GraphQL vs. REST: What to Choose in 2020?

The title alone may startle non-technical readers, but we’ll try to keep this as straightforward as possible. In today’s article, Software Planet Group are taking a look at application programming interfaces (or APIs), which have often been described as an agreement between developers on how devices and applications should be exchanging data with their parent servers. 

At least for now, your company’s best bet will more than likely be GraphQL or REST. So let’s quickly take a look at them:

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Fun With NLP (Natural Language Processing)

It’s no secret that every language is a complex beast to master. Even English, with its watered down Germanic grammar and extensive borrowings from Latin, will often befuddle the most learned of minds. Unsurprisingly, therefore, at least for now, computer programs are not yet entirely able to decode human language as most people can.

What may come as a surprise, however, is just how much our modern software is already capable of doing! In fact, in many new and exciting ways, Natural Language Processing (NLP), the subfield of artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human languages, may completely revolutionise computing — so for this blog post in particular, you should probably sit upright!

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Top 7 London Tech Events You Won’t Want to Miss in October

At Software Planet Group, we are strong believers in the importance of planning company and marketing activities, and this month is looking promising indeed! After all, what better way to take advantage of the lovely London autumn weather than by taking a stroll to the Olympia, or ExCel for a spot of tech? 

So without any further delay — and bearing in mind that we might be biased — here are our top 7 picks for the month of October:

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The Thomas Cook Collapse and the Importance of Digital Transformation

“I know that this outcome will be devastating to many people and will cause a lot of anxiety, stress and disruption,” Peter Fankhauser, the former chief executive officer of the now defunct Thomas Cook told Sky News on Tuesday, but that was putting it rather lightly.

Last Monday, when the oldest travel firm in the world unexpectedly collapsed, it left more than 150,000 Brits — and over 600,000 foreign nationals — stranded across the globe. Hotels were turned into prisons, as holidaymakers were told that unless they paid up, they would never be allowed to leave, airport terminals became scenes of chaos, and companies in every continent were knocked out by a financial earthquake.

Yet it was not supposed to end this way.

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How to Monitor the Hidden Costs of Cloud Hosting When Scaling Up Your Cloud Infrastructure

While there are plenty of reasons to move your software solutions to the cloud (digital transformation being just one of them), an important aspect that can often prove challenging to customers is the industry’s apparent failure to come up with a simple, unified pricing system — a problem which regrettably leaves many customers in the dark. This cloud hosting cost limbo, so to speak, means clients may be unaware of the actual extent of their cloud expenses, being met with unexpected charges only weeks after they’ve completed their move.

In reality, however, without adequate preparation, migrating to the cloud may be even more expensive than your current on-premise infrastructure. 

So to help shed some light on this subject, today, Software Planet are presenting readers with a few invaluable suggestions to ensure our customers make the switch without a single fuss or hitch.

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Vue vs. React: Which Framework Should You Choose in 2019?

When designing a software solution, one of the first things companies have to do is decide on a front-end framework. And though for a while there, it appeared that React and Angular would be the only top dogs in town, out of nowhere, another contender swiftly emerged to battle it out for the proverbial crown — Vue.js.

Fast-forward to 2019, and both Vue and React provide businesses with a great productive approach to building their web applications. But as we hope to make clear in today’s article, each one of these will come with their own individual use cases and should be suited for dissimilar needs.

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Mono vs. Multi-repositories

The world is divided between marmite and vegemite, night owls and early birds, and as it turns out, at least in the software world, mono and multi-repository backers. Once you’ve appropriately dissected the matter, however, it quickly becomes clear that this could only ever be the case.

After all, choosing to switch from one source control pattern to another is a bit like deciding to support a new football team or converting to a different religion — there are strong feelings emanating from both sides of the argument, and to a considerable extent, it requires a leap of faith.

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RankSense: SEO That Actually Makes Sense

Hard work though it may all seem, nowadays, few things can boost your company’s online profile as much as a decent search engine optimisation — or SEO — strategy. After all, ignoring this well-established set of rules could well be the key difference between successfully becoming an Amazon contender and settling for e-commerce nonentity status. Done right, however, SEO can be used to drive traffic to your website, increase sales and help you fulfil all your business goals and potential.

So why then are as many as 56 percent of companies today falling behind on their search engine optimisation efforts? While the answer to this question is certainly multifaceted, one issue in particular is that after failing to achieve any meaningful short-term results, company directors are simply giving up.

Thankfully, however, in this article, Software Planet would like to introduce you to RankSense, a revolutionary SEO solution that is about to redefine everything you know about online visibility.

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Top 8 Tech Events You Won’t Want to Miss in September

Though August is not typically the most exciting of months when it comes to businesses, it is always a good idea to plan marketing and company activities, not to mention wildly illuminating professional events. After all, what better way to enjoy the less-than-sweltering London weather than by taking a stroll to the Olympia, or ExCel for a spot of tech?

This is why at Software Planet Group, we like to keep an eye out on any major upcoming events — and though of course, we may be biased — here are our top 8 picks for the month of September:

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