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Articles Tagged ‘webapp’

Introduction to WebSockets

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Servage
WebSocketsDid you know it is possible to build real-time applications using only PHP? This is possible, thanks to a protocol called WebSocket. WebSockets allow a client and server to remain connected and exchange data in both directions without having to reload a web page. It does not matter whether you are a front-end or back-end developer since WebSockets are available in HTML5, JavaScript, PHP and many more languages and platforms. How WebSockets work WebSockets use the TCP protocol on port 80, which is the same port HTTP uses. By definition, WebSocket is a full-duplex protocol, meaning both ends of the connection can talk at the same time without interrupting each other. But how ...

Online-tools for web development

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by Servage
This is our third article for presenting tools that are available to those who enjoy or engage in web development and design. In our previous two articles we focussed on the Mac and Windows platforms, respectively. Here, we present a whole arsenal of tools that are platform independent. And unlike the earlier articles, the majority of these apps are free to use. Where they are not, we will make sure you are are aware of premium services and paid items. This article is presented in multiple parts, as there are over 100 tools we are highlighting. In Part 1, we present the website creation tools, in Part 2 are the planning, ...

Web-based code editor for your website

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Servage
Are you coding on a local server and upload to your hosting account? Or do your maybe even code straight on the web server in the live page? Either way, you may strongly consider a web-based coding editor, which integrates your development environment with your hosting account even better. Below is a list of some great tools to help you. CodeAnywhere https://codeanywhere.net/ Very robust development tool with Code editor, FTP Client, CSS Editor, Dropbox support, Sandbox, iPhone App, iPad App, Android App and BB Playbook. Coderun http://coderun.com/ Mature tool with projects in multiple languages, syntax coloring and code-completion, compile code and review build errors, run and debug code in multiple platforms, and more. Koding https://koding.com/ Brand new, formerly ...

Use wikis to create active communities

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 by Servage
You know the power of Wikipedia and I'm sure you use it yourself from time to time. The power of shared strength, knowledge and engagement is overwhelming. Although it may sometimes be overeager or even wrong, it most often corrects itself quickly and always strives for the most correct, precise and honest version of it's knowledge. Community-based knowledge is the best instrument you have available online to support you and your customers. Servage Wiki Here at Servage Hosting there is a wiki available for customers by customers, where people can share and contribute their experiences and knowledge about specific issues, workflows etc., to aid the common goal of every customer getting the ...

Centralize all your productivity apps

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 by Servage
Do you struggle with a lot of information from a lot of sources online? Engaged in multiple social networks, using many web apps, getting info here, there, everywhere. It's hard to keep track and stay efficient with this information overload we sometimes experience. Since the invention of the internet, the daily media consumption has doubled, which basically means more info, sometimes at the same time, frying the brain. Anything to help simply this process is an improvement of our own health over time - plus you get the feeling of staying more organized, being able to work better and more focussed, because things are right there, where you need them, sorted. ...

Simply track issues with DoneDone

Friday, September 14th, 2012 by Servage
Properly tracking development and code issues is helping all projects grow and develop faster, more efficient, and with less risk of things getting forgotten or neglected along the way. Therefore a proper issue tracking software is really important to help you with that. DoneDone attempts to do that for you. Real-time notifications DoneDone is the only issue tracker which pushes real-time notifications straight to your browser. This way, you can focus on your work instead of your email inbox. Integrations: Basecamp, GitHub, Beanstalk, Subversion Push updates to your DoneDone projects directly from your favorite flavor of version control. Likewise, you can import and sync users from your Basecamp account. Create issues, add files, leave ...

Increase your website traffic with HitTail

Monday, September 10th, 2012 by Servage
Getting traffic and converting it to sales is the primary source of income for most websites. Therefore optimizing content for search engines and ads is a essential part of everyday life for a webmaster. HitTail offers a tool to assist you with this important task: "Drive targeted search visitors to your website by focusing on the most promising organic keywords in your existing traffic." Killer Keyword Suggestions HitTail tells you, in real-time, the most promising search terms you should target based on your existing traffic. We do this using a sophisticated algorithm tuned by analyzing over 1.2 billion keywords. As a website owner, one of your biggest assets is the proprietary data ...

Sign your documents online with Hello Sign

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Servage
In a world with an increasing amount of app's coming out, we still find ourselves exploring new possibilities every day. I just recently found Hello Sign, which does a simple, yet brilliant thing. You can use it to sign documents online and thereby get rid of the whole paper mess and snail mail delays. Scan documents with your camera Need to digitally sign a paper document? No problem. The HelloSign App doubles as a mobile scanner. Take a picture of your document and import it to be signed. Sign documents from anywhere The HelloSign mobile app means that you no longer have to sit around the office or seek out a copy store to ...

Simplify pricing updates for your webshop

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 by Servage
Managing products, descriptions and prices for the items you sell on your website or in your web shop can be a tedious process. Especially more professional and larger shop owners may struggle with interfacing between shop software and other logistics software, for example supplier and delivery management and accounting. File2Cart is a tool that tries to close one of the potential gaps, reducing the amount of manual work required to stay up to date. Basically it offers a way to automatically submit pricing updates to your web shop. They describe: Generally, each store owner comes to the point when they seek for easier ways to update their database in the fastest ...

Visual collaboration for your projects

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 by Servage
Collaboration tools are not a rare sight online. Especially those related to project-management, trying to give you a framework for collaboration, tools etc. However, visual collaboration is moving into the market as well. It's for example already pretty great to code simultaneously with multiple developers in the same source file, while seeing changes in real time, for example with different colors. For design collaboration and exchanging conceptual ideas by adding elements, structures, text snippets etc. onto a table, the offline collaboration has been superior for a long time. But maybe this is changing with CanvasDropr, a tool which lets you work like this online. Essentially you get an area (canvas) ...