What is SaaS?

Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.

SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.

SaaS implementation is no longer a specialized option. Decision makers in the IT industry now consider SaaS mainstream, possibly basing this observation on the growth rate for adoption being in the double-digits. Demand for applications shows no signs of decreasing, especially with benefits such as low upfront costs, acceptance by end users, faster deployment, and frequent upgrades.

Easily identifiable are four strategies that businesses can capitalize on to take advantage of this application phenomenon. Carefully considering the following strategies will ensure you are informed after you have made the decision to integrate SaaS implementation into your business.

Codestuff launched Cargoed.com – Cargo and freight forwarders directory and news. Aside from helping the Cargo industries to bring online client, Cargoed.com will also provide web design, web hosting and wordpress cms website. Codestuff.com and Cargoed.com is all about helping cargo industries to focus more on their core business, reduce costs and save time managing their web presence.

Learnable Design and Programming

As the web continues changing and evolving for time to time, the divisions between design is now more specific, the birth and increasing demand for specialized discipline makes the both designer and developer broaden their discipline.

During the days that I’ve looking for a job, I notice that applied on more specialized disciplines, but in reality they are looking for someone whom can understand and can do both disciplines. Like when I applied for Senior Front End Developer they expecting that I can code in Laravel and CodeIgniter. There is almost no such thing as full pledged web developer or web designer. Web designer becomes visual designer, user experience designer, visual artist, creative manager or etc. While web developers become HTML5 Developer, Laravel Developer, PHP Developer, Android Developer, iOS Developer or etc. The sad part is the Employer want someone that have experience in all this area, they expected their future employee to understand and can code on each disciplines.

The person knowledge is far more transferable than any one programming language or design principle. But yet, we have to decide to keep on learning. Design and Programming are learnable. We often think of a programming environment or language in terms of its features — this one “has code folding”, that one “has type inference”. This is like thinking in terms of its words — this book has a “fortuitous”, that one has a “munificent”. What matters is not individual words, but how the words together convey a message.

Likewise, a well-designed system is not simply a bag of features. A good system is designed to encourage particular ways of thinking, with all features carefully and cohesively designed around that purpose. The trick is to see through them — to see the underlying design principles that they represent, and understand how these principles enable the programmer to think.

“We should all be striving to learn, but the question remains, what exactly should we learn? Maybe it isn’t as simple as “learn to develop” or “learn to design,” but is about learning to communicate and collaborate, to respect the nuances of each other’s craft — and the artistry and reason that they both demand in equal measure — without attempting to master it for oneself.” – Ivana McConnell

Trigger your Dom Element via Waypoints

What is Waypoints?

Waypoints is the easiest way to trigger a function when you scroll to an element. Waypoints directory contains builds for jQuery and Zepto, as well as a version with no framework dependencies. For more information about waypoints is here.

Basic Waypoints coding

var waypoint = new Waypoint({
element: document.getElementById('basic-waypoint'),
handler: function() {
notify('Basic waypoint triggered')
}
})

Benefits of Waypoints
Webpage when you scrolled down when site tagline section comes to the middle of screen, each of the social icons should dynamically get a ‘animate’ class. Social icons with this class to rotate 360o in a smooth manner. In the waypoints initialization script, we are making the widget title to fade in after 1.5 seconds and the widget text to fade in after 3.5 seconds.

How to used Waypoints

$(function() {
//ELEMENT called DIV
$('.element').waypoint(function() {
$('.element').addClass('animated bounceInLeft'); //Add the animate.css
}, {
offset: '50%'
});
});

What is Agile Project Management?

Agile is very flexible and adaptive project management approach, the key to Agile success is relying on constant feedback from stakeholders and teams in order to steer a project towards a desired goal.

Agile’s biggest strength is its flexibility and preference towards constant, timely feedback. The project is divided into many smaller iterations, each of which can last as short as two weeks. This strength is also the biggest failure of Agile Team Members, developers tend to forget to makes comments on each task line. Remember the effectiveness of Agile is constant communication, a good Scrum Master or Task Master will follow up every details of information in each task entry, smallest or biggest details can contribute to success of the Project and up to the continuous integration of the project life cycle.

As a project develops, Agile practitioners request and collect reviews, suggestions, and feedback on the latest iteration and how the next one can build upon it. These in-progress “course corrections” help teams achieve project goals with less backtracking.