Technology Guides

Improve your technology skills with our ultimate learning guides, each split into four levels: introduction, basics, advanced and expert. Read the best articles and watch the most insightful videos from leading tech experts.

Agile Development

Agile method is one of those things we all hear about, but few people understand. In its simplest form, Agile is a way to manage projects effectively but there are many ways in which we can implement it. If we want to understand how to use agile development, we must first understand the principle behind it. The Principles of Agile Development The concept of agile development was born in the 1970s, from the mind of Dr.Winston Royce. After critiquing sequential development, people began looking at other ways to manage software development projects, thus the agile method was introduced. Sequential Development Read more...

Android Development

The 21st century marks the beginning of a new era i.e. the era of “Information and Technology.” The advancements in information and technology turned out to be revolutionary. I.T. greatly influenced the sociological, economic conditions and functions of the entire world. Among many contributions by I.T., Android development is quite a popular and impactful one. Android development was initiated about 12 years ago in 2007 and still holds its position high up in the market. We can easily admit the fact that Android has captured a major chunk of the smartphone market and is by far the leader! Are you Read more...

Artificial Intelligence

By definition, artificial intelligence is the ability held by an electric machine (for example, computer, a computer-controlled robot, mobile phone, etc.) to carry out functions similar to that of an intelligent being i.e. humans. These said abilities include reasoning, learning, problem-solving, perception, decision making, and linguistic intelligence. When we talk about artificial intelligence we talk about a machine that can acquire information and at the same time apply it into various scenarios. In other words, a machine that gains information and knowledge through exposure and experience. Artificial intelligence is developing rapidly, from mobile applications like SIRI and ALEXA to Tesla’s Read more...

Cloud Computing

The technical term ‘cloud computing’ has turned into a buzzword and is very popular nowadays. You must have heard it at least once from people around you! The history of this phrase and its appearance dates back to the 1990s. It was first spotted in an internal document by Compaq Computer Corporation in early 1993 and started gaining worldwide attention and popularity after Amazon launched its ‘Elastic Cloud Computing’ platform-Amazon web services-in 2006. The new computing trend today has been around for quite some though and involves users-businesses, individuals, etcetera-buying in computing services instead of addressing their tasks the traditional Read more...

Data Science

With increasing data available to different users and stakeholders, the need for storing large sums of it rose as time passed by. Hence, this need was identified and addressed by platforms and frameworks like Hadoop. Solutions for data storage, however, resulted in focus shifts to data processing. Now that the relevant ‘people’ have collected and stored the raw data they think they need, the next step requires them to use it in a way that maximizes its value and contribution to their purpose and objectives. This is where the concept and principles of Data Science are applied to data reserves Read more...

Internet of Things

The idea of having a house or objects work by themselves for their human owners is something that is commonly seen in science fiction literature or Hollywood movies. It’s an idea that has captured human interest for quite some time. After all, who wouldn’t want to wake up in the morning to find their kitchen appliances made some fantastic fresh orange juice? While it may have seemed like a distant reality in the past, it’s quite close to becoming a reality now. The technology backing it up is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). What is the Internet of Read more...

Internet Protocols

The internet protocol (IP) is a set number of rules that have been placed in order to address and route data and make sure that the data reaches the right destination via the right networks. In other words: information is transferred from one computer to another, through the internet. This information (or data) is broken up into components or ‘packets’. The packets are then given specific IP information (containing the internet address of the sender and receiver) which then makes sure that these packets reach the right place. The Internet Protocol makes sure that all machines connected to a network Read more...

iOS Development

Originally known as the iPhone Operating System, iOS is a mobile operating system for Apple-manufactured gadgets (exclusively on the part of hardware) such as iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It was first unveiled in 2007 and much of it has changed since then. iOS was extended to back up other Apple devices; the iPod Touch in September 2007 and the iPad in January 2010. iOS is popularly known for its underlying user interface that enables users to use multi-touch gestures such as swiping to move to the next page, pinching your fingers to zoom in and out, or tapping. What Read more...

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence that focuses on the concept of machines making use of data entered into them and improving their performance based on specific patterns. Its main aim is to empower machines to an extent that they can make certain, basic decisions with as little human intervention as possible. A little history It would not be incorrect to say that machine learning has greatly evolved in the past few years. How machine learning was developed was based on researchers’ interest to enable computers to learn from data. Pattern recognition was where it all started. Machine Read more...

Scrum

Not one project is the same. They come in all different types. This is why there are a different set of ways to execute and manage different projects. One way that many different companies and individuals have found helpful is the Scrum project management. It’s a process that involves a more intelligent way of working so that you’re able to complete more tasks. This guide is meant for those who are new to the process, or for those who need a quick brush up. It will go over the basics of Scrum while keeping in mind that the larger picture Read more...

Web Development

Web development is not only important within the modern world, but it’s also one of the most sought-after professions out there. Our world runs on technology and therefore runs on the development of websites and webpages. While many people know what a website is and how to access one, many others don’t know the programs, people, and other parts of the web development that go into creating these sites. This is an introduction to web development which will help give you a basic understanding of how it works. What is Web Development? Web development tends to refer to the activities Read more...