their operation. It helps to trace the product during the entire operation and check whether they have any faulty or duplicate product in operation. Most people see blockchain technology as a cryptocurrency, but very few know that blockchain technology has far more applications than mere cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology is centralized around a token-based system, and based on it; new avenues are explored for its implementation. Here are the courageous few who have implemented blockchain technology for their start-ups. 1) StaTwig Technologies This India based company is focusing on transforming extended supply chain management in the food and life sciences sectors. They are the two sensitive areas were tracking the expiry of the product as well as fake products are essential. StaTwig’s blockchain cloud platform allows customers to monitor products in the extended supply chain. They can continuously track the product's health information in a tamper-proof data registry, provide permissioned access to the information on-demand, and prevent third-party interference to data or contracts. 2) Hedera Hashgraph Hedera Hashgraph is a public ledger- it means a secure, shared database that everyone can read from and write to. The public ledger is stored on the main nodes initially run by the Hedera Governing Council. “Acoer” developer of blockchain-enabled applications recently used Hedera Hashgraph technology to release updates on the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine. It helps healthcare and life sciences clients to easily track the progress and condition of the deadly virus or any crucial information related to epidemics. 3) Colendi High-interest rate of credit cards is a significant concern for all the users. Besides that, the customers having a good track record can only posses the credit card. To solve this issue, Colendi has a new micro-financing idea. It is a Fintech company that introduced a blockchain-based democratized credit scoring evaluation method. It offers instant credit with optimized rates and lets you enjoy financial freedom anywhere in the world. Colendi’s credit score provides a novel alternative for the current financial technology landscape. 4) ODEM ODEM is probably making the Blockchain worth. It is the world's first decentralized on-demand education marketplace. It enables professors and students to interact directly and participate in the exchange of education and learning, without the involvement of intermediaries or high-end institute. It means education becoming cheaper. 5) Authenteq Authenteq allows customers to verify their identity through any channel without compromising their privacy. A blockchain-based, self-owned & controlled digital ID. It is fully automated, and it works seamlessly throughout your mobile and desktop channels. 6) Photo Chain It is a decentralized stock photography platform built on the blockchain. The technology enables photographers to claim up to 95 percent of their potential earnings. The company's Digital Copyright Chain (DCC) solution ensures all copyrights and protections are in place. It helps to eliminate the copyright issues currently observed in the stock photography market. 7) Ship Chain This start-up wants to take logistics to a new level. They have integrated blockchain to track the entire freight process from start to finish. It allows for an efficient logistics process across the whole supply chain. Every shipment is federated & validated in transparent blockchain contracts. The business owners have complete control over who & how their data is queried. 8) Buzz Show Buzz shows incorporate blockchain technology to the music industry. It is a decentralized social video ecosystem with a full economic cycle and rewards for viewing, sharing, creating and curating videos. The most exciting thing about this platform is that it rewards viewers each time they watch something on Buzz show or invite friends. The blockchain technology is not just influencing the business regimes but also leaving their footprints to government affairs. Recently, leading South Korean politician Ahn Chul-soo announced that their new party would use a blockchain-powered platform for voting, accounting, and budgetary matters – in an effort to boost transparency.

Blockchain technology is the best-in-class technology to address the common pain-points of a start-up. Maybe that is one of the reasons startup entrepreneurs are so passionate about the blockchain technology.

They have explored the technology capabilities in various sectors, including banking, capital markets, governance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals, among others.

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Blockchain is a peer-to-peer series of locked digital data repositories (the blocks). These blocks are linked together (the chain) and continuously checks each other for error. It is essentially a shared database filled with entries that must be confirmed and encrypted. It is designed to record transactions or digital interactions. It makes technology the most secure way to store sensitive information.

Also, there are added advantages of blockchain that propel the momentum of the existing business operations.

  • Decentralized
  • Data protected against malicious attacks and technical failures
  • Great transparency
  • No middle man commission - reduced cost

Why startup uses blockchain technology,

  • Funding is a critical aspect of any startup. Blockchain opens the door for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which is usually restricted due to government policies and other regulations
  • All the accounting and financial data can be made secure and accessible to all the authorized stakeholders of the company
  • Business owners can have data from all the previous customer queries. By acting on these queries, customer support can become fast and efficient
  • Startups can maintain a record of products that they use during their operation. It helps to trace the product during the entire operation and check whether they have any faulty or duplicate product in operation.

Most people see blockchain technology as a cryptocurrency, but very few know that blockchain technology has far more applications than mere cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology is centralized around a token-based system, and based on it; new avenues are explored for its implementation.

Here are the courageous few who have implemented blockchain technology for their start-ups.

1) StaTwig Technologies

This India based company is focusing on transforming extended supply chain management in the food and life sciences sectors. They are the two sensitive areas were tracking the expiry of the product as well as fake products are essential. StaTwig’s blockchain cloud platform allows customers to monitor products in the extended supply chain. They can continuously track the product's health information in a tamper-proof data registry, provide permissioned access to the information on-demand, and prevent third-party interference to data or contracts.

2) Hedera Hashgraph

Hedera Hashgraph is a public ledger- it means a secure, shared database that everyone can read from and write to. The public ledger is stored on the main nodes initially run by the Hedera Governing Council. “Acoer” developer of blockchain-enabled applications recently used Hedera Hashgraph technology to release updates on the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine. It helps healthcare and life sciences clients to easily track the progress and condition of the deadly virus or any crucial information related to epidemics.

3) Colendi

High-interest rate of credit cards is a significant concern for all the users. Besides that, the customers having a good track record can only posses the credit card. To solve this issue, Colendi has a new micro-financing idea. It is a Fintech company that introduced a blockchain-based democratized credit scoring evaluation method. It offers instant credit with optimized rates and lets you enjoy financial freedom anywhere in the world. Colendi’s credit score provides a novel alternative for the current financial technology landscape.

4) ODEM

ODEM is probably making the Blockchain worth. It is the world's first decentralized on-demand education marketplace. It enables professors and students to interact directly and participate in the exchange of education and learning, without the involvement of intermediaries or high-end institute. It means education becoming cheaper.

5) Authenteq

Authenteq allows customers to verify their identity through any channel without compromising their privacy. A blockchain-based, self-owned & controlled digital ID. It is fully automated, and it works seamlessly throughout your mobile and desktop channels.

6) Photo Chain

It is a decentralized stock photography platform built on the blockchain. The technology enables photographers to claim up to 95 percent of their potential earnings. The company's Digital Copyright Chain (DCC) solution ensures all copyrights and protections are in place. It helps to eliminate the copyright issues currently observed in the stock photography market.

7) Ship Chain

This start-up wants to take logistics to a new level. They have integrated blockchain to track the entire freight process from start to finish. It allows for an efficient logistics process across the whole supply chain. Every shipment is federated & validated in transparent blockchain contracts. The business owners have complete control over who & how their data is queried.

8) Buzz Show

Buzz shows incorporate blockchain technology to the music industry. It is a decentralized social video ecosystem with a full economic cycle and rewards for viewing, sharing, creating and curating videos. The most exciting thing about this platform is that it rewards viewers each time they watch something on Buzz show or invite friends.

The blockchain technology is not just influencing the business regimes but also leaving their footprints to government affairs. Recently, leading South Korean politician Ahn Chul-soo announced that their new party would use a blockchain-powered platform for voting, accounting, and budgetary matters – in an effort to boost transparency.

It is true that nobody was prepared properly for the COVID-19 pandemic that hit almost every country in the world heavily by increasing the rate of premature mortality worldwide and affecting the lives of millions of people across the globe. Now, it can be stated fairly that the situation would be even worse if there were no technologies helping governments of different countries to respond to the situation quickly and mitigate the devastating effect of SARS-CoV-2. Let’s analyze how different countries are trying to combat the pandemic. China is reported to be the first country that had to respond to coronavirus without having much knowledge about its nature. One of the strictest quarantines that humanity has ever seen was introduced in China to reverse the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the country with overwhelming isolation measures. The Chinese government was using drones and other surveillance technologies to track the cases of noncompliance with the measures taken and avert mass infection. Moreover, China started to use thermal cameras and heat sensors to detect potential Coronavirus carriers and test them immediately before they can infect others. This practice was later adopted in other countries as soon as SARS-CoV-2 turned into a pandemic. European countries also rely on technologies heavily in their efforts to bring an end to SARS-CoV-2. For instance, local research institutes are actively using AI tools to predict the future spread of Coronavirus and find out what strategies should be implemented to slow down its progress. The USA, in turn, is currently trying to check the effectiveness of the approach allowing its citizens to take at-home tests by collecting their own samples and sending it to specialized labs. If this method proves its worth, these tests are going to be distributed in every American state with the help of special online services. Chatbots will help customers to define the necessity for the test and order it online. Indeed, COVID-19 has already hit the health systems of many countries severely, but the way it damaged the global economy is even more devastating. On the one hand, those companies who were lucky and wise enough to invest in digitalization are now able to reap the benefits of their smart decisions. On the other hand, those companies that refused to take vital technological changes can only blame themselves in this situation. However, they can still manage to cope with current difficulties by adopting online IT solutions. By going online, they can retain their customers and even attract new ones. Let it be developing a website, marketplace, mobile app or progressive web application, either of these solutions can save their business and avoid bankruptcy before the coronavirus pandemic will be controlled.
It is true that nobody was prepared properly for the COVID-19 pandemic that hit almost every country in the world heavily by increasing the rate of premature mortality worldwide and affecting the lives of millions of people across the globe. Now, it can be stated fairly that the situation would be even worse if there were no technologies helping governments of different countries to respond to the situation quickly and mitigate the devastating effect of SARS-CoV-2. Let’s analyze how different countries are trying to combat the pandemic. China is reported to be the first country that had to respond to coronavirus without having much knowledge about its nature. One of the strictest quarantines that humanity has ever seen was introduced in China to reverse the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the country with overwhelming isolation measures. The Chinese government was using drones and other surveillance technologies to track the cases of noncompliance with the measures taken and avert mass infection. Moreover, China started to use thermal cameras and heat sensors to detect potential Coronavirus carriers and test them immediately before they can infect others. This practice was later adopted in other countries as soon as SARS-CoV-2 turned into a pandemic. European countries also rely on technologies heavily in their efforts to bring an end to SARS-CoV-2. For instance, local research institutes are actively using AI tools to predict the future spread of Coronavirus and find out what strategies should be implemented to slow down its progress. The USA, in turn, is currently trying to check the effectiveness of the approach allowing its citizens to take at-home tests by collecting their own samples and sending it to specialized labs. If this method proves its worth, these tests are going to be distributed in every American state with the help of special online services. Chatbots will help customers to define the necessity for the test and order it online. Indeed, COVID-19 has already hit the health systems of many countries severely, but the way it damaged the global economy is even more devastating. On the one hand, those companies who were lucky and wise enough to invest in digitalization are now able to reap the benefits of their smart decisions. On the other hand, those companies that refused to take vital technological changes can only blame themselves in this situation. However, they can still manage to cope with current difficulties by adopting online IT solutions. By going online, they can retain their customers and even attract new ones. Let it be developing a website, marketplace, mobile app or progressive web application, either of these solutions can save their business and avoid bankruptcy before the coronavirus pandemic will be controlled.

It is true that nobody was prepared properly for the COVID-19 pandemic that hit almost every country in the world heavily by increasing the rate of premature mortality worldwide and affecting the lives of millions of people across the globe. Now, it can be stated fairly that the situation would be even worse if there were no technologies helping governments of different countries to respond to the situation quickly and mitigate the devastating effect of SARS-CoV-2. Let’s analyze how different countries are trying to combat the pandemic.

China is reported to be the first country that had to respond to coronavirus without having much knowledge about its nature. One of the strictest quarantines that humanity has ever seen was introduced in China to reverse the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the country with overwhelming isolation measures. The Chinese government was using drones and other surveillance technologies to track the cases of noncompliance with the measures taken and avert mass infection. Moreover, China started to use thermal cameras and heat sensors to detect potential Coronavirus carriers and test them immediately before they can infect others. This practice was later adopted in other countries as soon as SARS-CoV-2 turned into a pandemic.

European countries also rely on technologies heavily in their efforts to bring an end to SARS-CoV-2. For instance, local research institutes are actively using AI tools to predict the future spread of Coronavirus and find out what strategies should be implemented to slow down its progress.

The USA, in turn, is currently trying to check the effectiveness of the approach allowing its citizens to take at-home tests by collecting their own samples and sending it to specialized labs. If this method proves its worth, these tests are going to be distributed in every American state with the help of special online services. Chatbots will help customers to define the necessity for the test and order it online.

Indeed, COVID-19 has already hit the health systems of many countries severely, but the way it damaged the global economy is even more devastating. On the one hand, those companies who were lucky and wise enough to invest in digitalization are now able to reap the benefits of their smart decisions. On the other hand, those companies that refused to take vital technological changes can only blame themselves in this situation. However, they can still manage to cope with current difficulties by adopting online IT solutions. By going online, they can retain their customers and even attract new ones. Let it be developing a website, marketplace, mobile app or progressive web application, either of these solutions can save their business and avoid bankruptcy before the coronavirus pandemic will be controlled.

Cloud computing is the process of saving and accessing data over the internet. With this technology, it is not required to store the data on the hard disk of your personal computer, rather the data is stored on the server. Cloud computing is a next-generation technology and has multiple benefits. I am sharing some of the advantages of cloud computing:   Cost-Cutting  Saving expenditure costs is one of the most significant advantages of Cloud Computing technology. As this technology eliminates the physical hardware investments, you can save a lot on your substantial capital expenditure. Cloud Computing does not even require trained personnel to maintain its hardware. The cloud service provider is highly automated and efficiently buys and manages the required pieces of equipment.   Strategic Approach  Cloud computing offers a competitive and strategic edge over competitors. This technology provides aid in accessing the latest applications at any time without requiring to spend your time and money on installations.   Fast Speed  Cloud computing enables you to publicize your service quickly in fewer clicks. This rapid deployment also authorizes you to get the resources required for your system in less time.   Back-up and Restore Data  Once your data is saved in the Cloud, backup and recovery of data is possible in real-time.   Automatic Software Integration  In Cloud Computing, software integration is autonomous, which enables you to avoid extra efforts to customize and integrate your applications.   Credibility  Credibility and Reliability is one of the other most significant advantages of cloud computing. You can always get instant updates about the changes taking place in your system.   Mobility  Irrespective of your employee’s location; be it office premises or some remote location; each of them can easily access all the cloud services simply with an Internet connection.   Unlimited Storage Capacity  With the help of Cloud Computing technology, you can expand your storage capacity with very nominal monthly fees.   Robust Deployment  Fast and Rapid deployment is another advantage of Cloud Computing technology. Whenever you want to access the cloud, you can get your entire system in a fully functional manner in no time.   High Expandability  With the help of Cloud computing technology, you can supply your resources on a large scale without any human intervention.   Final Words:  All the points mentioned above clearly state the importance and advantages of cloud computing technology soon. Apart from the points mentioned above, on-demand self-service, resilient computing, fast virtualization, advanced online security, pay-per-use, web-based control & interfaces, and API access are some of the significant benefits of cloud computing technology.
Cloud computing is the process of saving and accessing data over the internet. With this technology, it is not required to store the data on the hard disk of your personal computer, rather the data is stored on the server. Cloud computing is a next-generation technology and has multiple benefits. I am sharing some of the advantages of cloud computing:   Cost-Cutting  Saving expenditure costs is one of the most significant advantages of Cloud Computing technology. As this technology eliminates the physical hardware investments, you can save a lot on your substantial capital expenditure. Cloud Computing does not even require trained personnel to maintain its hardware. The cloud service provider is highly automated and efficiently buys and manages the required pieces of equipment.   Strategic Approach  Cloud computing offers a competitive and strategic edge over competitors. This technology provides aid in accessing the latest applications at any time without requiring to spend your time and money on installations.   Fast Speed  Cloud computing enables you to publicize your service quickly in fewer clicks. This rapid deployment also authorizes you to get the resources required for your system in less time.   Back-up and Restore Data  Once your data is saved in the Cloud, backup and recovery of data is possible in real-time.   Automatic Software Integration  In Cloud Computing, software integration is autonomous, which enables you to avoid extra efforts to customize and integrate your applications.   Credibility  Credibility and Reliability is one of the other most significant advantages of cloud computing. You can always get instant updates about the changes taking place in your system.   Mobility  Irrespective of your employee’s location; be it office premises or some remote location; each of them can easily access all the cloud services simply with an Internet connection.   Unlimited Storage Capacity  With the help of Cloud Computing technology, you can expand your storage capacity with very nominal monthly fees.   Robust Deployment  Fast and Rapid deployment is another advantage of Cloud Computing technology. Whenever you want to access the cloud, you can get your entire system in a fully functional manner in no time.   High Expandability  With the help of Cloud computing technology, you can supply your resources on a large scale without any human intervention.   Final Words:  All the points mentioned above clearly state the importance and advantages of cloud computing technology soon. Apart from the points mentioned above, on-demand self-service, resilient computing, fast virtualization, advanced online security, pay-per-use, web-based control & interfaces, and API access are some of the significant benefits of cloud computing technology.

Cloud computing is the process of saving and accessing data over the internet. With this technology, it is not required to store the data on the hard disk of your personal computer, rather the data is stored on the server.

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Cloud computing is a next-generation technology and has multiple benefits. I am sharing some of the advantages of cloud computing:  

Cost-Cutting 

Saving expenditure costs is one of the most significant advantages of Cloud Computing technology. As this technology eliminates the physical hardware investments, you can save a lot on your substantial capital expenditure. Cloud Computing does not even require trained personnel to maintain its hardware. The cloud service provider is highly automated and efficiently buys and manages the required pieces of equipment.  

Strategic Approach 

Cloud computing offers a competitive and strategic edge over competitors. This technology provides aid in accessing the latest applications at any time without requiring to spend your time and money on installations.  

Fast Speed 

Cloud computing enables you to publicize your service quickly in fewer clicks. This rapid deployment also authorizes you to get the resources required for your system in less time.  

Back-up and Restore Data 

Once your data is saved in the Cloud, backup and recovery of data is possible in real-time.  

Automatic Software Integration 

In Cloud Computing, software integration is autonomous, which enables you to avoid extra efforts to customize and integrate your applications.  

Credibility 

Credibility and Reliability is one of the other most significant advantages of cloud computing. You can always get instant updates about the changes taking place in your system.  

Mobility 

Irrespective of your employee’s location; be it office premises or some remote location; each of them can easily access all the cloud services simply with an Internet connection.  

Unlimited Storage Capacity 

With the help of Cloud Computing technology, you can expand your storage capacity with very nominal monthly fees.  

Robust Deployment 

Fast and Rapid deployment is another advantage of Cloud Computing technology. Whenever you want to access the cloud, you can get your entire system in a fully functional manner in no time.  

High Expandability 

With the help of Cloud computing technology, you can supply your resources on a large scale without any human intervention.  

Final Words: 

All the points mentioned above clearly state the importance and advantages of cloud computing technology soon. Apart from the points mentioned above, on-demand self-service, resilient computing, fast virtualization, advanced online security, pay-per-use, web-based control & interfaces, and API access are some of the significant benefits of cloud computing technology.

The innate ability of software developers to craft their imagination into a ground-breaking product is impressive. It has influenced the lives of many on this planet. It would be interesting to know what’s next on their radar that could change the world progressively.  The blockchain is the latest thing to happen after Big data, cloud computing, autonomous vehicle, and IoT cemented their position in the IT realm.  Time and again, all these discoveries have been put through the litmus test and have come out successfully. The same is expected for blockchain, but this time the creator itself is the challenger asking, “What is the future of blockchain technology for a developer?”  The “decentralize” property of blockchain has kept it going strong so far, and software developers are optimistic that their future will have far brighter strokes on the Blockchain canvas.  Let’s see what aspects of blockchain make their belief so strong.  1) Protects against data theft  During software development, many of the data provided by the client are confidential. A breach in their data could leave them vulnerable. With blockchain technology, the client’s data can be securely stored, and the risk of data theft is reduced remarkably. It also reduces a lot of work for software developers that follow strict guidelines and processes to ensure everything is performed in a secure environment.  2) Integration of Devops Tools  DevOps is a set of software development practices that combine the development (dev) and operations (ops) parts of the software lifecycle. Devops concept came into existence for quicker development of software products. By integrating devops tools to the blockchain, the devops tools can further increase the speed of the software development, while blockchain can add more transparency to the development process. The blockchain network can be even used to buy devops tools through tokens.  3) Inbuilt software testing tools  Software testing tools are one of the expensive assets for the software industry. The software industry sees a great advantage of using blockchain, not just for software development but also for testing. Blockchain platform like Corda provides built-in testing tools to help the software testers. It does not only save cost and removes the dependency from third-party tools but also enhances the quick release of the software product.  4) No single point of failure  To make your website go live, you need to choose a hosting service. With blockchain, there will be no intermediary between your website and consumers. Everything is managed through blockchain, and issues related to hosting are resolved by itself. Unlike traditional web-app, your backend is supported by many servers; it means whenever there is a failure of a single node, it will be quickly replaced by others in the network. With blockchain, there will be no interruption while hosting the website.  5) Mobile app approval by Appstore  Currently, there are two Appstore which approves mobile apps for sale on their stores - Google’s play store and Apple store. The approval system is considered quite arbitrary and not convincing to the app developer. By using the blockchain model, the app approval process would become fair and better, as it would be performed through a transparent developer reputation system.  6) Secure your code  Writing, editing, and securing the software code is a cumbersome job. But if you have distributed databases like Blockchain, you can easily manage your code. In case you want to share the software code with someone else, then you can make it private and share it with whoever you want to edit it from or make changes.  7) Easy detection of bugs or loopholes  Since the software development project on the blockchain can be made open-source, the global developer community has their back. The bug or loopholes in the code is identified and fixed quickly.  Final Thoughts,  Industries like real estate, banking, education, security, healthcare, supply chain have started applying blockchain technology into their business. It means the developer’s scope in dapp development has widened.  Since the technology is replacing each other as quickly as the rippled waves, it is quite obvious the app developers have to keep a tap on its development skills and some of the technologies shaping the blockchain like Geth, Solidity, Solium, Solc, Truffle Framework, and Remix IDE.  However, being at the forefront of blockchain technology, the expert believes there is still room for improvement in the technology before the software programmers completely switch to the blockchain development environment.
The innate ability of software developers to craft their imagination into a ground-breaking product is impressive. It has influenced the lives of many on this planet. It would be interesting to know what’s next on their radar that could change the world progressively.  The blockchain is the latest thing to happen after Big data, cloud computing, autonomous vehicle, and IoT cemented their position in the IT realm.  Time and again, all these discoveries have been put through the litmus test and have come out successfully. The same is expected for blockchain, but this time the creator itself is the challenger asking, “What is the future of blockchain technology for a developer?”  The “decentralize” property of blockchain has kept it going strong so far, and software developers are optimistic that their future will have far brighter strokes on the Blockchain canvas.  Let’s see what aspects of blockchain make their belief so strong.  1) Protects against data theft  During software development, many of the data provided by the client are confidential. A breach in their data could leave them vulnerable. With blockchain technology, the client’s data can be securely stored, and the risk of data theft is reduced remarkably. It also reduces a lot of work for software developers that follow strict guidelines and processes to ensure everything is performed in a secure environment.  2) Integration of Devops Tools  DevOps is a set of software development practices that combine the development (dev) and operations (ops) parts of the software lifecycle. Devops concept came into existence for quicker development of software products. By integrating devops tools to the blockchain, the devops tools can further increase the speed of the software development, while blockchain can add more transparency to the development process. The blockchain network can be even used to buy devops tools through tokens.  3) Inbuilt software testing tools  Software testing tools are one of the expensive assets for the software industry. The software industry sees a great advantage of using blockchain, not just for software development but also for testing. Blockchain platform like Corda provides built-in testing tools to help the software testers. It does not only save cost and removes the dependency from third-party tools but also enhances the quick release of the software product.  4) No single point of failure  To make your website go live, you need to choose a hosting service. With blockchain, there will be no intermediary between your website and consumers. Everything is managed through blockchain, and issues related to hosting are resolved by itself. Unlike traditional web-app, your backend is supported by many servers; it means whenever there is a failure of a single node, it will be quickly replaced by others in the network. With blockchain, there will be no interruption while hosting the website.  5) Mobile app approval by Appstore  Currently, there are two Appstore which approves mobile apps for sale on their stores - Google’s play store and Apple store. The approval system is considered quite arbitrary and not convincing to the app developer. By using the blockchain model, the app approval process would become fair and better, as it would be performed through a transparent developer reputation system.  6) Secure your code  Writing, editing, and securing the software code is a cumbersome job. But if you have distributed databases like Blockchain, you can easily manage your code. In case you want to share the software code with someone else, then you can make it private and share it with whoever you want to edit it from or make changes.  7) Easy detection of bugs or loopholes  Since the software development project on the blockchain can be made open-source, the global developer community has their back. The bug or loopholes in the code is identified and fixed quickly.  Final Thoughts,  Industries like real estate, banking, education, security, healthcare, supply chain have started applying blockchain technology into their business. It means the developer’s scope in dapp development has widened.  Since the technology is replacing each other as quickly as the rippled waves, it is quite obvious the app developers have to keep a tap on its development skills and some of the technologies shaping the blockchain like Geth, Solidity, Solium, Solc, Truffle Framework, and Remix IDE.  However, being at the forefront of blockchain technology, the expert believes there is still room for improvement in the technology before the software programmers completely switch to the blockchain development environment.

The innate ability of software developers to craft their imagination into a ground-breaking product is impressive. It has influenced the lives of many on this planet. It would be interesting to know what’s next on their radar that could change the world progressively. 

The blockchain is the latest thing to happen after Big data, cloud computing, autonomous vehicle, and IoT cemented their position in the IT realm. 

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Time and again, all these discoveries have been put through the litmus test and have come out successfully. The same is expected for blockchain, but this time the creator itself is the challenger asking, “What is the future of blockchain technology for a developer?” 

The “decentralize” property of blockchain has kept it going strong so far, and software developers are optimistic that their future will have far brighter strokes on the Blockchain canvas. 

Let’s see what aspects of blockchain make their belief so strong. 

1) Protects against data theft 

During software development, many of the data provided by the client are confidential. A breach in their data could leave them vulnerable. With blockchain technology, the client’s data can be securely stored, and the risk of data theft is reduced remarkably. It also reduces a lot of work for software developers that follow strict guidelines and processes to ensure everything is performed in a secure environment. 

2) Integration of Devops Tools 

DevOps is a set of software development practices that combine the development (dev) and operations (ops) parts of the software lifecycle. Devops concept came into existence for quicker development of software products. By integrating devops tools to the blockchain, the devops tools can further increase the speed of the software development, while blockchain can add more transparency to the development process. The blockchain network can be even used to buy devops tools through tokens. 

3) Inbuilt software testing tools 

Software testing tools are one of the expensive assets for the software industry. The software industry sees a great advantage of using blockchain, not just for software development but also for testing. Blockchain platform like Corda provides built-in testing tools to help the software testers. It does not only save cost and removes the dependency from third-party tools but also enhances the quick release of the software product. 

4) No single point of failure 

To make your website go live, you need to choose a hosting service. With blockchain, there will be no intermediary between your website and consumers. Everything is managed through blockchain, and issues related to hosting are resolved by itself. Unlike traditional web-app, your backend is supported by many servers; it means whenever there is a failure of a single node, it will be quickly replaced by others in the network. With blockchain, there will be no interruption while hosting the website. 

5) Mobile app approval by Appstore 

Currently, there are two Appstore which approves mobile apps for sale on their stores - Google’s play store and Apple store. The approval system is considered quite arbitrary and not convincing to the app developer. By using the blockchain model, the app approval process would become fair and better, as it would be performed through a transparent developer reputation system. 

6) Secure your code 

Writing, editing, and securing the software code is a cumbersome job. But if you have distributed databases like Blockchain, you can easily manage your code. In case you want to share the software code with someone else, then you can make it private and share it with whoever you want to edit it from or make changes. 

7) Easy detection of bugs or loopholes 

Since the software development project on the blockchain can be made open-source, the global developer community has their back. The bug or loopholes in the code is identified and fixed quickly. 

Final Thoughts

Industries like real estate, banking, education, security, healthcare, supply chain have started applying blockchain technology into their business. It means the developer’s scope in dapp development has widened. 

Since the technology is replacing each other as quickly as the rippled waves, it is quite obvious the app developers have to keep a tap on its development skills and some of the technologies shaping the blockchain like Geth, Solidity, Solium, Solc, Truffle Framework, and Remix IDE

However, being at the forefront of blockchain technology, the expert believes there is still room for improvement in the technology before the software programmers completely switch to the blockchain development environment.

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