The software industry is growing rapidly nowadays. If you are a technical guy, then SAP HANA is a familiar word to you. However, if you are not pretty familiar with the name, then let me introduce it first. SAP SE (Systems, Applications and Products) is an international software company. They are one of the biggest merchants of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). Till now, they have released several programs like- mySAP, SAP NetWeaver, SAP Business One, SAP Business Suite, etc. In 2011, they released SAP HANA.
SAP HANA is the fastest growing software product in the world. There must be some reasons behind this fast growth. Firstly, we know that the databases like MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, etc. share a nearly common architecture while HANA (High-Performance Analytical Appliance) uses a different one, i.e. ANSI SQL-compliant ACID database. Secondly, HANA is called the 2nd generation ACID database, and it includes engines like- calculation, spatial, graph, predictive, data quality, business rules and a web engine. Thirdly, business performance is now less than ever due to less hardware, maintenance and testing. Thus, taking a real-time decision is quicker now.
Now what is the future of SAP HANA and how powerful is it as a career?
Let me assure you that the opportunities are endless in this field. There are a number of categories in SAP HANA. All you need to do is know the differences between them and then choose a suitable one depending on your background and interest. The sub-areas are- SAP HANA in-memory Business Consultant, SAP HANA Performance Consultant, SAP HANA BW Consultant, SAP HANA Operations Consultant, SAP HANA Application Developer, SAP HANA Security Consultant and SAP HANA Project Manager.
Maybe you are interested in SAP HANA now. So, what elements are essential to learning SAP HANA?
The knowledge of SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) and SAP BO (Business Objects) is a must if you want to know HANA. You may omit SAP BI. Besides, the knowledge of Java, PHP and Python are not necessary, but being familiar with them will be your advantage.
Last but not least, SAP HANA is like a kitchen of data platforms where you can cook everything. And anyone can cook simply by doing the SAP HANA training online or offline today. You just make sure that the trainer provides a certificate after the training such as Mindmajix (Online IT Training Institute).
Instant messaging on mobile is now big business. According to data gathered by Skilled.co for their new infographic on the ‘5 biggest Messenger Apps,’ by 2018 roughly 80% of the world’s smartphone users will be active on such apps, which equates to about 2 billion people!
Let’s take a closer look at what makes them so popular:
WhatsApp rivals Facebook in terms of active monthly users and has several unique features, such as a 256 user capacity for group chat – the largest of any messaging app. Conversely, however, it doesn’t support conference calls.
Although not available outside the United States, Facebook’s ability to allow users to send each other debit card payments is a highly useful addition that isn’t seen in many of the other messaging apps. These transactions are free and can be secured with a pin and fingerprint sensor. They even have a 24-hour fraud team in case your account is breached in any way.
Developed in Israel and Belarus, Viber has unique location features, integrates into the Chrome web browser, and has advanced and customizable privacy and notification settings. It also has a high group chat limit of 200.
Line (which was developed in Japan to allow easy contact when telecommunications are taken out by natural disasters) is fine tuned to use the least amount of data of any messaging app. It also has a pay contacts feature similar to Facebook. Where it stands out is with a 200 user limit on conferencing – impressive when many apps don’t even support conferencing.
At this stage, China’s WeChat probably shouldn’t even be called a messaging app, because it has so many advanced features. Its payment feature, for example, isn’t just for paying contacts, you can pay household bills and even book and pay for transportation and medical appointments!
You can also go into any store and scan common products on the shelves to compare prices across offline and online stores.
To learn more about the top 5 messaging apps, including their features and user statistics – check out the full new infographic from Skilled.co today!
What is Drop box?
Dropbox, It’s just not a box. This is a cloud service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
Dropbox is a file hosting company, managed by Dropbox Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. In brief, Dropbox permits users to create a special folder on each of their computers/laptops, which Dropbox then synchronizes automatically, so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of the computer/laptop it is viewed on. Files placed in this folder are also accessible through a web site and mobile phone applications. You are able to work on files in your Dropbox even if you’re not online. Your changes, synchronize once your computer has an Internet connection again. Any previous Dropbox transfers accurately resume where they left off if your connection drops.
Visit www.dropbox.com to join and access your files anywhere and share files, folder with your friends and family.
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Mobile development is at its peak, and this is the reason developers are searching every nook and cranny of their brain to come up with something luminary. Well, there are various trends that are coming up, wherein I presume that some are a momentary swing, but there are also some who are here to stay long.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the most popular tech trends that will be under the limelight in 2016. Let’s unravel!
Mobile Friendliness continues to hurt your SERPs
Craig Bloem, founder, and CEO of LogoMix has speculates that in 2016 small business owners will dedicate more resources towards mobile app development. Moreover, Google has launched some guidelines for mobile optimization and as per these guidelines, only a responsive web design will be accepted by the bots of a search engine. This update has the potential to hurt your search engine ranking. To affirm the mobile friendliness, Google has also launched a tool that tells you how much mobile friendly your website is.
In 2016, Millennials will drive the traffic for small businesses
Mobile users are mostly millennials who are so much engrossed in their work that they hardly have time to do other stuff. This advancement is the reason they rely very much on mobile devices and where the small business owners must work strongly to attract users, and customer engagement is the key factor that will rise in 2016. Moreover, a service provider must be particular about catering their customers, else they will succumb to this cut throat competition as the competition is quite ruthless.
Cloud is responsible for making people ubiquitous, and this is the reason it is gaining a lot of credence. Applications such as Asana, Boomerang, Tripit, Linkedin, Docusign, DropBox, Office² HD and several others have gained a lot of credence. Mobile cloud computing is in its full swing and has captured the market. This development puts forth challenges in front of mobile developers as they now have to design cloud-based application that run on different devices, and they also do not compromise on the functionalities and features of mobile apps.
Not just the internet giants such as Google or Apple have landed into wearables but also companies such as Polo, Nike and others have landed into the world of wearables and aim to develop the world where fit people dwell. Fitness, healthcare, gaming via ocular rift, instant messaging and voice messaging are some of the most apparent advantages of wearables. This is one of the most happening things in the market, and the trend will sure grow to look at their usability.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) has created a lot of fuss in the market, and it certainly has the credibility to drastically change our lives. As per this technology all the electronic items, as well as physical devices, are connected with technology can exchange data and can monitor it remotely which is also connected with computer systems. IoT is incredibly utilizing smartphone and wearables quite incredibly. The current trend is to develop mobile apps for IoT, and this is increasing rapidly. Further, a lot more genres such as health-care, infrastructure management, environmental tracking will come into mobile app development.
Apple has integrated its operating system with beacon technology that has made a platform for iOS user to get connected with iBeacons. Beacons is a technology that works for people living in a particular region by delivering them services they require. Apart from this, the users are also given buying suggestions that the company provides based on the vicinity of the users. Marketers and retailers are making use of mobile technology to the fullest to cater their users and expand their business.
When Games meet social media
Games have become so much favorite among the users that the developers have now started adding games to normal apps as well, and this is known as gamification of apps. However, moving back to games, no one can remove this trend as voice command software can bring doom to the normal apps, but gaming apps are here to stay for long.
Further, the latest tend it to integrate the games with social media, and this has become a luminary development. This has become one of the most invasive things that someone has ever introduced, and another thing is an integration of cloud with the games which will completely transform the lives of game lovers and obviously app developers.
More refined gestures
All the hand-held devices offer touch screen interfaces, and this is the reason the designers and developers have to pay special heed towards how they will make their user work on their mobile app. You can make them pinch, zoom, tap, single tap and others that you can use to make the users work on your mobile app. However, zooming is not such a good practice in mobile design. You must publish content that is readable on the first go; this is because mobile app users have become quite lazy and they want things to sever on a platter. Moreover, the design must be so clear so that the two gestures do not get intermixed.
Well, it has been noticed that tapping is a bit difficult in such a small device interface. Therefore, you can switch to swiping which is quite an easier way to work on the hand held devices. You can experience this yourself and to do this just try to handle your phone with one hand and try to work on your phone. You will get to know easily what I am trying to say.
All in all!
Mobile was a revolution a few years back, and now there are new intro revolutions taking place in the industry and these developments have already started to change the way we use to treat technology. Technology has touched every part of human lives, and we can imagine every possible field where we can use technology to transform the way we work, function or live. From infrastructure management, traffic control and security solutions for health monitoring, entertainment, growth in productivity and so on.
Be it fitness or health, entertainment or lifestyle, management or recruitment and several other sectors, mobile apps are proving to be an extremely important resource. These advancements are indeed advancements towards better living.
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About the Author: Amanda Cline is an adroit mobile app developer who has a great experience in the field and is currently working at Xicom Technologies Ltd which offers top-notch Mobile Application Design and Development Services. Xicom Technologies is highly renowned for its leading-edge mobile application development solution offerings that have completed over thousands of successful projects under various guidance from top brands.
Micromax recently announced the Yureka, their latest device under the new brand YU. With the YU, they mark the entry of this new brand name in the market. The device in question here, Yureka, is quite an impressive start to this new brand’s line-up. It packs in lot of impressive features and offers excellent value for money. We saw Lava take the brand marketing route first and now Micromax is going down the same road.
The Yu Yureka has got a 64 bit chipset and it has got support for 4G networks even before they arrive in India. On top of that, it runs one of the best operating systems out there, Cyanogen OS. It retains the simplicity and functionality of stock android while handling countless new customisation options and security features. It gives you lot of control over your device and gives you options you won’t find on any other operating system. So overall they have created a superb package here. We did some digging and found out why this could very well be a future proof device in a sea of devices that age every few months.
64 bit architecture
Last year with the iPhone 5S, Apple brought in the first smartphone with a 64 bit chipset. While Qualcomm denied acknowledging the advantage of using a 64 bit chipset immediately, they eventually moved towards the same. We have seen some devices being launched with 64 bit chipsets recently, most of them based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 which is a low end 64 bit chipset. It is very clear that in near future, most of the smartphones will move towards 64 bit chipsets. A 64 bit processor can access the memory faster and manages it more effectively as compared to 32 bit processors.
The top end of the 64 bit tree is going to be occupied by Snapdragon 810 for now. The Snapdragon 615 is going to a mid-range chipset which they have offered at such an attractive price. It is an octa core processor with maximum clock speed of 1.5 GHz. It gives you benchmark scores matching the level of flagship devices of last year, on a budget device. This means that it has got plenty of power for almost everything and will continue to be powerful enough for a longer while.
There are many devices on sale in the market already that support 4G networks while for the other devices; the manufacturers generally launch the non 4G version in Indian market as there are no 4G networks here. Manufacturers like Samsung launch the non 4G version of their high end devices in the Indian market which means that when we finally see 4G networks in more areas, we will have to upgrade to 4G devices. Operators have started testing 4G networks in some cities already and it won’t be long before they start spreading in other parts of the country. In case of Yu Yureka, 4G support is already here so even if you are planning to adopt 4G networks early, you will have the right device to do so. Also at this price tag, it is the cheapest 4G device to go on sale in our country.
Whenever I plan to buy a new phone, there is one very important filter I use to make the final decision on a new device. I check if it has got official cyanogen mod support. The reason is very obvious. These people at Cyanogen are better than many mainstream manufacturers when it comes to developing an operating system based on Android. Samsung has got its slow Touch Wiz with useless software features. LG uses colour schemes to suit a 7 year old kid. Sony takes ages to come up with software updates and even when they do, there are major bugs to deal with. If a Cyanogen mod release is termed as stable, it actually is because there have been lot of nightly and snapshot releases before that. And going off the page and talking about other devices here, there are many devices for which the manufacturers ended support at Gingerbread or ICS but Cyanogen is still supporting them with latest android versions.
On this version of Cyanogen OS 11, you get most of the features you will get on the Cyanogen mod ROM you will install on any other device with the exception of some developer friendly features. People like to be satisfied about their privacy and security. Cyanogen promises to be safer than most of the Android releases out there. While on most devices you can either choose to install an app or not to, on this, you can change what permissions the app has got. So now you don’t have to wonder why a web browser needs access to your contacts, you can simply uncheck it.
Bootloader and Root
Ever tried taking a rooted device to service center? Even if the issue is not caused by root, they will simply deny repairing that because it is a rooted device. Until now people who love to tinker with their devices have been staying away from manufacturers like Micromax, Karbonn, Spice and Lava because they couldn’t find the kernel source or root methods for these devices. Now Micromax is trying to change things by giving an unlockable bootloader and will make the kernel source available. On top of that, rooting the device won’t void the warranty on the device which is a really good gesture on behalf of the manufacturer.
With Cyanogen comes the Cyanogen theme support. Some manufacturers have offered this feature in the past but with very few options or there were third party applications for the job which would require you to replace many system applications with third party versions. Here it gets its own theme support with a large number of free and paid themes available. So if you are a HTC fan, go ahead download the one that looks like HTC interface. The theme includes an entire package of sounds, icons, colour schemes and