Tools to Working from home in Sri Lanka.


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Working from home is getting more important in these days due to lockdowns in many countries. Following free and paid tools helps you to manage your work efficiently at home.

Skype

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We all know Skype for conference calls, instant messaging with clients or chat rooms. But if you haven’t been using it for business, you may have missed out on some new functionalities. Record Skype calls to capture key decisions, and use live subtitles to read the words spoken. Easily share presentations, images, or anything on your screen during a call with integrated screen sharing. Access one skype account across multiple devices—even Alexa!

https://www.skype.com/en/

Slack

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Slack is the communication tool that brings remote teams together. The platform organizes conversations into channels, which team members can join and leave, as needed, so nobody receives messages or notifications irrelevant to them. Conversations can also be had in threads, which keep messages outside of the main channel so chats don’t get in the way of main topics and projects.

Key features

• Instant messaging: Live communication between every team member for seamless collaboration.

• Statuses: Users can set availability statuses to focus on individual tasks as needed.

• File sharing: Drag-and-drop file sharing for PDFs, images, videos and other common files types.

• Voice & video calls: Voice and video calls directly from within Slack.

• Screen sharing: Allows team members to show their work to others in real-time for stronger collaboration.

https://slack.com/intl/en-lk/

GoToMeeting

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GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by LogMeIn. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

https://www.gotomeeting.com/

Zoom

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Zoom is a suite of video conferencing and communication tools designed for remote teams, virtual businesses conferences, webinars and other corporate purposes. We use Zoom for our virtual meetings, which we can use to run video and voice calls, but it’s capable of much more than this.

Key features

· Video meetings: Remote teams can run video meetings and one-to-one video calls.

· Voice calls: You can also run group or one-to-one voice calls when face-to-face meetings aren’t necessary.

· Webinars: You can also use Zoom to host webinars.

· Messaging: Team members can send messages using Zoom.

· File sharing: Share files during and outside of video/voice chats for collaboration between members.

https://zoom.us/

Microsoft Teams

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Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space. You can utilize cool features like document collaboration, one-on-one chat, team chat, and more. Microsoft Teams is also fully integrated with many other Office 365 services, such as Skype, SharePoint, Exchange, and Yammer.

https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/work-remotely

Team viewer

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TeamViewer is a remote access software that allows desktop sharing and file transfer. It is an exceptionally secure software that does not disturb the functioning of existing firewall or antivirus in your system. TeamViewer 14 protects your data simultaneously while you are sharing your desktop screen through remote access.

TeamViewer helps in increasing your output significantly. The remote access software helps in sharing files while your system is on the screen sharing mode.

Features of TeamViewer 14

• Advanced Device Grouping

• One-Click Remote

• Optimized for macOS

• Custom Device Information

• Performance stability on low bandwidth

• Improved connection quality

• QuickSupport for service camp integration

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/

Cisco Webex

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Cisco Webex is a cloud-based collaboration suite comprised of Webex Meetings, Webex Teams and Webex Devices. The Webex suite is a merger of Cisco’s WebEx web conferencing platform and Cisco Spark team collaboration app. The services rebranded under Webex in April 2018 to centralize Cisco’s collaboration portfolio.

Features of Cisco Webex

• HD Video Conferencing

• Platform Versatility and Data Protection

• Secure Online Meetings Anywhere

• Integrated Communication

• Easily Share Desktops and Documents

https://www.webex.com/

Grab Mobile Application Development Best Practices Singapore.


Grab Mobile Application Development

Grab is one of the largest ride hailing platform in South East Asia.

Grab Mobile Application Development

Following were few interesting fact regarding this Super App discussed at Google Singapore.

Grab Mobile Application Development

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Grab Mobile Application Development

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Grab Mobile Application Development

Download URL –

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grabtaxi.passenger&hl=en

React Native Mobile Applications Development Workshop , Sri Lanka.


React Native Mobile Applications Development Workshop

Recently I had conducted  React Native Mobile Application development workshop at NetAssist Colombo.  Around 40 attended the workshop. Employees from various IT companies and organizations attended the event.

React Native Mobile Applications Development Workshop

Event Details –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/react-native-mobile-applications-development-workshop/

React Native Mobile Applications Development Workshop

For Training Requirement Contact-

udithamail@yahoo.com

udithait@gmail.com

training@bluechiptraining.biz

Android Mobile Application Development Training at (SLT) Sri Lanka Telecom.


Android Mobile Application Development Training Sri Lanka

Android Mobile Application Development Training Sri Lanka

Recently I did 5 Days Android Mobile Application Development training for Sri Lanka Telecom IT staff.

I covered following topics at the training.

1. Getting Started with Android Programming

2. Activities, Fragments, and Intents

3. Getting to Know the Android User Interface

4. Data Persistence

5. Creating and Using Databases

6. Location-Based Services

7. Displaying Maps

8. Getting Location Data

9. Monitoring a Location

10. Consuming Web Services Using HTTP

11. Consuming JSON Services

12. Publishing Android Applications

Android Mobile Application Development Training Sri Lanka

Android Mobile Application Development Training Sri Lanka

15 Software developers from SLT attended 5 days of training.

Android Mobile Application Development Training Sri Lanka

For Training Requirement Contact-

udithamail@yahoo.com

udithait@gmail.com

training@bluechiptraining.biz

Mobile +94 0716092918

Cloud Technology Workshop.


In this one day workshop students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various cloud platforms. Students will also learn different technologies associated with Microsoft cloud, Amazon Web Services and IBM cloud.

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Overview of service and cloud technologies

· Key Components of Distributed Applications

· Data and Data Access Technologies

· Service Technologies

· Cloud Computing

Creating and consuming ASP.NET Web API services

· What are HTTP services?

· Creating an ASP.NET Web API service

· Handling HTTP requests and responses

· Hosting and consuming ASP.NET Web API services

Windows Azure Storage

· Introduction to Windows Azure Storage

· Windows Azure Blob Storage

· Windows Azure Table Storage

· Windows Azure Queue Storage

AN INTRODUCTION TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES

· A background of AWS and its needs

· The AWS Management Console

· AWS security measures

· AWS interaction through the SDK and IDE tools

· WORKING WITH AWS STORAGE SERVICES

· AWS storage options

· Working with Amazon EBS

· Working with AWS Glacier

MANAGED SERVICES AND THE DATABASES

· Amazon DynamoDB

· Amazon RDS Database

· tools and libraries DynamoDB local

AN INTRODUCTION TO IBM Cloud

· IBM Cloud technologies

· Management Console

· Security measures

· Cloud interaction through the SDK and IDE tools

· IBM Watson Studio

Conducted By-

Uditha Bandara  (MVP) is specializes in Microsoft  development , AI, Mobile App, Cloud and Software Testing technologies.  He is the South East Asia`s First XNA/DirectX MVP (Most Valuable Professional).  He had delivered sessions at various events and conferences in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. He has published several books, articles, tutorials, and demos on his  Blog – https://uditha.wordpress.com

For Training Requirement Contact-

udithamail@yahoo.com

udithait@gmail.com

training@bluechiptraining.biz

Mobile +94 0716092918

React Native Mobile Application Development Training Course for Android & IOS.


react-native

 

Introduction

In this section, we make a brief introduction to React Native. We set up machines for all the people that haven’t done that yet. By the end, attendees can create a new project, run it and understand tools available.

– Describe React Native: – Philosophy

– Available platforms

– Available APIs

– Available components

– Bridge

– Prerequisites

– Installation review (show installation instructions)

– Create an app with `react-native init` (mention Expo and Create React Native App command)

– Use `react-native run-ios/android` to run the app

– Describe `react-native-packager`

– Demonstrate `Developer Menu`

– Small exercises to get people familiar

 

Back to JavaScript

In this section, we go through latest ES6/ES7 features that were added, like import / export syntax or fat arrow functions. We also cover basics of React (or just refresh them for people already experienced), like component lifecycle and/or JSX. All these are run and live tested on an app set up in the previous section.

– List all `ES6` and `ES7` features (one per slide, w/o going into details)

– Explain how the code is transpiled

– Explain JSX

– React Component lifecycle

– Open discussion about other features

– A couple of exercises to make everyone comfortable with React / JavaScript

 

Core components

In this section, we cover the basic components, like `<View />` & `<Touchable />`.

– Describe all core components and their `props`

– A couple of exercises based on default `init` template:

– Add few buttons and test out handlers (with `bind` preferably)

– Add a bunch of different `<View />`s

 

Styling

In this section, we, describe `StyleSheet` API, how it implements flexbox and how’s that different from CSS.

– Describe StyleSheet, what are available values, how it works

– Demonstrate `Flexbox`

– Mention that there are UI kits, but we are not going to use them as it’s too advanced for now

– Mention that there are cross-platform styling techniques, like styled-components one can use

– A bunch of exercises to get attendees more familiar with the styling, esp.:

– Flexbox and its properties – implement column/grid layout as presented on a slide

– <Text /> number of lines

 

Navigation

In this section, we demonstrate basic concepts of navigation. We also brief attendees into how’s JS navigation different from fully native one. We list available alternatives as well what we will use throughout today.

– List available navigation solutions

– Brief readers into the one that was selected

– Make them aware of the API and how to think of the route hierarchy

– A couple of exercises working on current `init` template, e.g convert app to a stack, so we can push a new route

 

Lists

In this section, we describe lists and why they are so important in React Native. We describe available alternatives and list how’s `<ScrollView />` different than `<FlatList /> (and <SectionList />)` and when to use each.

– List available scroll solutions

– Explain when to use each

– Describe performance optimizations

– Warn about common pitfalls / issues

– As a demo task, one can create a view that has a list of contacts and each of them can be tapped to move to a new screen (with details)

Cross Platform APIs

We will discuss and implement the most used React Native APIs that work cross platform

IOS specific APIs

We will discuss and implement the most used iOS specific React Native APIs

Android specific APIs

We will discuss and implement the most used Android specific React Native APIs

 

Persistence

In this section, we describe how persistence is done with React Native and how it can be achieved using other technologies.

– Demonstrate persistence using AsyncStorage

– Exercise attendees to persist stuff (literal, more advanced JSON)

– Demonstrate available APIs, like `multiSet` and when it’s better to use what – Mention other tools like `realm`

 

Animations

In this section, we will examine different approaches to animating elements within the app. Specifically, we will check `LayoutAnimation` API and the better – `Animated`. We will briefly talk about performance concerns as well.

– Introduce LayoutAnimation

– Challenge attendees with simple animations – Ask if they feel happy with it?

– Introduce `Animated` as a general solution to the problem

– Encourage them to animate few things on screen

– Perf. wise – mention native driver

 

Working with HTTP, network requests, and accessing restful services

 

Here we look at using both the fetch API as well as Axios for fetching and sending data, and using the returned data to update our application UI.

 

Data Architecture

In this section, we cover both MobX and Redux and talk about how and why they are useful in a React Native app

– Introduce Redux

– Set up a basic redux implementation

– Fetching data and updating our redux store

– Discuss other asynchronous libraries such as Saga and Redux Promise Middleware

 

Application Deployment

In this section, we discuss various settings and configurations that the developer must use and understand to deploy the app to both the Google Play store as well as the Apple App store.

 

For Training Requirement Contact-

udithamail@yahoo.com

udithait@gmail.com

training@bluechiptraining.biz

Mobile +94 0716092918

Oracle Code Singapore 2018.


Oracle Code is a free event for developers to learn about the latest developer technologies, practices, and trends. Learn from technical experts, industry leaders, and other developers in keynotes, sessions, and hands-on labs. Experience cloud development technology in the Code Lounge with workshops and other live, interactive experiences and demos.

Agenda-

https://developer.oracle.com/code/singapore-may-2018

 

 

Venue

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

10 Bayfront Avenue , Singapore

Past events-

https://developer.oracle.com/code/past-developer-events

Introduction to Android Studio 3.0.


I had recorded a youtube video about introduction to Android development in following URL-

 

Microsoft Azure Summit 2018, Jakarta – Event Update.


 

Last week I had joined Microsoft Azure Summit 2018 Jakarta , Indonesia. This event was targeted toward Microsoft digital transformation technologies. Azure and AI technologies such as Azure Machine learning and CNTK highlighted at the AI track.

Lot of companies in Indonesia looking forward for digital transformation with Microsoft technology stack. Some of companies already build solutions around azure and AI technologies.

One session was conducted by Toyota motors Indonesia. They highlighted how they integrated azure machine learning for demand forecasting.
And they are going to implement more solutions with AI.

Around 600 attended this conference. It was held at Balai Kartini Jakarta , Indonesia.

Event Details-

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/microsoft-azure-summit-2018-jakarta/

Android Mobile Application Development Workshop Sri Lanka.


android mobile app development

Event Timing: ( 9 a.m – 4 pm )

Agenda

Getting Started with Android Programming

What is Android?
Obtaining the Required Tools
Creating Your First Android Application
Anatomy of an Android Application

Activities, Fragments, and Intents

Understanding Activities
Linking Activities Using Intents
Fragments
Calling Built-In Applications Using Intents
Displaying Notifications

Getting to Know the Android User Interface

Understanding the Components of a Screen
Adapting to Display Orientation
Managing Changes to Screen Orientation

Data Persistence
Using JSON web service
Creating and Using Databases

Location-Based Services
Displaying Maps
Getting Location Data

Publishing Android Applications

Preparing for Publishing
Deploying APK Files
Admob Integration

Conducted by.

Uditha Bandara is a corporate trainer and a consultant specializing in Mobile Application development for Android and IOS. He was South East Asia’s First XNA/DirectX MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He has conducted sessions at events and conferences in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. –https://uditha.wordpress.com/

Feel free to contact us for any inquiries

Uditha Bandara – 0716092918
Register URL – https://goo.gl/aonUpn

Note: Bring your own Laptops with Android Studio installed (4GB RAM )

Cost- 6500 Rupees.