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Why is Xamarin the Leading Cross-Platform Development Tool?

There has been a lot of buzz around Xamarin over the last couple of years, and for good reason. Cross-platform development tools, like Xamarin, make it possible for developers to write native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows devices with only one set of code. This ease of use has made cross-platform development increasingly popular as it saves developers time and, in turn, saves businesses money. Xamarin has consistently been one of the leading players in cross-platform mobile development over the last few years. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons for Xamarin’s rise.

On-Premise vs. Cloud EDI Integration Tools

Are you looking into creating new EDI integrations or upgrading your current EDI platform? One of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether to use an on-premise or a cloud integration platform. Whether this is a new decision for you and your business or you’re already using an on-premise, server setup and think you might want to modernize your integrations to the cloud, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of each option, so you can make an informed choice for your organization.

What Gives Software the Ability to Stand the Test of Time?

For a recent project, I found myself working on a piece of software that is twenty years old. Everything about it felt old. The language was old. The development tools were old. The framework was old. At times my work felt like I was doing software archaeology. In other ways, the software felt like it was something that could have been written much more recently.

A Quick Summary of GDPR Compliance Requirements

There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding the European Union’s new GDPR law. If you’ve been left wondering what this new law means and if it even applies to your business, we’re here to help shed light on the subject. While technically the GDPR went into effect at the end of May 2018, an estimated 50% of affected US companies weren’t fully compliant by the start date, so there’s still work to be done.

What’s New in the Sitefinity 11.0 Upgrade?

At the end of May 2018, Sitefinity released an upgrade to their CMS platform—Sitefinity 11.0. This latest version features a host of new features both for marketers and developers using the platform. As users start to make the shift towards Sitefinity 11.0, we’re breaking down the biggest new features, so you’ll know what to expect when you switch.

Does Cross-Platform Mobile Tech Save Money Over Native?

One of the duties we have as mobile technologists at Aptera is to constantly evaluate the tool-sets available for use in implementing mobile solutions. One of the questions we are commonly asked is whether or not a project can be implemented with the use of a cross-platform tool-set. The answer is usually, yes, it’s possible.

How to Learn Cross-Platform Mobile Tools

At Aptera, one of the expectations we place on our mobile technologists is to constantly evaluate cross-platform tools like React Native, Xamarin, and NativeScript. We vet how easy they are to use, platform capabilities, tool stability (or lack thereof), platform viability (or decay i.e. Cordova), as well as platform features. The purpose of all this is to determine how viable the tool is for saving development costs while delivering a first-class design and user experience.

What Is UAT and How Can It Affect a Project Timeline?

UAT, otherwise known as User Acceptance Testing, is how we determine development to be completed here at Aptera. This type of testing tells us if the software component was built to handle real-life scenarios, per the initial project specifications laid out between the client and a business analyst. If user testing falls behind, it can cause a delay in the timeline, so it’s important that everyone gets on board when it comes to completing this final step of development.

How to Get Better Transparency into B2B Integrations

From time to time, business-to-business integrations can break. Too often companies don’t discover that their integrations have failed until a client or trading partner calls and complains. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Modern integration platforms can give you better tools for the transparency and insight you need.

Why Choose Aptera CMS Solutions?

When it comes time for your next website build or redesign, it might also be time to think about adding a content management system (CMS) if you don’t utilize one already. CMS platforms make it easy to continuously add and manage content on your website. During this process you’ll want to find not only the right CMS for your business, but also a trusted partner to implement it. At Aptera, we’ve implemented hundreds of CMS projects and we believe that our unique approach to projects like this sets us apart.

Why You Should Choose Sitefinity as Your CMS

Is your company looking to add a .NET-based content management system (CMS) to your website? CMS platforms allow your marketing team to easily add, change, and maintain content on your website. Here at Aptera, we have found Sitefinity to be a strong CMS platform for a variety of types and sizes of businesses. If Sitefinity is a CMS you’re considering, let’s take a closer look at their package options and features as well as the hosting and the knowledge base your team will need to get started.

React Native vs NativeScript: Cross-Platform Analysis

React Native vs. NativeScript: A Cross-Platform Viability AnalysisBy: Ethan CampbellThe debate over whether NativeScript or React Native is the better mobile cross-platform tool is always a spirited one. Both support much of the native iOS and Android APIs and allow for the import of popular and effective JavaScript libraries like moment.js and underscore. Both allow code reuse between web and mobile through their frameworks […]

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