Thinking Mobile
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It’s time to look back over the blog highlights 2015

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We’re approaching the end of another year and it’s time to take a look back over the last 12 months. Also, we would say thanks to all our awesome staff, who have contributed to the success of our thinking mobile blog and for sharing their unique knowledge. Here’s some of the blog highlights 2015 to read (or to read again).

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Generator-M-Ionic: HTML5 mobile app development evolved

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Almost a year ago, ditching development of our own mobile framework lead to the genesis of Generator-M – our advanced open-source generator for HTML5 mobile apps. Since then it’s been receiving increasing support from the community and we are enjoying very much to see it grow. Today we’re announcing a new feature-packed version 1.3.0 and a new name for the project: namely Generator-M-Ionic. Find out why we think the new name better reflects the direction our generator is heading into and why it should be your first choice for professional HTML5 mobile app development with Ionic.

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Increasing the stability of your enterprise systems running in the AWS cloud

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We at M-Way Solutions are huge fans of Amazon’s EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) web services. They provide a very fast solution for creating and running servers, may it be for development or even production systems. If you need a new server, just start it with few clicks. As a developer, not having to wait for your admin to create a new server VM will make you very happy. And when you’re done, just terminate it and no more costs will be generated. Now that will make your CEO happy!

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Isomorphic JavaScript – Build awesome webapps with the best of two worlds

 

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With the raising of modern rich web applications it’s getting more and more important to improve the speed and the interactivity of mobile web applications. People are spoiled of native applications and compare the experiences of both worlds to each other. After several years of static web pages with thin client and fat server architecture the architecture switched to rich client architecture some years ago. This was definitely owed to the raise of Model View Controller JavaScript Frameworks like Backbone.js or AngularJS which made it possible to implement structured single page applications. The bulk of the Application lives now in the client, which offers the user a good performance after initial loading. The user has the possibility to navigate quickly without refreshing and can work offline if the implementation contains that. Server and Client are clearly separated. Front and backend developers don’t have to worry about the other part and can proceed separately. So it’s also no problem to write server and client side code in different programming languages.

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Static website generator with Grunt.js

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In order to implement static websites, a commonly used tool are content management systems (CMS); they provide the separation of design, structure and content; enable multiple users to contribute to the content of the site and allow the scheduling of content publication, among other features. However, the use of CMS limits the customization of the website and also restricts the developer to use a certain structure, not to mention the costs, not all content management systems are open sourced.

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