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Why to use PostgreSQL with Django?

We are living in an era where data is considered as the new currency. The more data you have the more rich you are. And, the amount of data available is increasing day by day.To store data available databases are used. Many different types of databases are available now. In this blog, we will learn about one such database PostgreSQL and why it is best choice to use with Django while developing a web application.

Contents

1. Django – Introduction, Features, and Architecture

2. Why do we need a database?

3. PostgreSQL – Introduction, Features and Companies using it

4. PostgreSQL with Django

5. Final thought

What is Django?

Django is an open-source web development framework used to build web applications for different business problems. It is based on the Python programming language. It follows the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) principle to avoid the repetition of unwanted code which the development process to maintain the optimization of code. Django comprises different components like authentication system, Content Management System, database interactions and many more.

It offers features like

  • Rapid development
  • Security
  • Scalability
  • Versatility
  • ORM ( Object Relational Mapper)

Learn more about Django features here.

One of the most important features amongst these is object relational mapper. The ORM helps developers to map data between the models and the database tables without writing any SQL queries. This allows developers to build applications quickly eliminating the time wasted in writing complex queries by using Django inbuilt functions according to their requirements.

It works on the MVT Model View Template architectural pattern for developing web apps.

  • Model: In Django, each model is a class that represents a table in the database and every attribute in the class represents a field in the corresponding table. Models are denied in the models.py file.
  • View: In Django, the view is a function that works as the controller and takes a web request and sends the web responses like HTML pages, XML documents, images, a 404 page not found error, etc.
  • Template: In Django, the Template folder contains all the client-side files like HTML, CSS, and javascript files and keeps the code clean by keeping the backend and frontend code separately.

This MVT structure help developers to keep the codes separately and enable them to change the frontend part of web application without changing the backend business logics.This is especially beneficial while interacting with database.

 

Why do we need a database?

Nowadays, having a web application for your business is a necessity. Having a database for your web applications makes them more versatile, scalable, and interactive. A database allows you to create, store, read, update and delete data whenever needed. For example, If you have a shopping website you will need to store the products details that you have and the order details etc, If you have a social media website you will need to store all the data of all the users what they post, what they like, their comments and many more items or if you have a simple website that shows your company details you must have a page which has a contact form which people can fill and contact you for that you need a database.

Specifically talking about Django, It offers a default SQLite database when you start building an app but it is meant for small projects and it is not too much scalable which is not something you want. That’s why we tend to use different databases with Django to achieve the ACID principle and maintain the scalability of our web application. The Django web framework supports multiple databases. Examples include MYSQL, MongoDB, PostgresSQL, MariaDB, and SQLite.

The Django official documentation preffer PostgreSQL.The Django supports POstgreSQL 9.5 and higher version It uses django.contrib.postgres module to make database operations.Now lets us learn about PostreSQL.

 

What is PostgreSQL?

It is a powerful open-source relational database. With the support of more than 20 years of community development, it is a highly stable database management system with high levels of reliability, integrity, and correctness. A lot of web applications, mobile applications, geo-spatial applications, and analytics applications use PostgreSQL as their primary data store or data warehouse. Currently, PostgreSQL 12 is the latest version. It is also known as Postgres.

Scientists from the University of California at Berkeley created PostgreSQL. It was originally known as Ingres. The creators of this application gradually added more features and improved it over time. As a result, the name was changed to Postgres95 and finally to PostgreSQL.

 

Features of PostgreSQL

  • It allows the development of a fault-tolerant environment by administrators to maintain data integrity.
  • It is compatible with all major programming languages and middle ware.
  • It supports a multi-version concurrency control system
  • It supports client-server network architecture
  • It support both relational(SQL) and non-relational(JSON) querying.
  • It is completely ACID(Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability.
  • It is compliant with the ANSI SQL standard

Giant tech companies like Apple, IMDB, Instagram, Reddit,Skype, Spotify uses it. International Space Station also utilize it to store the data on the orbit and then replicate that database on the ground. PostgreSQL is widely used in the Financial Industry, Government GIS data, Manufacturing, Web technology and many more domains.

 

Advantages of using PostgreSQL with Django

  • Django supports richest set of features offered by PostgreSQL.
  • Django has django.contrib.postgres to make database operations on PostgreSQL.
  • Django provides a lot of data types that are only supported by PostgreSQL like ArrayField, HStoreField, and PostgreSQL-specific aggregation which can be used for both general-purpose data aggregation and statistical analytics. The JSONField stores JSON encoded data.
  • As a result of PostgreSQL specific database constraints, developers can specify what kind of data can be inserted into the database. This increases the accuracy and reliability of data in the database.
  • Using the “django.contrib.postgres.forms” module, the Django framework provides form fields and widgets that are specific to PostgreSQL.
  • You must utilize PostgreSQL if you are creating a map-based application or storing geographical data, as GeoDjango is only completely compatible with PostgreSQL.
  • Database functions such as TranscationNow, which return the date and time when the current transaction started on the database server, are specific to PostgreSQL.
  • PostgreSQL specific lookups extend this functionality beyond what is provided by Django’s built-in lookups. There is an unaccent lookup feature available in PostgreSQL, which enables accent-insensitive lookups. PostgreSQL also supports migration of Django Database extensions to PostgreSQL.
  • Additional validators that are specific to PostgreSQL are provide by the “django.contrib.postgres.validators”.
  •  Full-text search functionality is supported by PostgreSQL database which allows searching natural language documents using Django.
  • In addition, PostgreSQL-specific indexes like BrinIndex, BTreeIndex, GinIndex can help users effectively manage large datasets with advanced indexing functionality.

 

Some special cases when PostgreSQL is the best database choice for Django 

  • To store geographical data: If you are using maps in your application, the best choice would be PostgreSQL, since it is completely compatible with GeoDjango.
  • To provide Procedural language support: Python and many other programming languages an be used as procedural programming languages in PostgreSQL.
  • To use JSON: jsonb were added in Postgres 9.4. So it doesn’t require extra NoSQL DB.
  • Data type changes: You can alter the data type of a column in PostgreSQL without having to rewrite the table. Since Postgre 9.1, changing the data type has been faster.

 

Final Thought

Any company’s data is a valuable asset. How you input, access, and utilize that data can either be a time-consuming expense or a game-changer in terms of your company’s efficiency and cost-cutting. After deciding on a framework for developing your business’s application, the next most daunting challenge is deciding on the finest database for the job. In this blog, we learned why PostgreSQL is the finest database to utilize with Django development to create a solution to your business challenge.

Startxlabs, one of India’s top digital transformation service providers. Launched in 2014, Startxlabs aims in innovating a digital future by developing technology for the web and mobile platforms. From our beginning as a technology development company, we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs and to deliver exceptional services to our clients. Whether it’s people we work for or people who work for us, we value honesty, passion, and the desire to explore. We have expertise in website development, android app development, iOS app development, Flutter, React Native app development, UI/UX design, and marketing strategy. With the engagement of our highly technical team, we have delivered over 110+ projects providing a positive impact on the users.

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Top 10 In-demand Web Development Frameworks

In this tech-savvy generation having a web application for your business is a necessity. It allows your business to reach a huge target audience and gain skyrocketing popularity. The best method to attract new users is to create smart and intuitive websites.

In order to simplify the web development task and build a robust, scalable, flexible, and secure web app quickly multiple frameworks have been invented. Some have been in use for decades. However, others have gained popularity in recent years.

In this blog, We’ll learn about the top 10 most popular web development frameworks for both backend and frontend development.

What is a Framework?

A web framework is a software platform which acts like a skeleton of the website which you utilize to build a web application quickly using the available tools and features and then further extend it to meet the requirements. There is no better way to create rich and interactive online applications than to use frameworks, which have been endorsed by thousands of developers worldwide.

Why do we need a Framework?
If there are no frameworks available the software engineers have to make all the things from the scratch like database setup, business logic, security option, etc. Web development frameworks simplifies these tasks.

Some major reasons we use framework are:

  • Higher Performance
    Web frameworks are loaded with inbuilt features and tools to ease up the development task and increase the performance of the application.
  • Faster development
    With Inbuilt features, ready-made components, libraries, and highly efficient tools for integration purposes, Web frameworks ensure the rapid development of web applications.
  • Reliability and security
    Web frameworks consist of ready-made components or features that are thoroughly tested by a large development community and ensure that your project won’t get stuck if any error comes up. And web frameworks are often designed in such a way that they prioritize the security of the application in all cases.

What are the types of Frameworks?
A web application is made of two components the server-side i.e the Backend and the client-side i.e. The Frontend and to make the development process smooth we have web frameworks available for both backend and frontend development. Nonetheless, some special web Framework like Django supports both backend and frontend development.

There are two types of Frameworks:

  • Frontend Frameworks
    They are responsible for building the client-side i.e the user interface. They are based on frontend programming languages such as HTML,CSS, Javascript, etc. They deal with the UI/ UX design of the web application.
  • Backend Frameworks
    They are responsible for building the server-side i.e. the backend of the application like database setup, business logic, etc.They uses backend programming languages such as Python, Java, Ruby, PHP, Javascript etc.

Source : Github

There is a vast choice of web development frameworks available today. Listed below are the top 10 web development frameworks which are most trendy in the IT industry.

    1. 1. Angular (Frontend)
      Angular is one of the most important frameworks used for frontend development by numerous companies. Its first version which was based on javascript was developed in 2009. Later in 2016, it started using Typescript in place of Javascript. It is used to develop client-side dynamic web pages. It is comparatively harder to learn compared to other programming languages as it has many components like libraries, controllers, directives, and many more. It is based on MVC (Model View Controller) architectural pattern. It can be used to develop high-quality single-page applications, mobile-web, native mobile and, native desktop applications. Companies like Google, Microsoft, and Paypal Upwork, Lego, Netflix use it.Advantages

      • It contains numerous Angularjs development services.
      • It is based on MVC architecture.
      • The rapid development of web applications can be achieved.

      Disadvantages

      • It is large in size which causes slower processing.
      • The learning curve is very steep.
      • Its documentation is not well organized and can be hard to follow by beginners.

    2. 2. React(Frontend)
      React is an open source Javascript library introduced by Meta(earlier known as Facebook). Even though it is a library, it still can work as a framework and is used to develop efficient single-page web applications. Moreover, it also supports the development of mobile applications which is not the case with other frameworks.
      It interacts with other libraries to provide features like API integration, state management, SEO optimization etc. Companies like Facebook and Instagram use it.Advantages

      • It offers rapid manipulation in HTML documents because of its virtual DOM feature.
      • Integration with other libraries is very easy and helpful.
      • It also supports mobile application development.

      Disadvantages

      • Its documentation is not well organized.
      • It has a complicated structure that can be difficult to work on.

    1. 3. Vue(Frontend)
      Vue Js is another open-source web development framework for frontend development of single-page web apps as well as user interfaces for web apps. It is based on highly adaptable MVVM structure. It is lightweight and can be used to create functional user interfaces with numerous tools and features available. It can be easily integrated with 3rd party tools and it is very easy to use and learn. It is a perfect fit for developing single page and dynamic applications.Companies using it are Gitlab, Behance, Grammarly, 9GAG and many more.Advantages

      • It is easy to use.
      • It is lightweight.
      • It is easy to integrate with 3rd party solutions.

      Disadvantages

      • Its tools are not very stable.
      • It is not supported by big enterprises such as Google and Microsoft.

    1. 4. Jquery(Frontend)
      Jquery is another javascript library that is open source and can be used for building web apps user interfaces. It is popular for its schematic approach and cross-browser compatibility. It provides easy integration between DOM elements and its syntax structure. It is trendy because of its exceptional ability to create effects and animations in Web apps. It is small in size and has numerous plugins to provide functionalities whenever needed.Advantages

      • It is easy to use.
      • It supports multiple libraries.
      • It is open source.
      • The documentation is easy to follow.

      Disadvantages

      • Its javascript file needs to be included in the app to make it work.
      • Very few functionalities are included in its framework.

    1. 5. Laravel(Backend)
      Laravel is a web development framework based on most popular programming language PHP. Taylor Otwell developed Laravel in 2011. It is based on MVC( Model View Controller) architectural pattern. It supports API development and has numerous packages that make the framework more efficient. It is used to develop the backend of web applications. It can be used to build mid-range web applications. It can be easily learned using its tutorial website Laracasts which has numerous helpful videos. Companies like Neighbourhood, Travel, Deltanet, Lender are using it.Advantages

      • It has a good documentation.
      • It has the latest features of PHP.
      • It has integrated mail services and cache facilities.

      Disadvantages

      • It does not support payment gateways.
      • It is not suitable for mobile application development.

    1. 6. Express(Backend)
      Express is an open source Javascript-based Node JS API. It is highly efficient and prominently used in large enterprises because of its flexibility. It provides multiple built-in features and functionalities such as third-party integration, routing, server-side scripting, and many more. It can be used to create web applications, APIs and mobile solutions. It is used by companies like Accenture, IBM, Uber MuleSoft, Myntra, and Myspace.Advantages

      • It is highly flexible.
      • A good tool for developing APIs.
      • It is fully loaded with features and functionalities.

      Disadvantages

      • High learning curve.
      • Monotonous call back.

    1. 7. Spring(Backend)
      Spring is an open source Java-based web development framework. It was invented by Pivotal Software. It can be used to develop enterprise-level applications. Since, it is based on Java language which is used by major enterprises it will not lose its populartiy in the coming years. It lets you scale your project quickly. Websites like Wix, TicketMaster, Deleokorea, Intuit, Zalando, MIT, Zillow and BillGuard are users of this framework.Advantages

      • It is lightweight.
      • It has a vast supporting community.

      Disadvantages

      • Steep learning curve, especially if you don’t know java.

    1. 8. Rails (Backend)
      Ruby on Rails(Rails or ROR) is one of the oldest open source web development frameworks for backend development. It is based on the Ruby programming language and follows MVC architecture. It supports complex algorithms usage for building solutions to complicated business problems. It can be used to create cloud-based applications using its powerful libraries and tools.It has a vast community that can help anytime you get stuck while creating a robust and high speed solution to your business problem using its incredible features. Airbnb, GitHub, Hulu,GroupOn and Shopify are primary users of Rails.Advantages

      • It allows the rapid development of web applications.
      • It provides numerous tools and libraries.

      Disadvantages

      • Its documentation is not very good.
      • It experiences slow processing.

    1. 9. ASP.Net (Backend)
      ASP.Net is a popular web development framework that is used to develop dynamic desktop and mobile web applications. It was developed by Microsoft to allow developers to build magnificent web application and services. It is based on C# programming language.Asp.net core is a version of Asp.net which is popular for its speed, power and productivity. Some famous companies using ASP.NET are TacoBell, GettyImages, StackOverflow.Advantages

      • It is lightweight.
      • High performance.

      Disadvantages

      • It doesn’t support many platforms like Java.
      • It doesn’t support many CMS.

  1. 10.Django (Backend + Frontend)
    Django is one the best framework among all these framework as it supports both backend and frontend development of incredibly scalable, secure, and flexible web applications. It is based on Python programming language and follows MVT (Model View Template) architecture for developing efficient web apps. It has numerous key features such as messaging, authentication system, caching, administration panel, and many more. It can be easily used to build large and complex enterprise projects.It is used by companies like Google, Youtube, Pinterest, Disqus, YouTube, Spotify, and Instagram.Advantages

    • It allows the rapid development of complex projects.
    • It supports an inbuilt authentication system to make the application secure as Security is Django’s priority.
    • Its documentation is well organized and is very easy to follow even for beginners.
    • It has huge community support.
    • It can be used to create SEO optimized web applications.

    Disadvantages

    • Its processing can sometimes be slow.
    • Its learning curve is very steep.

    Learn more about Django and its features here

Conclusion
A web framework plays an integral and indispensable role in the software development process. All the above mentioned frameworks have their own features, advantages and disadvantages.

It is highly recommended to utilize the most suitable framework to build your web application because it can save you from the hustle and bustle of building every features and architecture from scratch.

The 10 best web development frameworks are listed above to help you create a spectacular online presence for your business, and you may choose the one that best suits your needs. Developing websites with these popular frameworks can substantially speed up the process.

Startxlabs, one of India’s top digital transformation service providers. Launched in 2014, Startxlabs aims in innovating a digital future by developing technology for the web and mobile platforms. From our beginning as a technology development company, we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs and to deliver exceptional services to our clients. Whether it’s people we work for or people who work for us, we value honesty, passion, and the desire to explore. We have expertise in website development, android app development, iOS app development, Flutter, React Native app development, UI/UX design, and marketing strategy. With the engagement of our highly technical team, we have delivered over 110+ projects providing a positive impact on the users.

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12 Django features that make it the best platform for building Web applications

What is Django?

The Django web development framework is based on Model View Template (MVT) architecture and written in Python to enable the rapid development of web applications. Once the client’s requirements are gathered, it is very easy to create a scalable, secure, and SEO-friendly web application.

Django is an open-source web framework that is highly in demand in the IT industry worldwide. The question that must be striking your mind now is why, after all, this framework is getting so much attention, what exactly makes it unique and the best for web development, so that it has become so popular lately.

So, Let’s dive in to find the answers to these questions. The following blog will introduce you to the features that make Django a powerful and unique web development framework. After reading it, you can decide if it fits your project needs.

Features of Django

  1. Open Source 

    Django is an open-source web development framework which means that it is freely available over the internet and the users can download and successfully use all its features without paying any cost. Using an open-source framework to build a web application automatically reduces the cost of development. Also, Its source code can be very easily downloaded from the public git repository or by writing this in the terminal.

    git clone https://github.com/django/django.git

    Or it can be installed directly in your project by just writing the given code inside the terminal.

    pip install Django

  2. Outstanding documentation

    One of the most essential characteristics of Django is its comprehensive documentation, which makes learning and mastering the framework a breeze. The documentation is very efficiently created using a modular approach in which the architecture on which Django is based, MVT, is kept in different components such as the Model has a different module and view and template has different modules, as well as many other important aspects of Django such as forms, Admin, Security, and Development process, have different modules, making it easier to navigate to the desired topic. There are also modules such as getting started tutorials for beginners and advanced tutorials for advanced users in the documentation.

    This exceptionally well-organized documentation acts as a resource for developers, allowing them to quickly find answers to their questions. As a result, the amount of time spent searching queries has decreased significantly. In comparison to other open-source frameworks, Django has the best documentation.

  3. Rapid development

    Django’s tagline is “The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.” which means that it is made to develop projects rapidly. Django has become extremely popular as a result of one of its primary features: rapid development. Django has capabilities that eliminate the need to create server files, files to connect to the server, and writing queries to create read, update, or delete database entries, allowing users to construct web applications at a rapid pace. It helps us construct web apps more quickly by reducing project implementation time.

  4. DRY: Don’t Repeat Yourself

    Django is known for its rapid development, as stated above, but how does it do so? The DRY concept, which underpins Django’s rapid development, stands for “Don’t Repeat Yourself.” Most of the time, developers spend the majority of their time managing the programs they’ve developed or rewriting various parts of the code. However, Django provides us with capabilities that eliminate unwanted repeats, allowing us to keep our code clean and manageable.

    In a broader sense, Django divides the project into three modules: Model, View, and Template, with Model containing the database tables, View containing the data manipulation functions and acting as controllers, and Template containing the frontend parts such as HTML pages. Keeping our code as clean and manageable as possible.

  5. Fully Loaded

    Django is loaded with modules and libraries that make developers’ lives easier by handling most web development tasks, such as the authentication system it provides or the content administration system, which is the website’s administration site that can be built with just a few lines of code and makes the application very handy. It also lets us build our own URLs for our web pages and offers a variety of techniques for creating site maps, RSS feeds, and Atom feeds.

  6. Reassuringly Secure

    Another remarkable characteristic of Django is its high level of security. Big organizations like Instagram and Bitbucket, which require a high level of security to protect user data, rely on Django, which excels in this area. SQL injection, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, and clickjacking are all examples of errors that developers make which it always prevents. It has various classes that allow developers to create an authentication system with a few lines of code and manage user accounts and passwords. It has inbuilt classes like Securitymiddleware that increase the security of WebApp.

     

  7. Exceedingly Scalable

    A web application’s scalability refers to its capacity to function effectively as its size and volume grow to meet the needs of the client. Django is a scalable programming language that is currently used by companies such as Instagram, National Geographic, Spotify, Bitbucket, Eventbrite, Prezi, The Washington Times, and many others. Companies such as Disqus, Instagram, Pinterest, and Mozilla have been using Django for many years with no glitches or errors. Furthermore, data show that Django-powered websites have received up to 50 thousand hits per second, indicating Django’s scalability. Django’s versatile nature implies that he can swiftly switch from modest to large-scale projects.

    The number of active users on platforms like Instagram is enormous, and all of those people are creating terabytes of data on a daily basis, which needs to be handled with precision, and Django’s use demonstrates that it is capable of doing so.

     

  8. Incredibly Versatile

    Django is a web development framework with a lot of flexibility. It may be used to create everything from simple apps with no database to complex applications with large databases. Django is now being used to create a wide range of web applications, including content management systems, social networking sites, and scientific computation applications. Instagram, National Geographic, Spotify, and Bitbucket, for example, are all from different domains, yet they all utilize Django currently.

     

  9. SEO optimized 

    Django’s SEO-optimized nature is another fantastic feature that sets it apart from other web frameworks.

    SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and as the name implies, it involves adding features to your projects and optimizing them so that they appear towards the top of search results. As we all know, search engines employ algorithms that don’t always work well with site developers. Because we are developing our website in a human-readable format, they must add it to the server in URL format so that it may be recognized by search engines.

    Django clarifies this notion by keeping the website using URLs rather than IP addresses on the server, making it simple for SEO engineers to add the website to the server while the web developer does not have to translate the URL into numeric code.

     

  10. Vast and Supported Community

    Django is one of the most popular web frameworks. It has a large and friendly community as well as channels for sharing and connecting. Django has been around for 13 years, which means it has been used by millions of people and improved by tens of thousands of programmers. It’s really easy to find a community of developers who are well-versed in Django and have coded with it.

    Django has a large community that responds quickly to bugs and fixes them. Django is constantly improving as an open-source framework with the addition of new libraries. As a result, all of your questions are only a click away.

     

  11. ORM ( Object Relational Mapper)

    SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language that allows a web application to create a database and perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations on it.

    Well, in Django, we have ORM to do the job; each class in the model represents a database table, and we don’t have to write SQL queries to manipulate the database, making life easier for developers with limited SQL knowledge.

     

  12. Admin Interface and Packages

    Another two important and handy aspects of Django are its admin interface and inbuilt packages.

    Django’s Admin Interface helps the clients to manage their applications without getting their hands dirty with the code. Django Packages supports the development process and makes our work easier. For example, Django-rest-framework helps us to easily build and use REST APIs.

     

    Conclusion

    After reading this blog post, you must have a good idea of the most important features of Django and whether or not they meet your requirements. Django is the best for everyone, whether you’re a developer or a client. We learned about some of Django’s features today, but these aren’t the only ones. “The sky’s the limit,” as they say. Django provides a lot more functionality, making it a good choice for your needs.

    Startxlabs, one of India’s top digital transformation service providers. Launched in 2014, Startxlabs aims in innovating a digital future by developing technology for the web and mobile platforms. From our beginning as a technology development company, we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs and to deliver exceptional services to our clients. Whether it’s people we work for or people who work for us, we value honesty, passion, and the desire to explore. We have expertise in website development, android app development, iOS app development, Flutter, React Native app development, UI/UX design, and marketing strategy. With the engagement of our highly technical team, we have delivered over 110+ projects providing a positive impact on the users.

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DevOps Best Practices to Revolutionize your Startup

There are steady advancements in software development, but a few trends appear to be effective in 2022. With the transformation of cutting-edge technology, there has been a substantial change in the software development landscape. Organizations need to keep pace with these transitions to compete in the next-gen world. One of the key ways to achieve that is DevOps.

Adopting IT operations and development set up businesses to build short production life cycles and maximum effectiveness from the start, get a headstart on the market, and secure the best tools for future scaling.

DevOps Best Practices for startups offer a unique possibility to launch into the journey as a well-oiled machine. It boosts the time-to-market, minimizes operating costs, and, as per more than 48% of surveyed businesses, it also proves to be fundamental in developing your business in the future.

What is DevOps as a Service?

However, many companies feel more secure working with an in-house team. Creating your DevOps division can be expensive and time-consuming. In addition to compelling expenses, you may experience a need for talent and the condition to spend some time training new hires.

Startups, in particular, find it practical to hand DevOps Best Practices over to an experienced party and save essential time and resources.

When you opt for using DevOps as a Service, you assign the development and implementation process to a provider company. The provider gathers an experienced team to design, develop, and integrate DevOps solutions, tailoring them precisely to your goals.

Let’s take a look at the top practices DaaS providers typically offer.

How can DevOps help you?

Benefits of DevOps

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The traditional method of integrating the production of an application can be broken into two parts: development and operation. 

The development consists of the development, testing, and error-free. Whereas they are classified as one unit, the creators and testers typically have a communication wall that guides to more time finding and fixing bugs in most companies. 

Whereas the application is approved for deployment, the operations team is responsible for storing individual microservices and expanding them on the servers. However, most startups are serverless these days, and their benefits are hosted on the cloud. Holding the cloud infrastructure is a time-taking task, and the ongoing changes in the development phase result in a boost in the time to market.

Hence Cloud servers have added a lot of tasks to the operations team. Operating incoming traffic to match the number of servers needed, going through logs of crashes, and reporting these issues to the development are essential tasks.

Most problems faced in this process are generally due to a lack of communication and data transfer. Either the development team is not entirely aware of the production environment. You will also witness that a lot of time and money can be protected by automating detailed processes, like automatically expanding the server base when traffic is expected to be high.

DevOps is neither a software stack nor is it some additional hardware for your server. Instead, DevOps is a set of practices and an interdependent organization structure aimed to target several problems that most tech startups face by bringing the Dev and the Ops team together. 

Why DevOps Best Practices is Useful for Startups

DevOps Best Practices around lean development principles and Agile development methodology. Whereas all three complement each other, DevOps is cost-effective for startups. Here are a few quick reasons.

  • DevOps Best Practices can minimize the expansion cycle and makes it cost-efficient for startups to manage an MVP to the market, and bat the market with a finished product.
  • DevOps can boost deployment frequency and offer high-quality and usable code.
  • DevOps allows high flexibility when multiple apps, services, or components.
  • DevOps Best Practices minimizes the chances of change failure by allowing changes are stable and rapidly integrated into production.
  • DevOps enhances metric reporting with the automated systems.
  • DevOps can also decreases wastage of resources- money, talent, and time.

For all the above reasons, DevOps Best Practices is a highly cost-effective practice for startups require on looking ROI from their providing sooner rather than later with vigrous development and no adjustment on product quality.

Why Startups have to Invest in DevOps-as-a-Service

DevOps as a service offers the DevOps infrastructure into the cloud, allowing cloud migration and access to the delivery pipeline in the cloud for end-to-end management.

Here are concentrated reasons why startups should consider outsourcing DevOps.

Aproach a ready talent pool

DevOps professionals are far from reasonable today, and they know that. Recruiting a DevOps specialist might not sound like the smartest decision for early-stage startups desiring to leverage DevOps Best Practices within their allocations.

DevOps outsourcing teams come with a ready talent pool of DevOps experts that you can start accumulating DevOps opprtunities from day one. Minimize the process of talent acquisition and training. Approach specialists at reasonable rates with DevOps as a service.

Shrink the development cycle 

Outsourced DevOps teams work with shared infrastructure, services, and tools to support many clients and partners. Outsourced DevOps persons taking faster development cycles and efficient collaboration and communication with continuous testing and deployment.

Obtain DevOps Best Practices as a service from an skilled team with a cross-functional, collaborative talent for smoother development.

Enhanced QA and Security

The stable monitoring, testing, and automation of QA activities noticebly enhance the quality of code expended to the production environment working with an skilled DevOps team.

However, outsourced DevOps teams compute the quality of service and lead in trained engineers who follow to the most delinquent developments and hold relevant certifications in QA and security.

Follow Best Practices

Outsourced DevOps teams also works on industry best practices and bring along sophisticated expertise, having worked with various startups and businesses to deliver DevOps Best Practices with a multiple set of procedure. 

Their wealth of experience provides outsourced teams to figure out the right plan of action for you early on saving time and effort and outstanding to anticipated results quicker.

Minimize Risk and Expenses

A remote DevOps service provider often works on the financial tasks on themselves. You don’t require a team of experts, and need to rent a space.

You pay just for the DevOps Best Practices you get. By outsourcing DevOps to an skilled provider, you can focus on other essential elements of your business, such as delivering excellent customer service or mapping business growth.

Accelerate Time-to-Market

You must hit the market with your idea or product quicker for a competitive benefit. With a DevOps team, you can boost development and deployment while saving resources.

DevOps outsourcing lets you dictate accurate timelines and trust a skilled team to do their work well to meet your goals and timelines. You may also find to expand or shrink your DevOps team as per your requirement.

Continue with DevOps-as-a-Service

DevOps as a service is a captivating opportunity for startups to gain practice without using heavy resources. A DevOps service provider will offer you multiple benefits from DevOps Best Practices, which Devops transformation helps you for better performance and make your business more robust and efficient.

What are the critical trends in DevOps to watch out for?

We’ve seen a more momentous shift towards the cloud, enhanced collaboration tools, an increasing number of devices used remotely. This puts expended pressure to ensure software applications are always protected and updated. Whereas our society is starting to occur from the throws of the virus, we will work to see cybersecurity, IoT, and cloud have an affected impact on DevOps Best Practices. 

Startxlabs, one of India’s top digital transformation service providers. Launched in 2014, Startxlabs aims in innovating a digital future by developing technology for the web and mobile platforms. From our beginning as a technology development company, we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs and to deliver exceptional services to our clients. Whether it’s people we work for or people who work for us, we value honesty, passion, and the desire to explore. We have expertise in website development, android app development, iOS app development, Flutter, React Native app development, UI/UX design, and marketing strategy. With the engagement of our highly technical team, we have delivered over 110+ projects providing a positive impact on the users.

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7+ Emerging Technologies That Will Transform Web Development in 2022

“We don’t just build websites, we build websites that SELLS”

― Christopher Dayagdag

 

Want to develop a strong and secure web solution? Implement the latest technology to increase engagement and boost your business. The modern world is firmly adopting new web technologies. These new trends endeavor a lot of opportunities for entrepreneurs to employ more users. They also assure that companies remain competitive in the market.

Are you ready to consolidate the latest trends in your web development in 2022?

Because we are proposing the advanced web development trends with you. This initial will help you in the development of your extensive web niche.

Why is Web Development in Trend?

If you can notice in digitization, there has been lots of change in digital media, social media platforms, and applications thrashing out everything else. Likewise, people accessing the internet to shop, talk and discover data have changed significantly—this forced companies to manage their web presence to remain before their users. 

So with everyone adopting the social connection, why is web development still significant? Web development trends 2022 majorly expanded these implementations to better reach. 

Let’s begin with a brief introduction to web development trends 2022.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Do you know Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are distinctive technologies for the tomorrow of web development? Substantial investment in advancement of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Make an unexpected increase in web development by allowing techniques such as natural language processing (NLP), data encryption, AI-based behavior analysis, and named entity recognition (NER).

API-first Approach

With the upgradation of applications and technologies, the increase in demand for APIs based on the API-first way that can access effectively on all platforms, and operating systems. It contributes to developing APIs first and modifying the code-first method.

API-first approach based on Microservice Architecture. It helps web designers to build the application programming interface (API) before execution. The application interface based on microservices is extremely testable, maintainable, maintainable, loosely coupled, and dependently deployable. It offers a good user experience on all devices.

Single-Page Application (SPA)

Single-page applications have developed as one of the most popular trends, or more particularly as standards, in the world of web development currently. SPA streamlines the site navigation as it helps placing the data on a specific page.

The most helpful service of SPA is that it integrates the web page without stimulating it, providing faster page loading and a good user experience. Some notable examples of Single-page applications are Gmail, Google Maps, Netflix, and Instagram.

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web apps that leverage web technologies to offer a native app-like user experience to cross-platform web applications. 

In the simplest form, PWAs combine regular web pages and native apps. Progressive Web Apps can be built using standard web technologies like CSS, HTML, Angular, JavaScript, and React. These web applications are easy to develop and deliver a great user experience on both desktop and mobile.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is a distributed system that helps the digital transfer of digital assets. With the steady advancement of technology, it acquired popularity when Bitcoin was launched in 2009, based on blockchain technology.

However, blockchain has evolved the future of web development, and various businesses began to develop a decentralized system.

Single Page Applications (SPAs)

Nowadays, users appreciate their time. If a website takes much time to load, it cannot be delightful for the user. Whereas, Single page websites are evolving now and have become the future of website development. It’s also valuable for businesses that do not need much content on their website.

After the presence of SPAs frameworks and AJAX, it has become suitable over the MPAs (Multi-Page Applications). MPAs require to deliver multiple requests from the client-side to the server to load the number of pages which takes much time. So, the developers were looking for an alternative. After the delivery of JavaScript frameworks, it has become the first choice.

Voice Search

Customers adopt to search through the voice command over the typing text in the search box. After the presence of voice recognition technology and the launch of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. Voice search has become more widespread. Whereas, voice search expansion has become the future of web development. It has been enhancing a required feature for upcoming websites and applications. 

However, each web development company should be ready for this. It helps websites to rank in SERPs for voice search queries, build customer loyalty, and enhance brand value.

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing was made known in the early 1980s. Despite this, it’s one of the fastest-growing technologies nowadays because tech giants such as IBM and AWS invest billions of dollars in this technology. This innovation is going to change the future of web development completely. QC used the phenomenon of quantum physics such as Superposition and Entanglement.

The primary difference between classical computing and quantum computing is classical computing stores information as either 0 or 1, these are called conventional bits. Whereas quantum computing can store data as 0, 1, or both simultaneously, these are called quantum bits or qubits.

Motion UI

If a website only blocks information and HTML code, it is hard to attract users. Today, the front-end requires to be more intuitive, engaging, and user-friendly. However, websites or applications can gain the customer attention and interest of the customers. Motion UI is a SAAS library to build animations to boost the user experience using units including Reveal, Toggler, and Orbit. UI/UX developers can execute it by incorporating simple CSS files with pre-made animation in their projects.

Cybersecurity

As the reliance on the internet is expanding day by day, most of the operations require the internet. Whether it can be sending data, communicating, or shopping, banking, paying online, there is always a risk of data being robbed.

The Endnote

2022 will be all about fast, clean, and eye-catchy websites. Every website developer should keep themselves up to date with the latest trends to build suitable and advanced websites. Traditional websites can transform to trendy, mobile-friendly, and engaging designs.

No one can estimate what the future holds for us, but with technology boosting, we know it is grand and engaging. When you reach the best web developers, make sure they use the latest web development trends in their solutions. These are to keep you ahead of your competition and help you earn a reputation of being updated. 

Startxlabs, one of India’s top digital transformation service providers. Launched in 2014, Startxlabs aims in innovating a digital future by developing technology for the web and mobile platforms. From our beginning as a technology development company, we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs and to deliver exceptional services to our clients. Whether it’s people we work for or people who work for us, we value honesty, passion, and the desire to explore. We have expertise in website development, android app development, iOS app development, Flutter, React Native app development, UI/UX design, and marketing strategy. With the engagement of our highly technical team, we have delivered over 110+ projects providing a positive impact on the users.

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