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Why Hiring Drupal Developers Pays Off

Most developed economies managed to avoid spiraling financial crisis which encourages enterprises to invest in upgrade of their software, and with Drupal establishing as a major content management platform Drupal developers are in high demand again. Nevertheless, corporations are still cautious when drafting their IT budgets with great portion of small and medium businesses worldwide still experiencing difficulties to set aside funds to invest in development of software applications.

 

Drupal has emerged as a major content management system (CMS) and content management framework that is free and open-source thus lowering the initial cost of investment in a corporate site or internal business collaboration system. On the other hand, Drupal is quite a complex and sophisticated platform to be customized and properly configured by inexperienced administrators when at stake is the reputation of an organization and the ultimate goal is to produce full-functional website that features appealing design.

 

The very fact that numerous government agencies across the globe, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, etc. have selected Drupal to power their sites should be encouraging for entrepreneurs who are still in doubt whether Drupal is a reliable CMS. The challenge lies with the selection of the best software developer to complete a particular project that may feature functionality and design that look like an easy task at first glance but require in-depth knowledge of Drupal core, myriads of Drupal add-ons and extensions, and methods to combine the best available modules into an operational system.

 

Looking in the past, one can find countless number of examples when corporations decided to save on Drupal developers and build an online system using in-house resources only. It could be a serious misstep because of the very nature of Drupal, free and open-source CMS, whose official website is updated with dozens of new add-ons, contributed modules, extensions, and themes on a daily basis. Therefore, only experienced Drupal developers can cope with the great number of available modules or provide a custom-made solution that is going to work smoothly when combined with other modules.

Of course, only a handful of businesses can afford to install Drupal core, the standard release of Drupal, and hope that it will work with customers who are now used to get complex online service optimized for mobile access and compatible with most computing devices. Somehow, hiring a Drupal software developer is an inevitable step in the process of building an appealing and full-functional site which, however, pays off through relatively easy to use administration and acceptable extensibility.

 

Reliable Drupal developers are able to provide tailored solutions that are reasonably priced if only ready to use modules are incorporated into a particular software solution. The key to success, however, is to combine those modules in an error free manner to avoid unacceptable system behavior and unintended results. A system that rarely experiences technical issues or shutdowns pays off much faster than a site which has to be fixed on a daily basis, regardless of the advanced functionality incorporated into the latter.

 

That said, hiring the best and most affordable Drupal developer can prove to be the most important decision in the entire process of implementing a full-fledged website that features varied functionality and modern design. An experienced software development firm can offer good value for money through high-quality requirements gathering which is often the stepping stone in building a successful software system. While numerous Drupal modules are available for free, it is not a good idea to experiment until a somewhat functioning solution is worked out, hiring a third-party IT consultant and reliable Drupal developers is a far better approach when the matter in had is to get a working solution.

 

Author Bio – Gary is free lancer content builder for many sites and magazines, he wrote lots of article on CMS technology.  Currently he writes on Drupal development topics.

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What’s Next after 4G Tech? Advance Review

Yes after early debut of 4G technology, we are now again facing another surprise from the developers of this technology. They call it 5G technologies which promise a faster mobile internet for the consumers.

If you can figure out internet options in your area, especially if it is 4G, don’t just be contented with the faster mobile internet that you can receive. Be mindful that as the sales of smartphone and tablet users increase, it would have a direct impact to the congestion of the wireless networks provided by the network companies.

Give it five years from now and you would feel the deterioration of your internet speed. This is the prediction of the network developers. That is why while you are enjoying the current comfort 4G is offering, they are busy in researching and developing a much faster mobile internet connection.

So what would you expect from 5G technology? Here are the facts that would excite you for the future.

Faster mobile internet connection

 

It would be an understatement to say that 5G offers faster mobile internet connection from 4G technology. However, according to the standard of the International Telecommunications Union, 5G technology would have a speed of one gigabyte per second. It’s a literal speed that can download an HD movie in less than a minute. Imagine the data that speed can offer you? Another shocking part is it can actually shared by the entire household. For example, if you are comfortable with slower mobile internet speed, then you can actually share the remaining bandwidth to your family members. And that’s what we call intelligent network.

Intelligent network

 

The developers of this technology do not only focus on the speed. They also put emphasis on the reliability and usefulness of this technology which is not seen in the 4G. With intelligent capability to distinguish priority connections, consumers can now put machines into their internet. For example, you could actually set your thermostat in plus 20 degrees hotter even if you are still driving two miles away from your home. When you are in an emergency, this technology allows you to prioritize emergency calls using VoIP than your social media sites. They predicted that this technology in internet connectivity will be more inclined in the introduction of IP based machines, instruments and appliances. Would this be true, we don’t really know. What is cleat though is that it can make human lives more convenient.

Affordable

 

5G technology has been predicted to be much cheaper compared to its ancestors. This is because data caps will be avoided and companies will now charge its consumers in a much affordable price. Indirectly, people can save from the costly internet bill because of the 5G’s capacity to share. From the point of view of consumers, this technology is the best way to do things like watching TV, using the telephone and watching expensive movies in the cinemas in a single billed internet service. Now, you can save more from those expensive cable and telephone bills.

Review by: Jashon Wills

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Spend more to get noticed on Apple’s App store

Getting noticed on Apple’s App Store has become more expensive for developers this year, while application downloads haven’t increased much, according to Fiksu, a digital marketing company.

Developers who actively market their apps on the world’s largest mobile-software marketplace spent about $1.44 to attract each loyal user in June, an increase of 13% from a year earlier, Fiksu said in its report. A loyal user opens an app three or more times, according to Fiksu.

Competition between app developers is heating up as the market matures and users have more choices among apps offering similar features. Costs peaked in December at $1.81 per user as developers tried to attract people who got an Apple device for the holidays.

The 200 most popular free iPhone apps were downloaded 4.63 million times per day, on average, last month, an increase of 2.7% from June of last year, Fiksu said.

Apple has paid $5 billion to developers selling their wares in the App Store and more than 30 billion apps have been downloaded since the digital store’s opening in 2008, Tim Cook, the company’s chief executive officer , said at a press conference last month. Most developers aren’t complaining.

Mobile apps for Apple and Google operating systems will generate $8.7 billion in revenue this year, up 60% from last year, according to a report by Flurry, a mobile-research company.

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