The Top Programming Languages for Software Development

The Top Programming Languages for Software Development

There are hundreds of programming languages written over the years. With the advances taking place in the technology world, we see no sign of slowdown. Instead, we are coming across the recruitment of developers having knowledge of on-demand programming languages.

Here is the list of top programming languages for software development

We have seen a revolutionary change in the development of software application. Today what’s trending is customization in software. Software development companies are helping enterprises getting rid off their business problems and boosting their productivity 2X.

1. Javascript: Don’t mix it with Java. It’s a client-side scripting language used for front-end development. Javascript is compatible with all the browsers and is used to create responsive and interactive web applications using JQuery, Angular.Js, Ember.Js or more.

Moreover, it can also be used as server-side scripting language with the help of Node.Js. Software developers even use Javascript with PhoneGap framework for developing cross-platform app.

This popular programming language is difficult to learn. If you hire a Javascript developers, he will not only be a master in developing powerful web apps but also in developing native or hybrid mobile applications.

2. Ruby (Ruby on Rails): Ruby was developed to help software developers build complex applications easily. With the advances, Ruby has enhanced the framework, Ruby on Rails and brought  a modern approach to backend development.

Yes, it is a programming language to develop strong and scalable backend. In the year 2016, it was on the top 10 list of programming languages. It is the first choice of the startups, software developers and companies. The backend of top-rated apps like Airbnb, Shopify, Bloomberg, Hulu, Slideshare, etc are built on Ruby.

3. Python: Python is easy to learn programming language for amateur software developers. Many web frameworks are developed in Python and is recommended for automated tasks, programming desktop tools, and data mining. It is best used in educational fields. Several libraries are implemented in Python related to mathematics, physics and data analysis.

It’s flexibility helps software developers build applications for various operating system including Android. Tech Companies like Google, Yahoo use Python for developing their websites.

Last October, Microsoft launched beta version of its Cognitive toolkit – an open source deep learning framework which includes the support of Python.

4. Java: It is an open source programming language powered by Sun Microsystem. Software developers use it to build apps for various platforms and devices. For instance, Smart TV apps, Android mobile apps, etc..

Developers find Java easy because of its features. Java 8 is the proof. It is used to develop strong backend for enterprise applications. And, one more interesting thing to note, Java has many more years to rule the tech world.

5. C: It is the first-level programming language developers learn while pursuing computers. Being so old still, it is used in system programming, writing other programming languages and embedded systems. The kernel of Linux operating system is developed in C which is further used for the kernels of popular OS.

It is said that if you have mastered C, your logic for programming gets strong. C is used to write more complex programs for simple tasks, thus, helping developers to execute proper logic for software development

Wrapping Up

Yes, these are the top programming languages you can pick and gain experience. This helps you to build your career and increase the chances of pay rise.

Which one are you choosing?

Is Offshore Development Team Hard to Build?

Is Offshore Development Team Hard to BuildToday, the major problem of entrepreneurs is finding experienced and knowledgeable engineers. They are really expensive and hard to get. On the top of high salary, yearly bonus, peaceful working environment and perks are the additional benefits to influence them.

Software development is not the work of a single person. It is a task accomplished by the combined efforts of the business developers, business analyst, project manager, team of software developers, UX/UI designers and quality analyst.

We are a custom software development company offering offshore development services to the organizations looking for better return on their investment. Many organizations count on us as the best partner for outsourcing software development. And, they find our value shore model to be the best fit for planning software development quickly and efficiently.

However, it is noticed that companies that opt for outsourcing agencies fail to meet the development needs by repeating the same mistakes.

Who said it is an easy task? It is certainly hard to build an offshore development team but not impossible. Being a startup to make things doable at your end, you need to put little efforts.

  • Meet them in person: Going offshore means dealing with an unknown culture. It is next to impossible to work with a team you don’t know. How can we in our professional lives if we don’t follow the same in our personal lives?

    Relax! If you want a team of engineers to remotely work for your project, you need to put a step forward; travel, meet them in person and build a rapport. This way you can easily be able to work and get mixed with their culture.

  • Offer Fair Salary: Yes, it is understood that you are outsourcing your project and not hiring in-house engineers. Have you heard of this quote by Richard Branson? “If the person who works at your company is not appreciated, they are not going to do things with a smile.” As a consequence, the product that you have asked them to build may not be of quality and you may lose your customer over bad service.

    The ball is in your court… Either hire giving fair price or simply flush off the idea of developing a product from your mind.

  • Don’t Rely on Agency: Hey it’s not at all risky to go for an outsourcing software development agency but the concern is quality and on-time delivery.There are a few outsourcing agencies that offer quality services at fair prices adhering the timeline.

    The term outsourcing has evolved with the passing time. Now, the outsourcing agencies also have a team of intelligent and experienced engineers willing to help startups with their products.

    But it’s better to build a team rather than going for an agency as a) you are not directly connected to the team of developers. b) The project manager act as a mediator between you and the developing team. And this may welcome a chaotic situation if your product is developed as per your expectation.

    Being a startup you may look for engineers who contribute their creativity and innovation so that the product enhances and functions smoothly. These factors you may not get in the third party agencies.

  • Let Engineers Explore Your Office: Client meeting is the best way to understand each other’s working methodology and build a friendly relation.Yes, of course, the engineers you’ve hired will better understand your business but you as their client will understand how they ideate things. Hence, bringing your team from different parts together at one place will bring out more ideas and increase knowledge of how the product will get implemented in the coming months or days.

  • Treat them better: Your behavior is one of the biggest factors which makes or breaks your project. If you treat them badly, be ready for the worst. People don’t choose to work with the company that treats them badly.They may leave your work incomplete if you continuously treat them as third-class citizens.If you really want to build an outstanding offshore development team, treat the developers the way you treat your company employees. Nice and friendly.

Why iPhone App Developers choose Swift over Objective-C?

Why iPhone App Developers choose Swift over Objective-C

iPhone app development is enhanced using the easy-breezy programming language, Swift. You may be surprised reading that 2048 game, WordPress iOS or FireFox iOS browser, all these applications are developed using Swift and not Objective C.

Gradually, Objective-C is losing its shine. The lengthy lines of code, manual memory management, the use of pointers and headers. And, one more thing, the use of semicolon at the end of each statement which made the life of app developers hell, are the things of the past. Seriously, it did not let the developers sleep for days or months if missed.

Swift is glowing. It has simplified manual memory management with automated reference counting. Meaning,  the memory of defined variable will be automatically managed. Further, it has come up with a new syntax, Dot notation syntax which structures the code and makes it easy to read.

Swift is not that old as Objective-C. It was introduced  in the year 2014 but the features it offers to the developers has made it rank in the top 10 list of programming languages.

Swift-vs-Objective-c

 Source: TIOBE Index

Today, 9 out of 10 applications are developed using Swift. Only a few clients who already have objective C as the codebase stick to it because it becomes expensive to rewrite the entire application code.

The reason for this shift is simple. Swift is,

  • Newer
  • Open Source
  • Easy to read, iterate and inspect
  • Not iOS oriented
  • Faster
  • Structured
  • Cost-Effective
  • Less bug prone
  • Easy compiling
  • Less coding required
  • Type-safe language

Ending Note

iPhone app developers are falling in love with Swift and why they should not. It has indeed reduced a hell lot of pains and helped them to structure the code base. Using this effortless programming language, developers can create apps for macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and Linux. On the other hand, Google is also thinking to use Swift for developing Android applications.

It would be illogical if we write on any technology without first using it. We, at OpenXcell- the leading mobile app development company use Swift to develop iPhone apps and our clients are impressed with the work we delivered.

Below is the list of a few apps we developed;

Leader You: It is a game app that empowers individuals to develop their leadership skills on their own time—wherever they need help or wants to develop their skills.

Tenderfoot: The app falls under travel domain. It enhances your travel experience with a couple of things. 1. Check in to your hostel to access their digital suite of services. 2.  Socialise and meet new people via a communication platform.

Organiseme: It is a task list/todo list app that helps you get things done – in both your private and professional lives. Its Google-style design and integration with the Google G suite – makes it perfect for Google users.

EngageMobilize: The app falls under productivity domain. It delivers quantifiable efficiency, transparency, real-time analytics and improved safety compliance for service contractors. Further,  it also streamlines the process of ordering, managing and accounting for services and assets on your work site.

BigandStrong: The app falls under health and fitness domain. This app is specially designed for those who believe in stay fit and stay healthy concept. It contains the complete health program description followed by training sessions.

Sneak Peek At What The Year 2017 Has Brought For Mobile App Developers

Sneak Peek At What The Year 2017 Has Brought For Mobile App DevelopersSince the dawn of digitalization, noticeable changes have taken place in the mobile app industry. The rise of Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks gifted users a few outstanding applications.

The year 2016 was the year of experiments and introduction of some advanced features that set an example. How we can forget the stupefying AR game, Pokemon Go which promoted physical activity enabling mobile’s location services. And Prisma App, which amazed app users with the 33 artistic image filters that completely changed the look of the original image.

The year 2017 continued to follow those trends and increased the level of competition amongst the mobile app development companies.

Here is the list of those competitive trends

1. Designing of Accelerated Mobile Pages: Google started off this project a year and a half back. The company also announced a separate indexing for mobile web pages helping in better ranking. This has pushed SEO professionals to adopt new seo strategies for mobile and increase the ranking of mobile apps.

2. Location Based Services witnessed a new look: With the introduction of mobile technology, location based apps were designed and developed especially for the transportation industry. But from past three years, location based services is used in 3 of 5 apps. The use of this service is now necessary to track the location of the user to verify its genuineness and avoid crime cases. Besides, the way this service was used in Pokemon Go- the gaming app set an example for the mobile app developers.

3. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Stepped Forward: The invention of both these technologies has increased the demand for apps that help users tour the real world virtually. The best example of VR app is VaR’s VR Video Player. It’s an app designed to play VR player and 3D videos giving full access and support all modes. This app enables users to configure any parameter of VR player with its intuitive UI and get the immersive VR experience.

IKEA is the best example for Augmented Reality. IKEA is the furniture app implemented helping users in designing the furniture for their home or office.This app enables users to measure the approximate height and width of the sofa set, table, chair, etc… Plus, it provides a colour palette to mix and match the colour of the furniture set with the wall and the curtains.

4. Google’s New Gift Android Instant Apps:  Is it? Have Android Instant Apps reduced the work of mobile app developers? It seems so. Android Instant Apps fills the gap between native and web apps by allowing users to run the required portion of an application. And, no installation required. For instance, Tasty. You may have seen the video posted on your facebook feed wherein it enables you to watch delicious recipes.

5. M-commerce taking a new shape: The days are gone when we used credit or debit cards to shop online. Nowadays potential users are inclined to Google wallet or Apple pay for getting the pleasure of shopping. This has given rise to m-commerce which is ultimately resulting in the use of technology to the fullest.

6. Official Adoption Of Artificial Intelligence into Mobile: Prisma App has set a perfect example for mobile app developers to use AI in developing apps. Artificial Intelligence can be best use in the education industry. This can be useful in teaching children various concepts easily that are difficult to understand in theory sessions.

7. Mobile Security, Top Priority For Developers: The increased cyber crime cases has compelled developers to use powerful algorithm to secure apps from these crimes. Hence, mobile app development companies are using various sort of algorithms to lock the personal information of the users and do not let third party vendors use it.

Wrapping up

When it comes to mobile technologies, old tools and techniques are the things of the past. Clients don’t rely more on those. They want something advanced that turn their idea into a profitable business. Hence, following the above trends, mobile app development companies can create an impact on their clients and provide them the mobility solution implemented using advanced technologies and techniques.

Trends To Know For Custom Software Development

Trends To know For Custom Software Development

With the advances in technology, we have come across this term “customization” often. Business needs keep on changing. No company follows a uniform approach to outperform the competition. There is some or the other strategy they create and implement to keep their business walking. For that, enterprises require a sort of customization in their existing system which not only increases their business productivity but also delivers accurate data to get useful insights.

The era in which we are living is the era of mobile technology. Enterprises drop in the requirements for mobile applications along with the website development. Isn’t that so?
According to a report from smart insights, 90% of mobile time is spent on apps like browsing the internet, chit-chatting on social media apps, transactions through banks, doing business etc..

If this is the scenario, what about the user experience? User experience is the cornerstone for the success of any mobile application. The smooth navigation, reduced loading time, and soothing user interface is what a user looks for in the mobile application.

In recent times, software development firms have developed remarkable applications leaving app users amazed. The epitome of such masterpieces is Prisma. Pick the technology, the image editing filters, the simple user interface. Each functionality, each feature was awesome. The app download crossed 1.6 million in the second week of the launch itself.

Here we go through the trends for custom software development…

  • Adapting Mobile

The population of smartphone users is increasing in a huge number. According to Statista, by the year 2020, the number will increase to 2.87 million users. The way users are getting cling to mobile phones, no wonder this is the age of mobile application development.

Most of the custom software development companies get clients whose requirements are to develop customized websites and mobile applications.

When it comes to developing mobile applications, clients prefer native application over hybrid application. Because app interaction with the device is easy and development time is also less.

But there is no need to relax! The demands of businesses are taking another shape. To be in the competition and enjoy the benefits, clients come up with unique ideas that are hard to implement and consumes time. Hence, it’s necessary for app developers to stay updated with the current trend going in the mobile app industry.

  • Be Agile

Adopting agile methodology is the best way to keep clients in loop related to the task assignment and hours allotted. Have you ever heard of being transparent to clients?
Honestly, it’s a tough task, but this is the only way to develop the trust in the business relationship.

Following agile methodology, actually reduces your post deployment pains.

What pains?

  • Version release
  • Changes in requirements
  • System failure

There is a test build released to clients during the development phase. This enables the client to test the app, report bugs to the developers and add new requirements if he wants to.

  • Moving to Cloud

Cloud Computing is often described as a technology. It facilitates users with the large storage capacity, scalability and security without worrying of infrastructure and memory leak. There is no need to maintain dedicated servers that include the high upfront cost. There is no requirement of hardware and RAM replacement. Developers only need an internet connection and a cloud provider login. Simply login, create a database and optimize the application server as and when needed.

Cloud has made things easy for developers.

  • Reduce code lines
  • Inbuilt APIs which can be easily integrated with the application
  • Low server maintenance (Pay as you use trend)
  • Resize server anytime and anywhere

There is a new trend going on – the concept of serverless architecture and microservices. Custom software development companies have started using this concept to make the application smooth running.

  • User Experience

For most of the applications, no matter the concept is same, user experience changes the game. There are millions of applications rolling in the app store. Apple Store has around 2 million applications whereas Google Play Store has over 2.2 million applications. Users overlook the app whose user experience is not smooth, uninstall it and rate as poor quality. It doesn’t matter whether the app is developed and deployed using cutting edge technology.

  • Software Security

The increasing demand for cloud technology and synchronization of personalised data raises the question of security. User information is prone to cyber crime as a violation of payment gateways, cracking of cloud storage, etc… Hackers have shrewd mind to encrypt the password and fetch user information from the third party vendors. This is stopped to an extent. Based on requirements, software developers built software that has strong encryption and decryption algorithm and also saves your information from getting leaked by third party vendor.

Conclusion

The trend is changing so do the techniques of development. Simple software application won’t work in this era of technology. Nowadays, clients are looking for the software customized as per their needs and business nature.

Are you looking for the custom software development company for your project? Do contact us at sales@openxcell.com. Our experts will guide you through your needs.

Get the Best Idea to Turn Your Mobile App in Real World

Wanna Know How To Turn Your Mobile App Idea Into RealityThere are many individuals and companies who have got lots of ideas of mobile apps. They plan it for many reasons such as: if they want to reach new audience, get the best reviews by serving their existing customers or to get excel in their field. But the truth is that, they lack behind because of limited knowledge and hang-up thinking how to start the mobile app idea into reality.

Are you one of them? Who have got lots of ideas but don’t know how to implement the concept of mobile app in to the real world. If yes, then here are the simple and easy steps you need to know, so that you bring out your interpretation of mobile app into reality.

  • Write Your Ideas:

This is the first and foremost step to jot down every single idea that strikes your mind and if you really want to turn it into the mobile app. The main reason to note down the list on paper is to help you to focus and expand your thinking on it. It would also be helpful when you will be co-ordinating with the mobile app development company, so that they can design the mobile app for you with the help of their mobile app designers and mobile app developers.

  • Market Research:

This is also the important step after writing down your ideas. The market research will help you to identify the market needs, trends and competition. This will give you a fair idea of pros and cons of your mobile app concept, as well as you will be able to see the potential customers. These all things will give you a clear understanding how useful your app can be in future.

  • Approach Mobile App Development Companies:

Once you are completely ready with your mobile app development ideas, it’s time to move ahead and find the best and leading mobile app development company. So that they can help you build your mobile app in an attractive and cost-effective way. You can also evaluate the time, process, price and testimonials to start working with them finally.

  • Develop The App And Get Tested:

As you start with them you can co-ordinate with the mobile app designers, who will be responsible and reliable to design UI/UX of the app, as well as with mobile app developers. You can sit with them and create the wireframe of your mobile app, so that you can visualize properly the function and flow of the application. When everything is ready and your app is developed let it go under the quality testing so that you can figure out the tweaks your mobile app needs. If you are satisfied with your app you can go ahead and launch it in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, as well as you can do the marketing about your mobile app.

Hope you have got a clear understanding, how you can turn your mobile app idea into reality. If you are looking for mobile app Development Company who can help you to build your mobile apps. Then send us your requirements here: https://www.openxcell.com/inquire-now/

5 Things You Need To Know About Microservices – OpenXcell

It is a very familiar scenario. You want to stay competitive and agile, you want your company to be able to quickly react to the changes that happen around you but your systems and applications which were once “cutting-edge” slowly turn into monolithic legacy applications. You have spent years and decades testing and building those systems and applications and they serve you well. You cannot get rid of them and start from scratch. Your attempts at agile development and delivery flounder. Your application becomes too large for a developer to fully understand. Fixing bugs and implementation of new features becomes difficult, risky and time consuming. So what do you do? How do you adopt the latest lean development practices without the risk and cost of re-platforming? You go for Microservices which are based on serverless architecture.

Source: 5 Things You Need To Know About Microservices – OpenXcell