Posted by Irena Balin | On November 15th, 2013 | In Mobile Development | Tags: BLE, Bluetooth communication, iOS and Android communication, mobile communication, p2p networks -->
In this article we will talk about the challenges and solutions around building a peer-to-peer network for iOS and Android mobile devices using Bluetooth. This experience is based on one of the recent projects of our mobile team.
A peer-to-peer or P2P network is not a new concept. It has been beautifully implemented in some of the very famous products like Napster, Kazaa, Skype to name a few… In this article we will present some technical aspects and challenges of what it takes to build a mobile p2p network over modern mobile devices using iOS and Android.
A P2P network is a decentralized computer network, designed around the concept of equality of its nodes (called “peers”), where each node acts both as a client and a server. Often this type of network does not have central servers, and each “peer” acts both as a client and a server. As opposed to the client-server centralized architecture, P2P system allows to maintain the network performance and operational efficiency while using any number and combination of the available nodes. Building a P2P network on mobile devices over Bluetooth can be particularly useful in several cases: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Irena Balin | On November 5th, 2013 | In Web & Software Development | Tags: asp.net, deployment and hosting -->
Our clients often turn to us with a pretty typical set of questions regarding deployment and hosting of the web applications that our team developed for them. Those questions cover a different range of topics: pricing, reliability, scalability, expected traffic growth, load balancing and etc. We broke those questions into a set of blog posts that we’d like to present to you.
What hosting company do you recommend for our project?
There are so many great choices out there in the market that it would be impossible to objectively single out one vendor or another. However, we’ve found a few solutions that work for us pretty well and we recommend them to our customer.
Depending on the complexity, size, number of users on the particular project, our hosting recommendation will vary:
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Posted by Irena Balin | On May 17th, 2012 | In Life & Business -->
That’s my first blog post ever . I’ve been thinking about importance of blogging and social media long time ago and actually made a decision to start blogging very soon. It took me only two years to get to my first post. Well, it is better late than never .
It is very challenging to juggle my super busy life where I balance the job of running the business, raising the kids and living life… Now I’ll have to blog regularly on top of it… Why should I? For a very simple reason. I came to the conclusion that our lives become digitized to a very high degree. People who are non technical at all get more and more attached to their gadgets and perceive the world through their screens. It is the world where Google rules and Facebook is super dominant. In order to be noticed we need to show up in this digital world and tell the world that we exist. I’ve got a goal of growing my business 10x over the next few years and I want everyone to know that!!!
In this blog you will see my random thoughts about challenges of running the business, balancing it with family life, and doing my part as a humanitarian. I love my job, my family and I learned to love the crazy busy schedule. Stay tuned and I’ll share my insights on all of it…
Posted by Irena Balin | On April 23rd, 2012 | In Big Data, Database Migration, DB Best News, Mobile Development, Social Commerce, Web & Software Development -->
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