For most people, the growing popularity of blockchain technology was only connected with the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies. Now, when all the initial hype around Bitcoin and other cryptos is gone, more and more people realize that the blockchain technology is not just another investment tool, but a technology that can change our lives as the Internet did.
The process of getting any app or mobile game to the market is quite a time and money consuming task. And when the product is ready for the delivery, a significant part of the work is still ahead since every product needs its audience. There are numerous ways of how an app can be discovered: recommendations from friends and family, browsing in the app store, social media shares, advertisements. However, all the ways lead to the application store as the final destination from where any application or game goes directly to the device.
The personal user data for most of the digital companies is a blessing and a curse at the same time. While this information can help marketers to understand their customers better and provide more relevant service, however, it can also cause some problems along the way. Among such issues are the growing number of data breaches, public concern around the personal data security and, as a result, more tighten regulations imposed by government bodies with significant fines in case of non-compliance. However, all previous regulations have never been so widely discussed across industries, like the one set of rules, which has been active since May 25, 2018, and known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Some companies care about security of their software, some companies don’t. Adding security properties as an afterthought brings larger financial losses than developing applications securely from the very beginning. The obvious losses brought on by bad data security are not only financial in terms of lawsuits and refunds to clients, but also include employee overtime and assistance from external professionals brought in for incident mitigation.
Automation is the driver that moves progress forward and every industry of the world's economy is interested in it. The reason for such interest is that progress is associated with effectiveness which leads to revenue growth. The demand for automation is a key market driver that gives opportunities for businesses and in this article, we're going to speak about automation in document processing. To be more precise, we'll focus on document processing with optical character recognition (OCR) and will describe steps that are needed to manage the delivery of such solutions. So, let's go!
Nowadays a lot of businesses are thinking about creating their own mobile applications to deliver a new product or improve those, that are already running. What is common for all of them? It is the budget. All of them, and probably you, are thinking - "What is the cost, how much will it take to implement my idea?". And it is not only about the money, but the time as well.
Our goal will be the implementation of the mechanism dedicated to restrict the access to the specific method of the controller. That will be the simplest example of the authorization mechanism.
Smart Contracts are small computer programs, which “live” on blockchain. One significant advantage of them is the blockchain making it impossible to tamper or hack these applications.
We all have heard about such revolutionary technology as blockchain (also known as distributed ledger technology) and its most famous implementation - Bitcoin. Those are the append-only, immutable and distributed features of blockchain technology which make it so attractive to the developers and the businesses around the world.
This is the second article from the series of posts dedicated to shed a light on modern web application development using PHP and Symfony web framework. Previous article was about such a helpful tool, as Composer. Using composer we tried to install Symfony as the dependency to our project.
It’s not a secret that a lot of commercial projects on the market are written in PHP. Although PHP is not suitable for certain problems faced by complex projects, when PHP can be implemented - it is a perfect solution. Fortunately, this perfection comes with a caveat- PHP is one of the simplest languages out there. Certainly, this is wonderful news for developers. This article opens a series dedicated to shedding a light on PHP for developers, willing to try the language and for the businesses interested in evaluating the effort of starting the project with it. We will show how easy and almost effortless for the developer it is to build an application, capable to respond to the challenges of today's businesses in an efficient way.
As soon as the web has entered our everyday life, it has dramatically changed the way we communicate and how we handle everyday tasks and, as a result, information has become the most valuable asset. People send thousands of emails every second, share personal and confidential documents, pay bills, and purchase goods by entering their personal details online. Have you ever wondered how much PII (personally identifiable information) data is shared online and what happens to that information? Companies assure that they collect this type of information in order to serve their customers in the best possible way. But, is that what they really use the data for? There is no absolute answer to this question, and it has been asked over the last years and is now being answered by the EU.
Nowadays, UX designers write strategies, develop structures, design navigation, create wireframes, mind maps, prototypes, and of course, conduct different types of research. As of now, there are lots of research methods used, and all of them have been developed for these specific goals; however, the majority of the discussions are held around the methods of determining focus groups. It is commonly believed that the method of focus groups is helpful in determining the demands of crowds and of individuals. Yet, it is also often criticized for its subjectivity, time-consuming preparation, enormous costs and determining contextual relativity. Hence, in the end of the day, focus groups occupy only a supporting role to the more respected verdicts from quantitative research.
Ukraine features a unique combination of beautiful landscapes, deep cultural roots, and a storied history, along with a skilled, low cost workforce and rich natural resources. This makes Ukraine the ideal emerging market and a big draw for businesses and investors. It is the of the largest country in Europe, and it has a population of 43 million people, with the capital in Kyiv.
In order to stay up to date, most IT companies must maintain an R&D department focused on doing research and implementing innovative ideas. There are plenty of emerging technologies and approaches on their ways toward application in a business setting.