Web Assembly: A Tectonic Shift

Originally posted at www.jordhy.com

Web Assembly is the next stop for bringing web sites closer to the speed and versatility of native apps. The new standard would provide an assembly layer of compiled code that can be executed as much as 20 times faster than JavaScript. Web Assembly is a W3C standard that will bring similar functionality as Java and .Net without the requiring any plugins.

 

WebAssembly, or wasm for short, is intended to be a portable bytecode that will be efficient for browsers to download and load, providing a more efficient target for compilers than plain JavaScript or even asm.js. Like, for example, .NET bytecode, wasm instructions operate on native machine types such as 32-bit integers, enabling efficient compilation…

WebAssembly will include both a binary notation, that compilers will produce, and a corresponding text notation, suitable for display in debuggers or development environments.  – Ars Technica

 

Major Changes Ahead

The basis for this article is to instill the notion that Web Assembly will not be an incremental improvement over JavaScript but a major step forward for the Web.

Web Assembly walks away from the notion that the Web is a collection of documents.

With native code directly available to browsers the first “truly real web apps” will come about. We will enjoy a snappier web with richer functionality and enhanced security and the cost of porting interactive applications to the Web will be substantially reduced as companies refactor their existing C/C++ code bases with ease. Games, videos, office applications, interactive applets and animations will all benefit from this major improvement.

Web Assembly fills the gap of plugins on the Mobile Web.

In particular, the mobile Web will gain an astounding amount of functionality provided developers can figure out a way to make native applications take advantage of responsive interfaces. Except for security concerns this will probably be the greatest technological factor arriving in the Mobile Web in 2016.

The State of Web Assembly in Early 2016

More Information

WebAssemblyOverview  – Github

Development of WebAssembly and associated infrastructure – Github

From ASM.JS to WebAssembly – Brendan Eich

JavaScript in 2016: Beyond Harmony – Oreilly

 

Ledesma Judges at the 19th Web Awards

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has recently judged for the second time at the annual international WebAwards competition. The WebAwards recognizes the achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.

“This year the amount of creativity and innovation was remarkable”, Ledesma says. “The sheer amount of content and interactivity in today’s web properties is a testament to ever increasing Internet speeds and the accelerating quality of development tools” – he continues.

This year’s top awards included:
A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government. The competition’s highest honor, the 2015 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.The Web Marketing Association  also recognized the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.

About the WebAwards
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

*IP Announces International Domain Name Portfolio

Aun.com Listing in Domain Name Sales

*IP announces the immediate availability of its domain portfolio for interested customers and associates. You can now purchase our premium Hispanic domain names thru a number of partners including SEDO, Domain Name Sales, DNX and Flippa.  All the domains names have been appraised via Estibot and professional brokers to offer our customers the most reasonable prices possible. Here’s a sample of three key value indicators from SEDO for our domain apatico.com (or apathetic.com in English):

 

Domain Name Value Indicators

 

The offering also includes category killer domain names such as ortografía.com (orthography.com), cabestrillo.com (sling.com), histórico.com (historic.com) and international names such as ilektroniki.com (latinized greek for electronics), etc. These premium international domain names start at $2,000 USD and go all the way to 150,000 dollars for three-letter dot coms. A sample of our domain name portfolio follows:

 

International Domain Name Portfolio

.LAT gTLD Offers Latinos a New Internet Identity

From the SEDO Press Release Room:

eCOM-LAC Chooses Sedo as its Strategic Partner to launch .LAT, Creating an Internet Presence with a Latin Identity for Latinos Worldwide

Sedo, has partnered with eCOM-LAC to participate in the launch of the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) .LAT to provide Internet Presence with Latin Identity.

eCOM-LAC selected the domain industry leader Sedo to conduct sunrise auctions, and provide marketing and communications tools to bring the .LAT to the potential clients.

.LAT is the new gTLD extension to offer Latinos form all over the world the opportunity to have internet presence with Latin identity. .LAT was created to easily identify Latino individuals,
organizations, causes and projects on the Internet; and because it’s new, it brings a great alternative for existing top level domains as all names are still available.

.LAT is short, intuitive and easy-to-remember. That makes it ideal for Latino owned businesses or businesses that have a special interest in the Latino community as a market. .LAT’s high recognition offers the possibility of direct communication and engagement with that community. SEDO was the first and only choice for supporting the launch of .LAT for its strong presence and recognition on the market .LAT is trying to reach.

Sedo connects domain buyers and sellers making it simple for individuals and companies to acquire the domain names they need for their online presence. An industry leader in creating awareness for the new domain names, Registries also entrust Sedo to conduct their auctions and provide a comprehensive suite of services for the marketing and expansion of their domains. In addition, there’s Sedo support staff who speak Spanish and Portuguese as well as 21 other languages, and the company maintains various language-specific versions of its domain marketplace – including the Spanish and only Portuguese-language domain website, to facilitate domain transactions for non-English speaking users like some of the .LAT audience.

Latino market is attractive, open and growing every day. Latinos have one of the highest growth potential around the world. .LAT will be a great tool for Latinos as they engage and are more active on the internet than any other group and are also digitally-savvy and know how to celebrate their culture.
.LAT Sunrise has been extended until April 30th, so there’s still time to secure you brand or trademark before the .LAT is open to the public. For complete details of the .LAT launch please visit www.nic.lat.

About eCOM-LAC
The Latin America and Caribbean Federation for Internet and Electronic Commerce (eCOM-LAC) was founded in March 1988 and is based in Uruguay. It is a non-profit organization integrated by several entities interested in combining efforts for ICTs in the Latin America and Caribbean region, supporting initiatives to reduce the digital gap. The technical backend for .LAT is provided by NIC Mexico, incorporating the most advanced technology and quality standards in the industry making .LAT a 100% Latino initiative. For more information about .LAT and how to take part on the launch of the .LAT new gTLD please visit www.nic.lat.

*IP Launches Mesothelioma.Asia

www.mesothelioma.asia
Mesothelioma Portal

www.mesothelioma.asia

*IP is kicking off the second quarter of 2015 with a series of large scale portal launches. The first is Mesothelioma Asia, a portal covering the Mesothelioma illness and offering a set of information tools for families and lawyers. The portal has a private social network for both lawyers and families, provides rich academic, legal and medical information as well as daily news. The portal is fully owned and operated by Information Providers.

Mesothelioma Asia is part of ONE Media Network, a brand of information portals created by Information Providers to educate and ease access to complex information. In particular, Mesothelioma Asia includes complex legal information such as lawsuits, settlements and professional directories in an easy to digest format. Academic papers with the latest advances on the subject are also well covered as well as the current stance of asbestos regulation in all of Asia. The PanAsian portal will offer directory services to attorneys, research centers and medical doctors while preserving the privacy of its members.

Mesothelioma Asia Footer

Technically speaking Mesothelioma Asia features responsive technology, mobile versions for the iPhone and iPads, multiple news letters and automatic categorization services, RSS, social network integration, breaking news tickers, social network integration, commenting and moderation systems, video rich content and multiple content suggestion services. You can visit the portal now at www.mesothelioma.asia.

Ledesma to Judge at the WebAwards 2015

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has been re-appointed as judge for the WebAwards 2015. The WebAwards recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Ledesma was also a judge in the WebAwards 2014. The deadline for entry is May 29, 2015 and the entry form can be found at www.webaward.org. The goal of the WebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective Websites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

The WebAward Competition is open to all organizations and individuals involved in the process of developing web sites for organizations, companies and the government. Web sites entered must have been in general use for at least part of calendar year 2014 or early 2015. Sites that have won awards in past WebAward Competitions are eligible for the current competition. WebAwards are granted at three levels. Sites that receive the highest average score from the judges within a given industry category are awarded a “Best of Industry” WebAward and will receive a personalized WebAward statue to commemorate the achievement.

Remaining sites will then be judged against a standard of overall excellence and quality for either an Outstanding WebAward or Standard of Excellence WebAward based upon the total score given to the entry by the WebAward judges. These winners will receive a personalized certificate of achievement. One site will be recognized as Best of Show and receive a special edition WebAward statue. WebAward Judges are a select group of industry leaders that volunteer their valuable time, energy and expertise to help raise the standard of excellence of web development on the Internet. The Web Marketing Association acknowledges their contributions and dedication making the WebAward Competition the premier annual contest for web developers and marketers.

 

Links

Jordhy Ledesma’s profile at the WebAward 2015

Global List of WebAward 2015 Judges

 

About the WebAwards

Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards (http://www.webaward.org) is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

 

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association (http://www.webmarketingassociation.org/wma/) was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

Multiplying Education

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*ip has developed a modern web presence for the Math Multipliers educational program. Initially backed by the Clinton Foundation, Math Multipliers identifies and nurtures young leaders that become math tutors across the Dominican Republic. The program has expanded across the nation and will also pursue international opportunities.

The solution includes a multilingual CMS solution, web development and design, search engine facilities and social media integration. This eLearning solution has been crafted so that hundreds of high school students can independently browse and update the site for society to consume. Please visit the site at http://www.multiplicadores.do.

Ledesma Signs Artificial Intelligence Petition

Computer experts around the globe are signing an open letter issued by the Future of Life Institute that pledges to safely and carefully coordinate progress in the field to ensure it does not grow beyond humanity’s control. Signees include Jordhy Ledesma,  computer science professors and experts at some of technology’s biggest corporations, including IBM’s Watson supercomputer team and Microsoft Research.

Our company is committed to Ai advancement and, along with cryptocurrencies, web development and distributed programming; represent the new wave of innovation that is shaping our world.

 

From the open letter:

Artificial intelligence (AI) research has explored a variety of problems and approaches since its inception, but for the last 20 years or so has been focused on the problems surrounding the construction of intelligent agents – systems that perceive and act in some environment. In this context, “intelligence” is related to statistical and economic notions of rationality – colloquially, the ability to make good decisions, plans, or inferences. The adoption of probabilistic and decision-theoretic representations and statistical learning methods has led to a large degree of integration and cross-fertilization among AI, machine learning, statistics, control theory, neuroscience, and other fields. The establishment of shared theoretical frameworks, combined with the availability of data and processing power, has yielded remarkable successes in various component tasks such as speech recognition, image classification, autonomous vehicles, machine translation, legged locomotion, and question-answering systems.

*ip Presenta “eCommerce en R.D.”

Inicialmente en español, el kit de negocios incluye una presentación acerca del eCommerce dominicano preparada por Jordhy Ledesma (360 slides) y un kit de herramientas con informaciones relativas al eCommerce local que los gerentes dominicanos deben conocer. Los documentos son distribuidos de forma inmediata y segura a través del payment gateway internacional GumRoad.


Comprar eCommerce en RD: Guía Práctica y Toolkit de Negocios ($295 dólares)


Contenido de la Guía Práctica (360 slides)

1. Antecedentes del Comercio Electrónico Dominicano

1.1 Cómo empieza el eCommerce en R.D.?
1.2 Cuál es la situación Actual?
1.3. Comercio Electrónico en Latinoamérica
1.4. Indicadores Claves en Latinoamérica y el Caribe
1.5. Barreras del eCommerce en R.D.

 

2. Proyectos Notables

2.1. Históricos: Ciberplaza de Codetel, ePymes de la Unión Europea, Enel.net
2.2. Banca: Bancrédito, Asociacion La Nacional de Ahorros y Prestamos
2.3. Marcas: EPS, Pizzarelli, Casa Mora
2.4. Exportadores: RG Global Caribbean, UNESCO Manos Creadoras
2.5. Gobierno Electrónico: DGII, ONAPI

 

3. Casos de Estudio Exitosos en eBusiness Dominicano

3.1. Best Buy & Rosetta Stone: Investing in Language Learning
3.2. Pizzarelli & Grupo Bona: eBusiness + eCommerce
3.3. Desarrollo Alsuper.com.do: Inicios y Crecimiento
3.4. ONAPI: 120 Millones Procesados al Año
3.5. WDALAW: 300K+ Visitas, SEO, SEM & SMM

 

4. Herramientas Claves para Superar las Barreras Locales

4.1 Bitcoin
4.2 Leverage/Apalancamiento
4.3 Partnerships
4.4 Dropshipping
4.5 Exportación
4.7 Barnacle SEO

 

Contenido Toolkit (aprox. 2500 páginas)

– Artículos de gerencia eCommerce
– Artículos de implementación técnica
– Directorio internacional de soluciones de eBusiness
– Directorio de soluciones locales
– Datos relevantes acerca del eCommerce global
– eCommerce en Latinoamérica
– Elaboración de su estrategia
– Manejo de expansiones
– Directorio de herramientas (análisis crediticio, análisis gradiente, soluciones de envío, tiendas en Facebook, etc)
– Impuestos (comentarios de Caricom, políticas impositivas internacionales y análisis del problema de la evasión fiscal en suplidores)
– Legal (ley dominicana de comercio electrónico y otros documentos de interés)
– Optimización de conversiones
– Personalización de tiendas
– Pop up shops
– Selección de revistas recomendadas para operadores de eCommerce
– Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
– Datos macroeconómicos pertinentes al eCommerce dominicano
– Documentos introductorios al bitcoin, dropshipping y otras herramientas claves
– Galería de infográficos
– Directorio de expertos nacionales
– Directorio de firmas y productos Idóneos para la implementación nacional
– Caso de estudio “Best Buy, Investing in Language Learning”
– Informes varios
– Tendencias

Jordhy Ledesma to Judge at the 18th WebAwards

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has been named as a judge for the 18th annual international WebAwards competition. The WebAwards recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.

The deadline for entry is June 13, 2014 and the entry form can be found at www.webaward.org. The goal of the WebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective Websites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

This year’s top awards will include:
A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.

The competition’s highest honor, the 2014 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development. Last year’s Best of Show winner was BETC Paris for their exceptional work on Peugeot RCZ Test Driver.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2014 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

About the WebAwards
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

*ip Celebrates 12th Anniversary!

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It seems like we started yesterday. Time flies incredibly fast. Especially when you love what you do. Our team is incredibly grateful to all our clients, partners, suppliers and friends who over the years have made our lives so much more valuable.

Our firm is proud to have served more than 150 corporate clients in this decade, more than 200 completed projects are a testament of the quality of the solutions provided by *ip over the years. More importantly the many relationships we’ve built over this decade remain strong and have inspired us to keep innovating and pushing the cutting edge of technology.

It is our sincere wish to continue serving our clients for another decade and expand our reach to more countries and regions. Stay tuned as *ip continues it’s international expansion!

Read our 12th Anniversary Magazine for free or order in print via MagCloud!

12 Years Online - Information Providers

56 pages, published 4/22/2014

Information Providers Celebrates 12 Years Online with a 56-Page Memoir

Web 2.0, New Marketing Mix

Print, Radio, TV, Exterior, Web and now Web 2.0, the new ingredient of your marketing mix. Does your company have a facebook page? Do you constantly upload videos to Youtube? Do you syndicate content at least monthly? There’s a new channel on the Internet, which is the new way of getting your clients’ attention. Is the interactive channel, the new type of web site that allows audiences to post their comments, files, messages and videos.

Here at ip, we’ve embraced Web 2.0 as the only viable comunications mean in this new century. First, people want a free Web, with no strings attached. Second they want interactive content, and third, they prefer content delivered to them by viral means. This means trust, this means a stronger relation and a more knowledgeable client.

At the end of the day, after 10 Youtube videos, two facebook pages, 20 delicious bookmarks, one blog and one twitter feed you’ll have a MiniNet. Or a network of 30 minisites, that will drive 10 times the people to your Web site. No wonder Burger King has ONE Web site and TWENTY Web 2.0 sites.

That is content recommended by a friend or associate.

New Technologies Party

The “New Technologies 2006” event was a success. On June, 2006, *ip and clients gathered for a mexican party, to discover new products and services for Dominican and global clients. Among the services presented were: CF Ticket Support Solution, Hot Banana CMS Software, Portado Business Services, Digichat AV Remote Meetings Solutions and the Smart Web Site road map.

The event was conducted by the popular model and fashion celebrity Rosemary Tavarez. The event finished with a special presentation of the 4th time Casandra winners Aljadaqui, who played until midnight for all our clients. We want to thank all of our clients again for that special night!!

Among *ip speakers were: Pia Espaillat, John Dani, Manuel Brioso, Vantroi Peña and Jordhy Ledesma.