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Angularjs vs Angular 2 vs TypeScript

AngularJS Basics: For Those Who Prefers jQuery

When AngularJS first appeared, it came along as a crap. It looked like many broken pieces which have to be joined together. As this framework for building web applications progressed, it has gathered a lot of followers around the world. An excellent documentation with cool examples was added to make the framework look simple and user-friendly. It performed great in learning trial apps like TodoMVC Project.

However, in case the user has only interacted with jQuery libraries before, it might be difficult for him to master AngularJS fast. It would be unfair to ignore the advantages of using AngularJS:

        MVC Done Right
        Declarative User Interface
        POJO Data Models
        Directives as the Way to Add Functionality
        Flexible when using Filters
        No need to Write Huge Codes
        In-place DOM Manipulations
        Relevant Service Providers
        Context Aware Communication
        Prepared Unit Testing

Why AngularJS Will Fail

Despite all of the benefits mentioned above, Angular was never good enough for all sorts of programs and applications. For instance, it would make no reason to ask AngularJS developers to come up with the game or a computationally intensive math program. This framework would not fit your specific problem domain. At the same time, it was very effective for generic web applications, so AngularJS served as a viable framework to build upon for a while.

The basic cause of failure is not the lack of gaming abilities, of course. It is rather the difficulty in usage. First, jQuery was brought into the place with own JS libraries that assisted in coping with mundane commands of JS:

        Class look-ups
        Selective Elements

jQuery appeared and helped developers with the repetitive operations. That was the first sign that Angular JS will be replaced.

Angular 2 as a Savior

It all lasted until the day Angular 2 was announced to be released. Due to the fact Angular 2 was not expected to be compatible with its first version, a lot of changes arrived. The main question was like if it would be better to go on developing using AngularJS or quickly switch to Angular 2. Sure thing: we don’t have to catch up with the latest versions as soon as they are released, 

but in this case, it really makes sense to think about Angular 2 because of the potential Angular JS failure. If the app is small, it might be not that difficult to conduct any changes. But what if we’re talking about a large-scale project? What should AngularJS developers do then?

After collecting valuable feedback around the web, there are few things worth mentioning that might prove the superiority of Angular 2. This one seems more prepared for the current state of web standards as well as its future. Under the future standards, experts usually mean ES6\7, immutability, components, shadow DOM, service workers, mobile compatibility, modules, typescript, etc.

It is true so far that Angular 2 has removed a range of basic features of the previous versions. Well, perhaps the controllers, $scope, directives, and the module definition are gone. Some common things like ng-repeat also look different now.

Top Advantages of Switching to Angular 2

Anyway, these changes are positive as Angular 2 is more ready for the future web requirements. I would not recommend beginning a project on AngularJS today as it may ruin tomorrow. To make you feel more comfortable with choosing Angular 2, let me tell you that Google has already launched a project with this framework. If you are searching for stability, you may turn to react\elm.

When one asks to name the basic advantages of Angular 2, experts recall the following features:

        Support for web components
        Usage of Typescript
        Great performance
        General simplicity of the interface.

If you ask me, I would advise Angular 2 for large-scale projects. Yes, it requires more time to study it. Be ready that very little documentation would be available, but that is not something specialists who created this framework cannot solve.

JavaScript vs Typescript

Many people wonder whether Angular 2 would help for Ionic as well as whether Ionic 2 is Javascript or Typescript. These two are interrelated, but one has to mind the nuances.

While AngularJS was all about JavaScript, Angular 2 works with both JS and Typescript. So, it makes sense to compare JavaScript against Typescript as Angular 2 is based on it. Anyway, Angular 2 official website comes along with documentation and articles in Typescript. Also, it is important to state that Angular 2 can be used in Dart. Basically, Ionic 2 supports the same programming languages.

In any case, when you compare Angular JS and Angular 2, focus on the pros and cons of Typescript when thinking of the second one.

TypeScript’s Advantages

  • It is an improved set of JavaScript. The main pros of TS are the opportunity to combine several excellent further JS characteristics together with the static typing and other TS-based structures, and Typescript will transpile into the target JS profile(s) your target audience expects. You concentrate on utilizing features that TS supports. This is especially useful for long-term projects.
  • So-called type safety can assist in discovering mistakes that are caused due to the necessity to transpile TS. You can get rid of them at the early stages, within the authoring and compile time, and fight regression problems effectively. This is crucial for maintainability.
  • Perfect support for inheritance and interfaces allows achieving higher OOP experience to JavaScript, which results into the improved code decoupling and reuse.
  • The syntax is usually more convenient for C# or Java developers.
  • AngularJs development company did not have the same opportunities as Angular 2 teams have today. By choosing Angular 2 with its Typescript, you will benefit from its model and tools to get the best experience.
  • It is fair to admit, however, few of the Typecript’s cons.

TypeScript’s Disadvantages

  • It is complicated to handle without the knowledge of statically typed or OOP languages. But there is always time to learn.
  • The importance of applying TS definitions for non-TS libraries can turn a hassle.
  • You cannot run Typescript directly without a compile stage.
  • TS is unable to fix what was once broken in JS.
  • Several tricks in JS can be quite complex to implement, but you can survive without them.

When Should You Choose Angular 2?

Well, some experts offer this table made of simple questions to make the final decision regarding Angular 2.

Is your project small? If it is and in case it is personal, use Angular 2.

If it is, but it’s work, then think about the team size. Does it involve more than 2 employees? If both your colleagues and manager support Angular 2, then you can also select it.

If at least one of the employees has problems with Angular 2, it is better to hold on.

If you’re the entire team, then decide whether you really feel comfortable with the framework.

Be ready that alpha-software like this can ruin some of your drafts, but in case you have mastered it in full, it would be really thankful.

You can always check the progress of Angular 2 over here.

To sum up everything said above, Angular 1 or AngularJS may still be used for small projects and short deadlines. Angular 2 may take more time to explore and get finally done, but the benefits are too obvious to miss the opportunity to switch to it as soon as it is totally ready.

        Angular 2 has much better performance than Angular 1.
        Angular 2 offers a stronger templating system.
        Angular 2 possesses easier APIs, lazy loading, simpler/faster debugging.
        Angular 2 is much more testable then Angular 1.
        Angular 2 provides nested components.
        Angular 2 makes it possible to execute more than 2 systems together.

Agriya Discounts 2016

Startling discounts that offer clients a good chance to cheer up are offered by Agriya, a leading web development company in India on a timely basis, and in this month of August Agriya is offering the same to the users throughout the world. The offer is a flash sale which reduces the price of products, modules, and mobile applications sold by Agriya to a flat 30% OFF. This exciting flash sale begins from 29th August and ends on 5th September 2016. This sale favor the clients belonging to diverse sorts of business in multiple means for it has been made so easy to access. 

Why This 30% OFF August Flash Sale is so Vital?

One of the important reasons which make this offer valuable for clients is that it is not limited to one particular product or modules. This offer covers multiple sets of products, modules as well as mobile applications created by Agriya. Hence it includes many business domains like crowdfunding, freelance jobs, traveling, cab booking, messaging and purposeful marketplace scripts. The web and mobile app development services provided by Agriya are also involved in this offer. Thus the entire products and services maintained by the company get covered in this offer. Hence, users can blindly go for this offer by keeping their eyes closed. 

Get This 30% OFF Flash Sale by Following Simple Ways 

For getting this discounted enabled on the products and services they purchase from Agriya, users will have to follow simple steps. Every product, modules, and mobile app page promoted by the official website of Agriya has a buy now button. Interested users can swiftly move to the web page in which the payments must be done by clicking the buy now button. In that payment page, users will find a space to enter the coupon code. In that space just type FLASH30 to receive this valuable discount. Clients who are interested in knowing more about this discount can get in touch with the business development team of Agriya dedicated to helping as well. 

Bootstrap 4 Features

Download - Bootstrap 4.0.0-alpha 3 here

1. Sass Instead of LESS

Until now Bootstrap has used LESS as its main CSS prepocessor, but for the new major release, the style rules will be refactored to Sass, which is much more popular among frontend developers, has a huge contributor base, generally easier to use and offers more possibilities. Thanks to the powerful Libsass Sass Complier written in C/C++ Bootstrap 4 will compile much faster than before.

2. New Grid Tier for Smaller Screens

Bootstrap has a sophisticated responsive grid system that allows developers to target devices with different viewports. Bootstrap 3 currently has 4 grid classes for columns, .col-xs-XX for mobile phones, .col-sm-XX for tablets, .col-md-XX for desktops, and .col-lg-XX for larger desktops. Bootstrap 4 will enhance the grid system with a fifth one that will facilitate developers to target smaller devices under 480px viewport width.

The new grid class has taken the name of the previous smallest one, and pushed the current names of the grid tiers upwards by one notch. In Bootstrap 4 the large desktops will use the .col-xl-XX class selector. It’s important to know that despite the new name they didn’t add a new class for extra large screens but for extra small ones.

3. Introduces Relative CSS Units

Bootstrap 4 finally drops the support for Internet Explorer 8. That’s really a smart step as it allows them to get rid of pesky polyfills, and convert to relative CSS units. Instead of pixels, the new major release will use REMs and EMs that make it possible to implement responsive typography on Bootstrap sites. This will also increase readability, and make sites more accessible for disabled users.

If you want to try out how relative units work with the new Bootstrap 4, check out this demo on Codepen.

4. Brand New Bootstrap Cards

The development team decided to unify some previous elements of Bootstrap’s user interface, so they decided to introduce a new UI component called Cards. Cards will replace the former wells, thumbnails and panels, and will provide users with a more streamlined workflow. Don’t worry, cards will keep familiar elements, such as titles, headers and footers of wells, thumbnails and panels.

As cards will be more flexible than the current UI components, they will allow a bigger space for creative implementations. There are some pioneers out there who have already conducted experiments on Codepen with Bootstrap Cards. You can check them out, or create your own cards.

5. New Reboot Module

The new Reboot module replaces the previous normalize.css reset file. It doesn’t ditch it; on the contrary, it builds more rules upon it. The goal of the move was to include all generic CSS selectors and reset styles in a single, easy-to-use SCSS file. You can take a look at the source code here if you want to better understand how the new module works.

It’s good to know that the new reset styles smartly set the box-sizing CSS property to border-box on the <html> element, which is therefore inherited by each child element on the page. The new style rule makes responsive layouts more manageable. If you want to experience the difference between the content-box and border-box layout types, take a look at this handy demo provided by (it wasn’t created for Bootstrap 4, it just shows how box-sizing generally works).

6. Opt-in Flexbox Support

Bootstrap 4 makes it possible to take leverage of CSS3’s Flexbox Layout, however – as Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t support the flexbox module – the default version of Bootstrap 4 rather makes use of the float and display CSS properties to implement a fluid layout.

Flexbox has an easy-to-use layout that can be excellently utilized in responsive design, as it provides a flexible container that either expands or shrinks itself to fill the available space the best way. Only use the opt-in flexbox feature if you don’t need to provide support for IE9.

7. Streamlined Variable Customization

All Sass variables used in the new Bootstrap release are included in a single file called _variables.scss, that will significantly streamline the development process. You don’t have to do anything else apart from copying the settings from this file into another one called _custom.scss to change the default values.

You can customize many things such as colours, spacing, link styles, typography, tables, grid breakpoints and containers, column number and gutter width, and many others.

8. New Utility Classes for Spacing

Bootstrap 3 already has many practical utility classes such as the ones that change floating or the clearfix, but Bootstrap 4 adds even more. The new spacing classes allow developers to quickly change paddings and margins on their sites.

The syntax for the new classes is quite straightforward, for example adding the .m-a-0 class links a style rule that sets margins to 0 on all sides of the given element (margin-all-0). While margins use the m- prefix, paddings are styled with the p- prefix. In the development docs you can take a look at all the new spacing utility classes.

9. Tooltips and Popovers Powered By Tether

In Bootstrap 4 tooltips and popovers makes use of the super cool Tether library, a positioning engine that makes it possible to keep an absolutely positioned element right next to another element on the same page. This means tooltips and popovers will be automatically placed properly on Bootstrap 4 websites.

Don’t forget that as Tether is a third party JavaScript library, you need to separately include it in the HTML before your bootstrap.js file.

10. Refactored JavaScript Plugins

The development team refactored each JavaScript plugin for the new release using EcmaScript 6. With the smart utilization of the latest specifications and the newest enhancements, they intend to improve the frontend experience.

The new Bootstrap 4 has also undergone through other JavaScript improvements, such as option type checking, generic teardown methods, and UMD support, that will all work together to make the most popular frontend framework run more smoothly than ever before.

This article was taken from HONGKIAT. The whole purpose of sharing this article is to convey the news for my readers.

nodejs developer mistakes

For the past few years, Node.js, accounting for its growth and popularity, has been a talking point for some time now. Well-establish companies like Walmart and PayPal have adapted it, making it one of the most recognized languages at present. However, as many other platforms, Node.js faces a lot of development problems that includes crucial mistakes committed by the developers themselves. This article details out the top 5 common mistakes that the developers are guilty of committing often.

Blocking The Event Loop

Being a single-threaded environment, Node.js makes sure that, no part of run in a parallel. To achieve the concurrency I/O bound operations are handled asynchronously. But this leads to the blocking of the event loop as thousands of clients are connected to it. There is no a clear-cut solution to this problem, other than to address each case individually. 

Initiating Multiple Callbacks

Relying on callbacks is what JavaScript has done forever. In Node.js, callbacks are the only way to make asynchronous elements of the code to communicate with each other. This will be the norm, at least till further enhancements are done. The package developers are also more inclined to design their APIs around the callbacks. With such great importance, the vital error that happens is using a callback more than once. Just being a bit more careful, developers can avoid this critical error.

Deeper Nesting Of Callbacks

Nesting callback so deep is not exactly a Node.js issue, but may cause problems, making the code spin out of control in a short span of time. It gets worse with the complexity of the task. Nesting callbacks in this way will end up with a hard-to-read, hard-to-maintain and error-filled code. One feasible solution is to declare these tasks as small functions and then later link them all up.

Assuming The Callbacks Will Run Synchronously

The USP of JavaScript and Node.Js, that lead to their success and popularity is the process of asynchronous programming with callbacks. With regards to other programming languages, it's easy to predict that two statements will execute one after another automatically unless some special instruction is provided to jump between statement. However is Node.js, that uses callbacks, a single task may not perform well until the previous task is finished. Node.js developers have to make sure, the next task that has to happen after the call, has to be invoked from within it.

Not Testing The Application Enough

Assuming that the application is “done” before running multiple tests on them is considered as a cardinal sin. With the availability of multiple testing tools at the disposal of the developers, there is really no excuse for not testing.

Final Words

By now, it's clear that these mistakes may cause devastating effects on the program. Node.js had made it extremely easy for beginners to learn and get started, but there are areas, where things can be easily messed up. Avoiding these crucial mistakes will let the developers to extract all the advantages, Node.js has to offer.


In the digital era, where mobile apps are officially declared as “the next big thing”, it's a cardinal sin to even commit the slightest of mistake when it comes to the development of the mobile apps. Measuring a desirable mobile experience is a complex process and designers are trying hard to create the perfect mobile app with what less information they are presented with. An average mobile app doesn't stand a chance in this fiercely competitive marketplace. The pressure to create a top-notch app is huge and the designers and the developers are the first line of attack, those are destined to face it. Listed below are few crucial mistakes that custom mobile app development services should avoid at any cost while designing.

Note : I have written this article originally for Agriya blog

1. Poor Design

This is by far, the biggest and the most fundamental mistake committed during the app creation stage. UI designers are in-charge of the placement of elements, while the UX designers try to enhance the user experience. Both these designers have to give a thought in the user's point-of-view, try to visualize, how they are able to interact with the app that is being created. A simple and interactive design that works well on multiple levels will be for sure more engaging for the users. The designers should also be equipped with the latest happenings and the trends in the designing arena, so that they can come with innovative designs that will excite the end users. 

2. Unnecessary Features

An app should be designed with only the required amount of features, even if it has to be just a handful. Too much of the features will only make the mobile app slow and affect the overall performance. It's important for designers to identify the primary features that will help in the main functionality of the app and if required can add additional features as updates for enhancement in a later stage.

3. Neglecting the Primary Goals & Objectives

This may happen when the designers commit to a lot of things at the same time. Negligence of the primary goals and objectives will lead straight to the path of failure. It also means that the designers loose track of the expectations of the app's target audience. All the hard work put in will be of no use, if they lose sight of their targeted, end users.

4. Tiring & Exhaustive Tutorials

Tutorials, without a doubt, are very much important to any app development as it acts as a guide that helps the end users. Unfortunately, most of the tutorials are overloaded with excessive information and ends up trying to explain the same point in multiple versions. If the app created, demands an exhaustive  tutorial, make sure it's described in simple terms that the user can understand.

5. Taking Up A Complex Process

A pre-defined process that includes the necessary steps and goals for various time frames is what is required for an app development. Complicating things will only lead to a lot of confusion and will result in a creation of app with very low standards. Sometimes, designers get overambitious and apply multiple design elements, with the thought process that it will make the app unique. Even though this process may work for some apps, users tend to get irritated with over-styled visuals.

You may also like : UX Designer vs UI Designer - Similarities and Differences

6. Trying To Replicate Other Apps

A thumb rule for success in designing is, every product is unique its goals, value, functionality and the end users. An alarming trend that is followed nowadays is to replicate the design and functionality of a successful app blindly. There is no guarantee that, the same will work for the app, that's been created.

7. Ignoring Feedback While Redesigning

Redesigns are part and parcel of the designing process and with the competition this fierce, it's very much important to go through the timely redesign process to keep the mobile application up-to-date. Valuable inputs from the users will be of much value as, those users care more about the operations than the aesthetics. Redesigning the app, ignoring those feedbacks may lead to the discontent of the end user, in-turn, lead to the decline of that mobile app. 

8. Keeping the Users in the Dark

This is, again, another major mistake designers commits during the updating or redesigning process. By not letting the users know about the process can backfire pretty bad. A simple message with not much technicality, explaining the process will do wonders in also enhancing the overall relationship between the app business and the end users.

Read Also : 8 Best UI/UX Tools for Responsive Web Designing

9. Keeping Unrealistic Financial Goals

A financial plan is always considered the backbone of any business and a lot of thought process and work is put into, to create the perfect plan that will suit a particular business. But even after such strains and hard work, many businesses fall flat because they were unable to create a logical and realistic financial plan. The same goes for the creation of mobile applications too. The designers should never ever get into an impression that the app they have created, will bring in high returns on investments. With an ocean of free apps available for the users, projecting the returns with a paid app can be tricky. It's always important to include all possible ways of revenue generation strategies should be included in the financial plan. Few examples are in-app purchases, in-app advertising, etc. The UI/UX designers must walk the thin line with regard to the number of in-app ads or in-app purchases, as too much of these will hamper the user experience and may even reduce the financial impact of the app that was forecasted earlier. 

Final Words

As a mobile application development company, one should always be aware that mistakes, no matter small or big, will always come back to hurt the progress of the company. Improving on the design is a long-going, on-the-work process and proper awareness of the consequences will help reduce such mistakes in the future.

HTML5 - Canvas vs SVG

SVG has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years, but that doesn’t suggest that Canvas has been discarded. Both these tools are common standard HTML-based technologies that  can be used to create amazing aesthetic experiences and graphics. Let us analyze them in detail to find out the right tool that will suit your HTML5 web design company.

Canvas vs SVG – An Introduction

Canvas by HTML5 helps in rendering graphs, game graphics, art, or any other visual images and also allow you to create and manipulate  images, pixel by pixel using a JavaScript programmable interface. 

SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics is a language to describe two-dimensional graphics. The drawings created by SVG are interactive and dynamic. On the contrary to the images created by HTML5 Canvas, SVG allows you to increase and decrease the image, without affecting its crispness and quality. 

Advantages & Disadvantages of Using Canvas


1. Good Rendering Support

Canvas offers you an excellent rendering support that makes it ideal for developing fast action games. The support extends to the hundreds of elements on the screen and for the high-performance 2D surface.

2. Better Interactions

The HTML5 Canvas ensures better interactions, enabling the user to operate with ease with the content. It offers more interactive and animated possibilities than previous internet  application platforms like the Flash. This is one main reason for many html5 web design companies to churn out successful web applications all the time.  

3. User-Friendly Game Development Process

If you're familiar with developing Flash games, using HTML5 Canvas will be a dream. It allows you to build multiple fun and interactive games.


1. Scalability Issues

Creating high fidelity complex graphics like building and engineering diagrams, organizational charts, biological diagrams, etc., is not possible using the Canvas as it loses its quality when it's scaled.  

3. No  Accessibility

Since what you actually draw on the Canvas surface is just a group of pixels, it cannot be read or interpreted by assisting technologies or search engine bots.

4. Extremely Dependable on JavaScript

This is a major setback while using the Canvas as the only way the <canvas> element can work is with the JavaScript. 

See Also : HTML5 vs HTML6 - Advanced Features in HTML6 

Advantages & Disadvantages of Using SVG


1. Excellent Scalability

This is a huge benefit of using SVG, especially in the digital era, where high-resolution tablets, phones, and monitors are used by almost everyone. The scalable features come as a bonus for responsive designs too, that comes in handy during multiple web application developments.

2. Defined by XML Format

Unlike the bitmap image formats, SVG does not consist of a fixed set of dots, but of shapes and their attributes. This makes sure the image can be saved as the smallest size possible. No matter how large the graphic gets, the XML that describes the graphic is the only thing transmitted to the client.

3. Easy to Create and Edit

Multiple user-friendly tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, Corel Draw, etc., are available to create SVG graphics. Free tools such as Inkscape, OpenOffice, LibreOffice Draw and SVG-edit (online tool) can also be used. They are easy to edit, giving SVG graphics, a huge advantage over rasterized graphics. A text editor or any vector graphic editing tool is enough to edit the SVG graphics. 

4. Intricate Detailing

Detailed graphics are possible in SVG as it uses lines. The illustrations look sharper, clearer and a lot easier to understand. Vector graphics look sharper and better in printouts too. 


1. Complexity in Development

One of the major disadvantages of using SVG is the complexity that is involved in the development process. The code, which is structured in XML can be quite lengthy and complex. This makes it difficult to troubleshoot for errors.

2. Less Information

The complexity surrounding the development of SVG directly impacts on the amount of reliable information available on the subject. Unlike HTML or XML, which has a lot of educational information, SVG has very little information.

3. Limitations in Authoring Tools

Although a text editor is enough to create an SVG file, it's not a viable option for many developers and designers. Authoring tools available for SVG are comparatively less to the tools available to develop alternative image formats. These tools also provide diverse options for developers to experiment with.

Final Words

Canvas can be used for game development, ray tracing, drawing a distinct number of objects on a small surface, replacement of pixels in the video, etc. While the SVG can be used to create graphs, road maps, complex UI elements, Logos, responsive ads, etc. 

By now it's clear that a direct answer to the question, “what is the right tool?” can't be answered. It all comes down to the developers skill set and predispositions. Try and understand all your options before committing to any one technology. Choose the one that not only fits perfectly for the task at hand but your own level of comfort as well.

Bootstrap for material design

The possibilities offered by Google’s material design is endless. Material design is an end result of Google’s effort to improve user experience and overall dynamics of web layouts. Material design is a mixture of dynamics promoted by flat designs and the major interface elements backed by the quantum paper. 

It includes a lot of designing aspects ranging from shadows, layout fixing, texture, as well as physics. To extend the reach of material design to more developers, Google has launched a good number of resources including color pallets, designing indications, multiple instances, and illustrator files. All these factors contributed to the growth of material designs in general. 

In a video released by Google, the material design has been highlighted as a platform for creating “ designing interfaces ”. Material designs will serve developers as a language for developing excellent web layouts. It serves as a platform for creating applications. 

Along with the popularity of material designs, a good number of companies and developers started providing related CSS frameworks to back Google’s material design. Material design for Bootstrap, and Materialize. CSS are good cases in point. However, these CSS frameworks came with plenty of setbacks. Here many of the Bootstrap designers started asking the question, what is stopping Google from releasing a Bootstrap for the material design? 

Bootstrap is one of the most sought after projects in Github. It is meant for the making of clean websites that are basically responsive. The beauty of Bootstrap framework is that developers keep on updating the codes, and being an open source any professional developer can make easy contributions. The community is fully grown, and it is still emerging. Thus, it is beneficial for Google to launch a Bootstrap or a well-assisted CSS framework for the material design. 

Benefits Google gain by launching a CSS Framework for Material Design? 

By launching a CSS framework for the material design, Google can exhibit a mobile-first attitude. The responsive websites will be built with their own codes. The open source nature will also help web development companies or professionals to contribute to it. It will help Google to create more publicly consumed websites.   

If Google proceeds with the initiative of creating a CSS framework for material design, it will prohibit many amateur companies or developers from creating ‘stuffs’ that lacks bandwidth, and quality. Google’s infrastructure is so large to wipe off the minor setbacks that may come in the way of developing a Bootstrap for the material design.


In the month-end of June 2016, Google will most probably come up with a Bootstrap for the material design. There are reliable speculations that indicate Google developers are working hard on this aspect. Companies and freelancers working on Bootstrap web development are anxiously waiting for the launch of Google’s own CSS framework for the Material design.

Freelance Platform Scripts

It's a pleasure to inform that Agriya has come up with the much-needed updates to its most prominent Getlancer scripts. Keeping multiple, valuable feedbacks from clients, Agriya's team of experts has developed a new version, for all the Getlancer, Freelance Platform scripts - Freelance bidding, Quote, Jobs and Portfolio.

Listed below are the major changes and updates

• Optimization of data queries in the "User Dashboard" page and all the sub-tabs

• Proper displaying of "Total Payment", when choosing "Featured"/"Mark as Urgent" in Post a Projects and Post a Jobs pages.

• Caching error fixed that prevented send and withdraw request.

• Addition of auto-complete loader for address fields in  Post a Job, Post a Project, Request a Quote, Registration and Profile edit pages.
• Displaying of maps in the refined map search for the  freelancer, project and jobs listing pages.

• Corrections with regard to the Portfolio List API calls.

The major error fixes are

• Portfolio listing JSON error when Portfolio Favorite plugin is disabled.

• Job listing API error when Job Favorite plugin is disabled.

• Search Page not opening (If Project plugin is not available).

• Clicking the header search icon from dashboard page.

• Disputed project not moving automatically to the "Waiting For Administrator Decision"

• "Post a Project" page not opening through pjax click.

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Nodejs Version 6

Node.js is up with its latest version just 6 months after the release of version 5. The new version is adorned with a handful of performance improvements adding to its security and stability . The version 6 of Node.js will make every Node.js developer happy for it brings in long-term support. It is expected to offer web developers more reliability and stability. 

What are the vital improvements in Node.js version 6?

One of the essential additions in Node.js is the increase in the speed of module loading. The older LTS version, especially 4 has less speed, hence developers used to spend more time for application development cycles. Now the latest version attempts to increase the speed by four times more. The version is an updated one with JavaScript V8 engine. The older version has compatibility with JavaScript engine 5.0 only. This new update is 93% complete in terms of ES6 features. 

Node.js v6 includes a host of features namely super keywords, default as well as rest parameters, and diverse classes. Node.js 6 comes with an added buffer API which is built-in to lessen the number of programming bugs, and other issues. In addition to it, other notable enchantments encompass a Zero-fill buffer, an improved constructor method, and an advanced Math.random(). Node.js developers can also utilize an increased number of documentations and testing, as well.

The new version enables extremely simple JavaScript operations by means of an enriched proxy, reflect, and symbols. Version 5 will receive a proper maintenance for few more moths. This LTS version will be shifted to maintenance mode, and it will receive updates, and bug fixing in future. Whereas, the new version of node.js 6 will get lifetime support, added ES6 features, and a JavaScript V8 engine. 

When can Developers Shift to Node.js v6?

However, developers will have to wait till October 2016 for shifting to Node.js 6. It will be an LTS version by that time, and there onward developers can make the alterations accordingly. 

Note : Now Node.js v6.2.1 is available - check here for more details.


In the present scenario, JavaScript is one of the most popular client-side programming languages. With a model of concurrency and no concept of a thread, JavaScript was able to differentiate itself from other dynamic languages. Node.js can be credited for this well-documented popularity. 

Node.js helped JavaScript in server-side implementations, which reduced a lot of complexity of using two different languages at both ends. Node.js also helps in building innovative server and web/mobile applications. This article discusses the pros and cons of this excellent run time environment, so that the next time you approach any Node.js development services to build your web or mobile apps, you're completely aware of what you can expect.

Advantages of Choosing Node.js

  • The main advantage is that it uses JavaScript, which is easy to learn. A basic Java programmer will find it easy to upgrade to Node.js.
  • Node.js is an open source runtime environment that supports caching of individual modules. 
  • Concurrent request handling is assisted by the asynchronous event-driven IO.
  • Both the server and the client-side uses the same piece of coding and as a result, it makes things easier for businesses to deploy the various web applications more effective.
  • Node.js has an active and vibrant community with codes shared regularly via Github, etc.
  • Being a single-threaded program, Node.js has multiple options for having a good control over run-time executions like event-loops and call-back methods.

Disadvantages of Choosing Node.js

  • The main drawback is the consistency factor. Many Node.js development companies feel that the API keeps changing at frequent intervals.
  • Node.js don't work well with relational databases.
  • Node.js requires an asynchronous programming approach for it to enhance its scalability. This has a split opinion among developers as many feel that this particular approach is more complicated than the linear blocking I/O programming. This also makes the code look messy.
  • Node.js is not suitable for large and complex web applications as it, at present doesn't support both multi-threaded programmings. 
  • Programmers find it hard to use Node.js for high intensive computational tasks. 

Final Words

In spite of the shortcomings, Node.js have abundant features that will help in creating a wide range of networking and server-side applications in JavaScript. To conclude, as a web developer, it's very essential to study both the pros and cons of Node.js to put it to use at the best of its ability.

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