Paulius Maciulis
By:Paulius Maciulis Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Under-the-Radar Azure Cloud Features

There are a lot of new service announcements for the Azure Cloud each month and it should be not surprising that some of them may go unnoticed. In this article, I will provide an overview of the Azure Cloud services you may not have heard about.

Paulius Maciulis
By:Paulius Maciulis Posted On: Topic:Engineering

A Dev Roundup: Useful Links and Resources

Hey Developers! This article is a new initative to share dev news and knowledge within the company. Plus, at the same time, it would be a crime to not share this with you all.

Brad Wechter
By:Brad Wechter Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Elon Musk, Tesla, and the War on Patent Trolls

“Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis.”

Albertas Krisciunas
By:Albertas Krisciunas Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Benefits of NoSQL

Currently, persistent data in applications is stored in some external storage like a local network or cloud file system for unstructured data or, in the case of structured data, a database. The role of the database is usually handled by a relational database management system (RDBMS).

Vaclovas Vicius
By:Vaclovas Vicius Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Need for Speed – How to Improve your Website Performance

It’s no secret that people are fascinated by speed–fastest car, fastest runner, fastest computer processor, even fastest website. In today’s tech industry, optimizing your website via responsive web design is a must to achieve top speed and performance. This is especially true as a fifth of the world’s population accesses the internet via mobile devices. Because of this, websites need the ability to quickly adapt to a variety of devices.

Vlad Shapochnikov
By:Vlad Shapochnikov Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Modeling for the Web–Not Just for Heidi Klum

Like so many positions in the tech industry, front-end development is comprised of a fast-paced, rapidly evolving community of designers and developers. Working as a front-end developer–or "prototyper" as we like to call it here at Devbridge–I get to submerge myself into the technical lingo that lies behind all of our applications and try to creatively translate it into something logical for the end user.

Arunas Paskevicius
By:Arunas Paskevicius Posted On: Topic:Engineering

An Overview of PhoneGap

With mobile trends taking over the tech scene, an overwhelming number of app development programs are becoming available. We thought it would be helpful to start profiling some of these that are garnering a lot of attention, to provide some additional insight.

Tomas Kirda
By:Tomas Kirda Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Building a Large-scale Database with Azure SQL

Windows Azure SQL Database–the cloud-based relational database platform–is a great platform for building dynamic solutions. And we're not just saying that because we employ it for our solutions–and it's our job to stay up-to-date with it front to back–but because it offers a little known but impactful feature called federations.

Tadas Ziemys
By:Tadas Ziemys Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Gamification World Congress 2013, Part 2 of 2

The Gamification World Congress was a noteworthy event bringing together people from a variety of industries and with a variety of experiences. While I only reviewed a few talks here, there were so many more I didn’t have an opportunity to discuss. If you have an opportunity to attend in the future, I highly recommend doing so. Many thanks to Sergio Jiménez and his team for organizing the event!

Tadas Ziemys
By:Tadas Ziemys Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Gamification World Congress 2013, Part 1 of 2

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Madrid and attend the Gamification World Congress 2013 and “Advanced Gamification Workshop”, organized by Sergio Jiménez. The congress and the workshops were organized extremely well, with spectacular translators working in real-time. While there were many great speakers, I want to review the talks that, in my opinion, were the best.

Darius Kucinskas
By:Darius Kucinskas Posted On: Topic:Engineering

Entity Framework 6 vs NHibernate 4

This article is dedicated to discussing the latest releases of the NHibernate and Entity Framework. NHibernate is (was?) a number one ORM Framework for ages. Its feature list is growing and some things such as code-based mappings and automatic migrations have found a place in Entity Framework.

Adomas Tautkus
By:Adomas Tautkus Posted On: Topic:Engineering

The Importance of Responsive Web Design

The pinch and the zoom. This action with our thumb and index fingers can be all-too-familiar if you've ever opened a website on your smart phone or tablet that was not optimized for mobile. The accidental tap. It can be both frustrating and reminiscent of an unpleasant game of hide and seek. According to a 2013 study by eMarketer, roughly 40% of Internet users access it through a mobile device, and it has been shown that Responsive Design websites retain visitors for longer periods of time and provide sustainable content strategies in the long run.

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