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Blockchain Use case: Monitoring Global Climate Change

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United Nations Climate Change secretariat recently announced that it would be supporting usage of distributed ledger technology (DLT) aka Blockchain for monitoring global climate change. In this relation, on 12 December 2017 in Paris, a multi-stakeholder group of 25 organizations working on distributed ledger technology (DLT, i.e. blockchain) held a meeting to agree to collaborate and establish an open global initiative called the Climate Chain Coalition (CCC). Given that Global climate change is an issue which needs a lot of trust and transparency between participating countries, Blockchain technology forms the key. Here is a comic strip which represents the same.   In this post, you will learn about aspects of climate …

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Electron uses Blockchain Technology for innovating Energy Sector

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Electron, a blockchain-based startup out of UK, is innovating in the energy sector for enabling the energy creators (such as micro-grids and mini-grids) to trade energy with those requiring energy while ensuring data security, transparency and traceability/provenance. The company has got experts from the areas of blockchain energy and e-trading coming together and building innovative products for achieving some of the following objectives in relation to energy creation and trading: Decentralization: The idea is that Energy production and distribution should no longer be limited to the large enterprises (especially government ones). Given the ease with which one can generate renewable energy sources such as sun and wind, one should be …

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Cryptocurrency – Technology behind Ledger Hardware Wallet Blue

Ledger, a french cryptocurrency start-up has raised $75 million for taking their hardware wallets for securing storage and transactions of cryptocurrencies around the world, and, also invest further in research and development programs. The primary goal of these hardware wallets is to store the cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and ethereum holdings offline to remove the risk of being hacked. The following are couple of products by ledger in relation to securely storing and transacting cryptocurrencies: Ledger Blue (Bitcoins) Ledger Nano S (Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies) In this post, you will learn about the technology behind Ledger’s Hardware Wallet product, namely, Ledger Wallet Blue. In one of the …

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15+ Blockchain Jobs Designations for Your Next Blockchain Hire

Blockchain Job Designations

Given that Blockchain has gone mainstream, companies are now hiring blockchain developers at all levels such as following: Blockchain Development Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer Principal Software Engineer Staff Software Engineer Infrastructure Engineer Visual Designer Blockchain Technology Leadership Solution Architect, Application Architect, Lead Architect, Consultant Technology Lead Blockchain Project/Program Management Project Lead Program Manager Practice Head Business Development Business development (VP) Blockchain Job Designations from Indeed.com Below are some of the designations in relation to Blockchain application development whose jobs can be found on Indeed.com. Blockchain Developer: Other designations similar to this one are following: Blockchain Software Engineer Blockchain Engineer Blockchain Platform Developer Full-stack Developer (Blockchain) IT Blockchain Engineer Blockchain Developer …

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Blockchain Usecase – Air Cargo Industry (Supply-chain)

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Blockchain is being aggressively pursued by business owners and technology / business evangelists in order to determine if it would help business grow in addition to bringing competitive edge as a result of technology benefits provided by the Blockchain. Recently, a Blockchain proof-of-concept (POC) is successfully completed by Dnata, a provider of air and travel services in the Middle East. They evaluated the Blockchain potential in Dubai Air Cargo industry. The following company participated in the Blockchain POC: DNata flydubai Cargo IBM Blockchain Technology Benefits As a result of Blockchain POC, following benefits were realized: Elimination of redundant data Enhance visibility and transparency for all stakeholders Business Goal vis-a-vis Business …

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Top 6 IT Automation Framework for DevOps (2017-2018)

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This page lists down top 6 IT automation framework which can be used to achieve DevOps goals in relation with IT automation. Chef: Chef claims to achieve speed, scale, and consistency by automating the infrastructure. Ansible: Open-source framework in order to scale automation, manage complex deployments and speed productivity. Puppet: Puppet claims to achieve IT automation in relation with delivering and operating software. CFEngine: Open-source light-weight automation fraemwork for automating large-scale, complex and mission critical IT infrastructure. It claims that it is known for its speed, stability, security and scalability. SaltStack: IT automation framework for DevOps RunDeck Trends for IT Automation Tools (2017) Below represents the trends of Chef, Puppet …

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Blockchain Usecase – Freelancer to Benefit Lot More

Blockchain has been revolutionizing different kind of businesses including financial, banking, supply chain management etc. Given the very nature of this Blockchain technology, it is also going to disrupt freelance industry benefiting mostly the freelancers. And, this blockchain network implementation most probably looks to be a public blockchain which can be implemented using platform such as ethereum. Following are some of the platforms which are already working on this idea of using Blockchain for freelancing: Ethlance.com: Ethlance is a first of its kind platform for connecting freelancers and developers. It has its database running completely on Ethereum public blockchain and front-end source files distributed on IPFS, that means it’s completely …

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Top 3 Javascript Frameworks for 2018 – Angular, ReactJS, VueJS

From trends data retrieved from sources such as Google, Stackoverflow etc., it is seeming as if the javascript framework of choice for developing your next web app has to be in one of the following. As of today, these are top three javascript frameworks trending on Google, Stackoverflow etc. Angular/AngularJS ReactJS VueJS Google Web Search Trends – Angular, ReactJS, VueJS StackOverflow Q&A Trends – Angular, ReactJS, VueJS

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Oct 2017 – Angular Vs ReactJS – Which one was Popular?

This page represents the popularity of Angular vs ReactJS in October 2017 from different sources including Google Trends etc. It is evident that Angular is seeing greater adoption followed by ReactJS. It is also interesting to note from search keywords trends that Vue.js. Another key observation is the interview questions which developers are seeking in relation with Angular. Google Trends – Angular vs ReactJS Google Popular Search Keywords – Angular vs ReactJS

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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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How to Convert Your Existing TV to a Smart TV in $35

The article represents what would it take to convert your existing TV to a smart TV that shows you TV programs and also helps your checkout your favorite online videos from youtube.com. In India, the chromecast device is sold in Amazon.in online store for Rs. 3250 on this day. What is Smart TV? As explained on Wikipedia, A smart TV, sometimes referred to as connected TV or hybrid TV, (not to be confused with IPTV, Internet TV, or with Web TV), describes a trend of integration of the Internet and Web 2.0 features into television sets and set-top boxes, as well as the technological convergence between computers and television sets and set-top boxes. Read it further here. Simply speaking, Smart TV would have some of the …

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Google Maps Embed API to Benefit Local Search Engines & Others

The article explores newly launched Google Maps Embed API and talks about the benefit to end users and, some of the business benefits to local search engines. Few days back, Google launched its new Google Maps Embed API using which any business could easily embed google maps in relation with their locations with simple & easy embeddable HTML snippets. Following is how the HTML snippets look like: <iframe width=”600″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:0″ src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed/v1/place?key={API_KEY} &q=Space+Needle,Seattle+WA”> </iframe> Lets look at the API parameters (in bold) above: place: Actually, “place” is used for the parameter {mode}. Other values for {mode} could be directions, search, and view. Read for details on different types for mode on …

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Atlassian Confluence-JIRA Integration to Strengthen Agile Portfolio

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Earlier this week, Enterprise software toolmaker Atlassian announced tighter integration between its JIRA issue tracking application and its Confluence team collaboration platform. With this move, they have further strengthened their agile portfolio. Following is the list of software in their agile portfolio: Confluence: Confluence pages are used to maintain requirements (stories), technical specs, design guidelines, etc. Confluence pages are linked with JIRA thus linking requirements/technical specs to stories. JIRA: JIRA is used to maintain epics/stories and issues. There are several blueprints in JIRA created to manage status reports, retrospective meetings etc. The new JIRA Report Blueprint allows development teams to create an ad-hoc status report or a change log in Confluence. The new Retrospective Blueprint gives scrum masters, …

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