Today, the idea behind “Write Once, Run Anywhere” applies to Mobile. Developers can write Java applications, and deploy them to the AppStore and the PlayStore. This has been made possible because of JavaFX, which provides the cross-platform toolkit for creating user interfaces. JavaFX is part of JDK 8 and is widely available JVM implementations on […]

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London’s Silicon Roundabout is abuzz today with the announcement Microsoft is set to acquire smart keyboard startup SwiftKey for $250m.  The San Francisco OS convert has pledged that it will continue to develop SwiftKey’s iOS and Android apps and research avenues for integration with its core technology across its range of products and services. First […]

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By Udemy Tip #1 – Use Type Inference to Simplify Variable Declarations Tip #2 – Value Types Are Passed by Copy Tip #3 – Functional Side of Swift Arrays Tip #4 – Make things generic Tip #5 – Representing the Lack of Value: Optionals Tip #6 – Tuples: Anonymous Structures Tip #7 – Enumerations: One […]

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As any mobile developer knows, cross platform development can be a soul-suckingly time consuming process. Yesterday, Facebook helped make the ordeal a little easier for some by officially launching React Native for Android – an open source JavaScript and React based software project. The tool is used in various Facebook production apps, and by layering […]

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If you’re still stewing about Google’s thinly veiled effort to usher devs towards in-house project Android Studio by killing Eclipse Tooling support, take heart – there’s an Android alternative waiting in the wings. Going under the name H5OS, this new web-based operating system, based, as the name suggests, on HTML5, is aiming to give web […]

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Cast your mind back to June 2nd 2014, when Apple managed to turn the heads of developers worldwide with the surprise launch of new programming language Swift. This wasn’t even the first time a Swift language had debuted. Apple’s offering was preceded by a Swift language designed for parallel scripting on multicores, clusters, clouds and supercomputers […]

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Developer interview time again. And today it is my pleasure to welcome Corinne Krych to the series as the first female engineer. She is working in the AeroGear team at Red Hat and in particular on the Swift libraries for iOS. We talked about social authentication via OAuth2 with Swift in iOS and also took […]

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Since it announced it was going to get more open, Microsoft has done a lot to rehabilitate its image in the OSS community – but this week it kicked things up a notch with a series of exciting announcements for developers at Build 2015, which wraps up today. Here’s a roundup of a few things […]

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Today, building the next generation of mobile apps and scaling them to manage success requires leading edge platforms and infrastructure. In this session we look at how you can use the Google Cloud Platform to build highly scalable, Java-based mobile backends. Using the Mobile Backend Starter and live demos, we’ll show how easy it is […]

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Emilia Ciardi gives Mark Hazell some of her top tips for crafting the perfect mobile interface. With the app market getting ever more crowded, it’s never been more important to understand the needs of your users and deliver the perfect mobile UX. Filmed at Voxxed Days Ticino.

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