Author Archives: Nidhi Rai

Nidhi Rai

Nidhi has been researching internet technologies for last five year or so. Her field of interest includes JavaEE, mobile technologies, UI programming such as HTML, CSS, Javascript (Angular/ReactJS etc), open-source and other related technologies.

Top 10+ Mobile / Web App UI Mockup Tools

UI Mockup tools for web and mobile apps

If you are looking to create UI mockups for your upcoming mobile / web app, then, here is the the list of top 10+ Mobile / Web app UI mockup tools: JustinMind: A great tool where one can define various mobile gestures / transitions during prototyping and test the look-and-feel using mobile app Axure: Good tool for creating and publishing mockups in collaborative manner Marvel App: Easy to use and cloud-based tool Hotgloo: A UX, wireframe and prototyping tool designed to build wireframes for web, mobile and wearables. Used by companies like Disney, Deloitte, IBM etc. Proto.io: Helps create fully-interactive prototypes that look and work exactly like your app with absolutely no coding required. …

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Top 10 Startups Building Speech-to-text Conversion Solutions

Speech recognition startups

This is a list of 10 startups which are using speech recognition technology (Speech-to-text Conversion) to solve different problems. Startup Name What they are doing Behavioral Signals Building emotion recognition and behavioral analytics technology; They are speech-to-text conversion with AI to create powerful predictions. SpeakSee Makes conversations visual and easy to hear for the deaf and hard-of-hearing; It may require integration with Cloud Speech API integration to get real time transcription. HelixAI Helps scientists, researchers, and lab technicians access information and reference data simply using their voice; Spitch Swiss-based provider of solutions in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Voice Biometrics, Voice User Interfaces (VUI), and natural language voice data analytics. The …

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Key eCommerce Job Responsibilities for Back-office Staff

This article represents some of the key job responsibilities for a back-office staff working with one of the ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop etc. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. List of Job Responsbilities in relation with Ecommerce Platforms Following is the list of job responsibilities for a back-office staff working with one of the ecommerce platforms. Product Sourcing Product research to augment product catalog Getting products details from other ecommerce stores such as EBay, Aliexpress Product Merchandising Edit product images Upload products onto the store Write SEO optimized product descriptions Sanity …

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Top 10 Ecommerce Platforms for Online Store – 2016-2017

This article presents a list of Top 10 ecommerce platforms (2016-2017) which can be used to get started with your ecommerce business by getting your shop online. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Top 10 eCommerce Platform to Create Your Own Shop Online Following is a list of top 10 ecommerce platform, commercial and open-source, which can be used to create presence for your business online. All of these platform can easily be customized to suit one’s online business needs. Note that these ecommerce platforms have been put in order based on Google Trends. Magento Shopify …

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Learn R – How to Get Started with GGPlot – Code Example

This article represents quick introduction to GGPlot along with key concepts and code examples using R programming language. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos.   Following are the key points described later in this article: Quick introduction to GGPlot Installation and loading of GGPlot GGPlot – Key Concepts   Quick Introduction to GGPlot ggplot is one of statistical package that facilitates the easy creation of different plots. One of the key concept related to ggplot is that ggplot is built up layer by layer. This means that one could start by initializing the ggplot using ggplot(data) …

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Brackets – New Code Editor for Web Development – Worth a Try!

brackets

I came across this code editor, Brackets, today morning as I was browsing AngularUI home page and saw the mention under IDE plugins. Brackets is an open-source code editor for the web built using web technologies, primarily Javascript. After spending sometime with it, I found it to be very interesting one. You may want to give it a try. One caution is that there are still some bugs out there. Following are some real cool features why you would love Brackets to start with: Code completion Inline editor Live Preview Language Support   Code Completion One cool feature with Bracket is code completion feature. I have not tested with different …

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Learn R – Different Data Types with Code Examples

R Data Types

This article represents quick concepts on key data types in R programming language, along with code examples and some good go-to links for further read. For those new to R, I would like to quickly re-iterate that R programming language helps in performing data analysis and, is an integral part of data science as a practice. In other words, it is one of the go-to language/platform for data scientist to work with the data. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Following are different data types in R that would be discussed in this article: Vector List Factor …

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Javascript – StapesJS Hello World with Code Example

stapesjs

This article represents facts around what is StapesJS and why you would want to make a note of it or, in other words, get started with it. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Following are the key points described later in this article: What is StapesJS? Key Reasons Why You May Love StapesJS StapesJS Hello World – Code Example   What is StapesJS? A tiny Javascript framework, StapesJS provides simple and easy-to-understand-and-use building blocks that could be helpful in coding our web apps using libraries/frameworks such as JQuery, ReactJS, Zepto etc. I must say that I have …

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Trends – Top 5 Javascript Web Frameworks – Oct 2014

This article represents top 5 Javascript frameworks for web apps as of this month, Octobar 2014. Please note that that I call them out as top 5 based on Google trends and that is it. To my amaze, I found meteorjs as a real cool one which I would try and post my opinion in future blogs. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more popular frameworks. Also, sorry for the typos.   Following are the top 5 frameworks: AngularJS ReactJS EmberJS MeteorJS KnockoutJS or BackboneJS   AngularJS One of my personal favorites, AngularJS is trending upward. Take a look at the plot below:   …

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Learn PHP – How to Write A Class in PHP

This article represents some high-level concepts and a code example on how to write a PHP class and use it elsewhere. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Following are some of the key points described later in this article: Why write a PHP class? Key aspects of a PHP class A PHP class – Code Example Using PHP class in PHP files   Why Write a PHP Class? As a beginner, I have come across this common thing that PHP developers tend to write one or more functions in the PHP files/scripts. As a matter of …

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PHP – How to Install Apache 2.4 with PHP 5.6 on Windows

This article represents instructions on what’s needed to be done to install Apache 2.4 with PHP 5.6 on Windows (64-bit). Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Following are the key steps/points described later in this article: Install Apache 2.4 Install PHP 5.6 Configure Apache 2.4 for PHP Configure PHP 5.6 Test Install Apache 2.4 This step looks to be obvious. However, after I am done with the entire installation, it looked to be a bit tricky especially when you got 64-bit Windows. If you go to website, http://httpd.apache.org, you are taken to download page for win32 …

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JArchitect Version 4.0 on Mac OSX is GA for Download

Version 4.0 of JArchitect on Mac OSX is now available for anyone wishing to download and try it. JArchitect manage complex code base and achieve high Code Quality. With JArchitect, software quality can be measured using Code Metrics, visualized using Graphs and Treemaps, and enforced using standard and custom Rules via CQLinq queries. Features in JArchitect v4.0 include: A dashboard panel that shows the state of the current code base at a glance as well as a comparison to a baseline. Monitoring trends on 50 default “Trend Metrics” as well as custom trend metrics. These can be displayed through Trend Charts. Focus on recent rules violations (by using filters) that occur …

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Javascript – Why Use Modernizr?

This article represents quick concepts and reasons on why one would like to use Modernizr, a Javascript library. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Following are the key points described later in this article: What is Modernizr? Why use Modernizr?   What is Modernizr? As per the Modernizr website, Modernizr is a JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the user’s browser. When I first read this punchline, I could not really figure out as to what is the purpose of this library, or simply speaking, what are some of the important use-cases given …

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ATG Developer Certification – 100+ Sample Questions

atg certification

This article presents summary information and links to the pages related with sample questions, being categorized into different mock tests, that could be helpful to clear ATG Certification exams. The primary reason why I have put up the questions (and shall be adding many more mock tests in near future) is the fact that there are not many pages on web which present questions in well categorized manned such that test takers can get help with their preparation. In past, I had setup my team and have several members clear the ATG certification exams. However, they did find it difficult to take sample tests on web during their preparation period. These …

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ATG Interview Questions – Part 2

This article lists down a set of 20 interview questions related with ATG Commerce. The help documentation on ATG could be accessed from this page. Please feel free to comment/suggest. Also, sorry for the typos. The questions presented in this article could be taken as online tests (with answers also given) on following pages. ATG Commerce – Free Online Test 1 ATG Commerce – Free Online Test 2 Also, find following pages on vitalflux.com that consists of another set of interview questions on ATG: ATG Platform – Interview Questions Following is the list of questions: Components can be started or stopped using which of the following ACC BCC ATG Commerce merchandising …

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ATG Interview Questions – Part 1

ATG interview questions

This article lists down a set of 20 interview questions related with ATG platform. One may note that ATG is a very popular eCommerce platform that got acquired by Oracle some years back. The help documentation on ATG could be accessed from this page. Please feel free to comment/suggest. Also, sorry for the typos. The questions presented in this article could be taken as online tests (with answers also given)  on following pages: ATG Platform – Free Online Test 1 ATG Platform – Free Online Test 2 Also, find following pages on vitalflux.com that consists of another set of interview questions on ATG: ATG Commerce – Interview Questions Following is the …

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