June 15

PhoneGap…. Pro and Cons

Pro

  • Cordova is open source and free, so there are no licensing costs.
  • Apache Cordova allows developers to instant useful skills. As developers leran it very  quickly that reduces training time in a new language and can readily adopted.
  • The installation of Cordova apps are very simple just like a local application.
  • Cordova is guided by a plugin architecture, meaning that access to native device APIs can be extended in a modular way. There are a lot Cordova/PhoneGap plugins to choose from – enabling developers to focus on the web-based skills they already have.

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June 6

Quickly Build a website with WordPress

You are not developer and still want to build a website on your own?

Just follow the steps below:

STEP 1 – CHOOSING DOMAIN NAME AND HOSTING: Creating a website in WordPress is free as it is an open source. But if you want to publish on personal domain and hosting then you need to purchase third party domain and hostings. There are too many domain and hosting providers in the market, you want to choose on according to your preferences. Continue reading

June 2

Useful Terms to Know for CMS Beginners

1. CMS: A CMS is stands for Content Management System. It is a program that you can use to develop and manage the content of your website. A Client Side CMS is an application that runs on your computer, rather than from a server.

2. CODE: Code is the term used to describe written languages, programmers and developers use to build software.

3. CONTENT: Usually the content is related to the information that is on your website, i.e. the text or the images you have uploaded.

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June 2

Skills needed to learn Drupal

1. You need to understand PHP.

2. You need to understand database Sql, relational database and how to setup some basic architecture.

3. You need to know Javascript or Jquery as drupal uses the js library of jquery.

4.  You need to know  the hooks system of drupal.

5.  You need to know the naming conventions of hooks, themes, modules , functions etc.

 

Below are the some most important hooks in Drupal to develop a drupal module:

  • hook_form_alter() – Perform alterations before a form is rendered.
  • hook_menu() – Define menu items and page callbacks.
  • hook_theme() – Register a module  theme implementations.
  • hook_nodeapi() – Act on nodes defined by other modules.
  • hook_schema() – Define the current version of the database schema.
  • hook_install() / hook_uninstall() – Perform setup tasks when the module is installed.
  • hook_perm() – Define user permissions.
  • hook_init() – Perform setup tasks for non-cached page requests.
  • hook_user() – if you need to tap into user actions or modify the user object