Google desktop search has silently enabled a facility that allows you to view and search real-time tweets in the search results. This is one of the most exciting news in the search industry, especially for those whose businesses solely depends on internet marketing and social media, as it will allow them to easily keep the tap on the trending topics on Twitter.

Even if you search for the Indian Prime Minister, “Narendra Modi”, the search feed will bring up the tweets from his official Twitter account, which starts from the latest posted.

Similarly, typing “ashleymadisonhack” pulls up the latest tweets using the hashtag. Herein, the trending hashtag queries will appear first in the search results, while other will be placed in random orders.

If you are planning to develop a powerful and user-centric blogging website, then there is no better time than now. The time is right because, you have plenty of open source platforms to choose from, thousands of skilled resources for development and customization, and, most importantly, everything is easily available and affordable. Furthermore, with the availability of three major CMS options- WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, the process of owning a blogging website is more simplified. However, a question arises, which among the three will best suit your blogging requirements? Let’s find out the answer for you.

WordPress

The glory of WordPress as the best open source platform for blogging website is widespread. The people’s love and trust for WordPress can be estimated through the numbers of websites running on it, which currently exceeds 60 million.

Initially, known as a blogging platform, WordPress has now grown as the world’s most dominating, powerful, user-friendly and widely used free CMS (Content Management System). Apart from being free to use web development platform, WordPress is also picked for some viable reasons such as it is easy to install, deploy, integrate, and customize. Even an end-user, with little or no knowledge of coding, can handle WordPress with simple instructions. Also, it has thousands of plugins, themes and other features to satisfy any requirements. With so many websites working on WordPress, the strong, reliable and instant community is also a considerable advantage.

However, the world’s favorite platform also has some cons. Several website owners are found complaining that their WordPress websites require significant server resources in order to keep up.

Joomla!

After WordPress, Joomla stands as the second most reliable and powerful open source platform for website development. It is also looked upon as a powerful CMS commonly used on major web servers without any significant problems. The key advantage that Joomla owns over WordPress is it offers perhaps the easiest way of developing social networking websites – Joomla users can create a social network in no time. Moreover, it is also regarded as one of the most powerful platforms for creating eCommerce websites.

If we talk about the availability of the technical support, then Joomla has limited community support compared to WordPress. But, it is still consistent and quick.

Drupal

Drupal is another open source platform that enables robust and flexible website development. This web development platform is more common among individuals who are a bit more technically literate. Compared to its competitors, WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is less resource intensive, but it is multipurpose and can be set up for anything from a small blog to a content portal used by the large corporation.

As it uses fewer system resources compared to WordPress and Joomla, its users don’t need to worry about upgrading to costly hosting alternative as WordPress users do. Another impressive reason to go for Drupal is its improved performance – this CMS is faster than its competitors.

So, What’s Better For Me?

To conclude, WordPress is the best option if you are a beginner. Moreover, it is an ideal platform for small to medium sized websites and blogs. Joomla, on the other hand, is the best alternative if you are planning for an eCommerce website, retail blogs, or anything related to online shopping. Finally, Drupal is definitely the most powerful content management system designed for individuals who dream to build large, powerful and highly dynamic websites.

If you still have any questions, or if you are planning for a blog website development, feel free to contact us at sales@conceptinfoway.com.

Last week on Wednesday 29th July, 2015, WordPress 4.3 Release Candidate (RC) was made available to the developers communities, as well as to the general public.

As per the official post by WordPress, they have made more than 100 changes, since they had released a Beta 4 of the same. The beta was released a week ago, before the 4.3 RC availability. In software development world, RC generally means that the developers thinks that they are almost done and the software is all-good to roll-out; yet, in companies such as WordPress, wherein they have millions of users worldwide, along with the availability of thousands of themes and plugins, chances are they might have missed out something. Hence, they encourage the developers / testers to use the code, and highlight any bugs / errors, which they might have missed.

WordPress 4.3 is set to release on Tuesday, 18th August, 2015.

To download and test the WordPress 4.3 RC1, please click here.

You can also use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to test the same.

Also if you have come across any new bug, you can post it to the Alpha/Beta support forum, over here.

If there are any issues that are already known, you will be able to find them here

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For custom WordPress Website Development services, feel free to drop me an email at pawan@conceptinfoway.com or ping on Skype at cipl_pawanj

After a wait of nearly 10 months, Google has now slowly started pushing out Google Panda 4.2 past weekend.

The roll-out is really slow this time, hence the affect may have gone unnoticed by many. Google says that the update can take months to roll out fully. This ultimately means that Google’s Panda algorithm is indeed on a massive scale.

The last update of Panda, Panda 4.1 was released on September 25, 2014, almost 10 months ago. Google has said that the new update will affect 2% to 3% of English language queries.
Penalties

The new rollout will offer an opportunity to those whose websites were penalized during the last rollout, if they made the right changes.

Similarly, chances are that many websites may got affected with this new update, yet one may not be able to notice the full impact straight away. The reason is because as said earlier Google will release this update slowly, so one should be able to see the affected changes in the organic results slowly over the period of time.

Yet, stay tuned, we will keep you posted as and when any new updates arrives.

Besides, feel free to share you inputs, and if you need any SEO services or a no obligation Pre-SEO analysis, kindly get in touch with me at pawan@conceptinfoway.com or on Skype at cipl_pawanj

Now with 1+ million publishers on its blogging platform, LinkedIn has indeed achieve a significant milestone. The company has also celebrated with its official blog post – click here for the same.

Going back in the past, 3 years ago, LinkedIn has launched the blog publishing platform with only 150 handpicked influencers eligible to publish. As of now, LinkedIn publishing rights is available to almost all English speaking members, and will be soon available in every language.

Some of the major accomplishments achieved by LinkedIn Blog Publishing are:

  • 1+ Million publishers
  • More than 130,000 posts per week.
  • 45% of LinkedIn blogs readers consists of top tiers of industries such as managers, VPs, CEOs, etc.
  • The average blog post has now reached an audience of professionals in over 21 industries and 9 countries.
  • Higher education, tech, and financial services are some of the top content demanding industries.

Please feel free to share, how you feel about LinkedIn Blog Publishing – Do you really like it or you feel like it is too lame?

Microsoft C# developers can now create customized dashboards with the availability of various reporting APIs that Microsoft has released by accessing the Azure AD reporting data.

As a part of preview release, Microsoft has showcased various Azure Active Directory Reporting APIs that will grant the developers the power to bring that reporting data into customized dashboards, as well as applications such as Excel or Power BI, and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions.

David Howell, a Partner Group Program Manager with Microsoft Identity and Security Services Division, has stated in his blog post, “Today, I am thrilled to announce the public preview of the Azure AD Reporting API. Using the set of REST APIs you can now programmatically access data from Azure AD reports in a format best suited to your specific needs.”

The Azure AD reporting API will empower the developers with the following:

  • Will allow them to programmatically access data from Azure AD reports using simple REST-based APIs
  • Further the REST based APIs can be used with PowerShell, C#, and others that supports REST APIs with OAuth
  • The developers can publish the data extracted from the above in text, XML or JSON formats.

You can check out the complete blog by clicking here

Finally, if you are looking for good C# developers – dedicated or hourly based – or perhaps are looking for C# development project development, please feel free to drop us an email at sales@conceptinfoway.com and / or ping us on Skype at conceptinfoway

In the past several years, Facebook has made several changes in its News Feed algorithm, all focused to ensure that users are able to see the most relevant information. Yesterday on July 9th, considering the same, the company has rolled out another major update that gives you more power over what you want to see in the News Feed.

The new Facebook’s News Feed Preferences now offers there additional options to filter through the information / content that you want to see when you land on the its website, as well as the mobile app.

  • Prioritize Friends & Pages: This allows you select and filter the news feed that you want to view from your preferred friends and pages. The changes will allow you to view their contents first in the News Feed.
  • Discover New Pages: This allows you to search for more Pages to follow based on the types of Pages that you like.
  • Follow / Unfollow: It becomes frustrating sometimes for the users, when they have to view the contents of the friends that they don’t like to see, on their News Feed. The Unfollow will allow them to simple prevent the contents share by those friends, appearing in your News Feed. Most importantly, in order to achieve this, one need not have to unfriend someone.

The settings for the same can be adjusted by going through the News Feed Preferences section under the Settings menu. The new app with the same effect is available on iOS as of now, and will be soon released for Android devices.

Many of us, who have already registered to get their hands on Windows 10 with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Upgrade notification, there is a sad and disappointing news that you may not be able to receive the update by the month’s end, as you might have expected.

Last month, during the beginning of June, Microsoft officially announced that Windows 10 will be released on July 29. However, that doesn’t means that everyone will be able to receive the update on that date.

The first few lucky person who will be able to receive the updates are those who have helped out Microsoft to help find the flaws in Windows 10 via working on the Windows Insider Program, which was launched last year in October.

Last Thursday, 2nd July, Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of operating system said in a blog post that “Starting on July 29, we will start rolling out Windows 10 to our Windows Insiders. From there, we will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th.”

Overall, though the news might be a disappointment for many of those who have expected the update on July 29th itself, yet still it is worth to wait.

In this day and age, having an internet presence is imperative. Businesses, no matter the size, need websites to extend their reach across the geographical borders. And, when they complement their website with web apps, the impact on their online presence surely doubles. But ordinary websites and web apps will not do. What businesses need is a secure and high performing solution. People visiting a website or using a web app cannot stand the sluggish performance; they will immediately switch over to another site or app. Likewise, people visiting a site or using a web app also need surety about their data; who would want their credit card or banking information leaked?

In the light of secure and high performing websites and web apps, businesses have two good options available: either go for ASP.NET development or go for Ruby on Rails development. Both make good choices, but if a business is short on financial budget, Ruby on Rails development can be ideal. ASP.NET development is rather costly.

Ruby on Rails is an excellent web application framework built using Ruby that helps ROR developers develop websites and web apps. Ruby itself is an Open Source programming language; hence, Ruby on Rails too is an Open Source framework. It is cross platform as well. Since it is Open Source and cross platform compatible, the cost of developing and deploying solutions via Ruby on Rails development is lower than solutions via ASP.NET development.

When using Ruby on Rails, developers do not need to write lengthy codes. In fact, the purpose of Ruby on Rails is to reduce the code length. And when the code is small, the improvement in the performance of either a website or web app is inevitable. Writing small code also means quick creation of websites or web apps.

As far as the security of the websites or web apps is concerned, Ruby on Rails offers numerous security methods to thwart threats and attacks such as SQL injection, user account hijacking, bypass user account, reading or modifying user data, and so on.

Overall, when secure and high performance, yet affordable websites or web apps are demanded, relying on Ruby on Rails can be a good idea. It is an excellent framework for developing exceptional web solutions. It is trusted by many large sites like Twitter, Shopify, Basecamp, and more, so both large and small businesses can trust it too.

Only a few offer Ruby on Rails (ROR) development in India, and we, Concept Infoway, are one of them. We have considerable industry experience and skilled Ruby on Rails (ROR) developers who can deliver excellent web solutions using this technology.

Find out more about Ruby on Rails development in India by visiting
http://www.conceptinfoway.net/ruby-on-rails-development/.

As shocking as it sound, yet Microsoft is going through some big and drastic changes right now. Recently a part of Bing Maps was sold directly to Uber, and now it seems that the future of Windows Phone is also about to change.
As per the rumors, Microsoft’s Senior Leadership Team, further leading by the company’s CEO Satya Nadela are into discussions of dropping Windows Phone off the shelves, and are distancing themselves from mobile phone and tablets business.
Leakster MSFTNerd posted on his Twitter account (@MSFTnerd)that rather than focusing on Windows Phone and Tablets, Microsoft will be focused to offer Android with particular apps and services pre-loaded.

Yet, the above are just rumors and things can’t be confirmed until there is any official announcement from Microsoft.

What do you think should Microsoft really kill Windows Phone and Tablets or should they try to bring some innovation in it? Share your comments for the same.

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Knowledge Source: Techradar.com