How to build mobile apps using React Native

Jun 17, 2020 5:10:50 PM / by Oliver Nelson posted in Webinars, API development, Cloud and hybrid cloud, Thriftly

In this, webinar, we cover React Native, an open-source, Javascript-based framework for building native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. We will also be covering debugging and tools you can use to debug your React Native application.

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How to build a new front-end in Angular from scratch

May 29, 2020 2:01:24 PM / by Oliver Nelson posted in Webinars, API development, Cloud and hybrid cloud, Thriftly

For building modern web applications, developers need to become proficient in Javascript.  Since so much of the application revolves around creating a great user experience and rich UI, building everything from scratch in plain Javascript is not practical. That is why you need  Javascript frameworks that provide developers an easy way to build web applications. 

In this, webinar, we cover Angular, which is a  very popular and easy to learn Javascript framework. Angular makes it easy for developers to build efficient and scalable Single Page Applications (or SPAs).  Angular applications are made up of modules, components, services, filters, and directives.

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MySQL vs. PostgreSQL: Which Database Is Better for Your Business?

May 18, 2020 3:53:12 PM / by Oliver Nelson posted in Databases

A search on Google will turn up plenty of articles comparing MySQL to PostgreSQL. There are articles for beginners, exhaustive in-depth lists, and even an all-out fight video! So why does the internet need yet another MySQL vs. PostgreSQL article?

Well, we're going to take a different approach in this comparison. Many of the articles out there look at this topic based on things like use in websites or the availability of tools. We're instead going to look at things from the standpoint of a business application developer, both independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprise IT. 

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Generating Revenue With Hybrid Cloud Applications And On-premise Data

May 3, 2020 11:08:48 AM / by Riaz Merchant posted in Webinars, API development, Cloud and hybrid cloud, Thriftly

Traditional software vendors who have been developing and deploying client-server applications on Windows desktop, face a dilemma.

On one hand, you have to maintain and support your existing customer base running on Windows desktop. On the other, you have to build new applications for the cloud because new customers prefer a cloud application.

We recently hosted a webinar that details how combining on-premise data and application APIs with customer-facing cloud apps offers you greater scalability and cost-savings.

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Easy API Development Is Simpler Than You Think

Apr 20, 2020 8:45:00 PM / by Oliver Nelson posted in API development, Thriftly

So you want to build your first API. At some point in your pursuit, you've thought about how to make your API development easy. It can’t be too hard; everyone’s doing it. But as you travel down the road, you’re going to face some serious choices.

Most developers creating their first real API assume future-proofing will be their primary concern. Factoring in future upgrades and extensions is a real development issue, but it’s far from the only one. And it’s not even close to the most important at the outset.

As you begin building your API, you should be far more concerned with locking down security, choosing the correct protocol, and understanding how the API will support your application’s business model. Thankfully, here at Mertech, we can handle those things for you with these three ways.

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7 API management challenges (and how to solve them)

Apr 16, 2020 7:00:00 PM / by Theo Despoudis posted in API development, Thriftly

APIs are a critical tool for building modern applications. But like all useful tools, you have to manage APIs properly in order to use them to greatest effect.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top seven challenges that arise when managing APIs. We’ll also discuss strategies for addressing each one in ways that ensure API scalability and resiliency.

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The benefits of API-driven development and how you can implement it

Apr 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Chris Tozzi posted in API development

What’s the point of an API? Ask most developers that question and they’ll tell you that APIs are useful because they connect different applications or services together.

But the importance of APIs extends even further. By embracing a concept known as API-driven development, you can leverage APIs not just as a tool for helping to build applications, but also as the very foundation of your entire development strategy.

This article explains what API-driven development means, why it’s important, how you can implement it and how to overcome common challenges associated with API-driven development.

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Thriftly Webinar Part 5: Testing & Deploying Your First Application with [54min]

Feb 25, 2020 3:46:01 PM / by Mertech posted in Webinars

In previous training sessions for Evolution (now, we have covered the basics of developing an application: designing the user interface, creating an API and securing the application. All this is important, but developers ultimately need to know the best way to test and deploy their application to ensure they are releasing a bug-free and high-quality application to their market.

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BTR2SQL v6 Includes Updated Server Support, Multi-LOB Support, and Important Fixes

Dec 3, 2019 1:45:00 PM / by Mertech posted in Webinars, Btrieve, News

Focused on database support and feature parity, BTR2SQL Version 6 includes support for RDBMS versions of Microsoft SQL Server 2019, Oracle 19c, and PostgreSQL 12.

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Easier Application Rollouts and Improved Speed With Flex2Crystal Version 3.2

Nov 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mertech posted in Crystal Reports, News

Flex2Crystal’s recent Version 3.2 release includes a series of exciting updates and optimizations, as well as important bug fixes to improve performance and user experience.

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