Smart Reasons To Develop In ASP

ASP stands for Active Server Pages, and they are a server-side technology mostly developed to function under IIS on Windows NT. ASP lets the server serve up database-driven, dynamic info to the client with very little effort.

The purpose of this blog post is not to get developers to move from their existing favorite technologies to ASP, but to demonstrate the clear benefits of ASP to designers, programmers, and whoever who’s interested in serious web development. ASP is the best choice for any web developer. One of the top companies in this industry segment is Optimal IdM, who have helped many large IT enterprise level companies go from their outdated server languages to ASP.

EASE: Active Server Pages are just ordinary HTML pages that are embedded with ASP code. The <% and %> tags enclose the ASP content. You just put ASP files right into a server directory with permissions or scripting and your ASPs are ready to go. If ever you need to alter something, you just change the .asp files and that’s all you have to do, your changes are immediately applied.

LANGUAGE: ASP is a scripting engine that lets you develop in almost any language you want. The two default languages are Jscript and VBScript. However, there are modules for Python, Perl, and other languages. There are almost no restrictions for support of other languages to be used. This lets the new ASP programmer utilize his past programming experience.

EASY TO LEARN: Anyone can jump into ASP and get involved in a short period of time. Suppose all you know is HTML, that is fine too. Even if all you know is HTML, it won’t be hard to learn how to put in basic ASP commands into your HTML files.

LOTS OF LEARNING MATERIAL: There are hundreds of sites that cover ASP material. It is one of the most talked about, written about, and reported on server-side development engines or languages out there. There are a lot of Internet-based magazines as well. They will deliver new articles on the subject to your mailbox on a daily or weekly basis. There are a ton of learning materials out there for ASP; you will have a great community of people out there ready to help you learn.

COMMUNITY: There are a lot of professional ASP programmers out there who can help in lots of discussion forums, special groups, Facebook pages, and online community. You will have plenty of assistance if you’re trying to learn how to master this programming language, or even just get your feet wet.

HOSTING: A lot of hosting companies support ASP. Most hosting companies will support for ASP, for under $10. That’s right, you don’t have to buy an expensive hosting package to get ASP included with your hosting. That is more than enough to get the host that meets your needs for a low price, and you will be able to change hosting companies quickly if your current one doesn’t do the trick for you. ASP is a tremendously flexible language, and it has a lot of support across the web, no matter where you look.

iPhone 6 Screen Problems Could Delay The Launch

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A problem with the screen production on the iPhone 6 could delay production of the most anticipated handset of 2014.

Apple has plans to launch a super-thin iPhone 6 on September 9th, and the news was that they were going to start selling it ten days later. However, there are new reports that screen problems have forced the company to start worrying about how to get enough screens ready for the big day.

Most people watching Apple expect the company to launch the device on September 9th, and to start selling it ten days later. Hopefully, that won’t be delayed.

Reuters recently reported that Apple changed the design over the sum, and it prevented them from creating a stockpile of the device.

There were a sources in the supply chain that said that screen production suffered a major setback in June and July because the backlight that illuminated the screen was changed. One source said that Apple wanted to use just a single layer of film for the backlight in order to keep the phone as thin as possible. It was later discovered that the screen just didn’t have the brightness needed and the backlight had to be reconfigured to fit in the extra layer.

Even though the problem was resolved, the delays could restrict the production of the iPhone 6, which is going to be in extremely heavy demand.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple asked suppliers to make up to 80 million iPhones before the year’s end, which was a significant increase on the 60 million initial production run for the last iPhone release.

In other Apple news, Apple share prices have climbed in anticipation of the new iPhone 6 launch. It doesn’t seem that the delay caused by the backlight problem is making much of a difference in how much confidence Apple investors have in the company.

Investors have made it clear that they feel very confident about the launch of the new iPhone, pushing the shares past the $100 mark. The stock price rose to $100.53. The previous record was set right before the iPhone 5 was released. The stock price rose to $100.30 back then.

Analysts are betting that the iPhone will be a major advance on the current iPhone, which received a minor refresh. It’s thinner, bigger, and faster – and it has a better battery life too.

Keep it Simple: Top Tips to Simplify your IT Infrastructure and Reduce Your Business Costs Today

In the 21st century, with technology becoming increasingly more sophisticated, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that the IT infrastructure within your business needs to be similarly complex in order to keep pace with other comparable organizations.

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Likewise, once you have a system in place, it’s unlikely to be your top priority to review the system on a regular basis. After all, if it’s not broken, it doesn’t need fixing, right? However, it is exactly this sort of thinking that could be costing your business significant amounts of unnecessary expenditure, which is why it quite literally pays to review your current IT infrastructure as soon as possible.

Things to Consider when Reviewing your IT Infrastructure

Of course, before taking any action at all, you need to reflect upon certain aspects of your business and its everyday operation. Here are just a few questions that you need to ask yourself:

  • What applications does the business require, in order to function appropriately?
  • What resource limitations does the business face?
  • What kind of server performance would the business best benefit from?
  • What is the anticipated growth of the company over the next few years, and what system is required to cater for this growth?

IT Infrastructure: Options Available

  • Go compact. If you’re not a huge organization, it can pay to go compact when it comes to your server. The physical costs of running the server will be cheaper, and they also require significantly less maintenance, not to mention space, than a server room.
  • Server virtualization. Server Virtualization can also significantly simplify your IT operation within your organization, enabling users to run multiple virtual servers on just the one platform, which considerably simplifies IT management.
  • The Cloud. Cloud services are, of course, something of a buzz-word at present. However, it can be of considerable use when it comes to tackling overly complex IT infrastructures. If you require more short-term processing power, then the cloud can supply this, without any excessive additional expenditure. It also provides invaluable space to back-up files. The jury is still out as to whether businesses can rely on the cloud, but there are certainly advantages for using it.
  • Use a Virtual Directory System. Investing in a virtual directory system is undeniably one of the most effective ways of simplifying your IT infrastructure and reducing IT costs at the same time says John Maring of Optimal IdM. An effective virtual directory system will enable your business to rapidly deploy applications, update data stores speedily and increase performance exponentially.

Invest in a Professional Assessment of Your Current IT System

If you’re unsure of how to optimize your current IT system within your enterprise, then it makes considerable sense to outsource and invest in the services of a professional. However, make sure that you hire someone with the suitable skills to offer genuine ROI; who can survey your current operations with a critical eye and offer up a range of practical solutions designed to increase efficiency and save money. 

Is The Apple iWatch Release Date Coming Soon?

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Could the Apple iWatch come out on the same day as the new iPhone 6? That’s what some analysts are predicting.

Apple has been hinting at new products for a 2014 release, and we’ve seen 2014 pass by without even a hint of new hardware.

Fans are hoping that the iWatch could be the little extra something, the “one more thing”, that is revealed as a surprise at an event in September or October.

Apple’s iWatch could beam out messages, have simplified apps that are designed for the small confines of a watch screen, and a notification system that foregoes the need to take our iPhones out of pockets to constantly visually check on them.

The iWatch is going to become even more popular because the iPhone size is increasing. People are going to increasingly want an easy way to check on smartphone-related things, without having to actually pull out their huge iPhone. The iPhone, on the other hand, will become more useful for using more advanced apps and for doing real work on.

The iWatch release dates have been all over the place. It seems to show that no one outside of the company really knows when the iWatch is going to come out.

Most of the reports point to an October launch date, and mass production will probably begin this summer. If these rumors are true, then it could be revealed at the iPhone 6 release event.

The iWatch release date would coincide with the release of several smartwatches from competitors, like Samsung, LG, and Motorola. It would only make sense for the iWatch to come out at around the same time so that consumers wouldn’t get used to competing devices.

However, one analyst thinks that the iWatch could be delayed until November, with the mass production set for September.

There’s not much time to manufacture the projected ten million smartwatches that have been projected for the launch window.

Instead of a delay to 2015, it will probably be a limited supply in October or November – just like the gold iPhone 5S last year. Remember how hard that was to get? Apple has released products with limited supplies before, rather than delaying their release until more supplies are made.

The rumored price is between $250 and $300. The production difficulties, components involved in the device, and other issues could push the product into that price range.

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