DB Best wins 2 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards
13 Jul 2016

We are thrilled to announce that DB Best has been awarded not just one, but two Microsoft Partner of the Year awards! Not only have we been recognized as the Global Partner of the Year for Modernization for the seventh year in a row, but we also took home the prize as the Central Region Partner of the Year in the Compete Category! With such strong competition on both fronts, we are proud to be continually recognized by Microsoft for our hard work, and we hope to make this year even better. Although we may be accustomed to reigning as the modernization champ after seven years, it was a fantastic surprise to be awarded for our efforts in the Ce...

Database Compare Suite update 4.3 — MySQL support and other features
06 May 2016

We’re excited to bring you yet another update of the Database Compare Suite tool which adds several major features such as MySQL database dialect support, ODBC support, settings comparison, along with other notable improvements. With this update, the user is now able to operate on six database dialects: SQL Azure, IBM DB2, Oracle, Sybase ASE, SQL Server, and now MySQL. (more…)...

Database decisions for the Internet of Things
11 Mar 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is constantly expanding, and the data being transmitted through it grows immensely along with the network. This is why previous and regular methods of data management can’t cope with the growing needs. (more…)...

The Internet of Things (IoT) explained
11 Mar 2016

Each day we hear more and more people speaking about ‘Internet devices,’ and there are many articles about the ‘IoT’ appearing on news sites each day, but it seems not many people really know what this mysterious ‘IoT’ abbreviation stands for. We will give you a quick sneak peek on what the IoT is, why it is so important, and what’s under the hood, and in the next article we will discuss how IoT-related data is managed and what the best way to manage it is, because here at DB Best, we’re all about data management! (more…)...

BaaS Platforms. Is it needed for your mobile app?
29 Jan 2016

What is mobile Backend as a Service (BaaS)? Mobile backend as a service (usually called mBaaS or simply BaaS) is the next-generation approach of building both mobile and web applications. It allows an easy and cost-efficient way to develop a fully working backend of an application. Basically, BaaS is an approach that provides web and mobile app developers with a way to hook up their apps to a backend, located in a cloud storage, while also providing regular necessary set of features, such as managing users, sending push notifications, and connecting to various third-party cloud services. It also enables you to authenticate users via multiple ...

DB Best: 2015 Year in Review
28 Jan 2016

2015 was a fruitful and busy year for DB Best! We had some big releases, plenty of thrilling opportunities, and a fantastic team! While 2016 is already going full blast, we took a moment to collect some data and observe what changed within our company over past year. (more…)...

Building Applications for Apple Watch
21 Jan 2016

Apple Watch, a wearable gadget, is a tool designed to make digital user experience more seamless. For customers, it provides a new level of comfort and device interaction, while for developers it is a way to make their app stand out by integrating the smartwatch. In this article we will review some of the main points everyone should know before expanding to the Apple Watch realm. The nativity of watchOS 2 watchOS 2, the newest version of the Apple Watch operating system, significantly alters the architecture of a Watch app. Architectural differences between OS: WatchKit extension code runs in the iPhone for watchOS 1, while for watchOS 1, the...

App Permissions Explained
App Permissions Explained — What are they, how do they work, and should you really care?
17 Jan 2016

Let’s begin with answering one of the title’s initial questions: “Should I care about application permissions?” Our answer is YES, and below we will answer why. To help you get a clearer picture, let’s answer some lingering questions, starting with: What actually are “permissions”? (more…)...

Mobile Game Development with Unity
15 Jan 2016

Native game engines vs. cross-platforms Game development evolves each year by giant leaps, and as time goes by, the decision of which technology to use becomes increasingly difficult because of the growing number of different frameworks and engines available. Finding the right game engine can be the key to successfully building, deploying, and providing further support to a game that becomes both popular and lucrative. Assuming the developer has already decided not to develop their own in-house engine, they first need to choose whether to develop a native app or game using a platform-exclusive engine or to develop the game or app using a cros...

WebRTC Mobile
13 Jan 2016

WebRTC is an open-source project that enables plugin-free communication between devices. Much of excitement for WebRTC comes from it making direct communication between browsers a reality. However, there’s more to it than just convenient browser conversation. Today, we will delve into the mobile side of WebRTC. Contrary to popular belief, WebRTC is a peer-to-peer, not browser-to-browser, technology: the browser realm is not the only thing is could be great at. Thanks to its portability and compatibility, it could be embedded into many kinds of devices for communication purposes. (more…)...