Over the past few years, IT industry has experienced a booming demand for PHP professionals. PHP seems to have won the hearts of IT professionals and market alike with its robust development potential. An increasing number of customers are looking to hire PHP developers for their web application development projects. And is it hard to find a PHP developer for hire? Absolutely not! One search on Google and you end up with a long list of companies offering PHP developers on hire.
Our modern day business scenario has this uncharacteristic need for a dispersed yet connected workforce. We want our people to be proactive and reach out to the customers but without losing touch with the enterprise. We want them to operate from remote locations while still having access to enterprise information. As a result, we have people carrying out communications via emails, phones, video conferences, Skype, instant messengers, VoIP, fax, social networks, and the list goes on.
A few months back a colleague handed me a report published by Juniper Research on mobile augmented reality (AR). The report predicted mobile based AR apps to witness 1.4 billion downloads by 2015 – a business worth $1.5 billion approximately.
I dropped my jaw and gawked at Juniper’s report. My reaction had nothing to do with the figures contained in there. I have never doubted AR’s potential all this while. In fact, somehow I have always known that one day AR was going to be big – probably too big to handle. Rather it was a surreal feeling for me. I was like ‘yay I was right about AR.’
How Agile Is Agile Development Really?
For quite some time now, I have heard IT guys rant and rave about how agile development has changed the landscape of software development. Now I was like, “Hmm, is it really true? Has agile development really delivered value to the enterprises? Has it really worked out the kinks of software development for them?” I know – very skeptical of me – but I had to find out.
Have you ever wondered why the words such as Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 or for that reason, anything 2.0 are ever used?
If so, you are asking for a retrospective on how trends in the applications development, particularly oriented towards the web technology go, this simply happens on the basis of two criterions:
1. Technology Paradigm Changes
2. Improved business concepts, particularly aimed at evolving technology adoption mechanism