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Blockchain

More Than A Buzzword – Blockchain

Blockchain has become a buzzword over the years especially with the introduction of cryptocurrency. But, what exactly is blockchain? Well blockchain refers to a collection of records, used to document transactions that take place over time and is stored in a database-like structure. Blockchain has become a way to record and distribute information stored digitally that cannot be modified in any way. Blockchain forms the foundation of cryptocurrency, which has become increasingly popular over the years. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that can be used to perform online transactions. Through using blockchain, cryptocurrency transactions are protected using complex encryption algorithms, thus preventing fraudulent behaviour and ensuring transparency. Some popular cryptocurrencies built on blockchain include Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum.

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Facebook Messenger Bots

Facebook Messenger Bots

In a previous article, we introduced chatbots – what they are and how they can be used to take your business’s marketing strategy to the next level. Now we are going to take a look at a step-by-step guide on how to build a Facebook Messenger bot for your business. Messenger bots have become increasingly popular, well-known for their advanced chatbot capabilities and integrations with Facebook AI learning, making it an intelligent and intuitive system. Using a Messenger bot can help you create an automated experience between your business and your users, allowing your business to scale effectively.

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Whatsapp Chatbots

WhatsApp Chatbots

As chatbots are being used more often as an effective marketing tool, organisations have started taking a look at how they can take their marketing, branding and customer interactions to the next level using WhatsApp.

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WCAG 2.1

WCAG 2.1

In the real world we have things such as ramps along side stairs, we have raised patterns on remote controls and signs that have brail. We understand that these provisions were made for people with disabilities, this is done to provide access to areas, information as well as functionality that any given person may need. Web accessibility is an extension of this, by using best practices and setting guidelines that reduce or ultimately remove the barrier of entry and to ensure that all users have equal access to information and functionality as a whole. Ultimately access by everyone regardless of their disability or disabilities is an absolute essential aspect.

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Cloud Platform

Kubernetes And The Different Cloud Platforms

In a previous article we introduced the open source container management orchestration tool Kubernetes. We looked at where Kubernetes can be used, how it works and the benefits of using such a tool to manage your containerised applications. As more organisations start using serverless architectures to deploy their applications, Kubernetes has become increasingly popular. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have all introduced Kubernetes into their service offerings to ensure that their users are able to manage, upgrade and deploy their Kubernetes-based architectures straight from the cloud. We are going to deep dive into the strengths and drawbacks of each cloud platform’s Kubernetes offering and how each can be beneficial to your organisation’s containerised applications.

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Infrastructure As Code

Infrastructure As Code

DevOps is a field of engineering that focuses on the tools and practices required to deliver software applications or services to organizations quickly and continuously. DevOps requires the manual configuration of software requirements, such as virtual machines, storage and servers, to deploy software solutions appropriately. This is all done in a release pipeline. Different teams are consulted to carry out this process such as security teams, network teams and the development team. Since many teams are involved there is an increased possibility of human error occurring during the configuration process which can result in increased maintenance costs. Therefore, a goal in DevOps is to try to make the deployment of software as automated and efficient as possible.

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Web Development Languages

Web Development Languages You Need To Know

There are an extensive number of programming languages that are currently available for web development. We are going to take a look at a few of the most popular languages for developing mobile and web applications, including Javascript, Python and PHP.

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Blockchain Technology

What Exactly Is Blockchain?

Blockchain has become a buzzword over the years especially with the introduction of cryptocurrency. But, what exactly is blockchain? Well blockchain refers to a collection of records, used to document transactions that take place over time and is stored in a database-like structure. Blockchain has become a way to record and distribute information stored digitally that cannot be modified in any way. Blockchain forms the foundation of cryptocurrency, which has become increasingly popular over the years. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that can be used to perform online transactions. Through using blockchain, cryptocurrency transactions are protected using complex encryption algorithms, thus preventing fraudulent behaviour and ensuring transparency. Some popular cryptocurrencies built on blockchain include Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum.

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Machine Learning Languages

Machine Learning Languages

As the use of machine learning (ML) in different applications increases, many programming languages have had to adapt and introduce new ML packages and libraries into their offering to stay relevant. There are many ML programming languages, however, three of the most popular languages include Java, Python and R.

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Cloud Platforms Final Review

Case Study Part 3: Final Review

From the case study, we have architected a potential solution and estimated the monthly cost for each of the big 3 cloud platform providers, AWS, Azure and GCP. Each platform’s service specifications and assumptions were made as closely as possible, in order for the 3 platforms to be fairly compared. Following the costing done, for this particular case study we can see that AWS is the most cost-effective platform at USD 125.07 per month, with GCP as a close second at USD 200.97 per month and Azure being the least cost-effective platform out of the three costing about USD 247.49 per month.

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