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Android 12 best features and updates
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Android 12: What’s New? Major Updates Explained!

In this post, Osai, a Turing developer, talks about Android 12 best features, and how the update delivers a personalized and secure experience to the users.

In a recent interview, Osai, a software developer at Turing.com, shared an in-depth analysis of Android 12. The latest update, also known as Snow Cone, comes with several intuitive features. The new release offers features that deliver an even more personalized, secure, and effortless experience to the users compared to the earlier versions. Here are a few points about Android 12 best features that Osai shared in the interview.

Android 12 Best Features: Material You

Android 12 introduces Material You, a new design language that allows users to create personalized and dynamic apps.

Android 12 Best Features: Private Compute Core

Android 12 introduces Private Compute Core, a secure mobile environment isolated from the rest of the operating system and applications.

Android 12 Best Features: AppSearch

AppSearch is now available as a system service in Android 12. This feature is a high-performance on-device search engine that enables applications to index structured data and search it using built-in full-text search.

Android 12 Best Features: Widgets improvements

The existing widgets API in Android 12 improves the user and developer experience in the platform and launchers. The developers at Android have also created a guide that will help you ensure that your widget is compatible with Android 12 and a reference for APIs for refreshing your existing widget. 

6 Android 12 best features

Android 12: Widgets improvement

For instance, a widget can use the device theme colors for buttons, backgrounds, and other components starting from this version, including light and dark themes. This feature will help in enabling smoother transitions and consistency across different widgets.

Android 12 Best Features: Enhancements for animation and New API

All apps now have a new app launch animation that includes an into-app motion from the point of launch, a splash screen with the app icon, and a transition to the app itself in Android 12.

Android 12 adds a new unified API that allows your app to consume rich content from any available source, including the clipboard, keyboard, and drag-and-drop. The new release also introduced rounded corner APIs, which are RoundedCorner and WindowInsets.getRoundedCorner(int position). These APIs provide the radius and center point for rounded corners.

Final verdict

Android users can expect even more sophisticated features from this operating system in the coming years, like enhanced security and performance.

Owing to the massive popularity of the operating system, Android developers are in high demand worldwide. 

If you’re a skilled Android developer looking for a remote job, try Turing. Turing is an AI-powered Intelligent Talent Cloud that connects developers with long-term, high-paying, remote jobs at leading US firms. To learn more, go to our Jobs page!

Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxv0yIcNmPU&t=409s 

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By Mar 10, 2022
MLOps
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What Is MLOps and How You Can Get Started With it?

MLOps is an attempt to elevate machine learning from experimentation to a fully contributing part of any organization’s tech stack. Read here to know more.

In one of the recent episodes of Turing Dev Talks, Parv, a Machine Learning Tech Lead at Turing, shares his insight on MLOps. MLOps is catching the attention of industry leaders across the globe and creating new job profiles. Parv highlighted the intricacies of this emerging discipline and answered some of the frequently asked questions related to it. 

MLOps is an attempt to elevate machine learning from experimentation to a fully contributing part of any organization’s tech stack. Organizations are focusing on MLOps by taking the machine learning models from experimentation to solving actual business problems. 

This post looks at the fundamentals of MLOps and shares tips on you can get started in this field as a software developer.

Let’s dive in.

MLOps: A bridge between production and deployment  

According to reports, 72 percent of organizations that began AI pilots couldn’t even deploy a single application in production. MLOps has the potential to bridge this gap between the creation of a product and its deployment.

The practice is all about solving the end-to-end lifecycle management problems that arise when working on a machine learning problem. MLOps helps take an ML proof of concept (POC) and gets it production-ready. 

Why should you use it?

Parv highlighted the following benefits of using MLOps:

  • MLOps helps in creating reproducible models and retraining machine learning models easily.
  • MLOps aids  in calculating the features needed for a machine learning model in production
  • After deployment, MLOps helps monitor the predictions made by the model and checks if the predictions are in line with the expectations.
  • MLOps enables effective management of the entire machine learning lifecycle.

MLOps: DevOps vs. MLOps

MLOps

MLOps vs DEVOps

MLOps is like a specialization of DevOps focused on the end-to-end lifecycle management of machine learning products. The critical difference between the two is that, unlike DevOps, MLOps can evaluate the input/output and predefined user behavior and the data and the model quality from the machine learning products. 

MLOps can also identify previously unseen behavior of machine learning models. 

Essential skillsets for aspiring ML engineers

To become a skilled machine learning engineer, it is not mandatory to have certified machine learning degrees. However, one must have explicit knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of software engineering and how various machine learning techniques work.  

Summary: What is MLOps and why do we need it?

Since the past few years, there has been an increasing interest in MLOps from organizations across various industries. In addition, the push to have standardized machine learning model formats and standardized data set definitions has accelerated this branch of machine learning.

At present, there are a plethora of machine learning job postings that are currently available on various online job portals. Many machine learning developers are also looking for MLOps opportunities that are a perfect fit for their skillsets. However, standing out in this global developer pool is immensely difficult. If you want to stand out in the competition, we might have something for you. With Turing, you can land high-paying, remote machine learning developer jobs at top US companies right from the comfort of your home. Visit the Jobs page to know more. 

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By Nov 16, 2021
Vue.js features
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Here’s What You Should Know About Vue.JS

This post looks at some of the primary applications of Vue.js to help software developers understand the framework better.

In a recent interview, Manaf, a software developer at Turing.com, shared his insights on Vue.js.  With 190k GitHub stars, Vue.js is currently one of the most sought-after JavaScript frameworks among software developers. Giants like Facebook, Apple, Adobe, BMW, and GitLab are also fond of it. Evan You, a former developer at Google, created the Vue.js framework as a side project. 

Owing to the framework’s massive popularity, the Vue.js community continues to grow with contributions from front-end developers across the globe. 

This post looks at some of Vue.js’ basic features and applications to help developers understand the framework better.

Vue.js: How does it work? 

Vue.js

Vue.js: How does it work?

Vue.js focuses on the layout and UI with the help of JavaScript. “This means if you have a static web application that focuses on UI and you’re not sure if you should add more functionalities, Vue.js can help you in adding more JavaScript functions and other functionalities,” says Manaf.

Also, the Vue.js framework connects the View and the Model via two-way data bindings, making it easy to integrate into various projects. The built-in features that help Vue.js gain popularity include two-way data binding, virtual DOM, components, animation, and detailed documentation. 

Vue.js: Why should you use it?

Manaf highlighted the following benefits of using the Vue.js framework:

  • Vue.js is well-known among developers for its quick-learning curve and fast development approach that helps build web applications in real-time.
  • If you have a tight budget and time constraints, Vue.js can help you to develop your MVP in no time.
  • Vue.js is also a good choice for developers if they are developing sophisticated single-page applications (SPA). 
  • Vue.js helps you create a quick and easy-to-use UI with minimal JavaScript without going through the maintenance of the pipeline for the data flow.
  • Vue.js is a developer-friendly framework that helps you develop your Vue-based application without any hassle.

Summary

Vue.js pretty much has it all when it comes to web development. There are several reasons why Vue.js is growing so fast among developers. It is developer-friendly, has a fast learning curve, well-defined ecosystem, and handy conventions. All these intuitive features make Vue.js a reliable option for web developers. 

At present, there are hundreds of Vue.js job openings on popular online job platforms. Similarly, thousands of software developers are looking for Vue.js jobs that perfectly match their skill sets. 

If you want to stand out in the competition, we might have something for you. With Turing, you can land

remote Vue.js jobs at top US companies right from the comfort of your home. Visit the jobs page to be part of Turing’s elite developer community.

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By Nov 10, 2021
Vue vs React
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Vue vs React: Which Framework to Choose and When

This blog juxtaposes Vue and React to help you make the right decision. Dive in for a detailed Vue vs React comparison.

In a recent interview, Manaf, a software developer at Turing.com, shared his views on a much-debated topic: Vue vs. React. He highlighted the fundamental differences and similarities between the two front-end frameworks.

JavaScript front-end frameworks like Vue.JS and React have seen an exponential rise in the past few years. As a result, developers around the globe have been using these frameworks for web development. While developers mostly use React to work on the view layer for both mobile and web applications, Vue.js is used to build various web interfaces and one-page applications. 

Vue vs. React: How do the two frameworks differ from each other?

Vue vs. React

Vue vs. React: How do the two frameworks differ from each other?

Manaf highlighted the following points while comparing Vue vs. React. 

  • In general, Vue.js focuses on the activity, and React focuses on immutability. According to immutability,  each object should be mutated, and unidirectional data should go from up to down to the components.
  • In React, you have to call an API, assign the results and separate them into the state. On the other hand, as a component framework for building web applications, Vue.js does most of the work in the background, and developers don’t have to worry about repetitive tasks. 
  • React is a library. You need to tell it what to do and manage all the aspects of this library. For instance, if you are using a Redux, you will have to add a middleware to the Redux, and then you have to add middleware for the APIs to manage the correct data flow. While in Vue.js, you don’t have to perform this task as it is already operating in the background.

Vue vs. React: Is it ok to use React with TypeScript? 

TypeScript supports JSX and can correctly model the patterns used in React codebases like useState. You just need to have a good understanding of React along with familiarity with TypeScript Types. Using React with TypeScript, the code becomes much easier to read and use. It also becomes easier to define Prop types, among others. 

React is better to use with TypeScript because if you are passing data from component to component, you need to ensure that the child component is a type of the parent component. This language helps developers to avoid problems like mistyping. For example, you send an object from the parent to the child component and while the child is expecting a string. This coding may lead to a runtime error. TypeScript gives you a solid frame for the data flow application, which helps in avoiding such situations. And hence, you should use it. 

Vue vs. React: Benefits 

For Vue.js:

  • Vue.js is great for building a single-page application or a progressive web application.
  • Vue.js has an easy learning curve, and it focuses on the UI. Thus you don’t have to think much about the UI part

For React:

  • If you are planning to develop an application with easy testing and debugging, then use React.
  • React provides high performance for video streaming platforms.
  • React performs efficiently with a large amount of data and UIs and a lot of interactivity with the users.

Vue vs. React: Similarities between the two

  • Both the frameworks enable writing front-end with JavaScript.
  • They both make use of Virtual DOM.
  • React.js has Redux, and Vue.js has Vuex, a state management pattern + library for Vue.js applications and used in the same way as Redux.
  • From a search engine optimized application point of view, React has Next.js while Vue has Nuxt.js 
  • Both the frameworks use component structures

Vue vs. React: Final Verdict

Vue vs React

Vue vs React: Final Verdict

There is no clear answer as to which framework overpowers the other in the Vue vs. React debate. Both frameworks play a vital role in web app development and have their advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the day, the framework that a developer chooses depends on the type of project they are handling and how a particular framework will help them achieve the goals for that project. 

No matter what your choice is in the Vue vs. React debate, if landing a remote US software job is something that interests you, try Turing. 

Turing is an AI-based platform that helps developers to find long-term remote jobs with top US-based companies. Visit our Jobs page to know more! 

Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sozj-C59VRI 

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By Oct 20, 2021
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Isabela From Ecuador Reviews Turing.com: ‘You Can Find Time To Do the Things You Love’

Isabela from Ecuador reviews Turing.com, says she is happy with Turing and she hopes to work here for a long time.

“I will absolutely recommend Turing to my friends or to anyone. For me, it has been a really great experience so far. I am happy with everything about the company and I hope to work here for a long time,” says Iabel. 

Isabela from Ecuador, who works as a talent engagement specialist, spoke to us recently and she shared her views about Turing.com. She told us in detail that she loves working remotely at Turing and how it has enabled her to have a better work-life balance. 

Isabela’s Turing.com review:

Speaking about her journey so far at Turing, Isabela said, “I have joined Turing because when I was looking for a job I saw this opportunity as a great way to contribute to a fast-moving company and it has been a great experience so far.”

On being asked what excites her the most about Turing, Isabela said the company helped her maintain work-life balance by offering remote and flexible work. “Turing also encourages efficient work rather than more work so you can find time to do the things you love,” Isabela added.

On the subject of equal opportunity to women, Isabela said, “Yes! Turing provides equal opportunities for men and women to work in the company. So, everyone can work here.”

She also touched upon the compensation part while giving her review about Turing’s salary. According to Isabela, the compensation provided by Turing is great and is higher than the usual compensation provided in her local economy. 

Finally, summing up her journey so far and work culture at the company, Isabela gave Turing a 10 out of 10. 

Related Post – Turing.com: Reviews From Around The World – 2022 Edition 

If you’re a talented technical or non-technical professional looking to work with the best US and Silicon Valley companies from the comfort of your home then try applying for Turing jobs now. Turing.com offers long-term, full-time remote software jobs to skilled developers across the globe. Experience the remote #boundaryless revolution now and enjoy a better work-life balance from anywhere in the world.

Turing.com as a deep jobs platform is committed to enriching the lives of its people while allowing them to work on long-term projects with top software companies. To get a clearer understanding of how people at Turing love their jobs, we reach out to Turing employees from around the globe to listen to their stories and experiences. If you want to share your experiences with us, reach out to me at ambika.c@turing.com.

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By Oct 8, 2021
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Gültekin from Istanbul Reviews Turing.com, Says Remote Work Has Helped Him Spend More Time with Family

In his Turing.com review, Gultekin said he would recommend Turing to his friends and other developers who want to start their dream job.

“I would recommend Turing to my friends for sure as well as to other developers who want to start their dream job or any company that wants to work with high-quality developers,” Gultekin said.

In this blog post, we spoke to Istanbul’s Gültekin, who has been working with Turing as a Machine Learning Engineer, to know how he thinks about Turing as an organization and what he likes/dislikes about us.

Gültekin’s Turing.com review:

Speaking about the change that he has noticed in his life after joining Turing, Gültekin said, “I have joined Turing mainly because of all the successful team members in it and achieve possible goals with them. Also, using my machine learning knowledge to vet developers and match them to their dream job, excited me.”

On being asked what motivated him to select Turing as his place of work, Gültekin mentioned that working remotely, in general, helped him spend more time with family, and also there are no time-consuming necessities, such as traveling to the office, which in result not only saves time but also increases the work efficiency.

When asked whether he would recommend Turing as a workplace to his friends, he said, “I would recommend Turing to my friends for sure as well as to other developers who want to start their dream job or any company that wants to work with high-quality developers.” 

Finally, summing up his journey so far at Turing, Gültekin gave us a 10+ out of 10. He concluded, “We have many team members from all around the world who are the best at what they do. Furthermore, our directors and managers set up really good goals for us to achieve, and while doing so we get so much to learn and improve ourselves.”

Related Post – Turing.com: Reviews From Around The World – 2022 Edition 

If you’re a talented developer looking to work with the best US and Silicon Valley companies from the comfort of your home then try applying for Turing jobs now. Turing offers long-term, full-time remote software jobs to skilled developers across the globe. Experience the remote #boundaryless revolution now and enjoy a better work-life balance from anywhere in the world.

Turing.com as a deep jobs platform is committed to enriching the lives of its people while allowing them to work on long-term projects with top software companies. To get a clearer understanding of how people at Turing love their jobs, we reach out to Turing employees from around the globe to listen to their stories and experiences. If you want to share your experiences with us, reach out to me at ambika.c@turing.com.

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By Sep 9, 2021