8 Atom plugins you should have

To Start, usually I used Coda but for 3 or 4 months I have left it over. It’s not so fast and it doesn’t adapt to new html or other standards. I’d like to have something fast, stable but with sacrificing features. Atom which is created by GitHub looks like interesting. With all the community plugins , it’s not the case anymore; I LOVE IT!

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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Fintech… it’s a brave new world

If one technology or concept has driven attention at Fintech 2016, it’s certainly the Blockchain Technology, upon which the Bitcoin crypto-currency is based. This technology was the topic of the Wednesday’s lunch which was immediately followed by a discussion with a panel of high-level international experts.

Fintech Montreal 2016 was presented last Tuesday and Wednesday, on the 20th and 21st of September, at the Palais des Congrès and as expected the Who’s Who in the world of finance in Québec was attending. The program was well structured including of course, a « Startups » moment, just as every event worth attending does. God knows, Fintechs are worth the detour since they rock the Finance & Banks processes big time, invading a field which used to be exclusive to some, proposing simple, fluid and mobile enhanced solutions, in short, much more efficient; just think of the new “Mobile Money” paradigm and Mobile Banking!

In short, according to all these experts, the Blockchain Technology will revolutionize the field of Banks and Finance in the next few years and this revolution, although still pretty much invisible to the majority, has already started.

Why and how?  Let’s see!

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How to make an iOS 10 iPhone App

Part 1 – The design before Xcode

Here at Analystik, we have done a case study for the creation of an iPhone application using the Xcode development environment. We searched online and couldn’t find a good step by step tutorial of the process, so we decided to create one for you. Here it is ! At first, this part concentrates on the early stages before you get into Xcode, so these steps are the same for an iPhone, Android or Windows (with some differences in the exportation of files).
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Analystik’s Approach to Cross-Platform Application Development

The new cross-platform application development paradigm has confronted developers with a multi-OS and multi-device heteroclite environment (iOS, Android, PC, Web). And of course, everyone was looking for high-performance cross-platform multi-device deliverables!

Saying that the application development landscape has greatly evolved over the last few years would definitely be an understatement, be it mobile or back-end and front-end. And always the performance challenge remained central over time, both in terms of development (to develop the fastest possible at the lowest cost) and in terms of application performance.

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Microsoft is covering all its bases with XAMARIN to better move forward

Microsoft made quite an important acquisition starting 2016, Xamarin, which reveals the strategic direction the Redmond Giant is taking and how it intends to capitalize on the crossplatform application development concept to materialize its vision!

What is that strategy? Well, Microsoft has created strong versions of Office running on Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile, and moreover, it comes up with its Cloud Services, from Office 365 to Azure, presented as a platform for any mobile client rather than just Windows.

Windows 10 is supposed to take us in the era of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), where developers can write but one application and run it on all devices; IoT, Smartphones, Xbox consoles, Tablets, PCs, etc.

So with Xamarin, all of a sudden, the Microsoft can be attractive to more that just .Net / Windows developers but also to iOS and Android developers.

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Benefits of UWP Development – Universal Windows Platform

Well, Windows Universal Platform (UWP) should provide all Microsoft aficionados a few very good reasons to rejoice and be happy.

Your enterprise has been relying on Microsoft technologies forever and some of your critical applications are close to life cycle finale or they have been developed with obsolete technologies or maybe some of your data and some of your back-end applications and CRM’s Business Intelligence need to be accessible on different devices!

Then you might be asking yourself if your IT department would profit from developing your new apps under the new Microsoft Development Architecture ; Universal Windows Platform (UWP)?

BENEFITS FOR DEVELOPERS

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How to use Gulp on Mac Windows & Linux

Gulp plugin is a task runner. For example, you can easily: transform your Sass (or Less) files in css files, minify them, using autoprefixer, join them in 1 files, check your JavaScript files with jsLint and much more. If you code a little bit it can be really useful. It is one of my favourite tools for my web site development and it is totally free. It might be a little frightening at the beginning but with some practice and courage, it is easier than it looks.

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