Sending SMS Online Through Messaging Gateways

September 13th, 2011 | Posted under Internet Trends, Software, The Internet | No Comments »

Sending SMS Online Through Messaging Gateways

Sending a text message either using a mobile phone or without it is done with the help of a SMS Gateway. Now-a–days it is the most commonly used data application in the world with more than billions of users. It is a system which offers SMS transit by converting   messages to mobile network traffic from other media with or without the use of cell phone. Forwarding a simple email to the recipient is the very common use of messaging gateway. One can save lot of money by knowing the skill of sending SMS through internet by the help of various instant messaging services.

SENDING SMS ONLINE THROUGH MESSAGING GATEWAYS

Various messaging Gateways

Instant messaging services like Yahoo messenger, AIM send instant messages to the cell phone. For sending a message in Yahoo messenger you can type thee phone number into the text box and then press enter to send the message. To do the same thing on AIM you have to type +1 followed by the number in the recipient’s mail box.

Online messaging via Gmail

Here one can click the setting button, and then the labs tab and then scroll down to text messaging in chat. Then you have to click enable to open a chat window from a chat box. Click the option button and then press “send SMS” which will ask you for a phone number. As soon as you type the phone number the SMS will be sent.

Through Skype

First thing is that you have to download a Skype, open an account and purchase the Skype credit. After that on the file menu select the tools and send SMS message after selecting the contact. A text message can be send to any Skype contact if the contact mobile numbers are added in their profile.

Online Gateways for free

Even you can send SMS text messages free of cost through the messaging Gateways. You may not require any downloading or set up but you have to register yourself in online messaging gateway websites to avail the services.

SENDING SMS ONLINE THROUGH MESSAGING GATEWAYS

Buy a SMS package

Various online SMS Gateway packages like business SMS, group SMS, Web SMS, etc. are available in the market. One can buy them and send SMS by installing it through computer.

SENDING SMS ONLINE THROUGH MESSAGING GATEWAYS

Online SMS through a gateway can be sent to a group of phone numbers by adding any one number of the group. This service is utilized to send group SMS, business SMS or Mass SMS. Clients can send SMS to group contacts by the same method from any computer. Web SMS can be sent by clients from their own websites or by going to their web SMS interface. Bulk SMS can be sent in an economical way in seconds by connecting a PDA device or a Pocket PC to a desktop or laptop. This software used in bulk SMS messaging service is capable of sending SMS to multiple mobile numbers from your laptop or desktop on National or International networks. Text messaging solutions can send the SMS text from any computer through different messaging gateways without requiring any technical skill on the part of the operator.

SENDING SMS ONLINE THROUGH MESSAGING GATEWAYS

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Exploring the different phases of application development

September 13th, 2011 | Posted under Miscellaneous, Software, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Exploring the different phases of application development

An application is basically a collection of programs which satisfy certain requirements. The process of developing an application begins with gathering the requirements and then designing the application, simultaneously with the code development and ends with the testing of the application

While designing an application, there are many ways to classify the data requirements which an application needs to operate on. The applications process and manipulate data and then present the results. A few types of requirements are; accessibility, availability, security, connectivity, portability, performance objectives, failure prevention and fault analysis, etc. Each application design has a separate case but may have many unique requirements, which may also be common to all the applications of the same system. Also it is because they have the same installation, which is connected to the external systems.

 

Designing starts with first analyzing the characteristics of the application. The best designs are those that start with the end result in mind. One must know what is to be down before starting the design.  Once all the requirements have been analyzed and verified and the application design is produced, the process passes on to the coding requirements.

Exploring the different phases of application development

In this phase the programmers take into account the programming requirements and then start with the iterative process of revising, testing, coding, etc. A common misconception is that the coding part of an application development is the most important and time consuming part. Programmers also deal with quality factors and have to take care of the code in virtue of its readability and maintainability.

Exploring the different phases of application development

 

Testing is a very important aspect of any application development. Every program is tested through a series of tests run by formal users. This is done to ensure the usability and functionality from a user point of view. Testing is basically the validation and verification of the developed software. Also “testing” is not only ensuring the quality assurance of the code but also about the quality of the design, the GUI, etc.

Exploring the different phases of application development

Every application developed enters its final phase when the development team documents the internal design of the application for future enhancement and maintenance. Good application documentation allows the application in various level of abstraction, allowing the user to understand the functioning of the application and to assess the areas where implementation is required. Documentation may consist of two parts, user training and operational procedures. In the former the users familiarize with the new application and the later enables the operations to take over responsibility for the smooth running of the application.

 

In the production, all the changes and the enhancements are implemented and maintenance is performed. The testing process is rigorous before entering into the production phase.

The entire development process can be broken down to the following steps.

Gather requirements.

User, hardware and software requirements

Perform analysis.

Develop the design in its various iterations:

1)       High-level design

2)       Detailed design

Hand over the design to application programmers.

Design Phase

Code and test application.

Perform user tests

 

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Web Standards that are followed today

July 8th, 2010 | Posted under Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting | 2 Comments »

Web Standards that are followed today

With the internet and World Wide Web playing a role in virtually every aspect of our lives, it is important that every website created conform to a set of accepted standards and technical specifications collectively referred to as Web Standards. These set of standards affect the development and administration of websites either directly or indirectly, and govern various aspects of the internet like interpretability, accessibility and usability of web pages. The following are the parameters considered while assessing web standards:

XML

Extensible mark up Language is a set of tools designed for emphasizing on simplicity, generality and usability over the internet in a textual data format. It focuses mainly on documents and is widely used to represent arbitrary data structures in web services.

CSS

Cascading Style Sheets, used to describe the presentation semantics is enables the separation of document content from document presentation including elements like layouts, colours and fonts.

DOM

Document Object Model is instrumental in representation and interaction of objects associated with HTML, XHTML and XML documents. It has the unique features of being fast, memory efficient and being language independent.

ECMA script

This is one of the most widely used scripting languages, which has distinguishing features like class module system, bug fixing and backwards compatibility.

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The future of PHP

July 25th, 2009 | Posted under BounceWeb Company, Software, Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

The future of PHP

Hi all,

If your have been surfing websites for a long time, it’s hard not to notice the “.php” extension at the end of your website link. PHP pages are a common part of web applications, and is one of the most popular web application languages used by developers worldwide. Although, there are far superior languages and development environments that have come up in recent times, people still prefer PHP to them, just because of its simplicity. The fact that it is easier to develop of PHP environment makes it a strong argument for developers to incline towards it.

However, like always, there has been a question over the future of PHP. While some feel that its time that PHP makes way for more advanced languages and development interfaces, there are also hardcore PHP loyalists who think that the simplicity of PHP cannot be replicated by any other language. So, where do we see PHP, a few years from now? Or rather, how will PHP develop itself in keeping itself updated with the changing requirements of the World Wide Web (WWW)? Read on and we will discover some valid arguments on the future of PHP.

PHP Facts and the Future

1. One of the advantages of the PHP language is its vast online community. There are around 20 million web applications that use PHP. Developers all over use the language to create scripts. Many useful software applications like video-streaming applications and content management systems are known to be based on PHP, the most popular example being Drupal. Although, developers in the community can add PHP scripts and suggest changes or add new features in the core PHP package, only about 450 programmers can approve such changes. The organization Zend looks after the packaging issues of PHP. So, in terms of development, there are enough developers, and also administrators who can protect the original package from getting dilute with sub-standard codes.

2. The fact that PHP has stayed at the top, and managed to fend off challenges from much hyped-up languages like Java and ColdFusion, it is safe to suggest that it will continue to do so in the future as well. As we recently saw, PHP came up with the Model-View-Container framework of its own in order to counter the threat from Ruby-on-Rails, it again goes to show how simple the language is, and how easy is it to replicate any new “technologically” advanced interfaces and frameworks that come up now and then.

3. Other languages like Java are considered to be superior because of its extended scope. PHP is generally viewed to be limited with web applications only. However, one can create standalone desktop applications with the help of PHP and GTK. Even some open source programming frameworks now support PHP projects in their tool. Thus, PHP is slowly and steadily coming out its web application boundary, to conquer the standalone application space.

Thus, it is pretty safe to say that, PHP, which is known to withstand the test of time, is good enough for the future as well. Simplicity, as they say, is very complex to achieve. And, PHP happens to achieve that very strongly!

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PHP – Some features you didn’t know existed!

July 25th, 2009 | Posted under Software, The Internet, Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

PHP – Some features you didn’t know existed!

Hi all,

PHP or Hypertext Preprocessor is probably the most popular scripting language used for web applications. In fact, PHP along with MySQL, a database application software is the base of several web applications, running even today! So, what makes PHP so special? The features that PHP provides make it so popular among web application developers. Here, we shall discuss some of the lesser-known, yet extremely powerful features of the language.

PHP Features – Almost Hidden!

1. The PHP documentation – Not many programmers have been able to extract full use of the exhaustive online documentation in the official PHP website. With other programming languages, it has been the case that one needs to collect pieces of information from different websites and forums. However, PHP documentation is a complete manual, contain every single specification about the PHP programming elements. Each PHP function has a separate page allotted in the website, with all the reference associated with it. They come with practical examples. Moreover, unlike many other online documentations, there are several user comments that is also extensive when it comes to the amount of knowledge it imparts. Some even consider the manual to be more helpful than Integrated Development Environments (IDE) for PHP.

2. Arrays – People may argue that arrays are probably one of the most common things that any programming language offers. So, what is so special about providing arrays? However, what many developers do not know is how arrays can be used flexibly to use it in several ways. Arrays can be used accordingly to create lists, stacks, maps and other data structures, at the same time! The arrays are implemented in the core package of the PHP, and thus use the CPU resources well. Moreover, the array elements in PHP are ordered and so flexible that it makes some really difficult tasks to be carried out very easily.

3. Stream Handlers – Most people have no idea how powerful stream handlers could be! These handlers help you extend the file system with certain logic and happen to be extremely difficult to implement in other languages. It simplifies the life of PHP developers by allowing PHP applications to be easily read from and written to from containers, like we do with files. One of the most popular stream handler used by developers is the MS Excel stream handler. It helps in creating a MS Excel file from data collected, either through the web, or extracted from the database. Similarly, one can read from MS Excel files to add to the PHP page. This flexible interaction with other file systems make PHP so attractive to web application developers.

4. However, the greatest feature is how easy and modular is the code for understanding. Many would argue whether this is a feature at all, but however, when the code is easy to understand, even for beginners, it is definitely something to talk about. With a generally knowledge about programming knowledge (especially C language), almost anyone can read and understand the basic PHP codes. Moreover, the PHP community, being a open source one, is very proactive towards welcoming new programmers in the community by providing tips and tricks to code better.

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Green Web hosting

July 25th, 2009 | Posted under Miscellaneous, The Internet, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Green Web hosting

Hi all,

In today’s world, green is the way to go if you are looking for global recognition. People are now concerned about the environment and are taking adequate steps in order to protect it, and prevent further damage. The world of Information Technology, especially web hosting is also a part of it.

We have often heard people say that there is no end of information. And, with the trend of digitizing each and every information in various formats, the need to store them has led us to run servers with huge memory space and fast processors. However, such servers consume a lot of power, and thus have a direct impact on the environment. In case of website hosting, servers are known to be use up a lot of power. Thus, the concept of green web hosting grew!

Green web hosting is a new concept wherein web-hosting companies would take up their social responsibility of conserving energy. Generally servers are kept in fireproof, flood-proof, electrically insulated environments, which happen to consume a lot of energy. Thus, the process of website hosting has a great impact on the environmental resources! However, with this new concept, now we will have sustainable websites run on servers that would take initiatives in carbon offsetting, and specifically use renewable sources of energy to satisfy its needs.

Some web servers are already known to run on solar as well as wind powers, and according to the statistics, they have been working as efficiently as they used to when conventional sources of energy were used. These web-hosting techniques are committed to the social change, and thus help in making the web world a sustainable place! There are other ways to address the environmental concerns. Even if it is not possible to make the web-hosting technique completely carbon-free, its effect can be neutralized by planting trees for each website that is hosted. This might seem simple, but it helps in denting future impacts on the environment.

Another aspect that most green web hosting companies take care of is reduction of the environmental footprint. Certain simple measures can be taken in order to serve the purpose.

1. Web-hosting companies can use servers that are energy-efficient. Energy saved is as good as energy produced. Thus, green web-hosting companies should look for energy-saving servers only.

2. Generators are used to provide backup to servers. Generally, diesel generators are used everywhere. However, green companies who promise to provide sustainable websites should be using propane gas generators instead.

3. Such companies should also be able to recycle their resources. A green web-hosting company should ideally generate its own energy through renewable sources of energy, such as solar and wind energy. Even the offices of such companies must run on solar energy too.

Green Web-hosting is the new direction of future web hosting. With more and more people joining the World Wide Web, the need to store more information will increase exponentially. Unless, all web-hosting companies own such green business techniques, it is difficult to provide such huge amount of energy!

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ROR Hosting – Creating web applications couldn’t get easier!

June 4th, 2009 | Posted under Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | Comments Off on ROR Hosting – Creating web applications couldn’t get easier!

Hi all,

Over the last few years, the world of programming languages has witnessed an amusing evolution. Personally, the most interesting change has been in the web technologies. Honestly speaking, creating a web application has become ridiculously easy nowadays. Gone are the days when creating a web application would mean engaging a group of geeks who would code for eternity to end up with a buggy application.

APIs and Content Management Systems have made it easy for the non-programming folks, but those still intent on coding their way through also have easier approaches, which not only reduces the load, but also ensures better quality and less bugs. Ruby-on-Rails is one such web interface that has made life easier for web application developers.

Ruby-on-Rails combines the experience of Ruby programming under the Rails interface, which it very easy to deploy web applications. So, what is it that makes it look like magic? Read on & you shall find it out by the end of the blog..

a. Ruby on Rails is based on the architecture of Model-View-Controller. It starts deep in the application, mostly close to the database itself. It becomes easy for the developer when they have to create a data model first, and then add controller logic on top of that. The whole controller-model framework can then be applied on a thin layer of interface view, which forms the top layer. The whole business of separating the main three components of an application is what does the trick, and is widely regarded as the best approach.

b. Ruby on Rails supports has a huge base of plugins and gems, which is quite similar to modules in content management systems. By installing plugins and gems, developers can add more features to their application, which the standard package wouldn’t support. In fact, most RoR developers use plugins extensively. The official RoR site maintains a directory for plugins compatible with it.

c. Database handling is extremely simple in Ruby on Rails, as it includes Active Record, the database access library. It helps by automatically mapping the tables to classes, and the rows to the objects. Moreover, general programming tasks like form validations and session management are included in libraries in order to ease the process of application development. AJAX programmers have a reason to be happy as RoR has some built-in AJAX functions, used to generate the code, and the java scripting also gets generated automatically.

d. Debugging is a lot more convenient in Ruby on Rails, as detailed error logs are provided, which makes it relatively easy to debug large applications.

e. The primary principles of Ruby on Rails are “Convention over Configuration” and “Don’t repeat yourself”! So, if you were using RoR for creating web applications, you would be pleasantly surprised by its intelligent naming conventions and how it reuses codes so as to avoid redundancy.

Ruby on Rails has, no doubt, changed the way web applications are developed. The Object Oriented Programming of Ruby, clubbed with the database friendly Rails framework makes application development ridiculously easy!

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How to Choose the Right Graphic Design Software

April 15th, 2009 | Posted under Graphic Design | 3 Comments »

How to Choose the Right Graphic Design Software

Graphic design is the art or process of text and picture combination to bring out a certain message. This is mainly done on book covers, newspapers, magazines, logos, for advertisement.
In order to design graphics, you need graphic design software; these are programs that enhance graphic design, therefore top graphic design software is a program that brings out quality and standard graphics these includes: adobe Photoshop, adobe illustrator, Corel draw, adobe PageMaker and many others.

Best graphic design software is chosen depending on:

Task- what are you designing? high quality graphics require software like adobe Photoshop and illustrator.
Operating system- can your current operating system support the particular graphic software? The software has to be compatible with the operating system being used.
Price- do you have enough money to obtain the desired software?
Memory- can you machine support the normal running of that given graphic software?
Features-are there the required features in that particular software to meet you end needs?

Adobe, Corel and quark express are the top graphic design software on the market today. They are mainly considered because of their professional page layout, their price and user interface.
Adobe graphic design:-we have different types of adobe graphic design including adobe PageMaker, adobe Photoshop, and adobe illustrator.
Adobe PageMaker:-this is top page layout software that can be used in businesses, offices, homes and schools for creating high and quality graphics.
Adobe Photoshop graphic software designed to meet the needs of different professional in different fields of operations such as photographers, graphic designers, web designers, and amateur photographers.
Adobe illustrator software that supports the use of lines, points, curves, shapes to create images on the computer.
Corel graphic design- we have only one graphic design in the Corel category, Coral draw.
Other top graphic design software include: acrobat, dimension, dream weaver, frame maker, front page, and shock wave.

Achieving quality graphics

In order to have quality graphics the user has to consider the following factors:
Creativity- designers need to be more creative that is how can they use the images and the text to bring out a message that matches the text and the image used. He/ she has to base on the right composition.
Quality- the designer has to base on producing quality graphics that can fetch good prices if they are to be sold and those that attractive to peoples eye.
Type of software- software that has many features is considered most as compared to the one with less features hence the designer has to choose the type of software that will give variety of features to the graphic being designed.
Time designers need enough time to figure on what they are to design and also spent enough time on the graphic in order to come up with appealing designs.
Skills do the designer have enough skill on graphic designing, skilled designers will automatically come up with high and quality graphics as compared to unskilled designers.
Type of software-the software has to be the one capable of producing high-quality graphics, for example Corel draw has the ability to produce quality graphics as compared to acrobat.

Technology is growing day and night and more quality graphic design software are being designed day and night. Designers are not limited to using only one version of the software.


8 HTML Webmaster Tips

April 15th, 2009 | Posted under Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

8 HTML Webmaster Tips

As a webmaster you always want to remain at the top of you game so that the sites that you are maintain can get a good ranking when one hits the search button in the search engines. So of the tips that help the webmaster remain relevant in his field are:
1. Avoiding spaces in your URLS
2. Testing your web pages in different browsers
3. Doing HTML headlines with style
4. Finding web pages to link to your site
5. Checking if you are listed in Google
6. Use international date format.
7. Use smallest data type.
8. Have a site map

1. Avoiding space in your URL’s

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) should not have spacing between them. This is because so old browsers might not be able to open the page and the other disadvantage is that your page might not be list by some search engines and the purpose of the site is to get people to visit it. Rather replace the spacing with underscore or hyphens.

2. Testing your web pages in different browsers

With the development of technology and the development of different operating systems, not all people use the same web browser so when you design the site ensure that it’s compatible with all browsers known to ensure that you don’t lock people out of your site.

3. Doing HTML headlines with style

You can do these using style sheets and make the classy but still retain the keywords held highly by the search engines. When you also do the headlines with style apart from increasing the page ranking the styling also makes the page more attractive.

4. Finding web pages to link to your site

Linking you page to others makes you more marketable. You can link you page to other pages which are correlated to yours through the use of Google. Just change the commands in the source codes and input the key words.

5. Checking if you are listed in Google

Google is so far the biggest known search engine and it would do great injustice to you client if they are not listed in their database. You can check if you are listed by typing allinurl in Google’s search form.

6. Use international date format

When coming up with the date in you site make sure it coincides with that of the international date format which is YYYY-MM-DD. If you write in a different format e.g. DD-MM-YYYY some people from a different locality might translate the date wrongly.

7. Use smallest data type

When someone is going through a site, they get bored if the page takes too much time to load or display images. Ensure that you use the smallest data type but one that will hold the entire information one intends to pass forward.

8. Have a site map

A site map will list all your pages in a single page. This assists the visitor in saving time and also convenience when navigating through your site. Websites with no site maps are complicated and get a low number of visitors