Developing applications for mobile consumption requires facing, and overcoming, some difficult challenges. Apps need to limit their RAM, CPU and battery usage while still performing the required tasks in a reasonable time frame. If too many background tasks are running, the mobile device can become sluggish, with the battery running out very quickly. Coordination with other apps is crucial to keep the device responsive and make the battery last longer.
File upload through AJAX techniques can be daunting because of the large amount of code, let alone the painstaking tasks involved, such as the following:
No sweat, however, thanks to Cloudinary, a cloud-based, end-to-end media-management solution that automates and streamlines the workflow for media assets, including images, videos, and audios. Specifically, Cloudinary selects, uploads, analyzes, manipulates, optimizes, and delivers those assets across devices in short order. Be sure to sign up for a FREE Cloudinary account and try this for yourself.
Most developers are familiar with ImageMagick, a very capable open source software suite that they can use to manage and manipulate images.
The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command-line, but wrappers have been written for a wide selection of programming languages, making ImageMagick a very popular choice among developers.
Images and videos, called rich media as a whole, abound on the Internet. Many modern developer apps require that you manipulate and upload files to the server—a mundane, time-consuming, and error-prone chore. A saving grace is Cloudinary’s PHP SDK, with which you can easily upload PHP files fast.
The night was moist. Angular2 had just been released and developers all over the world were asking for an integrated image management solution.
Cloudinary heeded the call and is proud to present the new Angular2 SDK, providing directives for displaying and transforming images and video with an API.
Developing a library requires a different approach from developing an application. You must consider the use of the library in someone else’s application and design for it. React is well suited for this purpose. And if the library you are creating is an adapter to another library, you can dynamically generate the component's properties definition to ensure they are forward compatible. There is however more than one way to achieve the same goal, with some conventions to follow and others to cautiously not follow. In particular, I chose to use the context function even though it is an experimental feature because it is useful when you don’t know, or can’t dictate, the way your library's components will be utilized.
In part 1, we discussed the basics of Adonis, including how to setup Adonis projects, and create migrations, models, a few routes, and a controller to test the creation of new posts.
Now, let’s extend what we already know to reading posts, updating existing posts, deleting posts, and adding an image upload feature.
What happened to Convention Over Configuration?
While Node is simple, it requires you to make a lot of decisions, which ultimately causes confusion because it leaves you with several options. Languages like PHP, Ruby, C# and Python have one or more Molde-View-Controller (MVC) frameworks, such as Laravel, Rails, ASP.Net and Django. These help developers to achieve structure and write maintainable code with these languages. That was not the case for Node until AdonisJs was introduced.