Google Launches New Tool To Test Website Performance

Google has announced its own tool which will help you to measure a website’s speed and mobile-friendliness. Google states,

Today we’re introducing an easy way to measure your site’s performance across devices—from mobile to desktop—and give you a list of specific fixes that can help your business connect more quickly with people online.

The site takes your URL and measures it on a scale from 1-100, your mobile design, and loading speed. It checks things such as CSS, HTML, scripts, and images in order to see the amount of time it takes for your website to load on the desktop as well as on a mobile device.


Microsoft Announces General Availability Of SQL Server 2016

sql-server-2016Microsoft announces the general availability of SQL Server 2016, the world’s fastest and most price-performant database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updatable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services. Software applications can now easily deploy sophisticated analytics and machine learning models in the database resulting in 100x or more speedup in time to insight, compared to deployments of such models outside of the database.

A new platform for intelligent applications

The majority of advanced analytic applications use a primitive approach of moving data from databases into the application tier to derive intelligence. This approach has been because of the high latency due to the data movement,and does not scale as data volumes grow,  and thus burden the application tier with the task of managing as well as maintaining the analytical models. The deep analytics on real-time transactions are quite impossible without a lot of heaving lifting.


HTML5 New Elements

HTML5 offers new elements for better document structure:

Tag Description
<article> Defines an article in the document
<aside> Defines content aside from the page content
<bdi> Defines a part of text that might be formatted in a different direction
from other text
<details> Defines additional details that the user can view or hide
<dialog> Defines a dialog box or window
<figcaption> Defines a caption for a <figure> element
<figure> Defines self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code
listings, etc.
<footer> Defines a footer for the document or a section
<header> Defines a header for the document or a section
<main> Defines the main content of a document
<mark> Defines marked or highlighted text
<menuitem> Defines a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu
<meter> Defines a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge)
<nav> Defines navigation links in the document
<progress> Defines the progress of a task
<rp> Defines what to show in browsers that do not support ruby annotations
<rt> Defines an explanation/pronunciation of characters (for East Asian
<ruby> Defines a ruby annotation (for East Asian typography)
<section> Defines a section in the document
<summary> Defines a visible heading for a <details> element
<time> Defines a date/time
<wbr> Defines a possible line-break



ABC is the three building blocks of WCF and they are known as

A – Address (Where) : Address tells us where to find the services, like url

B – Bindings (How) : Bindings tells us how to find the services or using which protocols finds the services (SOAP, HTTP, TCP etc.) . Read more about Different Types Of Binding In WCF

.C – Contacts (What) : Contracts are an agreement between the consumer and the service providers that explains what parameters the service expects and what return values it gives.

AngularJS Built in Directives

indexA directive in AngularJS is a meaningful name for a function that is attached with DOM elements. All AngularJS built in directives prefixed with the ng namespace. It is used to extend HTML elemets attribute. AngularJS directives have the ability to execute methods, define behavior, attach controllers and scope objects, manipulate the DOM, and more.

Built in Directives

Here is a list of AngularJS built in directives with description.

Directives Description
ng-app It is added to set the AngularJS section.
ng-init It sets default variable value.
ng-bind It is an alternative to {{ }} template.
ng-bind-template It binds multiple expressions to the view.
ng-non-bindable It used to not to bind data.
ng-bind-html It used to bind inner HTML property of an HTML element.
ng-change It evaluates specified expression when the user changes the input.
ng-checked It is used to set checkbox checked.
ng-class It is used to the css class dynamically.
ng-cloak It is usedv to prevent displaying the content until AngularJS has taken control.
ng-click It is used to execute a method or expression when element is clicked.
ng-controller It is used to attach a controller class to the view.
ng-disabled It is used to attach disabled attributes to the form element.
ng-form It is used to set form within a form.
ng-href It is used to dynamically bind AngularJS variables to the href attribute.
ng-include It is used to fetch, compile and include an external HTML fragment to your page.
ng-if It is used to remove or recreate an element in the DOM depending on an expression
ng-switch It is used to conditionally switch control based on matching expression.
ng-model It is used to bind an input,select, textarea etc elements with model property.
ng-readonly It is used to set readonly attribute to an element.
ng-repeat It is used to loop through each item in collection to create a new template.
ng-selected It is used to set selected option in <select> element.
ng-show/ng-hide It workes based on expression, if true then the element is shown or hidden respectively.
ng-src It is used to dynamically bind AngularJS variables to the src attribute.
ng-submit It is used to bind angular expressions to onsubmit events.
ng-value It is used to bind angular expressions to the value of <option>.
ng-required It is used to bind angular expressions to onsubmit events.
ng-style It is used to set CSS style on an HTML element conditionally.
ng-pattern It is used to add the pattern validator to ngModel.
ng-maxlength It is used to adds the maxlength validator to ngModel.
ng-minlength It is used to adds the minlength validator to ngModel.
ng-classeven It works in conjunction with ngRepeat and take effect only on odd (even) rows.
ng-classodd It works in conjunction with ngRepeat and take effect only on odd (even) rows.
ng-cut It is used to specify custom behavior on cut event.
ng-copy It is used to specify custom behavior on copy event.
ng-paste It is used to specify custom behavior on paste event.
ng-options It is used to dynamically generate a list of <option> elements for the <select> element.
ng-list It is used to convert string into list based on specified delimiter.
ng-open It is used to set the open attribute on the element, if the expression inside ngOpen is truthy.

Visual Studio Code 1.0!


Microsoft has just announced the official version 1 of Visual Studio Code. This fantastic lightweight development editor was launched little more than a year ago, has had over 2 million downloads, and is in use monthly by over 500, 000 developers. Built as an open platform, in less than six months, the editor has attracted over 1000 community contributed plugins and extensions – what a success story!

VS Code is fully localizable, and is currently shipping in nine languages. The community contributions to the codebase have been streaming in, and the team has consumed over 300 contributions into the live code-base from github.

Read more here : Visual Studio Code 1.0!

iOS 9.3.1 bug lets anyone see iPhone’s photos and contacts using Siri

A longtime iOS expert has discovered a really easy way to view an iPhone’s photos as well as contact list without fingerprint or passcode through Siri.
First spotted by the Daily Dot, YouTube user Videosdebarraquito shows how to unlock the iPhone 6 and 6s Plus with some indirect talking and tapping and not a single passcode. You will be able to view the phone’s contact list and photo albums. Check the video,