ActionScript: a Language for Website and Application Development

ActionScript is an object oriented language which is a superset of the JavaScript language. It is used in website development as well as software development which aim for the Adobe Flash Player platform. The language is an open source one, it is available free, with an open source compiler and an open source virtual machine: Apache Flex and Mozilla Tamarin, respectively.

 

In the beginning, ActionScript was designed to be used in the controlling of simple 2D vector animations which are created with the aid of Adobe Flash. Later its functionality expanded, and the language is now used in the development of web based games as well as rich Internet applications –streaming media, video and audio, are included.

 

The ActionScript 2.0, which is more suitable for the development of Flash applications, was introduced later. With the capability for scripting items instead of animating it, not only time is saved, but also the flexibility of editing is increased. ActionScript 3.0, introduced in 2006, came as a new version which was to be complied and used on the completely rewritten virtual machine of the language. That is why the language code is designed for the 9th version of Flash Player and has a tenfold increased speed of execution.

 

The 3.0 version of the langage is used when solutions are developed for the Android and the iPhone operating systems, and the benefits of enhanced functionality and speed are used in the application development projects. ActionScript mobile applications are created with Flash Builder and are based on the Adobe AIR, a development tool which is a frequent tool for the development of platform independent applications which can be run on desktop devices. In the course of the development of AIR applications, HTML, Ajax, as well as the AIR software development kit are made use of.

Mobile Device Application Development: A Growing Trend

With the continuously increasing number of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the need for application development is increasing accordingly. That is a sector of the software development area that is growing at fast paces. Applications are needed for the various mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPad, Android, HTC, Nokia. In the development of apps for mobile devices, creative content design skills are needed together with the software development skills. The mobile app market is expanding, and more and more companies and websites are offering dedicated apps for mobile device users who want to benefit from their services.

 

In mobile application development, specialists who are experts in the fields of software development, game development, and creative design, set out to develop specialized applications which facilitate users of business services, free services, etc. The modern resources available for application development, equipment in state of the art laboratories where software development is carried out, the capabilities are available for 2D as well as 3D content design, the production of audio content when needed, as well as game development tools when needed.

 

In the course of mobile application development, software developers use the power of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, to develop and test applications that run on different mobile platforms. The local coding environment is combined with cloud based services, to create mobile applications.

 

To meet the growing needs for mobile application development, there are a number of courses organized for specialists in software development. The subjects of such courses include the design and development of mobile apps, and the benefit gained is awareness of the manner in which apps can be integrated in different business environments to enhance competitiveness and efficiency of operation. Nowadays mobile apps quickly become reality in the commercial work and serve as business tools whose results are promptly seen.

WordPress Hosting of Business Sites and Blogs for Impressive Web Marketing

In the course of marketing on the Internet, different forms of activities can be carried out. There are different fields, different marketing channels that help to spread the information of company products and make them stand out and attract the attention. The marketing channels, such as email marketing, content marketing, search engine optimization, to name but a few, are commonly achieved with WordPress hosting. The online and offline marketing efforts are combined, and in fact there is an overlapping between marketing channels, so they blend into one common area, the area of Internet marketing.

WordPress hosting is especially important, as it enables company websites to load fast and not leave online visitors wait long, which would discourage them from getting acquainted with website content. Furthermore, WordPress hosting is accompanied by all round support by hosting providers. When business website owners rely on dedicated hosting, they do not have to worry and lose precious time in the event of problems like plugin breakage, failure of theme files to function, etc. Businesses can rely on the support coming with their WordPress hosting and dedicate their efforts to their own business activities, to refreshing their contents, their blogs, etc.

The functionality of the WordPress content management system has been in the center of attention since it was started in 2003. The system is great for business websites and is also a powerful blogging tool. The features of the system include its plugin architecture as well as a system of templates. It has risen to the top position as a blogging system on a worldwide scale, and over 60 million sites on a global scale benefit from the functionality and ease this free content management system has. New WP themes for business websites, blogs, etc. are continuously created, to contribute to the unique presence of businesses on the web.

Applications Development and the Role of JavaScript

Applications development includes all the stages from the initial conception stage through the developing stages to reach the final deployment and manifestation of the ready applications which meet different usage purposes. Applications conceived and developed with JS and other development tools can be prepared to meet specific client needs for custom software, they can be developed to meet perceived needs of sets of potential users of these applications – with commercial software applications and open source applications; finally, they can be developed for personal use – with personal applications development some activities can be easily automated to spare efforts and time.

 

JavaScript is a specific programming language which is becoming more and more common in different application developing, in games development too, as well as in the designing of desktop applications.  The JavaScript language is a scripting one which includes dynamic typing. It relies on the C language for its syntax type. There are also other languages which serve as the basis for JavaScript and the development of applications, such as the Self language and the Scheme language – programming languages which supply the key principles of designing in JS. In applications development, the use of JavaScript is extensive.

 

With JavaScript, a multi paradigm language, different programming styles: object oriented, functional, imperative, can be supported. The language can be used in applications development outside the scope of web pages too. Examples of usage include PDF documents, desktop widgets, as well as site specific browsers. With the newer JS virtual machines and frameworks which boast higher speeds, the popularity and usage of JavaScript in server side applications is also increasing. Virtual machines are software based virtual computers which can be based on specifications in order to emulate computer architecture, and thus virtual machines can function like real computers to be used in applications development.