Articles by Jackson Mwendwa Muoki

So You Want to Be an Android Developer…

  If you’re someone who wants to become an Android app developer, and certainly if you already are one, you’ll have noticed that there are thousands of apps on the Google Play store. Some are flooded with reviews and have been downloaded thousands of times, others never receive any attention, and have few or no downloads. In this article, I’ll be covering some of my experiences as an Android developer—I have been programming for a number of years now. I started by learning three programming...

6 Best Magento Ecommerce Extensions

There are many useful Magento extensions that store owners can use to boost efficiency and profits. The only problem is in choosing the right one for your needs. Most Magento extensions come with unique functionality, and so a simple comparison is impossible. Instead, here we’re going to roundup the most popular extensions for Magento-powered ecommerce. 1. Magento Onestep Checkout ... This is one of the most popular extensions available for Magento. It compresses the multi-page checkout process...

3 Ways to Minimize Downtime

Both developers and system admins regularly focus on strategies to create infrastructures that are reliable and minimize downtime. The primary reason for this, is that so many companies now rely on Internet-based services, making downtime financially damaging. Users expect a stable and reliable service, so interruptions not only decrease customer satisfaction but increase support requests. In this article I’m going to talk about three areas that are particularly sensitive when it comes...

5 Platforms for Building Apps without Code

With the growth of cellphone usage, mobile applications have evolved to be among the most used platforms. Developers have also honed their skills in mobile app development to serve the growing need for mobile applications. In the recent past, you had to be a developer (or look for a developer) to build a mobile application. However, this has changed with a number of very good platforms that allow a person to simply create a mobile app in a relatively short period of time. In this article, we are going to...

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

The speed of your website is very important in determining the success of your business. One of the components used in determining the user experience and search engine optimization of a website is its load time. Research shows that a delay of one second in the load time of a website cause up to seven percent of lost conversions. What do you think a seven second delay would cause? Almost half of the conversions would be lost. This would be very dangerous for any business, and the purpose that the website...

How to Convert a WordPress Site into a Mobile App

Having a responsive website is one of the most important things a website owner should aim for to be able to relay all of their information through all devices. Sometimes, a responsive website alone is not good enough for visitors, and a mobile application is needed. There are a number of WordPress plugins that you can use to turn yourWordPress website into a mobile application. We are going to discuss a number of these plugins in this article. Androapp ... For websites such as newspapers and blogs, this...

Updating WordPress Menus Automatically

Wordpress is one of the best Content Management Systems we have available today. It is very easy to use and very fast, meeting most of the requirements that developers have. However, as a developer, you might find yourself in a situation where you are developing a website for someone who keeps on adding pages to the site without necessarily changing the navigation of the website. This will require a lot of work if you have not automated the menu updating system. In this article, we are going to discuss how...
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How to Generate a Sitemap for Large Sites

Search Engine Optimization is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to web hosting. It is one of the ways that leads to a good search engine ranking. Sitemaps are one of the most effective search engine optimization techniques. Spiders or bots index pages on the web. When a search is performed, on any search engine whether Yahoo, Google, Bing or any other, the search is run on the indexed pages. You can use sitemaps to to have search engines index your website. What is a Sitemap? ... A sitemap can be...
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