Tech Digest – Week 15, 2014

When there is a “clash of clouds”

Thanks to the clashing cloud camps, soon there would be no need to build your own data storage systems as prices for cloud services drop. Amazon, Google and Microsoft have started an epic war when it comes to pricing of their cloud services to lure customers.  There was a massive price cut as much as 85 percent by these three tech companies to draw their customers last month (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine, respectively).

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Bring your data into the real world to make it […]

Working with 9 patch images for Android

The use of 9 patch images for Android development is to help keep the app lower in the size. We can use 9 patch images for the buttons & backgrounds.

9patch image works like the scalable Graphic in the android & we can define the scalable area of the image. It has a slightly different approach in creating the 9patch images.

Scalable Area: Scalable area defines the area which is going to be scaled as per the content. The black patch to the Left & Top side of the image defines vertical & horizontal scaling area […]

Unveiling the Mysteries of US Healthcare – Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

If you are associated with the US healthcare industry in any way, you must have already tried to put your brain around the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). And I can totally understand that it must be taking its toll on you already…. But have faith; the MSSP might be the biggest thing that has happened to US healthcare ever since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid program in the 1960s. And if you are planning to turn a blind eye towards this revolution in the US healthcare, you might just end up facing […]

Tech Digest – Week 14, 2014

Azure helping Microsoft to be ahead of the pack in Cloud

Microsoft Azure, the cloud platform, is one of the best in business. One of the standout features that Azure provides is the .NET backend support, single sign-on through the new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal.  With Mobile services and now Visual Studio, end-to-end development using Microsoft’s cloud is looking like a more feasible reality.

Developers are getting more enticed by its new offerings which promise cloud without complexity.

However Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do in the awake of recent price cuts between […]

Build Mobile Applications with jQuery mobile and MVC 4

Today, developing a mobile application is easy, but running it on multiple mobile devices with adaptive UI is a bit challenging. But jQuery mobile framework has made life easy for us to develop a single web site or application that can work on all popular Smartphones, Tablets and Desktop platforms.

In this introductory tutorial, I will give you an overview on how to use jQuery mobile with MVC 4 to build a modular mobile application that looks and feels very similar to a native app running on a device. You will find it useful as […]