In-Depth Guide to Digital Experience Monitoring

How a software product feels is easy to overlook, but how the product works matters just as much, if not more. Results from digital experience monitoring point to how apps feel as the key determinant of their success. “That’s how it is with people. Nobody cares how it works as long as it works.” This famous line from The Matrix Reloaded (2003) resonates with the way many developers approach maintaining apps. Someone has to keep watch. This avoids panic and deters prying eyes from trying to figure out how their favorite app works. As long as it works. This post lays bare what digital experience monitoring means from the software application developer’s perspective. Check it out from Taurai Mutimutema on Solarwinds’ blog. 

Can Microsoft SQL Server Work As A Data Warehouse?

So you’re at the stage where you’re thinking about your company’s data management strategy. Good thinking: A McKinsey report estimates that businesses that leverage customer analytics are 23x more likely to acquire new customers faster than their competitors! And they’re 19x more likely to have above-average customer profitability. Say you already have a Microsoft (MS) SQL Server database. Couldn’t you use your production database for your analytics and get that data-driven boost? In this post, we’ll talk about why a database is not a data warehouse and whether Microsoft SQL Server could work as a data warehouse. Learn more from Michelle Hoogenhout on Panoply’s blog. 

Which IDE Is Best for React Native?

React Native is the top framework to do cross-platform mobile development. By cross-platform, I mean that the code runs on both iOS and Android. A developer needs to code in Objective-C/Swift to develop an iOS app and Java/Kotlin to develop an Android app. But React Native can be used to develop apps for both platforms, using a single code base. React Native is also preferred by people coming from a web development background who have experience with ReactJS because we use ReactJS concepts here. Now, in this post, you’ll learn about the best-integrated development environment (IDE) or code editor for React Native because there are so many code editors out there to choose from. Find out more from Nabendu Biswas on Waldo blog.

SwiftUI List Explained: The Definitive Guide

SwiftUI makes creating front-end elements for Apple devices simple. Using SwiftUI brings modern themes and functionalities in a set of tools and APIs that extend across all Apple devices: iOS, watchOS, iPadOS, macOS, and even Apple tvOS. A constantly present component in all these outlets is the SwiftUI List. This tutorial pays particular attention to SwiftUI’s List element. We’ll explore both static and dynamic lists along with the data types you can display with them. Read to the last word and learn not only how to create SwiftUI Lists, but format them as you intend. Finally, we’ll also show you how to perform UI tests that guarantee your lists render correctly across all device options. Check it out in this post from Taurai Mutimutema on Waldo blog. 

Organizations depend heavily on operational data for dashboarding and reporting purposes. If you’re new to the term, operational data is simply data that’s produced by a company’s various daily operations. For example, operational data may include inventory, customer, purchase, fleet, employee, and expense information. Operational data also forms the basis of advanced analytical data and historical reporting, among other use cases. Operational data typically comes from multiple transactional systems and flows into a central database called an operational data store. Keep reading to learn how operational data stores work and why they’re important. Find out more about operational data from Justin Reynolds on Scalyr’s blog.

Selenium SendKeys: A Detailed Usage Guide With Examples

We also updated a post this week on Selenium SendKeys. When you build a web application, it’s important to make sure it works as expected. That’s why you run many tests before making it available to customers. You cannot always predict how your customers will use your product, so you have to make sure you test all the probable cases. One of the user behaviors you can’t control is the input they give. That’s why it’s very important to make sure the application works fine for various kinds of inputs. To help you automate this, you can use the Selenium sendKeys method. Learn how to do so on Testim’s blog.